Sunday, May 29, 2011

Washington Obituaries 05/29/2011


A. Jackie Berman

A. Jackie BERMAN Jackie died peacefully May 12, 2011 at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, WA. She had a wonderful & happy life and will live forever in our hearts! She was 77 years old. She married Stan the love of her life in 1956. She was the cherished mother of 3 lovely girls & was adored by her 2 grandchildren as well as many friends. Jackie lived with a positive attitude & loved to take the family Boating, skiing,camping and especially traveling the world on many exciting adventures. A celebration of life will be held Sunday, May 29th at Clise Mansion in Marymoor Park for Family & close friends. A more detailed Obituary can be seen @



Ann House

Ann House passed away May 24, 2011 in Spokane, Wash. and was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on Feb. 12, 1928. She was the daughter of Clyde and Mabelle Moore and the younger sister of Alexander Moore. The family moved to the United States during Ann's childhood, and she attended school in Wilbur, Wash., and later went to North Central High School in Spokane. While working in retail sales she met and married Dale Raymond House, and the couple married on Oct. 9, 1948. They raised six children, all of whom still reside in the area., Of the many things Ann most cherished, her lifetime of friendships were dearest to her heart. All who knew her could count on her friendship. She considered her friends as family, especially those she met through the decades of service of the Lord at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Spokane. With this church family, she worked on a number of charitable endeavors throughout the region. She held a leadership role and worked tirelessly with Church Women United during her lifetime, and she did extensive volunteer work and was very active in the many causes of St. Andrew's, including being one of the main organizers of the church's annual rummage sale for many years and working with the local Crosswalk organization. She was a nationally recognized church lay reader and frequently was a lay reader for St. Andrew's., Ann could always be counted on to help people in need, and she was looked upon as a "neighborhood mom" while she was raising her own children in Spokane. Those friendships with other children carried on throughout the years, and many of those children thought of her as a second mother or grandmother throughout their lives., Ann was a talented writer and was a published poet and short-story author. She used her writing skills to help publish the St. Andrew's newsletter and help produce a written history of the church. Among her other hobbies over the years, she enjoyed sewing, drawing, working with clay, loved playing board games with her children, enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and was an avid Seattle Mariners fan. During her courtship and early in her marriage she was an enthusiastic dancer, which seemed an appropriate marriage of interests with her husband, who was a clarinet and saxophone musician in a band when they met. Ann was a very determined person, and she kept pursuing new challenges throughout her lifetime. An example of that determined spirit was when she taught herself how to drive and also finished her education in her mid-40s after her children were nearly raised., Marion E. Hay, her great-uncle, was the seventh governor of the state of Washington from 1909-1913., Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Mabelle Moore; by her husband, Dale, in 2006; and in 1995 by Robin (Risley) House. She is survived by her daughters Charlotte Haus, Leslie, Beth and Nancy House and Nancy's longtime partner Art Ogo, as well as her sons Dale A. and Richard "Rick" House; grandchildren Tracy Ogo, Tucker Ybarra and Nicole, Charlie and Lucas House; foster grandsons Minh, Cory, Jonathan and Brandon., A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 4, at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2404 N. Howard St., Spokane, Wa. 99205. Memorials may be made in Ann's honor to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund or the charity of your choice. Inurnment will follow at a later date at Fairmont Memorial Park in Spokane.



Ann-Louise Bates

Ann-Louise BATES 12-8-1961 ~ 11-29-2000 Born in Seattle to George Bates Jr and wife Kathleen. Graduated from Hazen High School and U of W after a semester at the U of Oslo. Sister to George III (Michele) and Jon; Auntie Al to nephews Forrest and Aiden. She loved to travel only slightly less than the game of soccer. Ann-Louise has been missed by all every day.



Anna "Margaret" Dietz

Margaret Dietz of Orchards, WA, passed away on May 16, 2011. She was born in Portland, OR to Lily and Henry Dietz. Mr. Dietz died when Margaret was three years old and her mother remarried later to Wes Warner. Margaret attended the Evergreen Schools in Vancouver, WA., Margaret enjoyed knitting, reading, needlepoint, dogs, cats, and everyone at Orchards United Methodist Church., Special thanks to everyone who knew her in Orchards for their kindness to her., Margaret is survived by her brother, Henry Dietz; and her nephew and niece, Erik and Jenni Dietz., She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, David., A memorial service will be held on June 3, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Orchards United Methodist Church., Contributions may be sent to Orchards United Methodist Church., Please sign Margaret's guest book at:



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.




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Barbara A. Lacy

Barbara A. Lacy, 77, of Marysville, WA passed peacefully at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, WA at 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning., She was born in Everett, WA and graduated from Everett High School in 1952. She continued on to Washington State in Pullman, WA., Barbara is survived by her husband, Lorne Lacy; her children, Michael Lacy, Mark Lacy, Scott Lacy, Cher Vrieling, Stephen Lacy, Jim Martin and Bill Martin; her brother, Ron King; her sister, Linda Eastwood; her 14 grandchildren; and her five great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews., Barbara was the heart of her family, and loved her husband, Lorne, and her kids very much! She prayed for them every night., Barbara loved to make stained glass and participated in many arts and crafts shows where she made many friends. Then she made quilts for all her children and grandchildren, and even some for the veterans until her hands began shaking too much to continue. She was very talented at everything she decided to do., Barbara was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who adored her family. She will be missed by all!, Services will be at Saint Mary's Church, 4200 88th Street NE, Marysville, WA on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at 9:00 a.m., followed by gravesite service at 10:00 a.m. across the street at Marysville Cemetery. A reception will follow at Saint Mary's Church Parish Hall.



Beatrice Remer Moore

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Bertha D. Davis

Bertha D. DAVIS Beloved by family, friends, and students Bertha passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. Her inspiration, humor and love will continue to impact all those she knew. Born in Seattle in 1914 and long time resident of Ballard she was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, husband (Walt), son-in-law Doug Hoover, and great granddaughter, Payton B. Reese. She is survived by her three daughters Carol Hoover, Karuna Davis, and Judy Harper (Mike); five grandchildren Jeff Hoover (Kristi), Tami Reese (Rob), Karin Hoover (Dave), Jason Harper (Lisa), and Nicole Fenton (John); and seven great grandsons Cameron and Mason Hoover, Todd and Tyler Reese, Brandon and Blake Fenton, and Cody Harper. Earning a bachelor and masters degree from the University of Washington Bertha was a beloved teacher in Ballard for over twenty five years where she taught thousands of students and remembered them all. Just two weeks prior to her passing she was doing what she loved best, teaching Mason Hoover every week. As a community activist she was busy in many organizations and with many projects in Ballard, most recently getting the Ballard Bell to ring. She will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Ballard First Lutheran Church. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Ballard First Lutheran Church on June 9, 2011 at 2pm.



Beth Jean Hibbs

Beth Jean Hibbs, a 16 year resident of Nine Mile Falls, WA passed away on May 24,, 2011 at the age of 58. Beth was born on December 27, 1952 in Libby, MT the daughter of Willis Dale and Lila Grace (Davidson) Fields., Beth was raised in Libby, MT where she attended school and graduated as a twelve year senior from Libby High School in 1970. While in school, Beth developed a love for music and sang in the choir as well as performing in the Jr. Miss program. Following high school, she moved to Spokane, WA and began working at the Lakeland Village in Medical Lake, WA while attended college at Spokane Community College. Beth married Michael Watkins in 1972 and they purchased a home in Spokane. They soon began a family with the birth of their daughter, Jennifer and three years later their son, Benjamin. Beth also worked outside of the home for MSC, a medical billing company. Beth's wonderful organizational skills and love of business complimented her success in the medical billing industry. Beth's marriage to Mr. Watkins ended in 1985. She then met, Mike Hibbs and they were married on Nov. 17, 1990. Together they moved to Nine Mile Falls where they have resided for the past 16 years. Beth continued her medical billing career at Fruci and Associates in downtown Spokane and then moved to the Spokane Valley when the company transitioned to Anesthesia Business Consultants Western Region. She had recently accepted a position as account manager, which was a supervisory and business expansion position that required a significant amount of travel and responsibility., Beth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, colleague and friend. She loved to provide for her husband, children and granddaughter. Her granddaughter Chloe, was the light of her life! Beth gave her family and friends many beautiful needlepoint artwork pieces, which she hand made and had framed as keepsakes. She also enjoyed sharing time with family and friends at the theater, movies and musicals. Her beautiful singing voice was heard by many when she sang with the Spokane Symphonic Choir. The daily drives to and from work with her husband Mike, and the memories of their life experience from the first date to the most recent, Mike will forever cherish. Beth's adventurous spirit, love of life, creativity, strength, intelligence, sarcasm, unconditional love, loyalty and her steadfast presence will be deeply missed!, Beth was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Fields in 1998, father, Willis Fields and special grandmother, Grace Davidson., She is survived by her husband, Mike Hibbs, at the home; daughter, Jennifer Watkins, Spokane, WA; son, Ben Watkins, Seattle, WA; mother, Lila Fields, Libby, MT; two sisters, Susan Baker and husband, Timothy, Ramer, TN, Cynthia Stephens and husband, Daniel, Richard, WA; granddaughter, Chloe Watkins; nieces, Allyssa and Alexis; nephews, Scott, Michael and Ryan; and a host of friends., A memorial service will begin at 3:00 p.m., Friday, June 3, 2011 at Riplinger Funeral Home in Spokane, WA. Please visit the on-line memorial and sign the guestbook at, DANEKAS FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORY, 155 W. First Ave., Colville, WA 99114 is entrusted with the arrangements.



Betty J. Rezentes

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Bev A. Contris

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Bonnie Jean Shanda

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A Celebration of Bonnie Jean's Life will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2011, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Three Lakes Estates Community Clubhouse on Sands Street, Three Lakes, Malaga (not to be confused with the Three Lakes Golf Course). The family invites you to share food, stories and memories.



Bradford Edgerton

Bradford EDGERTON Bradford Edgerton died on April 12, 2011 in Cannon Beach, OR due to heart failure. He was born on June 2, 1928 in New York City, His schooling included Kimball Union Academy and he was graduated from Dartmouth College, where he was a member of Psi Upsilon. Before entering Dartmouth, Brad joined the Marines in 1945 for 2 years. He came to Seattle in 1957 and was employed by Scott Paper Co., Everett and subsequently by The Travelers and New England Life. He retired at 70. He was an avid skier, hiker and mountain climber. He also loved fly-fishing, and hunting. He was an avid reader. Brad is survived by his wife of 49 years, Elizabeth Ann; his sister Judy Smith and her husband of Boise, ID; 3 nieces and 2 nephews and 12 grand nieces and nephews. No memorial service at his request.



Brenda Ann Specht

Brenda had many passions, first and foremost her family and friends. She loved to travel, especially to Hawaii, then scrapbook the trips in amazing detail, preserving wonderful, long-lasting memories. Brenda loved to decorate for holidays, was without peer when it came to party planning, and was a slave to fashion. The walk-in closet was invented with Brenda in mind. Lastly, she adored the GNO girls! You're "Dolly's" and "Dah-ling's" one and all. So many who loved her will never forget Brenda's gentle spirit, her deep green eyes, her wonderful laugh, and a smile that would light a room. For Brenda there were no strangers, just friends she had yet to meet.



Bruce Burden

Bruce BURDEN Age 85. Born 9/5/1925, Eugene, OR. Died 5/9/2011, Shoreline, WA. Survived by his wife of 62 years, Edith Burden, sons Robert, Ronald, and Kenneth Burden, daughter La Vonne Albertson, 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, many relatives and friends. Preceded in death by one son, Frank Burden. After returning from the Navy, Bruce completed a degree at Walla Walla College and launched a long career working with the state of Washington as an administrator with DSHS, then Harborview Medical Center and The University of Washington School of Dentistry. He was member of the Seattle African Violet Society and had a well developed green thumb. Late in life he was a licensed realtor. He loved living things and had a gift for putting people at ease. Memorial Services will be held at 3pm, Saturday, June 4th, Green Lake SDA Church, 6350 East Green Lake Way North, Seattle.



Carl Boe

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Carmen L. Hoggarth

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Caroline Isabel Newberger Canafax

Caroline Isabel Newberger CANAFAX Lifelong Seattle resident born February 17, 1921 and passed away April 23, 2011 at the age of 90. Daughter of Meyer and Jennie Newberger and sister of Richard Newberger and Jane Freyd, she married Leo Canafax December 22, 1947 and was widowed May 24, 2010. Attending Reed College in Oregon for her undergraduate degree and going on to a masters in education at the University of Washington to pursue her career in elementary education and working in the central area for the Seattle school district until her retirement. Her passions were promoting peace and freedom and traveling the world to do just that. Local Women's International League of Peace and Freedom (WILPF) member and international vice president of that organization as well helped her "get out the word to end war". Marching in peace rallies and protests, singing with The Raging Grannies, handing out leaflets, founding editor of Pacific Vision, what ever it took to help, she was there. Leaning just left of left she promoted democracy, women's rights and organized representation for labor. All that knew her knew her diverse interests from hiking to opera, agate collecting to reading, health food to cutting edge medicine, and so many other things. She lived life to its fullest and on her own terms. She is survived by her son Dan Canafax his wife Julie Berglund, daughter Susan Jones and her husband Steve Jones, granddaughters Emily, Olivia and Julia Canafax, and Courtney Howell, her sister Jane, nephew Alan Freyd and his wife Linda. Memorial donations can be made to The Raging Grannies Seattle or WILPF. Celebration of Life on Saturday June 4th at 2:00 p.m. in Seattle. Please contact: for more information. "Be sad because you will miss me, not because I have died" Caroline, December 2008.



Charles "Chuck" Christensen

Charles "Chuck" Christensen, age 75, passed away Tuesday, May 24 in Keatchie, Louisiana, the small, country community where he had retired., Born April 2, 1936 in Spokane, WA Chuck was a successful businessman and entrepreneur. After selling MarPac Products Inc., one of the Everett, WA companies he founded, Chuck semi-retired to Ely, Nevada where he and his wife owned and operated a KOA campground until moving to Keatchie., He is survived by first wife, Joyce; second wife, Patty; sons, Jeff and Curt; grandchildren, Brittney, Heather, Shawna, Ashly, Dan, Chris, Courtney and Jinzheng; and three great-grandchildren., A simple graveside service will be held at Greenwood memorial Terrace in Spokane, WA on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 1:00 p.m.. All are welcome to attend.



Claire Sigl

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Cleone D. LaLonde

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Clyde B. (McLean) Markeson

He went to be with the Lord on May 16, 2011., He was born in St. James Minnesota on November 26, 1925. He is survived by his wife Lynne, his three daughters, Janet, Julie, Joyce, six grand children, as well as Lynne's sons, daughters, and grandchildren. He was loved dearly by his family, and friends. Clyde loved golfing and doing crossword puzzles. He served proudly in the, Celebration of his life will be June 8th at 10.00 am at Thornhill Valley 1400 S. Pines. Burial will be immediately following the service at Pines Cemetery 16th and Pines. A reception will follow at Painted Hills Golf Course Clubhouse, 4403 S. Dishman Mica Road. Family and Friends are welcome to attend.



Connie Walker

She was a member of the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, St. Michael Catholic Parish and Interfaith Works of Thurston County. She served nationally as a Certified Catholic Chaplain and locally in her parish with Social Justice, Beyond Just Faith, and Centering Prayer.



Corona Rose Becker Kononen

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David M. Pocock, age 70, resident of Bow, died Thursday, May 26, 2011 at his home., Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Wednesday & Thursday, June 1 & 2, 2011 at Hulbush Funeral Home, Burlington., Service arrangements are pending and will be announced with a complete obituary in Wednesday's edition of the Skagit Valley Herald.




Donald George Larison passed away peacefully Monday, May 23, 2011 at home following a serious hemorrhagic stroke on May 15, 2011., Don was born to Jess Martin and Beatrice June Larison, in Oakridge, Oregon, on December 10, 1932. He was the couples' first child of three sons and one daughter., In the spring of 1951, he graduated from Pleasant Hill Union High School in Pleasant Hill, Oregon. He was an outstanding athlete in Baseball, Basketball, Football and Track., In 1953 Don joined the Army. After completing his basic training at Fort Lewis, Washington, he shipped out for a tour of duty in the, , arriving in Pusan, Korea October 7, 1953. He returned from the war December 29, 1954., Donald G. Larison was awarded the United Nations, National Defense and Korean service medals for serving his country., Don worked in the logging industry from 1954 to 1956. He then joined the Air Force and was stationed in Europe. In Germany, Don married Roberta June Chase in 1957. Their daughter, Patty, was born there in 1958. Their son, Donald Earl, was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon in 1960. Don and Roberta divorced in 1964., Don became one of the best tree fallers in the Pacific Northwest and part owner of Larison Logging with his brothers, Harry and Doug. On his birthday in 1976 he married Charlotte Anne Stark. Along with Charlotte's son, David Dean the new family moved with Don's logging jobs., Don's logging career was cut short by a devastating accident September 7, 1977. Don was pinned by a large log which crushed much of his left side. He was flown by helicopter from Goldbar to the Everett hospital. He was in very bad shape, requiring numerous surgeries and months of intense recovery. He exceeded all doctors' expectations including walking again and regaining use of his left hand and arm., In 1978 Don, Charlotte and David moved to their new Sedro-Woolley property, Prairie Farms, to start over after the stress of Don's accident. The land had to be cleared and the family lived in a small travel trailer in the beginning. The challenge of building up that property helped Don recover his strength. That land would be his home and business for the last 33 years of his life., He collected old guns, loved all animals, panned for gold, enjoyed a good auction and worked on his tan all summer. He also kept detailed journals of daily activities and weather events beginning in 1978, producing thousands of pages of valuable local information and history., Donald G. Larison was preceded in death by his father, mother and son., He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Charlotte Larison; his two brothers and sister, Doug, Harry and Nancy Larison; his daughter and her spouse, Patty and Randy Lawrence; his grandchildren, Philip and Robin Lawrence; five step sons and their spouses, David Dean and Selene Finrow, Robin Dean, Ronny Dean, Bobby Dean, Rick and Penny Dean; and extended family., There will be no memorial services as Don requested to be cremated and laid to rest on a mountain side with a good view. Once a logger always a mountain man. We send him home with love and respect.



Dale A. Counard

Dale Counard, 88, peacefully passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2011 with his family by his side., Dale was born August 10, 1922 in Green Bay, WI and was a life-long Packer fan. He proudly served six years in the, and was retired from Boeing after 33 years., He is preceded in death by his wife, Helen, and is survived by his family of three children, Kathleen, Douglas, and Renee; their spouses, Randy, Sandi, and Cameron; six grandchildren, Aubree, Jaime, Casey, Kevin, Erin, and Courtney; and two great-grandchildren: Jolie and Justice... all of whom will miss him dearly., Dale requested no service but a celebration of his life is being planned for August., In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made in Dale's name to the American Lung Association., Peace be with you too, Dad.



Debra Jean (Burditt) Hildahl

Passed away Thursday May 26 of a brain tumor at Pondera Medical Center in Conrad, MT. Debbie was born Feb 7, 1977 in Conrad, MT to Darryl and Karen Burditt. She graduated from Conrad High School and Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. She served as a youth director at First Lutheran Church in Sandpoint, ID and at Zion Lutheran Church in Spokane Valley., Debbie married Jon Hildahl July 8, 2000. They have lived in Spokane since. She loved the outdoors, camping, sewing, and working on home and furniture projects. Her favorite place to visit was Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp in Montana, where she served as a counselor for four years., Survivors include her husband and children Sarah, Andy, and Rachel, her parents and brother D.J. from Conrad, MT, and her parent in laws Byron and Lois Hildahl. A celebration of Debbie's life will be held at St. Luke lutheran Church, 9708 N Division, Spokane on Thursday, June 2 at 4 pm followed by a soup supper. Memorials may be made to Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp, 603 Main St, Kalispell, MT, 59901.



Donald E. Knutson

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Donna D. Bretvick

Donna D. BRETVICK Donna passed away peacefully with her close family members present on May 24, 2011, after a long and courageous battle against breast cancer. She was born June 10, 1959 in Bremerton, WA to Charles W. and Taimi Irene Botsford, raised in Gorst and graduated from South Kitsap High School in 1977. Donna attended Olympic Community College and received her Bachelor's Degree from Central Washington University, and began working in banking and managed a finance company office. In June of 1983, Donna wed Neil Bretvick, and together they raised two daughters; Amanda and Abby. Donna was active in the Kirkland community with schools, serving on a PTSA board, and as a Girl Scout Troop leader. She truly enjoyed outings with "her girls", including not only camping but trips to the theater, Seaside, and other points of interest. She loved the outdoors, hiking in the woods, the theater, reading, scrapbooking, needlework, and was a formidable online Scrabble player. In addition to her husband and daughters, Donna is survived by her mother, brothers Larry and Richard Sandberg and Allan Botsford, sisters Jeanette Zaleski and Susan Peterson, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, and brothers Bill Sandberg and Steven Botsford. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Susan G. Komen for the Cure . A visitation will be held Monday, May 30 from 1 to 5 PM at Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, May 31 at 11:00 AM at St. John Vianney Parish in Kirkland. For directions, service details, and to share remembrances, please visit: WWW.FLINTOFTS.COM.



Dr. Harold Oswald

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E. Marlene Hendricks

E. Marlene Hendricks, our loving mother and best friend, passed into the Lord's arms on Tuesday, May, 24, 2011, two months shy of her 80th birthday. She was born in Oakland, CA on July 24, 1931., Marlene, as she liked to be known, has lived in Washington State since she and her mother moved to Ballard, a neighborhood of Seattle. She met Gearld T. Hendricks at Green Lake and they were married on December 2, 1950. Although they were divorced many years later, Marlene and Gearld always attended all family gatherings with their three children, grandchildren and great grandchildren., Marlene was preceded in death by her loving father, who adored his little girl, Arthur Lewellyn Peppard; and her mother, Jeanetta M. Redmond., She leaves a family who adores her, Alfred Peppard, her brother; and her children, John R. Hendricks, Judith R. Hendricks and James R. Hendricks (Pam)., In addition, Marlene had two loving grandchildren, Racheal Felton and Issac Fisher; and step-grandson, Jeremy Kidder. Marlene was also blessed with four great grandchildren; Racheal's children, Jayden, Payton and Tristan; and Issac's daughter, Dani; and of course, her Amazon Blue Front parrot, Raymond, who she loved dearly., As an avid writer and lover of arts and music, Marlene shared her talents and met many great and wonderful friends through the years. For those who knew her she was greatly loved and she will be missed., A memorial service is to be held on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 1 p.m. with graveside services to follow at 3 p.m. at Evergreen Funeral Home and Cemetery. A reception is to follow hosted by friends and family at the Hougland House in Mukilteo. For additional information contact Judith R. Hendricks at 425-317-0603.



Earl Joseph Fessler

Earl Joseph FESSLER October 13, 1936 ~ May 25, 2011 Earl is survived by his loving wife Barbara Thompson Fessler, his children Dianne Fessler, Jeff Fessler and Mark Fessler, and his sister Lea Schlaefer and brother Harvey Fessler. Earl had an adventurous life full of travel, boating, and family adventures. He grew up in Milwaukee Wisconsin, then spent time working and living all over the world as an aerospace engineer. He loved the water and cruising on the CallyO in the San Juan and Gulf Islands. He spent his winters in Maui enjoying the warm weather and loved spending time with his family. He taught his children to work hard, to be kind and loving, and to enjoy life to its fullest. We will all miss him very much and know that he is sailing now where the sun always shines and the following breeze is a steady 15 knots. Earl was a loving husband, great Dad, and a very kind and gentle person with a smile for everyone. He will be greatly missed. A celebration of his life will be held on Thursday, June 2nd at 11:00a.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Bellevue. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the charity of your choice.



Eldeen Ann "Dee" Bennett

Went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. She was born on August 4, 1936, at Lusk, Niobrara County, Wyoming, to Henry and Violet Lewis. Dee is survived by her loving husband of thirty-five years, John L. Bennett, three daughters: Beth (Bruce) Oiland, Cheryl Johnson (Jeff Owens), and Connie (Scott) LeLaCheur; two sons: Randy (Nina) Bennett, and Richard (Sarah) Bennett; her mother, Violet Lewis; a sister, Reva (Hank) Walters; a brother, Max (Rita) Lewis; and a sister-in-law, Sharon Lewis. Mrs. Bennett enjoyed sixteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. Eldeen is preceded in death by her father, Henry Lewis, a daughter, Diana Branter, and her son, Russell Hall. Eldeen will be greatly missed by all who loved her. Memorial Services honoring Mrs. Bennett will be held at 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, May 31, 2011, in Spokane at the Turning Point Open Bible Church located at North 11911 Division with Pastors Scott and Connie LeLaCheur officiating.



Elizabeth A. "Betty" Cady

Elizabeth A. (Betty) CADY Betty was born on March 10, 1922 in Santee, Nebraska and peacefully passed on May 9, 2011 in Peoria, Arizona at age 89. Betty and her husband Dick lived in Seattle for 54 years before moving to Freedom Plaza in Peoria, Arizona 12 years ago. They enjoyed their time together there. Over their 69 years of marriage, Mom and Dad so enjoyed traveling. When Dad retired, they bought a motor home and toured the states. Mom shared many a story over the years of that trip and others always amazing us with her razor sharp memory. Betty is survived by her husband Richard (Dick), son Jim (Judy), daughter Suzanne, Grandchildren Jeffrey (Laura), Justin, Jennifer and great-grandson Preston James Cady. At a later date, a memorial service will be held at Freedom Plaza, Peoria, Arizona. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Betty's memory to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Washington, 811 First Avenue, Suite 529, Seattle, WA 98104.



Evelyn Lorraine Berg

Passed away peacefully on May 21, 2011 at the age of 90. She was born Dec 29, 1920. She was a riveter for Boeing during WWII and later became a wiring inspector. She left Boeing to work for Aerocar Inc and helped to build the first flying cars, one of which is at the Boeing Aerospace Museum in Seattle. She was a die hard fisherman, loved camping, and enjoyed years of buying and selling at flea markets throughout the Spokane area. Lorraine is preceded in death by husbands Lou Bailey and Ole Berg, daughter Lynda Bailey, and son Ron Berg. She is survived by son Jim Bailey, daughter Cheryl Campbell, son Rob Berg, and numerous grandchildren, great-grand- children, and one great-great-grandson.




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Faustine Ann Filler

Faustine Ann FILLER Of Bellevue, loving mother to Michael and Danielle, passed away Friday, May 27, 2011 in Bellevue. She was 76. A funeral mass will be said 1:00 pm, Thursday, June 9, 2011 at St. Louise Catholic Church in Bellevue, 141 - 156th Ave SE. A full obituary, photos, directions and the family's online guest book are available at WWW.FLINTOFTS.COM. Flintoft's Funeral Home and Crematory, 425-392-6444.



Frank Mitolo

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Fred W. Armstrong

Fred W. ARMSTRONG Age 79 of Maui, HI. Loving husband of Lee. Memorial service 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 9th at FLINTOFTS ISSAQUAH FUNERAL HOME.Full obituary and on-line guest book at WWW.FLINTOFTS.COM.



Fredrick Lee Jeter

Fredrick Lee Jeter, 77, Arlington, Washington, died Sunday, May 8, 2011. He was in the company of his family at Cascade Valley Senior Living in Arlington, Washington. Fred was born in Lyndon, Kansas July 23, 1933 to Hazel L. and Willard L. Jeter., Fred was a long time resident of Omak, Washington and many will remember Fred as the dedicated man/friend at the Omak sawmill where he worked for over 35 years. Anyone can tell you Fred was a very friendly, peaceful man that loved traveling in his motor home, assembling jigsaw puzzles, or catching that big trout at Fish Lake on a beautiful day. No one would ever refer to Fred as lazy; he was always willing to work hard and to keep working until the job was done., He was preceded in death by both parents, a daughter Patricia Jeter, and a sister Anna M. Potts., He is survived by his wife, Shirley Jeter; son, Carl Jeter; daughter, Diane Black; sisters, Mary Martin of Nixa MO and Jean Coale of Stockton, MO; grandsons Robert Black and Scott Black; great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-nephews and great-nieces -too many to name.



Gary Le Roy Page

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Gary Le Roy Page, 60, of Manson, WA, died May 24, 2011, at his home. He was born on August 20, 1950, in Yakima, WA. He was a longtime resident of the Wenatchee Valley. 



George BATES Jr.

George BATES, Jr. 3-23-1923 ~ 5-19-2011 Born to George and Ivy Bates in Pasco, and grew up in Everett where he graduated from high school and junior college. After a stint in the U.S. Navy, he graduated from U of W and was a long time Boeing Engineer and a soccer referee. Married to Kathleen (O'Brien) in 1958; Father to George III (Michele) and Jon; Grandfather to Forrest and Aiden; Brother to Neal, John and Wallace. Preceded in death by his Daughter, Ann Louise, and Brother, Willfred. He would ask you to support your local youth soccer league or local food bank. At his request, private family services will be held.



Gertrude Hauenstein

Gertrude Hauenstein 2/21/2012 - 5/22/2011 Gertrude Hauenstein was born to Earl and Evoline Heath in Alix Alberta, Canada on February 21, 1912 and died May 22, 2011 in Tacoma, WA at 99 years old. She married Harold Hauenstein December 2, 1933. They lived in Gorst, WA for over 60 years. Gertrude was preceded in death by her husband, son Richard, granddaughter Vickie, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. She is survived by her son Gary (Judy), daughter-in-law Lorraine, grandchildren, Donn, Tony (Heather), Aaron (Kristy), Lyle (Gretchen), 2 sisters Odessa and Evelyn, 8 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. The family would like to thank the staff at Heartwood Extended Health Care Center and the congregation of Parkway Presbyterian Church for their loving care and support during Gertrude's final months. A celebration of Gertrude's life will be held 2:00 PM June 1, 2011 at Parkway Presbyterian Church. 714 E 138th St.. Tacoma, WA 98445.Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkway Presbyterian Deacon's Fund. Online memorial at



Gisela M. Lafferty

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Gregory Alan Koenig

Our Dearest Greg, it has already been a year since you left us. It seems like you were here just yesterday. We know that you aren't in any pain and that we will all see you again someday. Not a day goes by that we don't think of you. Though it is difficult at times, we will do our best to keep our chin's up.



Harold A. Seeley

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Harold Roy Bratlie

Passed away peacefully at home Friday, May 20, 2011., He was born June 23, 1931 in Faith, South Dakota to Olaf and Dorothy Bratlie. He was raised in the Idaho Panhandle and attended schools at Hayden Lake and Coeur d'Alene., Harold married his childhood sweetheart, Norma Hyde, in August 1950 and proceeded to master his trade in cement finishing. Together they "followed the work" - moving every time a new job would become available. He finally settled in the Spokane Valley and with his long time friend, Vaughn Murphy, started B&M Cement Finishing, Inc. He worked as a respected cement finisher for over 40 years throughout the Inland Empire., Harold was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and gardening., He is preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Norma. He leaves behind two daughters; Patti Guy of Deer Park, WA, and Penni Rose (John) of Otis Orchards, WA; his four granddaughters, Angela Santorsola (Matt) of Seattle, WA, Melissa Guy (Angela) of Tempe, AZ, Jill Plumb (Jimmie) of Spokane Valley, WA and Julie Rose of Liberty Lake, WA; his three great granddaughters, Carli and Haily and Jolie, and his great-grandson Jase; two brothers Norman Bratlie of Coeur d' Alene, ID and Kenneth Bratlie (Betty) of Portland, OR and their families., A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM, Friday, June 3, 2011 at the Spokane Valley Wesleyan Church, 16607 E. Broadway, Spokane Valley, followed by a gathering for food and memories at the church., Memorial contributions in Harold's name may be made to the Spokane Valley Wesleyan Church Preschool, 16607 E. Broadway, Spokane Valley, WA 99037.



Harry L. "Bing" McClelland

Entered into rest on May 21, 2011. Born and raised in Spokane, Harry graduated from Rogers High School in 1943. After graduating, he enlisted in the, and served his country proudly during, . Harry married his loving wife of 65 years, Betty, and together they raised their family in Spokane. Betty preceded Harry in death in 2010. Harry worked as a glazier for various glass companies in Spokane before his retirement. He was a member and Past Master of North Hill Masonic Lodge #210 and Past Patron of Spokane Chapter of Eastern Star #163. Harry is survived by his daughter, Leslie (Bill) Spitzer; son, Harry E. McClelland; grandson, Kyle (Tamie) Spitzer; three great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. At Harry's request, no services will be held. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane Box 2215 Spokane, WA 99210. RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY 4305 N. Division Spokane, WA assisting the family. Online guestbook at



Harry Randall Beard

Harry Randall BEARD December 6, 1921 ~ May 9, 2011 Your daughter Annie Linzer and her husband Richard, your grandson Oscar Tuazon and his wife Dorothee, your grandson Eli Hansen and his fiance Blair, and your great-granddaughters Nuage, Tacoma, and soon-to-be-born baby girl, all celebrate you, Poppa. We will lift a toast to you. This summer we will gather for the birth in France and the wedding in Maine, and we will remember you and tell your stories. On June 11th at the Smith and Vallee Gallery in Edison, we will dedicate our A RIVER STORY installation and performance to you, Poppa, our first storyteller, our first beach artist. You taught us well.



Helen Borgny Iverson Birklid

Helen Borgny Iverson BIRKLID July 31, 1931 ~ May 20, 2011 Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the love of family. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Vernon, and her daughters Judy (William) Valela, Linda (Michael) Bashaw, Carol (Robert) King and her six grandchildren and one great grandchild. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, June 25 at 2pm at Kent Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations may be made to one of the following: Swedish Cancer Institute/Clinical Research Fund, Swedish Medical Center Foundation, 747 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122. Kent Lutheran Church/Memorial Fund, 336 2nd Ave. S., Kent, WA 98032.



Helen Louise Landsverk

Passed away peacefully on April 18, 2011 at age 88. Helen was born in Minneapolis, MN on July 20, 1922 to Paul Eric and Helen Lofthus Paulson, parents of Norwegian heritage. She was the middle child with two brothers, Dr. Eric R. Paulson and Dr. Paul S. Paulson. The family resided in Turtle Lake, North Dakota. At age 12 Helen spoke of having had a Spiritual Experience wherein God called upon her to become a missionary. She decided to study medicine and become a nurse. Music was ever present in the Paulson home and Helen often accompanied at the family piano. She loved country and folk music. As a teenager Helen purchased her first guitar for $5 from Sears & Roebuck and taught herself to play from the enclosed manual. Thus began yet another aspiration: that of a witty "singing, guitar strumming cowgirl" (she would later recall with a wink and a grin). Helen graduated from high school as class valedictorian at age 17. In 1943 she obtained her nursing diploma from Trinity Hospital School of Nursing in Minot, N.D. then joined its faculty as an Instructor. Helen worked as School Nurse at Augsburg College in Minneapolis concurrently while studying for a B.S. in Biology received in 1947. It was during her duties at Augsburg while administering vaccinations that Helen met future husband Rev. Obert J. Landsverk, a seminary student. The couple married in Spokane on December 31, 1948. Both sought to serve as Lutheran Church missionaries and were assigned to the Santal Mission in India. In 1951 they boarded a cargo ship with first born son Paul and traveled to Northeast India in the State of Bihar. During their 10 years overseas Helen and Obert had three daughters: Carol, Mary Ann and Lois Kay, all born in India. The Landsverk family returned to Spokane in 1963. Helen became Lead Instructor at the Deaconess School of Nursing for the following 10 years until its close in 1974. Helen was a gifted musician and had a beautiful natural singing voice. During the 1960's she wrote her own music and poetry inspired by India and Holden Village. As an ASCAP member she published original songs and recorded two albums, Helen Sings and Calendar of Days . She co-authored New Century World of Song: Theory and Practice in 1972. She received a M.A. in Guidance and Counseling in 1973 from Gonzaga University. As Assistant Professor at Gonzaga she designed and initiated the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Helen obtained an Ed.D in Educational Leadership in 1983 as part of the first doctoral graduating class at Gonzaga. She continued her nursing career with Home Health Services until her retirement at age 75. She is preceded in death by Rev. Obert J. Landsverk, older brother Dr. Eric R. Paulson and grandson Scott G. Dickinson. Remaining family members in Spokane are younger brother Dr. Paul S. Paulson (Denise), son Paul S. Landsverk (Susan), daughters Carol J. Dickinson (Walter), Mary Ann Lowe (Greg) of Tacoma and Lois Kay Landsverk (Jochen Hehl) of Bamberg, Germany. She had nine grandchildren, one great grandchild and 17 nieces and nephews. In her poem Sweet Clover , Helen reflects on her childhood in North Dakota, "The roll of the prairie, the blue of the sky, the tear in my heart, and the tear in my eye. The scent of the green and young sweet clover, I want to go back after young days are over." A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Spokane.



Ida Mae Bruseth

Ida Mae Bruseth, 78, of Anacortes, WA died Monday, May 16, 2011 at Mira Vista Care Center in Mount Vernon, WA., She was born in Lewellen, NE November 11, 1932, the daughter of James and Edna (King) Cranmore. In 1936 her family left the Nebraska dust bowl and moved to Arlington, WA. Ida Mae lived in Bremerton from 1942 to 1945 while her parents worked in the Naval shipyards during WWII. She returned to Arlington in 1945 and graduated from Arlington High School in 1951. Ida Mae started dating Joe Bruseth in 1951 and they were married on January 26, 1956. They moved to Anacortes where she was a homemaker and raised their three children, Larry, Linda, and LeRoy Bruseth. Ida Mae loved gardening, and working outside, especially with her "pink flowers." She enjoyed selling homemade items and foods at her Christmas Bazaars. Ida Mae kept herself busy helping her family and friends with their home and personal projects. Joe and Ida thoroughly enjoyed dancing., Ida Mae is preceded in death by her parents, and her son, LeRoy, who passed away in August 1990., She is survived by her husband, Joe of Anacortes; her son, Larry Bruseth of Sedro-Woolley; her daughter, Linda Bruseth and spouse, Gregg Perrenoud of Spokane Valley, WA; grandson, Mitchell Ryan Bruseth of Anacortes; and sisters, Nellie Wedler of Edmonds, WA and Hazel Tyler of Yakima, WA., Private family interment will be at Grand View Cemetery in Anacortes., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands., To share memories of Ida Mae, please sign the online guest register at



Irene Amelia Sooter

Irene Amelia Sooter (Turner), age 90, passed away at the Christian Health Care Center in Lynden, Washington, on May 23rd 2011, after a struggle with ALS. Born in Shageluk, Alaska, on June 23rd 1920 to George and Elia (Dutchman) Turner, Irene was a native Athabaskan and one of twelve children. Irene moved from Alaska at the age of ten to Whatcom County where she resided until her death; spending her last years living with her granddaughter and family in Lynden. Irene graduated from Mt. Baker High School in 1939. Always a hard-worker, she was employed at the Kratzig Meat Company, owned and operated the Meridian Mercantile and the Hilltop restaurant and spent 28 years working at the Axton Northwest Market before retiring at the age of 89. Irene was a selfless and caring woman who was always there to offer her aid. She was everyone's mother or grandmother and had a natural touch with children. Known as a wonderful cook, Irene made indisputably the best potato salad. Irene is survived by her children, George Russell (Nancy) of Bellingham, Beverly Swope (Clifford) of Ferndale, and Patty Holz (James) of Bellingham; her brothers Frank Turner (Mary Jo) of Anchorage, Bernard Turner of Anchorage, and sister-in-law Roseanne Turner of Lynnwood; twelve grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Larry Russell. Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service on Friday, June 3rd 2011 at 11 a.m. at Laurel Baptist Church in Bellingham. A private interment will be held at Greenacres Memorial Park. Memorial contributions can be made to the ALS Association or Whatcom Hospice Foundation. You may share your memories of Irene in the online guestbook at



Irwin John Lundstrum

LUNDSTRUM, Irwin John, "Bud", Bud passed away May 22 in Waverly, Washington where he born March 27, 1925 to Clarise and Gladys Lundstrum and where Bud also lived most of his life. He graduated from Fairfield High School in 1943 and joined the Marine Corps in January 1944. He was stationed in the Pacific while serving in, . On November 19, 1947, he wed Doris Lohr and together they had three children. Bud worked for the Spokane County Road Department for 30 years and served as a volunteer firefighter for Spokane County Fire District Number 12 for 47 years. Once retired, he worked seasonally for Wilber-Ellis Company while also serving on the Board of Directors for Waverly Cemetery. He is preceded in death by his wife, parents and three siblings. He is survived by his children, Judy and Jim Korski, Blaine, WA, John and Darlene Lundstrum, Spokane, WA, and Joy and Tony Barbet, Archer, FL. He is also survived by his grandchildren Jacqui Wallace, Patrick Lundstrum, Sarah Lundstrum, Kami Matzek, Mark Barbet, David Barbet and his great-granddaughter Amanda Wallace. Friends are invited to join the family at a Gravesite Service on Tuesday, May 31st at 3:00 p.m. at Fairmont Cemetery in Spokane. There will be a community memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please donate to either the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 818 East Sharp Avenue, Spokane, Washington 99202 or the, , 1403 West Third Avenue, Spokane, Washington 99202. SCHANZENBACH FUNERAL HOME, FAIRFIELD WA.



Ivy Beatrice Domhoff

Ivy, 87, passed away May 20, 2011 at Providence Hospital in Everett, WA. She was born October 12, 1923 in Hyderabad, India to Eugene and May Ledo., She lived a long and fulfilling life. She was raised in Salisbury, England with her two brothers and two sisters. Ivy had attended school in Salisbury, England and later joined the British Royal Navy. She married Captain Frank Domhoff in 1945. Frank was enlisted in the US Army Air Corps during WWII. Soon after she came to America she had her one and only son, Dale, in 1951. Ivy spent most of her life in Southern California. They both moved to Snohomish, WA in 1982 to be with their son and grandchildren. In 1988 they moved to the Myrtle Beach area to be with her sister then back to Oceanside California until her beloved husband passed away November 27, 1997. Shortly after, she returned to Snohomish and enjoyed her last years with her family., Ivy enjoyed being with and entertaining family and friends, oil painting, china painting, boating and traveling. She loved the sea and her trips to Maui., Ivy was a furrier and travel agent until she retired in 1988. She was also a member of the Lutheran Church., Ivy is preceded in death by mother, May; father, Eugene; brothers, Eric and Vernon; and beloved husband, Frank Domhoff., She is survived by son, Dale (Karen); siblings, Eunice and Yvonne; four grandchildren, Heather, Denise, Brad and Ben; six great-grandchildren, Sadie, Grace, Grayson, Alex, Ashten and Keilana., Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., June 11 at the Zion Lutheran Church, 331 Union Ave., Snohomish, WA., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America at, or call 866-AFA-8484.




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Jack A. Bretz

Jack passed away May 26, 2011 at his home surrounded by his loving wife and family after a brief illness. Jack was born on March 27, 1919, was raised primarily in Spokane and graduated from North Central High School. He had fond memories of spending summers in Canada with his Aunt Merle and Uncle Jack. He served as a US Army Ranger during, . Jack met Mabel on a city bus and it was love at first sight. They were married on April 2, 1946. Jack retired from the Spokane School District in 1981. Jack loved his family, pets, gardening, hunting, fishing, and traveling with Mabel in their RV. He always enjoyed a good joke. He was a good Christian and was loved very much by family and friends. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mabel; four children: Katherine (Fred) Wilson, Vernon (Nancy) Bretz, Marian (Mike) Whitney, Karl (Sheryl) Bretz; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren onr great-great-grandson; two sisters: Doreen (David) Belland, Merle (Jim) Peck, and many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank Hospice of Spokane for all of their support during this difficult time. A time of visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 1 from 10 am to 5 pm at Heritage Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at Sunset Chapel, 5200 W. Wellesley Ave on Thursday, June 2 at 11 am.



Jack M. McCaul

Jack McCaul, 79, of Edmonds, WA passed on May 24, 2011. He was born in North Dakota, lived in California, and relocated to Washington in 1975. As an electronics technician, Jack was nicknamed Mr. Fix-It. He was also a proud, who served in the, and was a member of the American Legion, Edmonds Post #66., He is survived by his wife, Rae; sons, Craig and Scott; daughters-in-law, Kerri and Gina; and grandchildren, Ryan, Kelsey, Colin and Kyle., Graveside services will be held June 1 at 3:00 p.m. at Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills, Lynnwood., Remembrances can be made to the American Legion, Edmonds Post #66, or



Jacquelyn (Stokes) McCauley

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Methow Valley pioneer, Jacquelyn McCauley, died on May 23, 2011, at her daughter's home in East Wenatchee, WA, surrounded by loving family. Jackie was born on March 24, 1913, at the Stokes' family homestead on Frazer Creek, to John Patrick and Anna (Shrive) Stokes.



James Charles "Jim" Ogden

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James Charles "Jim" Ogden passed away on May 24, 2011, from COPD. He was born March 10, 1935, in Tacoma, WA, where he grew up with three sisters and three brothers. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Tacoma in 1953, and then joined the Air Force, where he served from 1954 to 1958.



James Howard Dixon

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James R. Minor

Passed away peacefully on May 25th. Jim was born in Spokane, WA on June 17, 1921. He attended North Central H.S.. During WW II he served in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. Upon returning from the service, he met and married Leona Girard on April 26, 1947. They enjoyed 64 wonderful years of marriage and had two boys, Terry and Tim. Jim went to work for the City of Spokane Water Dept. as a heavy equipment operator. He retired after 28 years in 1983. Jim really enjoyed gardening and landscaping. He took great pride in having the most perfect yard in the neighborhood. He was also an avid bowler which he in turn taught to his sons. Jim loved his family very much and enjoyed watching them participate in all sports and activities they played in. He was a devout Catholic. Jim was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Parish for over 50 years, where he also served as an usher for many years. He was preceded in death by his father, Ernest; mother, Cora; brothers, Mel and Floyd; sister, Margery Gump; and son, Terry. Jim is survived by his loving wife, Leona; son, Tim; daughter-in-law, Jody Minor Velasco; grandchildren, Angie Barcomb (Dan), Ryan (Kristen), and Chad; great grandchildren, Lexi Barcomb and Hunter Barcomb. Visitation and the Rosary will be held on Tuesday, May 31st at 7:00 PM at RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 4305 N. DIVISION, SPOKANE, WA. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 10:00 AM at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 4420 N. Jefferson St., Spokane, WA. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Francis of Assisi Parish, or the charity of your choice. Online guest book available at



Janet H. McCartney COULON

Janet H. McCartney COULON Janet Holmes McCartney was born October 10, 1928 in Seattle Washington and passed away May 12, 2011 in Renton, Washington. She was preceded in death by her parents Florence Ada Holmes and David James McCartney, her husband Gene in 1977, her elder sister Florence Schneider and nephew Scott. Janet and her sister were raised by their father, as their mother unexpectedly passed away from pneumonia when Janet was two. They lived in Seattle where Janet graduated from West Seattle High School in 1946. Following high school Janet attended the University of Washington where she pledged the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority in 1947. Although living off campus, she was active in the sorority where she was a candidate for the 'Sweetheart of Sigma Chi' and 'May Queen.' Her early career included working for the Renton Chamber of Commerce and the Boeing Company. She met her future husband, Gene while working for the Chamber. They married in 1950 and lived in Renton until moving in 1955 to Lake Retreat where they built their home and raised their family. Janet was a loving and devoted wife and mother. She was very active in advancing learning and education and helped promote the first kindergarten class in the Tahoma School District in 1960. She continued her on-going commitment to supporting education through her active participation in the PTA, where she also served as president. She supported her children in education, athletics and extra-curricular activities throughout their school careers and fostered a sense of adventure and a zest for life. She returned to work in Administration when Green River Community College first opened its doors in 1965. After nearly eight years she accepted a position as the Secretary to the Director of Nursing at Valley Medical Center, where she retired in 1985. Always dedicated to family, 'retirement' meant active involvement in her grandchildren's lives where she was their mentor, friend, child-care provider, chauffer, cook, tutor, sewing instructor, nurse, sports spectator, video gamer and life coach. Janet was an incredibly giving person and she will be terribly missed. She is survived by her two daughters, Leslie Betlach and Michelle Rasmussen and her husband Terry, and four grandchildren, Brandon Betlach (Marie), Jessica Betlach, Gabe Rasmussen and Heidi Carlson (Michael) and one great-grandchild, Ethan Carlson. Also surviving is one step-daughter Diane Johnson and her husband Max, and two grandchildren, Tracy Young (Tyson) and Cory Schaller (Paul) and three great-grandchildren, Colby and Shelby Young and Max Schaller. Many beloved nieces and nephew also survive her. Remembrances in Janet's honor may be made to the Salvation Army Renton Rotary Food Bank, 206 S. Tobin Street, Renton, WA 98057 or the Maple Valley Food Bank, PO Box 322, Maple Valley, WA 98038.



Jeanette "Jan" Hood

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Jeanne Evans Chapman

Jeanne Evans Chapman Jeanne passed away peacefully on April 8, 2011 in Gig Harbor. Born in Seattle on February 10, 1918 to Leon and Eva Evans, Jeanne graduated from Annie Wright Seminary in 1936 and attended the



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John "Danny" McDaniel

John "Danny" McDaniel was born November 4, 1937, in Olympia, WA. Danny passed away at Deaconess Medical Center on May 9, 2011., He spent 25 years as a resident at Lakeland Village, and later became an employee there working as a janitor and in the print shop. He retired in 1997., Danny earned his high school diploma at Continuation High School. He was an eagle scout and enjoyed camping in his younger days. Danny loved playing board games and was especially good at checkers. He was a big hockey fan, and worked for the Spokane Chiefs and Eagles Ice Arena after officially retiring from DSHS. In 2005, he was honored with the Avista Award at a Spokane Chiefs hockey game., Danny leaves behind his "adopted" family, Jim Webbert, Ede Pipes, Jim and Carla Webbert, Lloyd Webbert, and Bob and Cheryl Alderman. He also leaves behind many wonderful friends. Danny was loved by many, always had a smile on his face, and will be greatly missed. Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at 1:30 PM in the Alwin Chapel, HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, 1306 North Monroe, Spokane .



John C. (Jack) Killoran Sr.

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Joyce E. Cudaback

Joyce was born in Everett, WA on March 23, 1953, and lost her year and half long battle with a lung disease associated with radiation treatment 33 years ago, on May 24, 2011., She lived almost her entire life in Marysville with her husband, Emery, and two sons, Chance (Tamara) and Chane., She leaves behind her parents, Norma and Earl Jacobsen; brother, Jerry (MJ); her sons; and very special grandson, Damien; "Uncle Chuck and Auntie Jo"; life long special friends, Christy and Vicky; "Garage Sale" buddies, Jody and Deanna; and a list that would fill this whole page of incredible relatives and friends., She was preceded in death by her husband, Emery., There will a viewing all day at Schaeffer-Shipman Funeral Home in Marysville on May 31, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Per her request, there will be no service, but her "orders" are that all her friends and family join together on June 4, 2011, "just eating good stuff" at her parents home at 934 Alder Ave., Marysville. This celebration of her life will be from 2-6 p.m., In lieu of flowers, Joyce asked that donations be made for Damien's education fund. Make checks out to Jerry Jacobsen and designate them to Damien.




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Kandis Sue Harlow

Our mother, Kandis "Kandy" Sue (Hunter) Harlow entered into rest May 18, 2011 in Anaconda, Montana. She was born to Donald and Janice Hunter April 27, 1948 in Columbus, Ohio. She grew up in Hillsboro, OH with her parents and brother Judson with whom she was very close. Kandy raised her family in Elk, Washington and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary,, Her community involvement in Anaconda, MT with the Red Hat Ladies, Food Bank, Metcalf Senior Center, Pintler Pets, and many meaningful friends and associates was extremely important to her. As a breast cancer survivor, she participated in and looked forward to the various Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Awareness Events., Mom never met a stranger and her love of animals added to a lifetime of compassion, but her greatest pride and joy were, are, and forever will be her children and grandchildren., Kandis is survived by her daughters, Monica Collins, Angela Collins, Laura (Justin) Taylor, and Olivia (Jay) Johnson; and grandchildren, Austin, Nathan, Aidan, Evan, Hailey, Hope, and Megan., At Kandis' request, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to Anaconda Project Care (Food Bank), 217 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Anaconda, MT 59711 or to Koman for the Cure (Montana affiliate), 1066 Helena Ave., Helena, MT 59601., Cremation arrangements are under the care of KT RIDDLE FUNERAL HOMES, Anaconda, MT.



Kayden William Larson

3 months, 11 days, went home to be with his Lord on May 25, 2011 and is survived by his parents, Marcedee Rose Brown and Kyle William Larson; sister,, Kayle Larson; grandparents, Darrell Brown (Danette), Tracy Allen (John), Phillip Larson and Teresa Brown, (Travis Geissler); great- grandparents, Wanda Nelson, Alvin Brown (Leah), Patty McMillan (Lloyd), Patrick Parce (Irene), George Boadle, Lynn Geissler and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Kayden brought joy and smiles to everyone he touched and he will be dearly missed. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Thornhill Valley Chapel, 1400 S. Pines Rd., Spokane Valley, WA. Funeral services will be held at the Salvation Army Church, 222 E. Indiana, Spokane, WA on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. with Captain Kyle Smith officiating and Kayden will be laid to rest in the Garden of Innocence at Memorial Terrace, Spokane.



Kenneth A. Baker

Kenneth A. BAKER Kenneth A. Baker, 75, passed away May 22, 2011, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He died peacefully at home surrounded by family. He is survived by his loving wifeSue, and children Debbie Southerland, Julie Hagerman, Kenny Dreewes, Kyle Baker and seven grandchildren. Memorial services will be heldat Edline & Yahn Covington Funeral Chapel in Kent, on June 5th at 1:00 pm. Please visit the online guest book at for full obituary and directions.



Kevin Wayne Larson

Kevin, beloved son, father, fiancé and brother, was born on August 19, 1968 in Everett, WA and went to be with the Lord on May 19, 2011. He attended schools in Lake Stevens, WA. A diving accident on August 20, 1991 changed the course of his life and from that time on he was wheelchair bound. It did not change who he was as he remained kind hearted and was a truly good man all the days of his life., He was preceded in death by his dad, Darrel Larson; Devon, whom he considered his son; and also his uncles, Don and Curtis., He is survived by his loving mom, Virginia Bowling; his beautiful daughter, Charity; his devoted soul mate, Debbi; daughters, Nichol and Carri; sisters, Robin (Earl), Bunny (Tom) LeAnna (Don) and Marlo (Larry); nephews, Brandon (Jami), Brad, Josh, Brent and Brandon; nieces, Rachel and Breanna; numerous aunts, Karon (Don) and family, Sharon (Larry) and family and Diane (Dean) and family; uncles; cousins; special friends, including Matt, Monica, Darla, Richard, John and Theresa; friends from Cascade Apartments and many more; also Charity's caring boyfriend, Michael., Kevin will be greatly missed by both family and friends, but is in a better place now and is no longer in pain. We will see you in Heaven Kevin., A celebration of Kevin's life will be held on June 4, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at The Lake Church, 9015 Vernon Rd., Lake Stevens, WA, 98258.




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Luke Oaking Long passed away peacefully on May 9, 2011 surrounded by loved ones at Skagit Valley Hospital in Mount Vernon, WA., Luke was born on June 25, 1923 in Vancouver, British Columbia., He received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of British Columbia. Luke worked as an electrical engineer for the Shawinigan Engineering Company in Montreal, Quebec and a Special Assignment Engineer for the Woodward Governor Company in Rockford, Illinois. Luke transferred to Fort Collins, CO where he managed three departments. He retired from Woodward Governor in 1984 and moved to Shelter Bay, La Conner, WA., Luke was an Elder of the Presbyterian Church and a member of the La Conner United Methodist Church. He belonged to the Elks, Kiwanis, and the Nile Shrine Center in Mount Lake Terrace, WA. Luke was an active member of the Nile Oriental Band and also enjoyed playing the bagpipes., Luke is survived by Lila, his beloved wife of 61 years; daughters, Elaine, Kirsten, Denise, and April; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren., There will be two memorial services for Luke: Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the La Conner United Methodist Church, 601-S 2nd Street, La Conner, WA and also at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, June 5, 2011 at the Nile Shrine Center, 6601-224th St. SW, Mount Lake Terrace, WA., Memorials may be sent to: "The Dad Fund", Nile Shrine Center, 6601-244th St. SW, Mount Lake Terrace, WA, 98403, designating "The Dad Fund", in memory of Luke O. Long on the check., Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands., To share memories of Luke, please sign the online guest register at



Laurel May Wiley

This statement made by Jesus sums up Laurel Wiley's character as it refers to those with a spirit that is free of vanity, who are willing and obedient to God's leading, and are humble and patient in affliction. It is seen as strength; not weakness. Laurel ordered her life with her commitment to God and her faith first, followed by family and friends. Her life's mission was to be the champion of anyone in an underdog or downtrodden position. She went home to be with her Lord on May 19th, 2011., The daughter of Walter Hess and Edith Albin, Laurel was born in the small town of Wahpeton, ND on May 6th, 1926. In her youth she learned the value of hard work and making do with very little., Laurel went on to attend technical college while in high school and found work during the war in Washington D.C. After returning briefly to Wahpeton, she moved to the Portland, OR area and worked for KWJJ radio and Oregon Marine Supply., It was at Oregon Marine that she met Grant Wiley, married and started her family in Portland, OR, moving to the Ridgefield, WA area in the early 1970's., After over twenty years as a stay-at-home mom, Laurel started her second career with the SW WA Health Department where she served as a home health nurse and assisted parents and children in the Well Child Clinic. During these years, she served others tirelessly and considered her clients her friends., Retirement did not slow her down as she enjoyed volunteering at New Heights Church, the "I Have a Dream Foundation" of SW Washington, and numerous other ministries., Laurel is survived by her children: Kathi Wiley-Gladson, Howard Wiley, Margaret Wiley, and Fred Wiley; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; all of whom she loved dearly., A memorial celebration of this life well lived will be held June 1st, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. on the Main Campus of New Heights Church., In lieu of flowers, Laurel requests you make donations to the "I Have a Dream Foundation" of SW Washington or Blanket Coverage Ministry of Portland, OR., Please sign Laurel's guest book at:



Lester Daws Jones

Lester Daws Jones died May 7, 2011 in West Linn, OR., He was born October 9, 1925 in Everett, WA to Dorothy Chitty Jones and Lester Taylor Jones. He married Glenice Lyon in 1952. Les suffered with Alzheimer's disease for several years before his death., He is survived by his wife; son, Larry; daughter-in-law, Betty; grandchildren, Nicolle Suzanne Jones and Scott Daws Jones, and Everett Paul Coe and Lydia Gayle Coe., Les' daughter, Suzanne Jones Coe, predeceased him., Upon graduating from Everett High School in 1943, he joined the U.S. Marines at age 17. He served until 1945. Les graduated from the, where he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity with a bachelor's degree in zoology. Les had a lifetime career in the lumber business, first with Weyerhaeuser Lumber and then with Buckeye Pacific in Portland, OR. His employment took him and Glenice first to Dallas, TX, where Suzanne and Larry were born, then to Rockfold, IL. In 1975, the family moved to the Portland, OR area where Les joined Buckeye Pacific. Les and Glenice lived in West Linn., Les' favorite activity was golfing and, for many years, he enjoyed the game at Oswego Lake Country Club. He was also a member of the Lake Oswego Kiwanins Club. Another favorite activity was dancing, and Les and Glenice served as presidents of The Lake Dance Club in 1985. While in Rockford, Les was a volunteer coach with a Pop Warner football team., A memorial service was held May 15, 2011 at Christ Church Episcopal Parish in Lake Oswego, with interment in the church's memorial garden. The family suggests memorial gifts to the Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp, 10725 SW Barbur Boulevard, Suite 50, Portland, OR 97219,, , 1650 NW Naito Parkway No. 190, Portland, OR 97209, or Christ Church Episcopal Parish, P.O. Box 447, Lake Oswego, OR, 97034.



Linda Joyce Beck

Linda Joyce Beck died on May 22, 2011, after three years of struggle with ovarian cancer. She was 65. Linda was the light of my life and the joy of my existence for over thirty years. She was an unfailing source of kindness, love and good humor to her enormous circle of friends. She was a compassionate, caring physical therapist, who genuinely loved and respected her patients. Her reservoir of love was always overflowing; she loved more people than most of us will ever even know. A soft and gentle light has gone out. The world will be a darker place. Linda Joyce was the second child and first daughter of Roy Joyce and Marion Schneider Joyce. She was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on August 30, 1945. Both Roy and Marion were teachers: Marion taught art in the public school system and Roy taught biology (and fencing) at Western Michigan University. After Roy's tragic death from brain cancer in 1955, Marion moved the family to Middletown, Connecticut, where they lived with and cared for Linda's grandmother. After high school, Linda returned to Kalamazoo to attend Western Michigan University. She taught elementary school for several years, then decamped to San Francisco to experience the emerging scene. After a few interesting years and several uninteresting jobs she again transplanted herself, this time to Bellingham where - sometime in 1980 - she met Myrl Beck, whom she married on March 19, 1982. In 1985 Linda enrolled in the U.W. School of Physical Therapy, where she was by far the oldest and very likely the most popular student in her class. Upon graduation she was hired by St. Luke's Hospital, which was soon absorbed by its rival, St. Joseph's. Linda's specialty was "acute care", which means that she worked with people in a hospital setting: joint replacements, strokes, and the effects of other ravages of old age or disease. She often remarked that she loved her "old guys". All St. Joe's physical therapists are excellent, but Linda was particularly so, largely because of her immense store of compassion, patience, and good humor. One of her erstwhile colleagues recently told me that, when faced with a particularly unpleasant and uncooperative patient, he often asks himself, "What would Linda do?" Linda retired in 2008 when her medical difficulties intervened. Linda also was a master quilter. She was a member of the Moonlight Quilters guild and a smaller group of special friends called the "Crazy Eights". She is said to have been especially good at selecting fabric. This required visits to "quilt stores" (fabric shops) wherever they might be encountered - and she had a book that told her where they were. Cross-country trips with Linda could be quite lengthy affairs! She also had an immense enthusiasm for movies, as well as an encyclopedic memory for actors and scenes. Ask her "Hey, Linda who was that guy in the red shirt in that boxing movie?" and she would name the movie, name the person, and even provide details of his latest divorce! Linda is survived by her husband, by her sister Carolyn Joyce of Eureka, California, and by her brother Richard Joyce of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Both Carolyn and Richard have two children and three grand-children. Linda loved them all, and made quilts for them. She also "inherited" three step-daughters: Karen Beck, of Seattle, Linda Kelly, of Cordova, Alaska, and Kristen Beck, of Ferndale, and through Linda Kelly, three grand daughters. All of these loved her as a mother/grandmother, and she loved them in return. And, yes, they all have their own special quilt. Linda was taken from us by ovarian cancer, one of the most cruel and implacable diseases a woman can face. In lieu of flowers or other gifts, please visit the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center web site,



Loren "Kay" Morse

Entered into rest on May 16 in Spokane,WA. Celebration of Life with military honors and stories will be held Saturday, June 4 at 2:00 pm at Heritage Funeral Home on Government Way. Kay loved hunting, fishing, gardening, collecting,, educating grandchildren, traveling, reading, and had a motto: "There is no bad day of the year". He was never without a story. He grew up on the Willamette, River out of Albany, Oregon, graduated from Albany High, was in Hi-Y National Honor Society, Toastmaster's, OSU, member of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, worked in the Forestry Camps fighting fires in the summer, joined the Air Force and was a cryptanalyst, retired out of Survival School at Fairchild in 1974. He is a Viet Nam Vet and served in Germany, where he taught hunting classes to the military personnel in his spare time. Activities included: President of the Washington State Sportsmen's Council 1980-81, Big Game Council Board Member and Treasurer, Marine Corps League Secretary, Spokane Navy League Program chairman, enjoyed traveling and was the best tour guide all over the World on the Military hops. "Kay" was born in San Jose, CA May 18, 1930 to Lewis C. and Lora E. (Mcgann) Morse and is preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Lewis, and the mother of his children: Mary Jean (Olivario) Morse. He is survived by their children Thomas Morse of Bremerton, WA and Mary Lorraine Kresge (of Honolulu, Hawaii. He has enjoyed a second family with wife of 26 years, Joan, and her children Julie, Robert and Scott Heston, eight combined grandchildren and two brothers: Gilbert and Jim Morse of Albany, Oregon. Memorials can be made to M.M. Smith Det, MCL relief fund W 300 Mission.



Lorrie Luellen Gross

Lorrie LuEllen Gross was born Feb. 10th, 1966 in San Diego, CA and went home to heaven on May 19th, 2011 in Vancouver, WA., Lorrie was employed at Walgreen's/Hi-School Pharmacy for many years and previously employed at Target before that., All who knew Lorrie, loved her. Lorrie left behind a mother, Janean; brother, Ricky; husband, Tony; three children, AJ, Rebekah, Rua; and three grandchildren, Madison, Austyn and Rylee., Services will be held at Oasis Christian Center (Walnut Grove Church), 6004 NE 72nd Ave., Vancouver, WA 98661, Tues., May 31, at 2:00 p.m. ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!, Brown's Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Camas has been entrusted with arrangements., To send condolences or to sign the online guestbook, please visit, or



Lucy Ann Crow

Lucy Ann CROW Lucy passed away April 27, 2011 at the age of 92. Born in Ural, Russia in 1918, Lucy, her mother, and older sister escaped the Bolshevik Revolution by traveling across Siberia to join her father in China and immigrate to the US in 1923. Lucy graduated early from Broadway High, attended Cornish School, and earned a Masters in Bacteriology from the U of W. Lucy enlisted in the Waves, attained the rank of Lt. JG, and served during WWII managing laboratories at several military hospitals. Lucy and local surgeon Donald R. Crow wed in 1948 and in 1960 she began a 30-year career teaching Science and Health in Seattle schools including Sharples and Franklin. On Dr. Crow's passing in 1991 Lucy moved to Providence Pt. Issaquah and began another phase of life with new friends and activities. Lucy is survived by sister Gloria Burke Elks, sons Rod and Don Crow (Gail), daughters Leslie Crow (Terry Stipe) and Lori Tyler (George), and grandchildren Connor Tyler, Sascha Stipe, Esther Crow, and Sarah Crow. A Donation to Medic One in lieu of flowers is suggested. A celebration of Lucy's life and an open house will be held on Sunday June 12 from 2 to 5pm in the Providence Point Community Clubhouse, 4135 Providence Pt. Drive, Issaquah, WA.




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Marcella Louise Kern

Marcella L. Kern of Monroe, WA passed away peacefully on May 14, 2011. Marcy was born on March 12, 1930 in Monroe, WA where she lived her whole life., She was a wonderful sister, aunt, gramma and friend and will be missed by all who knew her., At 19 years of age, Marcy contracted polio which left her wheelchair bound for the rest of her life. Some people may have given up, but not Marcy! She went on to become City Clerk of Monroe, an office she held until her retirement. Everyone who knew Marcy was taken by her smiling sunny outlook. She had a great sense of humor and love of music. Marcy loved to travel., Marcy was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne; her brothers, Duane and Delton; and sisters, Doris and Joyce., She is survived by sisters, Ethlynn and Letta Mae; and brother, Calvin., A funeral mass was celebrated on May 24, 2011., A torn and faded paper was found in her purse. In Marcy's elegant handwriting were the lyrics to Nat King Cole's "Smile."



Margaret L. Gowin

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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.



Marna Mary Fitch

Marna Mary Fitch, 79, longtime resident of the Stanwood, WA area, died Friday, May 20, 2011., Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Our Savior's Lutheran church, Stanwood, with concluding services at Freeborn Lutheran cemetery, Stanwood., Arrangements under the direction of Gilbertson Funeral Home, Stanwood.



Marvel J. Williamson

On May 23, 2011, Marvel J. Williamson of Vancouver, WA, lost her brave battle with cancer. She was born on July 20, 1932 in Duluth, MN, to Paul and Emma Jahr., She was happily married to Donald E. Williamson for over 52 years., During her life, she enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing, making beautiful plaques out of pine cones, visiting with her neighbors and most of all, caring for her grandchildren., Marvel will be deeply missed by her husband, Don; her daughter, Donna, her son-in-law, Kevin and her grandchildren Sean, Jaymi and Scott. One of her greatest sorrows was not being able to see her great-granddaughter Jaidyn grow up., Marvel's family will have a private celebration of her life on her favorite day of the year, Christmas Eve. She was well known and teased for preparing all year for this, her special day., Please sign Marvel's guest book at:



Mary Jo Dvorak

Mary Jo DVORAK Mary Jo (Forsell) Dvorak slipped away peacefully on May 18, 2011 following a short illness, succumbing to an aggressive form of colon cancer. She was a lifelong Seattle resident, born on May 5, 1926. She is survived by her husband George Dvorak, children Carolyn Nielsen and Frank Dvorak, their spouses, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Josie, as she was known to her friends, graduated from Montlake Grade School, Garfield High School, and the University of Washington. She and George married on July 8, 1947. Mary Jo was a talented musician who played piano and flute. She loved folk dancing and all outdoors activities, especially skiing, hiking, and bicycling. She enjoyed bird watching, wildflower study, lakes, seashores, mountains, and working and relaxing at the family's Whidbey Island 'Farm'. She was an over 60 year member of University Congregational United Church of Christ and P.E.O., devoting a lifetime of service to both organizations. When her children were young, she was a Girl Scout and a Cub Scout leader. Later she served on the Church's Child Care Board. Mary Jo was an avid traveler. Traveling together, she and George visited all 50 states and all 7 continents. A service in her memory will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 2:00 PM, at University Congregational UCC, 4515 16th Ave. NE, Seattle. Donations in her memory may be made to University Congregational UCC or a charity of your choice.



May Hudson

May Hudson May Hudson, born March 27, 1914 in Thurber, Texas, was the daughter of an immigrant mother and father from Czechoslovakia. With true Texas bravado, May homesteaded in Wyoming on a plot of land which the family still owns, moved to Alliance, Nebraska, where she hunted, farmed, rode motorcycles, pumped gas at the local filling station, and, in real flapper style, helped run the family dance hall. She married her high school sweetheart Leonard Hudson, a hard-working railroad man, and moved to Tacoma, Washington, where they made their home and raised their daughter, Linda. May worked for Tacoma in the Tax and License Division until retirement, was an avid bowler, winning many trophies, enjoyed the friendship of the local Railroad Retirement group, and for many years helped in her church's and Red Cross's retirees lunch program. Folks there will remember her for her relentless saving of soda and beer cans, selling truckload after truckload and donating the proceeds to the lunch program. She often said she truly enjoyed the company and friendship of the "old folks" there, many of whom were younger than she was. May is dearly missed by her sister Lillian Ness, daughter Linda Hudson Leonard (Don Leonard), granddaughter Lisa Leonard Nickel (Brad Nickel), grandson Charlie Leonard (Martina), great-granddaughter Julia Nickel, and great-grandson Wesley Leonard. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 PM on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 in Mountain View Memorial Park. Arrangements by Mountain View Funeral Home. Please sign the online guestbook at



Miyoko Enomoto

Miyoko ENOMOTO Miyoko Enomoto, 81, passed away peacefully at home on May 1, 2011, surrounded by her family. Miyoko was born on May 20, 1929 in Tsugawa City, Niigata, Japan. She moved to Yokohama early in her childhood, and that was where she later met, and married, Yoshito Enomoto, aU.S. Army Veteran, with whom she raised three children. Miyoko was preceded in death by her husband, Yoshito, in 1970. She is survived by her daughters Helen Maeda and Eileen Sugisaki (Osamu); son Michael Enomoto (Tomoko); and eight grandchildren (Larry, Lisa, Ikue, Yukio, Kaori, Sarah, Shelley, Sean). In 1979, Miyoko left Japan and moved to Seattle, WA to be closer to her children. She worked for many years at Bush Garden Japanese Restaurant in the International District. Upon retiring, she pursued her passion for traveling, dining with friends, and playing a little bingo at casinos. Her family will remember her most for her great love of life, and how she cherished being "grandma" to all of her grandchildren. She will dearly be missed by her family and friends. The family wishes to thank the staff at Providence Hospice of Seattle for providing care and support for their mother during her illness. A special thank you goes to John A., Sheila, Chris T. and Christine for the smiles and loving care that they brought to our mother every week, and for the help they gave us in preparing our mother for her next journey. We request that any remembrances be made to: Providence Hospice of Seattle, 425 Pontius Avenue N. #300, Seattle, WA 98109. No service will be held at Miyoko's request. She will be buried together with her husband, Yoshito, at Evergreen Washelli Seattle.



N. Gail Quaschnik

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Nellie May Hacksma

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Nellie May Hacksma passed away at the Cashmere Convalescent Center on May 19, 2011. She was born on May 29, 1920, in Bryson, TX. She moved with her parents, Jesse James and Hester Ann "Annie" Bruton, and brother, Delbert, to the Wenatchee Valley during the Depression.



Norman N. Holgate

Norman N. Holgate passed away May 16, 2011 in Sultan, WA., He was born April 7, 1952 in Toledo, OR, and lived in Dallas, OR until his career in the Navy where he spent 20 years in submarine service. After retiring as Chief, he settled in Washington., He is survived by his loving wife, Vickie; sisters, Laurie (Tim) and Kathy (Dell); children, Angela (David), Norman (Amanda), Christina (Troy), Gerald (Melissa), Christopher and Michael; six grandchildren; niece, KC; Connie Holgate; and numerous Brothers in CVI., His service will be held at the Sultan Middle School, 301 High Avenue, at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2011, with a reception at the home of Vickie Holgate following the service., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CVI Chapter 11 in Norm's honor and mailed to Combat Veterans International Chapter 11 at P.O. Box 73, Port Hadlock, WA 98339.



Norris B. Mauritson Jr.

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Parna Ann (LaZelle) Joyce

Parna Ann (LaZelle) Joyce Was born April 13, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan. She died on May 8, 2011 at the age of 87. She is survived by her three children, Ann Joyce Crawford, William Joyce, and Amy Joyce Hunter, and five grandchildren. Parna was the only daughter of Nina (Case) and George LaZelle. After graduating from Michigan State, Parna moved to Burbank, CA where she married Vernon Joyce on March 4, 1950 and lived in the San Fernando Valley until 2007, when she joined her daughters and grandchildren in Puyallup. Parna was a wife first, a mom second, and a friend and neighbor always. She volunteered at Northridge Hospital in CA. for over 30 years, and she was devoted to her children's activities, loved the Dodgers, and was passionate about playing bridge. She was always up for a good card game, a travel adventure, or reading and telling stories to her grandchildren. Her mind was sharp until the end, her sense of humor intact. She spent her final days surrounded by her family, and gratefully went home to be with her Lord in heaven on Mother's Day. A memorial service celebrating her life was held on May 14, 2011. If you'd like to honor Parna's memory, donations may be sent to Northridge Hospital Foundation, 18300 Roscoe Blvd, Northridge, CA 91325, or donate online at



Patricia Ann Kane

KANE, Patricia Ann, Passed away peacefully at her home at the Waterford on March 3, 2011., She is survived by her two sons, Jeffrey Kane and his wife, Judy of Falmouth, ME, Jim Kane of Priest Lake, ID; two grandchildren, Lauren Kane, David Kane; a cousin, Richard Chamberlain, his wife, Betty and their sons, David and John. Pat was married for 48 years to Robert F. "Bob" Kane. He preceded her in death in 1992., A memorial gathering for family and close friends to celebrate Pat's life is planned for Friday, June 3, 2011 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at the Manito Golf and Country Club., In lieu of flowers send memorial contributions to the Union Gospel Mission, 1224 E Trent, Spokane, 99202 or, or a charity of your choice., Arrangements entrusted to HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, 1306 N. MONROE ST.



Paul Leonard Benson

Paul Leonard Benson passed away peacefully at Providence Medical Center - Colby Campus in Everett, WA on May 24, 2011 at the age of 71., Born in New York, NY to the late Ernst Paul Benson and Ingrid Lindwall Benson, the family moved to Seattle in 1948. He graduated from Ballard High School in 1957 and went on to the U of W. After honorably serving four years in the U.S. Army, he returned to Seattle and rejoined Washington Natural Gas (PSE), where he worked for 51 years., In 1966, Len met and later married Carol Doherty, beginning their romance in Ballard, WA. The family lived on Whidbey Island for 27 wonderful years before moving to Marysville, WA., Len is survived by wife, Carol; sons, Jeffrey of Marysville, Michael of Sammamish and John (Wendy) of West Seattle; grandson, Xavier; sister, Betty Ann Fry; brother, George; and many treasured nephews and nieces., Len found joy in traveling and reading, enthusiastically sharing both with family and friends., Len's family would like to thank Providence Medical Center and Hospice for their gentle care of our precious person in his final hours with us., In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Experimental Educational Unit (EEU) at, or Work Opportunities in Lynnwood, WA., At Len's request, there will be no funeral. A remembrance will be held with family and friends on June 11, 2011. For further information, contact the family.



Phyllis L. Pike

Phyllis L. Pike, age 84, died Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at her home in Everson. The daughter of Albert and Myrtle (Jernberg) Look, she was born July 4, 1926 in Colville, Washington where she grew-up and attended local schools. On July 28, 1945, she married Roland Pike in Spokane, WA. They moved to Whatcom County for a few years; returned to Eastern Washington where she was a cook for the logging crew at Onion Creek; and in the 1950's they returned and settled in the Everson area. Locally, she worked summers in the Kale Cannery and later as a waitress at the old Hilltop Restaurant. The heart of a homemaker with deep love for her family, Phyllis enjoyed cooking, canning and gardening. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Roland in 2008; Phyllis is survived by her children Ron (Becky) Pike of Ferndale, Ken (Anne) Pike of Everson, Marvin (Kathy) Pike of Lynnwood and Margie Wilson of Everson; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; sister Cena (Fred) Lotze of Colville, WA and brother Ernie (Joyce) Look of Rolla, MO. Graveside services will be held Monday, June 6, 2:00 pm at Nooksack Cemetery. Memorials may be made to: Whatcom Hospice Foundation, 800 E. Chestnut St. Ste. C-1, Bellingham, WA 98225. You are invited to share your memories and condolences in the online guest book at




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Richard "Rico" Carabajal

Born on August 25, 1972 in Albuquerque, NM and passed away on May 6, 2011 in Fort Gordon, GA. He married Adelicia Ruiz on August 14, 1998 at the Hitching Post in Coeur d'Alene, ID. Rico enlisted in the U.S., that same month and was an honorable Soldier. He was an 88M, Motor Transport Operator and was deployed multiple times in support of various operations. He was a proud member of the Prince Hall Masonic Lodge #581. Rico was an avid barbeque fanatic and a very sought after high school wrestling coach. He also enjoyed fishing and playing games with his friends and family. His family was his life and was a very proud father and husband. Rico is survived by his loving wife, Adelicia Carabajal; his three sons, Derrit James, Domonic and Diego all of GA; mother, Patricia Venable; father, Derrit Venable, both of Spokane; grandmother, Isabel Gabaldon of Albuquerque; brother, Joele Reeves; mother and father-in-law, Bienvelina M. and James M. Ruiz; brothers-in-law, Marcos, Ricardo and Raul Ruiz, all of Spokane; sister-in-law, Jeanell Wardian of Orlando, FL, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Pat Perea and grandmother-in-law, Esperanza Mascardo. A service honoring Rico's life was held at the funeral home. Rest my soulmate...I'll meet you in my dreams. Please visit Rico's memorial at, Arrangements entrusted to:



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Richard Noel "Dick" BROWN

Richard (Dick) Noel BROWN Born December 25, 1947 in Seattle; passed away May 20, 2011 in Everett. Dick was born and raised in Edmonds, relocating to the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle when he was a teenager. He subsequently raised his own family in Ballard. A retired 25 year union man, he was hard working and a terrific provider for his family. He enjoyed spending time with his family, working in his yard, annual hunting trips, bowling, watching Shorewood High School Baseball, the Shanty Café, and family BBQ's. A dedicated husband, he was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Barbara Brown. Loving father of Laurie Mitsui (Britt), Angela Brown (Debbie), Rich Brown (Gayle); son-in-law of Dolores Van Orman; grandfather of Trevor, Takara, R.J., Nichole, Ashley, Cierra, Jasmine and David. Also survived by his loving companion of 9 years, Julie Brown and her son Justin; his siblings, John Brown (Shirley), Joan Johnson (Jack), Geraldine Rife, Bob Brown (Gloria), Den Brown, Linda Van Orman (Melinda), Ted Van Orman, Sheri O'Neal (Ed), and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Dick's smile, sense of humor and sincere kindness towards others will certainly be missed by all of those who were blessed to know him. Private services will be held. Please sign the on-line Guest Book at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey



Richard Noel (Dick) Brown

Born December 25, 1947 in Seattle; passed away May 20, 2011 in Everett., Dick was born and raised in Edmonds, relocating to the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle when he was a teenager. He subsequently raised his own family in Ballard. A retired 25 year union man, he was hard working and a terrific provider for his family. He enjoyed spending time with his family, working in his yard, annual hunting trips, bowling, watching Shorewood High School Baseball, the Shanty Café, and family BBQ's., A dedicated husband, he was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Barbara Brown., Loving father of Laurie Mitsui (Britt), Angela Brown (Debbie), Rich Brown (Gayle); son-in-law of Dolores Van Orman; grandfather of Trevor, Takara, R.J., Nichole, Ashley, Cierra, Jasmine and David. Also survived by his loving companion of nine years, Julie Brown and her son, Justin; his siblings, John Brown (Shirley), Joan Johnson (Jack), Geraldine Rife, Bob Brown (Gloria), Den Brown, Linda Van Orman (Melinda), Ted Van Orman, Sheri O'Neal (Ed), and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends., Dick's smile, sense of humor and sincere kindness towards others will certainly be missed by all of those who were blessed to know him., Private services will be held.



Richard Oland Hokanson

Richard Oland Hokanson passed away April 13, 2011 from natural causes due to a head injury that occurred almost 38 years ago. He was 66., A memorial service in his honor will be held at 2:00 p.m. on June 5, 2011 at the Advent Lutheran Church in Mill Creek, WA. He will be put to rest at Purdy and Walters at Floral Hills in Lynnwood, WA., Born February 22, 1945 in Port Orchard, WA, Dick and his parents, Gus and Shirley, lived in Magnolia where he attended school with his cousins before moving to the Columbia Basin. In 1957, Dick was a member of the Ephrata Little League team which made it to the Regional Final in San Francisco, CA, one game away from reaching the L.L. World Series in Pennsylvania., The family moved to Pasco shortly later where Dick was well known for his athletic prowess as a three year letterman in baseball and football while earning two letters in basketball. After high school, he went to WSU to play baseball, but eventually finished playing ball and graduated from Eastern Washington State College., In December of his senior year at Eastern, he married Carolyn Roe. After college, they moved to Palmdale where he taught at Sage Junior High School for a couple of years before moving back to Tri-Cities. His son Mickey was born in 1971 in Kennewick where Dick was now teaching and coaching at Park Middle School., In July of 1973, Dick was playing slow-pitch softball in a big tournament in Kennewick when his life changed. He collided with the catcher at home plate and was knocked unconscious. He was in and out of a coma for about four months until Thanksgiving morning when he woke and from then, began the difficult road to recovery. The injury, however, left him paralyzed from the waist down and on the right side of his body and in a wheelchair. He moved in with his parents as he needed full-time care but, being the athlete that he was, continued his sit-ups and exercises., For a number of years, Dick worked at Columbia Industries in Kennewick. In 1997, Dick and his parents moved to the Mill Creek/Everett, WA area to be nearer to family who lived in the area and close to a center for traumatic brain injuries in Snohomish. In between the years his parents passed on, Dick began his stay in the Delta Rehabilitation Center Snohomish Chalet and quickly grew in their hearts as one of the family. The staff at Delta really cared for Dick and were a blessing to him in his final days., He saw his son Mickey graduate high school and college. Dick also attended his son's wedding in Birmingham, AL in 2004 and was able to hold his newborn grandson A.J. in 2008. Family, friends, and faith were always important to Dick and his relatives and friends who lived near him would visit and make sure to include him for family gatherings, holidays, and trips to church, or just take him out to spend time with him. He was a devout member of the Lutheran church and attended Advent Lutheran Church in Mill Creek., Dick is survived by his son, Mick; daughter-in-law, Emily; and grandson, A.J. Hokanson of Troy, AL; and stepbrother, Bill and his wife Jolene Hokanson and their daughter's families in Nebraska. He is also survived by special family members, uncle, Alan Hokanson; cousins, Gary and Eileen Hokanson; Leona Hokanson and Ron Campbell; Marty and Cindy Hokanson and their children from the Seattle area; cousin, Alan and Ae-Ryeon Hokanson and their children in Seoul, Korea; aunt Helyn and uncle Frank Leathley; cousins, Brad and Cindy Leathley; Scott and Bonnie Leathley; and Allison Leathley, all from the Seattle area., In lieu of flowers, please donate to the "Delta Foundation" at the Delta Rehabilitation Center Snohomish Chalet located at 1705 Terrace Avenue, Snohomish, WA 98290 in the name of Dick Hokanson.



Robert DesMarais

Robert ("Buff" or "Bob") DesMarais died Monday, May 23rd, while pursuing one of his passions - white water rafting. He is survived by a loving family and many good friends. A celebration of his life will be held for family and close friends at a later date. Memories of good times shared with him may be posted and viewed at:



Robert Eugene Mickelson

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Robert L. Gudgel

GUDGEL, Robert L., Bob is survived by his three children, Bob Jr., Rod (Six), and Becky Bainter, nine grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Doris "Dodie". He was born in Farragut, Iowa and lived his early years in Boone, Iowa, where he excelled as a cabinet maker. He met Doris Redfield while in Boone, and they were married in Louisiana before he shipped off to training in the Air Corps. He served in WWII as a navigator on a B-17. The "Blind Date" was shot down over Bremen, Germany, and Bob was the sole survivor. Suffering an amputated leg and vision impairments, he spent several months as an MIA/POW and was awarded a, and other medals of distinction. While a prisoner of war, he received word that Robert Jr. was born. Following his brother Ken to the State of Washington, he graduated from WSU and taught school for many years in Odessa. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in that area and was very active in the Lions Club. He lived more recently in Phoenix, AZ., under his daughter's care, until his passing., Wife of Robert L. Gudgel and mother to Bob Jr., Rod, and Becky Bainter, nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Born in Newton, Iowa; she went to Beauty School in Boone and started her career as a hairdresser. She met Robert and they were married soon after, before he shipped overseas. Later, they moved west to Pullman, and then to Odessa, WA, where she worked as a receptionist/nurse, and was busy with women's clubs there. In 1967, they moved to Spokane, where, 10 years later she was diagnosed with Alzheimers. She was always surrounded by family and friends and passed away in January of 1993.



Robert Merril Jones

Robert Merril Jones Award-wining architect Robert Merril Jones was born in 1921 in Warsaw, New York, and graduated from Yelm High and UW. He loved to design spaces that honored people. He married Dorothy in 1950; she died last year. Thanks to Hospice, Bob joked and watched a Husky game the day he died at home with his children, Shane and Marc, and grandson Jacob-Joshua. We'll celebrate his life Friday, June 10, 2011 at 2 pm at St. Mary's Church in Lakewood, a church he designed. Please see the full obituary at



Ronald McConnell

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Roy L. "Roger" Gardner

Roy L. "Roger" Gardner passed away May 26, 2011 after a short illness., Born February 14, 1944 in Burdine, KY, Roy was a long time resident of Snohomish County where he worked in the logging and tree-topping business for over 40 years., He was an avid fisherman and hunter and especially loved steelhead fishing on Canyon Creek and camping with his family and friends., Roger leaves behind his wife of 39 years, Barbara; son, Derek and daughter-in-law, Tamara; and grandson, Dylan; along with step-grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; as well as his shadow, Maggie, his dog., He touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed., At Roger's request, there will be no service; a celebration of his life will be held at a later date.



Russell Henry Hall

Passed away on Monday, May 16, 2011. He was born on May 5, 1957, at Casper, Wyoming. Russ is the father of Kyle and Bradley Hall, and a son of John and Eldeen Bennett. His sisters are Beth (Bruce) Oiland, Cheryl Johnson (Jeff Owens), Connie (Scott) LeLaCheur, and his brothers are Randy (Nina) Bennett and Richard (Sarah) Bennett. There are numerous nieces and nephews. Russ is preceded in death by his grandfather and a sister, Diana Brantner. A Memorial Service for Russ will be at 1:00 P.M., Tuesday, May 31, 2011, in Spokane at the Turning Point Open Bible Church located at North 11911 Division Street with Pastors Scott and Connie LeLaCheur officiating.



Ruth Ann Nolan

One year ago, Ruth went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus. Beloved wife and mother, also admired by so many friends for her kindness and grace. 



S. Denis Crapo

Denis is survived by his wife; eight children, Charles, Julia, Martin, Michelle, James, Matthew, Julia Rose, and Zachariah; two brothers, Gordon and Monte; a sister, Bonnie; 23 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother Frederick and his son Robert. He will also be deeply missed by the countless members of his church family and his dance family.



Shirlee Daniels

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Standford Bernard Rabin

Stan Rabin, 88, a long time resident of Monroe, WA passed away on May 19, 2011. "Uncle Stan" was born in Everett on April 28, 1923., He traveled extensively with the Merchant Marines during and after WWII. He received a BS from UW and began 26 years of teaching science and as a drama coach in three Seattle area high schools, receiving the Prestigious Golden Acorn award from Roosevelt High School in 1983. In 1961 while teaching at Zama American School in Japan, he met and soon thereafter adopted his son, Robert. Uncle Stan spent much of his "off time" buying and selling real estate, supporting animal groups, sculpturing, collecting art and books and being a friend to all., He is survived by his son, Robert; nephew, Mike Rabin (Nancy); nephew Neil's spouse, Karin Rabin; four great-nieces; and four great- great-nieces and nephews., He was preceded in death by his brother, Oren; and his nephew, Neil Rabin., Services will be held on Sunday, June 5 at 2:00 p.m. at Purdy and Walters with Cassidy in Everett., In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Sarvey Wildlife Center, Arlington, WA or P.A.W.S.



Stanley T. Hamasaki

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Susan K. Brockert

Susan K. BROCKERT Of Bellevue, loving daughter to Jean, passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2011 in Kona, Hawaii. She was 44. A celebration of her life is being planned. Service details, a full obituary, pho tos, directions and family guest book at Private burial will be held. Curnow Funeral Home, 425-746-8888.



Suzanne "Sue" Heinz

Sue Heinz, a long time resident of the Vancouver, WA area, passed away at her home on Sun., May 8th, 2011. She was born to Eleanor and Arthur Dague in Muncie, IN on Aug. 12, 1929 and later moved to San Fernando, CA, where she graduated from San Fernando High School., In 1951, Sue and her husband Leonard Heinz, moved from southern California to Vancouver, where they raised their family in the Barberton area., Sue was co-owner of the Hockinson One Stop Grocery, employed by Kaiser Permanente and went on to retire from Vancouver OBGYN in 1991., During her retirement, Sue was a volunteer at Kaiser as well as the, Clark County Court House. She enjoyed visiting with friends and neighbors, cooking and needlework, her dog Topsy and cat Pinky and getting together with the Lunch Bunch and Bunco girls. Visits from her grandchildren brought her great joy., Sue is survived by her children, Donna Ewbank, Irvine CA, Cathy Kuter, Battle Ground, WA, Janet Neufeld, Vancouver, WA, and Steven Heinz, Caledonia, MI; nine grandchildren: Ken Hausinger, Karyn Shelly, Scott Stephens, Jeff Stephens, Nic Heinz , Brian Heinz, Colby Heinz, Andrew Wolf and Taylor Wolf; and six great-grandchildren., She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lori Wolf., In lieu of a memorial service, Sue's wish was that you spend special time, with a dear friend or loved one, reflecting on memories of the good times., Please sign Suzanne's guest book at:



Ted Stanley Dahlstrom

Ted S. Dahlstrom, 95, passed away peacefully at home with his family on Sunday, May 15, 2011. A 55-year resident of Anacortes, Ted raised his two children, Dennis and Karen, there alongside his loving wife of 61 years, Adeline, whom he survived in 2003. He had a love of Anacortes matched by few, walking daily around Washington Park and, in his relatively younger days, fishing for salmon throughout the islands. A graduate of the



Teresa L. (Brown) Ingalsbe

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Theodore R. Alsup

Passed away on May 12, 2011. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 11:00AM at the Liberty Park United Methodist Church a.k.a. Grace of God Christian Fellowship, 1526 E. 11th ave. with a graveside service to follow at Greenwood Memorial Terrace, 211 N. Government Way.



Thomas Eugene Hill

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Thomas Eugene Stephens

Thomas Eugene Stephens passed away at his home in Vancouver, WA on May 13, 2011, at the age of 61. He was born Sept. 24, 1949 in Park Rapids, MN to Leonard and Ida Stephens. His family moved to Hazel Dell when he was a young boy and that is where he was raised and went to school, graduating from Columbia River High School in 1967., Tom went to trade school to become an electrician. He finally settled in Battle Ground, WA and called that home until just recently, moving to Vancouver., Tom worked for many different electric companies during his life. He last worked for Porter Electric and continued on there for fifteen years until he retired in 2005 due to his health., Tom loved to play baseball and softball ever since he was little. He was in little league when he was younger and continued playing well into his 40's. He enjoyed deer and elk hunting and fishing, often going up on Mt. St. Helens. When he went to the mountains, many times, rather than hunt, he would shoot the animals with his camera. He was fascinated by wilderness and the wildlife that lived in it and delighted in taking as many photos as he could. Tom also treasured his little dog, Topper., Tom is survived by his sister, Vicky Heath (William) of Yacolt, WA; his brothers, Don Stephens (Sharon) of Woodland, WA and Ron Stephens (Maryann) of Ridgefield, WA; his daughter, Tiffany Truckey (David) of Vancouver, WA; and four grandchildren., He was preceded in death by his father, Leonard, who passed away in 1995; his mother, Ida, in 2000; and his beloved "Topper"., Tom had been under the care of Kaiser Hospice and thought the world of the people that were helping him in his time of need. The family would like donations to be made, in lieu of flowers, in honor and memory of Tom, to Kaiser Hospice., Arrangements under the direction of Davies Cremation & Burial Services, Vancouver, WA., Please sign Tom's guest book at:



Virgil R. Durand Jr.

Passed away on May 23, 2011 in Rathdrum, ID. He was born on July 26, 1930 to Virgil and Isabelle Durand Sr. in Walla Walla, WA. Virgil served in the Coast Guard. He graduated from Eastern Washington College and began his teaching career at Robert Reed School as an instructor. He taught 6th Grade and P.E. in numerous elementary schools in Spokane before retiring from teaching in 1986. Virgil was an avid golfer and an active member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church. He was a loving husband, a devoted father and a giving friend. Virgil is survived by his wife Mary Ann Durand of Spokane, WA; daughter Nancy (Ron) Mason of Rathdrum, ID; son David Durand of Spokane, WA; two grandchildren, Ronnie and Robbie, and a brother Vernon (Julie) Durand of Great Falls, MT. Virgil, never the complainer, fought a courageous and valiant battle against Parkinson's before moving on to be with his Savior and his beloved parents. Funeral Service Friday, June 3, 2011, 1:00 P.M. at Ball & Dodd Funeral Home. Interment Fairmount Memorial Park.



Vyvien Marie Flanagan

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Vyvien Marie Flanagan, 98, passed away in Wenatchee, WA on April 14, 2011. Vyvien was the daughter of F. Percy Sheppard and Angeline (Massie) Sheppard. She was born July 27, 1912, in Seattle, WA and lived in the Ballard area, until her family move to Wapato, WA, where they planted orchards in Parker Heights.



W. Stuart Carfrae

W. Stuart CARFRAE Born in West Seattle July 19th, 1924 died May 24, 2011. Beloved father of Catherine Ghiglione (Jim), Beth Pitt (Bill), Bill Carfrae (Carolyn) and Joan Minaglia (Kent). Beloved grandfather to Scott Minaglia (Lizzy), Brian Ghiglione (Amy) Carina Carfrae Martin (Eddie), Kyle Minaglia, Ian Carfrae, and Cameron Minaglia. Great grandfather to Mason Minaglia and Estela Martin and Brother to George Carfrae (Joyce) and Brother-in-law to Jean Adams. Married to Ruth from 1945-1985 and Eleanor from 1986-2007. Survived by Eleanor's children, Bob Hurt (Linda), Bill Hurt (Holly), and David Hurt (Margaret) and 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Stuart was a 1942 Graduate of West Seattle High School and worked at Boeing as an electrician for 40 years. He volunteered at the Museum of Flight after retirement. The family thanks the European Senior Care Home and its staff. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association .



Walter Brooks

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, passed away on May 14th, 2011 after a long battle with cancer. Born May 11th, 1935, he was the second of four children. He was born to JB and Pearl Adams-Brooks in Commerce, Georgia. Lee went into the United States Air force at the age of 17 and after two tours as a pilot in Vietnam remained in the Air Force for several more years. He also worked for Boeing and Lockhead Martin as an airplane mechanic and engineer. He sold insurance in Bellevue, WA. He also raced cars for McBride Motors in Spokane, WA. On September 3rd, 1959 he married Joyce Richter. They raised four children, Danny Lane Brooks, Kenneth Eugene Brooks, Scott Forrest Brooks, Holly Elaine Brooks-Kunze all of Spokane, Washington. He was "Papa" to 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He had a love of planes and flying and learning. He was an avid reader and extremely intelligent. And as he would say, he didn't know everything about something, but knew something about everything. The greatest thing about Lee was his love of his family and his philosophy that family comes first. He told us every day a million times that he loved us. He was the most wonderful loving person and will be so greatly missed. Dad I hope you now have received all the answers to all the questions of the universe that we always talked about. We love you so very much! Public Service will be at Redeemer Lutheran Church 3606 S. Schafer Rd. Spokane Valley, WA. on Friday June 3rd 3:00-5:00p.m.



William Dale Roberts Sr.

Our Beloved Poppa left us for Heaven on May 17, 2011. He was born May 10, 1938 to William and Mary Roberts at home in Monroe, WA., He is preceded in death by his first wife, Angeline, of 33 years; his father, William; his mother, Mary Roberts; brother, Ron Roberts; and step-son, Allen McFadden., Bill leaves behind his wife, Helen Roberts, of 16 years; his son, Billy Roberts and daughter-in-law Tammy and daughter Toni Roberts; his step-children, Brenda and Renny Peckman and Tracy and Ranfery Ocampo; his cherished grandchildren, Joey and Jesse Roberts, Taylor Roberts, Brandon and Krystle and Cory and Eric Stafford, Cody Lee and Aranth and Thalia Ocampo; and great-grandkids, Ryliee and Karsyn Roberts and Caleb Stafford. Bill also leaves behind two surviving siblings, his sister, Lavern (Rodney) Nelson and brother, Bobby (Retha) Roberts., Bill proudly served his country in the, from May 1, 1955 to May 1, 1959. He worked for Associated for 26 years delivering pipes all over Washington. Bill enjoyed many things in his life, snowmobiling in Naples, ID, fishing in Montana and road trips all over the country. His biggest joys were his family and friends, he loved having them come to visit so he could share his stories. Sadly cancer took our special man who will be greatly missed by each and every one of us. We love you Poppa., There will be a celebration of Bill's life Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 1 p.m. at the Peace Lutheran Church, 202 Dickinson, Monroe, WA.



William H. "Bill" Andree

William H. "Bill" Andree, of Mukilteo, WA passed quietly in his sleep on May 7, 2011 with his son and daughter holding his hands. Bill cared a lot for many people and believed in service to others. He will be missed dearly. Bill led an active life, rarely sitting down except to enjoy a good view or a great sunset until he finally just wore out., Bill sought knowledge continually. He was very interested in aviation and enjoyed designing and creating. He helped to build the first Medic I ambulance and also helped with the development of the Hearthstone Retirement Home. Bill loved to travel and explored the US including Hawaii. He went to Israel, Japan and the Panama Canal. Bill held an active real estate license as a hobby for many years., Born on October 26, 1921 to William and Julia (Kolodziej) Andree in Duluth, MN Bill graduated from Duluth Central High and Smith-Hughes Machinist Trade School before working at Clyde Iron Works and Marine Iron, building ships for WWII., After the war Bill married Geraldine "Gerry" Doubt of Duluth, MN. They moved to Denver, CO and then settled in Seattle, WA where he built homes for AJ Carr Construction and was a machinist for Northwest Steel. In the 1960's he started a travel trailer rental business during the Seattle World's Fair. Bill spent 25 years at the City of Seattle Engineering Dept., Bill felt honored to have met Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and George H.W. Bush who endorsed Bill's 1988 election campaign for WA State Rep. of the 38th District. Bill was an AARP officer in Everett, WA and on the Snohomish County Council on Aging., Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Gerry; his brothers, John, Lloyd and Leo; and his sister, Violet Warner, all of MN., He is survived by his second wife, Sarah; son, David and wife, April (Caudle); granddaughter, Alicia; daughter, Janet; step-children, Laura (Lindsey) Lewis and their children Trevor and Perry, Janis (Mike) Dlugosh, and Mike Cummings., A private internment will be held at Acacia Memorial Park, Seattle, WA., Remembrances may be sent to Crista Ministries, 19303 Fremont Avenue N., Seattle, WA 98133., Rest in Peace with your Lord Jesus, Dad.



Willis Marvin Arndt

Willis Marvin Arndt, 78, of Granite Falls, WA died on May 18, 2011 after a short battle with lung cancer. He was born on March 14, 1933 to Wilhelm Friedrich and Mabel Annette Arndt in McCleary, WA., Willis attended Hoquiam High School before joining the military where he served on a minesweeper in the Navy during the, . Upon leaving the Navy he worked in the timber industry and various lumber and plywood mills in Washington, Oregon and California before becoming disabled in 1994., He enjoyed and was known to drive several hours in order to watch his children and grandchildren participate in their various sporting events. Dancing and socializing at the Eagles Club was another way he spent his retirement years. His family and friends marveled at the beautiful pieces of wood furniture and yard art he created with just a few tools., Dad, I will always miss the stories I heard a thousand times about you playing football and basketball at Hoquiam High school. About playing football with Jack Elway, and yes I remember you telling me about playing football against Everett Junior College at Everett Memorial Stadium. I wouldn't mind hearing them one more time though. You had an amazing sense of humor and the ability to come up with a joke about any topic at hand, although some were not appropriate for all to hear. I will love and miss you always., Willis is survived by 3 children, Janice Pszczolkowski, Kevin R. Arndt, Kathy Smith and 11 loving grandchildren., He was preceded in death by his parents and eight siblings, Cyril Sylvester, Irvin Howard, Wreath Millicent, Mildred Margaret, Edwin Willard, Lillian Easter, Alvin Fred, and Donald Robert Arndt., Private services will be held at a later date.

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