Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Washington Obituaries 06/01/2011


A Celebration of Life for Dorothy E. & David A. Beach

Tuesday, May 31, 2011 2:00 PM 

A Celebration of Life for Dorothy E. Beach (1924 ~ 2011) and David A. Beach (1922 ~ 2009) will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, June 5, 2011 at the Meadowridge Park Clubhouse, located within Meadowridge Park at 1630 9th Street in Wenatchee. The Clubhouse is at 901 Fairmont, within Meadowridge Park.




Born on Cypress Island to Cleve & Cecelia Penter, long time Anacortes resident Anita "Frances" Fisher-Murphy passed away at home after a long illness surrounded by family on May 25, 2011., A proud member of the Samish Indian Nation, Frances served on Tribal Council from 1975 to 1983, four of those years as Vice Chairman., Frances especially enjoyed playing pool and being out on the salt water fishing., Survivors include loving spouse Cecil Murphy; brother John Bellinger (Marlene), sister-in-law and close friend Jeanette Penter; granddaughters Dana Matthews (Phil), Shawn Sullivan (Joel), Jamie Easton (Doug); great-grandchildren Charyse Brinker (Hans), Ethan Matthews, Jasmine Eagle, Tessa Eagle, & Daniel Eagle, Hannah Sullivan, Emma Sullivan & Connor Sullivan, and Ryan Hickman; great-great-grandchild Tristan Brinker; step-children Robin Records (Kenny); Shelby Borden (Greg); Tally Allison (Steve) and numerous step- grandchildren, nieces and nephews, as well as extended family and friends from Samish Nation., Frances was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Aaron, Edward, Leonard, Gerald, DeWayne, Arlen; her son, Eddie Sherman; and granddaughter Shannon Eagle., At her request no services are planned.




Ann Louise Larson age 78, passed away May 30, 2011 in Seattle, WA., Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.



Aaron Streitberger

Aaron STREITBERGER Born 19 November 1970, Urbana IL; Died 21 May 2011, Bellingham WA. Beloved son of William Streitberger and Elaine Mzhickteno, brother of Ona Fralinger, and father of Hayden Streitberger and Marissa Naslund.



Adam Michael Becker

Adam Michael BECKER Adam Michael Becker, of Shoreline, WA passed away on May 28, 2011 in Seattle. Born on Oct. 28, 1979 in Seattle, WA to parents Michael and Tracy Becker. Survived by his wife, Kristen, and children Marcus and Caroline. Memorial is Sun., June 5, 2:00 pm, at Edmonds Conference Center. Share memories with the family at



Albert George Bowles

Albert George Bowles, 70, of Marysville, WA, passed away May 21, 2011 in Skykomish, WA. Albert graduated from Arlington High School in 1958 and went on to a 22 year military career first in the U.S. Air Force and retiring from the U.S. Army as a Sergeant First Class in 1981. After this he worked for what became BF Goodrich as an Aircraft Mechanic, retiring in 2006. He enjoyed golfing and fishing. Albert was a Boy Scout leader in Marysville and a volunteer firefighter for Bryant/Marysville. He enjoyed delighting children every Christmas as Santa. Albert was raised to Master Mason in Fidelatas Lodge #820, Karlsruhe, West Germany in July of 1970. He was a life member of the Arlington Lodge #129, Skykomish Lodge #259 and Crystal Lodge #122 of Free and Accepted Masons, royal Arch Masons, Scottish Rite, National Sojourners and Heroes of '76. He received these awards: Daniel A. Beard Youth Leadership from Boy Scouts, Military Recognition Committee from Grand Lodge of Washington Free and Accepted Masons, Lewis Award: father and son both in Arlington Lodge #129, Order of Eastern Star in January 1974. He also was past patron of Fidelity #78 and Afton #103. Albert is survived by his loving wife of 19 years, Sally Bowles; sister, Dorothy (Milo) Hardenbrook; sons, George (Karen), Alan and Steven, daughter Emalee; step-children, Tom (Traci), Steven, Doug (Jennifer), Rich (Georgina), Mike (Donna); 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren., Services were held Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at Weller Funeral Home., In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Royal Arch masons Children's Heart Foundation, P.O. Box 223, Marysville, WA 98270.



Albert Jerome NICCOLI

Albert Jerome NICCOLI December 10, 1928 ~ May 27, 2011 Albert is survived by his loving wife Kathleen S. Niccoli: his children Adriane Hartness, Mark Niccoli, Anne Niccoli, Carrie Niccoli-Breeden, Albert J. Niccoli, Jr. (Nick); his brother Ronnie Niccoli and wife Sharon; niece Delores Johnson; nephew Gordon VanParys and wife Karen; 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his eldest son Gregory J. Niccoli. Born and raised in Seattle, Albert spent over 50 years in the transportation industry. He was a prominent business owner of Western Van & Storage Company, Adriana International Movers Inc., and Overseas Relocation Services. Albert had the special gift of remembering people, places and events. He shared these memories through engaging storytelling. Our family's 'Godfather' will be forever missed. ~Broken Chain~ 'We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly; in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you; you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide; and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same; but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.' Funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, June 4 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Barbara Parish Chapel in Black Diamond. A reception will follow with committal at Calvary Cemetery in Seattle. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boys Town or a local Food Bank. Please visit the online Guest Book at



Albert Jerome Niccoli

Albert Jerome Niccoli 12/10/1928 5/27/2011 Albert is survived by his loving wife Kathleen S. Niccoli: his children Adriane Hartness, Mark Niccoli, Anne Niccoli, Carrie Niccoli-Breeden, Albert J. Niccoli, Jr. (Nick); his brother Ronnie Niccoli and wife Sharon; niece Delores Johnson; nephew Gordon VanParys and wife Karen; 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his eldest son Gregory J. Niccoli. Born and raised in Seattle, Albert spent over 50 years in the transportation industry. He was a prominent business owner of Western Van & Storage Company, Adriana International Movers Inc., and Overseas Relocation Services. Albert had the special gift of remembering people, places and events. He shared these memories through engaging storytelling. Our family's "Godfather" will be forever missed. ~Broken Chain~ "We little knew that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly; in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you; you did not go alone; for part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide; and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same; but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again." Funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, June 4 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Barbara Parish Chapel in Black Diamond. A reception will follow with committal at Calvary Cemetery in Seattle. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Boys Town or a local Food Bank. Please visit the online Guest Book at



Alice B. Bullard

Passed away on the evening of May 27th at Royal Park Care Center. She was 93 years old. She was born on August 16, 1917 in Helena, Oklahoma to Viola and Guy Curtis. She graduated from high school in Shattuck, Oklahoma in 1936 and was married shortly thereafter to Clarence Bullard. In 1937, during the dust bowl days, they moved to western Washington where her brother Everett resided. In 1941 they moved to Spokane. They were married 56 years til his death in 1992. They enjoyed traveling throughout the United States. Alice was long time member of North Hill Christian Church. She was a wonderful homemaker and seamstress and made many baby blankets and clothes for her children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and grandson, Chad L. Bullard. Alice leaves behind three children, Deanne and Dick Miller, Beverly and Tim White and Larry and Linda Bullard; grandchildren, Denise Miller, Darla Weber, Doug Miller, Tim White, Jr., Kristen Akright, Leslie Blodgett, Melissa Horn, Amy Witschel, Amanda Bullard; and great grandchildren, Mckenzie Miller, Derek Miller, Anne Meinke, Danielle Meinke, Airianna Horn, Breanna Horn, Braeden Weber, Sarina Horn, Scott Meinke, Alyssa Miller, Sophia Bullard and Travis Horn. Before moving to Royal Park Care Center, Alice spent six enjoyable years with friends at Fairwinds Retirement Center. The family really appreciates the outstanding care Alice received at Royal Park Care Center. Visitation will be held on Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the funeral home. Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 2:00 PM at RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME, 4305 N. DIVISION, SPOKANE, WA. Rev. Richard Talley officiat-ing. Private interment will follow later. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Alice's name may be made to the North Hill Christian Church or to The Salvation Army. Online guest book at



Allen Lee Pinkerton

Allen Lee PINKERTON Allen Lee Pinkerton, born August 29, 1933, passed away on May 8, 2011. Born in Sayre, Oklahoma, as a young man he enjoyed motorcycles and began his life-long passion with stereo electronics. In 1960 he married Myrna Shumway and enjoyed 46 years together until Myrna's passing in 2006. They are survived by their three sons: Walter, James, Matthew and their families.No matter what came along, he always focused on the Lord and his family. He will be greatly missed. There will be a Memorial Service at West Side Presbyterian Church in West Seattle on the 11th of June at 1:00 p.m.



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.



Anthony Martin McKenzie

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Arthur H. Nethercot

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Arthur R.L. Booker Jr.

Arthur R. L. BOOKER, Jr., MSGT, USAF, (Retired) Born Sept. 1, 1931, passed away peacefully at his home in Federal Way on May 26, 2011, with his family at his bedside. He is survived by his wife and his four children; a sister and 2 brothers. Funeral service with Military honors will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2011, at Tahoma National Cemetery at 2:30 P.M., with interment to follow. Arrangements entrusted to the care of People's Memorial Funeral Coop. For more information please visit: WWW.FUNERALS.COOP.



Arthur Robert Sovold

Arthur Robert SOVOLD Arthur Robert Sovold, born March 11, 1920 in Bremnes, Norway to Ole and Malena Sovold, went home to be with the Lord on May 23, 2011. The Sovold family moved to America when Art was three years old and settled on Vashon Island. Arthur graduated from Vashon High School in 1939 and served in the US Navy during World War II. He married Marie Johansen on August 22, 1945. After a long and successful career at Boeing, he retired in 1985. He is survived by his loving wife of sixty-five years, Marie (Mary) Sovold, his sisters, Borghild Beymer, Marie Martin, Ruby (Ivan) Haugen, Ruth Rasmussen, his children, Cathleen (Joel) Johnson, Susan Shoblom, Kenneth Sovold, Pamela (Josh) Gruber, and Timothy (Maris) Sovold, twelve grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A burial service will be held at the Vashon Island Cemetery at 11 am on Friday, June 3rd. A memorial service will be held at Midway Covenant Church, Des Moines, at 11 am on Saturday, June 4th. Memorials in his honor may be given to his church or Seattle Union Gospel Mission.



Baby Maan Gill

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Betty Jo Davis

Betty Jo Davis, 89, passed away May 30, 2011 in Arlington, WA. She was born to Branch and Agnes Williams September 26, 1921 in Boseman, MT., Betty graduated from Gallentine County High School in Boseman. She enjoyed playing bingo and caring for her family. Betty was a strong and caring wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother., Preceding her was her husband of 42 years, William H. Davis; siblings, Jack Williams, Bill Williams, Helen Tecca, Shirley Leer and Maxine Cattrell., Betty is survived by her children, Bonnie (Tom) Sanders, of Arlington and William C. "Bud" (Terry) Davis, of Arlington; siblings, Jane Bilbro, of Snohomish, WA, Patty Wilson, of Bruceton, TN and LuAnn Anderson, of Tacoma, WA; grandchildren, Ricki (Stan) Brown, of Seattle, WA, Heather (Levi) Lacey, of Arlington and Rebecca (Alan) Gabbard, of Mt. Vernon, WA; great-grandchildren, Alexis Lamore, Jordon Lamore and due in November, Baby Lacey., A graveside inurnment service will be held Monday, June 6, 2011, 11:00 a.m. at Arlington Municipal Cemetery, 20310 67th Ave. NE, Arlington, WA.



Blaine L. Weber

Passed away May 26, 2011 in Spokane, WA. He was born August 6, 1952 in Spokane to Emil and Freda Weber. Blaine graduated in 1970 from Central Valley High School in Spokane Valley, WA. He worked at Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad since 1980 as a switchman and brakeman and became an engineer in 1990. Blaine married Mary Frances Weber on February 14, 2003 in Spokane. He was a member of the Spokane Gun Club and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. Blaine loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing trips to Alaska with his brothers-in-law. He also enjoyed biking, hiking and fitness. Blaine was a talented wood worker and craftsman and you could often find him at Home Depot or Cabellas. He was a wonderful person who deeply loved his family. Blaine is survived by his wife, Mary Weber of Spokane; sons, John (Nichole) Weber of Puyallup, WA and Jesse (Lisa) Weber of Redmond, WA; daughter, Rachel (Chris) Schoonover of Spokane; step-sons, Joe Perrizo and Ryan Perrizo, both of Spokane; step-daughter, Michaela (James Abler) Perrizo of Spokane; brothers, Paul (Karen) Weber and Jim (Linda) Weber, both of Spokane Valley; grandchildren, Blake Riley, Marcus Weber, Elise Schoonover and Arianna Weber; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews; the family of Reno and Kelsey Hatcher of Spokane and the Randall family of Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 25 years, Mary Kate Hatcher Weber and sister-in-law, Lisa Hatcher. Visitation will be held Thursday, June 2, 2011 from 6 PM to 7 PM, with a Vigil Service to follow at 7 PM, both at the funeral home. A Funeral Service will be held Friday, June 3, 2011 at 4 PM at St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Memorial Contributions are suggested to the Spokane Public Schools Foundation, P.O. Box 1002, Spokane, WA 99210. Please visit Blaine's memorial at:, Arrangements entrusted to:



Blanche Wynne

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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.



Carol L. Nystrom

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Cary A. Abrahamson

Passed away on May 28, 2011. He was born on January 4, 1972 in Davenport, WA. He is sur-vived by his wife, Annjonette Abrahamson; daughters Brittney and Victoria Abrahamson-Smith, Nancy Eller and Leah Williams; his, parents Ronald and Carrie (McCoy) Abrahamson; sister, LuRonda Flett and brother in law Charles Flett; nieces LuRissa, Ronnie and Kylee and nephew Tanner Flett; grandmother Pearl McCoy; grandparents Emil and Lucy Abrahamson; mother-in-law Nancy Higgins; as well as numerous uncles, aunties and cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandpa Alfred McCoy, Aunts Kathryn and Arlene, Uncles Steve, Pete, Butch and Dale as well as Cousins Richard, Robert Jr., Barry Jr., Tony, Leroy, and Rachel. A Wake will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. at the Longhouse in Wellpinit, WA. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Wellpinit Center. Father Mark Holskin will officiate. Concluding services and interment will follow at Hubert Cemetery, Ford, WA. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, DAVENPORT, WA is caring for the family.



Charles Barry Pickett

Charles Barry Pickett, 64, passed away suddenly in Stilwell, Kansas on Friday, April 1, 2011. He was born in Port Townsend, WA to Charles B. and Xenia C. Pickett., At a young age, the family moved to Vancouver, WA, where he attended Lieser Elementary School, McLoughlin Jr. High, and graduated from Hudson Bay High School in 1964., He then married his high school sweetheart Sandra Lauderdale and had two children Michelle and Gordon. They later divorced., Barry spent his career in the US Army where he was a helicopter test pilot and served in the Vietnam conflict where he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross., He then married Janie Johnson and had two children Karl and Hannah, and retired in 1989 as a Chief Warrant Officer after serving his country for 21 years., Barry then went to work for the BNSF Railroad where he worked for 12 years as a conductor and engineer before retiring in 2010 to be a Kansas farmer. He received his BS in Aviation Management and was a proud member of the United Transportation Union., He was preceded in death by his father Charles Pickett and son Gordon Pickett. His mother Xenia Pickett Skaggs passed away three weeks later on April 26, 2011., He is survived by his wife of 29 years Janie Johnson-Pickett; son Karl Johnson-Pickett, Emporia, KS; daughters Michelle Pickett Matheson and her husband Mick of Monroe, WA, Hannah Johnson-Pickett, Manhattan, KS; brothers and sister-in-laws Tom and Pat Pickett, Vancouver, WA; Steve and Sondra Pickett Vancouver, WA., 3 granddaughters McKenna, Marissa, and Matilda Matheson and many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by all., Please view/sign his guestbook at



Charley Files

Charley FILES 1938 ~ 2011 North Seattle Businessman, referee, and local sports enthusiast has died on a recent vacation to Hawaii. Full information will be provided in the June 5th Sunday Seattle Times and at There will be a Review and Celebration of Charley's life at the Ballard Elks 6411 Seaview Ave NW on the 12th of June between1:00 and 5:00 p.m. Files lived in the North Seattle since the early '60s and was an owner of the neighborhood 'dive bars,' The Sloop Tavern in Ballard and Leny's Place in Greenlake/Wallingford area as well as several others in past years. He was put to rest Memorial Day in his hometown of La Monte, Missouri. His two sons Patrick and Charles attended as did his sister Linda Davis and brother Tom Files and their family and friends.



Corrine I. Varnes

Passed away May 30, 2011 in Colfax, Washington. Funeral Services will be Saturday, June 18th at 3:00 pm at the Garland Alliance Church in Spokane. A full obituary will be posted at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the Union Gospel Mission, the 2nd Harvest Food Bank or the Garland Mission Fund. On-line guest book is at, BRUNING FUNERAL HOME of Colfax is in charge of the arrangements.



Crews, James Weger "Jim"

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 2:00 AM 

James Weger "Jim" Crews, 74, of Kent, WA, died Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Franciscan Hospice House. He was born Aug. 8, 1936 in Allison ..... 



Cynthia Jeter

Cynthia was born April 8, 1941 to Christopher and Irma Smith in Wenatchee, Washington. She was raised in Coulee Dam, and was one of five children., She married her high school sweetheart, Jim Jeter on December 31, 1958. She was a wonderful mother to their five children Judy, Jim, Janet, John and Jennifer. Cynthia devoted her life to her family., Cindy helped her family build strong bonds through numerous activities; and always made sure her family's time together was fun, playful, and encouraging. The Jeter family loved hiking, camping, traveling, singing and spending quality time together. One of the Jeter's favorite places was their beach house in Cannon Beach, Oregon where the family has many happy memories., Cynthia also made many friends throughout her life in the numerous communities in which she made her home. She was actively involved in her church and participated in many civic activities., Cindy loved all children; especially babies who bonded with her instantly, and she greatly enjoyed taking care of them. She was a private nanny to numerous families and ran her own daycare facility. Cindy also owned numerous restaurants and a woman's retail shop., She is survived by her older sisters Mary and Joanne, and was preceded in death by her brother Roger, sister Linda and her parents., Cynthia is loved deeply by her surviving family; husband Jim; children: Judy and John Deeds, Jim Jeter, Janet and Galen Eggert, John and Andrea Jeter and Jennifer and Mark Hough; grandchildren: Jeremiah and Amber, Jared and Sarah, Amanda and Tyson, John and Rebecca, Kellen, Cynthia, Alex, Christiana, Tanner, Byron, Reagan, Lillian, and Ryder; and great-grand children: Levi, Christian, Kaden and Rileyann., A celebration of Cynthia¹s life will be held at East Park Church in, Vancouver, Washington on June 4, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., Please view/sign Cynthia's guestbook at



DEATH NOTICE: Audrey S. Davies

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 3:00 AM 

Audrey S. Davies, 92, a resident of Moscow, Idaho, and formerly of Potlatch, Idaho, died late Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Aspen Park Healthcare in Moscow. Arrangements are pending with Kramer Funeral Home, Palouse, Wash. [...] 




Wednesday, June 1, 2011 3:00 AM 

Hazel Wiese, 90, a homemaker, died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at her Moscow home. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011, at the First Presbyterian Church in Moscow, Idaho. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman, Wash., is in charge of the arrangements. [...]



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.



David Joseph Shore

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



Dennis Lead

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Dolores C. (Nebel) Tegner

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Donn Louis Lee

Donn Louis Lee was born August 3, 1944 in Aberdeen, WA. Donn passed away May 25, 2011 at Providence Hospital Hospice and in the care of his family., He worked at Haggen Grocery in Lynnwood, Canyonville Cabinets in Monroe and Walmart in Marysville. Donn loved cars, the Seahawks and the Huskies. He told great stories and was a tender-hearted man., Donn is survived by his life partner, Edna (Lorilee) Lindsey; his brothers, Glenn Lee and Larry Lee; and sisters, Carol Lee, Phyllis Standefer and Kathleen Swanson., A family burial will be at Calvary Cemetery, Seattle at noon Friday, June 3, 2011., Memorials to Providence Hospice or the, please.



Dorothy Davis

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Dorothy Jane Stariha Norgaard Buddrius

Dorothy Jane Stariha Norgaard BUDDRIUS 1917 ~ 2011 She was born in Seattle, Washington on December 19, 1917 to Anton and Angela Stariha (Cvar). She attended Seattle Public Schools and graduated from West Seattle High School in 1936. She worked in various jobs until 1940, at which time she was employed by the State Unemployment Department in Olympia, Washington. In 1942, she was transferred to the War Manpower Commission in Seattle where she worked until her enlistment in the U.S. Navy WAVES in July 1943, serving as Telegrapher in the Zone Communications Office in San Diego and Los Angeles, California. She was discharged November 1945 as Telegrapher First Class, at which time she took a secretarial course at business school under the GI Bill for Veterans. She married Alfred Ragnvald Norgaard in December 1947, in Seattle and had three sons - Alfred R. Jr., Thomas and John. In the intermittent years until her husband's death in April 1967, she worked as a Postal Clerk at the Post Office Terminal to Secretary at the Regional office of the Post Office Department in Seattle. On August 5, 1969, she married Richard L. Buddrius and moved to Almira, Washington where he was a Rural Route Carrier for the Post Office. After Richard's retirement in November 1975, they moved to Leavenworth, Washington, where they resided until Richard's death in September 2007, after which she moved to Kent, Washington. She was preceded in death by her oldest son, Alfred (Ronny) Jr.; two brothers, John and Frank Stariha; sister, Anna Wilds; and one stepson Donald Buddrius.She is survived by her sons Thomas and John; stepsons and daughter, David, Dennis, and Marilynne A. Wilson; 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Local funeral service will be held Thursday, June 2nd, 1:00 p.m. at Edline-Yahn & Covington Funeral Chapel in Kent. Dorothy and Richard were members of Faith Lutheran Church of Leavenworth, Washington since 1975.A memorial service will also be held there on June 7th at 2:00 p.m. Burial to be at Acacia Memorial Park in Seattle and Almira Cemetery. Please sign the online guest book at



Dr. Max D. Davis

Dr. Max D. DAVIS March 27, 1918 (Utah) ~ May 17, 2011 (Seattle) Served in the US Air Force as bomber pilot during WWII. Attended the University of Utah, University of Washington and Dental School at Northwestern University and practiced dentistry in the Seattle area for 35 years. Retired to St. George, Utah and Eugene, Oregon. Died after a short illness due to natural causes. Preceded in death by his first wife, Enid Howarth. Survived by his5 children: Scott (Sandra), Jan Gobin (Raymond), George (Jeanette), Kirk (Allison), Alice McPhee (Bryce); 22 grandchildren;22+ great-grandchildren; 2 step-children: Jay and Holli; 5 step-grandchildren; and second wife, Linda Taunton; and two brothers, John R. and Thomas. Max left a legacy of hard work, generosity, and service to others. He will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 4:00p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 200th South 177th Place, Burien, Washington. He will be buried in Nephi, Utah on June 17, 2011.




Elsie A. Frayling age 101, a longtime resident of Skagit Valley, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2011 at a local care facility., Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Kern Funeral Home.



Edwin Lyle Parker

Edwin Lyle PARKER Captain Edwin Lyle Parker, USCG retired Captain Edwin Lyle Parker, a native son of the Northwest passed away on March 25, 2011 at the age of 81. Captain Parker was born on December 15, 1929 to Lyle and Alberta Parker of Puyallup, WA. Raised there he entered the Coast Guard in 1949 graduating from the Coast Guard Academy in 1954. In 1961 he received a Master Degree in Naval Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Retiring as Captain with 30 years of service in April of 1980, he earned numerous commendations and awards throughout his career, including service during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. After his retirement from government service he also managed the Honolulu Shipyard in Hawaii for four years. His final 22 years of retirement were spent on Whidbey Island at the home he designed and built with Grace his beloved wife of 57 years. Captain Parker is survived by his wife Grace, his sister Carolyn Joan Jacox, son Robert and wife Grace, son Eric and wife May Lan, and his precious grandson Cory Lyle. Private services will be held at the Punchbowl National Memorial Cemetery in Honolulu. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in his name to the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance USCG Mail Stop 7180 4200 Wilson Blvd.,Suite 610 Arlington, VA 20598-7180; 1-(800) 881-2462.



Elizabeth Evans

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Eric Vrem

Passed away on May 10th, at the age of 66, with his mother and son by his side., He was a hard working man, with a high level of discipline and attention to detail. His greatest hobby was restoring old cars. His proudest was a 1957 Chevy Nomad, which he completed last year and showed at the Fallbrook Vintage Car Show. He also enjoyed snorkeling and scuba diving., Eric served our country by joining the Navy at the age of 22, with one year of training, two years active duty, and three years in the reserves., He is survived by his mother, Ruth; son, Chris; and sisters, Candace, Tobi, Vicki, and Toni., Eric's ashes will be interred this Saturday, June 4th at 4pm, at Fairmount Memorial Park at 5200 W Wellesley, Spokane. All are welcome to come honor him with a few words or simply say farewell.



Fred A. Techel

TECHEL, Fred A., Passed away on May 28th surrounded by his loving family. Fred was born September 26, 1932 to Louis C. and Helen Techel, Milwaukee, WI. He graduat-ed from Washington High School where he lettered in Track and Football. Fred went on to play football at the, . His college years were interrupted by the, where he proudly served. Returning to the U of M, he met and married his wife Nancy Sundby. His career with Patterson Dental Supply eventually led him to the West Coast, and Spokane where he has spent the remainder of his life. "Herr Fun", as he was fondly called, loved hunting, fishing, and the years he spent field trialing his Labradors. No "bucket list" needed. Fred said he had done and seen everything., Survived by his wife Nancy and two daughters Linda (Bill) Mac George, Molly (Steven) Ohm, and grand children Stuart and Nancy Mac George. A celebration of Fred's life will be held in Wisconsin at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Hospice of Spokane will be appreciated.



Fred W. Armstrong

Fred W. ARMSTRONG 10-5-1931 ~ 5-25-2011 U.S.C.G. Ret. Commander. Memorial service will begin 11:00a.m., June 09, 2011 @ Flintoft's Funeral Home, 540 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA 98027. Please view WWW.FLINTOFTS.COM for more information.




Gene Overway, 80, a resident of Bayview passed away at home Monday, May 30, 2011., Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Hulbush Funeral Home, Burlington.



George Don Miskar

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Guyla Louise Wigen

WIGEN, Guyla Louise, She was born June 17, 1937 to Irvin (Bus) Swarts and Thelma Longmeier Swarts. In 1938 her mother and siblings passed away during childbirth., She went to Lind Schools, graduated from Ritzville in 1983 and attended Spokane Community College. In 1954 she married Francis Kurkowski and they had two children: Francis "Skip" Kurkowski and Cheryl (Kurkowski) Haase. In 1980 she married Richard "Dick" Wigen and became stepmother to Tony, Robert, Angela and Lynnette. Guyla worked for Dr. James Jardee as a medical assistant for nearly 30 years. Although she worked many other jobs, this was her calling. She was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church, American Legion Auxiliary; she bowled, read thousands of books and loved to travel. Guyla passed on May 28, 2011 after a long battle with the debilitating disease rheumatoid arthritis. She is survived by her husband Dick, daughters Cheryl (Jim) Haase, Angela Stumpf, Lynnette (Doug) Munk and sons Skip (Tiffany) Kurkowski, and Tony Wigen, nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Robbie. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Ritzville, Washington June 3, 2011 at 10am. Internment will follow at the Lind Cemetery. Condolences may be left at



Harold A. Seeley

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Harry Chichester

Harry Chichester, 84 of Bremerton passed away on May 24, 2011. He was born on July 3, 1926 in Bellingham, WA, to Fred and Faye Chichester. After graduating in 1944 from Bremerton High School, he served in the National Guard before enlisting in the U.S.



Helen M. Curnutt

Helen M. Curnutt, born on December 10, 1931 went home to be with the Lord on May 14, 2011., Come join in a celebration of her life with a potluck lunch June 4, 2011 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Granite Falls Senior Center 302 S. Granite Ave, Granite Falls WA 98252., Please bring photos and stories to share.



Henry Bacon Gibbs

Henry Bacon GIBBS Henry (Hank) Gibbs was born in Cartney, Arkansas in the Ozarks to David and Cora Gibbs on August 2, 1924 and passed gently to the Lord on May 18, 2011. David, a railroad man, and Cora, a nurse, welcomed all to their table during those Depression years. Along with his siblings, David, Sam, and Jean, Henry enjoyed hunting for the family table or fishing the White River. Although Henry left Arkansas by age 14, he had vivid memories and tales to share of swimming with water moccasins and sweeping the errant 'ball-of-lightning' out of the farmyard. The railroad brought the family to Seattle in the late 30's and Henry attended Richmond Beach High School. Hank enlisted in the Navy at age 17 and he proudly served on the USS Oglethorpe during WWII. Henry met the love of his life, Gladys Kleven, at Fort Lawton (now Discovery Park). They wed in 1946. Henry worked at Pier 91 for the Navy until the base was shuttered in the late 1960's. He had a second career at Judson Park Caldwell as a building and grounds superintendent. Many memories were made at the family cabin on Whidbey Island as well as during annual trips to the Kleven homestead in North Dakota. Henry and Gladys lived in their tight-knit Bitter Lake neighborhood they called home for over 50 years. Henry was active in church, junior football, politics, and the kitchen; there was never a shortage of opinions or friends to share them with. Retirement brought travel, grandkids, and health challenges for Gladys. Hank was a hard working man who loved to laugh, put his family first, and wasn't afraid to fight for what he felt was right. Henry was pre-deceased by his wife of 60 years, Gladys, and was the last surviving Gibbs sibling. Henry was the cherished father of Lorraine Gibbs-Long (Bruce) of Seattle and James of Edmonds, and was a devoted grandpa to Audrey and Helena Long. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law Grace Syverson of Tioga, ND, and Pauline Gibbs of Richmond Beach. Henry leaves behind many loving nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 4 at 3:00 p.m. at Luther Memorial Church, Seattle. Private interment at Bayview Cemetery on Whidbey Island.



Henry Maron

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Iva Kathleen Frye

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2/27/1974 ~ 5/26/2011, Jennifer Lyn Allan was born in Seoul Korea. She graduated from Hancock County High School in Kentucky and attended college at the University of Kentucky. She was employed as a Restaurant Manager at Nordstrom in San Diego, California., She is survived by her father Jerry Allan and mother Lorna Allan of Sedro-Woolley; sister Joanna Deaton and her husband Heath of Lewisport, KY; brother Bill Kaaland and his wife Patty of Sedro-Woolley; brother Bob Kaaland (who passed away in 2010); and very best friend Freddie Ethington of Lexington, KY., There will be a memorial service at 10am on June 5, 2011 a the Community Covenant Church in Clear Lake, Wa.



Jacalyn L. "Jacci" Herron

HERRON, Jacalyn L., Jacalyn Louise Ralph went to be with her heavenly father on May 27, 2011. Jacci was born to Timothy K Ralph and Edna Mae Ralph on November 30, 1951, in Spokane WA. She attended grade school in Spirit Lake ID. As Jacci was growing up her family moved around while her father worked road construction. She attended East Valley high School and graduated from Kahlotus High School. In October 1968 she married Robert W. Herron Jr. and moved to Kahlotus where they lived until 1975 when they moved to Kennewick WA. Jacci worked as a grocery clerk for many years in the Kennewick area. In the early 90's Jacci and Bob sponsored a Christmas movie day out for underprivileged children in the Tri-City area. In 1996 they moved to Davenport, WA to be near family. Jacci was preceded in death by her parents and sister Connie Clary Burch. She is survived by her husband Bob of Davenport, one sister Linda Dawson Puls of Post Falls, ID, daughter Kelli (Jeff) Wilkie of Davenport, son, Gunnery Sgt. Robert K. Herron (Michele) of Independence, MO, grandchildren, Victoria Wilkie, Kyra Herron, Hannah Herron, Ronald Wilkie, Thomas Wilkie, and Madeline Herron, several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. Her bright and sunny smile will be missed by all who knew her. Funeral services, Monday, June 6, 2011 at 10:00 AM at the Church of Latter Day Saint, W. 10405 Melville Rd. Cheney, WA with President Kemp Phelps, officiating. Interment at the Marshall Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Davenport Branch of the Church of Latter Day Saints, c/o Kemp Phelps, PO Box 406, Reardan, WA 99029 or to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, 1215 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98161. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, DAVENPORT, WA is caring for the family.



Jackie L. Boyd

Jackie L. Boyd 3/3/1950 - 5/27/2011 Jackie L. Boyd was born on March 3, 1950 in Cairo, IL. and died on May 27, 2011 in Port Orchard. A funeral service will be held on Thursday June 2, at 11 a.m at the Sumner United Methodist Church, 901 Wood Ave. Interment will follow at the Sumner Cemetery. Please sign the online guestbook at



Jacqueline Gail "Jackie" Pickett

Jackie passed away Friday, May 27, 2011 due to complications from lung cancer. She served over 20 years at Clark County Sheriff's Department., She is survived by sisters Barbara Luman and Lynn Pollock; sons Richard Weil and Randal Weil; daughter Stephanie Brenot; grandchildren Harrison Allred, Caitlin Weil, Alana Weil, Jackson Allred, Ryan Weil, Grace Allred, and Blaze Brenot., Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 4, 2011 at Walnut Grove Church, 6004 Northeast 72nd Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98661-1937, (360) 256-1140., Please sign Jacqueline's Guest Book at



James J. Crowley

James J. Crowley passed away peacefully on May 16, 2011 at Community Health Hospice in Longview, WA. He was 52 years old., Jim, a longtime resident of New York, moved to Vancouver in 2002. He was preceded in death by his parents James F. and Adele M. Crowley. Jim is survived by his sisters Valerie, Diane, and Patricia and many loving friends., A funeral Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 400 S. Andresen Rd., Vancouver, Washington on Friday, June 3, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., Interment will be at Calverton National Cemetery, Long Island, New York., In lieu of flowers, please donate to the American Red Cross and assist those who have been impacted by the Spring storms., Please sign James's Guest Book at



James O. Despain

James Despain, 82, of Woodinville, WA, passed away on May 28, 2011., Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 2, 2011, at Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills Funeral Home, 409 Filbert Rd, Lynnwood.



James Vardie Meadows

Passed away on May 28, 2011 in Spokane. James was born March 9, 1928 in Mississippi. He served in the, during, and then served as a Staff Sergeant in the, . After retiring from the Air Force, he went on to serve as the Police Chief of Airway Heights, a community where he was a longtime resident. James loved hunting, fishing, camping, and gardening. A graveside service will be held at Washington State Veterans Cemetery, 21702 W. Espanola Rd, Medical Lake, WA on Friday, June 3, 2011 at 11:15 am.



Jean C. (Sperb) Mathias

Jean C. (Sperb) MATHIAS Wife of the late William N. Mathias, passed away May 17, 2011 after a long decline. She was born to John Joseph Sperb and Bertha Sperb (Fessant) August 23, 1920 in Ocean Falls, British Columbia and was raised in Sumner, WA. She leaves 8 children and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews and nieces. She and Bill were married December 4, 1942 just prior to Bill being shipped out to serve in World War II. Upon his return, they lived in Alaska, and then Seattle. The family remembers fondly Mother's wine making skills and are proud of her accomplishments including a college degree from Shoreline Community College. Jean enjoyed a long and successful career in Real Estate sales. After retirement she enjoyed travel and was strongly committed to feeding the hungry at the Sacred Heart Shelter in Seattle. Survivors are her brother John Sperb, sister Louise Dwyer, and children Nick (Sonia), Stephen (Patricia), Christopher (Ken Turino), Patrick (Linda), Daniel (Debe), Peggy Hoffer (Patrick), Karen Sample, and Kathy Boag (Randy). Memorial mass Friday, June 10th, at 11AM at St Thomas More Catholic Church, Lynnwood, Wa. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to Sacred Heart Shelter, 232 Warren Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98109.



Joan Karahuta

Joan, a wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great- grandmother and friend to all, entered into heaven at 81 on a beautiful Sunday morning in Spokane, Wash., Born in Surrey, England, to Joseph Walter Nunney and Mary Jennings, Joan was the middle child of three, with fond memories of her sisters, Pat and Rita., She was raised in a loving and caring home by her Auntie Flo and Uncle Reg, after losing her parents at a young age., Joan met Clarence Joseph "Joe" Karahuta, in England, where on June 3, 1950, they were married. A year later, their only son, Joseph was born. Becoming a military wife, Joan embraced the life, moving to Pennsylvania, and Texas, where Susan was born, then Georgia where Brenda and Helen were born. With four children in tow, they continued their adventure, stopping in France, Missouri, Washington, and Alaska. Joan and Joe finally settled in Spokane where Patricia was born. Throughout the years, Joan made beautiful long-time friends along the way., With charisma, an English accent, a sense of humor, a love for people, and those beautiful blue eyes, she captivated and melted hearts wherever she went., A strong, family-oriented, optimistic woman, Joan dedicated her whole life to her husband and five children, showing the true meaning not only of a wife and mother, but also a best friend. She made wonderful memories hosting countless gatherings, going on holiday, and spending quality time with family. Favorite pastimes include knitting, crocheting, reading, people watching, dancing, singing, and shopping., Preceded in death by husband, Joe, in 1993. Survived by children Joseph, Susan, Brenda, Helen, Patricia; cousin Li'l Olga; grandchildren Jeremy, Dana, Joe, Jay, Joshua, Craig, Alina; great-grandchildren Blayne, James, Carter, Lydia, Delilah, Maximus, Holliday., Funeral Services will be held Friday, June 3 at 1:30 pm at the funeral home. Graveside services will be at 4 pm at Fairmount Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Cancer Patient Care at 1507 E Sprague, Spokane, WA 99202. Please visit Joan's memorial at:, Arrangements entrusted to:



Joseph S. Sjoberg

Joseph S. SJOBERG Born April 7, 1988 in Seattle; died tragically, March 28, 2011 in Columbus, WI. Survived by his parents, Bob and Muriel; his siblings, Katharine, Jane, Robert, and Patrick; his grandfather, Robert Sjoberg (Retta); and a large extended family. We will never forget our beloved brother and son, Joe. His easy smile, exuberance, booming laugh, and his loving and compassionate heart, were a light in our lives for almost 23 years. We are profoundly grateful for the time we had with him. We will miss him more than we can ever say, but take solace in knowing that he will live on in our hearts and in memories of the multitude of people whose lives he touched. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, June 4th, at 11 AM at St. Matthew Church, 1240 NE 127th St., Seattle, 98125 followed by a Tribute to Joseph at Roosevelt High School, Seattle. Please sign the on-line Guest Book at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey



Joshua Earl Englund

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Joyce Marie Pettit

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Judy Stickler

Judy Stickler died on May 1, 2011 in Calistoga, CA., The memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Northshore Christian Church 5700 23rd Dr. W, Everett. 



Julia M. Harding Goodwin

Julia M. Harding GOODWIN Julia M. Harding, age 86, passed away peacefully May 26, 2011 in Tacoma, WA. Survived by her loving children: (Sons) Lee, Jr., Gregory, Carl, Sr., Stephan, Sr., and Marcus Goodwin; (daughters) Carolyn Grant (Rudolph) Gail Giles and Kimberly Goodwin; 14 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; sister-in-law Betty Harding, as well as numerous relatives and friends.Retired from Seattle Public Schools in 1996. Viewing Thursday, June 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Greenwood Memorial Park Chapel, 350 Monroe Ave N.E., Renton, WA.; Services Friday, June 3 at 11:00 a.m. at God's Pentecostal Temple, 150 16th Ave, Seattle, WA. Please sign online guestbook at



Kevin Bradley Miller

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Laverne B. Kruzich, age 86, a resident of Skagit Valley, passed away on May 27, 2011 in Burlington., A complete obituary will be published at a later time., Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home of Mount Vernon.




LaVona Leora (Swihart) Eikleberry slipped quietly from this earthly home on Saturday, May 28, 2011 in Anacortes, Washington., She was born on February 20, 1922 in Adel, Iowa, the third of five children born to William M. and Mabel C. Swihart., She and her family moved to Sedro-Woolley in 1938. LaVona married Elwood Eikleberry in June of 1945 and they made their home in Sedro-Woolley. In the year 2000, she moved in with her daughter in Anacortes., LaVona worked at the Keyport defense plant during WWII. She also worked as a nurse at the Northern State Hospital and later on at the Memorial Hospital in Sedro-Woolley., She was a member of the Soroptomists, the Garden Club, and the Rebecca's. She held several offices in those organizations. As part of her Garden Club years, she planted several areas with shrubs, etc. in the City of Sedro-Woolley. LaVona was also a volunteer and a Director of the Helping Hands Food Bank in Sedro-Woolley for a time., One of her great loves was gardening, flowers, shrubs, and trees. She enjoyed all the seasons from the first spring flower to the last of the falling leaves. She loved feeding the squirrels, the deer, and the birds. In fact she enjoyed all of God's creation. God blessed her with a loving family and many friends throughout her life., She is survived by her daughter, Vicki E. Grenier and her longtime companion Bill Wooding of Anacortes, grandson, Vern Louis Grenier III and his wife Polly and great-granddaughters, Kylie and Kendall; two sons, Lee A. Swihart and his wife Kathy of Sedro-Woolley and grandchildren, Leann and Todd and Martin Day and his wife Linda of Cashmere and granddaughter, Darcy; a sister, Shirley A. Richter of Sedro-Woolley plus too numerous to mention nieces, nephews, and extended family., LaVona was preceded in death by her husband, Elwood, two brothers, William (Bill) and Lynn Swihart and a sister, Doris Robinson all of Sedro-Woolley and a grandson, Terry Day of Cashmere., The family of LaVona would like to express our gratitude to Caring Heart's of Anacortes for their living care of her and to Hospice for their time and support., Funeral Services will be Friday, June 3, 2011 at 11:00AM at the Inspire Church of Skagit Valley at Township & State in Sedro-Woolley with Pastor Brent Kimball officiating. Private interment to follow at the Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery., Arrangements and Services under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley., Please share your memories of LaVona and sign the online guestbook at



Lawrence Leger Rowe

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



Lee Roy Mealy

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Linda M. Christensen-Meikle

Linda M. Christensen-Meikle 11/11/1953 - 5/28/2011 Linda was born on November 11, 1953 in Corpus Christi, TX. and died on May 28, 2011 in Tacoma. Viewing will be held on Thurs. June 2, from 5-8 p.m. at Curnow Funeral Home, 1410 Main St. Sumner. 863-2800. A funeral service will be held on Friday at Noon at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 11212 17th Ave. E. Interment will take place on Tues. at Tahoma National Cemetery. Please sign the online guestbook at



Lois Leu

Born Lois Mae Halverson in rural Gregory County, South Dakota at the onset of the Great Depression, she grew up tough, honest, dignified and loving. Lois and her twin sister Elaine were the seventh and sixth of eight children on the farm. People around Bonesteel didn't know they were poor. Good memories of her childhood., She moved to Seattle after WWII and worked at "the phone company" and as a waitress in Magnolia. One regular customer from the nearby Great Northern Railway never left a tip, and she ended up marrying him. Bill and Lois Leu set up house in Edmonds and were together for a half century, until his death in 2003. They had a daughter and a son. Great friends, great neighborhood, great times., Lois is survived by daughter, Brenda Leu-Carriere; son, Bob Leu (wife Kazue); as well as granddaughter and close friend, Dana Elaine Carriere. She also leaves behind other friends, many nieces and nephews, and her sister, Elaine Hoffman (husband Ted) of Denver, CO. There is a special bond between twins. Between them it was more than special., Lois was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters., Lois was a teacher's aide at Esperance Elementary and later turned her gift of caring for people into her work as a CNA. The focus of her life was her family, and she gave and received unconditional love. What she didn't understand she tolerated., She was the type of person you want around you. Good. Strong. Hard worker. Dry sense of humor. An uncommon amount of common sense. Knowing right from wrong. Intense loyalty., With her loving "kids" on her final day she watched a marvelous Seattle rainbow, as well as her beloved Mariners defeat the Yankees., Going back to 1963, she beat cancer four times, with the final score being 4-1. Her family thanks her oncologist Dr. Sam Tolman for his work, Dr. Keith Luther for helping her through multiple maladies over the years, and Dr. Mark Raney for an intervention just in time to give her a valuable 81st year. She used it well. Nurses and CNA's at Northwest Hospital displayed exceptional professionalism and compassion. They asked for schedule changes to be with her at the end., Instead of flowers, please call and old friend and take a loved one to lunch. Leave a tip., Funeral services are today, Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills, 409 Filbert Rd, Lynnwood, WA with viewing from 9 a.m. until service time. A reception will follow in the hospitality room there.



Lynda Reiko Olmstead Aramaki

Lynda Reiko Olmstead ARAMAKI She died at home on May 24, 2011. Lynda was the loving mother of daughter Jacque Olmstead Weber of Seattle and son Michael Olmstead of Florida. She is also survived by her mother Matsuye Anne Aramaki; sister Judie Emiko Aramaki, and 4 brothers Gary, Chuck, Mark and Greg. She had two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Christopher. She lovingly was the care provider for her mother at the family home in Seattle. She went to heaven to be with her father John Shigeto Aramaki.



Margaret Helland "Maggie" Smith

Margaret "Maggie" Helland Smith, born August 30, 1919 in Moscow, ID, passed away on May 26, 2011 in Snohomish, WA at the age of 91., She attended Langley High School and graduated with the top of her class. Margaret was a longtime member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Lake Stevens. She served there as church secretary for many years and also volunteered frequently with the Luther League Youth Group. She was also a Bluebird and Campfire Girl Leader. Margaret was a devoted wife, mother, grandma, and friend. She enjoyed sewing and knitting, making clothing, sharing her delicious baked goods, gardening in her extensive flower and vegetable garden - much of which she shared, going to breakfast with her friends, and car trips. Margaret enjoyed camping and fishing in Eastern Washington and spending the winters in Arizona., Margaret is survived by her son, Gary Smith (Dalrene) of Lake Stevens; daughter, Gayle Streicher (Neil) of Poulsbo; sister, Thelma Hoiland of Snohomish; grandchildren, Scott, David, and Cindy; great-grandchildren, Steven, Kelcie, Brandon, Jared, and Tyler., She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford Smith in 2006; 10 of her siblings; and her parents, Carl and Gurina Helland., A memorial service celebrating Margaret's life will be held on Friday, June 3, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 - 117th Ave. NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258., Donations in her name may be made to Ebenezer Lutheran Church., The family would like to thank the girls of Dogwood Cottage at Emeritus of Snohomish for their loving and exceptional care these last few years., Arrangements by Purdy & Walters with Cassidy, Everett, 425-252-2191,



Margareta Bylsma

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Margery Frances "Micki" Torrence

Margery "Micki" Frances Torrence went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, May 28, 2011 surrounded by her loving family., Micki was born to Herman and Ernestine Bouma in Lynden, Washington on January 8, 1929 and was the fourth child of five with brother, Floyd; sisters, Leone and Ruth; and a younger brother, John., On January 11, 1947 she married Eugene Torrence and had nine children, Steven (Nancy), Leone St. Clair, Susan (Vic) Santie, Jane (Steve) McMahon, Ann, George (deceased), Jon (Sue), Dan (Katherine) and Eric (Sonya). Gene and Micki lived in their Lynnwood, WA home for 55 years. She had twenty-two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, all who were a source of great joy and pride. She will be missed more than mere words can ever say!, Besides her great love for family, Micki had a zest for gardening and her flowers and yard were always spectacular! She also supported the Sujay Welfare Society and Grace House in India for many years through Lacemaker lace sales and her yearly yard and plant sale., Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the Floral Hills Cemetery in Lynnwood, with visitation one half hour prior in the Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills Funeral Home. Following at 1:00 p.m., a memorial service celebrating her life will be held at the Everett First Presbyterian Church., In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Leone St. Clair for the Sujay Welfare Society.



Mary Anne Rhodes

Mary Anne Rhodes returned to her Lord on Friday, May 27, 2011 in Vancouver, Washington. Born on December 3, 1951 in Twin Falls, Idaho to James and Helen (Assendrup) Keegan, Mary was 59 years old., A ten year resident of Camas, Mary was formerly of Overland Park, Kansas. She owned 360 Threads in downtown Camas with her husband, where they attend Journey Community Church. Throughout her life Mary was a follower of her Lord Jesus Christ. She was a former staff member at Campus Crusade for Christ, and was active in missionary work, offering ministry to international students attending local colleges. Mary's active faith and sense of humor could brighten any one's day., Mary is survived by the love of her life for 24 years Randy at home; and her children Ryan, Mack, Hilary, and Keegan, and her beloved dog Grace. Other survivors include brothers Alex Sinclair of Rancho Mirage, California; and Bob Keegan, Dennis Keegan, and Pat Keegan all of Twin Falls, Idaho., There will be a celebration of Mary's life on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Camas Assembly of God Church: 500 SE Everett Rd.; Camas, WA 98607. Private vault interment will be held at the Fern Prairie Cemetery in Camas. Memorials in Mary's honor may be made to Journey Community Church in Camas., Brown's Funeral Home in Camas has been entrusted with arrangements. To send condolences or to sign the online guestbook, please visit, . Please view/sign her guestbook at



Mary Cline Rygg

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Melvin R. Milless

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Michael Thomas

THOMAS, Michael, Passed away on May 30, 2011. Michael touched many lives and made an impact on everyone he encountered. His charisma, charm and unforgiving wit will always be missed but never forgotten. Michael is survived by his parents, Steve and Jo Thomas; sister, Cortney Thomas; aunts and uncles, Char and Craig Thomas, John and Sherri Harshman, Wally Tomson, and Merri Winkler; many cousins, as well as an infinite number of friends who adored him. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 3rd at 6:00 pm at Heritage Funeral Home.



Morrie Moen

Born November 27, 1927 in Harlowton, Montana; passed away May 29, 2011 in Spokane. Morrie moved to Spokane with his family 1929. He graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1946, served two years in the U.S. Army then returned to Spokane and graduated from Whitworth College with a degree in Economics and Accounting. Morrie opened Moen Sales, Inc in 1961 with his father, Ed Moen. Morrie retired in 2003. He was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Mary Ann Moen and his brother Roland E. Moen. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Cardinal Moen; son, Michael Moen; daughter, Molly Beyer (Curt) and two grandchildren: Billy and Katie. A Memorial Reception will be held Saturday, June 4, at Commellini Estate from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Horizon Hospice, 123 W. Cascade Way, Spokane 99208. Please visit Morrie's online guestbook at, and leave a condolence. Arrangements by




Nellie Hazel Andrews, age 100, passed away Saturday, May 28, 2011 at Orchard Park Assisted Living in Bellingham, Washington. She was born September 24, 1910 in Lyman, Washington to Theodore and Harriett (Fisher) Bryson., Nellie was a 75 year resident of Lyman and Sedro-Woolley and she worked as a LPN at Northern State Hospital until its closure., She was married to Frank Wagner on January 5, 1932 and he preceded her in death in August of 1948. Nellie later married Ed Andrews in December of 1950 and he preceded her in death on April 4, 1957. She enjoyed gardening and knitting and was a member of the Rebecca's., Nellie is survived by her daughters, Joan Visten and her husband Les of Sedro-Woolley, Dorothy Rood and her husband Ken of Bellingham and a son, John Wagner and his wife Peggy of Pleasant Hill, Oregon; 5 grandchildren, Mick Visten and his wife Kathe, Carla Beymer and her husband Mark, Brian Rood, James Rood and his wife Dawn, and Connie Wagner; 4 step-grandchildren, Mark Gustafson, Lynn Shapes, Lisa Wagner, and Phillip Wagner; numerous great and great-great-grandchildren., She was preceded in death by her husbands, 4 brothers, Homer Queen, Irvin Bryson, Charles Bryson, Elmer Bryson, and a step-granddaughter, Marla Wetmore., Graveside Services will be Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 2:00PM at the Lyman Cemetery with Pastor John Reed of Bellingham officiating., The family would like to extend a special thank you for the wonderful care given to Nellie by Orchard Park Assisted Living and Hospice., Arrangements and Services under the care of Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley., Please share your memories of Nellie and sign the online guestbook at



Nancy Arleen Mugaas Kono

Nancy Arleen Mugaas KONO Nancy passed away quietly at her home in Milton on May 18, 2011 after a brave battle against ovari an cancer. She was 58 years young at the time of her passing. Nancy was born on August 6, 1952 to Harriett (Elizabeth Hammer smith) & Elmer Mugaas in Yakima, WA. She spent her early years in Union Gap and Yakima, graduating from Yakima's Davis High School. Nancy continued her education at Central Washington University in Ellensburg where she received her undergraduate degree in Education. Nancy met Steve Kono while at Central and they married in 1976. Son Jason was born in 1981 and daughter Lizbeth in 1985. Nancy referred to her children as her greatest joy and best teachers. Nancy worked in parent educa tion at Highline College and Bates Technical College while further ing her education at the Universi ty of Puget Sound, earning a Masters Degree in Counseling. She became a child and family advocate for the Children's Home Society of Auburn. The family lived overseas in Saudi Arabia for about two years & Japan for over a year. Nancy greatly enjoyed travel, visiting Norway, Thailand, Cyprus, East Germany, S. Korea, and most recently Alaska and her mother's childhood home in Indiana. In recent years, Nancy's hobbies and aspirations included quilt making, photography and writing. She eagerly photo graphed all the beauty she saw in her life to accompany the memoirs she worked on writing. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Re search at Please share memories and thoughts with family and friends online at nancy-m-kono and at a gathering for Nancy on Saturday June 4, 2011, 4:00 p.m. at Des Moines Activity Center (2045 South 216th St.). A reception will follow.



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Norma L. Martin

Passed away on Monday, May 30, 2011 in Davenport, Washington. Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Sherman Cemetery. A Memorial Service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Wilbur Lutheran Church, Wilbur, Washington. Pastors Steve Myers and Dennis Cooper will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Sherman Cemetery Association or to the Women of the Wilbur Lutheran Church. STRATE FUNERAL HOME, WILBUR, WASHINGTON is caring for the family.



OBITUARY: Arnold T. "Arnie" Geffre

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 3:00 AM 

Arnold T. "Arnie" Geffre of Moscow died Monday, May 30, 2011, at his home. He was 84.Arnold was born August 28, 1926, at Leola, S.D., to Jake and Barbara Pfeifer Geffre. He grew up and attended school at Leola and worked on the family farm. He served in the U.S. Army from 1950-1952, and following his discharge, lived [...]



OBITUARY: Dorothy Shaw

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 3:00 AM 

Dorothy Dean (Phillips) Shaw died Tuesday May 10, 2011. Dorothy was born on Oct. 26, 1926, in Tescott, Kan., to Charles and Christine Phillips. In 1927, she moved with her family to a farm near Plummer, Idaho, where she grew up. She married William A. Shaw Jr. in May 1946. They settled in Pullman in March 1952.She is [...]



OBITUARY: James L. Konen

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 3:00 AM 

James L. Konen, 84, of Moscow died Monday May 30, 2011, at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow. He was born Nov. 17, 1926, to Frank and Catherine (Haensgen) Konen in Eldorado, Wis. As a young boy the family moved to the Northwest finally settling in the Cottonwood/Keuterville area in 1937. Jim attended school through the eighth grade, but [...]



Patricia "Pat" Lundgren

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Patricia Pat (Bond-Wigner) Lundgren

Patricia 'Pat' Lundgren BOND-WIGNER Patricia Ann Lundgren Bond-Wigner, age 77, passed May 27th 2011; Seattle, WA. She was born August 13, 1933 in La Connor, WA. Mother of Cory, Julie and Jamie- Grandmother to Julia, Branden, Angie, Carrie, Alex, Carly and Emma-Lea, including endless extended family and friends. Viewing from 10am-12pm followed by the services 12pm. Wiggen & Sons Funeral Home 2003 NW 57th St., Seattle, WA 98107. A reception will follow the service: 8523 5th Ave. NE Seattle, WA 98115. 'I could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to work, or play. I found my close at the end of day' You are always in our hearts. With Love, Rest in peace.



Paul and Mimi Judd

Paul & Mimi JUDD Mimi passed away April 15th and Paul followed her on May 25. Memorial Service at Avondale Bible Church in Woodinville, WA @ 2:00 p.m.on Sunday June 5. Great loss to all family and friends. 



Peter Bruce Hendricks

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Richard Benson, 67, a resident of Bow died in an accident Friday, May 27, 2011., He was born to February 16, 1944 in Mount Vernon to Benjamin and Cora (Randles) Benson., He graduated form Burlington Edison High School in 1962. While working at Shell he attended Skagit Valley College., In 1964 he enlisted into the Washington National Guard and later received his commission into the Alaska National Guard., While in Alaska he worked at Ketchikan Pulp until 1972 when he returned to Burlington., He was united in marriage to Patricia Conn on December 26, 1972., Richard purchased the family farm on Samish Bay in the mid 70's, and while farming he worked at Hanson & Peterson. For the last 19 years he worked for Buno Construction, who treated him like family., Some of his hobbies included hunting, fishing, farming, reading and family gatherings., Survivors include his wife Patricia; three sons; Franklin John and Wendy Heerspink, Gene Wesley Heerspink, and Steven William Benson and Alexandra Lanouette; eight grandchildren, Autumn, Kailey, Amber, Kenzie, Andrew, Tyler, Wyatt, and Savannah; one great grandchild, Kayden; one brother, William Benson; two sisters, Laura Matthews, Deanne Ramsey; one brother-in-law, Michael W. Conn; and numerous nieces and nephews., He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Arnold Benson., A gathering of friends and family will be held Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the family home., Remembrances are suggested to the Edison Volunteer Fire Department., Arrangements are under the direction of Hulbush Funeral Home, Burlington.



Ralph Gene Montroy

Passed away May 22 at Providence Holy Family Hospital. Ralph was born in Spokane, November 21, 1930. After graduating from North Central High School he served for two years as a high-speed radio operator in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He then went on to earn a degree in art education from Eastern Washington University. He taught art education in the Spokane School District for 30 years, first at Havermale Junior High School and then at his alma mater, North Central High School. While at North Central, he served as the head of the art department and coached the boys and girls golf teams. He continued coaching the golf teams for several years after his retirement from teaching in 1987. He is survived by his sister, Jeanine Kiehn, husband Irving, of Spokane, daughter Jolie Montroy, son Jeff Montroy, son Mark Montroy, grandchildren Annaliese and Bradley, and great-granddaughter Tiayanna. A short memorial service will be held at 10:00 am June 4 at Heritage Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the



Raymond Edward Guenther

Of Spokane, WA died February 9, 2011 in Seattle, WA. He was born January 2, 1909 in Kenmare, N.D. Ray was preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years, Louise. He is survived by his sons, Dennis of Seattle, WA and Robert and his wife, Mary Ann of Coeur d'Alene, ID; and two grandchildren, Richard and Rebecca., The memorial service will be 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at the Pines Cemetery in Spokane. YATES FUNERAL HOME, COEUR D'ALENE is in care of the arrangements. You may visit Ray's online memorial and sign his guestbook at



Robert "Bob" Betker

Retired SFC Robert L. Betker passed away on May 24, 2011 after a brief battle with cancer, in Phoenix, AZ, with his brother by his side., Bob was an avid outdoorsman and was gifted in cabinetry work. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Mirella Betker. He is survived by his brother Donald Betker; his sister Loretta Thierman; his son Anthony Betker and his wife Lisa; his daughter Suzette Pump and her husband Todd; and two very special grandchildren Joshua and Alexis Betker., Donations can be made to the Ray Hickey Hospice House via the Southwest Foundation, PO Box 1600, Vancouver, WA 98668., Please sign his guestbook at



Robert "Bob" Muender

Robert "Bob" MUENDER Bob passed away peacefully May 25th at the age of 84. Loving husband of Jeanette and their three children, Jeff, Mark (Denise) and Kim. Grandfather of Greg, Kylie, Courtney, and Kelsey. He will be greatly missed.He is also survived by a loving supportive family. Memorial Service 11:00 am Friday, June 3 at Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home. Full obituary and on-line guest book at WWW.FLINTOFTS.COM



Robert Calhoun

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Robert James Nowak

Robert James Nowak, age 49, of Edmonds, WA passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2011. He was born in Appleton, Wisconsin on January 20, 1962. He graduated from Michigan Technological University in 1984. Robert was a Boeing Engineer for 26 years and a member of The City Church., He is survived by his wife, April; daughter, Jaclyn; stepson, Isaiah; daughter, Simone; daughter, Camille; parents, Stanley and Betty Nowak; brother, Michael; sister, Nancy Fritch (Doug); sister, Diane Theis (Michael); and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends., Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Friday, June 3, 2011, at Beck's Funeral Home, 405 Fifth Ave. S, Edmonds; 425-771-1234. A memorial service will be held also on Friday, June 3, at 6pm at The City Church, Alderwood Campus, 21705 58th Avenue W., Mountlake Terrace, WA., In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions may be made to Rosehill Cottages, c/o City Ministries, The City Church, 90581 132nd Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA 98033., Please share memories with family at



Robert Joel Habegger

Robert Joel HABEGGER Bob was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on May 18, 1927, but considered himself a Seattle native, since his family moved here when he was 2 years old. He died unexpectedly at home on May 26th. He attended Roosevelt High School and graduated from Lakeside School in 1945. Bob enlisted in the United States Navy. When he was discharged he entered Whitman College where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and received a B.A. in Business in 1949. While in Graduate School at the University of Washington he participated in R.O.T.C. and was awarded a Distinguished Military Graduate designation and entered the U.S. Army Reserve as a 2nd Lieutenant and was put on active status and then served for 1½ years in the Army Transportation Corps in Korea. Bob was a special agent for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. his entire career. He earnedhis Chartered Life Underwriter(C.L.U.) designation and his Chartered Financial Consultant (Ch.F.C.) designation and was a Life Member of the Million Dollar Roundtable. Although he graduated from Whitman College, he did some graduate work at the University of Washington and was a Life Member of the U of W Alumni Association and for over 50 years was a devoted Husky fan, especially both football and basketball. He had been a longtime member of the Washington Athletic Club and belonged to the Seattle Tennis Club and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Bob was a loving husband andfather with a beautiful smile and infectious laugh. He was known for his integrity, honesty and loyalty. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Joe and Ruth Habegger and his eldest daughter, Ann. He is survived by his wife of 60+ years, Peggy and 2 daughters, Jane and husband Bill Lynch of Olympia, Sally of Seattle, a sister Joanne Fisher (Harold) of Mt. Vernon, numerous nieces, nephews and lifelong friends. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 4805 N.E. 45th on Wednesday, June 8th at 2 P.M. The family requests that memorial contributions be sent to Seattle Children's Hospital Foundation (Habegger Family Endowment), P.O. Box 5371, MS-S-200, Seattle, WA. 98145.



Robert S. Hyler

Robert S HYLER Robert S Hyler was born November 5, 1922 in Bassett, NE to Robert and Nora Hyler and passed away May 27, 2011 in Renton. A Visitation will be Wednesday June 1st from noon to 5:00pm with funeral services to be held 1:30 pm Thursday, at Greenwood Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Renton.



Ronald Roy Henthorn

Entered into rest May 12, 2011 to be present with his Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Ron was born February 16,1943 in Spokane, WA. In his memory a free meal and short memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 2nd from 6pm - 7:30pm at Open Heart Chapel located at 808 W. Spofford in lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to Open Heart Benevolent Fund to help local families in financial need mailing address Open Heart Chapel N. 6916 Eastbluff Court, Spokane WA. 99208.



Roy Denton JR.

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Shawn K. Beard

BEARD, Shawn K., Shawn K. Beard passed away May 27, 2011 in Spokane, after a fierce battle with cancer. He was born September 23, 1969 in Seattle, WA, the son of Donald and Eileen (Thomas) Beard. Shawn was a complex, multifaceted war-rior spirit. Because he ignored boundaries, Shawn moved seamlessly across the social landscape, gathering a breathtaking array of friends who will miss his love, mentoring, and inspiring intellect. Shawn is preceded in death by his father, Don Beard. He is survived by his mother Eileen Silva and step-father David Silva; his sisters Megan Goldsmith, Samantha Hill, and Alison Zumek; stepsons Tyler Scott and Vlad Gunther; and a large extended family. Visitation will be Friday, June 3rd from 12-5 at the funeral home. Funeral services will be Friday, June 4, 2011 at 1 pm and will be conducted at Spokane Community College, Auditorium in the Lair, Student Center Building, 1810 N. Greene St. with committal to follow at Greenwood Memorial Terrace. Memorial contributions are suggested to Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation Scholarship Funds in memorial to Shawn Beard, and the, . Please visit Shawn's online tribute and leave a condolence at, Arrangements by



Shirley "Mickey" Cole

Shirley "Mickey" COLE On May 26, 2011, our family's foundation and inspiration died at the age of 83 after a short illness. Mickey was born on July 25, 1927 in Chehalis, WA, the youngest of four children. After graduating from Chehalis H.S. she received herB.A. from Oregon State University, where she was a member of the Pi Phi Sorority. She remained an ardent Beaver fan and supporter throughout her life. Following graduation, Mickey moved to Seattle where she met and married her lifetime sweetheart, Clarence "Clancy" Cole. The Cole family moved to Magnolia in 1957 where son Michael and daughter Susan were raised. An exceptional wife, mother and community volunteer, in another era Mickey would have also been a great CEO. In 1984 she and Clancy retired to Vashon Island. Mickey had an unquenchable thirst to learn, reading a couple of books a week throughout her life on an amazingly diverse range of subjects. At different times she threw herself into skiing, boating, Morgan horse show riding, being a docent for eight years with Clancy at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, and her constant passion, gardening. She took up Yoga in the 1950's before most people could even spell the word. Following spinal fusion two years ago, she was back to the gym and her garden in a very short time amazing everyone. She had a passion to live life to the fullest, and she did so. Mickey is survived by her husband of 60 years, Clancy, son Michael (Laurie), daughter Susan, grandchildren, Alison, McKenna, Owen, Aidan, and great grandchildren Liam and Henley. A service to celebrate her life will be held on June 4th at 3:00 p.m. at The Church of the Holy Spirit, 15420 Vashon Hwy SW, on Vashon Island. Please visit our online guest book at



Steve George

When we got married I know we both wanted more than anything to live "happily ever after," but that kind of joy and closeness does not come from just wishing. It comes from being together everyday, through good times, and bad, and everything in between. It comes from proving your love over and over, being there for each other, and developing a bond of trust that cannot be broken. As my husband you have gone the extra mile, more times than one. You're my husband, friend, soul mate, and the love of my life. Today would have been 37 years for us. You are always in my heart.




Thresa Jane Benjamin born September 3, 1930 passed away May 30, 2011 after her valiant battle with cancer., Born in Seattle, WA, Thresa graduated from the, School of Nursing in 1950., She is survived by her husband, Max Benjamin; her sons, Murray and Bradley; and her daughter, Michele Benjamin Lesmeister; her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren., She is preceded in death by her parents, Lila and Harry Smart, and her daughter, Ngaire Hoffman., Thresa and Max moved to Guemes Island in July 1959, where they created a life rich in nature and artistic expression., Thresa was devoted to her husband and family. Her brilliant, creative spirit brought artistry in her kitchen and extensive gardens, which are a crush of color and spirit much like Thresa herself. Much loved by family and friends, Thresa will be greatly missed for her gentle spirit and generous nature., At Thresa's request, there will be no memorial service., In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Rhododendron Species Foundation, PO Box 3798, Federal Way, WA 98063



Thomas Alan "Tom" Glascoe

Thomas Alan Glascoe went home to the Lord on May 25, 2011. He was born on June 25, 1961 in Norwich, CT to Thomas and Darlene Glascoe., His family moved to Vancouver in 1975 where he graduated from Evergreen High School in 1979. He went on to receive his Bachelors of Science from Portland State University., Tom worked for Columbia Machine since 1998 and Allied System from 1987 to 1998., Tom was an avid outdoors man. Being a die-hard fisherman, he would often spend countless hours on the river and lake with fishing pole in hand. He also enjoyed water and snow skiing, biking, flying model airplanes and coaching his childrens sports., He served on the board for Clark County Youth Football, also as safety officer for Columbia Machine since 1998., Tom is survived by his wife Donna of 26 years; his parents, Thomas and Darlene; his sister Cheryl (Harv); his brother Robert; his daughter Jennifer; and two sons Bryan and Cody., A memorial service will be held Friday, June 3, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens., Contributions can be made to the CCYF scholarship fund., Please sign Thomas's Guest Book at



Vernon P. "Bud" Haines

Everett native Vernon P. "Bud" Haines passed away May 26, 2011 at age 85., Bud was born at Everett General on July 27, 1925, the second child of Vernon Reed and Ada Pringle Haines. He graduated from Everett High in 1943, attended the University of Denver and then served 29 months in the U.S., Air Corps., He returned to Everett in 1946 and enrolled at Everett Junior College. Later that year, he met the love of his life, Norma Zee Robinson, at a dance. They were engaged the following Easter and married at Trinity Episcopal Church on Halloween, 1947., In 1953 - on the day his first son was born - he joined K&H Printers as a salesman. In 1969, Bud and Norma bought the company. They were parents to six children by then, but Norma joined him at K&H. Together, they grew the business, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2008., Even as a business owner and busy father of six, Bud found time to be active in the community. He served on the Vestry at Trinity Episcopal Church, was an active member of the Everett Rotary and volunteered for the Everett Housing Authority. He and Norma were members of Everett Golf and Country Club for more than 50 years., But Bud's number one focus was his family. Bud, Norma and their kids spent summers at their cabin on Warm Beach, where they made life-long friendships and many happy memories. They also enjoyed boating and camping. Bud and Norma often packed all six kids into their boat for trips to the San Juan Islands and beyond., Bud's other hobbies included golf and carpentry. After he retired, Bud built a small golf course, called "Bumpa's Run," at the couple's beach home on Priest Point. And, ever the tinkerer, Bud was known to take on any home-improvement project – big or small., In business and in life, Bud was a competitor. When he and Norma lived in View Ridge, he formed a pickleball league with the neighborhood men. Their early-morning games were always lively. For many years, the Haines family competed in a "Big Tomato" growing contest. Later, they raced zucchini cars. There was never a dull moment., Bud will be remembered for his humor, honesty, strong work ethic and devotion to God and family., Bud is survived by Norma, his wife of 63 years; and their six children, Kathy (Michael) Dench, Pat (Mike) Fournier, Rob (Annette) Haines, Dave (Yvonne) Haines, Dick (Lisa) Haines and Jim (Jana) Haines. In addition, "Bumpa" leaves behind 14 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren (with two more on the way). He is also survived by his sister, Kathleen Arnold Newman; stepsister, Arlene Robinson; and nieces, Cheryl (Fred) Moll and Nancy (Alan) Anderson., Bud was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Ada Haines; stepmother, Evelyn Anderson Haines; brother-in-law, George Arnold; and niece, Sally Fleury., A celebration of Bud's life will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Everett. Bud's cremains will be interred in the columbarium at Trinity., In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Providence Hospice and Homecare of Snohomish County, who lovingly cared for Bud during his final weeks, Trinity Episcopal Church or a charity of the giver's choice.



Victor C. Soreide

Victor C. Soreide, 88, passed away peacefully on May 27, 2011. Born May 1, 1923 in South Dakota to Christian and Maren Soreide, he lived much of his life in the Marysville area., Victor was preceded in death by his wife, June, in 2007., He leaves behind daughter, Judith Klimke-Williams; granddaughter, Tami Wierman and grandson-in-law, Jeffrey Wierman; and numerous nieces and nephews., Visitation will be Thursday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home in Marysville. A service will be held at 12 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2011, followed by interment at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park in Everett.



Victoria Lynn Childress

Victoria was born on September 6, 1958 in Laughton, Oklahoma., She went home to be with the Lord on May 12, 2011. She is, survived by two sons, Clinton and Tim and one grandchild, Jessica., There will be a Memorial Service on June 4, 2011 at 4:00 pm at, Mt. Spokane Church, E. 6311 Mt. Spokane Park Dr., Mead, WA. 99021.



Wallace E. Reed

Wallace E. Reed was born May 10, 1932 in Robinson, Kansas. He was the only son of Walter and Bessie Reed. He passed away on May 20, 2011 from complications due to heart disease., He served in the US Army during the, . He was a member of the Pile Drivers Union, Local 2396, for 36 years., He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Barbara Reed; his daughter, Linda Knight; son, Dan Reed; three granddaughters, Rebecca Ferro (Noah), Cellace McCulley and Cassie Reed; and one great-granddaughter, Sophia Ferro. He is also survived by his sisters, Colleen Denton, Alda Simmons (Dick), Wanda Rehrer (Jay) and Donna Allard (Ron). He will be greatly missed by numerous nieces and nephews and many friends, who loved him. Dad, you have left a hole in our lives, but you will live in our hearts forever., A viewing will be June 2, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Barton Family Funeral Home in Kirkland, WA. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. at Tahoma National Cemetery.



Wil Whetham

A memorial service will be held in remembrance of Wil's life on June 4, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. with potluck following until 5:00 p.m. at Pacific Rim, 3228 Marine Dr. Marysville, WA 98270.



William M. Jolley

William M. Jolley 2/15/1928 to 5/29/2011 Services are pending. You may view share memories with the family at



Wood, Geraldine "Gerry" (Miller)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 2:00 AM

Geraldine (Gerry) Wood was born August 31, 1927, the oldest of seven children. She passed into her Savior's loving arms on May 19, 2011. ..... 

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