JoAn worked at Kadlec Regional Medical Center for ten years, during this time she also attended Columbia Basin College where she graduated with an Associate Degree in Arts and Science in Nursing and from the School of Practical Nursing with a 4.0 gpa. She attended Bellevue Community College and University of Washington to further her training in Emergency and Trauma Nursing Care., JoAn worked for Hanford until her retirement from the 200 West Laboratory as a Sr. Chemical Technician in 1996., After retirement Mom continued to live her life's motto 'Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much.' She enjoyed fishing and camping with friends and family, working in her yard, and taking pictures of anything that caught her eye. She loved to get dressed up for the weekly dances at the Pasco Senior Citizen Center, traveling, shopping, family gatherings, especially the monthly 'fish fries' with her brothers and sister, and, oh yes, did we mention shopping?, We will all remember Mom for her servant heart, her beautiful smile and wonderful laugh, and the love she had for family. A few of Moms last words were 'Happy Heart,' that is how she wanted everyone to live, with a 'Happy Heart.', JoAn is survived by daughter Amy (Tom) Hedges of Nipomo, CA. Grandchildren: Stephanie (Tom) Shinn of Tacoma, Jenny (Bill) Faucett of Long Grove, Ill., Christopher (Lourdes) Hedges of San Francisco, CA., Son Ross (Vida) Johansen of Prosser. Grandchildren: Tiffany (Dale) McLaughlin of Lowell, Arkansas, and Amy Johansen of Spokane. Stepgrandchildren: Jay (Rachel) Boyle, Jarrod (Ali) Boyle of Prosser and Terry (Hollye) Miller of Spokane. Husband: Bruce Doan of Moxee., Brothers: Robert (Sandy) Welch, Tom (Kayla) Welch of West Richland; and sister Cusie Bumpauos of Richland., She was blessed with 12 great-grandchildren and 15 stepgreat-grandchildren, as well as many wonderful nieces and nephews., JoAn was preceded in death by her parents, Emmitt and Marjorie Welch, husband Earl, grandson Jeffery Johansen and second husband William Flenti.
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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 www.BonneyWatson.com
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
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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.
Antoinette was survived by parents, Ted and Aggie Mikula; daughter, Amy (Andy); son, Paul (Patty); brother, Jim Cloer; nephews, Corey, Jimmy, Waylon and Shane; sister, Nancy (Mark); nephew, Derek; sister, Carol (John); niece, Seanna; grandsons, Drew (Brittney), Matthew and Otis; granddaughter, Brianna; and great-grandson, Braylon., Ashes will be laid to rest June 9, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Cypress Lawn in Everett, WA., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to help with the cost of her headstone.
Arthur Hobart Nethercot, Jr. , 87, of Fairhaven, passed away Saturday, May 28th at 3 pm from advanced cancer of the palate. He had a great life, and was content with his time on this earth. He wrote in 1979 "The transience of Life is not a problem for me. Like a beautiful flower, life should be enjoyed and appreciated-especially because the duration of human life is limited." Born June 16, 1923, in Evanston, Illinois, to Arthur H. Nethercot and Mary MacDougall, Dad had one brother, William. His father served as a lieutenant in WWI and was a distinguished professor of English at
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Beatrice H. Walsh Beatrice H. Walsh was born on a farm near New Hradic, North Dakota, August 8 1917. She was one of 10 children of Anna and Joseph Rambousek. She passed quietly and quickly to her Creator on May 31, 2011; she was 93. She is survived by her sister Rose Biles of Tacoma, a brother, Laudie Rambousek of Albany, OR, her 3 daughters, Connie, Linda, and Diane Walsh, all of Tacoma, and countless nieces and nephews. The Funeral Mass of Thanksgiving for her life will be celebrated at St. Leo's Catholic Church on Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 at 12:10. Memorial donations may be sent to the Sisters of St. Dominic, 935 Fawcett Ave. S, Tacoma, WA 98403. Thank you. Please leave online condolences at
Beth N MORRIS Born 6/23/17 passed away 5/27/11. Loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother of Maribeth George, Carolyn Swanson, Mick Morris, and Dale Morris, their spouses, children and grandchildren. Private Family Memorial will be held Saturday.
Betty (Rumple) VanBeek passed away peacefully Sunday, May 29, 2011. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother., She is survived by her dear husband, Bernard. They had eleven years of wedded happiness., Betty was preceded in death by her first loving husband, Donald Ray Rumple, in 1984., She is survived by four daughters, Donna, Barbara, Michelle and Lori; and her grandchildren who will miss her, Julie, Carl, Denny, Oliver, Krista, Keri, Kayla and Collin., She resided in Sun City Center, FL in the winter and Everett, WA in the summer. She had many friends in both locations. However, Indianapolis is where she is from and where her final resting place will be., She was a member of the Christian Reformed Church in Everett, WA and associate member of the United Methodist Church in Sun City Center, FL., Visitation will be from noon to 6:00 p.m., Friday, June 3, 2011 at Solie Funeral Home, 3301 Colby Ave. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 4, 2011 at the Christian Reformed Church, 1429 McDougall Ave., Everett, WA with reception to follow at the Church., Memorial gifts are suggested for the Everett Christian Reformed Church or Providence Hospice Home Care of Snohomish County., Arrangements are under the care of Solie Funeral Home.
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Passed away peacefully in her sleep on May 31, 2011. She was born on July 21, 1944 in Spokane, Washington, but spent most of her years with her husband in Post Falls, ID. Cheryl was an animal lover who was known for her big heart and her love of cooking. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Kelly Collins. She is survived by her husband, Leo; their two sons, Keith (Dawn) Collins of Edwall, WA., Kevin (Tracy) Collins of Dalton Gardens, ID.; six grandchildren: Justin Collins, Becky Collins, Adam (Casandra) Collins, Katie Collins, Tia Collins and Sarah (Matt) Cox; as well as two great-grandsons: Hayden Collins and Andrew Collins. A viewing will be held from 11:00am-1:00pm today, Fri. June 3rd at English Funeral Chapel, 1700 N. Spokane St., in Post Falls. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. at Community Presbyterian Church, 417 N. William also in Post Falls. English Funeral Chapel of Post Falls has been entrusted to handle the funeral arrangements. Please visit Cheryl's online memorial at
Constance (Connie) SEARCH Born April 4, 1922, passed away peacefully May 31, 2011. Connie was a Loving, Caring Mother, Great-Great Grandmother, Grandmother, Sister and Aunt. She is survived by her children; daughter Rita Rossi and sons Robert and Gwyvnn (Pat), her sister Rita Miller and many grandchildren. Connie was a devout Catholic, worked in Real Estate, loved History and researching her Family Tree. She will be dearly missed. God's heaven just became a much brighter place with her there!!A mass will be held at; Saint Alphonsus Parish, 6-4-2011 at 1pm.
Cynthia McPHERSON Cynthia McPherson 45 of Ypsilanti, MI, died May 22, 2011 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital of a sudden illness. Cynthia McPherson was born Feb. 6, 1966, in Liberty, Ms. to L.S. & Virginia Patterson. She was an Assistant Vice President of Mortgage Collections. She was preceded in death by her father, L.S. Patterson. Survivors include her mother Virginia, who resides in Liberty, MS, her husband, Jonathan T. McPherson of Ypsilanti, MI, four sisters: Geraldine Moore and husband Otis of Smithdale, MS, Rose Williams and husband Ernest of Liberty, MS, Bobbie Nobles of Plainfield, IL, Darlene Cain and husband Willie Paul of Liberty, MS, Sheila Stevens and husband Christopher of Oro Valley, AZ, five brothers: Robert Lucas and Louis Patterson of Houston, TX, Thomas Patterson and wife Scherie of Liberty, MS, Larry Patterson of Fredricks, MD, and Arcell Patterson of Liberty, MS. Cynthia's husband, Jonathan T. McPherson's family survivors include his parents Richard McPherson and wife Anna of Bellevue, WA, four sisters: Mary McClain and husband Larry of Phoenix, AZ, Faith Ornelas and husband John of Crown Point, IN, Hope McPherson of Bellevue, WA, Theresa Beaumont of San Francisco, CA, and one brother, Matt McPherson of Crandon, WI. Extended family includes, 9 aunts and uncles, 9 nieces and nephews and one great nephew. Visitation will be held Friday, June 3, 2011 from 4:00p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Sunset Hills Funeral Home in Bellevue, WA. A funeral service will be held Saturday, June 4, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. in the Chapel of Sunset Hills Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Sunset Hills Memorial Park. Online sentiments may be offered at www.sunsethillsfuneralhome.com.
He was raised in Richland, where he attended school and graduated from Richland High School in 1974., Dave has always enjoyed many outdoor activities including water skiing, snow skiing, parachuting and motorcycle riding. He moved to Denver, CO, in 1979, where he worked in warehousing and truck driving. He made many friends there and enjoyed the great snow skiing and traveling opportunities the area offered. After returning to the Northwest in 1989, he moved to Spokane where he continued to enjoy those outdoor activities until a surgical mishap limited his ability to further pursue them. He was also married for several years, helping to raise and care for his stepchildren with his wife Sherrie. During his time in Spokane, Dave began working for Oxarc Corp. and remained employed there for 20 years, both in Spokane and Pasco. His most recent employment was with MSA as an Industrial Hygiene Technician, which he had commented was a great job, working with many friendly and helpful coworkers. Upon returning to Kennewick in 2000, Dave met some wonderful friends through a local Spirituallybased Fellowship program, with which he continued to enjoy his true and lasting passion of motorcycle riding on his Harley-Davidson's. Many adventurous rides were taken with these friends, including the Redwoods of California, Sturgis, SD, the Oregon coast, and many of the back roads and highways in Washington State., Of great importance to David was spending meaningful and loving times with all of his family. He always enjoyed the family reunions, taking trips, and especially the time during holidays and special events. Some of those trips included visiting his brother Jeff in Phoenix, AZ, and attending Seahawks games together when they both lived in Spokane. Their last trip together was this past April along the Oregon coast, celebrating David's birthday while there., Always the entertainer, he enjoyed hosting pool parties and BBQs, Seahawks games on TV, attending the various Fellowship events and group motorcycle rides. Dave has always been known for his exceptional ability to make all those around him feel better with humor, laughter and a helping hand, even as he continued to decline in health from his recent illness. David's honesty, dignity and faith have set the new benchmark for all of us to follow., One of his proudest accomplishments has come through the renewal of his faith, becoming a born-again Christian with encouragement and support from various local churches including the Apostolic Christian Church., David was preceded in death by both parents, Walter and Jean, and by his older brother Karl., Surviving him are his sisters Debby Munroe, Linda (Darr) Bartlett, and brother Jeff, along with nephews Christopher (Melissa) Munroe, Nicholas (Holly) Munroe, and his niece Rachel Bartlett., The family would like to thank and extend our deepest appreciation to all those who have been so helpful and loving through these difficult times. We couldn't have gotten through these times without his many great friends who have helped in so many ways, including visits and phone calls and just hanging out sometimes. We would also like to thank his close friend Wendy Learn from Spokane and especially the wonderful, dedicated and loving help of the Hospice personnel and Home Healthcare Solutions. They have been a true Godsend to David and the family., Most importantly, however, we all want to thank you, David, for having lived a life full of Spirit, Integrity and Courage, and for sharing it with all of us., Ride on, Brother!
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Eletha "Mae" Brown of Juliaetta died Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at St. Joseph Regional Hospital in Lewiston. She was 74. Services are pending and will be announced by Short's Funeral Chapel, Moscow. [...]
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.
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David died suddenly May 26, 2011. He is survived by his three children Dayvn Gertsch, David Gertsch, and Danny Gertsch. He is also survived by his father David Gertsch Sr., and mother Mary Ann Colvin; sister Anna, sister Mita; brother Eric and brother Charles. David loved his family and being around his friends. He had a passion for the Arts and love doing tattoos. David will be loved and missed by all those who knew him. A memorial service will be held at 2028 E. Heroy, 2pm, Saturday, June 4th.
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.
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Aug. 20, 1919 - June 3, 2011
Passed away May 27, 2011 in Hayden Lake, Idaho. Dennis was born May 24th, 1942 to Harold VanDyke and Eleanor Daley VanDyke (Bradley, Thiel) in Medford Oregon., He moved to Boise, Idaho at a young age and lived there for many years before moving to Hayden Lake Idaho in 1991. In 1976 Dennis met his soul mate and the one true love of his life, Dora Jewell. They married October 8th, 1977. They shared a special bond and were best friends. Dennis earned an Associate degree in Applied Science in Electro-Mechanical Technology at Idaho State University. He worked several years for the Transportation Dept. and the Idaho Dept. of Corrections., In 1991, Dennis and Dora opened General Rental in Post Falls and were in business until they retired in 2006. He was a jack of all trades and was known as a master mechanic and craftsman. He made beautiful custom knives, custom furniture and could fix just about anything. He loved old cars, motorcycles, camping, fishing, hunting, hiking and driving around on the back roads to enjoy God's beautiful creations., He is survived by his wife of 33 years Dora Jewell VanDyke; daughters Terry VanDyke, Tracy VanDyke Anderson, Tiffiny VanDyke; grandsons Kory and Blade; sisters Sonnia Bradley (Jim) Lane, Jana Bradley Clapp and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather., Please join us Sunday June 5th from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. to celebrate Dennis' life at the Lake City Senior Center, 1916 Lakewood Dr., Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. If you wish, make donations in Dennis' name to your favorite charity. Please visit Dennis memorial and sign his online guest book at
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's Grocery in Lynnwood, Canyon Creek 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.
Douglas J KELLY Sr. 2-19-1949 ~ 5-27-2011 Doug left us Peacefully surrounded by family. Doug started his service career as a U.S. Marine. He then went on to be a part of the Seattle community as a firefighter for 33 years at Station 25, Engine 25. He resided in Woodinville. After retiring in 2002 Doug spent the rest of his years traveling around the country on one of his many Harley-Davidson Motorcycles. He also enjoyed spending time with his dogs, feeding the birds and harassing the squirrels. Doug is survived by wife Kim, his sons DJ (Tricia), Jason (Terra), granddaughters Chelsea, Shelby, Isabella,and Sister Maelita (Gary) nieces Dana, Anne and Nephew Gary Jr. He is preceded by parents Frank and Ellen and brother Dave. Doug will be missed by all. Please join us as we celebrate Doug's life at Maltby Community Club on June 5, 2011 2:00 - 6:00 pm. Sign Doug's on-line Guest Book at www.Legacy.com.
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Dwight "Ike" Reed of Vancouver, WA, passed away June 1, 2011 at home surrounded by his family. He was born Aug. 2, 1952 in Dinuba, CA to James Dennie Reed and Myrtle "Louise" (Smith) Reed. He graduated from Mt. Whitney High in Visalia, CA., Ike owned his own sheet rock business, Ike's Taping, Inc., in Vancouver, WA for 25 years., He was a prankster, avid fisherman, hunter, and loved motorcycles., "We'll always love you dad." Ike is survived by his wife, Vinnie, of 40 years; son, Ike of Vancouver; and brother, James Dennie (Mary) Reed of Visalia., He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Louise., Special thanks to all of Ike's friends that were here for him during his battle with cancer, especially Dennis for taking big Ike, little Ike and Kim to the Mariners game., A memorial service will be held Sat., June 4th, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. at Cascade Presbyterian, 9503 NE 86th St., Vancouver, WA 98682., Please sign Ike's guest book at
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Edward J. Dowd Ed was born in and loved New York. He was an active member of Assumption Church and served as a Eucharistic minister to the sick, homebound, and hospitalized. He was a proud
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Passed away in Deer Park, Washington on May 31, 2011. Ernie was born in Fairfield, WA on August 28, 1924 and married Loretta Martin in 1943. They lived in the Fairfield area until 1954 and then relocated to a farm West of Spangle. The family moved into the town of Spangle in 1965. Ernie was preceded in death by his wife Loretta in 1978 and his brother Chester and sisters Hazel and Minnie. Ernie loved to hunt, fish, bowl and dance. He was a lifetime member of the Rockford Gun Club and the Spangle Gun Club where he enjoyed many hours trap shooting with his friends. Ernie enjoyed watching his grandchildren as they pursued their sports endeavors and could often be seen sitting in the crowd and cheering them on. Ernie met Lorelei Sowers in 1980 and they shared the next 25 years together. Ernie left behind many family members. He was the beloved father of Penny of Deer Lake, WA and Steven Groth of Colbert, WA. He leaves behind his twin brother, Earl and wife Jessie; grandchildren: Don Mangis, Deanne Quinn, Landon Adams, Chad Adams, Camille Tappe, and great-grandchildren. A Graveside Service will be held Saturday, June 4, 11:00 am at Rosewood Cemetery in Fairfield, WA. SCHANZENBACH FUNERAL HOME, FAIRFIELD, WA in charge of arrangements.
Flavia Marie LAGERQUIST Flavia passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on May 30, 2011. We take comfort that she is now home with her Lord, Jesus Christ. She was born to George & Margaret Baldwin on October 4, 1930, in Seattle, Washington where she lived her entire life. Flavia graduated from Holy Names Academy & went on to Seattle University where she graduated from nurses training at Providence Hospital. Flavia married Bill Lagerquist on February 16, 1952 beginning 59½ years of life together. Flavia is survived & loved by Bill & six children: Jim (Jeanne), Dave (Leslie), Janet Bair (Steve), John (Becky), Bill (Randy), & Don (Tawnya); and ten grandchildren & eleven great-grandchildren. Flavia has now rejoined her father (George), mother (Margaret), stepmother (Kathryn) and three brothers who preceded her in death. She loved the Seattle Mariners, Starbucks coffee, Immaculate Conception Church, weekly lunches with her friend, Joyce, and get-togethers & holidays with her family. Flavia was a great wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to her family who loved her and will miss her very much. We all look forward to being reunited with her one day. Funeral Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Church; 820 18th Ave., Seattle on Saturday June 4th at 10:30 a.m. with interment to follow at St. Patrick Cemetery in Kent. Remembrances in Flavia's honor may be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Arlie was born in Missoula, MT on May 9th 1927. She Is survived by her daughter Louise "Sallie" Kistle; granddaughters Angela (Jim) Fenley, and Amy (Dru) Searls; great-grandchildren Dale VanGorder, Katelynn, Jordan, Tyler, and Kelsey Searls. Arlie went to be with the Lord on May 30th, 2011 in Spokane, WA. There will be a celebration of her life on June 4th, 2011 at The Searls residence. Please contact 509-868-0683 if you need directions. We would like to extend a BIG Thank You to Horizon Hospice, as well as Beacon House. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Horizon Hospice.
Passed away in her home on May 30, 2011. She was born June 29, 1929 to Vern and Rosalie Henry in Oregon City, OR. She graduated from North Central High School and later moved to Portland, OR. where she enjoyed bowling, antique collecting and gardening. In her later years she enjoyed socializing while walking with her walking group. She is survived by her daughter Patricia (Charlie) Olson, grandson Jessie Olson from LaQuinta, CA., niece Susanne Canwell and nephew Jim Canwell from Spokane. A Memorial Service will held at a later day.
Passed away May 27, 2011. Survived by wife Mary, sons Daniel Henry and Dale Henry, granddaughter Lyra Henry, great-grandchildren Josiah Spring and Katrina Spring, and brother Jack Henry. Attended Gonzaga University and served in the Merchant Marines, , worked for WWP/Avista for 30 years. Visitation Friday, June 3rd 2-8pm at Ball & Dodd. Graveside service Saturday, June 4, 10:30 a.m. at Greenwood Memorial Cemetery, 211 N. Government Way, Spokane.
Gene Henry Overway, 80, passed away at his home in Bay View on Monday, May 30, 2011, after an extended illness., Gene was born in Oak Harbor, Washington, on January 29, 1931, to parents Henry and Mildred (Koetje) Overway. He attended schools in Oak Harbor, Mount Vernon, Seattle, Tacoma and Auburn, and in 1948 moved to Burlington to work on his father's farm and entered Burlington-Edison High School. It was there that he met the love of his life, Lottie Routon. They both graduated from Burlington-Edison High School in 1949, where Gene excelled as a football halfback. In 2006, he was inducted into the inaugural Burlington-Edison Athletic Hall of Fame., Gene and Lottie were married on September 9, 1950, and celebrated 60 years of marriage in 2010. Not only were they married for 60 years, but they were in love for 60 years., In 1951, they welcomed their daughter, Patti Jean, and in 1953 a son, Jay Howard, was added to the family. From their earliest days together, family was the most important part of their lives. They attended every sports event, piano recital, and even pastured a horse in town for Patti., Gene and Lottie instilled their love of the outdoors and the Northwest in their children. Hours were spent on the Skagit River in a flat-bottomed river scow fishing for salmon, and in later years in Puget Sound aboard Dad's 21-foot Glasply. Camping, fishing, and crabbing were always a part of family get-togethers and Gene's barbecued salmon was not to be missed., Gene worked as a Truck Driver for Darigold from 1950 to 1958. In 1958, he was hired by Texaco, Inc., and held several positions until his retirement in 1987. He worked shift work for years, but took a cut in pay so he could work the day shift to be able to attend Jay's sports events. Eventually Gene was promoted to Maintenance Foreman and held that position when he retired., Over the years Gene was a quiet contributor to the Burlington community. He was a member of the Burlington Volunteer Fire Department (BVFD) for over 25 years, serving as Truck Driver, Captain and Assistant Chief. The BVFD was another extension of his family, and Gene embraced his fellow firemen as such. He was instrumental in building and maintaining the lighted cross on Burlington Hill as part of a BVFD community project. One of his BVFD adventures was to fly to Green Bay, Wisconsin, to pick up the City's new fire truck and drive it across country, staying in fire halls in several states, to bring the truck to its new home in Burlington. Gene received his EMT Certification and also served in that capacity with the BVFD. After moving to Bay View in 1983, Gene became a Fire Commissioner for Fire District #13 until winters in Yuma took him away too many months., Burlington-Edison Tiger Football was one of Gene's passions. In 1967, he and a group of volunteers built a house to sell on Peterson Road, all with volunteer labor, to raise money for new football field lights. He and Lottie attended every football game in the Fall for years. After Jay graduated, Dad continued to run the sideline chains at home football games. For years it was a Friday night ritual for Dad, Ted Banta, and Bo Campbell to drive together to every away game., After Lottie's retirement, the couple joined the Snowbird exodus to Arizona every winter. They started out in Mesa and Peoria (to attend Mariners' spring training). Gene loved the Mariners, even though you couldn't tell if it was love or torture from time to time. They made a permanent winter home at Araby Acres in Yuma where Dad never met a stranger. Their circle of friends from across the United States and Canada continued to grow during their winters there. He was always helping someone with a project or party, and became the park's official traveling blood pressure taker. Gene enjoyed the desert and went on many 4-wheel trips, visiting old missions on the Baja and trying his hand at gold mining., Gene and Lottie couldn't get through the summers without their Yuma friends and hosted an annual Araby Picnic at their home in Bay View. Gene's barbecued salmon, oysters, clams and crab were prepared for their mid-west visitors.... some who had never tasted such treats! Over 100 people annually attended the August event., Gene and Lottie were members of the Anacortes Good Sam camping club, and the Allen United Methodist Church., Gene is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lottie, at the family home in Bay View. He is also survived by his daughter, Patti Chambers Moore and her husband Jim Moore, and son Jay Overway and his wife Nanci, all of Bay View; grandchildren include Sarah Overway, Gena and Sam Gullette, Lindsay and Jordan Brown, Noelle and Jeff Jacobson, Greg and Wendy Chambers, Keith Chambers, Eric Chambers and Teresa Chambers. Gene also loved the next generation of 9 great-grandchildren and delighted in their visits., Gene is further survived by his sister, Joy Henson and husband Sam, his step-sisters Lois and Ted Bailey, and Lila and Art Jewett and his half-sister, Bobbi Mathis, together with many nieces and nephews and other extended family. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Olive Houser Routon, and his brother-in-law Lanny Routon and wife Elaine, and long-time childhood friend, Herb Streuli., Gene was preceded in death by his parents, and a beloved son-in-law, Joe Chambers., A memorial service and life celebration will occur on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at noon at the Allen United Methodist Church, 16775 Allen West Road, Bow. A private family inurnment at the Bay View Cemetery will take place earlier in the day., In lieu of flowers, the family is establishing an Overway Family Scholarship through the Burlington-Edison Education & Alumni Foundation, and donations may be sent in memory of Gene Overway, B-EEAF, PO Box 350, Burlington, Washington 98233.
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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.
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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.
BRETZ, Jack A. (Age 92), 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.
Jane L. VEITH With love beyond the stars, those of us who treasured Jane said good-bye on May 15, 2011, as she passed from this earthly life peacefully at home due to complications after her years of living in a wheelchair with a spinal cord injury from an auto accident in 1993. She touched so many lives with her unforgettable smile, delightful sense of humor, her enduring courage, intelligence, affection, and grace. Following her injury, she truly re-entered the world with her devoted and loving service dog Ellijay at her side and volunteered in roles as diverse as helping new elementary school readers and those in hospice. After Ellijay retired, Jane was only beginning in the first months of partnership with her new assistance dog Edward. Jane was born in Englewood, New Jersey, in December 1952, and graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She was then awarded a Watson Fellowship and studied animal behavior for a year at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Next came graduate school, as she completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Ohio State University. Jane then joined the Psychology faculty at Washington State University as an assistant professor. She then came to Seattle and was a post-doctorate fellow at the University of Washington before entering private practice. She is survived by her husband Michael Kippes of Redmond, her sister Nancy Veith of Los Altos, CA, her cousins Wendy Grant Walter of Seattle, Janet Barkow of Bozeman, MT, and Doug Grant of Winnetka, IL, step-mother JoAnn Veith of Lake Wylie, SC, step-sister Kim Missigman of Charlotte, NC, and two step-nieces and a step-nephew. We are grateful to the innumerable health care professionals who tirelessly looked after Jane's care through the years.A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, June 5, at 2:00 PM at the Redmond Senior Center, 8703 160th Ave. NE. In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to Canine Companions for Independence at www.cci.org.
Jason Augustine, 34, born in New York, resided in Spokane, Washington, passed away May 26, 2011. He leaves his wife, Shawntan, two natural children, Elijah (14), Jael (10) and a stepdaughter, Stephanie Grabb (17): his parents, Jacqueline and Larry Hoover of New York, two brothers, Christopher and Charles both of New York and a sister, Edith from California, along with many other family members. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 4, 2011, 5:30PM at Mount Spokane Church, reception to follow. Jason will return to New York for burial.
Jodi Lynn Todhunter, age 51, passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2011 after a long 7 year hard fought battle with breast cancer. A celebration of Jodi's life will be held Saturday, June 11th at 3:00 p.m. at Moles Bayview Chapel, 2465 Lakeway Dr. in Bellingham. You may share your thoughts and memories of Jodi in the online memorial guest book at
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Passed away May 30th of a heart attack while driving on Hwy 27. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and a great grandchild. Joe is survived by Shellie Tabish and three daughters Cindy Pond, Cathy Low and Chris (Dale) Heuett; eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Joe spent 17 years as a milkman in Montana. In 1976 he moved his family to Spokane where he spent the next several years selling R.V.'s in Spokane and Coeur D' Alene. He loved people and sales came natural to him. Services will be held at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 503 N. Walnut at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, June 5th.
John Randall "Ran" Berglind, age 64, passed away on April 24, 2011 in Bellingham. A celebration of Ran's life will be held later this year for family and close friends.
John Sutphin TYTUS Dr. John S. Tytus passed away peacefully at home, May 31, 2011. He was born August 1, 1921, in Columbus, Ohio, to Frances Jones and William Ewing Tytus. Following graduation from Lawrenceville School, Dr. Tytus attended Princeton University. He received his degree in medicine from Ohio State University and completed his internship and residency in neurosurgery at the University of Michigan. He served in the U.S. Army as a general surgeon at Sandia Base in Albuquerque,,New Mexico, from 1951 until 1953, and, in 1955, completed an extended residency in neurosurgery at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford, England. In 1958, Dr. Tytus joined the department of neurosurgery at the Mason Clinic where he worked until his retirement in 1978. During his years of medical practice he served terms as Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Virginia Mason Hospital, and President of the Virginia Mason Research Center. Dr. Tytus is survived by his wife of sixty-seven years, Virginia, daughter Kathleen Buhl, son William (Susan) Tytus, eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Daughter Elizabeth (Joseph P.) Burdock preceded him in death. A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 18, 11:30 a.m., at Epiphany Parish of Seattle, 1805-38th Ave. Reception at the church to follow. Remembrances may be made to Providence Hospice of Seattle, 425 Pontius Avenue North, Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98109.
Entered into rest on June 1, 2011. A native of Spokane, Joe worked as a heavy equipment mechanic and operator. A member and Past Master of Tyrian Masonic Lodge #96 since 1956, Joe also served as Master of Kadosh of the Scottish Rite Consistory-Valley of Spokane. He also was a member of El Katif Shriners, the Spokane Valley Shrine Club, the Moonshriners, the American Legion Post #110, Eagles Aerie #2, and the Moose Lodge #161. Joe is survived by his longtime friend, Walt Holderman. Visitation will be on Friday and Saturday, June 3rd and 4th, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 4305 N DIVISION, SPOKANE, WA. Graveside funeral service will be held on Monday, June 6, 2011 at 10:00 AM at Greenwood Memorial Terrace Cemetery with Rose Croix officiating. Guestbook:
JUDY WEBER September 4, 1945 ~ June 1, 2011 A funeral service for 65-year-old Judy Weber of Stevenson, WA, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2011, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Stevenson., Arrangements entrusted to Gardner Funeral Home., Please sign Judy's guest book at:
SIVARA, June Dee, Was born on June 23, 1916 in Wilson Creek and passed away peacefully on May 29, 2011 at her home in Spokane with family by her side. June was the fifth daughter born to Robert and Edna Hale. She jokingly called herself "my father's last disappointment," but everyone loved the five "Hale Sisters". June and her sisters grew up in Ione, Washington, and June graduated from Ione High School in 1933. After high school, June went to San Francisco to work for Bank of America, later moving back to Washington to attend Eastern Washington College, where she graduated as a teacher in 1947. June married the love of her life, John Sivara in 1946, and after college graduation she began teaching at Willard Elementary. June and John never had children of their own but were the favorite aunt and uncle to their many nieces and nephews, getting into trouble with June's oldest sister once when they provided a "little nip" to two prom-goers. June would also say she had hundreds of other "children" at Willard Elementary, where she taught for 33 years-"all at second grade. June will be remembered for her generous spirit, her sense of humor, her zest for life, and most especially for the extraordinary kindness she always showed to her numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, and the friends she had over the years, most recently at Fairwood and Evergreen Fountains retirement communities. June was preceded in death by her beloved husband John and her sisters and their husbands: Roberta (Ron) Jacobson, Georgia (Ernie Ellersick, Leonard) Niemi, Aileen (Irwin) Jones, and Genevive (Howard) Hose. She is survived by four generations of nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank the excellent staff at Evergreen Fountains and June's outstanding and loving caregivers from Family First Senior Care for the support they provided to June over the past several months. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 4th at 10:00am at the Evergreen Fountains Chapel. A private burial will follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice of Spokane, the Spokane Humane Society, or the Harrington Hillcrest Cemetery Maintenance Fund (P.O. Box 492 Harrington, WA 99134). Please sign June's online guestbook at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:
CARD OF THANKS, We, the family of Kathleen "Kay" Boon, would like to thank everyone for all the letters, cards, flowers given and prayers offered over the past months of her illness. A special thank you to Hospice of the Northwest., Our sincere thanks: David (Yvonne) Boon; Jean (Lloyd) Hofkamp; Evelyn (Randy) DeVries; Charles (Jeannie) Boon; Stan (Mary) Boon; Les (Joan) Boon; Shirley Boon.
Steamboat leaves behind rich memories of many varied outdoor activities. He was an avid hunter, he enjoyed golf, digging razor clams on the Washington coast, and puttering around on his hobby farm. He was a joiner. He belonged to the Eagles, the Elks, and was past master of the local Masonic Lodge and the Shrine. When age and his weak knees slowed his outdoor pursuits, he found a new activity and spent the last decade as an avid Tri-City Americans fan., One of Ken's favorite activities for several years was playing Santa. He donned his red suit and beard and made appearances at rest homes, union halls and several other spots around the Tri-City area. If you ask any of his grandchildren what their fondest memory of their grandfather is, without exception they will say those times when they were young and Santa made a sudden appearance in the middle of our holiday gathering. Seldom a Christmas passes without great discussions of those events., One of his grandchildren wrote an eulogy on his Facebook page which reads; 'Today Heaven got a really great Santa.'
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"Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream - merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily - life is but a dream." Tom's life adventure began in Mobridge, SD on December 17, 1934. His parents, since deceased, were Carl and Isabel "Belle" Bollinger.
On September 27, 1930, she married John R. Schmelzer. They were married 65 years until he passed away., Laura is survived by her eight children: daughters, Loretta Hesse, Plummer, MN, Carol Berna, Kennewick, WA, Jean Pacheco, Olympia, WA, Sandra (Terry) Kirkwood, Kennewick, WA; and sons, Arnold, John (Glenda), David (Margaret), all of Kennewick, WA and Allen (Jeri Ann) Spokane, WA. Sister, Dorothy Nowak, Liberty Lake, WA; and sister-in-law Winnie Blair; 26 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren., Our mom was a devoted wife and mother. She raised eight children always having time to play and to teach us what she knew. We were raised in a good Christian home. She has left us all with an abundance of wonderful memories.
Lois W. Hillestead, 82, a resident of Sedro-Woolley, passed away at her home on June 2, 2011., Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.
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.
Passed away May 29, 2011. He was born on February 23, 1924 to James Robert McLaughlin and Olive Bell Matchneer in Altoona, PA. Lee is survived by his loving wife Ardith; daughter Susan Brock, Spokane Valley, WA; sons Gary McLaughlin, Stockton, CA, Cory McLaughlin, Eugene, OR; sister Joan Ewaldsen (who shared her brother's sense of humor), Cherokee Village, AR. Numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be remembering his smiles and kindness. Little dog Sadie will miss the playful romps with "Daddy". In his younger years Lee enjoyed helping in any project as a Junior Chamber of Commerce member in Caldwell, ID. Lee landed his first job in Caldwell with Swift and Co. after receiving his BA in Animal Husbandry at Michigan State. After 30 years as Environmental Specialist in Stockton, CA Lee retired. He and his wife returned to Coeur d'Alene where they were married 62Â½ years ago in the Lutheran Church on 5th Street. Lee was also a member of the American Legion. He was a PFC during, serving on the island of Leyte and in the Philippines. The McLaughlin's moved to Spokane Valley, WA two years ago. A viewing will be held on Friday, June 3, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at English Funeral Chapel, Coeur d'Alene. A graveside service will follow at Forest Cemetery, Coeur d'Alene, ID, at 2 p.m., Please sign Lee's guest registry and view his online memorial at
Leonal Paul GARDNER Leonal Paul Gardner, age 83, Kirkland Washington, went peacefully to be with the Lord. His wife and children were by his side. Leon was born March 7, 1928, to Kitty Prock and Paul Gardner in Souder Missouri. He moved to the west coast during WWII at the age of 16 to work in the Oregon ship yards. Later, he and a friend bought a press shop. After serving in the army from 1952-1954, Leon went into the dry cleaning business and started Glo Cleaners. He met his to be wife there when she brought in cleaning and he had the clerk offer her a job. They were married in 1956. In 1960 Leon, deciding that Dry Cleaning did not have the potential he desired, sold the flourishing business, and entered the business of fast food. There has been speculation that this had something to do with Barbara's propensity to eat. Leon opened the first Herfy's drive-in in Everett in 1962. He later franchised the Everett stores in order to concentrate on the greater Seattle area. Leon retained ownership and operated the 15 company stores until 1970 when he sold them to the Campbell Soup Company. In 1973 he opened Fargo's Pizza Company in Colorado Springs, which is a thriving business to this day. He did all of this with only an 8th grade education. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Barbara, children Evan Gardner and Paula (Dave) Lavin. He had 2 grandchildren, Ashley (Austin) Woods and Brady Lavin. He also had 2 great-grandchildren, Payton and Hudson Leon Woods. He has 3 sisters Kitty Mackey, Beth Victor and Erma Welton. He was preceded in death by his brother Landon Gardner. He was exceedingly generous to all those he loved. He had an amazing memory for jokes. There were always new ones and he loved to tell them.He found great joy in all the old country and gospel music that he collected. Leon loved to golf and spent winters in Hawaii for years. He has spent the last several years in Palm Springs where he was a member at Thunderbird Golf Club. When he was in Seattle he would golf at Seattle Golf Club, where he was also a member. The Gardner's had a cabin on Whidbey Island where they spent many fun summers. He will be greatly missed by his family and all of his many friends. Memorial will be family only. Donations can be sent to the Pathfinder Ranch, http://www.pathfinderranch.com/donate
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Long time Colfax resident, passed away May 29, 2011 at Whitman Health & Rehab in Colfax. Funeral Services will be Friday, June 3rd at 1:00 at Peace Lutheran Church in Colfax. Burial will follow at the Colfax Cemetery. Lydia is survived by her five children; Barbara Henderson of Colfax, Mary Konkol, Orofino, ID., Marian Hill, Sun City, AZ., Jack Helt of Pittsburgh, PA. and Raymond Helt of Tacoma, WA.; 14 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grand children and her brother, Don Reich of Pomeroy, WA. The family suggests memorials be made to Peace Lutheran Church in Colfax. On-line guest book is at
M.C. "Cal" SHUMAKER Cal Shumaker died May 18, 2011 at the age of 90 in Spokane, Washington. Cal was born in Spokane on January 13, 1921 and was a World War II Air Force Veteran, a graduate of the University of Washington and retired from Rainier Bank as Executive Vice President. He was active in many civic organizations and served on the International Board of the Boy Scouts and as President of the Spokane Public Library Board. He loved life and lived it with grace and gusto. Cal is survived by his wife of 67 years, Beth, three children and four grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on June 16, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. in Spokane at Rockwood South Hill, 2903 E. 25th Ave. The family suggests a donation to your favorite charity.
Margaret Frink-Bates, 96, of Vancouver, WA, passed away on May 27, 2011. She was born July 7, 1914 in the Daybreak community near Battle Ground, WA to Buren Burt and Bessie (Colby) Burt, the youngest of five children. She graduated from Vancouver High School in 1932., Margaret was an avid competitor, be it bowling, golf, horseshoes, shooting pool or playing cards. All too often she had to throw the game to maintain family harmony., On Oct. 14, 1934 she married Andrew "Dan" Frink. Dan later joined the Army Air Corps (later called the U.S. Air Force) and they had various homes throughout the country, living once in Japan, a country and people they both loved. Margaret and Dan had three sons, Gerald Duane, Thomas David, and Steven Arthur. Dan passed away on May 17, 1978., After living on her own for 12 years, Margaret married Jerry Bates on April 26, 1990. Jerry passed away on Dec. 4, 2000., She was also preceded in death by her sons, Steven who was killed in action in Vietnam in 1968 and Jerry who died in a boating accident in 1980., In addition to thousands of wonderful memories and hundreds of friends, Margaret is leaving behind her son, Thomas; two daughters-in-law, Jerry's wife Carolyn and Thomas' wife Judy; four grandchildren, Christine, Daniel (Michelle) and Steven (Annika) Frink, and Theresa (Alex) McMurry; and two great-grandchildren, Donovan Frink and Tess McMurry., A service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, June 6 at Vancouver Funeral Chapel, 110 E 12th St., Vancouver, WA 98660., In lieu of flowers please contribute to the charity of your choice., Arrangements under the direction of Vancouver Funeral Chapel, Vancouver, WA., Please sign Margaret's guest book at:
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.
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Formerly of Everett, Washington and Spokane, Washington, died Saturday, May 21st in Elko, Nevada. She was a resident of the Beehive Home in Elko. Marjorie was born October 23, 1911 in Lincoln, Nebraska. She attended Lakewood Elementary School and Arlington High School in Washington. She was preceded in death by her parents Bert and Florence Scott, her brothers, Vernon and Max Scott, and her husband Harold Norrie. She is survived by her son Hal Bertilson of Superior, Wisconsin; her daughter Vicki Rossolo (Hugh) of Elko, Nevada; her daughter Nancy Rice (William) of Boise, Idaho; grandchildren Anna Maderis, Kathryn Bert (Stuart Campbell), Michele Johnson (Matthew), Mark Rossolo (Elizabeth Wilson), Michael Rossolo, Katy Rice, Megan Rice and three great grandchildren, Rebecca Maderis, Theodore Cambert and Garrett Johnson. Internment of her ashes will be performed at Fairmont Cemetery in Spokane at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 18th. BURNS FUNERAL HOME, Elko, NV
Marjorie Alta Scott Norrie, 99, formerly of Everett, WA and Spokane, WA, died Saturday, May 21, 2011 in Elko, NV. She was a resident of the Beehive Home in Elko., Marjorie was born on October 23, 1911 in Lincoln, NE. She attended Lakewood Elementary School and Arlington High School in Washington., She was preceded in death by her parents, Bert and Florence Scott; her brothers, Vernon and Max Scott; and her husband, Harold Norrie., She is survived by her son, Hal Bertilson of Superior, WI; her daughter, Vicki Rossolo (Hugh) of Elko, NV; her daughter, Nancy Rice (William) of Boise, ID; grandchildren, Anna Maderis, Kathryn Bert (Stuart Campbell), Michele Johnson (Matthew), Mark Rossolo (Elizabeth Wilson), Michael Rossolo, Katy Rice and Megan Rice; as well as three great-grandchildren, Rebecca Maderis, Theodore Cambert and Garrett Johnson., Internment of her ashes will be performed at Fairmont Cemetery in Spokane at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, 2011.
Marjorie went to join the Lord on May 28, 2011. She was born September 19, 1922 in Fairbury, NE to Jeff and Beth Burkhart., Arlin and Marjorie met and were married in 1943. Together they had three daughters. Arlin was in the military so they traveled to many places. They settled in California for 15 years, Minnesota for 20 years and finally in Mill Creek, WA for 20 years., Mom was a very giving and loving person. She took in strangers, helped raise her grandchildren and raised her great-grandson until he was 19. She gave money willingly to those who needed it. She gave everything to her family and friends. She was called Mom by many because they never knew her name, as she was introduced by her daughter Judy as Mom., In the last five years Judy had the chance to get to know her mom as her equal. It has been our privilege to care for her. She had a great sense of humor that showed through. She will be greatly missed., She was preceded in death by husband, Arlin; two daughters, Sandra and Sue; and her parents., She is survived by her daughter, Judy (Stan) Crane; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson., Services will be held at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 9225 212th St. SE, Snohomish, WA 98296, on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 11 a.m.
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Beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away May 26, 2011 surrounded by family. Preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Eugene Bronson., Born in Seattle on July 20th 1920 to Vernon and Margaret Chase, Mary later moved to Spokane. While in High School at Lewis and Clark, Mary took six months off to visit relatives in Honolulu. While there she took Hula lessons which started a lifetime of entertainment for family and friends. Upon her return to Lewis and Clark, she met her future husband Gene Bronson. Both graduated from Lewis and Clark in 1939 and were married two years later while attending Washington State College. After graduation Gene joined the Navy and served on an attack transport while Mary left for Boston to do her internship in dietetics at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. After working in Chicago and Boston, Mary returned to Spokane where she was the first consulting dietitian when Rockwood Manor opened. She also worked as a dietitian at Deaconess Hospital., After the war ended Gene returned from the Navy and they started their family. Typical of the times, Mary grew a large garden and canned the fruit and vegetables. Mary sewed most of the children's clothes, complete with matching Easter outfits each year. She was active in the PTA and was a Campfire leader. Her homemade root beer made her a favorite among the neighborhood children., In their retirement years Mary and Gene enjoyed dancing and traveled throughout the world on cruises. Mary was a 60 year member of the American Dietetics Association, Past President of Women of Rotary, member of Westerners, League of Women Voters and BO chapter of PEO and Lifetime Member of Civic Theatre. Her hobbies included golf, bridge, photography, sewing, and gardening. She was an avid reader and corresponded with many friends around the world., Though never a smoker, Mary was diagnosed with lung cancer a year ago. That diagnosis did not stop Mary. She quickly wrote out a bucket list and started to live each day to the fullest. At 90 years old she completed the 15 mile Hiawatha bike trail from the comfort of a pedicab. She remained upbeat and spirited throughout her physical ordeal., Mary is survived by daughters Suzanne McCool (Larry) of Kelso Washington and Mary Moltke of Spokane; grand chillden Kelly Covey of Seattle, Heather Moltke (Tyler Tournabene) of Spokane and Heidi Moltke of New York City, brothers Glen Brush of Tacoma, Jim Brush of Los Vegas, Vernon Chase Jr. of Seattle and an aunt, Glade Beresford of Millbrae, California. Mary is also survived by two daughters estranged from the family, Gail Harsh (Tom) of Seattle and Jeana Deal (Jim) of Wenatchee., Mary and Gene were always embarking on building projects together. They worked hand in hand building homes and lake cabins. Their summers were spent at their Twin Lakes, Idaho home enjoying fishing, swimming and golfing., A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Thursday, June 9 at 1 PM at the MAC, 2316 West 1st Avenue. A reception will follow at the Roberts Mansion at 1923 W 1st Avenue.
Mildred "Mickie" Ross was born on June 16, 1926 in Washington County, MO and went home to be with the Lord on May 28, 2011 in Marysville, WA., Mom loved to cook and made the best buttermilk pancakes ever. She loved gardening and riding her John Deere lawnmower., Mickie is survived by her sons, Clifford (Ellen) Godfrey and Norman (Carrie) Ross; brother, Eugene (Mary Ann) Smith; seven grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren., Graveside services will be held on July 18, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at Oak Hill Funeral Home in San Jose, CA.
Morgan Powell (Tony) McKAY, Jr. Morgan Powell (Tony) McKay, Jr. passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 in Seattle, Washington at the age of 32,000 days. He was born October 14, 1923 in Salt Lake City, Utah. During WWII he served his country in the Army as the communications chief for the 379th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion. He worked as an engineering technician at the University of Washington for 39 years and was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He loved being active in the outdoors and instilled that love in his children. His REI number was 4179 and he rode his bicycle to work on the then-new Burke-Gilman Trail every day until he was in his 70s. Blessed with a legendary memory and a love of poetry, music, and science, his curiosity about the world around him and interest in new things kept him young at heart. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the charity of your choice. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses of Swedish Hospital - Cherry Hill's Cardiac ICU for their care and kindness. He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Laurie; his children Steven Glenn (Dorrie Jordan), Heather McKay Laurence (Jeffrey), Cavendish (Sarah) and Beren (Hillary), and his seven grandchildren: Iain, Axel, Callister, Morgan, Minerva, Schroder, and Synneve. He is also survived by his brother, John C. McKay. A gentleman and a scholar, to the very end possessing quiet dignity with a twinkle in his eye. Atque in perpetuum, pater, ave atque vale.
Nick Vlahovich, 93, a resident of Mount Vernon, passed away on May 31, 2011 at the Mira Vista Care Center., A Graveside Inurnment service will be held at the Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery on Monday, June 6, 2011 1t 3:00 pm., A full obituary will follow in a later edition of the Skagit Valley Herald by Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley.
Norma E. Braaten, age 86, passed away in Missoula, MT on May 25, 2011., Norma was born March 18, 1925 in Hallock, MN. Norma married Arnie Braaten June 10, 1948 in Kalispell, MT., Norma was preceded in death by her parents, Ole and Gina Moen; brother, Gordon Moen; sister, Ruth Kolden; and husband, Arnie Braaten., She is survived by her brother, Harold Moen; her sister, Helen Moen; sons, Gordon (Jan) Braaten, of Lake Stevens, WA, and Gary (Larissa) Braaten, of Spokane, WA; daughter, Helen Braaten, of Arlington, WA; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews, and many friends., Special thank you for the care given at Pleasant View and to Hospice., Visitation for Norma will be held from 4 to 7 p.m., on Friday, June 3, 2011 at Buffalo Hill Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Exposition building at the Fairgrounds. Burial will follow at Glacier Memorial Gardens. Buffalo Hill Funeral Home and Crematory caring for the family.
SHANK, Norma, Beloved mother, grand- mother and great-grandmother, passed away May 30th in her home in Post Falls, ID. She was the daughter of Odin Eskil and Julia Jacoby of Iron Mountain, MI and the sister of Barbara Anne and Odin Jr. She is survived by her son Rex Shank of Post Falls and his three children: Paul, Noah and Sierra; daughter Paula Fowler of Post Falls and her daughter Chelsea LaFee. Also her great-grandchildren Corbin and Sebastian, and step-great-grandson Braden LaFee., She married the love of her life Paul Shank, and they worked hand in hand building the legendary restaurant "The Tifflin Inn" in Colorado. They then moved to Scottsdale and opened their nationally famous restaurant "Paul Shank Gracious Dining" in the Safari Hotel., She was an accomplished artist, seamstress and mother. She loved gardening, flowers and horses, and was kind to all. She will be mised but never forgotten., A memorial visitation will be held at 11am on Thursday, June 2nd at English Funeral Chapel, 1700 N. Spokane St., in Post Falls, ID., A graveside service will be held at Evergreen Cemetery also in Post Falls, at 12 noon on Thursday, June 2nd., English Funeral Chapel of Post Falls has been entrusted to handle the funeral arrangements. Please visit Norma's online memorial at
Norman Wayne Macy, age 44, of Tulalip, WA, died on Saturday, May 28, 2011. He was born December 3, 1966 in Everett, WA, the son of Berlyn Ray Macy and Joanna Kuiken Barker and lived in South Everett until he graduated from Mariner High School in 1985, then off to his many travels and adventures all up and down the West Coast. After a long illness, "Storm" fought bravely, living a full year after his doctors had given up. He got to see his granddaughter, Maleah, born, something he wasn't sure he would see, and he made it to his 16th anniversary with the love of his life, Jeanette., Norman resided with his life-long partner, Jeanette, for over 16 years, meeting each other in Lake Wenatchee, WA, and moving to Tulalip, WA in 1997, to reside with his father and help him maintain the property there for many years. Norman worked at many crafts and jobs over the years and was not afraid to try or do anything. He did specialized home remodel projects, worked with his father in the tree topping business, and worked in the Lake Wenatchee area with his father. He was a lover of many things, including children, animals, nature, laughter, and as his nephew, Shaun, said, "he was brilliant at everything". He was a character. He had numerous hobbies and interests, including being outside, his love of nature, creating things out of nothing, and making people feel special. He lived life to the absolute fullest and pushed the limits to the extreme. He loved life and wanted to experience everything. He was truly an inspiration to many people, touched more people in his lifetime than we will probably ever know, was loved, and will be greatly missed in this world., Norman is survived by his significant other/soul mate, Jeanette Kingery, her daughter, Michelle (Bobby); her son, Robbie (Amanda); his granddaughter, Maleah; his sister, Carole and her son, Shaun; his father, Berlyn; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends too numerous to count., Preceding him in death was his mother, Joanna; his special aunt, Sadie; his grandpa, Elmo; and other family members much loved and missed., A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Solie Funeral Home, 3301 Colby Avenue, Everett, WA., Memories may be submitted to the Facebook accounts or to Carole's email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to Jeanette's email (email@example.com)., Memorial contributions can be made to the "Make-A-Wish" Foundation.
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Audrey S. Davies, 92, a resident of Moscow, Idaho, and formerly of Potlatch, Idaho, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2011, at the Aspen Park Healthcare in Moscow, Idaho, where she has resided since February 2006. Cremation has taken place. She was born on Sept. 21, 1918, at Sandpoint, Idaho, to William and Emily (Turcott) Vigue. She attended her [...]
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Patricia M. Lilya of Genesee died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. She was 56. Pat was born Sept. 6, 1954, in Seattle, Wash., to Norman and Jeanette Pendelton Canney. She attended Catholic schools in the Seattle area, graduating from St. Johns Catholic High School. After high school she joined the work [...]
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Kay Annette King, a former area resident, passed away Monday, May 30, 2011, in Hood River, Ore. She was 75. Kay was born May 25, 1936, in Moscow, Idaho, to Walker and Betty Mae (Benjamin) Holder. She grew up in Moscow and attended schools there. She married Lloyd Delbert King in St. Maries, Idaho, in October 1953. They [...]
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Ralph O. BODEN March 21, 1915 ~ May 23, 2011 Ralph O. Boden was born March 21, 1915 to O.G. and Nellie Delarue Boden in a tarpaper shack in his father's construction camp near Mitchell, Nebraska. He lived in construction camps during his early years as his father moved every few years in his occupation as a US Government Civil Engineer supervising the construction of irrigation projects. Ralph began his education in the Kiowa one room school house in school district 46 in Nebraska. He continued his education in Gering, Nebraska before going to Ellensburg, Washington, where he studied as far as the first two years of high school. His next move was to Nyssa, Oregon to finish high school. From there he proceeded to Oregon State College (now Oregon State University). At OSC he studied Civil Engineering before transferring to the School of Education and received a BS in Education with the Class of 1935. While at OSC he affiliated with Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. While at OSC he met Florence Harrison, a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority, who would become his future wife of 55 years until her passing in 1991. Ralph and Florence were married June 14, 1936 and had three children, two daughters Gail McCowen of Gresham, Oregon and Mary Prantil of Seattle and one son Ralph, Jr. of Auburn, three grand children and five great-grandchildren were added. After working one summer in an insurance office, Ralph began a 55 year insurance career November 1, 1935 which specialized in commercial insurance for heavy construction contractors worldwide. This included time spent with pioneer general agents like Hansen & Rowland, Inc.of Tacoma and Stuart G. Thompson Company in Seattle. Companies employing Ralph included American Automobile Insurance Company and Great American Insurance Company. His principal employment was with Marsh & McLennan, a worldwide Insurance broker. Along with his insurance career, Ralph was associated for 30 years with the educational programs of CPCU (Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriters). Pacific Northwest Chapter of CPCU created the Ralph Boden Lifetime Achievement Award. Ralph was past President of Pacific Northwest Chapter of CPCU and Past President of Surplus Lines Association of Washington. Private service and interment were held at Evergreen Memorial Park. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
Ray Arthur Slocum, 94, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at home with family by his side. He was born to Arthur and Harriet in Mancelona, Michigan on April 23, 1917., He was preceded in death by wife, Virginia of 52 years; and sisters, Iva Dalton and Loretta Manton., He is survived by a brother, Harold, of Helena, MT; his children, son, Richard and daughter, Diana Simons and husband, Dan; grandchildren, Pamela McCrorie, Robin Jakobe, Clinton Slocum and Bradley Slocum, Troy Taylor, Todd Taylor and Travis Taylor, and Anna Allen; and 15 great-grandchildren., At a young age he acquired a love for animals and gardening as he helped his grandparents on the family farm. As he grew and learned about life he always found joy in sharing what he had, a gift he passed down to his family. He loved God, his family and the joys of growing food in his garden, much of which he gave away. He spent his life around his horses, sleigh rides and buggy's in his younger days and many horses over the years on his farm., Ray spent most of his career working at lumber mills as a heavy equipment operator., Ray's home church was Mt. Vernon First Baptist., A Memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 5, 2011, at the First Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon., Special thanks to Evergreen Hospice nurses and caregivers who so devotedly helped in his last days of his long life.
Richard BOWEN Richard Bowen, born in Seattle5-7-24 died in Kent 5-31-11, surrounded by his family and dog Rocco.He attended West Seattle schools. Richard enjoyed a forty year career as a NP-BNSF employee. Married 64 years to Barbara (The girl next door), he enjoyed golf, travel, snowbirding in Arizona and woodworking. He built their homes in Tukwila and Kent and constructed much of his own furniture. He served on the Tukwila city council. Richard was a devoted husband, proud father and grandfather. Survivors include his loving wife Barbara, son Scott (Tina), daughter Janet "JR" Parnell-Smith (Frank), granddaughter Olivia Bowen (Michael Doran), brother, sister, nephews, nieces and cousins. Burial at Hillcrest Cemetery in Kent will precede a Memorial service on Saturday June 4th 11:00 a.m. at Kent United Methodist Church 11010 SE 248th St., Kent. Family suggests donations to: Group Health Community Hospice Fund, Dept. 4194, PO Box 34936, Seattle, 98124. *Please indicate "Hospice Program" on the memo line of check.
Robert Hickman, of Gold Bar, WA, born December 7, 1955 in Detroit, MI, died May 28, 2011, in Everett, WA., Funeral Service will be at 3:00 p.m., Friday, June 3, at Purdy & Kerr w/Dawson Funeral Home, 409 W. Main St. Monroe, WA 98272.
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.
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Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grand- mother, great-great-grand- mother, aunt and friend entered into rest with the Lord on Monday, May 30, 2011. She was born on December 15, 1920 to George and Delia Potvin in Okanogan, Washington the 12th of 14th children. Ruby is the last to join her brothers and sisters in Heaven with her beloved mother and father. We will miss her, but rejoice in her journey., Ruby is survived by her husband Mansfield and their three sons M.G. "Boots" (Dawn), Bruce (Gloria) and Wayne (Brenda). Ruby and Mans have eight grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and eleven great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews, too numerous to count., Ruby and Mans were married in Okanogan, WA on August 26, 1939. They would have celebrated their 72nd year together this year. Ruby and Mans lived in Omak for their first two years of their marriage. From there, they were in Spanaway, WA until 1949 when they moved to the Spokane area., During her life Ruby worked at Betty & Lee's Cafe and Arnold's Hotel; but her hardest and most joyous job was raising her sons and keeping house for Mans. Ruby enjoyed camping, horse back riding, bowling and crocheting as well as going to Bingo, which she was good at., Nothing was more important to Ruby than family; whether you were born into it or simply adopted into her embrace. You always knew you were loved and always welcome, no matter what. If you showed up at meal time you were fed; if you came early, you stayed until it was time to be fed. Ruby loved family reunions. It was her chance to catch up with family and reminisce about family. She could never get enough time visiting and now that she is in Heaven with so many of her loved ones; we can only pray that we will be blessed to join Ruby when time comes., Graveside services will be held on Saturday June 4th, 10:00a.m. at Peone Cemetery, Mead, WA.
Seavert William Steffen, age 62, died on May 30, 2011, after a long fight with lung cancer. He was born in Pasco, WA, on November 4, 1948, to parents Albert and Delores (Fruehling) Steffen. He married Margaret L. Burdett on July 6, 1968., Seavert loved fishing, fishing and fishing; family outings and woodworking.
Sally June BOUCK October 16, 1954 ~ April 20, 2011 Sally Bouck left us suddenly on April 20, 2011 in her home in Port Orchard, after a short & difficult battle with cancer. Born in Forks, WA to Robert Vernon and Irene Bouck. She spent most of her growing up years on Bainbridge Island. She moved to Seattle and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1973. Where she was on the swim team. She was an avid dart player. She had a zest for life & loved spending time with her friends. Sally is preceded in death by her parents, her son Jason Edward Bouck, and her partner John Savoie. She is survived by her son Joshua Savoie. Her brothers, Robert, Edward & Tom. Her sisters, Jacqueline, Nancy & Susan. Memorial: June 25, 2011. Held at her Home: 15610 Glenwood Road SW, Port Orchard, WA. At 1:00 PM. http://memorialwebsites.legacy.com/sallybouck/Hom epage.aspx
Born April 4, 1978, to Ed and Robbin Wood, in Spokane, WA. She passed away May 30, 2011, from complications of diabetes. Sasha graduated from University High School in 1996. In school she enjoyed dancing, fast pitch softball, camping and fishing., She is preceded in death by her brother, Dana R. Wood. She is survived by her mother, Robbin Chere Wood and her partner, Jolene Cusick; father, Edward W. Wood, Jr. and his wife, Susan C. Silva; sister, Dawnya Suiter; brother, Alex Heffelfinger; daughter, Alexis Williams; former husband, Zane Williams, Jr.; sons, Tanner and Skylar Schwanke; partner, Chris Schwanke; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews., Sasha was a loving mother who will be dearly missed. A celebration of Sasha's life will be held Saturday, June 4, 2011, at 11:00 AM, at Pines Cemetery Chapel, 1402 S. Pines, Spokane Valley. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to
Sergeant First Class (SFC) Clifford E. Beattie, 37, of Medical Lake, Washington went home to be with the Lord on May 22, 2011 in Baghdad, Iraq due to combat related injuries. He was born on January 3, 1974 in Tempe, Arizona the son of Victor and Rhonda (Fleming) Beattie of Medical Lake, Washington. Cliff served proudly in the United States, for over 17 years. He joined the Army from Washington in February, 1994. His military career assigned him to Fort Benning, Fort Drum, Fort Wainwright, Fort Lewis, Fort Leonard Wood, and Fort Riley. He was deployed to Haiti to support Operation Uphold Democracy with the 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry. Cliff was deployed to Sinai, Egypt in support of Multi-National Forces and Observers mission to facilitate the Peace Treaty between Israel and Egypt with the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry. He was part of the Army's first Stryker Brigade Combat Team that helped develop and demonstrate the capabilities of the Stryker to the Secretary of Defense with the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry. Cliff was deployed to Mosul, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry, and deployed for a second time to Ad Dujayal, Iraq with the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry. He was redeployed to Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn with the 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade. He was awarded numerous military decorations and was awarded posthumously the, and an Iraqi Campaign Medal Campaign Star. Cliff received his Eagle Scout Rank in the Boy Scouts of America on April 14, 1992 at RAF Upper Heyford, England., He is survived by his wife of two years, Karen (Gorgas) Beattie, of Fort Riley, Kansas; his children, Jaydean Hamilton and Dale Beattie of Yelm, Washington from a previous marriage to Samantha (Hamilton) Beattie; his three sisters, Misty (Beattie) Carson of Medical Lake, Washington, Anna Beattie of Medical Lake, Washington, Jamie (Beattie) and Kenneth Coon of North Pole, Alaska; and his Grandmother, Florene (Connolly) Beattie of Mesa, Arizona., Cliff was an avid fisherman and enjoyed watching Nascar racing, playing soccer, and spending time with his kids. The last few years he became involved in "Bringing Children Home Charity", a religious charity dedicated to assisting families in need of financial support in local, national and international adoptions., A Memorial Service with full Military Honors will be held for Clifford Beattie on Saturday, June 4th, at 10 am held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 10405 West Melville Road, Cheney, Washington., Memorial contributions may be made to Tamoka Christian Church, 1151 West Granada Blvd, Ormond Beach, FL 32174 for the Bringing Children Home Charity., The family is being served by HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, SPOKANE, WASHINGTON.
Visitation will be Friday, June 3rd from 12-5 at Hennessey Smith Funeral Home, 2203 N. Division St., Spokane. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 1 pm and will also be conducted Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home , with committal to follow at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.
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Sheri Sue (Gardner) La Mar, 42, of Manson, WA, victoriously crossed the finish line into the arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ, the morning of May 31, 2011. She lived this life with grace, poise, humility, bravery, courage and joy; with a beautiful smile on her face that lit up a room and a giving heart and spirit for others.
COLLING, Shirley Jean, (Comstock), Shirley was born Septem-ber 21, 1926 in Spokane, Washington to Eugene and Jennie Comstock. She passed away peacefully in Spokane on May 30, 2011 with family members by her side. Shirley graduated from North Central High School in 1944, where she was a member of the Tredecim high school social club, and a member of the North Side Legion Junior Auxiliary. At age sixteen, she represented North Central High School as its Lilac Princess. Following high school, Shirley worked at the telephone company, The Crescent, and her father's meat market at the corner of Main and Post Street. She met and married the love of her life, Kenneth J. Colling in 1946. Married 46 years, they shared a wonderful life together, devoting themselves to their large family of six children, ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren., Shirley enjoyed her beautiful family home where she hosted many events, gardening and cooking. She delighted in spending time with her family and friends. A sweet, generous and caring woman, Shirley will be missed by everyone whose life she touched., Shirley is survived by her six children: Ric Colling, Kenmore, WA, Jennifer (Gary) Tuttle, Spokane, Cathie (Roger) Anderson, Deer Park, Chris (Don) O'Neill, Atlanta, GA, Cheryl (Gary) Connor, Spokane, and Kerry (Jim) Tiffany, Spokane. Shirley is also survived by her ten grandchildren, including: Ken (Stacy) Tuttle, Kim Tuttle, Adrian (Josh) Meryman, Erin O'Neill, Melissa (Steve) Muller, Adam (Anna) O'Neill, Kelly Connor, Caitlin Connor, Sarah Tiffany and Grace Tiffany; and four great-grandchildren, Hailey Tuttle, Brandon Tuttle, Koen Meryman and Piper Meryman along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Kenneth J. Colling, in 1992; her beloved sister, Dorothy Wieber just 76 days ago, and her brother, Gordon Comstock., A Celebration of Life service to honor Shirley will be held at 9:30 AM, Friday, June 3 at Heritage Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Thomas Garlough Johnson, 89, passed away surrounded by his loving family., The son of Earl and Olga Fee Johnson, Tom was born December 24, 1921 in a house across from his parent's home in the Shaughnessy Neighborhood of Vancouver, BC. Tom lived in Vancouver, but at age 13 he began attending boarding school, first at the Moran School on Bainbridge Island for one year, and then at the Lakeside School in Seattle, WA. After graduation from Lakeside in 1940 Tom went on to Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA graduating in 1948. His college years were interrupted by four years serving in Patton's army in the European Theatre of, Tom spent idyllic summers at Hopkins Landing, BC where his parents owned a cottage on the beach. While attending Whitman College, Tom met many lifelong friends, among them was Elaine Rydell. Lainie and Tom were married in 1950 by Lainie's father, Reverend Carl Rydell, in Tacoma, WA. Tom and Lainie lived in Seattle while Tom worked at the Bon Marche. In 1955 they moved to Everett, WA after purchasing a luggage and leather goods store, and settled in north Everett. The store, Cuthbertson's, was eventually renamed Tom Johnson Luggage and Gifts with locations in Everett, Bellingham and Northgate, WA. Tom and Lainie raised four sons and a daughter in Everett. In 1978 they moved to Port Townsend, WA where, in 1972, they had purchased a building on Water Street. In 2000 Tom and Lainie moved to Bainbridge Island to be closer to family. Lainie passed away in 2005, and in 2009 Tom moved to Seattle., Tom loved dogs, gardening, cooking, and collecting antiques and art. He was involved in the communities in which he lived, in particular, supporting the arts. Tom made many friends along the way, especially at Lakeside, Whitman, Everett, and Port Townsend. Tom and Lainie enjoyed an active social life and were very hospitable, willing and anxious to share their lives with others., Tom is survived by sons, Doug (Lynette) and children, Mckenzie and Llewelyn, Scott (Marcia) and daughter, Kimberly, Ross (Jane) and children, Betsy Brown (Sam) and Bennett (Kelsey), Mark (Patricia Phillips) and children, Carly and Lydia; daughter, Sally Elliott (John) and children, Lauren and Audrey; and great-grandson, Jude Brown. Tom is also survived by his sister-in law, JoAnne Johnson; his nieces, Jayne Johnson, Nancy Arnautoff, Tammy Johnson, and Susie Browne; and his nephew, Tim Johnson., Tom was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine; his parents, Earl and Olga Johnson; and brother, Richard Fee Johnson., Donations may be made in Tom's memory to Soulumination, www.Soulumination.org 5201 11th Ave NW, Seattle 98107, or to the Port Townsend Homeless Shelter Project of the, of Port Townsend, 2023 E. Sims Way, #172, Port Townsend, WA 98368, www.porttownsendrotary.org No memorial celebration will be held at Tom's request.
Thomas (Tommy) L. Thomas Tommy Thomas was born March 29, 1935 in Tacoma, WA, and died May 17, 2011 at Seattle's VA Hospital. Tommy joined the
Vanick S. GALSTAUN Born in Yokohama, Japan, on Sept. 23, 1919, Vanick passed away in the home of his eldest son on May 28, 2011. He earned his Master's Degree from the University of Washington, and taught at the UofW School of Drama for over 40 years. Vanick was a USMC Veteran of Guadalcanal during WWII. He is survived by his three children, Mark, Alexander, Diana; three grand-children, Alex, Mikaela, Dana; and a "Cast of Thousands" of friends. Funeral services will be held in the chapel at Evergreen Washelli Funeral Home, 11111 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, on Sunday, June 5, at 4 PM. A celebration of his life will be held at the Penthouse Theater on the UW Campus, June 18, at 2PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to PAWS.
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, 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.
Virginia was born on October 16, 1965, in Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico., Ciro was born on August 8, 1959, in Jojutla, Morelos, Mexico., They were married in May of 1983 and made their home in Tri-Cities and Connell, WA. They were members of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. They were business owners in Connell., Virginia loved sewing, cooking, taking care of her grandkids and crocheting. She was a loving Mother and Grandmother, she was full of life and always had a smile on her face, and always tried helping when she could, especially young women., Ciro loved soccer, fishing and spoiling his grandkids. He was the handyman of the house. Ciro was a loving father and grandfather, he was charismatic, eager to help the community in any way and very hard working., Ciro and Virginia are survived by their 3 daughters, Wendoly, Laura, and Adilene; grandchildren, Nahima, Isis Violeta and Timmy II., Ciro is survived by his sisters, Hilda, Reina, Teresa, Margarita, Clemencia and Flora; brother, Esteban; mother Inocenia and father Esteban., Virginia is survived by her sisters, Silva, Carmen, Blanca, Adelina and Aurora; brother Esteban and her mother Maria., Ciro is preceded in death by his brothers, Felestino Lara and Salvador Astudillo., Virginia is preceded in death by her father, Pedro Ocampo; sister-in-law Yolanda Valladares.
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