Al BAESKENS Al Baeskens was born December 8, 1948, and died after a long illness on May 15, 2011. He was raised on a cattle ranch in Willits, California, completed an MS in taxation from Golden Gate University, and then moved to Seattle and became a partner in the CPA firm Greenwood, Ohlund and Company. He loved his work, the outdoors, handball, and history. He is survived by his son, Austin, and his sister, Jean Ainsworth. A celebration of Al's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Seattle. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Smile Train.
Albert D. Anderson 1915 - 2011 Albert passed away peacefully in his home at the age of 96 on May 26, 2011, and joined his beloved wife Charlotte of 56 years. Left to mourn and greatly miss him are his 4 loving daughters, Dorene (Orval) Heath, Colleen Anderson (of Chico California), Gayle (Rick) Strait, and Pam Pace, who lived with and looked after our dad for the last 6 years. Also left to mourn are 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, family and friends. A graveside memorial service will be held August 3, 2011 at Calvary Cemetery. Please see full obituary and sign on-line guest book
Alvin Eugene GOODHUE Alvin Goodhue, 74, of Auburn, WA passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, May 28, 2011. He was born December 25, 1936 in Yakima, WA to Ernest and Merle Goodhue. At 16, he entered the work force and spent his entire career as a Bricklayer. In April 1959, Alvin met his soul mate and love of his life, Shirley Walker. After a short courtship, they were married July 19, 1959 and spent the next 52 years happily married and had a wonderful journey together. They moved to Auburn in 1983 and have developed many special friendships over the years. Alvin was an avid fisherman, spending many hours in the Green River or on a nearby lake. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially with the senior group at Northwest Family Church. He was a loving and faithful husband, caring father and a hardworking gentleman who will be missed. During the past few years he battled many ailments, including prostate and bladder cancer in addition to Alzheimer disease. Alvin's family would like to thank all the loving people at A Serenity Adult group home, Auburn Senior Center Respite Care and Providence Hospice for their gentle care of our beloved in his final days with us. A devoted family man, Alvin is survived by his loving wife, Shirley, their two sons, Philip (Kelly) and Mark, their daughter Linda (Mike) Gates, his sister Eleanor (Elmer) Lewis and brother Ernie (Linda) Goodhue and many other cherished family members. He also has five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter due in June. Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 7, 2011 from 2:00-7:00 PM at Yahn & Son Funeral Home in Auburn and Wednesday at 11:00 AM till service time at the church. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, June 8th at 1:00 PM at Northwest Family Church in Auburn. Please visit yahnandson.com to leave a tribute or memory of Al.
Amy was known for her love of people, her devotion to her family and friends, and her commitment to her students. She loved hiking Mt. Peak in Enumclaw, traveling and spending time with friends and family, and above all, she loved being there for her two amazing kids, Carson and Tatum. She gave good hugs, had a wonderful smile, and always a ready laugh.
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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.
Audrey DALINKUS Audrey Lorraine Bradley was born November 11, 1921, to Della and Floyd Bradley in Utica, Wisconsin and passed away peacefully in Seattle, Washington on May 28, 2011. Audrey was preceded in death by her daughter Victoria C. Prael (Ric), Whidbey Island, WA in 1980. She is survived by children Albert G. Dalinkus, Jr. (Joanne G.) Wenatchee; Alexandra E. Smith (Michael J.) Seattle; and Valerie E. Carnese, (Gregory T.) Shoreline. She is also survived by grandchildren Katharine E. Prael Asgari (Tony) Seattle; Frederick T. "Trace" Prael (Simona) Whidbey Island, WA; Dr. Christopher A. Dalinkus (Dr. Kristina M. Angelo) Rancho Cucamonga, CA; Jillian M. Dalinkus, Seattle; and great grandchildren Traynor and Kaia Prael, Whidbey Island, WA. A longtime Seattle resident, Audrey retired after 25 years as an executive secretary with Allied Stores Corp. (The Bon Marche). She enjoyed being with her family and friends, found pleasure in reading, and loved to play Bingo. She was known for her delicious Christmas cookies. Her caring nature and sense of humor will be missed. With love, Rest in Peace. Honoring her wishes, there was a private graveside service and burial at Mountain View Cemetery, Auburn, WA, on June 3, 2011. Please share memories with family via the online guestbook at www.Wiggenandsons.com
Betty Ann (Barnett) CHRISTMAN Betty went home to be with the Lord on May 24, 2011. She was born May 17, 1923 in Edwardsville, IL, the daughter of Edward R. and Ethel Barnett. She passed away seven days after her 88th birthday. Betty will be remembered for her vibrant personality, strong faith, genuine interest in others, loving disposition and beautiful smile.She unconditionally loved her family and life with passion and selflessness.Her joyful spirit and Christ-centered faith defined her life and inspired those around her. She loved to sing, dance and never turned down an opportunity to listen and encourage.Betty was deeply loved by her family and friends and will be dearly missed by those who knew her. She graduated from Edwardsville High School, attended Carleton College in Northfield, MN, and received her Associates degree from Seattle Pacific University.She married Marvin Oliver Christman, also of Edwardsville, IL in December 1945. He was the love and best friend for 66 years. During their early years of marriage, they lived in St. Louis, MO, Greencastle, IN, Boston, MA and Schenectady, NY. They moved to Seattle, WA, for Marvin's work with General Electric in 1950, and never left Seattle. Betty was blessed to be able to remain home and raise their three children.Her greatest passions in life were her family and her church(or faith). She was an active member of the University Presbyterian Church for over 35 years. She was also involved in many volunteer organizations including: Young Life, Bible Study Fellowship, Associated Republican Women, Women's University Club, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and PEO. After her children were grown, she was able to travel with Marvin to many wonderful places in the world. Some of these destinations included: Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, England, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Edward Barnett. She is survived by her husband, Marvin; children: Gary (Amalia) Christman of Tacoma, WA; Denny (Andrea) Christman of Port Orchard,WA; Bev (Jeff) Riedinger of Mason, MI; grandchildren: Julia (Paul) Diamond, Megan (Tom) Christman, Andy Christman, Peter (Katie) Christman, Stephanie (Andrew) Newman, Rachel Christman and Chris Riedinger; great grandchildren: Tyler, Isaac and Isabella. A memorial celebration and service will be held on June 17, 2011 at 1:00PM at the University Presbyterian Church,4540 15th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105-4591. Memorial contributions can be made to Odyssey Healthcare/Hospice of Palm Springs at 71-777 San Jacinto Dr. Suite 102 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270 or The Hearthstone Memory Care Unit, 6720 E. Green Lake Way N, Seattle, WA 98103, in memory of Betty Ann Christman. Betty spent her last days in the warmth of their home in Indian Wells,CA, surrounded by her husband and entire family celebrating her extraordinary life.
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Bill Eugene Wyche passed at home in Brush Prairie, WA on May 30, 2011. He was born Oct. 5, 1934 in Eugene, OR to Sally and Ted Wyche. In 1945, the family moved to Vancouver, WA where Bill attended Vancouver schools and graduated from Vancouver High School in 1952., On Aug. 7, 1953 he married Gloria Frahm. Bill and Gloria spent many years at their cabin in Long Beach together. They were snow birds in later years, traveling south in their trailer and making good friends., Bill retired from Studer's Floor Covering after 35 years of service., He was a master craftsman and an avid fisherman., Bill is survived by his daughter, Robin Ortega; son, Brett Wyche; sister, Sharon Leeper; grandson, Noah Ortega (Katie); sister-in-law, Roberta Harris; and numerous cousins and friends., He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria, on Feb 28, 2011; and his parents., Special thanks to Don and Debbie Smith., A Celebration of Life will be held Sat., 1:00 p.m., June 11, 2011 at Vancouver Funeral Chapel., Please sign Bill's guest book at:
"WE LIVE IN HEARTS WE LEAVE BEHIND" BRETT JOSEPH LAROSE October 8, 1983 -- June 7, 2010 Brett Joseph LaRose, of Perryville, MO, 26, died on June 7, 2010, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA following major injuries suffered from a tragic motorcycle accident. Brett lived with his beloved fiancée, Stacie Collier, in Spanaway, WA. Brett was an employee of the O'Reilly Auto Parts Company, working in the distribution center in Puyallup, WA. On June 10th, O'Reilly's held a roadside memorial service at the scene of the accident on Mt. Rainier to honor his passion and love for the great outdoors. Brett was an honorable military veteran. He served with the U.S.
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Charley FILES 1938 ~ 2011 Mr. Charles Wilbur Files of Richmond Beach died In Maui, Hawaii while on a recent vacation, from complications of Pneumonia. A wide network of friends and family will miss the North Seattle businessman and local sports enthusiast. Charley, well known locally for many years in the restaurant and bar industry; most currently active in a couple of "dive bars" as owner of The Sloop Tavern in Ballard and a partner in Leny's Place in Tangletown (Greenlake/Wallingford.) Since the early 60's, Mr. Files, known by "Charley" to his employees, customers and vendors, was involved professionally in over 20 businesses and has been a mentor to 100s! More than an avid sports fan and sponsor to the local teams, Files participated in softball leagues during 5 decades and traveled the northwest states as a basketball referee. He was inducted into the Halls of Fame for the Northwest Women's Collegiate Basketball Assoc. and the Pacific Northwest Basketball Officials Assoc. A Mariners season ticket holder since 1978, he supported the Aqua Sox and Rainiers as well. Likely to be seen at Seahawk, Husky and Seattle High school sporting events, he became a regular visitor to Arizona to Seattle Mariner spring training. Each Year a Fishing Derby and ballgame bus trips were enjoyed at his businesses. He belonged to the Ballard Elks Lodge #827 and American Legion. From La Monte, Missouri, Files served in the Navy. He last served at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station and in 1963 decided to make Seattle his home. Married to Donna Last, he helped raise 4 children and has a son Charles Matthew Files of Puyallup. He married Jan Cole in 1984. Their son is Patrick Terry Files of Richmond Beach. Charley is also survived by his sister Linda Davis (Ed) in Sunrise Beach, Missouri and his brother Tom Files (Kathleen) in Kansas City, several nieces, nephews, and cousins, and a granddaughter; Lexy Files. The family will host a Life Review and Celebration of Charley for his friends on June 12th between 1 and 5:00 p.m. at the Ballard Elks, 6411 Seaview Ave NW in Seattle, WA 98107. Burial will be in La Monte Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the La Monte Alumni Association Scholarship Fund ATTN: Peggy Moore at P.O. Box 126, La Monte, Missouri 65337 or Elks Kids Therapy c/o the Ballard Elks.
A memorial Service for Clifford "Bud" Schultz will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 10, 2011 at Audubon Park United Methodist Church, 3908 N Driscoll Blvd., Spokane, WA 99205. Reception to follow at the church. Memorial contributions can be made to Audubon Park United Methodist Church or your preferred charity.
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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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Mr. Holloway made his transition Sunday, May 1, 2011 from medical complications following a hip fracture on April 1st. Dayton was born July 13, 1929 in Montesano, Washington to Claire and Roscoe William (R.W.) Holloway. Following elementary and secondary education in Montesano, he attended Grays Harbor Community College, Gonzaga University and graduated from Washington State University (WSU) in 1953 with a degree in Architectural Engineering. During his time at WSU he was President of his Delta Chi fraternity. Upon graduation he was commissioned as an officer in the, and assigned to duty in Fairbanks, Alaska., Following his military service, Mr. Holloway returned to Spokane in 1956 to begin his extensive architectural career. Early in his career, Dayton worked with Joseph M. Doyle, Electrical Engineer and Developer Earl McCarthy for whom he designed the Northtown, Shadle Park and University City Shopping Centers. During 1962 he was Assistant to WSU College Architect, Phil Keene, in Pullman, WA., In 1963 he joined with Kim Barnard to establish the architectural firm of Barnard and Holloway, AIA. During their 47 year partnership Mr. Holloway was responsible for over 400 commercial projects in Washington, Idaho and Montana. Examples of his work include the original Eastern Washington University (EWU) John F. Kennedy Memorial Library and Patterson Hall, the Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC) Library and Learning Resources Center and the Athletic Addition of the Spokane Club. He also helped design the Bonneville Power Administration building near Vancouver, Washington with Mr. Barnard and Ralph Smith. Dayton also worked with Bovay Engineering where he was responsible for the design of numerous projects including the Spokane Boeing Plant built in the early 1990s., Governor Dixie Lee Ray appointed Mr. Holloway to the Washington State Board of Architectural Registration in 1978 for a four year term during which he served as Board President. He also served as an advisor to the State Insurance Commissioner and was appointed by Governor Dan Evans as a member of the State Building Code Advisory Council during formulation of the original regulations for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)., In 1954 he married Janet (Eisenman) Holloway and together they raised two daughters, Susan (Walter Schumacher) and Sandra (Robert Brown). In addition to his daughters, Mr. Holloway is survived by his granddaughter Maia Schumacher, his sister Joan Sandler and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Dayton is also survived by his long term fiancÃ©e Virginia J. Shields and her daughters, Gayle Terry, Lisa McLain and Sherilynn Bare., At Mr. Holloway's specific written instruction, no service was held following his death. The family plans a private celebration of Dayton's life at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to:
Born May 6, 1933 in Forest Grove, OR; entered into rest on June 3, 2011 in Spokane, WA with her loving daughters by her side. She is survived by two daughters, Shari Powell Fisher and Judy Andersen. A Memorial Service will be held in Portland, OR at a later date. Dolores will be placed next to her husband in Sebastopol, CA. RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, SPOKANE, WA in care of cremation arrangements.
We lost our loving husband, dad, grandpa, great grandpa, uncle, and friend on May 26, 2011. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He worked at Kaiser Mead for 34 years. He had many passions: hunting, fishing, working on cars, and spending time at the lake, but most of all, spending time with family. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nellie; father, Manley; brothers, Bill, Max, and Bob; and daughter, Rene. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; daughters, Donette (Steve), Sherry (Jim), Kathi (Michael), Kim (Steve), Lori (John), and son, Greg. He has 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was loved by all. He will be dearly missed., A special thank you to Dr. Allen Seely and Horizon Hospice for their loving care., A family graveside service is planned for June 11, 2011 at Riverside Memorial Park.
RINGLE, Earl M., October 19,1916 -" May 6, 2011. As an active Ham radio operator since age 16, Earl has met and talked to many people all around the world. His collection of contacts is enormous. His other hobby was his computor, which he soon learned to use in conjunction with his radio work. Many happy hours were spent in his radio "shack". Earl was born in Hillsborough, Oregon, to George and Nellie Ringle, and had one sister, Deloris Hollis, now deceased. He spent most of his working career as a chemist in the aluminum industry and was with Kaiser Aluminum for many years. He had many fond memories of working in the various Kaiser plants, but his favorite experience was the time he spent in the plant built by Kaiser in Ghana, West Africa. He was there with his first wife Inez, who was taken by cancer early in life. After retiring, Earl thoroughly enjoyed working part time with Crowd Management at the Spokane Opera House until he was 90 years old. He and his second wife, Jean, had over 37 years together, traveling abroad (cruising was their favorite), driving the country in their motor home and showing horses over much of Washington. He is survived by his wife, Jean; his daughter, Janice Ringle-Pointer and her husband Dan; his stepdaughter, Dana Burns and her husband Larry; two grandchildren, Kylee and Nick Burns; and his nephews Steven, Mike and Jeff Hollis. He lived a good life and will be missed by all.
Edith (Busato) ALLESTRASSE Edith (Busato) Ballestrasse born July 25, 1918, passed away at her home after a short battle with cancer on June 1st, 2011. Preceded in death by her husband, Art Ballestrasse; son Gary Ballestrasse; brother Angelo Busato and her sister Teresa Tonelli. She is survived by her sons Roy (Pat) Ballestrasse and Rex (Sarah) Ballestrasse; daughter Gloria Ballestrasse (Terry); five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; nephew Rich (Karen) Tonelli and her god-daughters Angelina Benedetti and Christina Gotti. She was a long-time Renton resident graduating from Renton High School in 1936. She was known for her caring heart, donating to many charities, her excellent cooking and baking skills, and her great sense of humor, always cheering everyone out of a blue mood. She was a great mother, wife, grandmother and friend to many. She will be dearly missed. Visitation will be held Sunday June 5th from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm with a Rosary at 7:00 pm. Funeral service will be 11:00am Monday June 6 at Greenwood Memorial Park and Funeral Home. Memorial Donation may be made to Providence Hospice of Seattle.
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
Eileen Meldon CANT 'She knew how to love' Born Liverpool, England, November 3, 1922. Died, suddenly & unexpectedly, Bothell, Washington, May 27, 2011. Survived by husband of 40 years, Oswald H. Cant, Kirkland, WA; daughter, Nancy Ann Mew (Tony), Buckinghamshire, England; son, William R. Karsteter (Moana), Crawfordville, FL; son, Christopher C. Karsteter (Mary), Seattle, WA; sister, Mona Maquire, Liverpool; and sister, Pat Magerison (Ernie), North Wales. Beloved wife, mother, sister and friend. A proud member of the "Greatest Generation", her wartime experiences are outlined in her memoir, "Tuppence for Violets-my life as a nurse in London during World War II." Post-war, Lynn started a family and resided in Germany, France and the English countryside in Buckinghamshire. In 1970, she relocated to Atlanta, GA, where she met and married Oswald.A savvy businesswoman, Lynn owned and operated Lullaby Nursery School for 11 years, where she was adored by children and parents alike. Lynn & Oswald spent many memorable holidays at their home on the coast in Natal, South Africa. In 1999, she retired, with Ossie, to the Pacific Northwest. A talented dressmaker, Lynn designed and made many of her own clothes and was known for her love of hats. She was a great lover of all creatures and an ardent defender of underdogs. Lynn possessed a delightful, often mischievous, sense of humor and was always the center of attention in any room. Loyal, compassionate, funny, kind, impish, irrepressible, irresistible and irreplaceable Lynn. Our hearts are breaking, for we know we have all lost our very best friend! But, "our Eileen" lives on now in our hearts and in sweet memories. "Put the kettle on, Mum, we'll all be home soon to join you for a nice cup of tea!" Donations in her memory may be made to: The Seattle Humane Society. Guestbook may be signed at: www.BonneyWatson.com There will be a Celebration Memorial at Foundation House in Bothell, WA on July 14th, 2011, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
After a four year battle with colon cancer, Elisa passed away May 15th in her home in Bellingham, Washington with her family at her side. She was 55 years old. Elisa grew up in Oakland, CA and attended Skyline High School. She has two beautiful sons, Ari and Olin from her first marriage to Bob Landrum. Elisa married Brad Collins in 1989 and they moved to Bellingham. She loved her job and co-workers at OMS. She was an avid marathon runner and triathlete. Elisa was the daughter of Anita Mae Lawson of Dillon Beach, CA and Hans Kjobmand of Denmark. The granddaughter of Walter and Nita Lawson of Dillon Beach, CA and loved daughter in law of Richard and Christine Collins. Elisa is survived by her devoted husband Brad and sons Ari and Olin. Her sisters: Marianna, Patty, and Jeanette. Brother-in-laws: Wes and John. Niece and nephews: Sarah, Gabe and Julian. Elisa will be deeply missed by all.
Elizabeth "Betty" Elvie Evans passed away May 28, 2011 in Lynden WA. Betty was born June 3, 1920 to Grace and Ruby Alexander in Riverside, WA. Betty was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, T.W. "Bill" Evans in 2008. Betty is survived by her son Garrett Evans (Mary) of Ferndale, and her daughter Jane Brandt (Gordon) of Orondo, WA, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and her brother William "Bill" Alexander (Guy) of Lynden, WA. She graduated from St. Joseph School of Nursing and worked as a registered nurse for many years in Bellingham. Patient, gentle and soft-spoken, her family and friends always treasured their time with her. She made "blackberry pies' that were coveted by everyone. She loved to cook, garden and was a master seamstress. She will be missed by everyone who knew her and will be remembered as one of the most beautiful people we've ever known. Goodbye "Grandma, Betty, Mom" Please sign the Book of Memories, light a candle and leave your condolences for the family at
Elizabeth J. "Betty" Cyr passed away May 23, 2011 surrounded by loved ones., She was born in Tracy, MN, April 18, 1925. Betty was seventh of 11 children and life revolved around the Methodist Church, where she learned to thoroughly enjoy music, singing and Biblical values. She married Albert M. Cyr in Balaton, MN, June 18, 1943, and then moved to Alderwood Manor, WA. There they raised their six children where Betty was a full-time home maker. She enjoyed cooking, baking, reading, writing letters, camping and family get-togethers., Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Albert of 56 years; and their daughter, Nancy Carlson., She is survived by her children, Mary (Courtney) Johnson, Carol Hibbs, Robert (Carol) Cyr, Jeanie (Brian) Wikene, and John (Cecille) Cyr; 19 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and dozens of nieces and nephews., Betty's family wishes to thank Star Garma, owner of JAMESTAR Adult Family Home, for the wonderful care she gave Betty over the past six years., In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Betty's name to be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th flr., New York, NY 10001.
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Florence Quaife Osman went to be with The Lord June 2, 2011. She was born October 1, 1921 to Henry and Elizabeth Furness in Powell River, B.C. Canada. She worked for Group Health from 1968 to 1990., She was preceded in death by her husband, Reginald Quaife; son, Donald Quaife; and second husband, Carl Osman; and six siblings., She is survived by her sister, Mary (Charlie) Oldale in B.C. Canada; her children, Adele (Dick) Rainville, Norman (Laurie) Quaife and Raymond Quaife. She has six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren., She spent her last five years in the loving care of her daughter Adele's home and will be missed by all who knew her., There will be no service at her request., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the: Carnation Food Bank/ Lunch Bunch, P.O. Box 485 Carnation, WA 98014.
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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George passed away, his bed surrounded by his devoted family, on May 25, 2011 at age 87. He was born July 27, 1923 in Seattle, WA., George was a Navy veteran, volunteer fireman and a retired Seattle police officer., He is survived by his wife, Yvonne; his daughters, Janice Nigh and Susan Price; step-daughter, Joy Pardue; and step-sons, David, James and Paul Hansen; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers, Stanley and Don Gough; and sister, Peggy Martin. All will miss him dearly., His life will be celebrated June 11, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Atonement Free Lutheran Church, 6905 172nd St, Arlington, WA, where he served as an usher for nine years., Memorial gifts can be made in his name to the church building fund if so desired.
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George W. L. GOUGH George W. L. Gough 87 passed away May 25, 2011 surrounded by his family. George was born July 25, 1923 in Seattle. He was a Navy veteran, volunteer fireman, and a retired Seattle police officer. George is preceded in death by his son Gerald W. Gough. George is survived by his wife Yvonne, his daughters Jan Nigh, Susan Price, his stepdaughter Joy Pardue, his stepsons David, James, and Paul Hansen, 17 grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren. His life will be celebrated 10:00 a.m. June 11, 2011 at the Atonement Free Lutheran Church, 6905 172nd St NE, Arlington, Washington.
Gertrude Oletta FLOCK Born in the Kelly family in Caldwell, Idaho on 2/10/1915. Raised four children; Larry, Kay, Judith and Penny. Resulting in five grandchildren: Tony (Bonnie) and Shane (Lorna) Flock, Michael Carroll, Jason (Johanna) Harvey, Malia Arevalo. Seven great grandchildren: Riley and A.J. Flock, Wyatt Cooper Flock, Nico Gomez, Anya and Michaela Carroll, Nevan Harvey. After the death of her husband, Merle M. Flock on 9/12/1979, Gertrude managed the Flock In Trailer Park at Brinnon, WA for 25 years. Retired at age 87 to Seattle, WA. Predeceased by three sisters: Tressa Busse of Bremerton, Mildred Fuller of Everett, and Frances Rogers of Boise. Gertie and Merle are a love story. They spent many years enjoying the company of family and friends while camping, clamming, playing cards and just enjoying life. Gertie's garden was always full of flowers, she had the prettiest in the neighborhood. They loved to dance. Gertie is once again dancing with Merle.
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Haroldine May CLOYD 97, Passed away March 26, 2011 at her home in North Beach. Born April 23, 1914 in Vancouver, B.C. Her family moved to the Seattle area in the 1930's. She was a long-time resident of the Ballard area. She was married her husband Arthur Cloyd in the 1940's. He preceded her in death in 1983. For many years she spent the winter months living in Hemet, California. No services at her request. Arrangements entrusted to Wiggen & Sons Funeral Home
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Howard was born in Des Moines, IA June 8, 1928, to George and Ruby Shirey. The family soon moved to Washington where Howard attended school in Edmonds, WA and married wife, Billie. After school, he worked at Todd Shipyard as a welder, drove logging trucks in CA, started his own excavating business in Alderwood Manor, worked at Moss Truck Sales in Seattle, WA, helped start Best Auto Parts in Lynnwood, WA and later became co-owner of Fitz Auto Parts foreign car and truck in Edmonds. While at Fitz he started the first motorcycle wrecking business and the first foreign stock car racing association. Later he started and ran Urban Auto Parts, an auto wrecking business on Highway 99, in Lynnwood., His hobbies included flying, he was a licensed pilot and had owned several different aircrafts. In auto racing, he was a member of the Sky Valley Racing Association. As a car owner and builder, his cars won many awards and races. He was a member of the Eagles and Elks clubs as well as the Pilchuck and Edmonds yacht clubs and enjoyed fishing and hunting with friends. In retirement he was night watchmen for good friend, Bob, owner of Mosbrucker Excavating. He always lived life on his own terms and passed away at home on Memorial Day of natural causes at age 83., He was preceded in death by his second wife, Virginia; brother, Fat (Clayton); and sister, Bonnie., He is survived by his ex wife, Billie; and their four children, Donna Wilson, Rick Shirey, Mike Shirey and Gail Schimdt; eight grandchildren; and 15 great- grandchildren; along with his brothers, Skinny (Clinton) and Kenneth., Howard requested no funeral services. There will be a gathering on June 11, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. for friends and family at his son Rick's home at 17027 Dubuque Rd., Snohomish, WA 98290.
Services for Icie Moore Bettinger will be held at 1PM Saturday, June 4, 2011 at St. Louis Catholic Church, with Msgr. Rev. Mark Deering presiding., Rosary and visitation will be held on Friday, June 3, 2011 at Wilkerson-Hatch Brazos Funeral Home from 6-8 PM., Icie Moore Bettinger died peacefully on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 in The Woodlands, Texas. She spent much of her life in Waco, Texas; Billings, Montana, and Spokane, Washington. She graduated from Aquilla High School in 1933 as an All-State center on the girls' basketball team. She married Andrew Frosch of Waco and they had one daughter, Nancylu., She worked for the JC Penney Company in Waco for over 20 years and was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxilary, Lifetime member of the Independent Order of OddFellows & Rebekahs, and a 50-year member and former Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was active in her church, St. John Vianney of Spokane, Washington, and Catholic Daughters for many years. Well into her eighties she continued to work with seniors delivering meals-on-wheels with her husband, Don., She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters, and two brothers. She is survived by her husband, Don Bettinger of Spokane, Washington; her daughter and son-in-law Nancylu and Robert Roberts of Spring, Texas; two grandsons and granddaughters-in-law: Rob and Sue Roberts of Magnolia, Texas; and Ron and Allison Roberts of Houston, Texas; and six great-grandchildren: Samantha, Andy, Shay, Thomas, Hunter, and Maggie Roberts., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Catholic Daughters or St. John Vianney Church, P.O. Box 141125, Spokane, Washington 99214.
Ida GILCHRIST Ida's life of 99 years came to a peaceful end on June 1, 2011. Born and raised in Montana, she was married for nearly fifty years to her loving husband George, until his death in 1987. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Leroy and Linda Gilchrist; her daughter and son-in-law Joyce and Joel Harcrow; four granddaughters; five great-grandsons; and many beloved nieces and nephews. She will be missed by all.
Passed away May 21, 2011 in Post Falls, ID with her children and several family members by her side. She was born Ila Rhea Weatherford of August 3, 1933 at Oakesdale, WA to Harold and Eva (Rusch) Weatherford. She was raised on the family farm near Sanders, ID with her three brothers. She attended local schools and graduated from Plummer High School in 1952. After high school, Ila Rhea attended nursing school in Kansas., Ila Rhea met Leo Fuchs while attending nursing school and the couple was married in 1954 in Montana. They made their home at Endicott, WA, then moved to Worley, ID in 1959 where they farmed. Leo and Ila Rhea Fuchs raised four children. The couple divorced in 1974., She married Dale Bowers of Moscow, ID in 1975. Dale and she had many wilderness adventures in Alaska and the lower 48, including placer mining and prospecting. She was asked by the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, to teach prospecting and mining in Alaska's outlying areas., She attended Spokane Community College and Anchorage Community College. She participated in mining/prospecting courses. She later changed her studies to Fine Arts where she excelled in oil painting. She enjoyed painting pictures which she shared with many family and friends., Dale and Ila moved to Coeur d'Alene, ID to retire in 1994. Following Mr. Bowers' death, Ila moved to Spokane, WA., She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Spokane. She was a former member of the Orchid Society, and the Lady Jaycee's at Endicott, WA., Survivors include her four children; Terry Fuchs and his wife Wanda of Worley, ID, Kim and Jason Hix of Lewiston, ID, Mike Fuchs of Spokane, WA, and Cheryl Boss and her husband Mark of Athol, ID; 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Willis and Albert Weatherford, and numerous nieces and nephews., She was preceded in death by her parents Harold & Eva Weatherford, brother Herb J. Weatherford, and a sister Rosetta Weatherford., A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tekoa, Washington. Father Jerry Graham will officiate at the service. Rosary will be held at 9:00 a.m. at the church. Memorial gifts may be given to Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Tekoa, WA, 99033. KRAMER FUNERAL HOME OF TEKOA, WA is handling the arrangements.
Passed away on May 28, 2011, from heart failure. Dave was born in 1925 to Wiley B. and Gennie (Dawson) Jackson in Mingo, NC. He was the youngest of nine children. Dave left the farm after high school to work as a clerk for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, DC. He worked his way through college at night earning an accounting degree. During this time, he also served in the National Guard. Dave became a Special Agent in 1950 and worked in San Diego, Seattle, and Spokane where he retired in 1980 after 35 years of devoted service. Dave married Maxine Fox in 1950; she passed away in 1976. In 1977, he married Joan Jenkins. After his retirement, Dave worked as a private investigator contracting with the US State Department and other government agencies. Dave was an active person. He skied until 2010 (!), golfed, fished (fish feared him), worked out several times a week at a gym, and loved working in his yard. He had been active since 1980 in the downtown Kiwanis Club, volunteered for Meals-On-Wheels, and was a volunteer painter at Camp Sweyolakan. Dave was an active member in the local chapter of the Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation where he had served as Chairman and Secretary at different times. Dave has many, many friends and acquaintances. He once said that everyday he would meet a person that he would like to invite into his home. He didn't know a stranger. He will be greatly missed by all! Dave is survived by his wife, Joan; son, Wayne (Jan); stepchildren, Mike Jenkins and Nancy (Kevin) Kinney; four grandchildren, David and Aliyah Jackson, and Hannah and Henry Kinney; and sisters, Phoebe Jordan and Frances Nichols both living in Fayetteville, NC. He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, and two brothers. A celebration of his life will be held at Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church, 4102 S. Crestline, Spokane, WA 99203 on Friday, June 17, 2011, at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, please make any donations in his name to Spokane Kiwanis Charities, PO Box 48276, Spokane, WA 99228. Arrangements have been entrusted to HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, 1306 N. MONROE, SPOKANE.
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James Duane was taken to eternal rest on December 29th, 2010. An interment ceremony will take place at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake on June 10th, 2011 at 3 pm. A gathering will follow at The Q in Northern Quest Casino., "Jim" as he was known to friends and relatives was born Nicholas Gentile on March 20th, 1917 in Renova, Pennsylvania. He formally changed his name before being inducted into the army at the out break of World War II. He served his country proudly earning a, during fighting in France while serving in the 3rd Armored Division. Jim was dis-charged after the war and tried his hand at various endeavors including running his own steakhouse in St. Louis and working in the casinos springing up in Las Vegas. It was at this time he met Violet Kruse. She would soon become his wife. Jim enlisted in the Air Force in 1948 spending time in Germany, Japan and various installations around the globe. He eventually achieved the rank of Staff Sargent. He retired in 1964 and spent another 10 years in the Air Force Reserves., During his time in the Air Force Jim was stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base outside of Spokane, Washington. He loved the four seasons this part of the country provided and decided to make Spokane the home for his family. Jim was a natural entrepreneur and always had side projects going on during his military service. What started as Spokane Wrought Iron on the corner of Francis and Perry evolved into Western Steel and Fabrication which closed in 1978. Being ever the visionary Jim recognized the evolution of solid waste disposal and how recycling would play a major factor in that. So he started Du-Mor Recycling and Recycling Equipment Manufacturing in the late 70's. Du-Mor and REM are still in business today and are known as leaders in the recycling and scrap industries., Jim was noted for his wanderlust up to the time of his death. He was described as having run away from home at the age of 12 and stayed on the road his entire life. He traveled to countless countries on six continents. In his later years he spent winters in Southeast Asia. One of his proudest achievements was taking his sisters on a trip to Italy to see where their parents lived before coming to America., Jim is survived by a sister, a brother, wife, three daughters, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Janice Rickman Seferos, 78, died May 31, 2011 at her home on Camano Island., She graduated from the, with a degree in communications and later received her teaching degree and taught at Mariner High School in Mukilteo. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity and was a past board member of the Women's University Club. After many years in Seattle, she and her husband Marv moved to Camano Island., Once on Camano, Jan and Marv immediately adapted and fell in love with their new home and community. One of their dearest connections was the Camano Island Lutheran Church. After Marv's death, Jan remained very active in a variety of organizations. She was most recently the president of the Camano Island Country Club Association, and an active member of TOPS/KOPS. She played bridge regularly, participated in water aerobics, continued to substitute teach at local schools, and without a doubt was always involved in one community effort or another., Jan was preceded in death by her husband, Marv; parents, Helen and Earl Rickman; and brother, Larry Rickman., She is survived by son, Bill Davidson (Michelle Ashe); daughter, Sandra Sandoz; grandchildren, Tom and Keely Sandoz; step-children, Darren (Tina), Devin (Cherie) and Gena Seferos; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren., A memorial service will be held at Camano Island Lutheran Church, 850 Heichel Rd., Camano Island on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 2 p.m.
Passed away peacefully at Sullivan Park Care Center on May 27, 2011. Jean was born in Archer, Montana August 22, 1918 to Theodore L. and Christine (Nelson) Flakne. Jean was married to Carl U. Malcolm and had three sons, David, Carl, and Edward Malcolm. Her husband, Carl, passed away at an early age and Jean later married Norbert B. Izac. Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Norbert on July 14th, 1980 and by her son David on May 17th, 2002. Jean and Norbert also raised four daughters, Joy Jean, Gay Jean, Fay Jean and Ray Jean. Jean is survived by daughter-in-law Virginia Malcolm; Carl (Judy) Malcolm, Ed (Shirley) Malcolm, Joy (Fred) Lockard, Sherry (Bill) Slinkard, Fay (Claude) Montecucco, and Ray Vail. There are also nineteen grandchildren, thirty-two great-grandchildren and another great-grandchild coming soon. Jean grew up during the Great Depression and learned to make-do with what she had. She worked hard to raise her family, sacrificing much herself as her children came first. Our mother will be sorely missed but never forgotten. We love you Mom! She is in heaven now with our Savior in a life of eternal happiness and bliss., The family greatly appreciates all of the wonderful support and assistance from the nursing staff, the caregivers and all those who looked after our mother at Sullivan Park Care Center, where mom called home. She loved the bingo games, but even more, those who cared for her there., Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. and will be celebrated at St. Ann's Catholic Church, 2120 East First, Spokane, WA. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery at a later date.
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Joanne Catherine Schwarzwalter Gunnerson was born on April 19, 1933 in Yakima, Washington and grew up in the apple country of Cowiche, Washington., Jo attended Pacific Lutheran College and graduated in 1954 with a BA in Education and later earned her Masters in Education from Seattle Pacific University in 1988., Throughout her varied teaching career she taught music, PE, third and fourth grade, reading and math. She retired from teaching at Everett School District in 1998., Her passions included music, singing, participating in and watching sports, cooking, reading, and crossword puzzles. She had a great love of travel and visited England, Malaysia, Hong Kong and South Africa., She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, the Hearing Loss Association and the SayWhatClub., She is survived by her children, Karen Thibodeau (Ray), of Walnut Creek, CA, Janet Amundson (Phil), of Auburn, WA and Eric Gunnerson (Kim), of Bellevue, WA; by her grandchildren, Scott Amundson, Stephen Amundson and Samantha Gunnerson; and by sister, Doris Rosinbum; and brother, Bill Schwarzwalter., A memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 9, at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood, Washington., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church music fund, the Pulmonary Fibrosis Society, the Hearing Loss Association of America or Pacific Lutheran University.
The Lord is my shepherd and I shall not want. Joe L. Petry was known to his family and friends. Born in Lake Providence, Louisiana, he remained there with his family until he joined the, and served in the military services during, . After serving the military he traveled to Washington DC, Chicago, and to California to work different jobs in foundry work., After traveling he came to Washington state in 1948. He lived in Yakima, and Moses Lake. He worked on the Coulee Dam project then came to Spokane in 1949. While in Spokane he met Freddie Mae Huff whom he married in 1956 in Coeur d'Alene, ID. He worked for Spokane Washington Machinery for 30 years and retired out of Local 338, Foundry Workers Union., Joe loved playing the horses at Playfair Race Course and projects around the house. He always believed in the right way of things not the wrong, and he was always willing to help family and friends in need., May 27, 2011 Joe Petry was called to rest by the good Lord. Joe is survived by his wife, Freddie Mae Petry; son Vernon Petry of Spokane WA; daughter, Audrey LaVerne Landers of Lake Providence, LA; grandchildren, Vernell Joe Petry of Spokane, Sherrone Petry, Meredith Landers of Lake Providence, LA; great-grandchildren, Shallamar J. Petry of Spokane,WA., Kevin Thompson, Kiersten Thompson of Lake Providence, LA., Joe L. Petry will truly be missed by all who knew him for he touched so many people and their lives with his love, and heart for every one with his friendship, Your heart will be with me forever- your son. We love you with all of our hearts. The service will be held on Wednesday June 8, 2011 at 1:00pm in the Alwin Chapel 1306 North Monroe St. HAZEN AND JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, SPOKANE, WASHINGTON.
On April 24, 2011, the world became a lesser place with the passing of John Randall "Ran" Berglind. Born February 12, 1947, Ran spent his life as a true example of son, husband, father and friend. He had a lifelong love of learning, a joy of laughing and a keen sense of humor to the very end. Ran was a man of great bravery and high integrity. He deeply loved his family and friends, and will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him. He is survived by his devoted wife, Gail; his children, Kimberly Pitcher, Parish, Christopher and daughter-in-heart Ashley Berglind; his grandchildren Jennifer, Crystal, John and Jeffrey Duffield and Olivia Berglind; and many loving relatives and friends. A celebration of Ran's life will be held later this year for family and close friends. Please share your thoughts and memories of Ran with the family in the online guestbook at
John Austin Sharrar, 29, of Bothell, WA tragically and suddenly left our lives before his time on Sunday, May 22, 2011., John was born to the late Sherry Sharrar on February 26, 1982 in Fairfield, CA the youngest of three sons., He attended Vintage High School in Napa, CA and eventually graduated from Inglemoor High School in Bothell, WA fulfilling his mother's wish that all three of her sons graduate high school. Throughout high school "Johnny" loved wrestling and excelled at every level, but more importantly, loved being with his friends., In May of 2006, John joined Ironworkers Local 86 and worked as an ironworker up until his untimely death., John enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially with his dog, Capone, whom he took everywhere., John was preceded in death by his mother, Sherry; uncle, Bob; and grandmother, Elaine., He is survived by his older brothers, Kurt and Kelly; his aunt, Helen; his cousins, Joe, John and Jason; his nephews, Damien and Xander; his nieces, Nina, Robin and Gloria; and his girlfriend, Lindsay, who's unborn child gives hope to us all that we might one day see John's mischievous smile once again., John was laid to rest at Holyrood Cemetery in Shoreline, WA surrounded by his family and closest friends, all of whom loved him dearly and will miss and remember him.
John E. EVANS March 18, 1917 ~ May 21, 2011 Dad was a beloved father, grand-father, husband, and friend. He was born in Saskatoon Canada coming to Seattle at age three, graduating from Franklin HS. He worked for the Post Office for over 30 years and served in WWII in the Navy. He loved time with his family, woodworking, traveling, Alki Beach, current events, and campaigning for local democratic politics. Survived by daughters Lee of St. Petersburg, FL and Jo (Art Freeman) of Seattle; grandchildren Katie and Giancarlo DiSalvo, and Arthur Freeman; and special friend Chris Holm. Preceded in death by beloved wife Marjorie and brother David, who fell at the Battle of the Bulge.
NILLES, Joseph R., Entered into rest on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 in Deer Park, Washington after a long illness. He was born on March 28, 1941 in Chewelah WA to Joseph W. and Lena Nilles as the fourth of eight children. He moved to Spokane in the 5th grade, graduating from Rogers High School. He worked 35+ years for the telephone company as a Central Office Technician, retiring in 2001. Over the years, Joe enjoyed golfing, camping, fishing and bowling. He was a passionate family man as he loved spending as much time as possible with his children and grandchildren. He especially enjoyed traveling to see them after buying several new cars over the years. He will be most remembered for putting smiles on others faces with his sense of humor and joking around. Joe is survived by his wife of 29 years, Barbara and his eight children (Sonya, Jeff, John, Jamie, Tammie, Fred, Jarrod and Brendan) and 10 grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers (Bob and John), four sisters (JoAnn, Corrine, Ellen, and Cheryl), and many friends and extended family members. Joe was preceded in death by his parents and oldest brother, Everett. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday June 6th at St. Francis of Assisi Church at 11 am, located at 1104 W Heroy, Spokane. There will be a reception following the service in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to make a donation in Joe's name to the Multiple Sclerosis Society at 818 E. Sharp, Spokane WA 99202. Please sign Joe's online guestbook at, Arrangements entrusted to
Joyce Person passed away on May 29, 2011 with family at her side., A longtime resident of Edmonds, WA, she enjoyed gardening, traveling, sports (including her fantasy football league), her dog Zoee, antiques and spending time with family and friends. She is dearly missed., Joyce was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Person; and survived by sons, Marvin Engstrom (Heather) and Brett Engstrom; her daughter, Charlene Bagaason (John); and grandchildren, Christina and Erik Engstrom and Ryan Bagaason., A celebration of Joyce's life will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Edmonds Plaza Room, 650 Main Street, Edmonds, WA (above the Edmonds Library next to the Frances Anderson Center)., Please sign the online memory book at becksfuneralhome.com.
June G. DeLAMATER January 16, 1918 ~ May 22, 2011 A Memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sat., June 18 at Richmond Beach Congregational Church, 1512 NW 195th St. in Shoreline. Please share memories with the family at www.becksfuneralhome.com.
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Lois W. Hillestead, 82, a lifelong Sedro-Woolley resident, passed away at her home of natural causes on Thursday, June 2, 2011., She was born on July 2, 1928 in Sedro-Woolley, the daughter of Forest & Clela (Gillis) Terwillegar. She was the oldest of seven children. She was raised and attended school in Sedro-Woolley., In 1946 she was united in marriage to Jerry McAdow and together they had two children, Jerry Lee & Pamela. Her husband Jerry passed away in 1953. She later married Art Hillestead and they were together for over 50 years. (You have heard of the Love Story, but this is a true love story of two people who really loved each other more than anyone can imagine). At last, they are together forever. They owned and operated Art's Auto Wrecking for many years in Sedro-Woolley. She also had her Class C-CDL and was a long haul truck driver for many years., Lois went to Skagit Speedway every racing season with Art. She played many different roles at Skagit Speedway such as making sure the concessions ran smoothly and keeping those officers happy with those homemade donuts. Lois even raced a car in the Powder Puff Race at the track. Lois and Art enjoyed traveling across the country looking for good deals on vehicles so they could sell them., Anyone who knew Lois knows that there are several more stories that could be told. Lois was a kind-hearted, nice, sweet and TUFF lady that never complained about anything. Lois was a wonderful Mother, Grandmother, and Friend. Lois was loved and will be missed very much., Lois is survived by her children, Lee McAdow (Angela) and Pamela Robinson (James), all of Sedro-Woolley; a step-daughter, Carol Dietz of Bellingham; a sister Hazel Huff of Sedro-Woolley; two brothers, William Terwillegar (Val) of Mount Vernon and Ernie Terwillegar (Karen) of Sedro-Woolley. Lois also has 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews., She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Jerry & Art; 2 sisters, Pearl Elder and Lila Terwillegar; a brother, Forest Terwillegar., The family suggests memorials in memory of Lois be made to a charity of your choice., Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 1:00 pm at Lemley Chapel in Sedro-Woolley with Rick Miles of Day Creek Chapel officiating. Interment will follow at the Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery., Share memories of Lois and sign the online guest register at
LaVerne (Nicki) BRETT Our beloved LaVerne passed on May 18th 2011 among family and friends. LaVerne was born in Seattle October 8th 1925. She attended West Seattle High School. She married Stanley Brett in 1948. She loved skiing, boating RVing, Tennis and most of all her family. LaVerne is survived by her Husband Stanley, Son Steve, and Daughters Nancy Pitt and Susan Mitzel.
Beloved mother and friend Laurie Jean Bashour (Vanderhyde), 67, passed away peacefully on May 17, 2011 surrounded by her family., Born and raised in Snohomish, WA, she often fondly recalled her childhood there dressing up her dog Myrtle, playing violin in the family creamery and visiting Grandpa Maitland's shoe shop on Avenue A. She studied violin with Gene Nastry of Everett and traveled to Europe in 1961 with the Walla Walla Grande Ronde orchestra. After graduating from high school in 1962, she attended Willamette University in Portland, OR. As a young woman, she spent a summer working and hiking at Mt. Ranier. She also lived and worked in Alaska for a short time. In the early 70's she met and fell in love with Louis Bashour. They married in 1972 and raised three children together, living in Everett, Seattle and Bothell until she became a single mother when he passed away in 1988. Throughout her life, music was a source of comfort and joy. After playing classical violin for many years she turned to folk music in the late 80's, starting an Irish folk-dance band called Fat Chance. The band spent several years together playing at local dance halls and the NW Folklife Festival. In her later years, she enjoyed looking after her grandchildren, baking, quilting, and visiting with friends., Laurie was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and friend who left us too soon. Among the many things we will miss are her phone calls, the little gifts she would give, the treats she baked and the warmth and humor she so generously shared with all of us., She leaves behind a loving family who will cherish many wonderful memories: her children, Rebecca (Todd), Louis (Vanessa) and Margie; grandchildren, Amanda, Shayla and Oliver; brother, Ken (Sharon); and sisters, Ann (Darryl), Carol (David), Patty and Cindy; a large extended family; and friends too numerous to count., All who wish to attend are welcome at the celebration of Laurie's life which will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church, 105 State Street, in Kirkland, WA at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, 2011.
Laurie Jean BASHOUR (Vanderhyde) Age 67, passed away peacefully on May 17, 2011 surrounded by her fami ly. Born and raised in Snohomish, she graduated from high school in 1962 and attended Willamette Uni versity. In 1972, she married Louis Bashour and they raised three chil dren, living in Everett, Seattle and Bothell, until she became a single mother when he passed away in 1988. Laurie loved music and for many years played her fiddle in an Irish folk band called Fat Chance. Later, she enjoyed caring for her grandchil dren, baking, quilting, and visiting with friends. Laurie was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and friend who left us too soon. Among the many things we will miss are her phone calls, the little gifts she would give, the treats she baked and the warmth and humor she so generous ly shared. A memorial service will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church in Kirkland at 2 pm on Sun day, June 12, 2011.
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 27th, 2011 with her family by her side. Leanna was born December 18th, 1936 to Anna and Irvin Voss in Spokane, Washington. On August 21st, 1952 she married Lyle Rosenau. A lifelong resident of Spokane, Leanna worked at the Broadway Truck Stop until her retirement in 1998. She was a member of the Rats and Cats, a member of the DAVA Auxiliary, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 9, and a member of Good Shepard Lutheran Church., Leanna was an excellent care giver, dedicating many years nursing her mother, husband and sister. She spent her summers at Clear Lake with friends and family fishing, swimming and cooking wonderful meals. Leanna enjoyed reading, dancing and loved her solitaire., Leanna is survived by her children Bill Rosenau (Janee Evans) and Dee (Duane) Yates; her grandchildren Alyson (Chris) Bunch, Nathan Yates, Rachel (Mike) Kincaid, Anna (Jim) Tsakrestos, Brandon Evans and Taylor Rosenau; great-grandchildren Ryder and Harley Kincaid, Demetrios Tsakrestos and his baby sister who is on the way. Leanna is also survived by her sister Betty Cramer, a half-brother Willis Voss, and her brother-in-law Lester Rosenau, sister-in-law Genivieve Voss, numerous, dearly loved nieces, nephews, and adopted grandchildren, and one feisty feline, Cat Sister. Leanna was preceded in death by her husband Lyle Rosenau, brother Jim Voss, sister Helen Erickson, and sister-in-law Lynn Rosenau. Services for Leanna will be held Saturday June 11th, 2011 at 2pm at Heritage Funeral Home, graveside following. Matt Larson officiating. Viewing will be held Friday June 10th, 2011 from Noon to 5pm.
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Passed away May 23, 2011 in Colville, WA. She was born September 29, 1934 to Howard and Mabel Matthews in Colville and graduated from high school there in 1954. The seventh of eight children, she was the last to be born at the family home where the farmed on Douglas Falls. After high school she moved to Spokane, WA where she attended business school, later working at Lakeland Village. Letha moved to Great Falls, MT in 1970 where she worked 30 years for Missouri River Manor. In 2009 she returned home to Colville where she resided until her passing. Letha enjoyed gardening, hiking and biking. She also did some catering over the years. Her life's work, however, was caring for others. She was a member of Beta Sigma Chi, and a longtime active member of New Hope Christian Church in Great Falls. Letha is survived by a son, Robert Hair (Karen) of Tacoma, WA; daughters, Teresa Howe of Louisiana, Debra Banzet (Mike) of Ohio; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Don Matthews of Olympia, WA, Ted Matthews of Spokane, Ed Matthews of Harrington, WA; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by sisters, Marge Barton, Trudy England, Ruth Reed; and brother, Bob Matthews. A private family gathering will be held. Arrangements with HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, 1306 N. MONROE ST . in Spokane.
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CRITZER, Lois A., Lois passed away June 2, 2011. Lois was born November 30, 1920 in Seattle, WA to Alvin and Lillian Gobler. She graduated from Queen Anne High School in 1938 and the, in 1942. While there, she was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. Lois married Jim Critzer in Sept. 1942 and after two more years in Seattle, they moved to Spokane. She was a former member of Assistant's Inc. and for many years did volunteer work with Josie Comstock Shadle Guild at St. Luke's Hospital and was a charter member at Plymouth Congregational Church. Lois and her husband Jim were former members of the Spokane Country Club, Manito Country Club, Hayden Lake Country Club as well as De Anza and Desert Horizons Country Clubs in the California desert. She was a very enthusiastic golfer for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband Jim and is survived by her son and daughter in law Gary and Terri Critzer and granddaughter Nicole Critzer. She was a very loving wife, mother and grammie. Most of all, she was a lovely lady and will be greatly missed. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at Heritage Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of choice.
Loren H. Furuheim passed away on June 1, 2011 in Mount Vernon, WA. He was born in Stanwood, WA on November 29, 1923., Loren served in the, during, and the, . He then worked for Anderson Construction of Marysville for most of his life, before retiring in 1985., He and Alice, his wife of 64 years, lived in Marysville for more than 50 years before turning their weekend home on Camano Island into their permanent residence. Loren enjoyed countless hours of fishing, clamming and crabbing., He leaves behind his wife, Alice; son, Gary (Jackie) Furuheim of Port Orchard, WA; daughter, Connie (Ed) McNamee of Lake Stevens, WA; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews., Loren was preceded in death by his parents, Halvor and Selma Furuheim; and sisters, Hazel Lubash and Arnola Larsen., To honor Loren's wishes, there will be no services. His family would like to thank Merrill Gardens at Marysville and Ashley Gardens of Mount Vernon for their loving care.
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A Celebration of Life will be held in Maury's honor on Sat., June 11, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the American Legion Hall, 14011 NE 20th Ave., Maurice Ian Estes of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Oct. 21, 2010. He was born on Dec. 11, 1929 in Taskee, MO to Marvin and Leah (Clary) Estes., After serving six years in the U.S. Air Force, he settled in Spokane, WA, where he met his wife, Ruth J. (Meredith) Smith. They were married in 1966 and moved to Vancouver, WA., Maury worked for Chas. H. Lily in Portland, OR for 30 years, retiring in 1996., Maury was an avid outdoor person, enjoying hunting, fishing, bird watching and his garden. In his earlier years he enjoyed bowling and golf. Later he became a spectator watching his son play and coach baseball., Maury is survived by his wife, Ruth; one son, Eric (Peg) Estes; three step-children, Kathy Carter of Watsonville, CA; Rick Smith and Debbie Smith, both of Vancouver; four granddaughters; one brother, Ernie (Florence) Estes of Spirit Lake, ID; three sisters, Norma Miller of Sacramento, CA, Narice Dishman of Elma, WA and Karen Naylor of Cazadero, CA; plus several nieces and nephews who lovingly called him "Uncle Pete"., He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Clair and Kent Estes., Please sign Maury's guest book at:
Michael Alan Carter of Marysville, Stanwood and Everett, WA was tragically taken from us in the early morning hours of May 24, 2011. He would have been 31 years old on June 1, 2011., He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Clifford Maybee; his grandmother, Della Carter; and great-grandparents, Ernie and Dorothy Fisher., He will forever be remembered for his love for his daughter Aiylah Carter, fast cars, and his close relationship with his mother Lori Devier., His father Ralph Carter will greatly miss his times fishing with Michael., He leaves behind his precious daughter, Aiylah Carter; mother, Lori; father, Ralph; and loving brother, Matthew Carter; and a younger sister, Faith Carter; as well as Heather Weaver, his daughter's mother and the love of his life., Michael will be greatly missed by the many friends and family left behind, who knew Michael's capacity for compassion and love for those who knew him., Michael also leaves behind a large extended family; his grandparents, Don and Joanne Fisher; his great-grandma, Alma Maydee; including his uncle, Jay and long time love Trina; two aunts, Shelly and Tami; as well as several cousins., A memorial service will be held at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home, 804 State Avenue, Marysville, WA 98270 on June 12, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., In keeping with Michael's wishes, there has been a Memorial Trust Account set up for his daughter Aiylah Carter; donations can be made at any Chase Bank branch or via PayPal. All checks should be made out directly to Aiylah M. Carter and PayPal payments should be made to email@example.com., Michael's mother would also like to thank all of those people that have expressed their sorrow and deepest sympathies by posting on his Facebook and MySpace walls and with phone calls and kind words. You may send her your condolences and, if you wish to make donations to Aiylah's trust, by sending a card or note to:
Michael John CROSBY Age 68, died peacefully on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 in Seat tle. Mike died after a hard fought battle with Leukemia. Mike was married to his high school sweet heart, Diana Cros by, for 49 1/2 years. Mike graduat ed from Cleveland High School in 1961. He worked for Kelley Clarke/Acosta Sales for 40 years. Mike loved his family and created a lifetime of special memories spending time with his family at their beautiful home in Lake Che lan. He had a unique gift with his sense of humor and bringing a smile to the many lives he touched. Mike will be remem bered as a "one of a kind" hus band, father, grandpa, brother, uncle and friend. Mike is survived by his wife of 49 1/2 years, Diana; son, Jeff (Leann) Crosby; daugh ters, Debbie (Jeff) Booher, Jill Rockafield (Ryan Perovich) and Kimberly (Steve) Birds; grand children, Kylie, Taylor, Noelle, Michael, Austin, Kathleen, Ryanne, Brendon and Avery; brother, Ted (Shirley) Crosby; sisters, Colleen Cowsert and Jean (Pete) Vargas and numerous nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrat ed on Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 at 11:00 am at St. Philomena Catholic Church, 1790 S. 222nd S., Des Moines, WA 98198. In lieu of flowers, Michael's family re quests that donations be made to the Organ Fund of St. Philomena Church. Checks can be made out to St. Philomena Church with 'Organ Fund in honor of Mike Crosby' noted in the memo. The donation can be mailed to the church address listed above. Please sign the guest book at www.caringbridge.org/visit/ michaelcrosby.
Michael John DAVALOS Michael John Davalos was born in Pasadena, CA 1-28-1954 and succumbed to pneumonia in Seattle, WA 5-23-2011. He was a beloved brother, uncle, friend & partner of Rob (deceased). Michael was smart, thoughtful, caring & funny, known for his insightful comments & laughter. He lived with so many losses that grief may have finally won. We wish to thank the doctor's & nurses at Virginia Mason CCU for their extraordinary care & compassion both for Michael & his family. Peace Michael. "Hope it's being beautiful where you are too."
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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.
Monte Lee EDWARDS Age 55 Devoted husband, father, and exceptional friend to many, died at home in Lynnwood on May 28, 2011 following an arduous 2 year battle with colon cancer. Born in Spokane in1955. Graduate of Shadle Park HS in 1974 & Western Washington University, with a B.S. degree in Biology. Professional career included 27 years in management for Big 5 Sporting Goods. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Nancy; sons Max and Alex; sister in law, Karen Walsh, brother in law, Dave Eastman (Tanya); mother in law Jean Eastman-Swenson and many loving friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Tom & Mathilda Edwards (Spokane). Memorial Service will be held at Edmonds United Methodist Church on Friday, June 24, 2011 at 2:00p.m. Memorial contributions in Monte's honor may be made to caringbridge.org Please sign Monte's guestbook at www.ASacredMoment.com
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Norma Jean Bowman- beloved mother and grandmother, born January 21st, 1942, died May 31st, 2011. Norma is survived by her four children; Steve, Denise, Mike, and Brian and also by her seven grandchildren; Shannon, Jonathon, David, Dyllon, Katie, McKenzie, and Zack. We all miss and love you very much. We take comfort in knowing that you will watch over and care for us as you always have. We will not end with goodbye, just a simple see you later.
Norma Karen (Gravley) Homann, of Everett, WA passed on June 2, 2011 surrounded by her family., She was born July 1, 1949 to Andrew and Ruth Gravley in Arlington, WA. She was a graduate of Arlington High School in 1967 and went to work for GTE, retiring from Verizon after 36 years., Norma enjoyed traveling and loved Yosemite, her favorite park, as well as her time at Blue Lake sitting on the deck overlooking the lake. She also enjoyed snow skiing, quilting and sewing. She sewed much of her own clothes as well as for her children as they grew up. She was very active at Faith Lutheran Church in Everett and involved in many committees., Norma is survived by her husband, John; daughter, Dana and son, Scott; two brothers, Lewis and Dean Gravley; and her nephew, Drew Gravley., A visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, from 2-8 p.m. at Beck's Funeral Home, 405 Fifth Avenue S, Edmonds; 425-771-1234. A graveside service will be held at on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 11 a.m. at Arlington Cemetery, 20310 67th Ave. NE in Arlington, WA; with a memorial service following at 2 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 6708 Cady Road in Everett., In lieu of flowers, please give donations to the General Fund of Faith Lutheran Church, 6708 Cady Road, Everett, WA 98203 or Zion Lutheran Church, 4634 Alger Ave., Everett, WA 98203., Please share memories with the family at
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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.
BUOB, Olive L., Our beloved Mother passed from death into eternal life, Friday morning, May 6th. Olive was born in Bossburg, WA, on February 12, 1918. She was one of six children born to Charles and Edna Chollet. She attended a country school until the family moved to New York during the depression. After five years, they returned to the country near Colville and Olive graduated from Colville High School. She married Ted Buob in 1939. They farmed outside Colville until Ted's retirement in the late 60s. Olive was a life member of the Stevens Co. Historical Society, member of Meyers Falls Home Ec Club, and an active member of the 1st Baptist Church in Colville for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband Ted, in 1981. Olive is survived by her daughter, Beverly Rhodes and her son-in-law, Bill Rhodes of Spokane; a sister, Charlotte Peterson of Spokane; nieces and nephews; and a special family friend, Trudi Johnson. She is today with her Lord and Savior in Paradise and will live in our hearts always. "For me to live is Christ and to die is gain." A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Minnehaha Covenant Church, 4005 E Marietta, Spokane, WA.
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Patricia A. (Reed) CARLTON Pat Carlton, of Redmond, passed away peacefully and on her own terms on May 3rd, 2011, after a major stroke. Born in Seattle, WA Aug. 22, 1924, she graduated from Queen Anne H.S. and 1942 and Whitman College in 1948. She was married to Donald G. Carlton for 24 years and divorced in 1972. She is survived by 3 sons, one daughter, 2 grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren. For a full obituary and memorial information please visit: www.bartonfuneral.com.
Patricia Anne (Segle) Aaron, 70, of Everett, WA passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2011 due to complications from Parkinson's and Diabetes. Pat was born August 15, 1940 in Centralia, WA. She grew up in Everett and was a proud 1959 graduate of Everett High School. Pat loved to shop, adding to her "collections" whenever possible, she also enjoyed traveling with family and friends and especially spending time at her home on Lopez Island., Pat is survived by her husband of 51 years, Gerald "Jerry" whom she married on August 15, 1959. She is also survived by her children, Kimberly (Kirk) Conway and Duane (Sherelene) Aaron; grandchildren, Chelsea and Mackenzie; sister, Gloria (Donald) Cooper; nephews, Ron Fisher and Dallas Cooper; a large extended family and numerous friends., She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Cluphf; and mother-in-law, Marjorie M. Moore., The family wishes to thank the devoted staff at Bethany of Silverlake for their loving and exceptional care these last few years, Providence Hospice for their care and compassion and Dr. Michael Chun and Dr. Mark Gunning for their long-term care and friendship., At Pat's request there will be no service., In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be directed to the Shriner's Hospitals for Children, or the charity of your choice.
Pearl Scherrer, 93, of Granite Falls, WA, died June 3, 2011 at Providence Hospital Hospice., She was born September 15, 1917, on a homestead near Miles City, MT to Otto and Edna Hagenston. Pearl moved with her family to Washington at the age of 9., She was happily married to Ulrich "Babe" Scherrer for 72 years. Pearl was a 7th degree member of Granville Grange #857 for 78 years. She was also a member of Sons of Norway, Granite Falls Historical Society, and Granite Falls Alumni Association., Pearl was preceded in death by her sisters, Bernie and Dona; brother, Martin; son, Bruce; and daughter-in-law, Judy., She is survived by her husband, Ulrich; sons, Ken (Lorie) and John (Barbra); seven grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews., There will be a Grange graveside service at Granite Falls American Legion Cemetery on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 2 p.m. A fellowship gathering will follow at Granville Grange., A viewing will be held at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home in Marysville Tuesday, June 7, 2011 from noon to 5 p.m., In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Granite Falls Historical Museum, PO Box 1414, Granite Falls, WA 98252.
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Richard Paul Langlois, 78, of Everett passed away on May 9, 2011 from heart disease to be with his eternal Father. He was born August 29, 1932 in Seattle, WA the son of Paul and Mamie Langlois., He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia; son, Richard A. Langlois (Cindy); daughters, Kristi Kielow (Stephen) and Kathi Oxnevad (Steve, who passed away in 2009); grandchildren, Christopher Anthony, Stephanie Langlois Walls, Jenssa Anthony, Matthew Langlois and Lynsie Oxnevad; and great-grandchildren, Tearra Langlois, Jayden Langlois Walls, Mikaeia Oxnevad, Chase Hooten and Piper Oxnevad., Known as Dick or Pierre he was involved in South Everett Little League as a coach for several years and also Boy Scouts at many different levels. He retired from Scott Paper in 1991 after 36 years. In his retirement years, his wife and he traveled the U.S. He loved building and flying kites, enjoyed fishing, hunting, and also enjoyed wood carving. He had made statues and tie slides. In his later years he built wooden vehicle from scratch., Memorial service will be held at South Everett Community Church, 1 West Casino Road, Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., In lieu of flowers, you can make a donation to your favorite charity.
One of Richard's first jobs was working for the U.S. Army at the Rainier Ordinance Depot during WW2, they were stationed at Fort Lewis, WA. With his first paycheck he bought his first car, a 1934 Plymouth convertible and a new bicycle for his little sister, June.
Ritchie Billie Merry, affectionately known to family and close friends as Poppy, was born in Crane, OR to Sherman D. and Lula A. Pruitt Merry on March 16, 1918. He passed peacefully in his sleep on May 22, 2011 in Spokane, WA, at the home of his granddaughter where he had resided for the past 10 years. Poppy was 93., As a boy, his family moved to Lewiston, ID in 1927 where Ritchie was an honor student at Whitman Elementary. In 1934 they moved to Weippe, ID where he graduated high school in 1936 and was co-valedictorian of his senior class. In his junior year of high school he met the love of his life Dorothy E. Bonner. They married on April 2, 1938. The newlyweds settled in a small home adjacent to his parents farm on the North Fork of the Clearwater River. Here he raised Angora goats with friend and partner Dale Miles., In the next four years two daughters, Janice and Linda, would join the couple. In 1946 they left the farm to eventually settle in Weippe where Ritchie was employed by L.C. Cardiff Lumber Mill until 1958. At this time he began to work as a millwright on various missile sites which eventually took them to Colorado, where they were joined by their youngest daughter, Linda and her family. While employed at Coors Brewery as a millwright they purchased and operated the A Bar D motel in Denver until they retired to the San Juan Islands of Washington in 1980 with their daughter Janice and her family. In 1990 they relocated to Clarkston, WA to be with family until they moved to Spokane in 2001 to be near their youngest granddaughter Lisa., Poppy's interests were reading, chess, woodworking, cross words, cards and following the progress and achievements of his grand and great grand children. He was dearly loved and highly esteemed by his family and friends., Ritchie was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years, Dorothy (Sammy), his parents (Sherman and Lula), brothers (Merrill and Sherman) and eldest grandson, Kevin Merek. He is survived by his sister, Mona Merry (Art) Thompson of AZ; daughters Janice Merry (Don) Wilkins of Nine Mile Falls, Linda Merry Porter of Lewiston; grandchildren Julie Wilkins (Bill) Nichols, Tess Wilkins (Bruce Nisbet), Lisa Wilkins (Daren) Kelly, Lenni Sue May and Rick Kelly; 10 great- grandchildren and three great-great-grands with one on the way., A memorial service to celebrate the lives of both Dorothy and Ritchie Merry, will be held Saturday at 2:00, June 25, 2011 at the Mountain View Funeral Home, 7th and Cedar, Lewiston, ID. A reception and refreshments to follow the ceremony. In Lieu of flowers, please make donations to Horizon Hospice of Spokane, WA.
JEWETT, Robert F., "Bob", Passed away June 1, 2011, surrounded by his family, after battling cancer. Bob was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on June 7, 1949, the fifth child of Bud and Elaine Jewett. Bob loved and was loved deeply by his wife, Nancy, and his children, Jennifer, Skip, Shannon, Kacy, his two grandchildren, Tyler and Sidney, and other family and friends., Bob loved to fish, golf and travel. Bob would light up the room with his quick wit and unbelievable smile. Recently, Bob and Nancy traveled to Minneapolis to spend time with his brothers, Skip and Gregg, their wives and their families., Bob's family would like to thank our special friends for their kindness and prayers. Bob will be missed. We know that Bob is safe and celebrating in our Lord's arms., A celebration of Bob's life will be held on June 7, 2011, 3:30 PM at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3606 S. Schafer. Memorials in Bob's name may be made to the Spokane Guild School or Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Bob passed away peacefully in Everett, WA on May 2, 2011 at the age of 92., A memorial service will be held for him at Cascade View Presbyterian Church, 1030 E. Casino Road, Everett, on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 1:30 p.m.
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Robert Lavant Love, 91, of Everett died December 16, 2010. He was born November 9, 1920. He was an Everett High graduate. Robert was an accomplished fiddle player and had a traveling act called "The Bob and Sylvia Show" He was an avid Ham radio operator. In earlier years Robert lived in Denver, CO. He passed away at his "Flyin' Fiddle Ranch" in Lincoln, MT., He was preceded in death by his father, Grover Granville Love; mother, Vernal Gay Love; and two brothers, John G. Love and David Love from Everett., He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Love; and two daughters.
Bob Putnam, 79, died suddenly on May 25, 2011, in Winthrop, WA, while on the family's annual camping trip, his favorite event of the year. He was born on November 13, 1931, in Arlington, WA, and lived on the family farm in Arlington his entire life., Bob married his high school sweetheart, Waunita Hagins, in December 1950. They have three children, Robert (Denise) Putnam, Larry (Linda) Putnam, and Melody (Mike) Honeycutt. He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Matthew Putnam, Amanda Putnam, Tiffany Herman, Drew Putnam, Dane Honeycutt, Christopher Honeycutt and Allie May Honeycutt. His two great-grandchildren, Grace Brennis and Tanner Herman, had a very special place in their "Papa Great's" heart., He is also survived by two nieces, Lois (Mel) Edstrom and Claudia (Jack) Speer , a nephew, Craig (Carolyn) Parker, many great-nieces and great-nephews, and many, many loyal friends., Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Lillian Putnam; and his only sister, Grace Parker., Bob worked in the timber industry until his retirement. He was self-employed for a number of years, worked many years for Buse Timber, Inc., and retired after a long career with Port Gardner Timber Co. He was a lifetime member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and belonged to Hoo-Hoo International, a timber industry organization., A celebration of Bob's life will be held on Friday, June 10, 2011, at 2:00 P.M. at the Pioneer Hall in Arlington., In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made in Bob's memory to the, , Pasado's Safe Haven animal rescue orthe Deming Log Show for Busted Up Loggers.
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MAHLER, Rudolf "Rudy", Rudy Mahler passed away May 26, 2011. He was 89 years old. He lived indepen-dently in his home until only a few months before his death. He worked as a gardener many years and loved his garden and yard. He often sold fruit and plants from his garden to his many friends and neighbors in the Garden Springs area. Over the years, Rudy had written many letters to the editor in the Spokesman-Review. He served his country in, in the 414th Infantry Timberwolves. This note was found on his kitchen table after he died, " He has taken me to be with him in his peaceful home above -" where no sin or pain can enter and all is joy and love. I look forward to welcoming you all into heaven and thank you once more for your kind, thoughtful acts." Rudy was a Christian man and today he gardens in God's garden. He was born in Elzweiler, Germany on August 12, 1921 to Carl and Helen Mahler. He had one brother, Max Mahler; and three sisters, Katie Simon, Hilda Schaeffner and Helene Mahler. His family immigrated to America in 1935. He is survived by his cousin, Christa Simon and his great niece, Lottie Schneider. Please donate to the charity of your choice in lieu of flowers. A Memorial Service will be at 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, 1306 N. Monroe St. in Spokane.
Sandra Sue Suryan, 75, formerly from Anacortes, Washington went to heaven to be with the Lord Tuesday, May 24, 2011 in Fresno, California. She was surrounded by her family at the time of her death., Born in Barnsdall, Oklahoma, to parents Jessie and Harry Snyder, Sandra arrived in this world with her twin brother, Robert Snyder. They were the youngest of five siblings. The family moved to Anacortes when she was 9-years-old. Sandra attended Anacortes High School where she was homecoming queen and a majorette. She graduated in 1954., A blind date set up by June and Ray Separovich proved a perfect match. Sandra married Don Suryan six-months later on November 27, 1954. They had 5-children and lived in Mt. Vernon and Anacortes. The family then moved to Kodiak, Alaska shortly after the 1964 earthquake where Don was a respected commercial fisherman., Sandra spent her years there as a devoted, caring, loving and supportive homemaker. She was creative, making many costumes for school plays, doing crafts, sculpting and painting. Sandra encouraged her children in sports, the arts, education, but most of all she taught by example to be kind to others., A graceful and nurturing woman, she had a generosity of spirit and considered it an honor to pray for others. God's creation especially the beach, sunsets and wildlife touched her deeply., Upon retirement, the couple traveled and lived in Arizona, Oregon and Port Susan, WA. Their grandchildren and great grandchildren brought her much joy., Sandra was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Frank Snyder and Robert Snyder; her sister, June Separovich., She is survived by her husband, Don Suryan; daughter, Cindy Suryan of Fresno, CA; son, Mark Suryan and his wife Yvonne of Franklin, ID; daughter, Linda Leichtfuss and her husband Mark of Burbank, WA; daughter, Brenda Rowland of Anacortes, WA; daughter, Sherry Erwin of Lebanon, OR; sister, Rita Matson and her husband Morrie of Sedro Woolley, WA; 11 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins., A celebration of life is being planned.
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Shirley Anne (Wilson) DAMAN Shirley Daman passed away May 27, 2011 after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, William. Other survivors include son Douglas (Vicki) Daman and daughter Carolyn (Rick) Wilkinson. Her family was dear to her. Grandchildren Natalie, Annie, Jack, Zach and Sam were her special blessings. Shirley will be greatly missed as wife, mom and grandma. No services at her request. An Open House to celebrate her life will be held at the family home June 12th from 1-6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, make donations to Seattle Children's or The March of Dimes in memory of a great lady. Online guestbook Available at: www.butterworthfuneralhome.com.
Susan Kay (Eken) BROCKERT November 27, 1966 ~ May 24, 2011 Susan Kay Brockert, loving daughter of Jean and Jack Eken; loving mother to Madeline and Jacob Brockert; loving sister to David Eken, Marie Eken, Faye Eken, Lori (Clint) Combs, and Donna Eken; loving aunt to Winston Eken, Kyle and Kalei Combs; and loving team member to her work family at Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, Inc.(BDA). Susan was born in Spokane, but raised and schooled in Bellevue. She graduated from Newport H.S. in 1985. Susan continued her studies at the U. of W. graduating with a B.A in Sociology in 1990. It was there that she met and married Joseph Brockert (married 1989-2004). Their marriage produced two beautiful children, Madeline and Jacob Brockert. Susan loved her family, her work, and her life. She traveled, read much, played many sports, loved to shop, talked with many, and was a vital caring person. Her work family at BDA allowed her to shine. She was truly seen, validated and deeply appreciated in her work. It was at BDA that Susan's special gifts to the world were nurtured and respected. She began work with BDA in 1996 and progressed in 2010 to a position with CPD Product Development Operations. She was twice nominated for their Circle of Excellence award, received Sales Coordinator of the Year in 2008. Susan is survived by her mom, all her siblings, her daughter Madeline (16) and son Jacob (10), many aunts, uncles, cousins, and other family members too numerous to mention; and her work family at BDA. Susan's family wishes to personally thank Eric Bensussen, Jay Deutsch, Rick Rayl and the rest of the people at BDA for all their support, assistance, and caring while dealing with this tremendous loss. The family is in deep gratitude for all that has been done. In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions can be made to the Jacob and Madeline Brockert Trust c/o Bank of America. www.curnowfuneralhome.com
Of Southern Pines, North Carolina passed away Wednesday May 25, 2011 at Duke University Hospital of Durham, North Carolina., A memorial service will be held on Tuesday May 31, 2011 at 4 p.m. at Cox Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Vass, North Carolina. A graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. on June 7, 2011 at Greenwood Memorial Terrace in Spokane, Washington., Mr. Horner retired in 2006 after a long successful career as a Crew Chief for Northwest Airlines. In his retirement, he enjoyed sailing, golfing, horses and spending time with friends and family., Mr. Horner was born in Kirkland, WA in 1948. He was preceded by his father William George Horner of Los Molinos, CA, his mother Ellen Margarett Kvamme of Aniak, Alaska and his wife Carol Dawn Yearout of Spokane, WA., He is survived by one son, Randy Sean Horner and daughter in law Kara Fay Wiess of Southern Pines, NC; and two brothers, Bill Horner of Boise, Idaho and Leonard Horner of Talkeetna, Alaska., The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home., Condolences may be sent to, family has entrusted services to Cox Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, of Vass, North Carolina.
Theresa Linn DUNBAR Theresa Linn Dunbar, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, and cherished friend, passed away peacefully at her Seattle home with her family by her side on May 29, 2011 after an 18 year battle with breast cancer. Born September 17, 1954 in Ravenna, OH, she moved to Seattle with her family in 1963. After becoming one of two in the first graduating class at Federal Way's new Decatur High School, she attended the University of Washington. She was a field organizer and national convention delegate for Morris Udall in 1976, worked for the Washington State Legislature for several years, and was Washington State coordinator for the Teddy Kennedy campaign in 1980. In 1980, she began working for the City of Seattle, where her love and knowledge of politics, exceptional people skills, and an uncanny ability to read really, really fast proved to be irreplaceable as the clerk for the Seattle City Council. She thoroughly enjoyed her work with the Clerk's office and Council Members and staffers and was dearly loved and valued, as evidenced by the quantity and especially quality of chocolate they shared with her. She and her family were and are forever grateful for the outstanding care she received at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Community Services for the Blind and Partially Sighted (now Sight Connections). She is survived by her husband of 29 years, Larry Baker, her children Laura Baker (Seattle) and Michael Baker (Derry, NH), her parents Richard Florian Dunbar and Jane Elizabeth (Lakits) Dunbar of Seattle, and her siblings Jacqueline Dunbar, Tina Donaldson (Brad), and David Dunbar. A celebration of her life will take place at the Bertha Knight Landes Room in City Hall on Tuesday, June 7 from 4:30-6:30pm. Remembrances can be made in her honor to Sight Connections at csbps.com or 9709 Third Avenue NE #100, Seattle, WA 98115-2027. We love and desperately miss you, T.
The family will celebrate Uvon's life with a family celebration this summer. Remembrances of Uvon may be posted at www.funeralalternatives.org and donations in her memory can be made to safeplace.
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A memorial service for Virginia Lee Barnhart, who passed away March 7 at her residence in Federal Way, will be at Greenwood Memorial Terrace, Spokane on Saturday, June 11 at 9:00 am., Born Virginia Ferguson in Spokane in 1927, she married Donald S. Barnhart June 13, 1950. She is survived by her daughter, Joy Barnhart and son-in-law, Bob Landwehr., A long time member of Second Church of Christ Scientist, Spokane, she served as Clerk, Church President and member of the Board. She was active in the US Postal Clerks Union's Auxiliary, the League of Woman Voters, and the Democratic Party, working on many political campaigns including Tom Foley's first congressional run. She and Donald were avid golfers and bridge players, and volunteered as Park Hosts with the Oregon Park Service., In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Habitat for Humanity or Second Church.
LEVITCH, Virginia, (Moylan), Virginia Mae (Moylan) Levitch, a long time Spokane resident, died peacefully on Memorial Day, May 30, 2011, at the age of 83. "Ginny" was born on August 15, 1927, in Spokane, WA, to Raymon E. Moylan and Susanna H. Houger Moylan. She is survived by her husband, Harry Levitch, a retired attorney and former co-owner of Liberty Furniture. Ginny and Harry have resided at Riverview Retirement Community for the last four years. Ginny attended Stevens Elementary and North Central High School. Her marriage of thirty-four years to Gerhard H. Willms included twenty-years as an Air Force wife where she and the family traveled around the country and the world, eventually returning to Spokane. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church for many years and the last 30-years at St. Mark's Lutheran Church. She was also a participant in the Red Hat Society "Divas of Distinction" and the Auxiliary of, Post #51. For twenty-two years, until her retirement, she worked as bookkeeper and office manager for a local Spokane law firm. In addition to Harry Levitch, Ginny is survived by her children: Kathleen Graham, Sharon (Dale) Dillinger, Gary (Donna) Willms and Bob (Debbie) Willms; grandchildren: Kristine Dillinger (Dave Norberg), Paul Dillinger, Carrie (James, Jr.) Day, Matt Willms, Amanda and Holly Willms, and great-grandchildren, Alex and Niko Norberg and her third great-grandchild, Autumn Willms Thompson, due in July. Two siblings also survive: Margaret Tollackson and Bob (Pat) Moylan. She was preceded in death by two siblings: Ed Moylan and Marie (Harold) Rooks. The Rite of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Ave., on Friday, June 10, at 12 Noon, preceded by a private ground interment at Fairmount Memorial Park. A reception following the Memorial Service will be at the VFW Post #51, corner of Washington & Mission. (The first few minutes will include a short "memorial recognition" by the Auxiliary of VFW Post 51.) Memorial gifts may be presented to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th Avenue, Spokane 99203, the American Red Cross, 315 W. Nora Avenue, Spokane 99205, or a charity of your choice. Ginny's favorite expression has always been, "..in a minute!" The minutes are now all used up. Now she awaits the Lord's return to take her to timeless eternity.
Wally Nugent passed away on May 28th at his home in Camas, WA at the age of 82. He was born at home in Clark County on July 25, 1928. Wally graduated from Battle Ground High School while logging with his father., He worked a variety of jobs, spending the majority of his time at the Camas Paper Mill, where he was a paper technician for 38 years., Wally enjoyed spending his time flying planes, riding motorcycles, scuba diving, snowmobiling, and various other outdoor activities. He was very involved in the lives of his children, serving as Scoutmaster of Troop 308 for 12 years., Wally is survived by his wife, Beth; children, Leslie, Becky, and Jamie; and eight grandchildren., A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 12th from 1-3 p.m. at the Fern Prairie Grange in Camas. Burial was private at the Chelatchie Cemetery., Donations in his name can be made to National Parkinson Foundation or Hospice Southwest., Straub's Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas was in charge of the arrangements., To send condolences or to sign the online guest book please visit, or
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William G. "Bill" Bolin was born November 6, 1923 in Bellingham, Washington and passed away May 26, 2011 in Valencia, California, surrounded by his loving family. Bill served in the
William H. "Bill" ANDREE Of Mukilteo, WA passed quietly on May 7, 2011 with his son and daughter holding his hands.. Bill led an active life, rarely sitting down except to enjoy a good view or great sunset, finally he just wore out. Born on October 26, 1921 to William and Julia (Kolodziej) Andree in Duluth, MN. Bill married Geraldine "Gerry" Doubt of Duluth, MN. They settled in Seattle, where he worked for Northwest Steel. Bill retired with 25 years at the City of Seattle Engineering Dept. where he helped build the first Medic I ambulance. Bill loved to travel and held a real estate license as a hobby. He felt honored to have met Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and George H.W. Bush who endorsed Bill's 1988 election campaign for WA State Rep. of the 38th Dist. Bill was an AARP officer in Everett, WA and on the Snohomish County Council on Aging. Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Gerry; He is survived by his second wife, Sarah; son, David and wife, April (Caudle); granddaughter, Alicia; daughter, Janet; step-children, Laura (Lindsey) Lewis and their children Trevor and Perry, Janis (Mike) Dlugosh, and Mike Cummings. A private internment will be held at Acacia Memorial Park, Seattle, WA. Rest in Peace with your Lord Jesus.
William passed away May, 29, 2011 at the age of 83., He was born September 28, 1927 in Mandan, ND to Adelaide Cummins Kasper and Dr. John A. Kasper and moved to Seattle as a young man, graduated from Roosevelt High School and received his B.A. in Business from the, . He married Gerrie Windmiller and together they enjoyed 54 years of marriage until her passing in 2008. Bill worked as a commercial mortgage banker in the Seattle area throughout his career, was active in Holy Rosary Parish and served on the Edmonds City Council for 17 years., Bill is survived by his children, Mary Porter (Frank) and Paul Kasper (Erin), of Edmonds, WA, Carolyn Kasper (Jonathan Ritson), of Gig Harbor, WA, and James Kasper (Adrienne Box), of Hansville, WA; 10 grandchildren who love him; his sister, Peggy Withrow (Bill), of Alameda, CA; and many nieces and nephews., Bill was preceded in death by his eldest son, John Kasper., The family thanks the dedicated staff at Rosewood Courte in Edmonds for providing a nurturing and safe home for Bill the past five years., Funeral mass at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 9, 2011 at Holy Rosary Church, 630 7th Avenue. N. Edmonds, WA. Internment at Holyrood Cemetery., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Holy Rosary School Scholarship Fund, 770 Aloha Street, Edmonds, WA 98020 or the
William Paul Swettman III of Las Vegas, NV, passed away in his sleep on May 16, 2011. He was born in San Antonio, TX. Wil attended the Evergreen Public Schools and graduated from Mt. View High School in 1997., Wil was a loving father and will be remembered for his infectious smile, booming laugh and great sense of humor. He enjoyed working with people and made his career in sales., Wil is survived by his wife, Jennifer; and children, Tristan, Dekan, and Isabell of Las Vegas; son, William of Elma, WA; brother, Brent of Albuquerque, NM; and parents, Bill and Coleen Swettman of Camas, WA., "You will be forever missed by your family and friends.", A memorial service for family and close friends will be held at a later date. No flowers please., Please sign William's Guest Book at
William Thomas Harris (Billy) was born on December 3, 1930 in Duguayville, New Brunswick Canada to Herbert and Dorothy Harris. He passed away peacefully in his home on May 27, 2011. He grew up in the small town of Dorchester New Brunswick, playing baseball when it was warm and hockey in the winter when the local frog pond froze over. His love of sports paid off when his natural athletic ability was noticed by baseball and hockey scouts. He signed a contract with the Dodgers organization as a pitcher, which launched his career when he was just 19 years old. His professional baseball career lasted about fifteen years taking him to many cities in the U.S. as well as playing winter baseball in South America. He pitched for the Brooklyn/LA Dodgers in 1957 and 1959 playing with baseball greats Tommy Lasorda, Sandy Koufax, Roy Campenella, Sparky Anderson, Duke Snyder and Jackie Robinson. An arm injury shortened his Major League career and he came to Washington to play with the AAA Spokane Indians, and in the mid 1960's he became a player/coach for the Tri-City Braves. Billy lived and breathed baseball. Softball replaced hardball and he and a group of friends formed a team sponsored by the Playboy Tavern in Kennewick. His team went on to win state and regional championships, making it to nationals twice. Billy opened Billy's Bull Pen Tavern in the 1980's and he continued to run it until he became ill. During his lifetime, he was inducted into several hometown and big town Halls of Fame, including the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame for hockey and baseball in 1978, the Central Washington Sports Hall of Fame in 2005, and the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008. Billy's greatest loves can be summed up in five, his family, friends, baseball, hockey and horse racing. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Alice, by his children Billy Jr, Gail (Brian) Everett, and Rick (Deena) Harris. Grandchildren include Tyler, Justin, Nicholas, Jake and Bella Harris, and Lexi and Breanna Baasch, his nieces are Maude MacKenzie, and Laurie Ann Saulnier, and nephews Tommy Saulnier and Coleman Spence. He is preceded in death by his sisters Betty and Jeannette. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 11 at 1 pm at Holy Spirit Parish Community Center, 7409 W. Clearwater in Kennewick. The family asks friends to write down your memories and send to, drop off at the Bull Pen or celebration. If you wish to make a donation, contributions for the Billy Harris Youth Sports Scholarship Fund, to help assist low income youth in Eastern Washington can be written and mailed to West Central Community Center, (WCCC) Attention Rick Harris, 1603 N. Belt Spokane, WA 99205.
Wynn V. DANCE 9/23/1948 - 2/9/2011 Celebration of Life Vasa Park Resort, Lake Sammamish June 12th, 2pm - 6pm