Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Washington Obituaries 06/07/2011


A. Rudolph Hill

A. Rudolph HILL A. Rudolph Hill, born March 24, 1926, went home May 30, 2011 in Seattle, WA. Rudy was born in Brooklyn, New York. He made his way to Seattle and married Eleanor Lewis in 1948. He is survived by his sons Martin (Silvia), Reginald (Tanya), Victor (Wanda) and Benjamin; 6 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife Eleanor. Services will be held at St. Clements Episcopal Church, 1501 32nd Avenue So., Seattle at 11:00 am Saturday, June 11, 2011. More details can be found at www.ASacredMoment.com.



Adeline Mae Sohn "Angie" Click

Adeline Mae "Angie" Sohn CLICK Loving wife, mother, sister, and friend Angie left this world peacefully to join in spirit her loved ones gone before her at the age of 88, in Seattle, WA on May 27, 2011. She was born Adeline Mae Sohn on October 14, 1922 in Molson, WA to Jack and Louise. After graduating from Tonasket High School in 1941 she came to the big city of Seattle. Went to college, and here she married Leslie Click November 28, 1946. Together they had three sons. Angie worked as a Legal Secretary in Court-Martials at Sand Point Navel Air Station. Retiring in 1986 she enjoyed gardening. She had the most beautiful and biggest Dalias you have ever seen. She liked to travel, cook and can her fruits and vegetables, having yard sales, and working for US Bank occasionally. She loved her cats and made room for the strays who would show up at her door step. She had a great sense of humor and her door was always open to family and friends. Angie was preceded in death by her parents, Jacob "Jack" and Louise (Lindar) Sohn, brother, Edward Sohn, husband, Leslie Click, sons Dale, and Gary Click. Angie is survived by her son Dennis Click of Seattle, WA. Sisters, Gerry Williams of Spokane, WA, Evelyn Dunn, of Seattle, WA, and her nieces, nephews and friends. Special thank you to Aegis of Shoreline for there kindness and care. At her request there will be no services. In lieu of flowers remembrances can be made to Paws, the Humane Society or an animal shelter of your choice.



Agustina Reta

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Alvin Gordon "Al" Haak

Alvin "Al" Gordon Haak, age 88 of Lynden, went home to his Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 5, 2011. He was born to John A. and Elizabeth (Droog) Haak on April 20, 1923 in Hull, North Dakota where he grew-up attending school through 10th grade. He was a member of the Hull Christian Reformed Church. On September 25, 1943 Al was married to Irene Cleveringa in Hull, ND and together they raised four children. As a farmer, farm equipment became Al's focus; working with tractors, threshing rigs and later combines. In the mid-50's Al and Irene moved their family to Lynden where they farmed on the Vinup Road. Later, Al worked at Van's Hardware; learning the electrical trade which evolved into his own business, Al's Electric and Plumbing in 1968. The business remains in the family to this day. Following the death of Irene in January 1977, Al was married to Etta (Roelofs) Schuitema on July 15, 1980. With a heart for the Lord, he exemplified his faith as a business man; as a daily prayer warrior for his precious family; and was a member of United Reformed Church where he served as an elder. In semi-retirement, Al enjoyed gardening and traveling for relaxation and recreation. Preceded in death by his wife Irene; grandson, Dennis Haak and brother-in-law, Clarence Plagerman; Al is survived by his loving wife, Etta; children Alice (Larry) Bosman, Gordon (Marilyn) Haak, Allen (Kim) Haak and Sheryl (Brad) DeHaan; step-children Cheryl (Paul) VanDyken, Randy (Susan) Schuitema and Cindy (John) Backstrom; 18 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters Edith Plagerman of Lynden and Lois Hollaar of Crestwood, IL. Visitation hours are scheduled Wednesday, June 8, 6 to 8 pm at Gillies Funeral Home. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday, June 9, 1 pm at Monumenta Cemetery followed by a 2 pm memorial service at First Reformed Church, 610 Grover St. in Lynden. Memorials in Al's name are suggested to: Whatcom Hospice Foundation, 800 E. Chestnut St. C-1, Bellingham, WA 98225 or United Reformed Church, Building Fund, 8650 Benson Rd. or Lynden Christian Schools, 417 Lyncs Dr., both of Lynden, WA 98264. You are invited to share your memories and condolences in the online guest book at



AnnaBelle Arneson

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



Barbara Jo Beers

Barbara Jo BEERS Age 60, of Federal Way, Washington past away Monday, May 30, 2011 in her home surrounded by her family, after a long fight with brain cancer. Born in Vallejo, California, February 20, 1951 by her late father, Glenn and Patti Gough, and lived in Chanute, Kansas through her childhood years. Then moved to Seattle, Washington, and was married to George Beers, February 15, 1975. Barbara was a high school graduate, working within the Highline school district as well as Federal Way school district and Hamlin Robinson school, being disabled in 2007 with multiple sclerosis. She loved driving to Kansas in the summers to visit family, camping at donkey creek, she enjoyed canning, and gardening, going to the casinos, and loved to take care of everyone else. Barbara is survived by her husband, George of 36 years, her daughter Jami Hansen and her husband Gavin and their three childrell, Cody, Christi en, and Madison, of Federal Way, Washington, her daughter Kari Beers and Clifton with their son Jordan of Burien, Washington, and her son Timothy Beers, and his wife Helon, and their son Timothy Jr. and daughter Nicole of Laurel, Maryland. She is also survived by her sister Cherie Gough, brothers Tad Gough and Michael Gough, with many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held June 11, 2011, 2:00pm at LifeWay Church, 5015 SW Dash Point Road, Federal Way, Wa 98023, potluck gathering to follow.




Cyndi F. Geiger, age 61, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011 at her home in Anacortes, Washington with her family at her side. She was born December 13, 1949 in Bellingham, Washington to Donald T. (Spud) and Betty (Lisherness) Walley., Cyndi grew up in Sedro-Woolley and graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School with the Class of 1968. She was married to Steven Geiger on September 5, 1969 at the Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Sedro-Woolley., She resided in Seattle, Lynnwood and in Mountlake Terrace for 30 years before moving to their home in Anacortes 7 years ago. Cyndi worked as a VP/Area Director for Ciber Inc. in Kirkland in the IT consulting industry for many years., Cyndi loved her work along with enjoying flowers, cooking, traveling, and camping. She loved her grandchildren and being with Steven and she will be remembered as being the glue that keeps the family together. Cyndi was very good to her family and was very forgiving and she will be remembered for taking care of her Dad after her mother Betty's passing., Cyndi is survived by her husband, Steven Geiger of the family home in Anacortes; her son, Anthony Geiger and his wife Tawna and their children, Alexis Nichole and Isabella Betty Geiger of Marysville; 3 brothers, Randy Walley and his wife Sandra of Aubrey, Texas, Shane Walley and his wife Kim of Burlington, and Don Walley and his wife Gretchen of Shoreline; her mother-in-law, Imogene Geiger; and her sister-in-law, Lamarr Coler and her husband Bruce all of Mill Creek; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty in 1998, her father, Donald in 2009, and her father-in-law, Warren Geiger in 2001., A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 2:00PM at Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley with Pastor Jim Terry of the First Assembly of God Church of Anacortes officiating with inurnment services to follow at the Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Sedro-Woolley Community Center., Memorials are suggested to the Cancer Center at Island Hospital in Anacortes., Share your memories of Cyndi and sign the online guestbook at



Charles Mathew Bork

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 2:00 PM 

Charles Bork, 87, died peacefully at home on June 4, 2011, in Wenatchee, WA. He was born June 14, 1923, to Albert and Alma (Huotari) Bork in Bryant, SD. The family moved to Sioux Falls, SD and Charles attended schools there until his entry into the U.S. Army in 1943.



Clara Loomis

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Colleen (Joy) Costello

Born on March 22, 1963 (age 48); passed onto the next life June 2, 2011. Colleen grew up in Spokane, WA attending Field and Ridgeview Elementary, Glover Middle School and graduated from Shadle Park High School in 1981. She also received her A.A. degree, from Spokane Community College. Colleen will be remembered for the passion and compassion she gave to the lives of her family and friends. She will also be remembered for the love that she gave from her big heart, her incredible smile and for her unique and unforgettable laugh and sense of humor that she passed on to everyone. She brought JOY into the lives of her family, friends and co-workers. Colleen will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. She was employed from the time she was sixteen, working for Safeway, B&B Distributors, Mead School District and the Department of Corrections. Colleen was preceded in death by her Grandparents, Andy and Alice Anderson, her Uncle Jack Anderson and Grandparents Clarence and Marcella Joy. Colleen is survived by her husband Charles (Chuck) Talley; her children Kyle and Kayla Costello; her grandchildren Kaylyn and Landon; her mother, Darlene (Gene) Stewart, her father, William E. (Bill) Joy (companion Flora Powell); her sisters Patti (Gary) Atkins, Michelle (Steve) Bacon; her nephew Brett and her many "special" friends. Now may Colleen rest in peace and may perpetual light shine upon her. In her words "PEACE, LOVE and JOY to ALL." Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my soul: Lord Jesus, receive my soul. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ crucified, I lay me down to rest. Bless me, O Lord and defend me; preserve me from a sudden and unprovided death and from all dangers, and bring me to life everlasting with you. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, June 8, at 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Colleen's name to Miryam's House of Transition for Women, 1805 W. 9 Ave, Spokane WA 99204;, Please visit Colleen's online tributes and leave a condolence at, Arrangements by



Cyndi F. Geiger

Cyndi F. GEIGER Cyndi F. Geiger, age 61, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011 at her home in Anacortes, Washington with her family at her side. She was born December 13, 1949 in Bellingham, Washington to Donald T. (Spud) and Betty (Lisherness) Walley. Cyndi grew up in Sedro-Woolley and graduated from Sedro-Woolley High School with the Class of 1968. She was married to Steven Geiger on September 5, 1969 at the Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Sedro-Woolley. She resided in Seattle, Lynnwood and in Mountlake Terrace for 30 years before moving to their home in Anacortes 7 years ago. Cyndi worked as a VP/Area Director for Ciber Inc. in Kirkland in the IT consulting industry for many years. Cyndi loved her work along with enjoying flowers, cooking, traveling, and camping. She loved her grandchildren and being with Steven and she will be remembered as being the glue that keeps the family together. Cyndi was very good to her family and was very forgiving and she will be remembered for taking care of her Dad after her mother Betty's passing. Cyndi is survived by her husband, Steven Geiger of the family home in Anacortes; her son, Anthony Geiger and his wife Tawna and their children, Alexis Nichole and Isabella Betty Geiger of Marysville; 3 brothers, Randy Walley and his wife Sandra of Aubrey, Texas, Shane Walley and his wife Kim of Burlington, and Don Walley and his wife Gretchen of Shoreline; her mother-in-law, Imogene Geiger; and her sister-in-law, Lamarr Coler and her husband Bruce all of Mill Creek; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty in 1998, her father, Donald in 2009, and her father-in-law, Warren Geiger in 2001. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 2:00PM at Lemley Chapel, Sedro-Woolley with Pastor Jim Terry of the First Assembly of God Church of Anacortes officiating with inurnment services to follow at the Sedro-Woolley Union Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Sedro-Woolley Community Center. Memorials are suggested to the Cancer Center at Island Hospital in Anacortes. Share your memories of Cyndi and sign the online guestbook at www.lemleychapel.com.



David Joseph Shore

David Joseph Shore passed away following an extended illness., A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, 2011 at the Everett Golf and Country Club., Memorials may be made to Dolan Youth Golf c/o EGCC. 



Dean Elwin Larsen

Dean E. Larsen went home to be with God on June 2, 2011 in Snohomish, WA. He was born in Rice Lake, Wisconsin on October 19, 1946 to Sanford and Ella (Karlgaard) Larsen., He is survived by his beloved wife of 44 years, Edith; sons, Jim, Jason and Jeremy; and the light of his life, his grandson, Tristin Larsen. He also leaves his sister, Shirley Johnson; brother, Terry (Pat) Larsen; beloved sister-in-law, Shirley Larsen; and numerous nieces and nephews., He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Elizabeth; his parents, Sanford and Ella; and his brothers, Harley Donald and Dale Sanford Larsen., Dean graduated from Cascade High School in 1965 and attended Bible College prior to serving in the, . He attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Machias Ward and was blessed with a wonderfully supportive church family., Dean proudly spent his career at The Everett Herald (and Western Sun) starting in the mailroom in August of 1965. He held a number of positions in the circulation department at the newspaper including night clerk, district manager, zone manager, assistant circulation manager and home delivery manager before retiring in February, 1992. He considered his co-workers his second family and appreciated their love and support over the years., Beyond his deep love of family, Dean also loved Harley Davidson motorcycles and spending time in his yard in rural Snohomish. He collected single-action Colt pistols and Case knives., Graveside services will be held on June 13 at 2 p.m. at Evergreen Cemetery, 4504 Broadway in Everett. Instead of flowers, the family is hoping that people will bring balloons in Marine Corps colors (red and gold) to release at the conclusion of the service.



Donna Kim (Ferguson) Owens

Dawna and her sister Debbie were born on September 4, 1963 in Seattle to Cherie' and James Ferguson. Dawna passed away on March 17, 2011 in Everett after a hard fight with cancer., She embraced her family, grafted in family and numerous friends loving each of us as we are, without question. She never met a stranger she didn't like. We all loved her back and she will be sorely missed., She was preceded in passing by her mom, Cherie' (nee: Loomis); grandparents, Leon and Eleanor Loomis; step-father, Robert Buckles; uncle Leon Loomis, Jr.; nephew, Michael; great-uncle, Jim and great-aunt, Evie Webster., Dawna leaves behind husband, David Owens; children, Keyera, Tylene and Thomas; three grandchildren; sisters, Dara, Dayna (Chad) and twin Debbie... twins forever, something that can not be severed. Also, brothers, Ron, Rob (Maria), and James; nine nephews and five nieces; grandparents, Al and Della Kaminski; aunt, Arlene (Bill) Forgey; Kaminski uncles and aunts; uncle Bud (Rita) Buckles; cousins and their families; and each friend.



Donna M. Heimbigner

Donna passed away peacefully at home after a seven year battle with cancer., She loved music, family and friends. Some of her favorite pastimes included watching Gonzaga basketball and Mariners baseball. Donna had a very caring circle of friends that she enjoyed spending time with. She sang in the church choir and was a member of The Crown of Thorns Choir for many years. She enjoyed traveling with the choir to numerous places to minister through music., Some of her special travels were pilgrimages with her friends to Medjugorie and Lourdes., She was born in Colton, WA to Richard and Helen Kennedy. She graduated from Marycliff High School in 1951., She retired from Deaconess Medical Center after 30 years of service as a Pharmacy Technician., She married Leslie Leppell whom precedes her in death. She remarried in 1959 to Stanley Heimbigner whom precedes her in death., Donna is survived by her sister Deloris and Mike Roseman; children and spouses, Renee Leppell and Stan Shell, John and Sheila Leppell, Warren and Tina Heimbigner, Darryl Heimbiner and Jenifer Brown; grandchildren, Nathan Howlett, Heidijo Howlett, Mathew Leppell, Jesse Heimbigner, Daniel Heimbigner and Jessica Gring. She is also survived by her aunt, Bernadine Kinzer and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews., Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 8, 2011 from 12 Noon until 7 PM with a Rosary Service to follow at 7 PM, both at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, June 9, 2011 at 11 AM at St. Thomas More Catholic Church with Entombment to follow at the Holy Cross Mausoleum. Please visit Donna's memorial at, Arrangements entrusted to:



Eileen Funsinn

Eileen FUNSINN Eileen Funsinn, 84, of Shoreline died June 2, 2011 at her home. She was born July 12, 1926 in Seattle. She was an excellent cook and loved family gatherings. She had worked in the office for General Insurance and helped her husband in his accountant work. She really enjoyed the movies, especially at Crest theater. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Edward; daughters, Teresa Wicorek and her husband, Ted; Monica Clarke; son, Dave Funsinn; and granddaughter Sarah Wicorek. Graveside services will be at 2:00pm, Thursday, June 9, 2011 at Holyrood Cemetery. Share online memories at www.becksfuneralhome.com In lieu of flowers, memorials: In Memory of Eileen Funsinn, Mary Knoll Father's, 958 -16th Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98112.



Elizabeth McCallum

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Emily A. Kahny

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Erma C. Johnson, Hayes

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 9:33 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

ANCHORAGE, AK - Erma C. Johnson, Hayes, was born Erma Clarise Castle, on January 12, 1931 in Bondtown, Virginia, to Hester Ann Castle and Clifford McDonald Parsons. 



Ernest E. "Ernie" Martinson

Ernest "Ernie" E. Martinson of Brush Prairie, WA, passed away on June 2, 2011 at the age of 86. He was the last living member of his family. He was born in Leadville, CO on Aug. 25, 1923 to John and Louise (Kallbuka) Martinson., Ernie served in the U.S. Army during, in Alaska., He enjoyed gardening, working on automobiles and bowling., Ernie was a member of the Elks, American Legion and 40 et 8., He was preceded in death by his brother, Ray (co-owner of their dairy farm) on Jan. 12, 2011; sister, Ethel Johnston; and his parents., A memorial service will be held on Wed., June 8, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at the Garden of Faith at Evergreen Memorial Gardens., Please sign Ernie's guest book at:



Faith Lawson

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Flaget, Olaf "Ole"

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 2:00 AM 

Olaf "Ole" Flaget, 98, of Ellensburg, WA, a retired Electrical Foreman for the City of Ellensburg, passed away June 5, 2011, at his home. ..... 



Flora Amelia Barnard

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Frank Scott Loihl

Frank Scott LOIHL November 3, 1924 ~ May 19, 2011 Frank passed away surrounded by devoted wife, Sue, and family. He will always be loved and now lives on with the Lord. Service June 18, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., John Knox Presbyterian Church, 109 SW Normandy Road, Seattle. Remembrances to John Knox Church Youth Group or Childha- ven, 316 Broadway, Seattle, 98122.




Gerald R. O'Brien, 85, resident of Mount Vernon died Friday, June 3, 2011 at Skagit Valley Hospital., Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced by Hulbush Funeral Home, Burlington. 



George W. Ashburn

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Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home, Helen M. Simonis, our mother, grandmother, sister, and friend left this world on June 5, 2011. Helen was born on April 14, 1937, to Anton and Julianna Klug of Burbank, Washington. Helen grew up with her family in Burbank and graduated, with honors, from Columbia High School in 1955., Helen married Jonas Simonis in 1958. They enjoyed thirteen years together, bringing two children into this world. Helen's work ethic was always above and beyond the normal standards. She worked as a secretary, clerk at a toy store, Herf Jones Yearbooks, and finally in the Hanford area. She retired from Energy Northwest, where she earned several awards and accolades. Helen enjoyed working in her private 'Park.' She loved her roses and enjoyed watching the squirrels run by. More than anything, Helen loved her faithful companion, 'Benny,' her dog., Helen is survived by her two children, Teresa A. Dowers of Sandy, Ore., John Simonis and wife Sherry of Aurora, Ore.; grandson, Jerry Hall of Gresham, Ore.; brothers, Donald Klug of Richland, Wash., Paul Arnold of Oshkosh, Wis.; brother-in-law, Vernon Benson of Kennewick, Wash.; sister, Rosemarie Swoboda of Kennewick, Wash.; sister-in-law, Rose Mary Klug of Pasco, Wash. Helen is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and many friends. Helen was preceded in death by her parents; brothers John Michael, Anthony and Leonard Klug; brother-in-law, Donald Swoboda; sister, Alice Benson and niece, Julia Swoboda., The family would like to publicly thank the entire staff of Parkview Estates for their overwhelming love and care of our mother during her last fifteen months. They would also like to express their most sincere appreciation and gratitude to Margie White for her dedication, love and companionship, spanning more than 30 years.



Harvey S. Browne III

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Jack Stewart

Jack STEWART Lifelong Renton resident, Jack Stewart, passed away on 6/1/2011 with his two sons and grandson at his side. He was born 7/13/1918 to Vince and Cora Stewart. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of over 40 years, Francis, sisters Florence and Evelyn and brother, Gil. Survived by his sons, Charlie (Sherry)and Ed (Noelle) and his grandson and best friend, Jeff. Jack will be dearly missed by his family and many friends. Donations can be made to Medic One Foundation. A gathering of family and friends will be Saturday, June 11th, from 1:00 to 3:00, at Jack's Pub & Grill, 3901 NE 4th St in Renton.



James Edward Banks

James Edward BANKS James E. Banks, 69, passed away May 16, 2011 at his Madrona home. He was born in Prescott, Nevada County, Arkansas to James and Pauline Charles Banks. He came to Seattle as a two-year old and was educated in the Seattle Public Schools. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam era. He is survived by one son, James, brother Richard, sister-in-law, Connie R. Banks, a Niece Rhonda Huce (Barry) and family, a nephew Ronald Banks and family; Inurnment on June 8th at Tahoma National Cemetery.



James Edwin Stocker

James Edwin STOCKER Age 79, of Bellevue, WA went home to be with the Lord on May 26, 2011.A celebration of Jim's life will be held at 1 PM on Saturday, June 11th at Westminster Chapel in Bellevue. To read the full obituary & offer online sentiments please visit www.sunsethillsfuneralhome.com



Janet Kay Doty

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 2:00 PM 

Janet Kay Doty, age 69, passed away from a courageous battle with brain cancer on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at her home in Chelan, WA. On the sunny morning of January 26, 1942, Janet Kay Beeson was born to Mr. Simeon A. Beeson and Mrs. Ena Lillian (Moede) Beeson, in their home, along the South Shore of Lake Chelan.



Jeanette Jan Hood

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Jennie Remita Martin

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Jennifer Wyman-Varano

Jennifer is survived by her husband, Glenn Varano of Olympia; two sons, Drew Varano of San Francisco and Paul Varano of San Diego; father and step-mother, William and Barbara Wyman of Olympia; brother William Wyman and wife, Terry; brother, James Wyman of California; step-brother, Daniel Smith of Talent, Oregon; three nieces, Mary Wyman of Riverside, California, AnnMarie Rippa of Arizona, Mary Anne Varano of Cleveland; and nephew, Christopher Varano of Cleveland. She was preceded in death by her mother, Norma Wyman of Orange, California.



Jerold S. Haney

Jerold S. Haney, 83, of Everett, WA, passed away June 3, 2011., He was born September 30, 1927 in Tucson, AZ to Dewey and Agnes Haney, and graduated from Queen Anne High School. He married Diane S. Caverly O'Neal on July 23, 1982., He worked for 30 years as a truck driver, retiring in 1983. He was a member of the Teamsters Local 741 and he enjoyed playing golf., He was preceded in death by his loving daughter, Susett; and sister, Pat Hendersen., He is survived by his wife, Diane; daughter, Sheri; son, Steve; step-sons, Dennis, Don and Dan; sister, Sherly; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren., A memorial service will be held Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 2 p.m. at Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills, 409 Filbert Road, Lynnwood, WA 98036., Memorial donations may be made to Evergreen Hospice.



Joanne Bracy

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Joanne Gunnerson

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.



Kent Alan McLachlan

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 9:33 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

BELLEVUE - Kent Alan McLachlan, 77, of Yakima, Washington passed away Tuesday evening the 24th of May in Bellevue, Washington, from post surgical complications. 



Kerry Nelson

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Kimberly A. "Kim" Buzgo

Kimberly A. (Chamberlin) Buzgo, 34, resident of Vancouver, WA for the past 13 years, passed away on June 2, 2011. She was born on Feb. 20, 1977 in Dallas, TX and later raised in Shelton, WA by her father, Skip and mother, Sue. She graduated from Shelton High School in 1995., Kim earned her B.S. in Psychology at the Washington State University in 1999 and married Kurt Buzgo on July 20th, 1999., Kim worked as a family mediation counselor., She loved music and was involved in many choirs. She had a great love for books. Kim was a empathetic listener and the sounding board for all her friends. Currently she has been staying home to care for her husband and daughter, the loves of her life., Kim is survived by her husband, Kurt Buzgo and daughter, Kayla Buzgo of Vancouver, WA; mother, Sue Chamberlin and father, Skip Conklin of Vancouver, WA; brother, Stan Conklin (PVS) of Sacramento, CA; sister, Sabrina Conklin of Sacramento, CA; grandfather, Bob Chamberlin of Sequim, WA; grandmother, Evelyn Conklin of Huntington Beach, CA; aunt, Becky Gilman of Vancouver, WA; and several other aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, niece, and many, many loving friends., She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Maxine Chamberlin; grandfather, Stan Conklin; and mother-in-law, Bonnie Buzgo., A memorial service will be held Sat., June 11, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 1101 NE 112th Ave., Vancouver., Please sign Kim's guest book at:



Kyle A. Iddings

Kyle A. IDDINGS 12/17/1958 ~ 5/20/2011 Kyle passed peacefully from cancer at home with his family. Raised in Williamsburg, VA, his parents owned Wedgewood Dinner Theatre while he was growing up. He graduated in technical theatre from Virginia Commonwealth University and apprenticed at New York's Circle in the Square. Kyle spent his life devoted to the arts, designing lights for Open Circle, AhHa Theatre, Wedgewood Renaissance Theatre and the Virginia Shakespeare Festival. He won best Lighting Design for the Fringe Theatre Festival. Kyle created sales and staging designs at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seattle with Presentation Services, raised money for arts education at Broadview Thomson School, served as board member for the Pacific Northwest Writers Association and promoted arts education through lighting designs at Nelsen Middle School. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Alison and his daughter Isabel, the light of his life. A memorial celebration will be held June 11 at 4:00 p.m. at Haller Lake Community Center, 12579 Densmore Ave., Seattle, WA. Remembrances may be made to His Mothers Scholarship fund: Claudine Carew Scholarship 207 Robert Eliffe Rd. Williamsburg, WA 23185




Laveta Fern Musser, age 92, former Skagit Valley resident passed away Friday, June 3, 2011., Arrangements are pending with Kern Funeral Home.



LaVerne "Nicki" Brett

LaVerne (Nicki) BRETT In Remembrance Our beloved Laverne passed on May 18, 2011. She was especially dedicated to her family and friends. She brought both excitement and many priceless memories into our lives. LaVerne was born on October 8, 1925, and was raised by Della and Clarence DeLong in Seattle. She was an only child who grew up in Seattle, and graduated from West Seattle High School in 1943. After high school, during the war, LaVerne worked for Bell Telephone. Not too long after, she met and fell in love with Stanley Brett. The two married in 1948, and she supported him through Engineering School at the University of Washington. The two shared many common interests and passions, one of which being skiing. LaVerne and Stanley were very passionate about skiing in the Cascades (Alpental & Timberline), and the Rockies (Sun Valley). They were very involved with the Sahalie Ski Club, which became their second home during the winter, when they and their three children spent countless hours carving up the mountain. In the off-season, LaVerne could be found playing tennis with her tennis group, RVing, or boating in Puget Sound, the San Juans, Canada, and Hood Canal. Her last ten years were spent with Stanley and their dog, Ginger, at their beautiful cabin on Hood Canal. Relaxation, boating, and plenty of oysters were literally in their backyard. During her later years, LaVerne battled cancer and Alzheimer's disease, and recently passed away on May 18. Her last few months were filled with much love and many visits from family and friends. LaVerne is survived by her husband, Stanley, of 62 years,as well as her children Steve (Deana), Nancy (Davis), Susan (Michael); Grandchildren Christopher (Crystal), Angela (Paul), Valerie, Linnell, Alecia, Sarah (Chris), Rebecca, and Andrew; and great-grandchildren Aris, and Adina. Service will be held at Judson Park Retirement in DesMoines, Wa on June 8th, 2011 at 2:00 pm. Private service on Thursday at Tahoma National Cemetery where she will be laid to rest.



Lawrence Leger Rowe

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



Lawyer Tucker Jr.

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LeRoy Brennis

LeRoy "Pa" Brennis, 82, lifelong resident of Snohomish County died peacefully at home on June 4, 2011. He was born in Everett on May 28, 1929 to Tillie and Juell Brennis., LeRoy served in the, Air Corps and the US Air Force in both, and the, . He retired from Weyerhauser after 33 years of service leaving him the time to pursue his passion for hunting and fishing., LeRoy is survived by his wife, Caren, of 62 years; daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Robert Flansaas; daughter, Debbie Krogstadt; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Pa had a special relationship with his great-grandson Jake and spent a great deal of his time mentoring his "Yakapootzen.", LeRoy was preceded in death by both parents and daughter, Susan Brennis-Villarreal., No services will be held at his request. An open house will be held on Saturday June 11, 2011 at 1 p.m. at the family home in Arlington., The family wishes to thank Providence Hospice of Snohomish County for their support.



Leonard Kenneth Christensen

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 5:30 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

June 1, 1924 – June 5, 2011



Lisa Solomon

Lisa Solomon Lisa Solomon, 42, passed away on June 2nd from advanced cancer. Early in her career she was a professional ballerina. She and her husband Gary Schmidt moved to Lummi Island in 2003. Most recently Lisa worked at Peace Health. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her parents, Dr. Ron and Ellie Solomon, and brothers Michael and Jon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Whatcom Hospice Foundation or the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance memorial fund. A celebration of Lisa's life will be held at a later time. Please sign the Book of Memories, light a candle and leave your condolences for the family at



Lonnie W. Williams Sr.

Lonnie W. Williams Sr. beloved husband, father and friend is survived by his wife of 11 years, Katie Anne Williams; sons, Luke and Jake Gray; grandson, Austin Gray; and step-daughter, Mandi Polzin., Lonnie served proudly during, and the, . He graduated from Hampton University., A memorial will be held June, 12, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at the Nile Golf and Country Club, 6601 244th St SW Mountlake Terrace, WA. 98043.



Lorraine Bellack

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Lusapet Benish

Lusapet BENISH Lusapet Benish, 88, passed away on June 4, 2011 in Seattle, WA. She was born December 24, 1922 in Istanbul, Turkey but has been a long time resident of Seattle for many years. Lusapet was preceded in death by her husband William J. Benish, Sr. of 21 years. She is survived by her son William J. Benish, Jr. and his wife Marlene of Temecula, CA, grandchildren Mark and Renee Benish of Kent, WA, Michael and Michele of Temecula, CA and Eric and Leeann Benish of Ravensdale, WA, and great grandchildren Alicia Ray of Kent, WA and Cooper and Samuel Benish of Temecula, CA. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 11:00a.m. at Evergreen Washelli Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Holyrood Catholic Cemetery.



Lydia Kathleen Harrison

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Margaret Bernice Staswick Ungar

Margaret Bernice Staswick Ungar passed away June 3, 2011 at the age of 91., She was born December 15, 1919 in Silvana, WA to Edward and Minnie Staswick. The next year the family returned to Swan's Trail, near Snohomish WA, where her father had previously begun to establish a farm. She spent the remainder of her childhood there. Margaret was an integral part of the family farm and learned the value of hard work at an early age. She attended Swan's Trail Grade School and graduated from Everett High School in 1938. She was a member of Swan's Trail Lutheran Church, where she was confirmed in 1933. Margaret was proud of her 100 percent Norwegian heritage., As a young adult, Margaret attended business school in Everett, which prepared her for a variety of jobs in future years, including several years at Local Loan in Everett. In 1944 she married Henry Patrick (Hank) Ungar at Swan's Trail Lutheran Church. Margaret enjoyed the adventure that Hank's Coast Guard and Army career brought, when they lived in Anchorage, Bermuda, Japan, and Thailand. They eventually settled in Pennsylvania, his home state until retirement, and then moved back to Everett, WA in 1986 to be near Margaret's family., Margaret is remembered by her family as being cheerful, friendly, classy, and organized., She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hank; her brother, Sid; and sisters, Evelyn and Inez., She is survived by her loving sister and best friend, Thelma "Tina" Costle; brother-in-law, Dallas Butler; and many nieces and nephews who admire her deeply., Graveside services will be Thursday, June 9, at 12 p.m. at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, and a service of remembrance will follow at 2 p.m. at Purdy and Walters with Cassidy, 1702 Pacific Ave. Everett, 425-252-2191, Memorials in Margaret's memory may be made to Snohomish County Hospice.



Marjorie G. Smith

Marjorie G. Smith of Hayden, Idaho, formally from Rosalia and Tekoa, Wa passed away on June 2, 2011., She was born June 19, 1922 to Claude and Bena McCoy and raised on the Pioneer family farm in Rosalia., Marge graduated from Rosalia High School and attended college in Cheney, Wa. In 1947 she married Harry Smith and in 1955 they settled in Tekoa, Wa and began farming., Marge was a 50 year member of the Tekoa Grange. She was also a member of the Tekoa Community Church and enjoyed being a Sunday School teacher and enrolling children in the church's Cradle Roll program. To the kids she enrolled she was "Grandma"., An active member of the Palouse Empire Fair Marge served on the board and was the Superintendent of the Veggie Dept., Most recently she was an advocate for new residents at the Sylvan House where she resided and was always upbeat and positive no matter the situation. She also spent her time writing stories of her life and different family history., She is survived by her daughter Juanita and husband Bob of Hayden and son Cliffton and wife Nancy of Tekoa as well as four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren., Along with her parents, a son, Lester Lee, and her brother Clayton preceded her in death., Family interment will be held at the IOOF Evergreen Cemetery in Rosalia, Wa on June 9, 2001 followed by a public celebration of her life at 1:00 at the Tekoa Community Church in Tekoa, Wa. In lieu of flowers the family request donations are made to Hospice of North Idaho or to Tekoa Community Church.



Masao William "Bill" Yaguchi

Masao William "Bill" YAGUCHI Born Oct. 13,1915 in Tacoma, WA. and passed away peacefully at home on May 28,2011 at the age of 95. Preceded in death by his wife of 67 years, Dorothy, in 2010. He is survived by his daughter Kathleen Yamamoto(Masaru), granddaughter Stacey Yamamoto, brothers Kenji Yaguchi (Kazie) and Mako Yaguchi(Pauline), sisters Harko Yaguchi, Tsuneko Mitani(John), and Masaye Yamane. Bill graduated from Fife High School, interned at the Minidoka Internment Camp during World War ll and lived in Spokane, Bothell, Kent, and Renton WA. Member of Masonic Ashler Lodge 121 Bothell, held many offices in the Order of the Amaranth and White Shrine, and member of White River Buddhist Temple. Bill was a skilled farmer, expert fisherman, and caring father and grandpa. Memorial service is at 3 PM Sat. June 11 at the White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N., Auburn, WA. Viewing will be on June 12, 1:00-2:30 PM at Evergreen-Washelli, 11111 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle, WA. Graveside service will be held at 3 PM Sun. June 12 at Evergreen- Washelli.



Mayme Spoelstra

Mayme Spoelstra of Everett, WA passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at Bethany of Silver Lake from complications of Alzheimer's Disease., She was born at home at Clear Lake, (near Fort Benton), MT to Samuel and Alice (Venhuizen) Spoelstra on May 29, 1918. Mayme was the first of ten children., During the Depression, the family was forced to move to find work. They first settled in Oak Harbor, WA and later moved to Everett. When she was fourteen years old, her mother died and Mayme and the older siblings helped their father raise the younger children., Mayme graduated from Everett Christian School and Everett High School, and she took many business classes. She worked as a bank teller, librarian and for the State of Washington Department of Trade and Economic Development in Seattle., The family was very involved in Everett First Christian Reformed Church of which she was a member. Mayme had a talent for singing, especially songs of praise to her Lord and Savior., Although she never married, she greatly enjoyed her many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her sister, Tena Schrier, of Everett; and her brother, John (Beryl) Spoelstra, of Wenatchee, WA., Mayme was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, William and Richard; and sisters, Jeanne Pryer, Anne DeVos, Pauline Murphy, Dorothea Schrier, and Grace Wohl., The family gives special thanks to Bethany of Silver Lake and to Hospice for their comfort and loving care afforded our sister., Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at the, or to the charity of your choice., A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Solie Funeral Home with Rev. James C. Wiersum of the Everett First Christian Reformed Church presiding.




Einan's Funeral Home, After a long illness, Nancy Robbins De Lorenzo passed away at Callaway Gardens Special Care Facility in Kennewick, WA, on June 2, 2011. Her husband of 45-plus years, Robert A. (Bob) De Lorenzo, was with her throughout her illness and to the end. Nancy was one of those marvels of feminine energy whose Herculean labors are never celebrated in song or story. She gladly volunteered her energy and talents with courage, compassion, and persuasion in the Tri-Cities community and beyond, and she brought joy, inspiration, and knowledge to all who knew her. Despite her efforts for her community, however, she cherished and enjoyed most being a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a sister, and a friend; she especially loved her family, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her and loved her., Nancy was born in Providence, RI, on January 19, 1945, to Henry Watson Robbins and Mary Katherine Freeman Robbins, of Norton, MA. She grew up in Norton, MA, and graduated from Norton High School in 1961, at age sixteen. She began her studies at Pembroke College, Brown University, in the fall of that year, and graduated with a B.A. in English, and with her high school teaching credentials, in June of 1965., Nancy met her husband, Bob, while they were at Brown University, and they were married on August 19, 1965, shortly after her graduation from Brown. The newlyweds then moved to Connecticut, where Nancy taught high school English at the Norwich Free Academy while Bob, an officer in the U.S. Navy, attended Submarine School in Groton. They moved to Hawaii in the summer of 1966, where their first son, David, was born in January of 1967. Nancy and Bob moved their family back to Massachusetts in 1969, where they lived for a short time in Cambridge. While there, their second son, Michael, was born in Chelsea, MA on May 27, 1969. The family then lived in Connecticut from 1969 to 1973, when they moved to Miami, FL. While living in Florida, Nancy completed her M.S. in Mgmt. in Real Estate and Regional Planning at Florida International University in 1978., Nancy and Bob moved to Richland, WA in the spring of 1978. Nancy worked as the Continuing Education Coordinator at the Joint Center for Graduate Study for two years, and then she was a Real Estate Broker for Rainier Realty for two years. Shortly thereafter, Nancy formed her own company, RANDEL Investment Associates, in partnership with Bob, for investing in and managing residential rental property. As her company and rental property inventory grew, she became active as a volunteer in the Columbia Basin Apartment Association (CBAA), where she served on the Board of Directors, as monthly newsletter editor and Treasurer for several years, and as President. While In CBAA, she was very active in providing helpful information to tenants and property owners about their rights and responsibilities under WA state law., She became very active, also as a volunteer, in the Washington Apartment Association (WAA) in 1985, serving on the Board of Directors, as Legislative Chairman, and as vice-president. She then served two terms as a very active President of WAA in 1989 and 1990. She also served on the Benton County Planning Commission for nearly twenty years, and served several terms as vice-chairman; during her tenure, the Planning Commission addressed the requirements of the WA Growth Management Act and the county's zoning master plan. She served, too, on the Richland Housing and Community Development Advisory Committee, and its Community Development Block Grant subcommittee, for eleven years from 1994 to 2005. Nancy was recognized as WAA Member of the Year in 1987, and she was given a Certificate of Appreciation, in 1998, for her contribution to the CBAA. Her service to Richland was recognized, in 2005, by the Richland City Council, 'With sincere appreciation for 11 years of dedicated service and leadership to the citizens.', Before and after retiring from her business activities in 2000, Nancy and Bob travelled extensively; she has been throughout the U.S. and Canada, and also to Japan, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Egypt, Greece, several other countries in Europe, Central America, and South America, and to Finland and Russia. Before passing away, she was able to fulfill her lifelong wishes to see the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Machu Picchu in Peru, Michelangelo's Pieta at the Vatican in Rome, and the Terra Cotta warriors of the emperor Qin Shi Huang in Xian, China., Nancy is survived by her loving husband, Bob, her sons David of Palo Alto, CA, and Michael of Boulder, CO, her daughters-in-law Truc Ho De Lorenzo (David) and Kristin Peterson De Lorenzo (Michael), and six grand-children, Carina, Robin and Elena (David &Truc), and Amelia, Bridget and Dominic (Michael and Kristin). She is also survived by her two sisters and their husbands, Sally (Robbins) and Richard B. Bilder of Madison, WI, and Katherine (Robbins) and Robert H. Frost, of Ft. Worth, TX, and her sister-in-law and husband, Carole DeL. and Ralph A. Vaccaro of Dade City, FL, and many nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews., A Celebration of Life service for Nancy will be held at Kennewick First Presbyterian Church (2001 W. Kennewick Ave.) at 4:00 pm on Friday June 10, 2011; there also will be a reception with the family at the church after the service.



Orville Miller Herr

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Orville V. Pipkin

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 2:00 PM 

Orville V. Pipkin, 89, a lifelong Wenatchee Valley resident, passed away May 6, 2011, at Cashmere Convalescent Center. Orville worked as an Engineering Technician with the Washington State Department of Transportation for 31 years.



Pearl Scherrer

Pearl Scherrer of Granite Falls, WA. passed away June 3, 2011. A public viewing will be held at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home 804 State Ave. Marysville, WA. 98270 on June 7, 2011 from 12 - 5 p.m.. A graveside service will be held at Granite Falls American Legion Cemetery on Wednesday, June 8 at 2 p.m.



Phyllis Joyce Jones Harsh

Phyllis Joyce Jones HARSH Phyllis Jones Harsh, 87 of Mercer Island passed on May 29, 2011. Phyllis was born on August 11, 1923 in Okanogan, WA to John Byrd Jones Jr. and Lena Wiltz. Phyllis graduated from Omak High School in 1942. She graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy in 1946. While at University of Washington, she was president and charter member of the Chi Chapter of the Lambda Kappa Sigma sorority. After finishing college she married George Randall Harsh and had two children, John and Terri. Prior to 1960 she worked as a pharmacist for Group Health and Medical Dental Hospital. From 1960-1971 she worked at Virginia Mason hospital and participated in a research grant for Providence Hospital from 1966-1967. Later she worked for Harborview Hospital as a preceptor (teacher), she also worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs at the Colville Indian Health Clinic and Yellow Hawk Medical Center (Umatilla Tribe) in Pendleton, Oregon. In addition, she gained her Alaska Pharmacist License and worked briefly in Alaska while keeping her license active in Washington before retiring. In retirement she spent time in the San Juan Islands as a companion/caregiver to her aunt Nell Robinson. In her life she loved dancing, skiing, sailing, diving, flying, travel, painting and live theater. She is survived by her son, John Harsh of Port Angeles; daughter, Terri Harsh of Mercer Island; sister, Pat Vance of California and various members of the Jones, Wiltz and Madsen families. In lieu of memorial service, donations may be made to support neurological research at: Virginia Mason Foundation, PO Box 1980, Mailstop D1-MF, Seattle, WA 98111.



Phyllis Volkstorf

Phyllis VOLKSTORF Phyllis Jane Volkstorf nee Atwater, passed away peacefully in her sleep, May 27, 2011, aged 93 years. Born in Portland, Oregon, on May 24, 1918, she spent most of her adult life in Washington. An avid golfer, she was a long time member of Overlake Golf and Country Club. She was predeceased by her husband, United Airlines Capt. Edward Volkstorf in 1973. Phyllis is survived by her two children, Susan Prescott and Erich Volkstorf, a sister, Jessie Rae Amsberry of Spokane, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. No memorial services are planned. Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society .




Rem was born in 1933 in Birmingham, Alabama, to Rembert Ryals and Hazel Thornhill, and they moved to Richland with his sister Gayle in 1944. Exhibiting his bright mind early on, Rem graduated from Richland High School at the age of 15, finished his undergraduate studies at Washington State University and served two years in the Army. He received his Juris Doctorate from Gonzaga in 1958 and was sworn into the Washington State Bar immediately thereafter. He met the love of his life, Patricia Doyle, in 1955, and they were married on August 24, 1957., He loved the law and pursued its practice in many different directions. Beginning in Olympia he clerked for the Washington State Supreme Court and worked as an Assistant Attorney General. He moved back to Richland in 1962 and was made partner in Critchlow, Williams, Ryals & Schuster. In addition, he served as city attorney for the City of Richland. A staunch believer in civil rights, especially freedom of speech, he argued several cases before the Washington Supreme Court. He was most proud of taking a controversial free speech case to the United States Supreme Court and winning, 9-0. He believed strongly in education and the rights of teachers and represented their Unions for years. He volunteered for many years on the Washington State Bar Association Disciplinary Board. Rem completed his career as a Public Defender in Franklin County and retired in 2001., Rem's interests and intelligence were not limited to law. He was an avid reader, especially of history. Rem also loved bridge, music (Frank Sinatra was a honorary member of the family), and travel. He respected discussion, debate and humor. He was active in the Democratic Party (fighting hard state wide for the election of George McGovern). His compassion for those less fortunate drove many of his choices and he could not tolerate racial, social or economic injustice. All of these interests and dedications he encouraged and passed on to his kids.



Raymond C. Daves

Raymond Coleman Daves went home to be with the Lord and his beloved wife Adeline on June 3, 2011. He was born in Ava, MO on June 1, 1920 to Arthur and Brantie Daves. Ray is preceded in death by his lovely wife, Adeline, and their daughter Janet Daves Hanson. He is survived by his daughter Rayma Daves, Deer Park; brother John Daves, Laredo, TX; sister Alice Jo Nichols, Memphis, TN; grandchildren Todd Hanson, West Linn, OR; Angela Boyette, Spokane; Devin Hanson, La Center, WA; Alyssa Gomez, Pendleton, OR; Sarah Hanson, Eureka, CA; great-grandchildren Alexandria Batacan, Elisha Hanson, Kaila Boyette, Joshua Hanson, Akira Gomez and Connor Hanson, along with many cousins, nieces, nephews and all of his friends he loved as family. He was always involved in the community with a special fondness for the Pearl Harbor Survivors Group of Spokane. He never met a stranger and was a good friend to all. He loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, camping and travel. Ray's ready laugh, quick wit and wonderful sense of humor will be missed. He grew up in Vilonia, MO. He worked for the CCC and that is how he met Adeline. He enlisted in the, and is a Pearl Harbor survivor as well as surviving the Battle of the Coral Sea and Midway. He is a, recipient. Ray worked for 27 years for the Federal Aviation Agency and was honored this year to have the Approach Control Tower at Spokane International Airport named in his honor. Memorial contributions may be made to the Inland Northwest Honor Flight, 608 W. 2nd, Suite 309, Spokane, WA 99201 or the Union Gospel Mission. Visitation will be held from 8 AM to Noon, Thursday, June 9 at Heritage Funeral Home; a Graveside Ceremony will be at 1:00 PM at Riverside Memorial Park followed by a Memorial Service at 2:30 PM at Trinity Baptist Church, 6528 N. Monroe Street.



Richard "Rick" Buse

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Richard Roth

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 5:27 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Aug. 15, 1946 - May 31, 2011 



Robert James Bacon

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Robert Joel Habegger

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



Robert Marvin Putnam

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.



Ruth Evelyn Muhs

Our dear mother passed away peacefully in her home, Saturday with her family beside her. She was born in Spokane to parents Paul and Lena Pearson and was raised on their Nine Mile farm with sisters Minnie and Thelma., She married Henry Muhs and together they raised their six children on Five Mile Prairie before moving to Spokane's northside in 1952., Ruth was a cook for District 81 for many years and retired in 1975. As many retirees do, she then spent her "rest" years caring for her husband, grandchildren and great-grandchildren., She enjoyed working in her huge vegetable garden, fishing, playing bingo at Eagles Lodge, and long country rides with her sister Thelma and a few "Olys" to quench their thirst., Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Henry, her son-in-law Robert Kappeler, and grandson Stephen Kappeler. She is survived by her children Harriet Kappeler, Helen (Bill) McBride, Barbara (Patrick) Hunt, Harvey Muhs, Dorothy (David) Germain, and Richard Muhs. She also leaves behind her ten wonderful grandchildren Kevin, Jeffrey, Michael, Darla, Val, Julie, Jeff, Jennie, Rhonda, and Brenda and fourteen great-grandchildren., Her family would also like to express a "special thank you" to Mike Hedin, Diana Dodson, and Dan Walsh for their visits to her at her home. Always feisty, she said "come see me when I'm alive, not when I'm gone.", At Mom's request, there will be no funeral or memorial service because, in her words, "I don't want all that fuss and bother."



Ruth Marie (Guyer) Meaghers

Ruth Marie (Guyer) Meaghers died from complications of Alzheimer's disease on May 27, 2011. Ruth was born August 12, 1920, to Arle and Harriet Hatchitt Guyer of Waterloo, IA. During the Depression, the family migrated to California where her father set up Piggly-Wiggly grocery stores in the mining camps along the Truckee River, later settling near relatives in the Palm Springs area. Ruth married Nelson Lee Meaghers on May 4, 1939, and moved to Huntington Park, CA, where son Michael Lee and daughter Claudia Jean (Susie) were born. The family moved to Stevenson, WA, in 1947. Ruth was co-owner-bookkeeper-office manager of Meaghers Chevrolet for more than 30 years and also managed their rental properties. Ruth was active in her community as a Girl Scout leader, a regional coordinator for the Red Cross, a founding member of Stevenson Baptist Church, a Grand Worthy Matron of Eastern Star, a City Councilwoman, and a mayoral candidate. She later worked as a school secretary for the Skamania School District until she retired. She enjoyed politics, league bowling, traveling in their motorhome, their beach house in Klipsan Beach, oil painting, and spending special time with her grandchildren., After Nelson's death in 1984, Ruth moved to Salem, OR, near her youngest grandchildren., Welcoming her into Heaven are her husband Nelson and her son-in-law Ken Bossman., Surviving are her son, Michael (Deb) of Salem; daughter, Susie Bossman of Washougal, WA; grandchildren, Derrick Meaghers, Sean Bossman, Curt Bossman, all of Washington, Nicole (Meaghers) Abbott of Salem, and Brienne (Meaghers) Hays of Lincoln, NE; 11 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren., Ruth was joyous in her Christian walk and will be greatly missed by all whose lives were touched by her loving light., A celebration of her life is planned for June 18, 2011, 2:00 p.m., Emmanuel Baptist Church, 8512 Sunnyview Rd. NE, Salem, OR., Please sign Ruth's Guest Book at




Swan Swanson, age 85, a resident of Fir Island passed away Thursday, June 2, 2011., Arrangements are pending at Kern Funeral Home, and a complete obituary will follow at a later date.



Samuel Hadley Blenman

Samuel Hadley BLENMAN Samuel Hadley Blenman passed away at the age of 75 in Seattle, WA on June 1, 2011. He had been ill for some time. Samuel was born March 28, 1936 in Panama City to Eva and Samuel Blenman. Samuel was the oldest of seven children. He went to school in Panama then moved to Kansas to attend Wichita State University, where he met the love of his life Shirley. On June 24, 1961 they were united in Holy Matrimony. He worked many years with the Boeing Company and also for the Army Corp. of Engineers. Samuel enjoyed sports, especially golfing and horse racing. He also excelled in track as a runner. Samuel enjoyed singing bass in the choir. He is survived by his daughter Marisa M. Blenman of Seattle, WA; two sisters, Vilma and Celia of Panama; two brothers, Carlos of Puerto Rico and Panama, and Walter of Panama. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Shirley, son Rodrigo and brothers Arndel and Mervyn. Inurnment will take place at Washington Memorial Park. Samuel loved his family and friends very much and he will be missed by all who knew him.



Samuel Joseph "Sam" Egeck

Sam was a senior at Woodinville High School and about to graduate, on June 8th. He was enlisted in the, and was departing for boot camp in August. Sam loved 4-wheeling, dirt biking and all outdoor activities. This past year Sam and his dad enjoyed modifying his "prize" jeep., Sam is survived by his father, Ken; mother, Debra; sister, Caitlin; grandparents, Richard and Patricia Egeck, Marilyn Howard, and Charles (Wes) Hurlocker, Jr.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and loved by all that shared in his life., In lieu of flowers, please donate to Riderdown Foundation in his memory., A celebration of life will be held at Woodinville High School, Tuesday evening, June 7, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.



Scott Bostwick

1961-2011 Scott Bostwick, 49, of Maryville, Mo., died Sunday, June 5, 2011, at St. Francis Hospital in Maryville. Scott was born June 22, 1961, in Omaha, Neb., to Robert Bostwick and June Staab Bostwick Blair. He was a 1979 graduate of Omaha North High School and he received his bachelor's degree from Nebraska Wesleyan, where he was a four-year letter winner and was inducted into the University's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006. He was united in marriage to Susan Marie Duckworth, December 30, 1988, in Omaha. They have two children, Leah and Eric. Scott was named the 18th head football coach at Northwest Missouri State University in December 2010. Prior to that, he had been the football team's defensive coordinator since 1994. As Northwest's defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, he was the 2007 American Football Coaches Association Assistant Coach of the Year and was part of a coaching staff that won 12 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association championships, three NCAA national championships and led the Bearcats to seven title game appearances in the last 13 seasons. In addition, Scott coached 20 defensive players who combined to appear on numerous All-America teams, and he coached 54 Bearcats who combined to earn 83 All-MIAA honors. Throughout his years as a coach, Scott made a positive impact on the lives of hundreds of student-athletes, not only as a coach, but also as a mentor and a friend. Scott also was defensive coordinator at Nebraska Wesleyan from 1986 to 1990 and at Western Washington University from 1990 to 1994. He was a member of the St. Gregory Barbarigo Catholic Church and the Elk's Lodge, of Maryville; and the AFCA. Scott is survived by his wife, Sue, and children, Leah and Eric, of the home. He is also survived by his parents: June Blair and Robert Bostwick, both of Omaha; brothers: Todd (Ginger) Bostwick, Omaha; Brent Bostwick, Omaha and Chad (Kelly) Bostwick, Warrensburg, Mo.; sisters: Robin (George) Weingaertner, Omaha; Julie (Jon) Ish, Omaha; Debra (Tom) Clark, Omaha; and Leslie (Matt) Patterson, Omaha; step-father: Gary Blair, Omaha; step-brothers: Jon Blair, Maxwell Blair, Marlon Blair and Magdeil Blair, all of Omaha; and a step-sister: Lemmy Wright, Omaha. A Celebration of Life will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 9, 2011, at Bearcat Stadium where the family invites the public to embrace a game-day atmosphere. A public viewing will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts with a memorial service to follow at 7 p.m. in the Mary Linn Auditorium. The family invites the public to a tailgate gathering following the Celebration of Life service. Private interment will be at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Leah and Eric Bostwick Education Fund in care of Nodaway Valley Bank. Price Funeral Home, (



Shirley Ann Howard

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 2:00 PM 

Shirley Ann Howard, 79, left us to be with Jesus on May 25, 2011, from the home of her son, Rev. Thomas Howard of Fernwood, ID. She was born November 21, 1931, to Ira and Evelyn (Jennings) Barker at East Wenatchee, WA. 



Tina Marie Lacerenza

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Viola Santamaria

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William Alfred "Bill" Mahoney

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 9:31 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home YAKIMA - William A. "Bill" Mahoney went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, June 3, 2011, surrounded by his family.



William Earl "Bill" Killion

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William John "Bill" Kasper

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 Reid

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 5:28 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Sept. 13, 1919 - June 4, 2011 

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