Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Washington Obituaries 06/08/2011


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




Ann passed away at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, WA, Monday, May 30, 2011., Ann was born November 29, 1932 in Mount Vernon, WA to Cecil and Louise (Lilienthal) White., Ann's childhood home was in Avon Allen of Mount Vernon, WA. Ann was a graduate of Mount Vernon High School and attended Washington State University. Go Cougars!, Ann married Wallace L. Fernie on February 1, 1953. Wallace passed away January 15, 1968. Ann continued to raise her 3 children on the family Jersey Farm in Sedro Woolley, WA., In 1979 Ann married Elmer D. Larson and resided in Roy WA. The Jersey Cow was their passion. Ann and Elmer raised and developed a nationally recognized, registered Jersey Herd. Ann was a leader, member and participant of many dairy organizations and clubs and spent the better part of her life working very hard to promote the Jersey breed of cattle. Ann spent many a day at Cattle Classifications, County and State Fairs, Cattle Sales to her involvement in Genetic Research., Ann also loved to travel. She opened up "The Old Farm House Quilt Shop" on the Larson Family Farm in Roy, WA. Ann and Elmer traveled many times back east to find Amish quilts and visited many dairyman and dairy farms along the way. What fun Ann had and the friends Ann and Elmer made! Many good times were shared between the Larson, Nash and Wolf's in their many adventures. Ann loved her family and friends very much., Ann had the most beautiful begonias in her garden; Ann was hard working, an astute business woman, and never knew a stranger., After dispersal of the herd in 1990, Ann and Elmer stayed on the farm until 1996 and then moved to Burlington, WA. In 2007 they made their home at Mountain Glen Retirement Community in Mount Vernon, WA., Ann is survived by her son Mike (Debbie) Fernie of Sedro Woolley, WA; daughter, Lisa (Don) Dellinger of Conway, WA; daughter, Jeanine (Craig) Campadore of Puyallup, WA; son Ron (Sara) Larson of Elbe,WA; Ann is also survived by her sister Joan Koffel of Wenatchee, WA; along with 19 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and our special family, Bounma and Vilavanh Bounthysavath and their children Steven (Marissa) Teplasy, John, Adam, Andrew; and 2 great-grandsons., Ann was preceded in death by her parents Cecil & Louise White, a son Timothy J. Fernie, and husband Elmer D. Larson., A memorial service and celebration of Ann's life will be held Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 11:00 am; located at Central United Methodist Church, 1013 Polte Road in Sedro Woolley, WA. A luncheon and refreshments will follow by the Skagit/Island County Dairy Wives., In Lieu of flowers, memorial remembrances can be made to: Virginia Mason Foundation, In Memory of Ann L. Larson, Multiple Sclerosis Fund, P.O. Box 1930 M/S D1-MF, Seattle, WA 98111; or AJCC Research Foundation, American Jersey Cattle Club, In Memory of Ann L. Larson, 6486 East Main Street Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068-2362., You may share your memories of Ann, and sign her online guest register at, Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, 1825 E. College Way, Mount Vernon.




After high school, Tony enlisted in the Oregon National Guard. He discovered a great purpose in the National Guard, and had passion for serving and defending this nation. He completed his basic training at Fort Benning, GA, and was attending his AIT (Advanced Individual Training) at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. He was talking of voluntarily deploying to the Middle East, where he felt he could help and make a difference. He also showed interest in pursuing a fire fighting career through the National Guard., Tony had a zest for life, and lived each day to its fullest. He was outgoing and made friends with ease. He will be remembered with love., Tony passed away on May 27, 2011, in Maryland. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 11, 2011, in Willamette National Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, June 10, 2011, at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home.



Agustina Reta

On June 5, 2011, Agustina Reta's final prayer request was answered as she quietly passed to her Heavenly Home. She was born August 20, 1933 in Guanajuato, Mexico to Ramon and Alvina Perez. Having a homemaker's heart, Agustina enjoyed sewing and gardening. An active church member, her faith was very important to her. Preceded in death by her husband, Jose Reta and daughter Amelia Gonzales; Agustina is survived by her children: Jose M. (Berta), Idolina (Enrique), Ramon (Elizabeth), Sulema (Antonio), Leida (Michael) and Viola; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Visitation hours are scheduled for Thursday, June 9, 5 to 8 pm at Gillies Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted Friday, June 10, 11:00 am in Gillies Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Nooksack Cemetery. You are invited to share your memories and condolences in the online guest book at



Aina Beckman

Aina Lillian BECKMAN Aina Beckman, 87, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 2, 2011 in Seattle, WA. She was born to Martin and Viola Granstrom in Evanston, IL on Aug. 10, 1923. Aina is survived by her beloved husband of 64 years, Stan; daughters, Janice (Rick) Perry, Marlys Sage, Kathleen (David) Compton and Dianne (Mark) Engelbrekt; and grandchildren, Annika (Brandon) DiNovi, Jeremy, Max and Lily; brother, Richard (Trudy) Granstrom; and sister, Doris Johnson. Aina was preceded in death by her granddaughter Mikelle. Services will be held Friday, June 10th, beginning with viewing at 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM and Funeral Service at 1:00 PM at the Chapel of the Resurrection Funeral Home (located on the grounds of Cedar Park Church), 16300 - 112th Avenue NE, Bothell, WA. In lieu of flowers, please send remembrances to the Seattle Children's Chorus 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.



Antoinette Carmel "Anita" Sinaly

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Anton Dewey Kuljis

Anton D. Kuljis 2/6/1917 - 6/3/2011 Anton Dewey Kuljis, Born February 6, 1917, Died June 3, 2011. He went to be with his Beloved Wife Evelyn. Our dad was a Shipwright and Commercial Fisherman. He was a 60 yr. member of the Carpenters Union. Born in Tacoma, WA, he was raised in Old Town. He served in the Navy during



Arne G. Crabtree

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A celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 11, at 2 p.m., at The Solid Rock Community Church in Hermiston, OR. She will be buried next to her parents in Fort Towson, OK, later this fall., Mrs. Crutchfield was born February 9, 1922, in Choctaw Co., OK, to James E. Rose and Mattie L. (Hutchins) Rose. She was the eldest of 8 children., Survivors include children, Joyce Lynn of Illinois; Martha Johnson of Kennewick; Debra Ree Decker of Boardman OR; Beth I. Purves of Irrigon, OR; and James Eric Crutchfield of Kennewick; sisters, Dorothy Lynn of TX; Trudy Hansen of TX; brothers, Charles E. Rose of OK; Billy Don Rose of OK; Roy Dean Rose of TX; and many grandchildren and great grandchildren who she loved dearly.




Betty Jane Decker, 72, of Manson, WA, went home to be with Jesus on June 3, 2011. She lived her life with love, joy, passion, grace and humility, always serving and giving to others. She was born to Fred and Edith Leonard on March 10, 1939, in Norristown, Pennsylvania. As a young child, her family moved to Wallula, WA, where she spent the rest of her childhood and met the love of her life, Jim Decker. They were married June 15, 1957, in Kennewick, WA, and then moved to the Seattle area where they raised their family. After Jim's retirement in June 1995, they moved to Manson, WA., Her love of life and people kept her continually involved in the community there working at Wapato Point, Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store and Mill Bay Casino. If God finds pleasure watching us do what we were created for, he definitely found pleasure in watching Betty in her role as wife, mom, grandma, sister and friend. All who knew her were continually blessed by her gift of candy making, baking and cooking skills which she loved to share.




Beverly met Julius Johnson by chance at the Union Railroad Station in Chicago and after a brief courtship they married at his family home on Diamond Lake in Cable, Wisconsin, on July 10, 1943. Soon after, they began their adventure out West and became original residents of Richland. After only 24 years of marriage, her husband Julius died in 1967. She learned how to drive, took over the finances and raised her children alone, becoming the center of the universe for her family., Beverly was most proud of and will be remembered for her many years as an obstetrics nurse at Kadlec Hospital. She was widely known as a gifted story teller, wonderful letter writer and her 'little gray house in the West' was always the neighborhood gathering place. She is survived by her four children, Kurt Johnson (Sherri), Deirdre Johnson, Charles Johnson (Tammara) Megan Cartmell (Dick); 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.



Barbara Ann Fuda

Barbara Ann Grohn FUDA At age 56, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, left us Saturday June 4, 2011 while surrounded by her loved ones following a courageous battle with cancer. Barb is survived by the love of her life and best friend, her devoted husband Robert, their children Melissa and Whitney, son-in-law Tim and grandchild Conner, sister Sharon, mother-in-law Ann, sister-in-law Gina and son Christopher, sister-in-law Michelle, husband Cameron, niece Madison and nephew Brandon as well as many other loving family members and friends. Barb was preceded in death by daughter Megan, her parents, father-in-law Joe and sister-in-law Debbie. Barb was a devoted employee of Safeway for 41 years. She served the West Seattle community with loyalty and dedication. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Hersman and staff, the oncology staff at Valley General Hospital, and the ICU unit. Barb will forever be remembered and loved deeply. We will miss her for all eternity. There will be a funeral Mass Friday June 10, 2011 at Holy Rosary in West Seattle at 3:00 pm.



Barbara Lynn Edwards Stevenson

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Belle Dorman Rugh

Belle Dorman RUGH June 8, 1908 ~ May 22, 2011 Born in Lebanon, Belle spoke English and Arabic. Following her BA (Vassar) and MA, she taught in Beirut. After marrying Douglas Rugh, she lived in China, Lebanon, and the US, and wrote three children's books. Known for her open heart and spirit, Belle loved engaging in wide-ranging conversations. Preceded in death by her husband, Belle is survived by daughters Molly Newcomb (Jerry) and June Rugh, grandsons Danny Newcomb (Andrea) and Gabe Newcomb (Nancy), and great-grandchildren Simone, Ailie, Theo, and Isaac. A memorial service will be held on June 12, 2 pm, at Seattle First Baptist Church. Sign Belle's on-line Guest Book at



Bertha Eva McQuade

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Betty Jane Decker

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 2:00 PM 

Betty Jane Decker, 72, of Manson, WA, went home to be with Jesus on June 3, 2011. She lived her life with love, joy, passion, grace and humility, always serving and giving to others.



Betty Jean McDONALD

Betty Jean McDONALD Born September 17, 1926 in Portland, OR; died June 5, 2011 at her home in the presence of her family. Loving mother of Jim (Suki), Nanette Pirak (John), Sharon Larson (Doug), Gerry (Dorinda), Christina McDonald (Robert De Cicco), Dick (Ginny), Pat (Rebecca Durham), Colleen Spicer (Al). Also survived by her 21 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Carl Illig, a large extended family; and many friends. She is preceded in death in 1984 by Walter, her loving husband of 37 years. Betty was a long time parishioner of St. Benedict Parish. Many of the women family members will be wearing hats in honor of Mom's joy of life and we would like to invite the women attending to wear hats if they wish. Recitation of the Rosary will be held Thursday, June 9th at 7 PM at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey Chapel 508 N. 36th St., Seattle Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, June 10th at 12 noon at St. Benedict Church 1805 N 49th St., Seattle, 98103. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society in care of St. Benedict Church (address as above). Please sign the on-line Guest Book at



Beverly Gwen Jewell

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 8:00 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

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Brittney Danielle Davis

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Bud Axtell

Bud Axtell, 90, of Vancouver, WA, passed away Fri., June 3, 2011 at home. He was born May 19, 1921 in Amherst, NE., Bud worked in plumbing most of his life, moving to Vancouver in 1962. He operated ABS Plumbing for 20 years., Bud enjoyed the Oregon dunes, traveling, boating, and was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge for over 50 years., Bud is survived by his wife of 62 years, Genevieve Axtell; daughter, Lynda; son, Larry; sister, Grace; and six grandchildren., He was preceded in death by his son, Lannis Axtell., Funeral arrangements will be held on Sat., June 11, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. at Evergreen Memorial Gardens., Please sign Bud's guest book at:



Charles Bruce "Chuck" Carolan

Charles (Chuck) Bruce CAROLAN Charles (Chuck) Bruce Carolan was born in Denver, Co. on March 2, 1930 and died peacefully on May 30, 2011 in Auburn, Wa. He faced Alzheimer's with courage and humor. Chuck spent his childhood in Forsyth, Mt. and his teen years in the Seattle area. He served in the US Army and attended Montana College in Billings. After teaching at a one-room school, he worked at Boeing and McDonnell Douglas as a Quality Control Representative, spending 4 years stationed in London and traveling to many European countries. Chuck never met a car he didn't like, and his passionate hobbies included restoring antique and classic cars, antique clocks, and remodeling houses. Like many good Irishmen, Chuck's storytelling, sense of humor, and one-liners kept family and friends entertained. The family wants to especially thank Henry and Helen for the loving care they gave Chuck the past three years in their home. Preceded in death by his son, Michael, Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Rosellen; his sister Joedelle Fraser; daughters Jolene (Denis) Hebert, Michelle (Dave) Reid, and Suzie (Jamie) Burton; and daughter-in-law Jennifer Carolan. Chuck was grandfather to seven: Richard, Gillian, Carrie, DJ, Dana, Charlie, and Rachel; and great-grandfather to Sammie, Taylor, and Olivia. A memorial service will be held on June 15th at 3:00 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church in Auburn. Remembrances may be made to Providence Hospice of Seattle Foundation or to the Respite Care Program at Auburn Senior Center.



Clay Frank Huntington

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Cleo Maxine Freyberg

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Clouie Lee Greenway

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 2:00 PM 

Clouie Lee Greenway, 60, born March 5, 1951, went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 21, 2011. She was a resident of Highline Care Center in East Wenatchee, but she made her home in the Chelan Valley before she was stricken with many health issues.



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



Cora Pauline Bennigson

Pauline was born in Warner, Alberta. She graduated from Sacred Heart School of Nursing 1948, married Thomas Kauffman and had two children, son Thomas (Debra) and daughter Cynthia. She married Myron (Mike) Bennigson in 1960. Polly and Mike spent many enjoyable years at their summer home on Lake Coeur d'Alene while operating McMillans shoe store in downtown Spokane. She continued her career in retail at the Bon Marche and retired from Dodson's Jewelers. Polly is survived by her children and grandchildren, Kelly and Mark (Holly) Kauffman. Mother, Grandmother, friend; she will be missed. Graveside Service at Fairmount Memorial Park, 5200 W. Wellesley Ave., Friday, June 10, 2011, 11:00am.



Craig J. Twinn

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Darlene worked as a medical assistant as well as many years in the health insurance field in customer service., In her early 50's, she decided to go back to school and received a 4.0 GPA in massage therapy. It was then that she realized her true love of helping others with their health. She was a member of the American Massage Therapist Association and was nationally certified in Massage Therapy., Darlene enjoyed Sunday morning church services, fishing, camping, hiking, crafts and her 4 grandchildren whom she adored., Darlene is survived by her son, Dennis Smoot and his son Logan of Bellevue; daughter Donniel and her husband Patrick Louderback and their children Bryce, Jacob and Sara of Benton City; brother Ernie Shreve, Sr. of Tacoma; and sister Donna and Willy Javines of Kent; as well as a large extended family., She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Betty Venard, brother Dale Venard and nephew Cedar Reyes (Javines).



DEATH NOTICE: Larry Bobisud

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:00 AM 

Larry E. Bobisud of Moscow died Monday, June 6, at Good Samaritan Village. He was 71. Arrangements are pending with Short's Funeral Chapel, Moscow. [...] 




Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:00 AM 

Oba A. McCoy of Moscow died Tuesday, June 7 at his home. He was 77. Services are pending and will be announced by Short's Funeral Chapel, Moscow. [...]



DEATH NOTICE: Ruth O. Reilly

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:00 AM 

Ruth A. O'Reilly, 92, a longtime resident of Potlatch, Idaho, died Monday, June 6, 2011, at the Gritman Medical Center in Moscow, Idaho. Arrangements are pending with Kramer Funeral Home, Palouse, Wash. [...]




Pops lived in the Tri Cities for 33 years with his wife of 43 years, Dee, where they raised their children. Pops was an incredibly unselfish, caring man. He touched and changed the lives of many people. He had a very strong sense of family and it was very important to him to keep family unity alive.




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Daniel J. Riehle

Passed away on June 2, 2011 in Spokane, WA. Daniel was a long time resident of the Tum Tum area where he farmed and did contracting work until a stroke in 2007. Daniel is survived by his wife of 69 years, Ruth J. Riehle; four children, Joanne Dickison (Deer Park), Joyce Koch (Niagara Falls, NY), Kathleen Laurie (Tacoma), and Daniel C. Riehle (Deer Park); nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Preceded in death by five brothers; one sister and one grandson. Visitation Saturday, June 11, 2011 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Monday, June 13, 2011, Lake Spokane Community Church, 6418 HWY 291, Nine Mile Falls, WA 99026. He will be laid to rest 10:00 A.M., Monday, June 13, 2011 at Fairmount Memorial Park. Please send memorial contributions to Lake Spokane Community Church, 6418 HWY 291, Nine Mile Falls, WA 99026.



Death Notice - Isabel MacDonald

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 4:44 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

June 6, 2011 



Death Notice - Joyce Hunter

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 4:36 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 27, 1950 - June 7, 2011 



Donald Blair

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 4:09 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Dec. 28, 1926 - June 4, 2011 



Donald Ralph Silver

Born February 1, 1939; went home to be with his Lord and Savior on June 4, 2011. He was born in La Grande, OR., Pastor Don served his Lord faithfully for many years with Pastor Bob Smith at Community Bible Chapel. He became a "Fishers of men" and many came to know the Lord through his service to the Lord. He was instrumental in helping those struggling with addictions and loved his ministry. He was preceded in death by his parents. Don leaves behind his beloved wife Amy and his four children Matthew (Theresa), Mead, WA. Nathan and John Silver and Heather Parker (Dave) from Marysville, WA. Stepdaughter Vicky Swanbeck, Seattle, WA and stepson Scott Swanbeck (Lauri) from Nampa, ID. Twin sister Donna Mae Johnston (Perry) of Wallawa, OR. Numerous grandchildren, one great- granddaughter and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at Mt. Spokane Church on Friday June 10th at 2:30. Please join us in celebrating Don's life and ministry. Well done my good and faithful servant. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Mt. Spokane Church at 6311E. Mt. Spokane Park Dr., Mead, WA 99021. Arrangements entrusted to:



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:



Dorothy Mary Schaefer

SCHAEFER, Dorothy Mary, Dorothy was born Decem-ber 28, 1914 in Victoria, British Columbia to Elizabeth Loretta (née Donnelly) and Joseph James Vincent Black. In 1919 the family relocated to Saskatchewan when her father's employer transferred him there. A few years later they went to Ontario, Canada for a short period and then moved permanently to Southern California. Dorothy attended St. Mary's Academy in Inglewood, CA where she was the youngest student in the class of 1930, graduating when she was only 15. After attending Los Angeles City College for two years, she enrolled in Queen of Angels School of Nursing from which she received her RN in 1935. She worked as a nurse in Los Angeles hospitals until 1941 when she married William Franklin Grimes with whom she raised eight children. In 1964 Dorothy went back to work as a nurse and she continued to work part time until the age of 73. Bill died in 1980 and two years later Dorothy married Raymond Schaefer, a widower fifteen years her senior. They traveled the globe taking 20 trips in the seven years they had together before Ray died in 1989. Shortly after that Dorothy moved to a condo in Spokane, WA to be nearer to her three youngest daughters and their families. She spent her retirement doing volunteer work and helping to care for her growing brood of grandchildren. In 2002 she moved to a "granny flat" attached to her daughter's home. She remained quite active into her 90s until last year when failing health necessitated her to move to North Central Care Center., She was preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Elizabeth Loretta Black, her first husband, William F. Grimes, her second husband Raymond P. Schaefer, her eldest daughter Mara Jo (formerly Patricia Mary) Grimes, and her great-granddaughter Rachel Marie Grimes. She is survived by seven children: William (Judith) Grimes of Sunland, CA, David (Diane) Grimes of Somis, CA, Kathleen (Kent) Freiburghouse of Redondo Beach, CA, Raymond (Deborah) Grimes of Bremerton, WA, Cecilia (Stephen) Elias of Spokane, WA, Mary Ann (Michael) Carey of Spokane, WA, and Barbara (John) Gale of Nine Mile Falls, WA. She is also survived by Shari (David) Stockwell of Martinez, CA, adoptive parents of her daughter Mara's children. Her descendants number twenty grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren (including two who are expected in the next few months)., Dorothy loved working as a nurse, going to Mass (several times a week if she could manage it), singing (to herself and others), cooking (especially for a big crowd), reading murder mysteries, doing crossword puzzles, playing card games with her grandchildren (for money), and getting her hair done. Most of all she loved watching over her family who will remember her as a generous and caring mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt., Her family is extremely grateful to Dorothy's physician of 15 years, Dr. Michael Parisot, to her in-home caregivers, especially Alice and Julie, who enabled her to remain at home as long as possible, and to the staff of North Central Care Center who took such loving care of her in the last year. Inurnment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Spokane.



Dory S. Myers

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Elsie Almeda (Ericson) Frayling, age 101, was called to her eternal reward, to be reunited with her beloved husband, Ted and daughter Eileen, on Sunday, May 30, 2011., She was born March 31, 1910, near Courtland in Republic County, Kansas. She was educated in the public schools there and at Central College in Kansas City. She followed a career in secretarial-accounting work, holding positions in various schools in the cities where her husband was employed in radio work. She retired from Jefferson Elementary School in 1976., She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church and served there as secretary and in various other capacities such as President of the Lutheran Womens group and librarian., She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Ted; daughter Eileen; brothers Carl and Arnold., She is survived by granddaughters Kim Eddings (John) of Chino Hills, CA and Jennifer Thomas of McKinney, TX; great grandsons Joshua Thomas of McKinney, TX, Theodore, David and Bryan Eddings of Chino Hills, CA; nephew Michael Postlewait (Sharon) of Overland, KS; special Goddaughter Kristen (Alan) Shore of Bellingham, WA, A memorial service will be held Friday, July 15, 2011, 2:00 p.m. at Salem Lutheran Church, 2529 LaVenture Road, Mt. Vernon., Memorial donations may be sent to Salem Lutheran Memorial Fund., Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home of Mount Vernon.




Gene was born and raised in Whitman County, WA, on December 31, 1917. He married Edith Birdsell on March 28, 1943, prior to being deployed to England with the Army Air Force.



Edgar George "Ed" Gisby

Edgar G. Gisby, known as "Ed" to friends and family, passed away Saturday, June 4th, 2011., One of the nicest, most giving people ever, who was loved by everyone. He will be greatly missed., Funeral on Friday, June 10th at Evergreen Memorial Gardens at 10a.m., Please sign Edgar's Guest Book at



Edward Mitchell LEE

Edward Mitchell LEE Noted jazz trumpeter and music educator, Ed Lee, passed away on Friday, June 3rd after a long battle with cancer. Ed was born in Institute, WV and came to Seattle in the 60s as a member of the 21st U.S. Army Band at Ft. Lewis. He performed with the Joe Brazil Quintet in the '60s; traveled with road companies for the musicals 'Hair' and 'Bubbling Brown Sugar' and for performers such as Lou Rawls, the Temptations and the Four Tops. Before his death, he played with the big band Roadside Attraction and the funk band Carousel as well as his own jazz group. Ed appeared on award-winning CDs and loved performing at local club venues and jazz festivals. For over thirty years, 'Mr. Lee' was a music educator in the Seattle and Renton Public Schools as well as a private instructor. Ed was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Jerry. He is survived by his wife Marti, son Nathan, stepson Mitch Andrews, sisters Will Ella Jackson (Smyrna, DE) and Helen Randolph (Boston, MA) and sister-in-law Mildred Lee (Hyattsville, MD). Also surviving him are numerous nieces and nephews and many, many beloved friends and former students. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, June 11th at 11am at Bonney Watson Funeral Home, 1732 Broadway (on Capitol Hill) in Seattle. A celebration of his life will follow at the New Orleans Restaurant in Pioneer Square from 1-4pm. All who knew Ed are invited to share these times of remembrance and the music that he loved.



Elizabeth Janice King

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 8:00 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

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Ervin E Tynan

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Eugene Norman Loe

Gene passed away June 4, 2011, of natural causes at Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane, WA. He was born September 4, 1924 in Plummer, ID, where he lived all of his life until assisted living was required. He was the son of George Samuel Loe and Iva Gennet (Beaudreau) Loe. He was preceded in death by his wife, Harriet, and daughter, Carol Jean Houser. He is survived by his sons Ronald Loe of Spokane, WA, Kenneth Loe of Lapwai, ID; daughter Connie Pentland of Kuna, ID; stepsons Bill Braid of Spokane, WA, Terry Braid of Rathdrum, ID, Jim Braid of Medical Lake, WA; and stepdaughter Dia Tucker of Seattle, WA; also 15 grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Brothers and sisters preceding him in death were Lila Richel, Ralph Loe, Mildred Loe, Albert Loe and Georgia Shattuck. Brothers and sisters surviving him are Marybelle Grey, Jim Loe, Nadine Bruce, Minnie Quinn, Eldon Loe, LaVonne Buster and Lucille Jones. Gene graduated from Plummer High School in 1942. He joined the, and fought in Germany in World War II, was wounded in action and awarded a, . He was hospitalized in Paris, so he always said he had been to Paris and didn't like it that much. He farmed for Elmer Whitman for awhile, and then went to work at the Plummer pole yard where he worked for 19 years. In December 1964 he went to work for the highway department where he worked for the next 19 years, retiring November 30, 1984. He married Mary Sifford on July 14, 1947 and they were divorced in 1966. He was also married for a time to Floraine Bedwell, divorcing in 1974. He met Harriet Petty and discovered a mutual love of dancing, life and each other. They married on January 29, 1977. He was an avid hunter, loved to dance and also played on various teams through the years for pool, darts and bowling. He was a hard worker and although he did not have a wood burning stove himself, spent a lot of time cutting firewood for others, which he continued to do until he was 80 years old. He also loved farming and often worked in his spare time helping Tom Freeberg on his farm. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and was always willing to lend a helping hand wherever it was needed. He was known and loved by many and will be missed by all. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2011, at Christian Life Fellowship Church in Plummer, followed by a time of food and memories. Please visit Gene's online guestbook at



Frances Leona Creager

Frances Leona CREAGER Frances Leona Creager, 89, of Renton, Washington, died June 2, 2011, at Cascade Vista Convalescent Center in Redmond, WA surrounded by family and prayers. She was born August 23, 1921 in Sutton, Nebraska, the daughter of Gothlief and Alma Untersher. She was the middle child of 4 siblings. On June 6, 1951, she married Homer Creager in Renton, Washington. At 17 years old Frances left home after she graduated from Clay Center High School. During World War II she worked at Remington Arms making bullets and later became an inspector. She then traveled to rainy WA to work on the B-29 bomber. She installed cables, air ducts and ammunition boxes for the tail gunners. After the war she did upholstery for the commercial airplanes. Before her marriage she was working on getting her pilot license. When she got tired of the rain in Washington she would go back to Colorado. Frances learned to drive and square dance after the death of her husband in 1967. The Renton Senior Center was her home away from home. She learned Hawaiian dancing and tap dance there. She belonged to the sewing group - crocheting, knitting, and embroidery work. She traveled to many different places including Hawaii, Israel, Egypt, Greece, Panama Canal, Jamaica, Thomas Islands, and Mexico. August was her month to can vegetables and fruits from her big garden. She also played bingo with her friends. Mrs. Creager was preceded in death by her husband, Homer, her parents and older siblings Wilma and Milton Untersher. She is survived by her younger sister Dorothy of Illinois; 11 children: Charles (Mike) Creager, Angola, IND; Patrick Creager (Chris), Donald Creager (Pat), Marlene Pelegri (Carl), David Creager, Larry Creager, each of Renton; twins Dean Creager, Renton and Doreen March (Jim) of Sumner, WA; Jerry Creager, Renton; Vickie Rasmussen (Tom) and June Tobakos of Loveland, Colo. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great grandchildren. The service will be held Wednesday at 1:30 pm at Greenwood Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Renton.



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.



Frederick G. Plumb

Frederick G. Plumb 4-29-37 6-2-11 Husband, Father, Grandfather, Friend and ex-Marine. Fred was preceded by his wife Joann, 2009. He is survived by daughters Maureen, Brenda (Joe), Sue (Todd); son Jason (Melody); 8 grandchildren; brother, Everett; sister, Susan; many family and friends in Tacoma and Spokane. Fred was Fife High graduate (1957) and enjoyed golfing, boating, motorcycles and family outings. A memorial gathering will be held in Spokane. Donations may be made to the




Gerald R. O'Brien passed away Friday, June 3, 2011, at Skagit Valley Hospital surrounded by his loving family., He was born in Burlington, Washington on November 24, 1925, to Edson and Estella (Bradford) O'Brien., Gerald had fought a courageous three-year battle against cancer., Gerald was quiet, reserved and extremely honest. He was always careful not to hurt or embarrass anyone. He loved his family deeply and with great loyalty always putting their needs and wishes ahead of his. Daughter Geri could wrap him around her little finger and melt his heart! He was a faithful churchgoer until illness intervened., He was a creative and talented man who could build and repair anything. If parts were not readily available, he could manufacture what was needed. He loved carpentry and was happiest when building, whether it was the three homes he built for his family or building very unique birdhouses. He also enjoyed motorcycling and golfing with special friends. He hit three holes-in-one while a member of the Skagit Golf and Country Club., When he was young, he was an avid skier and courted his wife, Edith, on the ski slopes at Mount Baker. The courtship was successful and they were married April l6, 1949. One daughter, Geri Lynn, completed the family., From 1948 to 1954 Gerald and his brother, Frank, owned O'Brien's Market Grocery Store. He was employed at Darigold for several years prior to becoming Chief Refrigeration Engineer at Termicold (now Americold). He retired May 1, l985., Gerald is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Edith (Williamson); daughter and son-in-law, Geri Lynn and Chuck Motson; brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Maxine O'Brien; nephew and wife, Mike and Marilynn O'Brien and their son Jeff. Other survivors include brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bert and Susan Williamson; sister-in-law, Martha Williamson; special nieces and nephews, Sara (Scott) Lemke, Tim (Hilary) Williamson, Jean (Kevin) Markert and Peggy Williamson. Others dear to his heart were Stuart and Rudy Williamson, Emily and Ian Markert to whom he was also "Uncle Gerald". Several cousins also survive him., His parents, parents-in-law, several aunts and uncles, and his brother-in-law Jay Williamson preceded him in death., Gerald's family wishes to express gratitude to the ICU Staff at Skagit Valley Hospital for their compassionate and loving care of, Gerald and the family with a special thank you to Nurse Jill. Thanks are also expressed to the staff at Mira Vista Care Center, to Dr. Mathey and the staff of North Puget Oncology and Dr. Eric Stark. We will be forever grateful to Pastor Edd Denton of the Avon Methodist Church for his spiritual and wise counseling guiding the family through this sad time with grace and caring support., A graveside service for family and friends will be held Monday, June 13 at 10:00 a.m. at the Burlington Cemetery. A memorial service follows at 11:00 a.m. at the Avon Methodist Church with a social time in the church reception room. For those who would like to pay their respects, an informal viewing will be held Friday, May 10th from 9 am to 5 pm at Hulbush Funeral Home in Burlington., In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Avon Methodist Church or the



George L. Petoff Sr.

George L. PETOFF, Sr. A Seattle resident since 1963, George was born April 2,1924 in Newcomb, NY and died June, 4, 2011 in Seattle, He was preceded in death by his parents Pena and Charles Petoff, brother Roger Petoff, and daughter Carol Jane Petoff. He is survived by his sister Marina Smith of Gloversville, NY, his wife of 58 years, Marjorie Anne Petoff; daughter Diana Turner (Michael), son George (Christine), and daughter Mary Anne Atzbach (Jay), six grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family. George was one of only three children (all siblings) born on the Robert Pruyn Great Adirondack Camp (now known as the Santanoni Preserve). In 1935 the family moved to a farm near Gloversville,NY. There George helped with tilling the 26 acre farm, planting the seeds, tending the vegetable crops, harvesting and marketing the crops, a successful and profitable operation even during the great depression of the time. The farm legacy lives on in the form of the Petoff Garden apartments built on land donated by the family. He graduated from Broadalbin, NY High School in 1942, then enlisted in the Army Air Corps during WW II and was called to active duty in January 1943. After attending a number of training courses leading to graduation from Bombardier school, George was assigned to a B-29 crew of the 73rd Bomb Wing 497 BG and was sent to Saipan in the Marianas Islands for combat duty. He flew 35 combat missions over mainland Japan, earning the Distinguished Flying Cross and Air Medal with 6 oak leaf clusters. George graduated with honors from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1951 earning a Mechanical Engineering degree. He worked for Chance Vought Air Craft and the University of Wichita Industrial Research Foundation before joining the Boeing Company for a 32 year career including engineering assignments in wind tunnel model design and computer aided design, last plane worked on was the B-2 Bomber. After retirement in 1987 he and Marjorie travelled throughout the United States, spending time in all 50 states, many Canadian provinces, and his parents homeland Bulgaria. George was a member of Southminster Presbyterian Church since 1964 and a proud 18 year member of Alcoholics Anonymous. Celebration of Life will be held Friday June 10, 2011 at 11:00 AM at Southminster Presbyterian Church 19834 8th Ave S. Des Moines. 206-878-8133. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation 845 3rd Ave, 6th Floor New York, NY 10022 or Camp Santanoni 1745 Main St. Keeseville, NY 12944.



Gerald Arthur "Jerry" La Rochelle

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Gertrude C. Lavin

LAVIN, Gertrude C., Born September 19, 1923 to John T. and Elizabeth McDonald Costello in Sprague, WA, the youngest of eight children. She passed away June 4, 2011 in Spokane. She attended St. Aloysius Elementary School, Holy Names Academy and Holy Names College. Gertrude was a woman of deep faith. The focus of her life was her family, immediate and extended. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed traveling, reading, gardening, knitting and entertaining. She was a volunteer tutor at Barton School for many years. She was a member of St. Augustine's Parish for 57 years and the Manito Country Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Thomas E. Lavin; her parents. She is survived by her sons: Patrick J. Lavin of Belmont, CA, Daniel P. Lavin of Seattle, Ted M. (Barb) Lavin of San Diego, CA; daughters: Elizabeth Lavin, Bridgid (Don) Kardong, and Sally Lavin all of Spokane; grandchildren: Kaitlin and Catherine Kardong, Nicholas, McKenna and Garrett Lavin; and a brother, John A. (Joanne) Costello of Seattle. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, June 11, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church, 428 W. 19th. Interment will be Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery, 7200 N. Wall St. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of the Holy Names, 2911 W. Ft. Wright Drive, Spokane WA 99224; The Ronald McDonald House, 1015 W. 5th, Spokane WA 99204; or the Morning Star Boys Ranch Foundation, PO Box 31330, Spokane WA 99223-3022. Please visit Gertrude's online tribute and leave a condolence at, Arrangements by



Gladys Teresa Smith

Gladys Teresa SMITH Gladys Teresa Smith passed away peacefully on May 30th 2011 at the age of 92 in her home in Kirkland. She was born in Perth Australia May 15th, 1919. In 1943, she met and married Francis H. Smith while he was stationed in Perth with the U.S. Navy during WWII. Shortly after their marriage, they relocated to Brisbane, Australia and as the War came to an end, stateside to Florida. Together they spent the next 20 years living through out the U.S until Francis retired from the Navy in San Diego in 1962. They moved to the Northwest in 1963 and enjoyed over 47 years of marriage until his passing in 1991. She was a member of St Louise Parish for over 40 years. Gladys was a housewife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She loved children, gardening, and family celebrations and was friendly and outgoing to everyone she met. We will miss her sharp wit and sense of humor. Gladys is survived by her 4 children: Robert (Jennifer) of Mukilteo, John (Kathryn) of Newcastle, David (Pam) of Kenmore and Jo Ann (Michael) of Redmond along with 6 grandchildren: Jeffrey, Karrie, Ashley, Brian, Katie, Nick and 2 great grandchildren, Meghan and McKenzie. Services will be held at 11 AM on June 13, 2011 at St Louise Catholic Church in Bellevue, WA. A reception will be held at the church following the mass. Inurnment will be at Sunset Hills Memorial Park at 2.30 PM. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family's on-line guest book at The family suggests remembrances to The American Heart Association .



Harold B. Johnston

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Horace Hugh Victor Peart

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Horace was born December 16, 1919, to Cleavy Cleveland and Belle Sarah Peart. He was the seventh of eight children, all of whom preceded him in death. He was the last of his generation.




On June 5, 2011 my beautiful wife of 37 years went home to be with her Savior Jesus Christ. She fought a hard and courageous battle with an extended illness but never lost her beautiful smile., Janie was employed by Skagit Valley College as a pre-school, . She touched many lives, always doing her job as a teacher in a caring way. It was really special to see kids that were adults and teens come up to her and thank her with a big hug for being their teacher., Together Janie and I had 4 beautiful children and were blessed with 9 amazing grandchildren whom she loved dearly. She made a difference in many lives and always lit up a room with her smile, that we will never forget., I thank the Lord for allowing me 37 beautiful years with her. She will forever be in my heart. "I love you Babe!", Janie Castilleja is survived by her devoted husband of 37 years, Frank Castilleja; daughter, Jessica Robinson and husband Jonas and their children Natasha, Conner, Paris, and Alysa; son, Frank Castilleja Jr. and wife Dornita and their children Miah and Brenna; daughter, Rosie Castilleja and husband Mike and their son Hunter; daughter, Sophia Castilleja and her daughter Jazmine. Janie also had a Miniature Dachshund named Hudson whom she loved very much and shared a special bond with. Hudson always brought out her smile. Janie is also survived by her mother, Concepcion Reyna; 4 brothers; 8 sisters; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins., She was preceded in death by her father, Manuel Reyna; and her grandson, Joshua Michael Delacruz., A viewing for Janie will be held on Thursday June 9, 2011 at Hawthorne Funeral Home, 1825 E. College Way in Mount Vernon from 10am - 4pm followed by a Rosary at St. Charles Catholic Church at 935 Peterson Rd. in Burlington from 7 pm - 8 pm., A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Charles Catholic Church on Friday June 10, 2011 at 1:00 pm followed by a Graveside Service at Hawthorne Memorial Park., Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.




John Clarence Wirth was a proud Irish, Catholic man who rose to heaven to reunite with his father, Clarence John, his mother Emma Julia Hastings Wirth, his sister Dorothy Elizabeth Holden, and his second son Thomas Paul Wirth on June 6, 2011. He was 82. He passed peacefully at his home in Pasco, WA, under the excellent care of his son Patrick and former wife, Nida Giemza., John was born in Pasco, WA, on May 16, 1929, and graduated from Pasco High School. 'Jack' led the Bulldogs to an undefeated season of football in 1947, and received a standing ovation when he was given his high school diploma. He traveled to St. Martins University and Eastern Washington College to play baseball and partake in the joys of college life. Jack worked as a machinist apprentice for the Northern Pacific Railroad for four years alongside his dad, the roundhouse foreman. He took his skills to Boeing for 6 years and after his fourth child, enlisted in the Air Force to ensure care for his growing family. The next 32 years of his life he served our country, supported nine adoring children, traveled the world and retired in his hometown of Pasco as a highly decorated Chief Master Sergeant. After earning his degree at Columbia Basin College, he worked as the Coordinator of Emergency Management for Benton County for 10 years., John loved watching movies, listening to big band music, playing poker, eating well-prepared food, dancing with his gals, throwing the best parties, and being surrounded by his many friends and his loving family. Jack is survived by his sister, Mary Brockway (Ronald); children, John (Sue), Sue Jonas (Rick), Pat (Felipa), Danny (Debbie), Peggy Lufkin (Ron), Mark (Deana), Mary Wirth, Catherine Palepoi (Lon); his first wife, Carolyn Rieffer; 16 grandkids; 11 and one-half great-grandkids; his 'son' Joe Sintos; and many nieces, nephews and other friends and family., John's viewing will be held at Mueller's Greenlee Funeral Home on Thursday, June 9, 2011, from 3 to 7 p.m. The family will greet guests between 5 and 6:30, and the rosary will follow., The Mass will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church at 2 p.m. on Friday, June 10.



Jack A. Welch

Life-time county resident Jack A. Welch, age 82 of Ferndale, was taken to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, June 5. He was born in Bellingham on August 9, 1928 and graduated from Bellingham High School in 1947. He married Twila Olson on February 8, 1948 and was employed at the Texaco Refinery in Anacortes for twenty-six years, retiring in 1983. Jack's priority was spending time with his family and he attended Northside Community Church. He also enjoyed reading, hunting and fishing. Preceded in death by his mother Muriel Calhoun and step-father Walter, Jack is survived by his wife of 63 years, Twila; children Bob (Marilyn) Welch of Mt. Vernon, Patti (Ray) Johnson of Ferndale, Dick (Marilyn) Welch of Kendall and John (Diane) Welch of Blaine; thirteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren; step-brother Dale Calhoun in Montana and other relatives. Memorial services will be conducted on Saturday, June 11, at 11:30 a.m. at Northside Community Church, intersection of Hannegan and Kline Roads. Private family burial will be in Greenacres Memorial Park. Memorials in Jack's name may be made to the Northside Community Church, 950 Kline Rd., Bellingham, WA 98226. You are invited to share your memories of Jack by signing the online guest book at



Jack Duane Olson

Entered into rest June 6, 2011 in Yakima, WA. He was born in Topeka Kansas. Jack lived in the Yakima area for the past 3 1/2 years,after moving from Coeur d'Alene, ID. He had served in the, . Jack is survived by sons Erick Olson, Hayden Lake, ID, Bruce (Demaris) Olson, Spokane, WA; daughter Linda (Joe) James of Yakima, WA; sister JoAnn (Bill) Beaufait, Yuma, AZ; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Inurnment graveside service 11:00 am Friday, June 9, 2011 at Fairmount Cemetery, Spokane. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.



Jacqueline Mae "Jackie" Dechant

Jacqueline Mae Chisum Dechant passed away after a short illness on June 4, 2011 in Vancouver, WA. She was born in Sharon Springs, KS on Feb. 5, 1921 to Jack and Pearl Whitsell Chisum. She graduated from Sharon Springs High School in 1938 where she was active in several sports, including basketball and horse riding., Jackie married Cyril F. Dechant on Oct. 19, 1938 in Goodland, KS. They had four children while living in several states, including Kansas, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington, while Cyril worked on power line construction in rural areas. The family moved to Portland, OR in 1953 and then to Vancouver, WA in 1962., Jackie was a woman who loved her family and was proud of each member's accomplishments. She enjoyed relating stories of her childhood and early married life. Jackie's favorite hobby was bowling which she participated in for almost 50 years. Her trophies and plaques are a testimony of her skills and fierce competitive spirit. She continued to bowl until the last month of her life. Jackie also enjoyed horseback riding, completing crossword puzzles, and watching baseball and golf on TV., Jackie's survivors include: son, David Clark Dechant (Mary), McAlpin, FL; daughters, Kiplee Paige Luthe (Ken), Wikieup, AZ and Gaylen Chisum Sage (Bob), Vancouver, WA; grandchildren: David Jerome Dechant (Tavia), Portland, OR, Holly Anderson-Caldwell (Mike), Anchorage, AK, and Britt Anderson (Lea), Vancouver, WA; great-grandchildren: Walker, Parker, and Chandler Dechant, Portland, OR, Seth and Gavin Caldwell, Anchorage, AK, Morgan and Reese Anderson, Vancouver, WA., She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Pearl Chisum; her husband, Cyril; son, Kern; brothers, Richard, Cayle, and Mark Chisum; sisters, Enid Chisum, Lucille Huffman, and Coye Hinerman., Private graveside services will be held at St. John's Cemetery., Donations in lieu of flowers to SW Washington Humane Society, 925 NE 192nd Ave., Vancouver, WA 98684., Davies Cremation and Burial Services is in charge of arrangements., Please sign Jackie's guest book at:



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.



Janice May Martin-Santana

Janice May Martin-Santana November 25, 1946-June 3, 2011 Loving mother, wife, sister and friend. Survived by a loving companion, daughter and grand daughter, numerous nieces and nephews, 2 sisters and a brother. We will all miss her dearly. Viewing and Memorial at 1:00 pm Sat. June 11, 2011 at New Tacoma Cemetery Evergreen Chapel Please join us in remembrance at



Jean Katherine Crosley

Jean Katherine Crosley of Vancouver, WA, passed away on May 24, 2011. She was born Nov. 29, 1922, to Elva Lovina (Beals) and Percy Crosley in Portland, OR., She attended D. A. Grout Elementary and Franklin High Schools. Jean received a Bachelor of Science from Lewis & Clark College and her Master's degree in Teaching from Portland State College., Jean taught in Reedsport and Glendale, OR, schools for one year each and Wapato, WA schools for two years. She then accepted a position to teach American servicemen in Japan, to assist them in getting a high school diploma. Following that, Jean traveled through Asia and Europe, returning to the U.S. via the East Coast. Making her way back to Portland, Jean eventually accepted a job with the Red Cross, where she was given the opportunity to serve in Germany and Korea and at Travis Air Force Base, Fort Lewis and the Portland Air Base., Jean retired from the Kelso School District in 1983 and moved to Vancouver where she lived happily with her "babies", Butch, Patches and Charlie., She continued to travel with a senior travel program and enjoyed her experiences in Australia and New Zealand. Jean was also an avid poker player and often could be found at Spirit Mountain Casino trying her luck., Jean was preceded in death by her parents; both brothers, Gordon B. and Rollin S. Crosley; and her nephew, William Crosley., Jean was loved and respected by all who knew her. She leaves family, friends and neighbors who will miss her every day., Please sign Jean's guest book at:



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Jerald Charles "Jerry" Petersen

Jerald Charles Petersen of Vancouver, WA, died June 3, 2011. He was born March 19, 1942, at his family's farm in Riffe, WA. When he was about six months old his parents, Jay and Francis Petersen, moved their family to the Hazel Dell area of Vancouver. When Jerry was five, his parents moved the family to Felida. The new home was larger, and best of all, it was on 15 acres with Whipple Creek running through the property., Jerry spent countless hours playing in the woods and fishing in Whipple Creek. When he got a little older, Salmon Creek was just a short bike ride away and the fish were bigger and more plentiful. As Jerry reached his teenage years, his brother introduced him to water fowl hunting in the Salmon Creek and Lake River valleys, and to deer hunting in the Klickitat area. This was the beginning of his life-long love of hunting and fishing., Jerry's elementary days were spent at the Felida school. He attended Shumway Jr. High for his eighth and ninth grade years and his high school years were spent at Fort Vancouver High School where he graduated in 1960., After graduation he enlisted in the U.S., for a three year commitment, two years of which were spent in Germany., After his military discharge in 1964, he worked at the Georgia Pacific paper mill in Toledo, OR, where he met his future wife, Diana Dixon. They were wed in Vancouver, WA, on Dec. 3, 1966., Jerry and Dixie moved to Corvallis, OR, where he attended Oregon State University, and where their first child, Brady, was born on Feb. 2, 1971. After several years in Corvallis, they moved to Vancouver, WA, where Jerry worked for the Miller Brewing Company. On June 1, 1976, their family had a big expansion when their triplets, Blake, Brandon, and Molly were born., Jerry and Dixie moved their family to Ridgefield, WA. During this time Jerry completed his course work at George Fox University. The family started a commercial black berry farm, and in his spare time, Jerry served on the Ridgefield School Board., In 1993, the family moved to Winthrop, WA, where they purchased Winthrop Motors. Jerry and Dixie operated the business until they sold it in 2007, and RETIRED! Jerry enjoyed spending time with his five grandchildren., A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sun., June 12, 2011, at The Marshall House in Vancouver, WA., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wounded Warriors Project (, Please sign Jerry's guest book at:



John H. Miller

John H. Miller John H. Miller of Gig Harbor, WA, died May 28, 2011, at the age of 90 in Aswan, Egypt, while traveling with his wife, Suzanne. Born in Clinton, Iowa, he served in 



Joseph Charles Arnold III

ARNOLD, Joseph Charles III, Our beloved J.C. has slipped the bonds of our earthly embraces to forever rest in the arms of Jesus Christ, his heavenly father. J.C. succumbed suddenly to an inoperable brain aneurysm. Despite his shortness of years he lived life to the fullest. He was born August 8, 1975 in Spokane, Washington to Charles and Cherie Arnold. A beautiful bright eyed baby boy would leave an imprint on the hearts of all who knew him. J.C. grew up in the residential area of Suncrest located at Nine Mile Falls where he attended kindergarten through 12th grade. He was a member of the first graduating class at Lakeside High School. He achieved numerous academic and athletic accolades including two Presidential Academic Achievement Awards from President Reagan. J.C. participated in a variety of sports to include soccer, baseball, basketball, tennis and varsity football. He maintained friendships with his teammates throughout his life. J.C. continued to enjoy a deep passion for sports to include Mariners, Seahawks, Eastern Eagle football and W.S.U. basketball. He also played rugby for a season with the Spokane Razorbacks. J.C. joined the, in 1993 to become an aviator. He was a member of Battery A, 1st Battalion, 14th Marines. During his service to the Marines his natural leadership qualities afforded him numerous accolades, awards and recognitions. He was a Marine to the core. J.C. was an articulate, well read and handsome gentleman whose passion for life and family was unequaled. His greatest joy was his young son Joseph who will remain the eternal smile in J.C.'s heart. J.C.'s brother Chris was his best buddy. The two were rarely seen apart. They could always count on one another for a good time. They will forever share the bonds of brotherhood. His sister Natalie was J.C.'s inspiration as he always admired her grace and tenacity. He was fiercely protective of his little sister. His hero was his father Chuck. J.C. took tremendous pride in following in his dad's footsteps. Together with his brother Chris the three formed CA Construction. J.C. was a compassionate man who loved all creatures great and small. He rescued his black German shepherd Lucy from the Humane Society while often wishing he could rescue all abandoned animals. Heaven must have needed some more humor because J.C. had the gift of making any situation funny. Joseph Charles is survived by his young son Joseph Charles IV; girlfriend Meagan McCarthy, her daughter Madeline McCarthy; parents Charles and Cherie Arnold; brother Christopher (Deanna) Arnold; sister Natalie (Dr. Reese) Riggin; grandparents Charles and Shirley Arnold; grandmother Joan Monforton; nephews Trystian Arnold and Cruz Riggin; niece Chevelle Riggin and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his beloved grandfather Joseph F. Monforton, great-grandparents Ed and June Harding, Joseph C. Arnold and Violet Peterson. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at New Hope Christian Center, 1108 N. Argonne Rd. Spokane Valley with interment at St. Joseph's Cemetery, 17825 E. Trent Ave. followed by a reception at New Hope Christian Center. In lieu of flowers, the family has established a memorial trust fund for his young son. Contributions may be made at any Washington Trust Bank. His family would like to extend their most heartfelt appreciation to the medical professionals at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center's Emergency Room and Intensive Care Unit. We would like to extend a huge prayer of gratitude to New Hope Christian Center, Pastor Jim Olson, and Brenda and Roger Graham for demonstrating what Christian love really means. J. C. was the Christmas in our hearts, the gift of life that we will always cherish. Please sign J.C.'s online guestbook at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



Kent Amsden

Kent went home to say, "HI THERE, HO THERE" to Jesus on June 1, 2011 while surrounded by his family and friends. He had a strong six year battle with prostate /bone cancer. Kent was born on October 8, 1940 in Spokane, Washington., He graduated from North Central High School in 1958 at the top of his class. Kent served in the, training K-9 tracking and attack dogs. After completing his military service, he entered the grocery business, eventually leaving the retail side and entering the food brokerage side where he worked until his retirement. Kent was survived by his wife of nearly 40 years, Jeannie Amsden. He and Jeannie experienced life to its fullest whenever they were together, which was always! Kent cherished raising his four children; Scott Amsden (Jennifer Jacobs), Rob Amsden (Laura), Dawn Lenz (Dan) and Amanda Fehler (Matt). He raised all his children under the pillars of TRUTH, RESPECT and CONSIDERATION. One of Kent's best character traits was always being there for family and friends. Kent would be there whether it was helping with a simple home repair or inspiring a fellow cancer patient. Everyone who knew Kent or had contact with him felt his incredibly positive nature. All throughout his life he found personal enjoyment playing softball, basketball, golfing and fishing. Later in life his greatest pleasure was spending time with his six grandchildren; Leah, Mikayla, Gabe, Gavin, Halle and Cole., A Memorial Celebration service will be held on June 16, 2011 at Crossover Church, 16825 N. Newport Hwy. at 3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers please consider sending a memorial contribution to Cancer Patient Care, "In memory of Kent Amsden" at, or mail to 1507 E Sprague Ave, Spokane, Washington 99202.




Laveta went home to be with her Lord on June 3, 2011., She was born on January 26, 1919 in Walla Walla, Washington to Granville & Rachel McCabe. Her father died when she was 15 months old., Her mother was remarried to William Kuehl, who was a loving father to her., She graduated from Waitsburg High School in 1936. After high school she moved to Tieton and then Yakima., In 1945 she moved to Seattle working for Firestone. In 1946 she moved to Mount Vernon and married Ken Musser. Together they owned Musser's Hardware until retiring in 1974., Laveta was a generous and loving person helping others. She was member of Mount Vernon Presbyterian church for many years. She served in many capacities including financial secretary, Sunday school teacher, deacon, elder, Care Team and many other services. She grew in her faith when she studied the bible with Bible Study Fellowship also teaching the children who came with their mothers. She was a talented seamstress, sewing clothes for herself and family members. She received a special vocational certificate to teach and taught sewing at Skagit Valley College for several years. She was member of a local Seattle Children's Hospital Guild for many years making quiet books for the patients at the hospital. She enjoyed playing bridge with a bridge club group and also played golf occasionally., After her husband died in 1999 she spent several winters in Yuma, Arizona where her sister-in-law spent winters. She sold her house in August 2010 after moving to live with her daughter and son-in-law in Tukwila in March 2010. We were blessed to have her with us for that time. She was a strong woman who lived her faith every day. In December 2010 she had a stroke which limited her mobility. She never recovered to be independent again., She is survived by her daughter, Colleen Richards (John) Tukwila; sons, Ken Musser Jr (Vicki) Centralia, Brian Musser, Kent; grandchildren, Jennifer Hirst (Matt) Puyallup, Sarah Hanavi (Aaron) Seattle, Jeff Musser (Sara) Tacoma, Michael Musser, Tacoma; step grandchildren, Nichole, Ashley and Matthew Lloyd, Centralia, Richard Casebolt Jr. (Teresa), Chris Knutz (Melissa), David Casebolt; four great-grandchildren, 7 step great grandchildren; sister, Lois Joann Kuehl, Utah; sisters-in-law, Grace McCabe, College Place, and Birdie Kuehl, Yakima; and various nieces, nephews and cousins., She was preceded in death by her husband, Ken; brothers, Emery McCabe and Don Kuehl; and sister, June Thompson., She will be missed greatly by her family and friends., A memorial service is planned for Saturday, June 11 at 3:00 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church, 1511 E Broadway, Mount Vernon., In lieu of flowers her family suggests donations to Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church and the Seattle Children's Hospital Foundation, M/S S-200, P.O. Box 5371, Seattle, WA 98145-9807., You may share your memories of Laveta, and sign her online guest register at, Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home.




Lee married Jack Copler and had two children, Jackie and Mike. She then married Keith Hoverson and had daughter Joey., Lee had many jobs in her lifetime: a riveter for Boeing, a waitress, a nanny, a bartender, a cafŽ owner in Orting, Washington, homemaker, and a small business woman selling Tri Chem, and Lund's Lights., Lee enjoyed many hobbies including ceramics, sewing, Tri Chem and various crafts. She especially enjoyed time spent in her yard and garden., She is survived by daughter Jackie Thompson (Jim), son Mike Copler, daughter Joey Kastelic (Dylan), stepson Frank Hoverson (Toni), and stepdaughter Helen Hoverson. Numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and her special dog Buddy.



Leanna Daveine Rosenau

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, Rachael (Mike) Kincaid, Anna (Jim) Tsakarestos, Brandon Evans and Taylor Rosenau; great-grandchildren Ivey Rosenau-Shiel, Ryder and Harley Kincaid, Demetrios Tsakarestos 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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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



Loraine B. Blaine

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Louise P. Moran

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Lowell Arthur Ingram

Lowell Arthur INGRAM Lowell Ingram, 75, of Everett, passed away on June 4, 2011. Lowell was born on May 24, 1936 in Denver, CO. He is survived by his loving wife, Ruth Janet Ingram, and his children, Rick Arthur Ingram, Snoqualmie, WA and Andrea Lynn Ingram, Seattle, WA. He is also survived by brothers: Rev. Leslie Francis Ingram, Jr., Houston, TX, Robert Lawrence Ingram, Charleston, SC; Dr. Lloyd Henry Ingram, Charleston, SC. Lowell worked for Seattle Public Schools as a teacher/counselor, University of Washington as a counselor/advisor, and later, as a property manager for a large condominium association. Memorial Service is Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. Westgate Chapel, 22901 Edmonds, Way, Edmonds, WA 98020, phone: 425-775-2776.



Lydia K. Harrison

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Margery L. Armstrong, 88, of Kennewick, Washington, died on June 5, 2011. Margery lived most of her life in Harrington, Washington, and was born there on July 21, 1922, to Gottlieb and Christine Knapp. Margery was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Hedwig Wagner, Karl Knapp, George Knapp, Pauline Longmore and Alice LePere., Margery met the love of her life, Dean H. Armstrong, in first grade. Margery and Dean graduated from Harrington High School in 1940 and attended Washington State College, where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. They were married on December 26, 1942. In early 1943, Margery returned home to Harrington while Dean began his military service. When Dean returned in 1946, they lived in Harrington where Margery was a homemaker and Dean was a wheat farmer. They moved to Kennewick in 2009 to be near their son, Jan R. Armstrong, and their beloved daughter-in-law, Gail L. Armstrong., Margery is survived by her husband, son and daughter-in-law. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews who meant the world to her, dear friends from Harrington, and new friends she met during her time in Kennewick. Margery was a wonderful, caring, compassionate wife, mother, aunt and friend.



Margaret Elizabeth Preston

A resident of Spokane, Washington, formerly of Deer Park, passed away on Wednesday, June 1, 2011. Her two sons are Austin and Aden Preston of Spokane. Her mother and stepfather, Farel and Del Hottman, reside in Clayton, and her father, Dennis L. Kohlieber, Sr., lives in Elk, WA. Margaret's sister and brother-in-law are Angela and Andy Johns with three children, and her brother is D. J. Kohlieber, Jr., with three children. Born in Spokane, in 1979, Margaret attended Deer Park Schools. She was an assistant manager of the Zip's Restaurant on Market Street in Spokane. Services honoring Mrs. Preston will be in Spokane Valley at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, June 9, 2011 at the Spokane Valley Church of the Nazarene located at 20th Avenue and Sullivan Road with Pastor Jeff Crosno officiating.



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.



Mary Ann Schmitt

Mary Ann SCHMITT On April 25th, 2011 Mary joined her beloved Gib, her recently deceased husband of 61 years. Born in St. Joseph, MN on June 30, 1928, she grew up in Idaho Falls, ID, marrying Gib in 1949. A resident of the Northgate area for 25 years, she worked at Long's Drugs and was a dedicated member of Christ the King Church. She loved her North Seattle neighborhood and its wonderful people. She is survived by her children, daughter Marcia, sonsJon, Wayne, David, Frank, and Mark and granddaughters Kindell and Kennedy. Services will be private. Masses for Mary's intention are scheduled for 8:40 on 6/9 and 6/11 at Christ the King. Remembrances may be made to St Martin de Porres Shelter,1561 Alaskan Way South, Seattle WA 98134.



Mary Ellen Reed

Age 94, born 10/08/16 and passed on 10/18/10. Mary was born in Usk, WA. She was the daughter of Hazel E. Leonard and Luther A. Leonard. Early on she was married to Chas Massar and Alfred Reed. She is survived by her son, David Reed and his wife, Diana, two grandchildren, John Reed and Michelle Bouyer, and four great-grand- children. Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 11th, at 11:00am, Riverside Memorial Park, 211 N. Government Way, Spokane.



Mary Plesha Favero

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Mary Teresa Drew

Mary Teresa DREW Mary Teresa Drew was born Jan uary 2, 1918 in Seattle, Washing ton to Elmer and Elizabeth Rae Kerr. She lived most of her life on Queen Anne Hill. Mary attended Coe Grade School and Queen Anne High School. She married high school sweetheart and Coastguardsman George Stanley Drew in 1943 midst World War II in Saint Patrick's Cathedral, New York City. They raised five chil dren. Mary was a dedicated long time member of Saint Anne's Parish. This is our mother's legacy: She served God faithfully. Catholi cism was her lifetime commit ment. Her faith was her cross and shield. Annual spiritual retreats were her solace. Mary's devotion to the Blessed Mother was re flected in her daily rosaries and attendance at Mass and a life lived in service. In 1992 she was awarded Volunteer of the Year for the State of Washington. For two decades Mary's volunteer ministry was delivering Holy Communion to elderly Catholics in a local retirement center. For the past 6 years our mother has made her home at Paradise Villa Adult Family Home in Kent, WA where she has been lovingly cared for by a compassionate staff who surrounded her with loving care and spiritual support. Our family is profoundly grateful to Ched and Manny Mercado and Isabelita Alzona. Mary was called home to the Lord on May 30, 2011. Mary is survived by her sister, Kathryn Hasenwinkle of Wash ington, her children; Juliann Ea ton and Patricia Drew of Wash ington, Bill Drew of New York, Mary Anne Drew of Montana and Jim Drew of Minnesota, grand children: Marianna Lavizzo of Michigan, Anita Bennett of Wash ington, Elizabeth Drew of New York, Kendall Drew of Illinois, Therese Drew of Spain and Anthony Drew of Minnesota as well as great grandchildren; Alexis, Brandon and Chase of Is saquah. The family invites you to honor the life of Mary Drew on Friday June,10 at Saint Anne's Church, 1411 First Ave West, Queen Anne Hill. Rosary at 10:00 am followed by Mass at 11:00 am with recep tion afterwards.



Maxine Kerstetter Fox Touchette

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Michael Thomas Rafter

RAFTER, Michael, Thomas, Entered his final rodeo "in the sky" on May 22, 2011. He was born June 29, 1938 in Seattle, WA to the late Michael J. and Patricia Rafter. He is survived by his wife, Joanie, of 33 years and five children; Deborah, Jim (Michele), Shawn, Stephanie and Katie; and two grandchildren, Mikala and Justin. He is also survived by his brother Tim (Judy) and sister Kathleen as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. Also missed greatly by his dog and "pard" Bo. Mike always lived hard and loved huge. He was very active in 4-H and FFA and is still known as "Big Mike" and "Pops" to many. Mike loved a good rodeo, good whiskey and a good laugh. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 11:00 AM at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Medical Lake, WA. Father Jack Krier officiating. Rememberances may be made in Mike's name to any 4-H or FFA organization.



Micheal J. Mettie

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Nellie B. Hollingsworth

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Nick D. Jones

Nick passed away June 7, 2011 at home after a short battle with cancer. He was born December 13, 1949 in Pasco, WA the fourth of nine children to Margaret and Albert Jones. He graduated from North Central and was drafted in the service so he joined the Navy where he served as a corpsman at San Diego Naval Hospital and Whidbey Island Naval Base. Nick graduated from Spokane Falls Community College with an AA degree and attended EWU for one year. Nick is survived by his wife of 35 years Yvonne Arnzen and their four children, Alexander, Simon, Adrianne and Philip Arnzen-Jones and three granddaughters, Victoria, Emily and Aryannah. Nick has worked for the past 10+ years for Spokane Mental Health as a facilities technician. Previous to that he had worked as a Maintenance Manager for Union Bay, Forest Ridge School, and 13 years at Nordstrom, all in the Seattle area. Nick is survived by eight siblings, Steve, Vicki, Margie, Ray, Randy, Pat, Ted, Kelli, and their spouses. He is also survived by numerous in laws, nieces, nephews and mother-in-law Helen Arnzen. Nick was a good father, brother,grandfather and husband., A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday June 11, 2011 at 3pm at St. Francis of Assisi Hall, located at 1104 W. Heroy, all are welcome.



Norbert E. Bester

BESTER, Norbert E., Passed away on June 3, 2011, two years, three months, and four days before his 100th birthday. He was born on September 7, 1913 in Inver Grove, Minnesota to parents Charles and Christine Bester. Norbert graduated from South St. Paul High School and served his country proudly as a member of the U.S. National Guard. In 1938, he married the love of his life, Evelyn Schumann. Evelyn and Norbert were married for 65 years before her passing in 2003. A 65 year resident of Spokane, Norbert and Evelyn made Spokane their home in 1946 and together raised their family. Norbert worked as a truck driver for many years and owned two trucking companies before retiring in 1979. He was a member of Teamsters Local #690 and Trinity Lutheran Church. He and Evelyn enjoyed playing cards in their younger years, socializing, and traveling the US, Canada, and Europe. Norbert also enjoyed the Day Out For The Blind dances, bible study, but most of all he loved and enjoyed his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his sons, Douglas (Kathie) of Inver Grove, MN, Ned (Milaine), Les; daughter, Nancy (John) Thornton all of Spokane; sister, Betty Connor of Miami, FL; 18 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren. Norbert was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife Evelyn, a son, three brothers, and a sister. He left a wonderful legacy for generations to come of a good work ethic, kindness, and the love of God. Visitation will be Thursday and Friday, June 9 and 10 at RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 4305 N. DIVISION SPOKANE, WA from 9:00AM -" 8:00PM. Interment will be 10:00AM Saturday, June 11, 2011 at Fairmount Memorial Park Cemetery followed by a 2:00PM memorial service at the Trinity Lutheran Church 4704 N. Wall Street, Spokane. Online guest book at



OBITUARY: Derek Arnold

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:00 AM 

Derek Todd Arnold shed his broken body to be wrapped in the arms of his loving Heavenly Father at 2 p.m. Thursday, June. He died peacefully with his family at his side after a 17-month battle with metastatic melanoma. Derek was born in Spokane, Wash., on Sept. 28, 1986, to Bob and Deborah Arnold. He moved with his [...]



OBITUARY: Jeremy Thompson

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:00 AM 

Jeremy Otis Thompson, St. John/Endicott High grad, passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane from complications of liver failure. He was 31. A Memorial Service celebrating his life will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11 at the St. John United Methodist Church, 106 S. Jennings, St. John, Wash., with a reception to [...]



OBITUARY: Kelly Daniels

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:00 AM 

Kelly Frank Daniels, 49, of Framingham, Mass., passed away too soon on Sunday, May 29, 2011, surrounded by his loving wife, Carol Moy Daniels, and daughter, Holly. Kelly was born March 21, 1962, in Jackson, Wyo., to Wilma Daniels and the late Wiley Daniels of Idaho and spent his childhood years in Idaho, Virginia and Utah. As the [...]



Patricia (Pat) Helen Newton

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Patricia Ann Leedy

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 2:00 PM 

Patricia Ann Leedy, born June 6, 1932, in Wenatchee, WA, passed away May 27, 2011, in Everett, WA. A Memorial Celebration will be held Tuesday, June 14, 2011, between 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. at Embassy Suites Eastgate, 3225 - 158th Avenue SE, Bellevue WA.



Patricia Blanchard

Patricia BLANCHARD Patricia Ann Blanchard, 53, born August 23, 1957 in Hicksville, NY passed away June 2. Patricia is survived by children Kate, Ann, Charlie and Sarah and parents Charles and Patricia. Pat cherished time with her family above all else and her passions included rowing, biking and creating art. Her legacy will live on through her children and her art. We love you. Remembrances may be left at



Patricia J. Egner

Patricia J. EGNER Longtime Eastside resident, Patricia J. Egner, died June 4 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Greeley, CO in 1923 and moved to Seattle in her teens. Pat was awarded a scholarship to Reed College at the age of 16 and graduated with a biology degree in 1944. In 1947, she married Ray F. Egner and together they opened Ray Egner's Sport Center in the Bellevue Shopping Center. Pat loved to design houses and designed and had built the family home near Lake Sammamish. Pat and Ray were active in the group responsible for getting the Overlake area annexed into Redmond in the 60s. In 1970, she built a mountain cabin near Cranbrook, BC where she lived for several years while working at a sports shop. In 1977 she moved back to Bellevue and worked for Pace Chemical in Kirkland until retiring at the age of 72. She is survived by her children, Patsy (and Hal) Cook of Bainbridge Island, Heidi (and Paul) Wittig of Mansfield, WA and Skip Egner of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; her grand children, Casey (and Mandy) Cook, Mats (and Lacey) Cook, Dustin and Travis Wittig; her great grandchildren, Sydney Campbell, David and Kasen Cook. A celebration of Pat's life will be held, Thursday, June 9th at 11:00 AM at Crossroads Retirement Center, 15750 NE 15th St, Bellevue. Remembrances may be sent to Evergreen Hospice, 12822-14th Lane NE, Kirkland 98034



Paul W. Leonard

Paul W. LEONARD Paul Leonard passed away at age 86 on April 19th at their Belltown home with his beloved Virginia, wife of 60 years. Other survivors are children Peter, Patricia and John and grandchildren Kalina and Cecilia. An electrical engineer, Paul worked for Boeing until his retirement and then joined Hatfield and Dawson who, for the next 24 years, greatly appreciated his expertise as an antenna specialist. Paul was loved, respected and adored by friends and family for his good humor, dry wit and extensive knowledge in many diverse disciplines from electronics to music to politics. He will be missed by all.



Phyllis Joyce (Jones) Harsh

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 2:00 PM 

Phyllis Jones Harsh, 87, of Mercer Island, WA, 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.



Plesha Favero, Mary (Zauhar)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 2:00 AM 

Mary Plesha Favero, a life-long Ronald Resident, passed away on Friday, June 3, 2011 at Royal Vista Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility in Ellensburg. Mary .....




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.



Ray H. Ford

Ray H. Ford passed away June 5, 2011 in Vancouver WA. He was 85 years old. Ray was born May 4, 1926 in Crego, WA, a small community near Chehalis, to William "Bill" and Clara (Joost) Ford., He came to Vancouver by train when he was four years old, along with his parents and younger brother and sister. The family moved to Battle Ground where Ray helped his Dad build up a herd of registered Jersey cows. He started working at Battle Ground Cheese Factory at age 16, along with doing the chores at home. The family then moved to a farm on Woodburn Hill north of Camas where Ray and his Dad operated a grade A dairy., Ray married DeEtte McPherson in August of 1951 and they lived on a farm next to his parents. They had four children. Later, when his father passed away, Ray went to work at Hi-Way Fuel. In 1962 he moved his family to a home on the Washougal River, where he fished for salmon and steelhead. He went on to work at General Tire Company and then as a machinist at Industrial Plastics at the Port of Camas-Washougal; he retired from there in 1991., Ray was certified as a Master Hunter with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. He raised beautiful vegetable gardens and won many blue ribbons for his photography., Ray is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, DeEtte; and four children: Christine Hughey and her husband, Mark, of North Bonneville, Ralph Ford and his wife, Kathy and daughter, Catherine Ford of Washougal; son, Richard Ford at home; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; and his sister, Betty Ford, of Washougal., Ray was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ken "Shorty" Ford of Brush Prairie; and his infant great-grandson., A graveside service will be held Friday, June 10th at 11:00 a.m. at the Washougal Memorial Cemetery, followed by a Celebration of Life at 1:00 p.m. at The Homestead Tavern in Washougal., Contributions in Ray's memory may be made to East County Fire and Rescue., Straub's Funeral Home & Columbia River Cremation in Camas is in charge of the arrangements., To send condolences or to sign the online guest book please visit, or



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.



Roberta Solomon

Services will be graveside at Masonic Memorial Park in Tumwater on Thursday June 9, 2001, at 11:00 a.m., with a gathering immediately following at Temple Beth Hatfiloh in Olympia. The family requests donations be made to either 



Roger James Blum

June 3, 2011 Roger James Blum left us to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and to join the love of his life, his beloved wife of 59 years, Ruth, who preceded him in death on July 20, 2010., Roger was born to Ethel and Wesley Blum in Cedar Falls, Iowa on September 9, 1931. He was preceded in death by sisters Caroline Johnson and Ethel Abkes, and brothers Harold, Billy and Wesley Jr. He is survived by one brother, Robert Blum. Roger lied about his age to join the, where served proudly for 24 years. He served in Saudi Arabia, Spain, Italy, France, Morocco and the Vietnam conflict. When he retired from military service, he went to work for the USPS in Airway Heights, WA for 20 years. Roger also volunteered to set up and organize the Post Office at the Airway Heights Correctional Facility. During this time period, he also drove the shuttle van for the VA hospital. Roger's passion was the Strategic Air Command Unit and working with the B-52's. He received the "Good Conduct Medal" and several Good Conduct Ribbons. He received the "Gold Award Certificate of Appreciation" from the Airway Heights Correctional Facility. Roger also received an "Achievement Award" from the USPS and logged more than 11,000 volunteer hours with the DAV., Roger was dedicated to his country and his family. Daughters, Debra Lenius, Patricia Cruz (Jose), and son Robert Blum (Theresa). He had three children, nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 3.5 great-great-grandchildren. In his failing health he was graciously cared for by his devoted granddaughter Penny Delaney. Roger would have loved to say "Good-Bye" and "Thank You" to all of his good friends at Northern Quest Casino for their kindness, friendship and generosity. He was a man among men who never questioned anyone's integrity and saw the good in all., On June 10, 2011, there will be an Honor Guard Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Medical Lake, WA at 2:15 pm followed by a Memorial Service at the First Church of the Nazarene at 2 pm Saturday June 11, 2011. Please join us to honor Blum's life. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the, or the VA Hospital.



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."




A bright light went out Saturday June 4th, 2011. Our loving wife and mother left this earth unexpectedly after complications from surgery. Born Shirley Lee Cutright to Archie and Goldie Cutright in 1936. She was raised in Illinois and never lost that Midwest mentality even though she moved from there in 1962., Mom was one of the rare people that had a heart full of love and kindness and always saw the good in people. She gave us the strength and courage to overcome any hardships and unconditional love no matter what. Mom taught us many things thru the years especially how to go on with a happy life even after the loss of two of her sons. In her memory as difficult as it will be we will do our best to live by her example and know that she along with our brothers will always be watching over us., She was preceded in death by her father Archie Cutright, bothers Bobby and Bud Cutright, and her sons Marty Stewart and John Stewart., She is survived by her loving husband of 32 years Barry Hilbert, son and daughter-in-law Jerry and Cindy Stewart, daughter and son-in-law Cindy and BJ Niegowski, daughter-in-law Patricia Stewart, grandchildren William Stewart, Jeremy Stewart, Joshua Ross, Abigail Stewart, Aaron Stewart, and Amanda Niegowski, 3 great grandchildren, her sister Linda Shaw and her 100 year old mother Goldie Cutright., Per mom's request in lieu of flowers please make a donation to, . Services will be held Sunday June 12th, 2011 at 1pm at Hawthorne Memorial Park in Mount Vernon, WA., Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.



Samuel Joseph "Sam" Egeck

Samuel (Sam) Joseph EGECK Born July 6, 1992 Passed Away June 4, 2011 Sam was a senior at Woodinville High School and about to graduate, on June 8th. He was enlisted in the United States Marine Corp - 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 'prized' 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. Celebration of Life pending at Woodinville High school, Tuesday evening, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. Sign Sam's on-line Guest Book at



Shiu Kit Louie

Passed away June 3, 2011 in Spokane, WA. Mr. Louie was born in Canton, China on November 19, 1917. He married and started his family. He fled China in the late 1940's to Hong Kong where he worked as an accountant for a construction firm and as a bookkeeper for another firm. He was able to move to the United States in 1971, staying in New Orleans then to San Francisco in 1972 and finally Spokane in 1974. He worked for a relative as a cook at Louie's Restaurant. He retired in 1984. He was always known as a hard worker and was very good with numbers. He enjoyed gardening, cooking and fishing in his spare time. He is survived by his children, Ken Louie of Seattle, WA, Wendy Louie of Seattle, WA, Linda Lee of Philadelphia, PA, Andy Louie of Spokane, WA, Rick Louie of Spokane, WA and Lisa Arnold of Spokane Valley, WA. There are 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Mr. Louie was preceded in death by his wife, Kam Sau in September 2009. Visitation will be held from 10 am until 6pm on Thursday, June 9, 2011 at HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, 1306 N. Monroe. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 10, 2011, at 1:30 pm, in the Alwin Chapel of Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at Greenwood Memorial Terrace Cemetery, Spokane, WA.



Sigrid Hansen

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Sr. Rita Mary Lyons

Sr. Rita Mary LYONS, CSJP Sister Rita Mary Lyons died peacefully on June 3, 2011 in Bellevue, WA. Sister Rita Mary was born on August 30, 1913 in Prior Lake, Minnesota. After graduating from Sedro Woolley High School in 1931 she attended the St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing in Bellingham, WA. She entered the community of the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1934. Sister Rita Mary earned a B.S. degree from St. Louis University, an M.A. in education from Seattle University and an M.A. in religious education from Immaculate College, Los Angeles. For over 40 years Sister Rita Mary served as a nurse, instructor and supervisor in health care ministry in PeaceHealth in Bellingham and Wenatchee, WA and Eugene, OR. From 1977 through 2001 she ministered as a hospital chaplain at Ketchikan General Hospital, in Ketchikan, AK. Since retirement in 2001 Sr. Rita Mary lived at St. Mary-on-the-Lake, Bellevue, WA. Sr. Rita Mary celebrated her 75th Jubilee as a Sister of St. Joseph of Peace in 2010. Sr. Rita Mary has touched our lives in countless ways: her dedication in serving others, her deep faith and warm hospitality, and her peace-filled embrace of death. Vigil Service will be on Friday, June 10th, at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, June 11th at 9:00 a.m. Both services will be held at St. Mary-on-the-Lake, 1663 Killarney Way, Bellevue, WA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, PO Box 248, Bellevue, WA 980099-0248.



Sylvester Buddy "Bud" Drake

Born, February 6,1931, passed away June 5,2011 in Spokane. Survived by Norma, his wife of 61-1/2 years and son Frank Eric of San Diego, California., Remembrance will be held at the Eagles Lodge, 6410 Lidgerwood St. on Saturday, June 11th from 1:00-3:00pm. 



Thomas Butler

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 4:10 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Oct. 19, 1935 - June 3, 2011 



Thomas Einar Jarvie

Thomas Einar JARVIE God, our Father, called Thomas Jarvie of Baring, home on May 31, 2011 after a brief battle with Lou Gehrig's disease and FTD. He died peacefully at his home where he could see the mountains and hear the river. A beloved husband and father, he was man of action with a strong heart. Tom was born in Seattle, on October 11, 1946, to Marjorie and Daniel Jarvie, who preceded him in death along with his son Tommy Jarvie. He was an avid fisherman, hunter & collector. He is survived by his wife Carolyn; son Daniel P. and Reta Jarvie of Colorado; Danial and wife Noresa Woodford of Washington; daughter Tara and husband Matt Hublou; daughter Crystal and husband Doug Marsh of Washington; son Patrick Woodford of Washington; Jonathan and wife Tatiana Jarvie of Washington; grandchildren: TJ Lochmann; Tarissa Lochmann; Tristina Lochmann; Dakota Jarvie; Breeannah Marsh; Tiarrah Marsh; Colten Marsh; Keva Jarvie; Kyrah Woodford; Brennen Marsh; Hezykyah Woodford; Sage Jarvie; Camden Hublou; Garek Jarvie; Keiahna Hublou; Felicia Jarvie. The family will hold a private memorial in July. The family requests donations providing research funding to the ALS Association (www. or the FTD Association (



William Alfred "Bill" Mahoney

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 8:00 AM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

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William H. "Bill" Kraemer

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 2:00 PM 

William H. "Bill" Kraemer, was released into peace on Sunday, June 5, 2011. Bill was a determined, intelligent and purpose-driven man, who, up until the very morning of his passing, maintained a strong work ethic and a dedication to learning.



William Sidlow

William Sidlow, "Bill",, a longtime resident of Glenrose peacefully passed away at home with his wife Alice and daughter Stacey by his side on June 1, 2011., Bill was born in Chicago, IL to Edward and Ida Sidlow on November 1, 1934. They moved to Burbank, CA when he was 8 years old. He graduated from Burbank High School and entered in the Air Force, serving 4 1/2 years. He earned the National Defense Medal, Good Conduct Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Air Medal and Air Crew Members Badge. He was stationed in Japan for 3 years, transporting wounded servicemen. When he came home, he was sent to Fairchild Air Force Base. It was at a USO dance that he met his future wife, Alice Farrell. They were married August 24, 1956 and had 55 years together., Their union produced 3 children: William K. (Linda) Atlanta, GA; Suzanne Larson (Damion) Tampa, FL; Stacey Unruh (Shawn) Bothell, WA. His pride and joy were his 3 grandchildren: Alexandrya Matthes, David Sidlow and Sara Harmon. He is survived by his wife Alice, his 3 children and 3 grandchildren; a brother Sheldon Sidlow, and sister Carol, both of CA, and nieces and nephews., Bill was a natural gas controller for Pacific Gas Transmission Co., for 26 years. He was the controller on duty when the gates were opened at Kings Gate, Canada and the natural gas started flowing to CA., Bill loved to camp and fish and he was always puttering around his 10 acre farm. When the kids were growing up, he raised cows, horses, sheep, pigs, chickens, ducks, rabbits, assorted dogs and cats. He even had a milk cow for awhile, until she got in the way of fishing and he sold her., Bill was noted for his sense of humor and the jokes and stories he could tell. He always said, that if he had a head stone it would read: "HE MADE ME LAUGH.", He was a member of the Glenrose Association and the Spokane Southeast Lions. He looked forward to working at the Spokane Interstate Fair each year in the Lost Children's Booth., A celebration of his life will be held at the Moran Prairie Grange on July 16th at 11AM. Donations can be made in his name to the Boys & Girls Fund, care of Spokane Southeast Lions, 1327 E. 43rd, Spokane, WA 99203, or to a charity of one's choosing. If you knew Bill, please come and celebrate with us.

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