Friday, March 4, 2011

Washington Obituaries 03/04/2011


Albert (Amado Aurelio) Enríquez

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Merritt Funeral HomeWAPATO - Albert (Amado Aurelio) Enríquez



Albert Nelson (Al) Stack

Albert (Al) Nelson STACK Al passed into heaven February 27th in Arizona. Born Jan 1, 1934 in Oakland, CA, Al was raised in Seattle and graduated from Roosevelt HS & the UW. He was a member and president of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity. Al married Mary Jo Sorgenfrei in 1956. His lifetime career was spent in sales and importing both in So. Cal. and the Northwest. He was a member of Useless Bay CC on Whidbey Island and Palo Verde CC in Sun Lakes, Arizona. He leaves his wife of 54 years, son Ned(Vicki), daughter Mary Margaret (David), grandchildren Taylor & Madeline Stack, Ana Castellani and brother Capt. Martin Stack & family of Virginia. A Celebration of Life service will take place at the CMA Church in Langley, WA at 11:00a.m. Monday, March 7th with private burial at Sunnyside Cemetery in Coupeville. In lieu of flower, please send donations in his memory to Compassion Int'l., Colorado Springs, CO 80997.



Alta Conner

Thursday, March 3, 2011 1:00 PM

Alta Conner was born to Willis and Ella Heath of Twisp, WA on January 14, 1922. The second eldest of ten children, Alta helped to raise and nurture her siblings until her graduation from Okanogan High School in 1940. Shortly after graduating, she moved to Portland, OR, where she attended Bible College for two years.



Andrew Byron Nelson

Sunday, February 27, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

GRANDVIEW - Andrew Byron Nelson, 85, passed away at home surrounded by family on February 15, 2011. Andrew was born at home in Ferron, UT on September 4, 1925 to Jess and Jessie (Blackburn) Nelson. He was the oldest son but the fifth child. He



Andy D. Salvador

Andy D. SALVADOR Andy D. Salvador, age 86, loving husband and devoted father passed away peacefully with his family present on March 1, 2011. Viewing will be 3:30 p.m. and rosary serviceat 6:30 p.m. at Bonney Watson,1732 Broadway, 98122 on Friday, March 4, 2011. Funeral service at Assumption Catholic Church, Seattle, at 10:00 a.m., Saturday March 5, 2001. Burial (Calvary Cemetery Seattle) and receptions (Magnuson Community Center Sand Point 2:00 p.m.) immediately following. Please see obituary at In lieu of flowers please send remembrances to the Andy D. Salvador music fund at Assumption Catholic Church.



Arta R. Gerhard

Arta R. GERHARD Arta R. Gerhard of Milton, Washington, was born on October 29, 1919, in Lebanon, OR, and died on February 27, 2011, in Mount Vernon, WA. She had a happy marriage of 59 years. She and her husband raised four children and had 11 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. The central focus of Arta's life was her family. In 1993, Arta began sewing and knitting for charity. She knitted over 1200 stocking caps that were given out by the Des Moines food bank, pieced 102 quilt tops for her church, sewed over 2500 children's garments that were given out through the food bank and sent to missions around the world, and knitted 1,747 baby hats for St. Francis Hospital. Helping others gave her a reason to get up each morning. Arta was loved and is greatly missed by her surviving sister, Emogene Lortie of Maple Valley; sons Gary Gerhard of Redding, CA, and Daniel Gerhard of Mount Vernon, WA; daughters Molly Gerhard of Federal Way, WA, and Nancy Cooper of Union, WA; and their spouses, children, and grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to your local food bank.



Barbara Jeanne Carey

Barbara Jeanne Carey, age 86 of Bellingham, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 28, 2011. She was born in Sumas, Washington on February 27, 1925. She was a loving mother and long term employee of Seattle First National Bank, retiring in 1987. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents Wiley SoRelle and Minnie and Lloyd Brown, husbands William C. Jarratt and Wesley L. Carey, and grandson Jason Carey-Fuller. She is survived by her son David (Carlotta) Jarratt, daughters Leslee (Richard) Hoover, Patricia (Jack) Bishop, Pamela (Scott) Cook, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Barbara was a founding member of the Northwest Singles Club (formerly Parents without Partners). She loved traveling, especially cruising to exotic places with her long time friend Connie Meyers. After retiring, she completed a life goal by backpacking the Pacific Crest Trail for five days. She enjoyed visiting her extended family across the country, friends at the Singles Club and her YMCA water aerobics group. She loved dancing, reading, and spending time with her family. A memorial service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Bellingham on Saturday, March 26th at 1pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the



Bonnie Jean Shanda

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 1:00 PM 

Bonnie Jean Shanda, 74, of Malaga (Three Lakes), WA, was an extraordinary woman, who found meaning in the service of others and through active participation in her community, both as a professional and as a volunteer. Her unforgettable strength-of-will carried her through five bouts of cancer. She was passionate about serving the littlest to the oldest.



CMSgt. Jim Clunk

Jim Clunk, age 86 passed away March 1, 2011 in Bellingham. He was born March 12, 1924, in East Liverpool, OH. He married Roberta Hogan on May 25, 1956 in Statesville, Georgia. Jim's 30 years military career included service with the Navy during WWII, the Army Air Force, and the Air Force, where he retired at the Blaine Radar Station as Chief Master Sergeant. Jim owned and operated J & D Refrigeration for 16 years in Bellingham, and later taught refrigeration at Bellingham Voc. Tech. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Roberta and sons Bob Clunk of Ferndale and Jeff Clunk of Antioch, CA. Visitation will be held at Westford Funeral Home on Mon., March 7th from 3 to 5. A Celebration of Jim's life will be held at Westford Funeral Home on Tue., March 8th at 11 AM. You may view photos of Jim and share memories with the family at




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Carole Christine Severson

Carole Christine Severson of Granite Falls, WA passed away February 24, 2011 in Everett, WA., Born August 30, 1938 in Portland, OR, she attended Jefferson High School and Oregon State University., Carole married Roger Severson on November 24, 1984. She worked for Bell Communications for 31 years, retiring in 1986., Carole was a member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Lake Stevens, WA., She enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking, knitting, quilts, scrap booking and traveling. She shared endlessly of her time and love. She was humble, intelligent, giving, supportive and intuitive. Her heart was open to one and all., Carole was preceded in death by her mother, Emma Anderson Riddle; her father, Marvin Skoog; and her daughter, Genell Johnson., She is survived by her husband, Roger Severson; her children, Scott Johnson, Kristal (Tom) Sauvain, Jenneen Jones, Shona Murphy, Elizabeth Cole and Vicki Dunlap; her 14 grandchildren, Brian, Joel, Travis, Jennelle, Matthew, Zachary, Rachel, Dale, Jerry, Clint, Garrett, Jessica, Jen and Laura; and her three great-grandchildren, Cody, Devon and Mason., A memorial service will be held at Lake Stevens Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 10:30 a.m.



Charles A. DeLozier

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Shaw & Sons Funeral DirectorsYAKIMA - On Saturday, February 26, 2011, God took Chuck home to heaven. Charles A. DeLozier was born on November 25, 1931, in Deepwater, MO. to Rolla and Leona (Rayburn) DeLozier. Chuck graduat



Charles Edward Nance

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Valley Hills Funeral Home, YakimaYAKIMA - My beloved father, Charles Edward Nance died Feb. 21, 2011 at Willow Springs Care Center. He was born July 22, 1929 to James Isaac and Rosina Nance in Ahtanum in a little house by the old T



Cheryl Kay Dargitz

Cheryl Kay Dargitz, beloved mother, sister, aunt and grandma, was called to heaven February 25, 2011 following a brief illness. Family and friends were at her bedside. Cheryl was born April 18, 1949 in Everett, WA. She grew up in Marysville, WA. After graduation from high school in 1967 she married Steven Dargitz and they raised their family in Marysville. Cheryl was employed by the Marysville School District and spent the last 30 years driving school bus. It was a career that she excelled in and truly loved. In her free time she enjoyed road trips with family and friends, fishing, scrapbooking, summer breaks relaxing in her lawn chair in the river, and she had a special fondness for the casino slot machines., She was a friend to all and was loved by so many. Her kind genuine spirit and big smile was always present. Her phone calls were always ended with, "I love you.", Cheryl is survived by her daughter, Brenda; son, Duane (Cassandra); sister, Linda; brother, George (Charlene); niece; nephew; ten grandchildren; and one great-grandchild., She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve; and parents, Don and Marie Blair. She also leaves many special lifelong friends, you know who you are., Cheryl will always be on our minds and forever in our hearts. She will be truly missed by all. Gone but never forgotten. We love you Cher., A celebration of Cheryl's life will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, March 6 at Marysville Art & Technology HS, 7204 27th Avenue NE.



Clifford D. Hancock

Thursday, March 3, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeMOSES LAKE - Clifford D. Hancock was born in Bethany, Missouri January 1, 1925, to Delmar C. Hancock and Addie L. Nelson Hancock. He passed away with his wife Audrey and daughter Shirley at his si 



Colleen Anne Sherlock

Monday, February 28, 2011 1:00 PM 

Colleen Anne Sherlock, of Tonasket, WA, died suddenly on February 19, 2011. She was born in Nampa, ID on April 12, 1937, to Fred and Melvie Louise Feeny. Soon thereafter, they moved to the Portland, OR area, where she would spend her childhood. It was there, she met and later married the love of her life, Richard Sherlock.



Cook, Kristopher "Kris"

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

Kristopher Cook, born April 3, 1954 passed away in Ellensburg on Monday, February 28 2011. Kris was born in Seattle to Bette and Rene ..... 



Crimp, Jay Curtis

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

Curt was born April 9, 1951 to Frank and Kay Crimp in Ellensburg, WA and died at home February 28, 2011. He attended the Ellensburg .....



Curtis Walter Walker

Thursday, March 3, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Valley Hills Funeral Home, ZillahCurtis Walter Walker was born March 12, 1943 to Edward A. Walker and Minnie L. Walker in Lynnwood, CA. After completing his education, he enlisted in the Air Force serving at home and abroad (Japan



DEATH NOTICE: Augusta 'Gus' E. Parkins

Friday, March 4, 2011 3:00 AM 

Augusta "Gus" E. Parkins, 74, of Troy, Idaho, died Thursday, March 3, 2011, at Gritman Medical Center in Moscow. Arrangements are pending with Malcom's Brower-Wann Funeral Home in Lewiston. [...] 



DEATH NOTICE: Catherine C. Moore

Friday, March 4, 2011 3:00 AM 

Catherine C. Moore, 58, a resident of Moscow, Idaho, died Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at her home. Services are pending at Shorts Funeral Chapel in Moscow. [...]



DEATH NOTICE: James H. Carter

Friday, March 4, 2011 3:00 AM 

James H. Carter, 74, a resident of Lewiston, Idaho, for the past three years and former resident of Potlatch, Idaho, died Wednesday morning at Juniper Meadows care center in Lewiston.Arrangements are pending with Kramer Funeral Home, Palouse, Wash. [...]




Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:00 AM 

Keith L. McIvor, 82, of Pullman, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, at Good Samaritan Village in Moscow, Idaho. Kimball Funeral Home of Pullman, Wash., is in charge of the arrangements. [...] 




CARD OF THANKS, The family of Dennis J. Davis would like to extend their sincere appreciation for the many cards, flowers, memorials and gifts of kindness in memory of Denny., Our heartfelt thanks to you., ~The Davis Family




Donald Hanon Age 80, passed away at his home in Federal Way on 3/2/2011. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; daughters, Deborah, Kathy, Patricia, Karen and Diane; sons Douglas, Greg, Mark and Robert; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Kevin. A gathering will be held on Sun. 3/6/2011 from 12 to 6pm at Kloshe Illahee Club House, 2500 S. 370th St., Federal Way. Please sign the family's online guestbook at




Dorothy Amy Wolf, 92, of Mount Vernon, Washington, and formerly of Medford, Oregon, died Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 at the Life Care Center of Mount Vernon. She resided in Colonial Park, Mount Vernon., "Gramma Wolf's" Memorial Service will be held Sunday, March 6th, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church, 1511 E. Broadway, Mount Vernon, WA. Kern Funeral Home is handling the private service later that week at Pleasant Ridge. A full obituary will be published soon., Memorials are suggested to The Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church, Dorothy's church home since 2007.



Daniel R. Sjolund Sr.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 1:00 PM 

Daniel Ray Sjolund, Sr., beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed away February 12, 2011, with his family at his side. Daniel was born November 27, 1950, at Prosser, WA to Robert Douglas and Grace Gertrude (Gravelle) Sjolund. The family returned to Minnesota, where Daniel was raised. He learned to fish, trap and hunt.



Darrell A. DuChene

Darrell DuChene left us to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 26, 2011. Darrell was raised in Spokane. He graduated from Shadle Park H.S., attended Whitworth College, worked at Morning Star Boys Ranch 17 years and CCS Dist. IEL 19 years. We believe Darrell's most important role was that of being a foster parent. Darrell began his foster parenting in 1976 to the present. He had 114 kids through the years and loved every one of them. Darrell was the kindest, most loving, caring, compassionate, selfless person and a mentor to many, both in his parenting and work force. He became Dad, Grandpa and Great Grandpa to many of the kids he fostered. Darrell is survived by Mike Meadows, Matthew Miller (Katina), Randy Jeffus (Dawn), Randy Beals (Tammy), Donavan DuChene, James Walker, numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Percy and Elizabeth DuChene. Vigil Service on Friday, March 4, 2011, 7:00 P.M. at Ball & Dodd Funeral Home Chapel. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 A.M. at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, 1115 W. Riverside Ave., Spokane, WA. Entombment Holy Cross Cemetery. Reception at 2:00 P.M., doors open at 12:00 P.M., Spokane Community College, Lair Bldg. 6, 1810 N. Greene St. Spokane, WA. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Morning Star Boys Ranch or Early Childhood Development.



David Niels Juel

David Niels Juel passed away on February 24, 2011., David's life will be celebrated in a memorial service on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Word of Life Church, 9028 51st Avenue NE in Marysville, WA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be given to Lutheran Brethren World Mission c/o Word of Life Church.



Death Nothice - Sandra Brinson

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 3:41 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 6, 1939 - Feb. 28, 2011 



Death Notice - Evelyn Richardson

Monday, February 28, 2011 4:03 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Feb. 25, 1930 - Feb. 27, 2011 



Death Notice - Jose Miramontes

Monday, February 28, 2011 4:13 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Mar 9, 1910 - Feb. 25, 2011 



Death Notice - Leocadia Contreras

Monday, February 28, 2011 3:25 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Dec. 9, 1954 - Feb. 27, 2011 



Death Notice - Leonard Mayfield Sr.

Thursday, March 3, 2011 3:37 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Oct. 6, 1934 - March 2, 2011 



Death Notice - Randolph Trobaugh

Monday, February 28, 2011 3:44 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

May 24, 1954 - Feb. 26, 2011 



Death Notice - Robert Schumacher Jr.

Thursday, March 3, 2011 3:27 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

June 6, 1944 - Feb. 20, 2011 



Death Notice - Steven Tomlinson

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 3:29 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Feb. 27, 2011 



Death Notice - Wilma Glasgow

Friday, March 4, 2011 3:51 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

May 24, 1929 – March 2, 2011



Diane LeGrande

Born November 7, 1960, in St. Paul, MN, to Harley Dahlen and Beth Bettis, Diane passed away February 28, 2011, in Spokane Valley, WA. She is survived by many loving family members and friends. A celebration of Diane's life will be held on Thursday, March 3, 3:00 PM at Community Cremation Service Spokane Valley, 13127 E. Sprague



Don Smith

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 1:00 PM 

Don Smith, 83, a 60 year resident of Orondo and the Greater Wenatchee area, passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at Highline Care Center, surrounded by his family. A kind, gentle and fun loving man, he will be greatly missed. Don was born on March 13, 1927, in Cave City, AR, to John Ike and Hazel Enid (Felts) Smith, the oldest of eight children.



Donna E. Thiele

Donna E. Thiele, 60 of Edmonds, passed away November 16, 2010 following a courageous seven year battle with breast cancer. In honor of Donna, there will be a Celebration of Life held on Saturday, March 12, 2011, 1-4 p.m. at the, , 2711 Oakes Ave, Everett.



Doris Lorraine Winans

Friday, March 4, 2011 1:00 PM 

Doris Lorraine Winans passed away on Monday, February 28, 2011. She was born on November 2, 1929, to Weldon and Electa Darlington in Pateros, WA. She graduated from Pateros High School. Doris married Don Winans at the Pateros Methodist Church on December 3, 1949. Through the years, they enjoyed living in Brewster, Medical Lake, Auburn, Aberdeen, Spokane and, their favorite, the Methow Valley.



Dorothy F. Sparks

SPARKS, Dorothy F., Passed away in Spokane on February 27, 2011. She was born to M. Earl and Verde Peltz on June 2, 1918 in Springfield, MO. Dorothy graduated high school in Springfield and went on to Southern Missouri University where she would graduate with a degree in business. On July 2, 1939 she married William A. Sparks in Lewiston, ID. Together, they lived in Seattle, Denver, Palo Alto and Spokane. She owned multiple businesses with her husband and daughter, Linda. She loved playing card games, bingo, dominoes and yatzee. She liked going to the theater and traveling all over the world. In the last two years of her life, she went on three cruises; Australia, Hawaii and the Caribbean. Her summers were spent watching the Spokane Indians play ball. Dorothy was a member of the Spokane and Cheney Chamber of Commerce, a volunteer for Spokane Valley Partners, and for most of her life she attended local American Baptist Churches. She is survived by her daughters Carol Casey and Linda Walker, six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, eight great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, daughter Dixie J. Graves, son-in-law Michael D. Casey, brother Earl Peltz and sister Helen Foy. A memorial service will be held at Heritage Funeral Home on Sunday, March 6, 2011 at 1 pm. Please make a memorial contribution in Dorothy's name to one of the following: Habitat for Humanity 732 N. Napa St, Spokane, WA 99220; Spokanimal, 710 N. Napa St., Spokane, WA 99202-2867, or S.C.R.A.P.S., 2521 N. Flora Rd, Spokane Valley, WA 99216.



Dorothy J. Mitchell

Dorothy J. MITCHELL Our world lost some of its sparkle with the unexpected passing of Dorothy J Mitchell on February 26th, 2011. She was born in Seattle on March 9th, 1927, attended Bryant Elementary and Roosevelt High School and worked for 30 years at the University of Washington. Her passion was her family and her love extended to so many friends. She will be missed forever by Bob, her loving husband of 63 years, her daughters Nancy Mitchell, Sue Anderson (Tod) and JoAnne Gray (Michael), 3 beautiful grandchildren and 2½ great grandchildren. A celebration of her life will be held at Evergreen Washelli (11111 Aurora Ave N. Seattle) on Wednesday March 9th, at noon. She was our strength, She was our rock, She was our shining star; And though She had to leave us, Her loves flows from afar.



Dorothy Looney

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Smith Funeral Home LTD and CrematoryDorothy Looney left her earthly home on February 17, 2011 after a bout with type A flu and pneumonia. Mom and her twin sister Doris were born on December 25, 1910 to Bessie Tolle



Earl Edward Shiflett

SHIFLETT, Earl Edward, Earl Edward Shiflett passed away February 26, 2011, following an evening with his daughters and grand-children at his side. He had battled cancer for several years., Earl was born on March 20, 1933, in a tent on the banks of a river in Watsonville, California. His parents Earl L. and Mildred (Stringfield) Shiflett worked in the fields and orchards there during the depression. The family later returned to Washington State, where his father worked in the logging industry. Earl attended school in Malaga, Twisp, Okanagon and Dryden, before graduating in 1951 from Brewster High School. After graduation, he moved to Roseburg, Oregon where he logged in the woods for Douglas County Lumber. He returned to Brewster in 1955, where he sold cars for OK Chevrolet., On April 20, 1957, he married Billie June Pool in Brewster. They moved to Republic in August 1958 where they raised their three daughters, Kathleen (1959), Jaki (1961) and Julie (1967). Earl started logging, eventually founding Shiflett Logging, Inc. His vast entrepreneurial experience included partnerships in Morris Chevrolet, S&S Petroleum, Hunters Washington Sawmill, Empire Machinery in Spokane, and R&S Ranch in Benton City. In addition, he was involved in many real estate investments with longtime logging friends Clint Brown, Louie Dragnich and Bill Bangs, who all referred to him as "Big E". While he was in Republic, he served on the Ferry County Fair Board and was very active with his two oldest daughters in Washington State High School Rodeo Association, where he served as president. As a father to three daughters who graduated from Republic High School, Earl offered financial support and his equipment and crews whenever possible for improvement projects and needs of the athletic teams at the school., In 1985 Earl and Billie moved to Wenatchee, Washington, where they had established a restaurant, Murphy's Steakhouse. In 1987, having recently divorced, Earl moved to Tonasket Washington where he went to work for J&J Logging. On September 11, 1990, Earl married Vicki Riehart, retired and moved to Spokane., Earl had a love of cars, hunting, fishing, going to casinos, and horse races, owning horses with Ted Stephens at Playfair race course in Spokane. Earl's constant love and hobby was country music. He played bass guitar in numerous bands with John Stabenfeldt, Sam Cassell, Mel Davis and Jeff Young. Earl believed there were only two kinds of music, "country" and "western" and passed his love of music on to his immediate family, including his three daughters who survive him; Kathleen (Mike) Reid, Jaki (Steve Slate) Upton, and Julie (Carey Learn) Shiflett. Also survived by his grandchildren; Cody (Amy) Reid, Jami (Chris) Dehmer, Cori Upton, Kelsi Upton; his great- grandsons: Cole Dehmer (22 months) and Cash Reid (awaiting arrival); his brother Ray (Maureen) Shiflett; the mother of his children Billie Krisher; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his father Earl L. Shiflett, mother Mildred Shiflett Rodepouch, stepfather Lewis Rodepouch, sister Opal Morris and his wife Vicki Shiflett., Memorial donations can be made to the non-profit cemetery preservation organization Chelan County Cemetery District #5, 2932 McDowney Road, Malaga, WA 98828., Earl's Spokane friends will be hosting a potluck and karaoke remembrance for him on his birthday March 20th at 3 pm at the Spokane Valley Eagles, 16801 East Sprague Avenue., After a private family burial at Stemilt Hill cemetery at noon on Saturday, March 26th, Earl's family will be hosting a Celebration of Earl's life at 2 pm at the Wenatchee Red Lion Hotel at 1225 North Wenatchee Avenue (509-663-0711). Food will be served and drinks will be available. Earl often quoted from W.C. Fields, "A man has to believe in something, I believe I will have another drink," so please come and join us in a toast to Earl's life.



Eberhart, Grace Irene (Roark)

Monday, February 28, 2011 1:00 AM 

Irene was born in Tecumseh, Oklahoma on December 13, 1919. She passed away on February 25, 2011 in Ellensburg, Washington. Irene was the only .....



Eleanor Grace (DeBritz) Schaefer

Eleanor Grace (DeBritz) SCHAEFER August 22, 1911 ~ February 28, 2011 El passed away peacefully in West Seattle where she lived since 1937. She was the 4th of 8 children born to Seattle pioneers George & Christine DeBritz, who were from Norway. El attended Leshi, Orcas Island and Garfield High School. She married Roy W. Schaefer in 1935 and their marriage lasted 59 years, until his death in 1994. El's passion was spending time with friends, family and entertaining in her home. Her door was open to all and she helped many elders in her younger days. She cherished her 72 years in her home at Alki Beach. She is dearly missed by her family members who include her sons Roy Schaefer (Randy) and Ron Schaefer (Nancy); grandchildren Jacquie Newhall, Todd Schaefer, Eric Schaefer, Sarah Schaefer and 6 great grandchildren; her brother Roy Debritz, her life-long friend Edith Davoust and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank El's caregivers, Cerise Barber, Lana Plaisant, Sue McRae, Paula Brothers, Nada Naisoro and TLC Arbor Heights for the exceptional home care they gave Mom over the past 3 years. We are greatly indebted to Swedish Hospice for the care and support they provided to El and her family. Viewing will begin at 9AM Friday March 4, with services at 11AM in Howden-Kennedy Funeral Home of West Seattle, followed by a celebration of life luncheon at Salty's on Alki. The family suggests donations to Swedish Hospice in memory of El.



Eleanor Tuttle

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:14 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 20, 1924 - March 1, 2011 



Elena Remington-Brown

Elena Remington-Brown, 42, passed away on Sunday, February 27, 2011 after a 14 month battle with cancer., She was a beautiful person; a world traveler; speaker of several languages; a wife, mother, daughter, and friend., She leaves behind a husband, two young daughters, her parents and an aunt. She was loved., Graveside service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery, 7509 Riverview Rd, Snohomish on Saturday, March 5 at 12 p.m. followed by a life celebration at 1:30 p.m. at the Grand Condominiums Clubhouse Facility at 1318 37th St, Everett, WA., In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the Cancer Partnership in Everett.



Elford "Al" Clark

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Elke Barbara Tribble

Elke Tribble died of natural causes on the morning of February 20. She is survived by her children, John and Michelle; her beloved grandchildren, Samantha and Monty; and many wonderful friends., Elke worked for G.T.E. and Verizon for 34 years. Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, 2011 at Evergreen Funeral Home, 4504 Broadway in Everett.



Ellen Terry Hurd

Ellen Terry Hurd was born March 20, 1924 in Gold Bar, WA, and passed away on February 10, 2011., She was preceded in death by her parents; and by her husband, Harold J. (Pete) Hurd., During the 1930s and 1940s, Terry lived with her parents, Irvin and Rosa (Pullen) Beeman in Valdez, Alaska. She graduated from Sultan High School and attended business college in Seattle. During WWII, Terry worked for the military in Anchorage, AK. After the death of her first husband, Richard "Dick" K. Simmons, she moved back to Washington with her young daughter Judy. Terry worked in the banking industry, mentoring many, and retiring from the Marysville branch of the Bank of America. She loved her career and the independence it gave her., In the 1950s, Terry married Harold J. "Pete" Hurd of Mukilteo. Terry loved traveling and after Pete retired, they made many excursions around the U.S. and Canada., Pete preceded her in death in 2006, at which time she moved to Warm Beach Senior Community., Terry was a lovely and gracious lady, beloved by all who knew her. She loved music (especially Andre Rieu) and delighted in her cats and dogs. She was also very grateful and thankful for all the people of Warm Beach Senior Community who made her last years so comfortable and enjoyable., Terry will be missed by her only child, Judy Moore-Parker; niece, Gwen and husband John Selle of Fairbanks, Alaska; grandchildren, Tracey Beckendorf-Edou (Kirk), Jacob Moore (Ariana) and David Lucas Parker (Priscilla); and her three great-grandchildren, all of whom she knew and loved, Patricia Solange Edou, Ellie Moore and Allen Moore., She is survived by her sister; many nieces and nephews; and her special long time friend, Irma Olson of Warm Beach., A memorial service will be held at the WB Senior Community Beechwood Room on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 2:00 p m to which all are invited., In lieu of flowers please, donate to your local Humane Society or Animal Shelter.



Elmer R. Utecht

UTECHT, Elmer R. "Tub", Passed away March 2, 2011 in Spokane Valley, WA. He was born to William and Pauline (Wahl) Utecht and raised in the Spokane Valley where he attended school in the Central Valley School District. He spent his whole life living within an 11 block radius. He began working for NW Milling Company at the age of 16, eventually becoming its owner and selling in 1973 due to Expo 74. He spent the remainder of his working life in construction while maintaining his truck-farm selling vegetables to local residents and stores. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and outdoorsman. His sense of humor and math skills will be greatly missed. Elmer is survived by his four children, Ron Utecht (Eileen), Carla Thurlow (Ron), Rhonda Catalano and Terry Utecht (Jamie); two sisters, Dorothy Campbell and Donna Eastman; nine grandchildren, Kendra, Tina, Eric, Shelly, Jeff, Greg, Bryan, Tiffany and Taylor; 11 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne (Reopelle) Utecht; daughter, Judy Schmidt; five brothers and a sister. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 7, 2011 at 11:00am at Valley Assembly of God, 15618 East Broadway Avenue. Interment will be at the Pines Cemetery, Spokane Valley. Memorial contributions can be made in memory of his wife and daughters to the, NW Chapter, 910 W. 5th Ave., Suite 256, Spokane, WA 99204.



Ethel Mae Jones

Thursday, March 3, 2011 1:00 PM

Ethel Mae Jones, 98, went to be with the Lord on February 28, 2011. She was born near Waterville, WA, on what the family called "Lone Pine Ranch," on December 9, 1912, to Charles V. and Maude Toler Slusser. She graduated from Waterville High School in 1931. She married the love of her life, Rowland M. "Duke" Jones, on December 10, 1938, at the Waterville Federated Church, where she is still affiliated.



Evelyn Richardson

Thursday, March 3, 2011 3:29 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Feb. 25, 1930 - Feb. 27, 2011 




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F. Burke Barlow

BARLOW, F. Burke, Burke passed away Monday, February 28, 2011 after a long struggle with heart disease. Born to Lou Verna and Fred Barlow on May 2, 1930 in Spokane, WA. He lived most of his young life in Spokane and graduated from Rogers High School in 1948. Burke spent four years in the, and was stationed at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. He married the love of his life, Sally Berthelson March 30, 1951 in Spokane. After he came home from the Navy he followed in the footsteps of his father and started work at the Spokesman- Review\Chronicle in classified retail and was manager of feature advertising., Burke loved his golf. He was President of the Junior Senior Golf Association of Oregon and won many tournaments throughout the northwest and Arizona. Burke got the boating bug and spent many years with family and friends on their boat exploring Puget Sound and the waters of northwestern Canada. The ultimate host, he afforded those that went with him a lifetime of memories., The love for his Lord and his family was unmistakable. He loved his faith community and served as an elder in the Presbyterian Church. Burke was always a loving, compassionate husband, father, grandfather as well as a role model for Christ's work. Burke took great delight in his family. He loved supporting and encouraging his children and grandchildren in any activity they were involved with. He took great pride in being their biggest fan., After 13 years in Arizona, they sold their home in Sun Lakes and joined a service organization called SOWER's (Servants On Wheels Ever Ready). This was a highlight in his life., Burke is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sally, two children; Jim (Joan, La Conner, WA ) and Bonney Atwood (Joe, Puyallup, WA), four grandchildren; Adam (Christy, Portland, OR), Chris Atwood (Jenn, Wheaton, IL), Erin Barlow (Portland, OR), and Matthew Atwood (Tacoma, WA) and several nieces and nephews., Services will be held Saturday, 3/5/2011 at 2pm at his church,, First Presbyterian Church of Puyallup, 412 W Pioneer, Puyallup, WA., Remembrances can be made to MultiCare Good Samaritan - Home Health and Hospice, PO Box 5299, Tacoma, WA 98415-0299 or Warm Beach Christian Camp, 20800 Marine Dr, Stanwood, WA 98292 or a charity of your choice., Please sign into our guestbook at




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Feezell, Vernon LeRoy

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

Vernon LeRoy Feezell, 72, passed quietly February 28, 2011 surrounded by family following an extended illness. He was born February 9, 1939, the only .....




Gwynn and her life long sweetheart, Fenton David Hirschi, were married and sealed for time and all eternity in the St. George Temple on January 12, 1944. Fenton passed away September 2009. She yearned to be with him everyday they were apart., They moved to Othello in 1958. Gwynn was an extraordinary homemaker, wife, mother, and musician. As an accomplished violinist, pianist, and singer her musical talents took many directions. She participated in the Othello Choral and Orchestra Society for 25 years. She also performed in Hawaii and the Big Bend Community Orchestra., As those who know her can attest, she was a beautiful and elegant woman. James Garner, the actor, recognized this and selected Gwynn as a Beta Sigma Phi Sweetheart., She was a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers enjoying all of her friends in this organization., Gwynn was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. Her musical talent was her forte at church. Nothing made her happier than having all of her family filling up the pews in church on Sunday., Her husband, parents, sister (Elaine Bradshaw) and brothers (Ray and Hal Bradshaw) precede Gwynn in death. She is survived by her children Dean (Brenda) Hirschi, Shelton, WA; Lynne (Scott) Branson, Waitsburg, WA; Milo (Laura) Hirschi, Twin Falls, Idaho; and Brad (Karen) Hirschi, Hoquiam, WA; sister, Enid Noorlander, Santa Clara, UT; brother, Ira Bradshaw, Las Vegas, NV; 20 grandchildren and 50 great-grandchildren with two more on the way; and one great-great-grandson.



George William Longley

George William Longley passed away at home, age 71, in Bothell, WA February 15, 2011. George was born in East Stroudsburg, PA December 9, 1939 the son of the late Martha Longley and William Longley. He grew up in Stroudsburg, PA. After graduating High School he served the next four years in the, . He then moved to Seattle, WA and was employed at Qwest for 37 years., George enjoyed golf, bowling, going to Bingo, going to the state fairs in Monroe and Puyallup, and walks in the park with his dog, Powder., He leaves behind his loving wife of 34 years, Lynda; and children, Ben and Diana; step-children, Craig and Nancy; and eight grandchildren. He is also survived by his two sisters, Grace Hilbert and Jane Hilbert; and his brother, Larry Savercool, from PA., Celebration of George's life will be held at a later date.



Gustave J. Struve

Gus was born in Peterson, Iowa and resided in Everett until moving to Seven Bays, WA after retiring from Weyerhauser in 1992., Gus is survived by his wife, Betty, of 49 years; sons, Mark Struve (wife, Kari) and Matthew Struve; daughters, Cathy Kane (husband, Greg), Shelly Struve, and Kristine Hagan (husband, Ethan); and 15 grandchildren., Services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Monday, March 7 at Solie Funeral Home with the burial following at Cypress Lawn.




Homer W. WONG (aka Wong Oak Wing) Homer was born May 25, 1919 and died peacefully in his sleep March 1, 2011 at the age of 91, surrounded by his children at the Veteran's Community Living Center. He was born in Seattle, WA to Jim Wong (Wong Fook) and Ong Shee Wong. He graduated from Garfield High School. Married Ma Chung Mee. They had three children, Joyce, Darrell and Keenan. Long time companion Michelle Lam, daughter Mimi Lam. He served in the US Army for5 years. He retired from the WA State Liquor Board. Homer was a member of Bing Kung Assoc., Wong's' Family Assoc, Cathay Post, and American Legion. Homer is survived by son, Darrell Wong, daughter, Joyce (Terence Mar), Mimi Lam and long time companion Michelle Lam. Brothers Walter (Lisa), Douglas (Frances), Sister Fannie (Winnie Lim), sister-in-laws Alice Wong, Holli Yu. Grandchildren: Michael , Vanessa, (Rene), Scott, Steven, Lindsay (Joshua DeYoe), Ryan, Alexander, Nicholas, KayLee, Great grandson Cameron DeYoe. Many nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews. Preceded in death wife, Mee Wong, son, Keenan Wong, sister, Florence Chan, brothers, Hebert, Robert, and John. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VA Puget Sound 1660 S. Columbian Way, Mail Stop S135, Seattle, Wa 98108 C/O Memo for CLC Seattle Campus, Jeff Honeycutt, director, Seattle, WA 98111, Kin On Nursing Home or your favorite charity. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Bonney-Watson, 1732 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122.



Hannah Miriah Cordova "CHAMPERS"

Thursday, March 3, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Merritt Funeral HomeHannah Miriah Cordova "CHAMPERS" passed away Feb. 28, 2011. Hannah was born on June 16, 1992 in Yakima, WA. She resided in Wapato, WA, graduating in 2010 and currently enrolled at YVCC. S 



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Hazel May (Wooley) Marten

Monday, February 28, 2011 1:00 PM 

Hazel May (Wooley) Marten was born August 29, 1920, in Caldwell, ID. She died February 23, 2011, in East Wenatchee, WA. Hazel was born the year women received the right to vote. She experienced most of the history of the 20th Century, including the Great Depression, the Second World War, in which she served, the Baby Boom, the 1960's, including Civil Rights and the Vietnam War, and lived to see the new millennium.



Helen Catherine Guthrie

Helen Catherine Burrowes Guthrie of Victoria passed away on Monday, February 28, 2011. She was born June 28, 1919 in Dumbarton, Scotland to the late John and Margaret McNulty Burrowes. She immigrated to South Africa in 1949 and she also lived in the Middle East from 1965-1970 where at that time she immigrated to America in 1970., While living in the Middle East, one of the things Helen enjoyed was painting the various sights and scenes that living in the Middle East had to offer. After she came to America, Helen made many friends, besides the Americans that she met in Africa, and particularly ones that would get together and play bingo., During her life Helen was directly responsible for 30 people calling her Mom, Granny, Great-Granny, and Great-Great Granny. Helen loved her family and her church. Studying her daily readers and prayers was a very important part of her life as well., Helen is survived by her daughter, Wendy Butler Smith of Wrexham, England; son, Gordon Guthrie of Snohomish, WA; eight grandchildren, Michael and Emily Guthrie, Michelle De Coito, Cheryl Ballinger, Kevin Butler, June Lines, Bonita, Chantelle Watson; 15 great-grandchildren, Tandene, Benjamin, Steven, Kerry Lee, Natasha, Rocky, Angel Rose, Buwick, Frazer, Dexter, Roxanne, Xanan, Ze'Yek, Jordan, and Max; great-great grandchildren, Dean, and Ben. In addition to her parents, Helen is preceded in death by her husband George Guthrie (1997), sister, Peggy (1934), brothers, John Burrowes (2007) who was famous Scottish Author in Glasgow and Tom Burrowes (~ 1945)., A private family burial will be held at a later date., Grace Funeral Home, Victoria, in charge of arrangements.



Helene Tsutsumoto Yorozu

Helene Tsutsumoto YOROZU Helene Tsutsumoto Yorozu died on Sunday, February 13 in Seattle, Washington, surrounded by her husband and many family members. She was 78 years old. She is survived by her dedicated and loving husband of nearly 55 years, Arthur S. Yorozu; her sister May Mori, her husband, Jun and their children Jeanne, Rick and Ken, all of the Los Angeles, California area. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Sally Tsutsumoto and her children: Guy Tsutsumoto, his wife Kathy Kozu and their children Erin and Alec; Jan Tsutsumoto Gokami and her husband, Glenn Gokami and their son, Brooks, all of the Seattle area; Tracy Tsutsumoto and her husband Mike Katayama, New York City; and Thomas Tsutsumoto, Honolulu. There are an additional nine nieces and four nephews. They include: Joyce Yorozu Larson, Christine Yorozu, Kenneth Yorozu, David Yorozu, Betsy Takahashi, Ada Takahashi, Robert Fujii, Susan Tripp, Joanne Yorozu, Patty Schultz, Judy Yorozu, Kei Ann Snyder and Rick Erlandson. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law Stella Takahashi, Yae Yorozu and Jean Yorozu and brother-in-law F. Lee Erlandson. Helene was born in Seattle on September 30, 1932. She attended Bailey Gatzert Elementary School. At nine years of age, she and her family were interned at Minidoka, Idaho during World War II. In 1945, Helene returned to Seattle with her family, where she completed her high school education. She graduated from Garfield High School and continued her education at the University of Washington. She graduated from the UW in 1955, majoring in elementary education and minoring in physical education. She was the president of the Orchesis Dance Club at the UW. She began her career as a Seattle Public School teacher in 1955 and taught primarily the fourth and fifth grade, finishing her 25-year teaching career in 1982 at Emerson Elementary School. Helene inspired many of her students to become teachers. The first class she taught was invited to Helene and Art's wedding and they continued to gather for periodic reunions with their spouses and families. Their 35th reunion was held at the Yorozu residence. In 1956, Helene married Art Yorozu. The two were inseparable, enjoying each other's companionship. They traveled throughout the world together. They also enjoyed going to Reno where they met many friends and had great times. Besides teaching, Helene was an accomplished modern dancer, actress and Japanese classical dancer. She performed in the "Teahouse of the August Moon" production in the lead role of Lotus Blossom at the 1962 World's Fair. Helene will be remembered as a gracious hostess to all who visited her and Art's home, a fabulous baker and cook, a graceful, kind and giving friend, mentor to all who entered her life and a favorite "Auntie Helene" to her nieces, nephews and children of their friends. Helene was preceded in death by her parents, Nobuichi and Harumi Tsutsumoto and her brother, Ben Tsutsumoto. A memorial service will be held at Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church (3001 - 24th Avenue South, Seattle 98144) on Saturday, March 12, 2011 at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in Helene Yorozu's name to Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church, Nikkei Concerns (1601 East Yesler Way, Seattle 98104) or charity of your choice.



Henry (Hank) Thomas Cable Jr.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeHenry (Hank) Thomas Cable Jr., 87, born in Nampa, Idaho July 1, 1923 to Henry and Alice (Sanders) Cable, exchanged his failing earthly body for the glorified body the Lord promises each of us who accept hi



In Loving Memory of Chuck Halliday

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 1:00 PM 

It's been ten long years. Love you & Miss you always, Your wife, family & friends




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Join the family at an open house to be held on Saturday, March 5th, 2011, from 1:00- 3:00 p.m. at Mueller's Chapel of The Falls, 314 W. 1st. Avenue, Kennewick, WA in a celebration of Jane's life.




Jeanette Hamilton, age 85, a lifelong resident of Skagit Valley, passed away on Wednesday March 2, 2011 at a local care facility., Arrangements are pending and will be announced by Kern Funeral Home of Mount Vernon.




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John Gerald Winge born in Anacortes, Washington, June 21st 1938, peacefully passed away on February 27th 2011, at Burton's Care Center, after a long battle with Congestive Heart Failure., Jerry, as he was called by his friends was raised in Anacortes, Washington. His parents John and Marie owned and operated Winge's Grocery on 10th & K. Jerry worked at the Anacortes plywood mill, the Anacortes school district. and at Intalco north of Bellingham., His first love as a boy was music. He entertained many people throughout the years with his unique style of guitar, and his soft, gentle sounds of melody filled many hearts with joy., Jerry was married to Irene Hinds of Anacortes on August 13th 1971, For several years Jerry and Irene enjoyed sharing their music with the Elderly at the local Care Centers in Skagit, Island and Whatcom Counties. He lost his beloved Irene in November, 2006, he was also preceded in death by his parents John and Marie Winge of Anacortes, and his sister Anne Holt., He is survived by his 8 children Cobi Winge of Anacortes, Lisa Schrinner of Tennessee, John Winge of Minnesota, Jim and Lori Kelley of Camano Island, Kathy and Dave Bye of Saskatchewan, Bill and Diane West of Burlington, Janice and David Sherman of Birdsview, and Rus and Linda West of Mount Vernon, numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren., Thank you to all the caring staff at Burton's Care Center for making his last days comfortable and to Dr. Stickle and Dr. Landreth, Skagit Valley Hospital and their staff for giving Popa many good years of life. He was loved by everyone and will be greatly missed!, Cards of condolences can be sent in c/o Janice Sherman, 40425 Challenger Rd C10, Concrete, Washington 98237.




Judy owned and operated a 'Mail Boxes Etc.' in Pismo Beach for 10 years., With the children raised, Kent's profession allowed them both to travel and live across the U.S. Judy was able to pursue her love of and join the local Women's Bible Study groups wherever she went and was able to make instant friends. She enjoyed the travel and all the sights, always wanting to get off track to visit any waterfall on the map., Her love of cooking and entertaining was a joy to all her friends and family. She enjoyed quilting, decorating her home and almost any kind of craft. Judy was a member of the Bechtel Women's Group and kept many friends within the organization., Judy was full of love, life and all heart. If you came in contact with her, you couldn't help but love her. She will be missed by us all., Judy is survived by her husband Kent Bell and sister Linda Tunnell; children, Chantelle Baker, Mathew Myers, Ryan Myers, Jana Kimble, ShaRee Tinkle, and Melissa Herring as well as nine grandchildren., Judy is preceded in death by her mother and father; sister, Charlene Britton and son John Bell.



Jacob (Jake) Milburn

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Valley Hills Funeral Home, ZillahZILLAH - Jacob (Jake) Milburn 83, beloved husband, father and grandfather, went to be with his Savior February 26, 2011. Jake was born in Custer, Kentucky on December 24, 1927 to Robert and Lulu Mil



Jacqueline L. Walker

Jacqueline L. Walker, 82, of Vancouver, WA, passed away Feb. 26, 2011. She was born July 23, 1928 in Nampa, ID to Ralph and Thelma Hasbrouck., She enjoyed family gatherings, reading, gardening, quilting, and playing cards., Jacqueline is survived by her husband, William R. Walker; daughters, Nancy (Mark) Miller, Mary (Mark) Burroughs, Sandra (Dennis) Fox and Susan (John) Paul; son, Frank Ariagno; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Hasbrouck; and sister, Carol Browning., She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother., A memorial service will be held on Mon., March 7, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. at Peoples Church, 6801 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA., Please sign Jacqueline's guestbook at



Jacqueline Ruth (Auvil) Humphrey

Friday, March 4, 2011 1:00 PM 

Jacqueline Ruth (Auvil) Humphrey was born to Oscar Oliver Auvil and Jeanette Luella Auvil in Brewster, WA on June 1, 1928. She was raised in Entiat, WA with her brothers, Oliver Auvil and Randy Auvil. She was a wonderful sister to her two brothers. Her brother, Randy, has fond memories of his sister.



James Batalis

James BATALIS James Batalis of Tustin, Calif., beloved father, grandfather and friend, passed away on January 29 from pneumonia at age 84. Preceded in death by his beloved wife Edith, he is survived by his daughter Nikki of Santa Ana, Calif., son John of Milton-Freewater, Ore., son-in-law Craig Reem, grandsons Nicholas, Christopher and Nathan Reem, and brother Pete of Phoenix. He was born Sept. 19, 1926 in South Bend, Ind., and served in the U.S. Navy 1944-1946. He was a resident of Bellevue for more than 40 years. He was a member of the Washington Athletic Club for many years, and a member of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church in Bellevue. He will be missed by all who knew him. A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Santa Ana, Ca.



James T. Chappell

James T. Chappell, 65, passed away February 20, 2011 in Arlington, WA. He was born to James F. and Irene Chappell March 27, 1945 in Monroe, WA. After graduating from Arlington High School in 1963, James began his career in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 1985 as a Master Sergeant. He then went on to a second career in the U.S. Postal service, retiring in 2006. James enjoyed fishing, bowling, horseshoes, camping and playing card games., Preceding him in death were his wives, La Vera Louise Chappell, in 1988, and Shirley Louise Chappell, in 2007; two brothers; and a sister., Surviving him is his son, Michael Vee Lelend Lawrence, of Puyallup, WA; sister, Maureen Darrow, of Lake Stevens, WA; nine step-children; numerous grandchildren; and great-grandchildren., A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Weller Funeral Home, 327 N. MacLeod Ave. Arlington, WA 98223.



Janet B. Berluti

BERLUTI, Janet B., Passed away peacefully at St Joseph's Care Center on Tuesday, March 1, 2011. Janet was an active person who enjoyed travel, reading, swimming and painting until illness forced her to move from the Spokane Valley to St. Joseph's four years ago. A woman with a strong belief in Jesus Christ she loved volunteering at church and the library. Janet retired from the State of Washington Agency on Aging. She is survived by sons Grant (Kathryn) Sims and Gus Berluti; daughters Johan Cox and Debra Dempsey; and grandchildren Jessica, Matthew, Caleb, Nicholas and Issiah. Janet was preceded in death by her husband of 33 years Alfred A. Berluti and an infant son Dean Sims. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff at St. Joseph's for the loving care they showed for their mother and to the staff of Hennessey Valley Funeral Home for their sympathetic and professional service. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church 304 S. Adams Rd. Please sign Janet's online guestbook at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



Jean Elizabeth Dodd

Jean Dodd, age 89 passed away March 1, 2011 in Bellingham. She was born November 14, 1921 in Oklahoma City, OK. Jean was a lifelong educator and taught first grade for most of her teaching career. She was a collector of many things and enjoyed crocheting, gardening and growing flowers. Jean had strong opinions and never hesitated to share her thoughts with others. Jean was preceded in death by her husband Lewis and her grandson Michael. She is survived by her son Paul (Beverly) Dodd, daughters Myra Brookreson and Elva Giddings, grandchildren Debra, Leesa, Beth, Will and Nate and numerous great-grandchildren and other relatives. A Celebration of Jean's life will be held at Westford Funeral Home on Mon., March 7th at 11 AM. Jean will be laid to rest next to her husband Lewis in Longview, WA. Memorials may be made to Whatcom Hospice or the Whatcom Humane Society. You may share memories with the family at



Jennifer Vela Montes

Friday, March 4, 2011 1:00 PM 

Jennifer Vela Montes, 13 year old daughter of Constantino and Olga Montes, died Monday, February 28, 2011, at Children's Hospital in Seattle. She was born July 12, 1997, at Wenatchee, WA and resided at Manson with her family. She attended school at Manson and was a member of the eighth grade class. Jennifer was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church.



Joan T. Verdoes

Joanie passed away to heaven on February 21 surrounded by family. She was born in Canada to Pieter and Anna Bol on November 9, 1952 and immigrated to the U.S. at a young age. In recent years she worked for the Stanwood School District and touched the lives of many children and co-workers. Her laughter and humor was contagious as was her compassion and empathy for all she met., She was mostly proud of her children, Peter (Katie), Benjamin (Traci), Marshall and Dorshell Verdoes; grandson, Oliver and the numerous foster children she took in over the years. She is also survived by sisters, Anita, Janice and Leticia; and mother, Anna Bol., Joan was preceded in death by husband, Dick Verdoes; and father, Pieter Bol., A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., March 5 at Warm Beach Free Methodist Church, Stanwood, WA.



Joanne G. Miller

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Joanne G. Miller, 79, a lifelong Yakima resident, passed away Saturday, February 26, 2011, at Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center. Joanne was born February 24, 1932, i



Jose Miramontes

Friday, March 4, 2011 4:00 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Mar 9, 1910 – Feb 25, 2011



Jose Strazzara

Jose STRAZZARA Retired Lt. Col Jose Strazzara, US ARMY passed away February 1st, 2011 at the age of 87. Jose died peacefully in his sleep after a lengthy illness. Born January 20th, 1924 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Jose began his military career as a ROTC Instructor at the University of Puerto Rico. He married the love of his life, Marta on December 29th, 1951. Jose was awarded The Bronze Star Medal in 1969 for his service in Vietnam. After his retirement in 1972 he completed his studies at the University of Washington earning a degree in business administration. Upon his graduation he began his second career with the Washington State Dept. of Labor and Industries. And later, he began to volunteer for the Magnolia Little League as an umpire. Jose loved baseball, (the New York Yankees) and kids. He loved the community of Magnolia, he first moved his family to Seattle in the mid 50's for training and was stationed at Fort Lawton. After traveling the world with stops in Texas and Germany he relocated his family back to Seattle in 1967. Towards the end of Jose's life, Marta provided the care and love he needed. Jose is survived by his wife of 59 years, Marta, their six children and 10 grandchildren. Jose loved his country; 'Duty, Honor, and Country' was his motto. Private family memorial only. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Magnolia Little League.



Joseph William "Bill" Ballew

Joseph William "Bill" Ballew Sunrise August 15, 1941 Sunset March 1, 2011 Bill will be greatly missed by his wife Marie; children, Jeff (Shelley) Jefferson, Alexandria Mackel, Geneva (Juan) Myers, Fred (Tomasina) Ballew, Michael Martin, and India (Robert) Rodriguez; 18 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; sister, Mary Ann (Bob Sr.) Kelly; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins locally and of the Nez Perce Nation. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Harvey and Geneva Annie (Parsons) Ballew; and daughter, LaShelle Jefferson. Bill was an easy going, unselfish, very loving person who was amazing at what he accomplished. He took pride in serving his country as a US Marine. He loved to fish, and also traveling with his Indian Land Working Group. Most of all Bill loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren - they gave him life. He especially loved attending his 50th year Ferndale High School reunion. A prayer service will be held on Sunday, March 6, at 6:00 PM at the family home. A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 7, at 10:00 AM at the Wexliem Community Building. You may share your thoughts and memories of Bill in the online guest book at



Joshua Ryan Atchison

Joshua was born on December 1, 1982 in Redmond, Washington to parents, Steven and Janet Atchison. He passed away on February 22 in Everett, Washington., Josh is survived by his parents, Janet and Steven; brothers, Steven, Jr. and Shawn; sister, Jennifer; and grandma, Joann., A celebration of Josh's life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 5 at Evergreen Funeral Home, 4504 Broadway in Everett., In lieu of flowers, the family requests you make a donation to P.A.W.S.



Julia Simon

Julia SIMON Julia Simon, of Seattle, Washington died Sunday, 27 February 2011. Born in Celldomolk, Hungary, 19 May 1930 to Toth Denes and Gaal Erzsebet. Julia and her husband came to Seattle in 1956 after the Hungarian Revolution. She was a loving mother, wife, good friend, and a wonderful cook. She joins her husband, Sandor who predeceased her in 1991. She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth, her niece Zsuzsana Horvath, great nephew Laszlo Horvath and extended family residing in Hungary. The funeral mass will be held atSt. Catherine's at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, 5 March 2011 (Rosary at 12:45). In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association .



Kailee Nicole Mills

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 1:00 PM 

Kailee Nicole Mills went to rest with God on February 23, 2011. She was born November 13, 2010, in Wenatchee to Marilu Zavala and Brandon Mills. Our darling has gone to the angels above; Where there's nothing but happiness, joy and love. Gone from this world, so full of strife; Back to the God who gave her life. But rejoice that God chose our sweet flower for His own; And has taken her back to His Heavenly home. ~ Author Unknown



Karl A. Frost

Karl A FROST Karl Albert Frost was born on August 31, 1951 in Rapid City, SD. He passed away February 16, 2011 in Reno, NV. He is preceded in death by his parents Harold and Virginia and his eldest brother Stephen. He is survived by his seven siblings and their spouses; Eric and Pam Frost, San Diego, CA; Paul and Ellen Frost, Georgetown, IL; Joseph and Joyce Frost, Kirkland, WA; Carolyn and Maher Alkhoury, Duvall, WA; Kenneth and Rita Frost, Bellevue, WA; David and Debbie Frost, Port Orchard, WA; and Amy Frost and Jason Souza, Mount Vernon, WA. He is also survived by 28 nieces and nephews as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends. In 1967 the family relocated to Bellevue where Karl was a member of the first graduating class of Interlake High School. He earned a B.S. in Geology from the UW.His first exposure to exploration geology in Alaska hooked him for life. Mud, flies, bears, moose, cranky helicopters notwithstanding, he was spending every day doing something he loved, working with other geologists, drillers, and adventurers in the extraordinary beauty of God's creation of rocks, mountains, deserts, glaciers, and beaches. Karl earned his Master's Degree from the University of Nevada at Reno in 1983 and was an active member of the Geological Societyof Nevada. In his career he mapped and prospected across the West from Canada to Mexico. He was anavid runner and enjoyed skiing, hiking, kayaking, photography, and woodworking. He helped innumerable people with building projects and helped many others with his special kindness as they walked through challenges in their own lives. Karl was the third of nine children and was the third Geologist. He deeply cared about his large, close-knit family and visited often. He was our family connector and caretaker and will be missed so deeply by us all. A funeral Mass will be celebrated for him Saturday March 5 at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Innocents Catholic Church in Duvall, WA. Donations are welcome to the Geological Society of Nevada Scholarship fund in his name. Sign Karl's on-line Guest Book at



Karl Jonathan Weber

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 1:00 PM 

Karl Jonathan Weber, 98, of Quincy, WA, moved upward to his eternal home on Sunday, February 27, 2011, after a full and purposeful life. He was born to Henry Sr. and Katherine (Amend) Weber at the Quincy homestead on September 25, 1912. His parents and extended family were among the earliest pioneers of the Quincy Valley, settling southwest of town in 1902.



Kloss, Charles J.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 1:00 AM 

Charles (Chuck) Kloss of Roslyn, WA died peacefully on Feb. 27, 2011. He was 90 years old. He was born on November 16, 1920 in ..... 



Kyoko Hayashi

Kyoko HAYASHI Kyoko Hayashi, full-of-life mother and grandmother passed away, at the age of 84, on February 28, 2011 with family at her side. Born in Seattle, at four years of age she moved to Tokyo where she attended Seishin Joshi Gakuin (Sacred Heart School in Tokyo), Tokyo Joshi Daigaku (Tokyo Woman's Christian University) then later Seattle University where she obtained an RN and started a long career in nursing. Her outwardly quiet demeanor belied a sense of adventure and love of life which included leaving Tokyo for Seattle shortly after WWII in her early twenties to start a career in nursing, worldwide traveling, classical music, opera, reading anything she could get her hands on, and of course her family which included her Shih Tzu Mikey. She is survived by daughter Karen Sodhi, son Eric Hayashi, and grandchildren Kenrick, Andrew and Emily Ward. She joins husband Roy and son Roger. A service will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple, 1427 South Main Street, Seattle, WA 98144.



Larry Alon Graybeal

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 1:00 PM 

Larry Alon Graybeal was born on September 25, 1942, in Chadron, NE to Earl and Helen Graybeal. He passed away on February 16, 2011, at home with loved ones. He was preceded in death by Earl Graybeal, his father and Shawn Graybeal, his grandson.



Launa Leavitt

Thursday, March 3, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Launa Leavitt, 63, a Yakima resident for 9 years, died February 27, 2011. She was born October 5, 1947 in Billings, Montana. She was a homemaker most all her life. Launa was a m



Lavonne Marie and Henry Cook Morgan Jr.

Lavonne Marie MORGAN 11/17/1920 ~ 07/04/2010 Henry Cook MORGAN, Jr. 09/27/1917 ~ 02/16/2011 Lavonne was born in Spokane, the only child of Evelyn Blackburn. She attended Holy Names Academy and graduated from Broadway High School. She attended the University of Washington. She met her husband at Wilson's Modern Business School in Seattle. They were happily married for 67 years. Lavonne was noted for her strong faith, joyful heart, peaceful spirit, mild manner and gift of service. She went from "city girl to farmers' wife." She was a wonderful baker: sponge cake, breads and pies were her specialties. She mastered cooking, preserving, money management, and nurturing her family of nine children. She happily drove those children in her "Big Red Van" to myriad school and sporting events. She loved having a large family and welcomed their friends into the fold. She worked elections at Maplewood Heights Elementary in Renton. She drove a mini bus for special needs children in the Renton school district. For recreation, Lavonne bowled for years with her mother at Hillcrest and Skyway Park Bowls. She enjoyed exotic birds kept in an aviary on the back deck and was a friend to stray cats. She loved vacationing at the family cabin on Hood Canal. Henry was born to Lillie and Henry C. Morgan, Sr. in Seattle. He had an older sister, Sylvia Van Woerden, and a younger brother, William (Bill) Morgan, both now deceased. He entered the family flower business by age eight, helping raise and sell flowers at a stall on the Pike Place Market. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout with the Boy Scouts of America and volunteered as troop #350 leader in Foster. He was a voracious reader and always said he had his advanced degree from Knocks College ("the school of hard knocks"). He loved hiking and fishing. He particularly enjoyed hunting elk in the Clearwater River area of the Olympic Peninsula. In September, 1942, Henry enlisted in the U.S. Navy Reserves. He served in Pasco as an aviation ordinance instructor before transferring aboard the U.S.S. Cape Esperance (CVE 88) for service in the South Pacific during WWII. He survived several typhoons and was instrumental in saving his ship from a kamikaze attack by rapid recognition of a new Japanese plane silhouette and giving the order to fire immediately to his gun crew. An avid story teller, he often drew upon these naval experiences. He worked as a truck driver, initially delivering oil, then milk. Later, he hauled the spent grains (malt) from the Rainier Brewery to Snohomish and Green River Valley farms for cattle feed. He was nicknamed "Henry, the Malt Man" and enjoyed lifelong close relationships with his customers. Henry was an avid gardener until he was 92, growing the flowers that provided his children with money for their college educations. He was a Master Gardener and an active member of the Seattle Tree Fruit Society. He always grew a large vegetable garden. His greatest legacies are the gifts of a strong work ethic, honesty, practical education, can-do attitude, sense of humor and diligence. The Morgan's are survived by daughters Janet Honda, Joanna Lescroart, Paula Luedke, and Leslie Morgan-Green, and sons Dwight, Bruce, John, Daniel and James, seventeen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. Their "adopted children" include Jack Hendrickson, Kent Hutchings and Glen Bunzelmeir. Internment will be with military honors at the Tahoma National Cemetery (18600 SE 240th, Kent) on Friday, March 11th, at 2:30p.m. A Catholic Mass will be said at St. John Vianney Catholic Church (12600 84th Ave NE, Kirkland) on Saturday, March 12th at 10:00 A.M. Receptions to follow.



Leocadia Contreras-Peralta

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:12 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Dec. 9, 1954 - Feb. 27, 2011 



Lewis J. Pearson

Lewis J. Pearson, 82, passed away at Sunrise View Retirement Villa in Everett, WA on Sunday, February 20, 2011, surrounded by family and friends., He had been a long time resident of Edmonds and, for the past two years, had been living at Broadway Plaza in Everett., Lewis was born September 8, l928 in Sioux Falls, SD. He was the oldest of three sons born to Lewis A. and Linda M. (Smothers) Pearson., Lewis, along with his mother and two brothers, moved to Seattle in 1942 where he later attended Ballard High School. He returned to Sioux Falls where he worked for Clements Studebaker Co.and became active with his father in race car circles. Upon returning to Seattle in 1951, he worked at Fort Lawton and at Boeing., In 1961, he went to work for Eldec Corp. where he met his wife, Irene, and became a stepfather to her daughter, Patrica Middleton, and stepfather to Howard ("Jackie"). He also became a grandpa to Patty's children, Doug, Scott and Mike., Lew worked for Eldec for 30 years retiring in l990 as a Senior Production Planner., He was very involved with family activities, especially the grandsons' sports and Jackie's participation at Work Opportunities. He continued his interest in racing with the building and racing stock cars at Skagit Valley race track and attending races at Evergreen Speedway. Along with his father, Lew attended many of the Indianapolis Memorial Day races and continued to attend after his father's passing with family members and friends. For the last several years, he enjoyed watching NASCAR races, the Mariners and Seahawks., Lewis was preceded in death by his wife, Irene; father, Lewis (Grace); mother, Linda White; and step-daughter, Patricia., Lewis is survived by brothers, Robert E. Luckey of Poulsbo, WA; Allan L. White (Janice) of Everett; Ray A. Pearson (Laura) of Sioux Falls; stepson, Howard Thompson; and grandsons, Doug, Scott and Mike. Lewis ("Papa") also leaves the shining light in his life, his great-granddaughter, Katherine Middleton ("Katie") of Everett; and her two daughters, Larissa and Kizzianna; and great-grandson, Austin. Papa and Irene ("Nana") lovingly cared for Katie since she was an infant. Also missing Lew are nieces, Wendy, Cathy, Jenny and Sarah; and nephews, Allan, Dan and Mike., A celebration of Lewis' life will be held March 5, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Purdy & Walters with Cassidy in Everett., Interment to follow at Accacia Memorial Park Cremetory and Funeral Home, 14951 Bothell Way NE in Seattle., In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice., Arrangements under the direction of Purdy & Walters with Cassidy Funeral Home, Everett, WA.



Linda Pratt-Radford

Sunday, February 27, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Linda Pratt-Radford went to be with her Lord on February 13, 2011 after a long battle with illness. She lived in Yakima most of her life, until the last few years she lived in Las Vegas, Nevada. Linda graduated from Eisenhower High School and



Lucille May Christie

Sunday, February 27, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Smith Funeral Home LTD and CrematoryLucille, Mom and Nannie, decided to free herself, dance into the wind, create a new language. And birds fluttered around her, writing "Yes" in the Sky. Lucille 




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Marie S. Kirk

Friday, March 4, 2011 1:00 PM 

Marie S. Kirk, 86, a longtime resident of Brewster, WA, died Sunday, February 27, 2011, at the Okanogan-Douglas County Hospital. She was born April 7, 1924, at Omak, WA, the daughter of Dick and Zenith (Bossout) Starzmann. At an early age, she moved to Brewster with her family, where she attended schools.



Marion J. VanCorbach

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Marion James VanCorbach, 77, of Yakima, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, February 25, 2011, after spending his last days surrounded by his loving family. Marion was



Marissa Coelho

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:13 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

July 17, 1978 - Feb. 25, 2011 



Marjorie Colson Logozzo

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Marjorie Colson Logozzo celebrated her journey to heaven on February 25, 2011 at 11:35 PM. Marjorie was born April 24, 1919 in Chester, Idaho. She was the daughter of Alton Peay and Emma Pearl



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Marlyn J. Lewis

Marlyn J. Lewis, 73, of Vancouver, WA, passed away on Feb. 22, 2011. He resided at May Adult Family Care Home from July 2010 until his passing. He was born and raised in Vancouver., Marlyn married Berniece Mitchell on Nov. 23, 1957., He was employed by the post office until he went to work for BPA in 1967 until his retirement in 1996., Marlyn enjoyed archery, hunting, golf, carpentry, and working on cars; especially his VW Bug and Jeep pickup. Marlyn is survived by his wife of 53 years, Berniece; his children, Pam (Jerry) Gomes, Brent (Cheryle) Lewis, and Brenda Lewis; grandchildren, Jason (Virginia) Gillaspie, Lindsey (Dustin) Moon; great-grandson, Hudson Moon; a brother, Marvene (Barbara); and half sister, Myrna Wegner; and numerous nieces and nephews., He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Rose Lewis; step-father, Orville Lewis; and half brother, Myron Lewis., The Lewis family would like to express their thanks for the compassionate care provided over the last several months by Mike Stubbs, his wife, Yong Hui, and aide, Nina Golovko., A memorial service will be held Sun., March 6, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Hostess House Chapel, 10017 NE 6th Ave., Vancouver, WA., Please sign Marlyn's guest book at:



Mary Lou McSherry

Mary Lou McSherry transcended pain, frustration, despair and earthly limitations on February 27, 2011 and returned to the loving embrace of the Goddess., She was born on October 23, 1936 in Arcadia, California and from the first and up until the very end, she took on the World face to face usually on her own terms., During her Life Journey she developed three great loves, gardening, animals (sharing her space with cats, otters, horses, dogs and birds over the years) and art which would become a passion., Teaching and creating beauty with oils, watercolors, pencil and acrylics she joined and participated in such groups as the Northwest Toleliners, Sky Valley Artists and Marysville Art Guild., She left behind her husband, Mark C. McSherry; and their fuzzy children, Wrecker, Bingo and Houston., At her request her remains will be cremated. No memorial date has been set., If so desired, remembrances in her name may be made to the Everett Woman's Shelter; or Animal Welfare Group of your choosing. She will be missed.



Michael "Mikey" Botzon

BOTZON, Michael, Michael "Mikey" Botzon passed away on Monday, February 28, 2011 after a brief but hard fought battle against Endocarditis., He was born in Spokane Washington and lived here most of his life where he worked in roofing and sheet metal. Mikey attended Holmes and Sheridan Elementary Schools, Libby Junior High and Jantsch High School. Mikey is survived by his children Michael N. Fernandez, Wellpinit, Washington and Adrian M. Bishop, Kalispell, Montana; parents Ronald and Kateri Bishop, Spokane WA; and siblings Anna (Samuel) Loya, Stockton, CA; Carol (Curt) Bowen, Lodi, CA; Carmen (Thomas) Miller, Spokane WA; Robert (Tawnya) Botzon, Chattaroy, WA, James (Trudy) Bishop, Spokane WA; Jeff (Susan) Bishop, Attica Michigan; Brian Botzon, Spokane WA and Baron Botzon, Spokane, WA. He was preceded in death by his father Robert C. Botzon. Mikey loved life, his children, and his very extended family without reservation. He was in turn much loved and will be sorely missed. A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 2 p.m., Hennessey-Smith, Rose Chapel, 2203 N. Division St. and will be followed by cremation. Please sign Mickey's online guestbook at, Arrangements have been entrusted to:



Minnie Schneider Wolf

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Valley Hills Funeral Home, YakimaYAKIMA - Minnie Schneider Wolf was born on August 23, 1934 in Kenel, South Dakota. She was a dear loving wife, sister, aunt, and friend to every one of us. We will miss her smiling face, her great d 



Misako Groh

Misako went home to Jesus, February 27, 2011. She was born to Mr. and Mrs. Kusumoto on March 7, 1929 near Yokosuka, Japan., She met and married Ronald B. Groh in 1958 while he was stationed there in the Navy. She came to the United States and worked hard to learn English and quickly became an American citizen., Misako loved children, especially babies and wanted to work with them. She went to work at Shriners Hospital, where she was employed for the next nine years. After her retirement, she and Ron adopted two baby boys - Roger and Richard., Later Misako met Roger J. Wilbur and they married in 1995. They spent a couple of years in Prescott, Arizona and then returned to Spokane where she spent the rest of her life., Misako loved to play bingo and quite frequently won! She also loved cooking Japanese food for the Groh family. The last few years we all enjoyed going to the Suki Yaki restaurant at least once a month., Misako is survived by her loving husband Roger, sons Richard (Kelly) and Roger; grandchildren Hayden, Patrick and Courtney and in-laws Patricia, Mary, Julie, Tim, Jan, Cathy, Terry and Jim., Misako was the most loving and giving person - never a bad word about anyone. An exceptional person! She will be missed by all who knew her., Services will be held Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 11:00 am at Salvation Army Church located at 222 East Indiana, Spokane, WA., Crematory services were provided by Neptune Society and Misako's urn will rest at North Pines Cemetery in Spokane Valley.



Morris S. Stahi

Thursday, March 3, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Colonial Funeral HomeMorris S. Stahi (46) of Harrah was ready to join his grandmother, everything he wanted done fell into place. He got family and friends to travel from near and far to tell their stories, share songs and prayers.




He lived in Pasco his entire life and graduated from Pasco High School in 1944, then shortly thereafter joined the Navy., Bud went on to further his education at Eastern Washington University in 1954, where he graduated and earned his Bachelor's degree in Political Science., While attending Eastern Washington University, Bud met and married Mickey Vail and had three children., Bud later went on to marry Melba Alexander mother of three children. Between them, they had a daughter., His lifelong occupation was working in the Title Insurance industry which included Franklin Benton Title Co., Transamerica Title and then Benton Franklin Title Co. where he retired on his birthday in 1995., Bud was an avid golfer, gardener, sports enthusiast, but most of all spending time with his family was his greatest love., After his retirement, he was active as a member of the City of Pasco Code Enforcement Board., He was a member of the Franklin County Historical Society., A member of Alpha Phi Omega at Eastern., Bud was preceded in death by wife of 45 years, Melba Ruth Keene; parents Jack and Luella Keene, Jeff and Bessie Morrow; son Don Alexander, and daughter Sharon Keene., Bud is survived by brother George Keene of Pasco; sister Dolly Downs of Vancouver, WA; children Snap and Rita Keene of George, Shelley and Jerry Larson of Pasco, Brent (BJ) and Roxie Alexander of Pasco, Janet and Brent McDonald of Rosamond, CA, Kim and Terry Elzie of Pasco; and daughter-in-law Tari Alexander of Renton, WA. He also leaves behind 35 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren to whom he was known as 'Papa' and numerous nieces and nephews., Bud is now rejoined with the love of his life Melba (Mamo). They loved and cared for one another, and will continue to do so for eternity., Bud will be remembered for his profound generosity and loving heart., In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice at the Chaplaincy at 2108 W. Entiat Ave Kennewick WA. 99336., Viewing will be Friday, March 4, 2011 at Mueller's Greenlee Funeral Home, 1608 W. Court St. Pasco, WA between 5:00pm-8:00pm., The graveside service will be held Saturday at City View Cemetery on Oregon Ave. in Pasco, WA Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 11:30am.



Neil Golden

Neil GOLDEN On March 2, 2011, Neil Golden, beloved husband of Susan Golden (nee Sacks); loving father of Matthew and Andrew Golden; devoted brother of Judy Flickstein; beloved brother-in-law of Allan Flickstein, Paul and Jill Sacks and Hanna Sacks. Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore MD 21208 on Sunday, March 6, at 12 Noon. Interment Arlington Cemetery - Chizuk Amuno Congregation, Balti more MD. Please omit flowers. In mourning at 418 Doe Meadow Drive, Owings Mills, MD 21117. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 4pm at Herzl Ner Tamid Congregation on Mercer Island WA.



OBITUARY: Carl Schroeder

Thursday, March 3, 2011 3:00 AM 

Carl Schroeder, 93, of Pullman, passed away Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Pullman Regional Hospital in Pullman, Wash.Carl was born Oct. 1, 1917, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Albert and Minnie (Wollenberg) Schroeder. He grew up in Milwaukee and graduated from high school there. Carl attended college in Wisconsin where he received his bachelor's degree in 1939. He married [...]



OBITUARY: Daphne Lenore Silha

Thursday, March 3, 2011 3:00 AM 

Daphne Lenore Silha, a longtime Moscow resident, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, in Danville, Ky. She was 92.Daphne was born Sept. 27, 1918, at Fort Benton, Mont., starting out life on a small farm with two sisters and a brother. She graduated from Montana State University with a BS in business in 1939. In 1941, she married her [...]



OBITUARY: Eddie Daniel Meier

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:00 AM 

Eddie Meier passed away Feb. 25, 2011, at Pullman Regional Hospital from complications of heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Eddie was born at the Meier family home in Melrose, Idaho, on Dec. 24, 1918. He was the fifth of six children born to George Meier and Janie Tretheway Meier. He grew up, worked and resided at the family [...]



OBITUARY: Helen Louise Kellberg

Friday, March 4, 2011 3:00 AM 

Helen Louise Kellberg of Renton, Wash., was taken home to her Lord on Feb. 12, 2011. She was 77.Helen was born as Helen Louise Mueller on April 26, 1933, in Arcadia, Wis., to the Rev. and Mrs. R.W. Mueller. She grew up with her older brother, Dick, among small Wisconsin towns, including Arcadia, Wilson, Medford and Jefferson, where [...]



OBITUARY: Maire Helda Raus

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:00 AM 

Maire Helda Raus, 73, of Pullman, died Feb. 27, 2011, at Pullman Regional Hospital. Born May 1, 1937, in Ambla, Estonia, she was the daughter of Hugo Annast and Erna Orgel Annast. Maire immigrated with her family to the United States in 1950. She graduated from New Britain High School in Connecticut. Afterward, she also attended college for [...]



OBITUARY: Ruth Catherine (Hazle) Bode

Thursday, March 3, 2011 3:00 AM 

Ruth Catherine (Hazle) Bode, 97, passed away Feb. 16, 2011, in Pullman, Wash., due to age related illness. Ruth was born to Blanche (Doyle) and Albert Hazle on Nov. 3, 1913, in Chicago, Ill. Her mother died shortly after childbirth and Ruth was raised by her father, paternal grandparents and aunts. Her father remarried when she was 11 [...]



OBITUARY: Shirley Ann Read (Plumley)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 3:00 AM 

Shirley Ann Read (Plumley) died Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, in Bakersfield, Calif. Shirley was born to Carl and May Plumley on Dec. 10, 1941. Shirley grew up in Moscow and graduated from Moscow High School in 1960. She then married Dale L. Randall of Moscow. In 1962 Shirley and Dale moved to California where Shirley worked various jobs, [...]



Orland Jacob Wawers

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 1:00 PM 

Orland was born in Soap Lake, WA and grew up in Quincy, WA, where he graduated from Quincy High School in 1973. On November 25, 1972, he met his future wife, Mary Richardson, and two years later, they were married on November 25, 1974. They had two daughters, Shawn and Noel.



Orville Wesley Bell

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 1:00 PM 

Orville Wesley Bell, 87, passed away on Thursday, February 24, 2011, at Central Washington Hospital, surrounded by his family. He was born to Ralph and Orvetta Bell on November 11, 1923, in Pasadena, CA. He graduated from Poly High School in 1942. Shortly after, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in both the Pacific and Atlantic Theaters as a 2nd Class Petty Officer.




Philip F. Bartenetti Died peacefully at his home on March 2, 2011 at the age of 94. He was a self-described child of Calabrian immigrant parents, born in 1916 in Fairfax, Washington. As a young boy he moved to Tacoma where he lived for 60 years. He also lived in Soap Lake, Washington. He was proud of his Italian heritage and participated in Italian-American organizations. He was also active in community organizations such as the Bellarmine Boosters, and was a member of




Philip F. Bartenetti died peacefully at his home on March 2, 2011 at the age of 94., He was a self-described child of Calabrian immigrant parents, born in 1916 in Fairfax, Washington. As a young boy he moved to Tacoma where he lived for 60 years. He also lived in Soap Lake, Washington, and most recently in Sedro-Woolley., He was proud of his Italian heritage and participated in Italian-American organizations. He was also active in community organizations such as the Bellarmine Boosters, and was a member of, 174 for 68 years., A lover of a good turn of a phrase and quick wit, he could do Groucho Marx almost as well as Groucho himself. His friends and clients will attest to Phil's many escapades and practical jokes. His sense of humor will be missed by all who knew him., Phil proudly served in the, aboard the carrier, USS Natoma Bay in the South Pacific from mid-1943 until the end of World War 11., He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Doug Whipple of Mount Vernon; and son and daughter-in-law, Philip W. and Marsha Bartenetti of Los Angeles. He has six grandchildren: Anthony Bartenetti, Gina Gamble, Bonnie Ellis, Andrea Blau, Amy Kingman, Alison Stewart Rodriguez and 10 great-grandchildren: Nick Bartenetti Bridget Bartenetti Anna Bartenetti Jakeob Philip Blau, Austin Blau, Emma Gamble, Megan Gamble Madeline Ellis, Jack Ellis, Ava Thosen., He was very close to his 6 nephews: John Bartenetti, Frank Bartenetti, David Bartenetti, Michael Callahan, James Callahan, Steven Callahan., Phil was pre-deceased by his wife of 56 years Betty Bartenetti., Arrangements are under the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon.



Pamela Ann Clark Fann

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 4:19 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

September 23, 1956 – February 3, 2011



Pamela Joan HARVEY

Pamela Joan HARVEY Age 91, but forever young at heart. Born in Eastbourne, England on June 26, 1919, the eldest child of Kitty and Jack Fleming. Died March 1, 2011 in Seattle with daughter and son-in-law at her side. Her parents emigrated to Canada when she was a few months old and she grew up in Vancouver, BC. She moved to the U.S. after marrying George Harvey in 1945. After first living in Culver City, CA, they settled in Seattle in 1947. She enjoyed working in the photography studio at Frederick & Nelson where she hand-colored photos. Pam became a full time homemaker and devoted mother when her daughter Linda was born. She was artistic and very creative with hobbies including painting in oils, acrylics and watercolors. Her favorite Christmas tradition was to send hand-painted Christmas cards to family and friends. Pam also enjoyed sewing and was a member of bowling leagues in her younger years. She enjoyed traveling and photography. Pam and Linda were avid shopping companions and the best of friends, enjoying much love and laughter together. She was extremely generous in her love, thoughtfulness and helpfulness to others. Preceded in death by husband George in 1990; brother Roy, sisters Audrey Dzendolet and Rose Fleming; stepson James Harvey. Beloved 'mum' of Linda Sluman and her husband Dennis of Seattle; grandchildren Shaun Sluman (fiancee Michelle) of San Jose, CA, Ryan Sluman of Culver City, CA, Robert Harvey and Laura Harvey of Elk Grove, CA; brother Don (Mary) Fleming of Kelowna, BC; niece Coreen Dzendolet of Vancouver BC; great-nephew Will Dzendolet of Fort McMurray, Alberta; numerous cousins and relatives in England. 'Let go and let God'. Viewing Sunday, March 6, 1:00 - 5:00 and Monday March 7, 9:00 - 1:00 Wiggen & Sons Funeral Home. Celebration of her life will be held 3:30 PM, Monday, March 7, 2011 at Wiggen & Sons Funeral Home, 2003 N.W. 57th St., Seattle.



Pat Knowles

Pat was born Gertrude May Wiggins, passed away peacefully Sunday morning at home following a long and full life. Pat loved and nurtured her four sons, Larry, Gary, Dan, and Dennis Knowles who will truly miss her., She was an accomplished needle craft artist, entrepreneur and good friend to everyone who knew her., Her late husband, Lloyd "Babe" Knowles preceded her in death in 1988. Her brothers, Charles and John are also deceased., Pat lived her life in the Marysville, WA and Everett, WA area., Her legacy includes four sons; seven grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren so far.



Patricia (Konrad) van Veen

Patricia Konrad van Veen passed away peacefully on February 27, 2011. She was born December 22, 1919 to Ferdinand and Lucille Konrad in Portland, Oregon. She graduated from St. Mary's Academy and attended Marylhurst College. She met Francis Leonard van Veen at a school dance in 1939, and in 1945, they married in Portland. They eventually settled in Spokane, Washington in 1964 where Francis is a medical doctor (retired). This past October they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Together, Patricia and Francis raised 16 children and she will be missed by all along with many sons- and daughters-in-law and their families: sons John, Richard, Michael, Robert, Steven, and David. Daughters: Mary Strzelec, Christina Ager, Kerry, Suzie Scofield, Barbara Harper, Julia Shaughnessy, Annette Moore, Margaret Smith, and Sara Desmond. Twenty grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, in-laws to her children and grand-children, and numerous nieces and nephews made for a great family gathering at any time. Patricia is preceded in death by her son Paul, who died in a drowning accident in 1970, and all her siblings. Beyond raising the children, Patricia was quite creative and loved doing projects using with her hands. She was excellent in quilting, sewing, ceramics and china painting, painting on canvas, and the list could go on. She loved the computer, had her own Facebook page, and created her own cookbook. She also loved to read, enjoyed learning languages and traveling. Patricia was an independent and free spirit who lived with Francis, proudly taking care of themselves in their own home, until a stroke a few weeks ago left her incapacitated. A memorial service will be held this Saturday, March 5, 2011, 10:00 a.m. at St Thomas More Church. A reception will follow at the church. Please call 509-484-8265 for details.



Paul Holte

The family and friends of Paul are invited to attend the regular church service at Faith Lutheran Church in Bellingham on Sunday, March 6th at 10AM, followed by a committal service in the memorial garden. Memorials may be made to the Faith Lutheran Scholarship Fund. You may share your thoughts and memories of Paul in the online memorial guest book at



Pauline Callahan Echelbarger

Pauline passed away February 24, 2011 at her home in Lynnwood, WA at the age of 85. She was born in Edmonds, WA to Paul and Lucy (Hansen) Callahan December 27, 1925. She was the second of seven children. She married Dale Curtiss Echelbarger and together they enjoyed 49 wonderful years of marriage until his passing in 1993., Pauline will live on through her daughters Karen (Jim) Watson and Diane Echelbarger; her grandchildren, Renee, Eric (Crystal), Carrie (Rick) Joshua and Dale; her great-granddaughter, Savannaha., She is preceded in death by her son, Dana Curtiss Echelbarger., Pauline raised two families, her own three children and Dana's three children. We would like to thank the caring staff at Home Instead for helping us to comfort Pauline in her final hours., Services for Pauline will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 5, 2011 in the chapel at Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills Funeral Home, 409 Filbert Road in Lynnwood, WA.



Priscilla M. Fowler

Priscilla M. FOWLER Priscilla McFee Fowler 97, passed away February 27, 2011 in Des Moines, WA. Priscilla was born in Seattle and was a long-time resident of the Des Moines area. In 1939 she married Clarence Fowler who preceded her in death. They were married 43 years and made their home in Zenith where they raised their two children, Catherine and James. Priscilla held a variety of jobs during here career. She worked in accounting for Western Union during the Depression. During World War II she was employed by the Signal Corps. Afterthe war she worked at University Printing as a typesetter and proofreader and then went on to a career of 26 years with Valley Newspapers in Kent. 'Dolly', as she was know to family and friends, loved to entertain. She hosted a picnic for the entire neighborhood for over 40 years. She also loved cooking and gardening, and all the canning and preserving that went with it. Besides her two children she is survived by three grandchildren, Dan, Lisa and Jason, seven great grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 22975 24th Ave S, Des Moines, Friday, March 11 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Elder & Adult Day Services (EADS), 12831 NE 21st Pl., Bellevue WA 98005.



Purcell, Jean D. (McGahey)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

Jean D. Purcell, our beloved mom, sister and grandmother went home on Sunday, February 27, 2011 to sing with Jesus and her parents. Jean .....



Quest C. Allen

Quest C. Allen, 103, of Everett passed away February 22, 2011. She was born June 7, 1907 on a farm in Sunnyside, WA where she lived with her parents, sister, and four brothers., After high school, Quest briefly attended Linfield College to pursue a teaching degree, but left early to care for her father after her mother's premature death. In 1930, her brother Warner brought guest Harry Allen home to the farm; the two struck up a friendship and corresponded steadily over the next three years. On January 26, 1933 they were married in a small ceremony in Southern California, surrounded by family and close friends. Harry and Quest lived in Los Angeles for the next 32 years, until Harry retired from the gas company. Together they raised 500 chickens as a side business, explored many of the western states and enjoyed years of hunting and fishing together. Shortly after Harry's retirement, they moved to Snohomish, WA. They were active members of the Snohomish First Presbyterian church serving as deacons for many years., One of the highlights of retirement for both was their yearly trip to Utah to visit their many family members. For weeks before leaving, Quest would bake cookies; make jam and other treats to take to the nieces and nephews. The ability to care for her family was a life-long passion for her and one she excelled at. Her cookies and jams were legendary among all., Quest was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Harry Allen; her parents; and all of her siblings. She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and many close friends. She will be tremendously missed by all., Private graveside services will be held at GAR Cemetery in Snohomish. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at Snohomish First Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Snohomish First Presbyterian Church Deacon's Fund.




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Rose Aversa Rose Aversa, loving wife and mother, passed away on March 1, 2011 at the age of 87. One of five children, Rose was born August 16, 1923 to Alfonse and Marie Cirillo in Brooklyn, NY, and moved to Baltimore, MD at the age of nine. Rose met her husband, Joe, in a 5 and 10-cent store and they were married in April 1947. They had one daughter, Rosemarie, who has always been the joy of their lives. In 1992 Rose and Joe moved to Tacoma, WA to be closer to their daughter and her family. Rose always enjoyed bowling, Bingo, poker, and puzzle books. She was a wonderful Italian cook and loved her time in the kitchen; preparing the meal was an all-day project and a true labor of love. Needless to say, we always looked forward to dinner at her house, especially the leftovers she provided for another night's meal. Rose also enjoyed singing with her husband, especially the Broadway show tunes and the old favorites from her youth. Rose is survived by her beloved husband of 64 years, Joe; daughter Rosemarie and her husband, Michael; and granddaughter, Jennifer. She is also survived by two sisters, Lillian Corrao and Carmela Cirillo, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends. Rose was preceded in death by her sister Ann Alcarese, and her brother Alfred Cirillo. Rosary will be at 4 p.m. and viewing at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 6th, 2011 at Gaffney Funeral Home, 1002 S. Yakima Ave., Tacoma. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. on Monday, March 7th at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 7112 S. 12th St., Tacoma. Burial will follow at Tacoma Cemetery. Donations can be made in Rose's name to The



Reed Lafayette Clark, Jr.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 3:32 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff




Robert (Bob) Owen Rodgers Jr.

Thursday, March 3, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeRobert (Bob) Owen Rodgers Jr. was born May 6, 1928 in Wilmington, North Carolina to Robert & Mattie Jane Rodgers. When he was 18 years old Bob enlisted in the United States Navy and served from 1946-1950.



Robert B. "Bob" Chambers

Robert B. Chambers of Vancouver, WA, passed away on March 2, 2011. He was born in Boswell, OK to Robert and Eunice Chambers. His family relocated to Oregon when he was 10 years old. His father passed away when Bob was eleven. Through determination and hard work his mother kept the family together., Bob learned his determination and love of family and the will to succeed from his Mother during these hard times. Their family moved to the Vancouver area when Bob was sixteen., From an early age Bob worked in construction, building the "Heights Houses" for the wartime shipyard workers., Bob quit school and joined the Marine Corps at the age of seventeen. He served proudly for the duration of, Upon return from his service to his country Bob courted and won the hand of, Martha, his wife of sixty-three years. Bob and Martha spent the first summer and early months of pregnancy, with their only son Russell, as fire spotters at a remote lookout station in what is now known as The Goat Rocks Wilderness area north of Packwood., Bob began working in the Crown Zellerbach Camas paper mill in 1951. During his employment at the paper mill Bob rose through the maintenance department ranks as a pipe fitter, maintenance planner, pipe shop supervisor and sheet metal/welding shop supervisor. Bob was respected and admired by all. Bob retired from the paper mill in 1986. Bob loved his family and his activities., He was an avid hunter with rifle, muzzle loader and archery. He fished for anything that swam or crawled in the water. Bob taught fire arm safety to young people for ten years. He used his many skills to build four homes for his family., Bob and Martha's son, Russell and his wife Susan live in Washougal, WA and have enjoyed a family relationship throughout the years. One of the greatest joys of Bob's life were his grandsons, Russell and Robert. Bob and Martha also opened their home to multiple foster sons and daughters for nine years and forged some lifelong relationships with their foster children., Bob and Martha's activities included square dancing with several groups around the country and travel. Their love of each other and travel and led them on many adventures and exciting trips to places including Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Bora Bora and Fiji. They also took trips through the Panama Canal and RV'ing in Mexico, and Alaska., Bob is survived by the love of his life, Martha; his son Russell and his wife Susan; grandsons, Russell and his wife Stephanie and Robert and his wife Jaime; great-granddaughter, Kellsye; and great-grandson, Rylin; sisters, AnnaJo Webb and Alma Hayes; and foster sons, Eldon Leigh, Steve Buskirk and wife Shannon and Daryl Smith and wife Edith., A memorial service will be held at Brown's Funeral home in Camas on Sat., March 5th at 11:00 a.m., Donations can be made to the, in lieu of flowers., Brown's Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Camas has been entrusted with arrangements., To send condolences or to sign the online guestbook, please visit please visit, or



Robert William Bjorklund

Although he was self-effacing, to say that Robert had an impressive "alphabet soup" of credentials would be a dramatic understatement. He was a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, held membership in the National Association of Social Workers and the Academy of Certified Social Workers, and held both a Master's in Social Work and Master's in Public Administration from Eastern Washington University. Robert also graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and an Associate of Science in Marketing.



Ronald Arther Dupre

Ron DUPRE Ron Dupre, 69, of Rancho Mirage, CA died from liver failure February 13, 2011. Ron was born July 27, 1941 in Putnam, CT, graduated from Putnam High School in 1959, received a BA from Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI in 1963, and worked in Hartford from 1963 to 1967. He then moved to Los Angeles, was General Sales Manager for Norfolk Southern Railroad for 25 years, then transferred to Seattle. He worked for the railroad until retiring in 1996, then was a living skills assistant for the developmentally disabled before moving back to CA in 2004. Ron was outgoing, charismatic, had a great sense of humor and traveled the world. He was an avid reader, loved movies, the gym, and Barbra Streisand. He will be deeply missed by family and friends. Ron was preceded in death by par- ents Albina (Roy) and Armand Dupre and by partner Angelo Lucca. He is survived by sister Jean and brother-in-law Art Sirois of Cumberland, RI and by nieces Kristen Kern of Cumberland and Meredith Morris of Dedham, MA. Celebrations of his life will be held in Rancho Mirage March 12 and in Los Angeles in June.



Russell Hugh Cross

6-18-1936 - 2-28-11 Born: Bellingham, WA Graduated: Bellingham High 1955 US Army 3 years: Marksman Rifle Occupation: 40 years Georgia Pacific Survivors: wife Sue Cross; children Georgia Boehringer, Carla Melcher, Jo Tharp, Bea Wacker; sister Betty Texmo; grandchildren Tricia Howe, Philip Melcher, Christopher Boehringer, Erica Rizo, Bryan Jonnasson and Aaron Jonnasson; 13 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death: parents George & Lielah Cross, brothers George and Bob, sister Marilyn. His body will be donated to science.



Ruth N. Roberts

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - On Friday, February 25, 2011, God sent his angels to wrap their arms around our mother and take her home to be with her husband, Roy, family and friends who were waiting for her.  




On November 12, 1954, Steve was born to Gilbert and Jean Tomlinson in Walla Walla, WA. He was saved and dedicated to our Lord and Savior at a very early age at Ingle Chapel Church in MiltonFreewater, Oregon where he attended while living on Stateline Road near Walla Walla. He graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1972. He was married to Sarita Mulhair on May 5, 1973. They had 4 children: Justin Todd, Alexis Rene, Ashley Nicole and Barret Reed., He started working at age 12 for the family business, Tomlinson Dairy Farms, in Walla Walla. The dairy facility was moved to Pasco where they also started growing alfalfa and Steve implemented the use of the dairy waste water to irrigate the farm. In 1983, after the dairy was sold, he bought his own farm north of Pasco and continued farming there and with his parents on their land, and on leased land north of the Pasco airport. He continued to use his innovative techniques of waste water dispersal with the potato processing water from the Lamb-Weston plant. All of his children helped with the farming, especially at harvest time., Steve married his childhood friend, Jan Marie (Waddoups) Prior on August 26, 2000. Their families lived near each other and have been friends since Steve was four and Jan was two. The two families spent a great deal of time together going to parades, cutting Christmas trees up in the mountains at Tollgate, and vacationing at Wallowa Lake. Sadly, Jan's family moved away when she was eight. The last time Steve and Jan spent together as children was when their families spent a weekend at the Tomlinson cabin at Tollgate. Thirty years passed before Steve and Jan met again and fell in love. In 2004, Steve and Jan established Steve Tomlinson Farms, LLC, and last year began, with his son, Barret, farming the entire operation., In addition to his love of farming, Steve had many passions, especially snowmobiling. This humble, hard-working man of the highest integrity always put his family and friends first. He was a master mechanic, welder, electrician, plumber, and adept at fixing anything. Incredibly kind and generous, he was always willing to offer his help to others., Steve is survived by his beloved wife, Jan at home; his four children and their spouses, Justin (Amie) Tomlinson of Puyallup, WA, Alexis (Brad) Davis of Pasco, WA, Ashley (Brian) Edwards of Albion, WA and Barret Tomlinson, Pasco, WA; 6 grandchildren, Lindsey, Maximus, and Peyton Tomlinson, Ashlyn and Ava Davis, and Riley Edwards; his parents, Gilbert and Jean Tomlinson, Pasco, WA; his sisters Cynthia (Allen) Longest, Pasco, WA and Kim (Richard) Ingersoll, Pasco, WA; nephews, Nathan Arland and Tyler (Amber) Lyford; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws; his former wife, Sarita Tomlinson, and a multitude of friends.



Sammie Joan McLoud

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Affordable Funeral CareYAKIMA - Sammie Joan McLoud, 68, of Yakima, went home to be with her Lord, Friday, February 25, 2011 at Yakima Regional Medical Center, surrounded by her family after a short illness. Sammie



Satnik, Donald C.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

Donald C. (Don) Satnik died at his home at 4631 Tjossem Rd, Ellensburg, on February 24, 2011, of natural causes. He was born May 27, .....



Say, Dorothy Marie (Cusworth)

Thursday, March 3, 2011 1:00 AM 

Dorothy was born February 9, 1946 in Ellensburg Washington, and passed away March 1, 2011. She was 65 years young. Dorothy was a long ..... 



Scott Palmer

Friday, March 4, 2011 3:52 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

March 12, 1946 – March 1, 2011



Shellie D. Person

PERSON, Shellie D., Our beloved Shellie passed away March 2, 2011 from the shortest bout with cancer that anyone has ever seen. Survived by her mother Sunnie Person-Brundell; her daughter Mistie (Dustin) Curbow; the lights of her life: three grand-daughters Kylie, McKenzie, and Hahlie; son Colton Beggs; Mike Dressel (the love of her life); sister Terrie Person; brothers Craig (April) Person, Jay Person, and Mark Person, who all adored her; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her father Leonard Person, and her sister Linda. A special thank you, and love to her childhood friend Shelly (Metzger) Brown, who sat with her day and night through her short illness. She is our own Special Angel. Shellie worked for Aurum Dental Labs, who showed her the most love and respect that any company could, not just as an employee, but as a caring and true friend. Many thanks to Aurum's and all of its employees for the gifts of flowers, and the visits to keep her spirits up. Shellie had many friends, and will be missed by them all. SPOKANE CREMATION & FUNERAL SERVICE.



Sherilyn Rae McGuire

Thursday, March 3, 2011 1:00 PM 

Sherilyn Rae McGuire, 54, of Wenatchee, WA, passed away Friday, February 25, 2011, at her home. She was born on January 8, 1957, at Lake Chelan Hospital to Ira and Lola McGuire. She as the youngest of five children. Sherilyn was raised in the Wenatchee Valley and graduated from Wenatchee High School, class of 1975.



Stacy Kulaas Murphy

Monday, February 28, 2011 1:00 PM 

Stacy Susanne Kulaas Murphy, 48, passed away at her home in Duvall, WA, on Monday, February 21, 2011, while being comforted by her family. She was born November 19, 1962 in Yakima to John Richard "Dick" Kulaas and Patricia Cannon Kulaas. Her family moved to Wenatchee in 1966 and Stacy attended Columbia Elementary School, Pioneer Junior High School and graduated from Wenatchee High School in 1981.



Steven Tomlinson

Friday, March 4, 2011 3:54 AM - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff 

Nov. 12, 1954 - Feb. 27, 2011 



Stewart, Mildred Eileen (Radosevich)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

Mildred Eileen Stewart, 90, of Roslyn, Washington, passed away peacefully at her home on February 12, 2011. She was born on June 23, 1920, in .....




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Born and raised in Pasco, WA, 'Teddie' spent the majority of her 81 years here. Her last three weeks were under the wonderful care of the fine staff at Kadlec Hospital, where she passed away peacefully with her devoted husband by her side at 1:07 p.m., Teddie was a very strong and dynamic middle daughter of the Pasco pioneer Ogata family of 7 girls and 2 boys. All of her siblings were born in Pasco. However, growing up during the war years was horrible at times for Japanese Americans. Rather than being sent to relocation camps during the war like their friends who lived in Kennewick and Richland, the Japanese American families in Pasco, on the north side of the Columbia River dividing line, continued to work and attend schools in Pasco, but had a guard outside their homes every night after curfew. While many people in the Pasco community were very kind to the Japanese families, they suffered much discrimination during this time period., She was a highly capable student at Whittier Elementary, Longfellow Jr. High and graduated from Pasco High School with honors in 1947. She would later return to Pasco High to teach English. Teddie attended Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR and earned an English Literature Degree, with honors. She also earned a scholarship at Claremont College in CA for a Master's Degree in Japanese Literature. She taught high school English in OR at Mitchell and Astoria, then returned to teach at Pasco High where she met math teacher, Russell Daniel. They were married July 18, 1963 and shared a wonderful life together. Teddie and Russ spent 27 years in Bremerton where she taught English and Foreign Literature at Olympic Junior College until her retirement. During the last few years of Teddie's teaching career, Russell built a retirement home for them in Pasco's Desert Plateau. In addition to her long teaching career, she coached girls' basketball in OR and was Pasco High's 'Sinewesah' year book advisor. Teddy was active in women's rights, politics and was on the WA State Commission on Asian Affairs. She was also a published poet., Those who preceded her in death were parents, Sadakuma and Kazuni; daughter, Mallory; brother, George; sisters, Ikuko and Kyoko., She is survived by husband, Russell; sisters, Yoko Hayashi, Sadako Toyoda, Marian Ogata, Aileen Ogata-Mendoza; brother, Ted (Connie) Ogata.




Theresa E. Hemmen After 46 years without him, Theresa E. Hemmen, 86, joined her beloved and departed husband, Jack, on February 24, 2011. Born April 2, 1924, she was the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Rapacz) Yutrzenka, a hard-working Argyle, Minnesota farm couple. From these humble beginnings, she left to earn a degree at the




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Thaddeus Richard (Dick) Perry

Thaddeus Richard (Dick) PERRY Thaddeus Richard (Dick) Perry passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 1, 2010, surrounded by his kids. He was 89 years old. Dick was well known for hissense of humor and kindness.He loved animals, especially dogs, treating trips abroad as opportunities to pet dogs of all nationalities. He and his wife, Elaine, who passed away in 1998, had a variety of screwball terriers through the years. Dick was born on February 20, 1922 on Capitol Hill in Seattle. He attended St. Joseph's grade school and Broadway high school. He was a member of Zeta Psi Fraternity at the University of Washington where he met Elaine, a member of Alpha Gamma Delta. Both were Husky football fans and season ticket holders for over 50 years. From the UW ROTC program, he entered World War II and served in the Quartermaster Corps in Patton's third army, ending his army career as a Captain. After the war, Dick was recruited by his father, Thaddeus, and brothers Jack and Bob to help run the family wholesale food business, Perry Brothers, where Dick had worked as a kid. Dick was one of the first to introduce fine European deli cheeses and meats to Pacific Northwest supermarkets in the 1970's. Perry Brothers was bought by Kraft Foods in 1986, and Dick retired in 1988. After his retirement, Dick and Elaine enjoyed their dream house, formerly the site of a Perry family cabin, on the Puget Sound in Des Moines, WA. Dick had spent his childhood summers at the cabin and his heart was never far from the beach he loved so much. As a teenager, he would hitchhike from Capitol Hill to the beach to spend weekends at the cabin; as an adult, he took daily summer swims in the Sound into his sixties. We will never forget his graciousness, his humor, and especially his compassion: he spent many years caring for Elaine as she became progressively weaker with MS. His number one priority was always his family. He wasa devout Catholic and very supportive of his parish and grandchildrens' schools. Dick was preceded in death by his wife Elaine, his brothers Jack and Bob, and his sister Margaret. Dick is survived by his children Mark (Linda Hartzell), Lynn (Dan) Winkelmann, Tim (Shaun), and Katie (Terry) Donohue; grandchildren Adam Hartzell; Ryan (Danielle), Caitlin, and Andy Winkelmann; Betsy and Matt Perry; Shelly, Nicolette, and Kris Donohue; his sister-in-laws, Lillian Perry and Phyllis (Don) Gill; his brother-in-law Jerry (Betty) Ellering; and his cat Jake. He also had many nieces and nephews who loved him very much. On Monday, March 7, 2011, a Rosary will be held at St. Philomena Church at 10:30 AM, followed by a memorial Mass at 11:00 AM. The church is located at 1790 S. 222nd St., Des Moines, WA 98198. Afterwards, a reception will be held at the church followed by an internment ceremony at Gethsemane Cemetery, 37600 Pacific Hwy. S. Federal Way, WA 98003. Remembrances may be made to Catholic Relief Services or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.



Theresa E. Hemmen

Theresa E. HEMMEN After 46 years without him, Theresa E. Hemmen, 86, joined her beloved and departed husband, Jack, on February 24, 2011. Born April 2, 1924, she was the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Rapacz) Yutrzenka, a hard-working Argyle, Minnesota farm couple. From these humble beginnings, she left to earn a degree at the University of Minnesota. After she graduated from college in 1945, Terry moved to Seattle, Washington where she met John E Hemmen MD, marrying him in 1950. After moving several times, they settled in Tacoma in 1959. Widowed in 1964 with four young children to raise, she dedicated many years to raising her offspring, guiding them toward professional careers, and ensuring all graduated from universities. During this time she also earned a master's degree and developed her nutrition consulting practice. Her children grown, she pursued her own interests of travel, bridge, and quilting. Additionally, she devoted numerous hours to her causes: her parish, the State Historical Museum, and St. Vincent de Paul. She leaves behind four children: Rosemary Wenzl, Ann Lynch, Peter Hemmen, and Ben Hemmen; eleven grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was the matriarch of the family, having survived her only sibling, Medard, and all of her brothers- and sisters-in-law. Terry is fondly remembered as a woman with firm opinions and a strong will. Terry was a model of self-determination. She chose a career as a dietitian when it was not yet popular to be an independent woman. Yet she was known to be generous, warm and compassionate. Vigil service and rosary will be7 PM, Friday, March 4, at Gaffney Funeral Home, 1002 S. Yakima, Tacoma, WA. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 AM, Saturday, March 5, at St. Ann's Church, 7001 S. Park, Tacoma, WA. If you would like to honor her with a donation, her selected charities are St. Ann's Church, St. Placid Priory, and the Oregon Province of Jesuits." Please leave online condolences at Arrangements by Gaffney Funeral Home, 253-572-6003.



Tommy W. Johnson

Tommy W JOHNSON Tommy W Johnson, 70, of Bellevue Washington passed away, Sunday February 27, 2011. He is survived by his wife Mintzu, and sons Ron and Dan. Visitation will be held Sunday March 6 between 4:00-8:00 at Sunset Hills Funeral Home in Bellevue.The funeral service will be held Monday March 7 at 12:00 at Sunset Hills Funeral Home in Bellevue.




Toshi TERAYAMA Toshi transcended the joy and suffering of this world on March 1 2011. Born Toshi Matsumura in Wapato WA on December 11 1928, she was among ten siblings accustomed to hard work and devotion to their family. Toshi married Kazuo (Kayo) Terayama 60 years ago this month. Kayo and their daughter, Karen Terayama Little, survive in gratitude and deep appreciation for Mom's love and unfailing support. Her easy smile and ready thank you for everyone endeared Toshi to her many friends. A memorial service will be 10:30a.m., Monday, March 7, at Bonney Watson Washington Memorial Park. A more detailed remembrance is available at In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Highline Medical Center or Heart Mountain, WY Foundation.



Tracey D. Cook

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Tyler John Shaw

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 1:00 PM 

Tyler John Shaw, 43, of Prosser, WA, passed away on Friday, February 25, 2011, at his home. He was born on August 3, 1967, in Ellensburg, WA to N. Dennis Shaw and Lanae (Bostwick) Shaw. He was raised and educated in Prosser and then attended business college and became a bookkeeper.



Velma (Vickie) L. Nelson

Thursday, March 3, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeSELAH - Velma (Vickie) L. Nelson, 60, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend of Selah, Washington, went to be with the Lord on February 19th, 2011. She was born September 5, 1950, in



Verna G. Rosier

ROSIER, Verna G., A private graveside service was held at the Pines South Cemetery on March 2, 2011 for Verna Grace Sturdy Rosier. Verna entered the Irish universe, Sunday, February 27, 2011, greeted by the entire clan waving four-leaf clovers and toasting a little Irish whiskey. She was born to Thomas L. and Lilly Mae Sturdy in Stettler, Alberta, Canada on June 8, 1921 and spent her formative years in Red Deer and Calgary, Alberta. She immigrated to the U.S. in 1938 and married Wilburt A. Rosier in 1939. Verna is survived by her three children, Gordon W. of Sun City, AZ, Glen D. of Spokane, and Doreen V. MacPherson of Twin Lakes, ID. Additionally, her clan includes five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. Verna suffered with heart disease most of her life, and finally her little heart decided to pump one last time. At her request, she will rest in peace next to her father, Thomas Leath Sturdy, and stepmother, Mary Sturdy at the Pines Cemetery South. Gordon and Glen request any bequests honoring Verna be made to Providence Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood Spokane, WA 99208. RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY 4305 4305 N. DIVISION SPOKANE, WA entrusted with arrangements. Online guestbook at



Verna Irene Christenson

A private Memorial Service will be held in the spring. 



Vincent Dearmond

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Walter Coy Meredith Jr.

Walter Coy MEREDITH, Jr. Walter Coy Meredith, beloved husband, father, and grand-father, died on February 26, 2011, at the age of 93. Walter was born on April 27, 1917, in Tacoma, WA, to parents W. Coy Meredith Sr. and Sylvia Grinnell. He grew up delivering groceries for his father's general store in Burton on Vashon Island. He graduated from the University of Washington and went on and continued his education at Harvard Business School. Walter served as a Naval Lieutenant during World War II from 1942-1946. After returning, he married Marjorie Brownell and had two children, Marilyn and Jeffrey. He worked for Kelley Clarke and retired in 1982. Until his passing, he remained an active member of the University of Washington Alumni Association and was a Tyee Club member for 50 years. He was also an active member of the Last Man's Club, Rotary, Overlake Golf Club, Seattle Tennis Club, Rainier Club, and the Washington Athletic Club. His wife of 52 years preceded him in death in 1999. He was survived by: daughter, Marilyn (Stephen) Owen of Ft. Collins, CO, son, Jeffrey Meredith of Seattle, grandchildren, Kelly (Drew) Smith of Billings, MT, Eric Owen of Montana, and Kristina (Jens) Olsgaard of Billings, MT, and great-grandchildren, Owen and Samantha Smith, and Osa Olsgaard of Billings, MT. A small gathering will be held on March 5, 2011, at 10am at Emerald Heights in Redmond, WA. Memorials may be sent to the Burton Community Church.



Walter Daniel Helaas

Walter Daniel Helaas, 91, of Everett died March 1, 2011., Walter was born to Daniel and Anna Helaas on July 8, 1919 in a prairie sod house outside of Malta, Montana joining brothers, Philip and Reuben. Walter's family moved to Everett in 1929, and later relocated to Bellingham, WA where Walt graduated from Bellingham High in 1939., Walt joined the United States, Air Corps in 1939, serving in, as a gunner on B17's. Walt's WWII Tour of Duty included Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, India, and the Middle East. The 7th Bombardment Squadron reunions across the country were regular highlights through the years. Walt was one of the last surviving members of his band of brothers., Walt returned from the war in 1946, and married Helen Anderson on April 25, 1947. Daughters, Susan and Sharon, joined the family and Walt and Helen made Everett their home., Walt retired in 1981 from Associated Sand and Gravel after 28 years as Purchasing Agent. Walt and Helen's retirement travels included Europe, Israel, New Zealand, and Australia. Visiting family in Norway and seeing where his parents immigrated from was an especially meaningful trip for Walt., On March 1, 2011, while surrounded by family, Walter Daniel Helaas passed gently into eternal life., Walt is survived by his loving wife, Helen Helaas; daughters, Susan Hickok (Robin), of Moses Lake, WA, Sharon Greenwood (Gary), of Seattle, WA; grandchildren, Jennifer Hickok, Kristina Daheim (Matt), Mark Hickok (Heather), Adam Greenwood and Sarah Greenwood; great-grandsons, Micah, Eli and Liam Daheim; and many nieces and nephews., The family thanks Providence Hospice of Snohomish County, the Puget Sound Kidney Center of Everett, the community of Washington Oakes, Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Everett, and many friends who loved Walt., In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to any of the above organizations., The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., this Sunday, March 6, 2011 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 215 West Mukilteo Blvd, Everett.



Wesley Josey

Thursday, March 3, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Keith & Keith Funeral HomeYAKIMA - Wesley Josey, 66, passed away Monday, February 28, 2011 at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. He was born on October 17, 1944 in Corning, California to James and Georgia Josey.



William "Loren" Melton

Sunday, February 27, 2011 3:02 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Shaw & Sons Funeral DirectorsWilliam "Loren" Melton, the oldest of 6 children and only son of Jessie and Grady (Dockins) Melton was born April 25, 1923 in Izard County, Arkansas. He passed away peacefully in the late af



William W. Clarke

William W. CLARKE 1925 ~ 2011 Bill died but we speak of him in the present tense because he remains in the hearts and heads of his family and friends. We will remember him for his humor, his sense of justice, his constancy and compassion. A native of Berkeley, California, Bill served in the Pacific during World War II and graduated with a degree in Journalism from the University of Washington. Bill was a newspaper reporter, public relations man for the Apollo moon-shot rockets and the roll out of the Boeing 747. He was woodworker, novelist, mariner and boat builder. He and his wife of 63 years, Barbara, amazed family and friends when they retired in their fifties and built a 50-foot wooden ketch from the centerline up. They lived aboard "Fortune" for twenty plus years on Lake Union and sailed the inland waters of Washington and Canada. Bill was a fixer of anything and could turn a chunk of wood into a beautiful and functional piece of art. He had a keen taste for beer and the New York Times crossword puzzle which he completed daily. Bill left a legacy of lighthearted playfulness and a serious, compassionate attention to those he encountered as well as for fairness and equality in the world. Bill is survived by; his wife Barbara, daughters Mallory, Lucy, and Ann; Lucy's husband Larry Hendel, Ann's partner Rob Komoto, grandchildren Kellen, Rachael and Riley and a myriad of nephews, nieces, in-laws and fans. A celebration of Bill's life will be held March 18th from 6:00 to 9:00p.m. at the Lake Forest Park Civic Club in North Seattle.



Wilma Warrington

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 3:03 PM - Yakima Herald-Republic Staff 

Valley Hills Funeral Home, YakimaPORTLAND, OR - Wilma Warrington passed away peacefully at her adult foster care home in Portland, OR on February 9, 2011, seven years after she was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. The la 

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