Fern W. Hardebeck
Fern W. Hardebeck , 89, died Dec. 26, 2001, at Overlake Hospital.
At her request no services were held.
Mrs. Hardebeck was born on Aug. 23, 1912, in Spokane, and lived all of her life in Washington state.
She was retired from The Boeing Co.
In her leisure time she enjoyed bowling, crocheting and fishing, and she was involved in PTA and Bluebird activities.
Mrs. Hardebeck is survived by daughters Florence Petheram, Juanita Minton and Roberta Vidos; stepson Lee Hardebeck; brother Lincoln Corrigal; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Remembrances may be made to a favorite charity.
Evelyn M. Putnam
Evelyn M. Putnam, 88, died Dec. 7, 2001, at Providence Marianwood after a short illness.
At her request no services were held.
Mrs. Putnam was born on Feb. 13, 1913, in Rawlins, Wyo.
She lived most of her life in the Midwest states of Iowa, Illinois and Indiana.
She married Vernon (Pete) Putnam in Iowa City, Iowa.
In 1990 the couple moved to Providence Point to be near two of their sons, who live in the Puget Sound area.
Mrs. Putnam was a graduate of the University of Iowa and worked many years in the library at Purdue University.
She was active in the Marianwood volunteer organization.
Mrs. Putnam was preceded in death by her husband in 1992. She is survived by sons David of Redmond, Richard of Bellevue and Peter of Newport Beach, Calif. Remembrances may be made to a favorite charity.
Ray Reeves, 69, of the Issaquah-Renton area, died at home on Jan. 4, 2002.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Community Church of Issaquah, 205 Mt. Park Blvd. S.W. A private burial was at Greenwood Memorial Park in Renton.
Mr. Reeves was born on July 16, 1932, in Snoqualmie Falls, the son of Othel Raymond and Wilhelmina Reeves.
He was raised in Snoqualmie and graduated from Mount Si High School.
On Sept. 27, 1952, Mr. Reeves married Lynora E. Lyne in Issaquah.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.
The family lived in Issaquah until 1962 when they moved to Renton.
He was retired from Marenakos Rock Center.
He was an active member of the Community Church of Issaquah and sang in the choir.
He was a founding member of the Liberty High School Booster Club and was a recipient of the Golden Acorn Award.
He enjoyed traveling, the outdoors and spending time with his family, especially at the family cabin.
Mr. Reeves was preceded in death by his father, Oats Reeves, in 1958 and brother Bob Reeves in 1991.
He is survived by his wife of the Issaquah-Renton area; daughters Raylyn Braunworth and Janine Cooper of Renton; sons Brad, Mike and Jeff Reeves of Renton, Oats Reeves of Kent, Harold Reeves of Mesa, Ariz., and John Reeves of Preston; mother Billie Crouch of Renton; 20 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Remembrances may be made to Ray Reeves Scholarship Fund c/o Liberty High School.
Ilene D. Treosti
Ilene D. Treosti, 70, died Dec. 30, 2001, at her home in Sammamish.
A gathering of family and friends was at the family home on Jan. 5.
Mrs. Treosti was born on March 22, 1931, in Renton, the daughter of Eino and Mamie Tanska.
She was raised in Issaquah and graduated from Issaquah High School.
In her leisure time she enjoyed her home, pets and spending time with her family.
She is survived by daughters Linda Treosti of Sammamish and Lisa Treosti of Austin, Texas; sister Mayme Lou Bischoff of Everett; and brother Bob Tanska of Pasco.
Remembrances may be made to Providence, Hospice of Seattle, 425 Pontius Ave. N., No. 300, Seattle, WA 98109-5452.
Joyce S. May
Joyce S. May, 78, died on Dec. 29, 2000, at Northwest Hospital in Tucson, Ariz. She was the wife of former 41st District Rep. Fred O. May, state legislator for the downtown Issaquah area.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dale Sewall officiating.
Mrs. May was born Nov. 16, 1922, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Henry LeRoy Steinwert and Ethyle Mae (Distler) Steinwert. She attended the University of Cincinnati.
In 1944 she followed her two brothers into the U.S. Army, becoming a WAC during World War II. Following her service duty she remained in Oakland, Calif. There she met her future husband and they were married on Feb. 17, 1950, in the Santa Maria Methodist Church.
The Mays moved from San Francisco to Mercer Island in 1962. They began spending the winter in Saddle Brook, Ariz., in 1995, eventually selling their Mercer Island home and purchasing a summer home on Cougar Mountain.
Mrs. May worked for the Mercer Island School District, was a member of the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, Mercer Island Beach Club, Mercer Island Republican Women and was a PTA ski school chaperone.
In her leisure hours Mrs. May enjoyed playing bridge and tennis. She was known for her lovely roses.
Survivors include her husband of Tucson; sons David May and his wife Jill of Bellingham, Peter May and his wife Georgia of Bellevue; brothers Don Steinwert of Roseville, Calif., and Jean LeRoy Steinwert of Yuba City, Calif.; and four grandchildren.
Remembrances are suggested to the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church Organ Fund, the Mercer Island Pre-school Association Children's Park Fund or a charity of the donor's choice.
Pearl W. Nelson
Naomi Pearl Woodford Nelson, 86, of Issaquah, died Jan. 2, 2001, at the Issaquah Care Center. At her request no services will be held. Inurnment was held at Tacoma Mausoleum.
Mrs. Nelson was born Jan. 9, 1914, in Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, the daughter of Homer and Nina Woodford. She graduated from Sergeant Bluff High School. She earned a bachelor of arts degree from Morningside College in Iowa and a master's degree in library science from the University of Illinois. Mrs. Nelson was employed as a librarian for several years. She worked as the secretary-treasurer for three businesses she co-owned with her first husband, Larry Penberthy.
She moved to Issaquah in 1970 with her second husband, Lloyd Nelson. Mrs. Nelson was an accomplished organist and pianist and an avid gardener with a special interest in rhododendrons. She had traveled extensively throughout the world.
Mrs. Nelson was a member of P.E.O., League of Women Voters, the Arboretum Society, the American Rhododendron Society, the American Theatre Organ Society and other gardening and musical organizations including serving as accompanist for the Issaquah Singers for a number of years.
Mrs. Nelson was preceded in death by her son, Donald Woodford Penberthy, in 1958 and husband Lloyd Nelson in 1979.
She is survived by her daughter, Doris Loughner of Elk Grove, Calif.; two stepsons, Terry Nelson of Vancouver and Tom Nelson of Auburn; sisters Joyce Ramsey of Ames, Iowa, Doris Nash of Horseshoe Bend, Ark., and Jean Stone of Sioux City, Iowa; five grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
The family suggests remembrances to the Arboretum Foundation, Rhododendron Glen, 2300 Arboretum Dr., Seattle, WA, 98112-2300.
Bonnie J. Schneider
Bonnie J. Schneider, 73, died on Dec. 29, 2000, in Yakima.
A private family service was held.
Mrs. Schneider was born on July 31, 1927, in Denver, Colorado. She moved to the Puget Sound area early in her childhood, graduating from Highline High School. She spent her adult years as a nurse's assistant, and retired to Issaquah in 1988. She and her twin sister were familiar faces at the town's Taco Time restaurant until their move to Yakima in 1998.
Survivors include sons Larry and Bruce Schneider; twin sister Betty Stoneburner; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are by Evergreen-Washelli in Seattle.
Arlene "Rosie" Reynolds-Rose-Vanderhoef
Longtime Issaquah resident Arlene "Rosie" Reynolds-Rose-Vanderhoef, 63, died on Dec. 19, 2000, at her home in Reno, Nev.
A memorial service was held in Reno on Dec. 22 at Burke and Nobel Mortuary. An additional service will be held at Hillside Cemetery in Issaquah at a later date.
Mrs. Vanderhoef was born on Nov. 7, 1937, in Snoqualmie.
She was raised by Mother Rose Susan Sellers-Ralph and adoptive father Dallas Sellers.
She resided in a downtown Issaquah home that is now one of the historic houses that comprise Gilman Village.
Mrs. Vanderhoef trucked from state to state with her husband Robert Vanderhoef, and when they settled down she worked as a hotel housekeeper. Survivors include her husband of Reno; daughters Susan Rose-Bush and her husband Nathan of Ozark, Ala., M. Catherine "Bo" Rose-Torre and her husband Mike of Snoqualmie, Debbie Vanderhoef-Wood and her husband John of Reno; son Michael Vanderhoef and his wife Linda of Reno, Robert Vanderhoef Jr. of Anchorage, Alaska; and 15 grandchildren.
Alta May Barker Gleason
Alta May Barker Gleason, 78, died Dec. 27, 2001, at Valley Medical Center in Renton.
Mrs. Gleason was born on Dec. 20, 1923, in Renton, the daughter of Elsie and Arthur Barker.
She was raised in Monahon and Pine Lake Hill, where she attended Issaquah schools.
On June 2, 1951, she married Daniel Gleason in Kodiak, Alaska.
In her leisure time she enjoyed music, playing the piano and singing.
She was preceded in death by her husband and a sister, Marianne Martin; and brother Wayne Barker.
Mrs. Gleason is survived by sons Daniel Gleason, Patrick Gleason and Michael Gleason; brother Jack Barker and his wife of Fall City; and nine grandchildren.
Willard A. "Buzz" Hatch
Willard A. "Buzz" Hatch, 63, of Issaquah, died Jan. 23, 2002, at Group Health Hospital in Redmond.
A private family service will be held.
His final resting place will be Tahoma National Cemetery in Maple Valley.
Mr. Hatch was born on Sept. 21,1938, in San Francisco, the son of Willard and Florence Hatch.
He was raised in San Francisco and later moved to Mexico City, Mexico, and then Yakima, where he graduated from Marquette High School.
The family moved to Issaquah in 1988.
He earned his bachelor's degree from Eastern Washington University and his master's degree from City University.
He served in the Marines and the Army.
Survivors include wife Mary of Issaquah; and sons Thomas and Christopher of Issaquah.
Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Robert E. James
Robert E. "Bob" James, 86, died Jan. 22, 2002, at his home in Issaquah.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 31 at Connell Methodist Church in Connell.
A second memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Feb. 2 at Faith United Methodist Church, 3924 Issaquah-Pine Lake Rd. S.E.
Mr. James was born on Jan. 6, 1916, in Pasco, the son of Earl and Helen James.
He graduated from Pasco High School in 1933, and in 1934-35 he attended Washington State University.
On Nov. 25, 1937, he married Pearle J. Hart, of Connell.
Mr. James was associated with his father in the retail hardware business from 1930 until 1942, when he enlisted in the Army.
In 1947 he was discharged as a second lieutenant from the U.S. Quartermaster Corps.
After serving in World War II, he rejoined his father at the hardware store and also joined the Washington National Guard, where he earned the rank of captain.
At the time of his resignation in 1952, he was company commander of the 41st Division Quartermaster Corps.
In 1954 the family moved to Connell, where they owned and operated a dryland wheat farm.
In 1967 Mr. James went to work with the Agency International Development U.S. Wheat Team in Turkey.
Following that he was the maintenance supervisor for the North Franklin School District from 1969 until he retired in 1978.
He was preceded in death by his wife on Oct. 20, 1985, and daughter Jacque Bittick on May 20, 2000.
Mr. James is survived by son John R. James of Bothell; sister Lois Maddox of Walla Walla; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Robert C. Stintzi
Robert C. Stintzi, of Issaquah, died Jan. 22, 2002 at his home.
He was 62.
At his request no services will be held.
Mr. Stintzi was born on Aug. 19, 1939, in Minneapolis, Minn., the son of Gerald and Clara Stintzi.
When he was a young child the family moved to Spokane where he attended school.
He served with the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.
Mr. Stintzi worked as a long-haul truck driver until he retired in 1997.
He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed the outdoors.
Mr. Stintzi is survived by his mother, Clara Haaland of Spokane; a sister, Sharon Pierce of Marysville; and a brother, Gerald Stintzi of Spokane.
Christine M. Jenkins
Christine M. Jenkins, 41, of Sammamish, died Jan. 22, 2002, at Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue.
A memorial service was held Jan. 25 at Pine Lake Covenant Church.
Burial was at the Upper Hillside Cemetery in Issaquah.
Mrs. Jenkins was born on Aug. 30, 1960, in Chicago, the daughter of Richard and Nina Miller.
At the age of 2 she and her family moved to Denver, Colo.
Several years later they moved to Phoenix, Ariz.
In 1969 the family moved to Webster Groves, Mo., where she graduated from Nerinx Hall High School in 1978.
Mrs. Jenkins attended the University of Texas for two years and majored in computer science.
On Aug. 24, 1982, she married George O. Jenkins in Austin, Texas.
In 1995 the family moved to Redmond, now Sammamish, when Mr. Jenkins was employed by Microsoft.
Mrs. Jenkins was employed by Applied Research Laboratories for the University of Texas and IBM.
As a young girl she competed in equestrian events and was a competitive swimmer.
As an adult she enjoyed sailing, scuba diving and traveling.
Mrs. Jenkins was an active volunteer with her childrens' school and sports activities.
In addition to her husband she is survived by her sons, George O. Jenkins III (Joey) and Jeffrey Allan Jenkins of Sammamish; parents Richard (Dick) and Nina Miller of Carmel, Ind.; brothers Ron Miller of Indianapolis, Riley Miller of Sammamish, and Mark Miller of Hermitage, Tenn.
The family suggests remembrances to the American Cancer Society or to a favorite charity.
Cecil T. Johnson
Cecil T. Johnson, 83, of Renton, died Jan. 23, 2002, at Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue.
Mrs. Johnson was born on Oct. 5, 1918, in Forsyth, Mont., the daughter of Cecil and Florence Carolan.
She was raised in Laurin, Mont., where she attended local schools and worked on the family's cattle ranch.
On Feb. 3, 1937, she married Laurence Johnson in Dillon, Mont.
The couple started a family and later moved to San Diego, Calif., during World War II, when Mrs. Johnson worked in the war effort.
Following the war they moved around the western United States, spending time in Grants Pass, Ore., Klamath Falls, Ore., Riggins, Idaho, and then returning to San Diego.
In 1983 she moved to Issaquah to live with her son, Larry.
Mrs. Johnson's leisure time activities included gardening, sewing, crocheting and reading.
She also enjoyed caring for her cockatiel and dog as well as feeding the birds and squirrels in her back yard.
Mrs. Johnson loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was warm and caring in nature, and relatives remembered her as an outstanding homemaker whose whole life revolved around her family.
In addition to her husband, Laurence Johnson of Riggins, Idaho, she is survived by sons Laurence Johnson Jr. and wife Debbie of Renton, and Randy Johnson and wife Shari of Boise, Idaho; daughter Holly and husband Ray Williams of Apache Junction, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.
Joshua Philip Williams
Joshua Philip Williams, of Sammamish, died Jan. 21, 2002, at Snoqualmie Pass.
He was 16.
A funeral mass was Jan. 26 at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Sammamish.
A graveside committal immediately followed.
Josh was born on Aug. 7, 1985, in Bellevue, to Philip and Debra Williams.
He was raised in Sammamish and attended Skyline High School.
Josh was an avid sports fan and enjoyed playing football, and baseball, wake boarding, karate and snow boarding.
He especially loved hanging out with friends.
Outgoing and brave in character, Josh was remembered by family members for his ability to make people smile and his charming wit.
He is survived by his parents of Sammamish; sisters Elizabeth, 13, and Adrianna, 11; grandparents Jeanne Williams of Naperville, Ill., and Mike and Ethie Fideler of Spencer, Iowa.
Vera M. Maertins
Vera M. Maertins died Jan. 12, 2002, at her home in May Valley. She was 94.
A funeral mass is at 10 a.m. Jan. 17 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Lower Hillside Cemetery.
Mrs. Maertins was born on Oct. 9, 1907, in San Francisco, Calif., the daughter of Harry and Teresa Wolpman. She was raised in San Francisco.
On Oct. 8, 1933, she married Carl Maertins in Oakland, Calif.
In 1984 she moved to the May Valley area of Issaquah.
She enjoyed quilting, painting, hunting, fishing and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1990.
Mrs. Maertins is survived by son Harold C. Maertins of Renton, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.
Dorothy "Dottie" Myers
Dorothy "Dottie" Myers, 80, of Issaquah, died Jan. 8, 2002, at Overlake Hospital Medical Center.
A graveside service was Jan. 14 at the Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, Calif.
Mrs. Myers was born on Jan. 24, 1921, in Dover, England, the daughter of Adolph and Violet Handman. Shortly after her birth the family moved to the United States. She was raised in California where she graduated from high school.
In 1942 she married Dale Jerome Myers. The couple lived in Fort Wayne, Ind., where Mrs. Myers served as county treasurer for Allen County and Mr. Myers served as both an attorney and a Superior Court judge.
After retirement the couple moved to Highland, Calif., where Mrs. Myers developed a widows support group at the local senior center after her husband's death in 1986.
She moved to Issaquah in 1996 and became active with the Issaquah Senior Center.
Mrs. Myers was active in politics, and enjoyed playing golf and bridge, reading and spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by son Alan Myers of Issaquah; sister Betty Martin of Selma, Calif.; brother Ted Handman of Lytle Creek, Calif.; two grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice.
Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.