Mamie Asan, 89, of Issaquah, died on March 16, 2001.
A private service was held on March 19.
Mrs. Asan was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1912. She moved with her parents to McKees Rocks, Penn., where she later met and married Pete Asan in 1930. They moved to Sewickley, Penn., in 1947.
She is a former resident of Sewickley where she was a member of St. James Church for 50 years.
Mrs. Asan was a lifetime homemaker as well as serving in many volunteer capacities. She was a longtime Girl Scout leader, sang in the choir at St. James Church and volunteered at Sewickley Valley Hospital for many years. The Asans retired to Issaquah in 1995.
She was preceded in death by her husband and sister-in-law Helen Asancaic.
She is survived by children Robert and Sylvia Asan of Altoona, Penn.; Arlene Reiser of Rochester, N.Y.; Karen and Robert Zylman of Sammamish; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Vivian G. Knudtson
Vivian G. Knudtson, 78, of Carnation, died on March 13, 2001, at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland.
In keeping with her wishes, no services will be held.
Mrs. Knudtson was born on July 1, 1922, in Bothell, the daughter of George and Phoebe Davidson.
She was raised in Carnation and graduated from Tolt High School. She married Orvall Knudtson on Nov. 4, 1950, in Bellevue.
In 1988, Mrs. Knudtson retired as assistant manager from Seattle First National Bank in Issaquah and Duvall.
She was a member of the Issaquah Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary, Rebekahs, and the Issaquah Lady Lions.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1992, son Gary LeMoine in 1999, and stepson Ron Knudtson in 1997.
Survivors include her brother, James Davidson of Lake Stevens; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Remembrances may be made to your favorite charity.
Joshua Todd Martin
Joshua Todd Martin, 30, of Issaquah, died on March 14, 2001, from a heart attack. Services were held on March 17 at Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home. A reception followed at the family home.
Mr. Martin was born on March 19, 1970, in Ukiah, Calif. He was raised in Gold Beach, Ore., graduated from Gold Beach High School and attended Lane Community College in Eugene, Ore.
In his leisure time he enjoyed fixing cars, RC racing, camping, boating, making road trips, and spending time with his friends and family.
Survivors include his mother, LoraLee Allen of Issaquah; father Timothy Martin and step-mother Patter of Ukiah, Calif.; brother Lucas Martin of Ukiah; grandparents Virginia Cranmer of Issaquah and Fred Reimann of Fairfield, Calif., and Tom and Jan Martin of Ukiah.
Remembrances may be made to the Lake Washington Kidney Center, 1474 112th Ave NE, Suite 100, Bellevue, WA 98004.
Fredrick L. Nye
Fredrick L. Nye, 72, of Issaquah, died March 17, 2001, at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. March 22 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1100 Sixth Avenue S.E. Visitation will be from 9-10 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will be at 1 p.m. at Tahoma National Cemetery.
Mr. Nye was born March 10, 1929, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was the only son of Fredrick Nye Sr. and Alice Munns Nye. He grew up in Garland, Utah, and graduated from Bear River High School.
Mr. Nye served in the Korean Conflict from 1950 to 1953 and attended Weber State and Utah State Colleges.
On Nov. 26, 1952, he married Jean Garn in Fielding, Utah. They celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary in November 2000. He and his family moved to Bellevue in 1955, at which time he went to work for The Boeing Co. as a manufacturing engineer.
The family moved to Issaquah in 1966. Mr. Nye retired from Boeing in 1991, after 36 years of service.
Mr. Nye enjoyed the Northwest and spending time with his family. He was an avid gardener, sharing his produce with others. Additionally, he enjoyed traveling, hunting and fishing.
He also was involved in music most of his life. While in high school he played the trombone and later played with the Boeing Jazz Band and other productions and ensembles. He sang for many years in his church choir and in a barbershop quartet.
He and his wife served two genealogical missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, one in Puerto Rico and the other in Curacao.
Mr. Nye is survived by his wife; children Wesley J. Nye of Newcastle, Rodney L. Nye of Bothell, Valerie Jackson of Covington, Bradley F. Nye of Renton and Jeffrey G. Nye of Issaquah; and 17 grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests remembrances to the Lang Oncology Unit, Overlake Hospital, 1035 116th Ave N.E., Bellevue, WA 98004.
DellaAnne Tryon, 68, of Sammamish, died on March 14, 2001, at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue.
At her request, no services will be held.
Mrs. Tryon was born July 11, 1932, in Omaha, Neb., to Jack and Ruby Lewis. She was raised and attended schools in Mill Valley, Calif. In 1968 she moved to Kirkland. She moved to Issaquah in 1973.
Survivors include sons Steve Tryon of Campbell, Calif., Victor Tryon of Boulder, Colo., Kevin Tryon of Calif., and Greg Tryon of Redmond. Remembrances are suggested to the local humane society.
Ruth G. Walker, 89, of Issaquah, died on March 11, 2001, at the Issaquah Care Center.
A graveside service was held on March 19 at the Lake View Cemetery in Seattle.
Mrs. Walker was born on July 23, 1911, in Sheridan, Ore., the daughter of Carl and Nell Gronlund, and great-granddaughter of pioneers Rachel Mercer Vaughn and John Vaughn. At an early age she and her family moved to the Vaughn homestead near Issaquah.
During World War II she worked at the Creamery in Issaquah, later known as Darigold. She also worked for many years as a dental assistant for Dr. Homer Perkins in Issaquah.
Mrs. Walker was a member of and served as a Sunday school teacher at Westminster Chapel in Bellevue for many years.
In her leisure hours she enjoyed sewing and making dolls.
Survivors include grandchildren Barbara Haynes of Bellevue, Mark Shaw of Bonney Lake and Larry Shaw of North Bend; and five great-grandchildren.
Remembrances are suggested to a favorite charity.
John R. Wallace Jr.
John R. Wallace Jr., 85, of Issaquah, died on March 14, 2001, at home. A memorial service was held on March 20 at the Lake City Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Wallace was born on Aug. 3, 1915, in Seattle, the son of John and Avis Wallace Sr. He was raised in Seattle and received his degree in civil engineering in 1941 from the University of Washington.
He married Marian L. Culbertson on Aug. 20, 1936, in Seattle.
Mr. Wallace was an instructor at the University of Washington Department of General Engineering for three years. He then worked for several engineering firms until establishing his own consulting engineering firm, Associates Development Corporation, in 1962.
In 1980 he retired as president and general manager of Moore, Wallace and Kennedy, Inc. He was a director of the National Society of Professional Engineers and president of the Washington Chapter and Seattle Chapter. He also was a member of the Land Surveyors Association of Washington, State Board of Registration, Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Lake City Presbyterian Church. Mr. Wallace loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was an avid sailor and a worldwide traveler. He also enjoyed dancing, playing bridge and camping.
Survivors include his son Ken of Seattle; daughters Gail Richardson of Vancouver and Kay Peterson of Bellevue; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Remembrances are suggested to Children's Home Society of Washington, P.O. Box 15190, Seattle, WA 98115.
George A. Bell
Former Issaquah resident George A. Bell, 38, died March 3, 2000, at his Algona home.
A funeral service was March 10 at Mary Queen of Peach Catholic Church. Burial followed at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Kent.
He was born May 5, 1961, in Seattle, the son of Joan and Sam Bell. The family traveled extensively during his childhood and returned to live in Issaquah in 1974. Mr. Bell made his home in the Seattle area until moving to Algona 10 years ago.
He was employed by the Boeing Co. for 19 years as a computer network designer. In addition, he owned Espresso Mia in Auburn.
During leisure time, Mr. Bell enjoyed riding Harley Davidson motorcycles, rollerblading, wood building and family.
Survivors include his parents; a son, Leo Bell; grandmothers Robbie Bell and Johanna Colby; brothers Sam, Kevin, David and Christian; sisters Tami Rillera, Danna Collingham, KayLee Jaech and Sara Toney.
Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.
Longtime Florida resident Charlotte Schuller, 87, died in Issaquah on Feb. 26, 2000.
A private family memorial service was conducted.
She was born on Oct. 3, 1912, in Chicago. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1933 with a degree in art.
During the 1930s, she taught school in Wisconsin. Later, she became a travel agent.
In 1936, she married Charles Schuller.
The couple was married 59 years and lived in six states and traveled extensively abroad.
The couple settled in Longboat Key, Fla., after retirement in 1974.
Survivors include two sons, Richard Schuller of Seattle and Reid Schuller of Bend, Ore.; two brothers, Merrill Bennett of Sun City, Ariz. and Reid Bennett of Dallas; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1995.
Remembrances are suggested to the Nature Conservancy of Washington, c/o Jeff Compton, 217 Pine St., Suite 1100, Seattle, WA 98101.
Arrangements are by Snoqualmie Valley Chapel in North Bend.
Rick Sherman, 55, of Issaquah, died on March 13, 2000, at Swedish Hospital Medical Center in Seattle.
A memorial service was March 18 at the Community Church of Issaquah.
Mr. Sherman was born on May 15, 1944, in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was raised in Oregon and graduated from high school in San Diego.
Mr. Sherman served with the Navy in 1963-64.
He married Stella Juarez on Aug. 7, 1971, in Reno, Nev.
A graduate of California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo, Mr. Sherman worked for IBM in California before moving to the Issaquah area in 1980. He was employed by the Boeing Co. as a computer analyst manager for 20 years.
In his leisure hours Mr. Sherman enjoyed hiking, fishing, photography and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of Issaquah; daughters Elisa and Monique of Issaquah; parents Rita and John Hawkins of Ocean Park; and brother Greg Hyde of Springfield, Ore.
Remembrances are suggested to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.
Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.
William L. Carey
William L. Carey, 50, of Issaquah, died on March 21, 2001, at his home. A funeral mass was held on March 27. A committal service followed at Tahoma National Cemetery in Maple Valley.
Mr. Carey was born on Dec. 31, 1950, in Boston, Mass., the son of William and Ina Carey. He was raised in Framingham, Mass., and Boston. He married Victoria Tandy in Seattle.
He retired as a commander from the U.S. Coast Guard after 23 years of service.
He is survived by his wife of Issaquah; daughter Moira Carey; his parents of Framingham, Mass.; brother Thomas Carey of Washington, D.C., and a sister, Mary Jane Cusack of Sudbury, Mass.
Fern I. Dorman
Fern I. Dorman, 93, formerly of Issaquah, died on March 20, 2001, at the home of her daughter of Snohomish.
A celebration of her life was held on March 25 at the Tualco Grange in Monroe. Mrs. Dorman was born on Jan. 6, 1908, in Holyoke, Colo., the daughter of George and Bessie Eddy. She was raised in Woodinville and Redmond.
She attended schools in Bogardus (Robe Valley), Woodinville and Inglewood. She met Sam Dorman in 1925 when he was cutting wood for her brother, Floyd, on the Plateau.
The couple were married on April 14, 1927, in Seattle, and in 1997 they celebrated 70 years of marriage.
She was a charter member of the Pine Lake Community Club.
They lived in the Issaquah, Redmond and Woodinville areas before moving to Duvall in 1971. Mr. Dorman preceded her in death in 1997.
Mrs. Dorman moved to Snohomish to live with her daughter in 1999.
In her leisure time, she enjoyed spending time with her family and children, vegetable and flower gardening, and working jigsaw and crossword puzzles. She was preceded in death by daughter Lorna Swezey in 1995.
Mrs. Dorman is survived by daughters Ella Mae Brauer of Snohomish and Maime Boyle of Duvall; son Laure Dorman of Shelton; sisters Hazel Smith of Cordes Lakes, Ariz., and Betty Hawk of Kent; 19 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
The family suggests remembrances to your local food bank.
Katie M. Jones
Katie M. Jones, 95, a longtime resident of Issaquah, died on March 22, 2001, at the Care Center at Kelsey Creek in Bellevue.
A memorial service was held March 27. Internment was at Greenwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Jones was born on April 17, 1905, in Englevale, N.D., the daughter of John and Elizabeth Klein. She attended school in the Englevale area.
On Dec. 7, 1923, she married John S. Jones in Lisbon, N.D. They lived in Colorado, returning to North Dakota where they farmed until 1949. At that time they moved to Issaquah.
She was preceded in death by her husband on April 1, 1962, and two sons, John and Gary.
She is survived by six daughters, Ellen Kline and husband Bill of Seattle; Pearl Wilson and husband Dick of Tacoma; Edvina Moran of Kenmore; Carolyn Barker and husband Ray of Issaquah; Ethel Starheim and husband Arne of Ocean Park; and Annabelle Behnke and husband James of Renton; sons Lee Jones and wife Norma of Fargo, N.D., and Bill Jones of Lisbon, N.D.; sister Anna Lisbon of N.D.; 32 grandchildren; 72 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Greenwood Memorial Park Funeral Home.
Ronald Karl Paulsen
Ronald Karl Paulsen, 69, of Lacey, died on March 14, 2001, at his home. A gathering in his memory was held on March 17.
Mr. Paulsen was born on March 14, 1901, in Kirkland, the son of Earl and Mildred Paulsen. He and his brother, Don, were the first twins born at the Kirkland Hospital. He was raised in Issaquah and graduated from Issaquah High School.
During World War II he served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He was stationed at the New Dungeness Light House at Sequim and at the Marrowstone Light House in Port Townsend. For many years he was a machinist at The Boeing Co., working on 707s, 747s, and on a mock-up of the SST.
On Aug. 15, 1952, he married his high school sweetheart, Darlene Erickson, in Issaquah. They had more than 48 years together. In 1958 they traveled the Alcan Highway to Fairbanks, Alaska, where he attended the University of Alaska and worked part time at Griffins Camera and Souvenir Store. After being flooded out of their home in 1967, they returned to Issaquah.
They moved to Lacey in 1970. There, he owned and operated the original Lacey 7-11 convenience store on Lacey Boulevard for many years. He retired in 1996. After retirement he and his wife were resident managers of the Firs Retirement Apartments.
In his leisure time, Mr. Paulsen loved watching Perry Mason and all of the re-runs of MASH. He especially enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchild.
He was preceded in death by twin brother Don on Feb. 6, 2001.
He is survived by his wife of Lacey; son Curt Paulsen and wife Kathy of Morrison, Colo.; daughters Cathy Coates and husband Albert, and Candee Bellamy and husband Andy, both of Olympia; and five grandchildren.
Remembrances may be made to the Thurston County Hospice Building Fund.
Former Issaquah resident Christine Ellen Lehman, 80, died March 11, 2000, at the Good Neighbors Home in Springfield, Ore.
At her request, no services were conducted.
She was born on April 14, 1919, in Chokio, Minn., the daughter of Clinton and Lila DeCamp. The family moved west and settled in Vancouver, Wash.
In 1971, Mrs. Lehman moved to Issaquah.
For several years, she was employed by United Control in Redmond. She also worked as an in-home caregiver and had a deep compassion for her clients. In 1985, Mrs. Lehman moved to Lacey, and later to Oregon.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Foreman of Brewster, Wash. and Quartzsite, Ariz.; two grandchildren, Tina Gates of Hayden, Idaho, and Shaun Foreman of Renton; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial booklet is available by request from Linda Foreman, P.O. Box 3715, Quartzsite, AZ, 85346.
Remembrances are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association.
Arrangements are by Andreason's Cremation and Burial Service in Eugene, Ore.
Edward L. Wilson
Edward L. Wilson, 79, of Issaquah, died on March 30, 2002, at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue.
A memorial service is at 1 p.m. April 5 at the Community Church of Issaquah, 205 Mountain Park Blvd. S.W.
Mr. Wilson was born on Jan. 19, 1923, in San Antonio, Texas, the son of Ped and Lola Wilson.
His family moved to Smith River, Calif., where he attended school and graduated from Del Norte High School in Crescent City, Calif.
He served in the U.S. Army in the European theater during World War II.
He was employed by Pacific Northwest Bell for 37 years before retiring in 1984.
He married Margaret (Peggy) Reedle in 1946 in Seattle.
They moved to Issaquah in 1951.
Mr. Wilson was a member of the Community Church of Issaquah and the Issaquah Senior Center.
His interests included rockhounding, using his computer, card playing and traveling in their motor home.
Mr. Wilson is survived by his wife of Issaquah; daughters Lynn Wilson of Seattle and Lori Wilson of Issaquah; sons Jerry Wilson of Woodinville and Jeff Wilson of Glendale, Ariz.; sisters Jean Warren of Renton and Alice Goetz of Vashon Island; and four grandchildren.
The family recommends remembrances to the Community Church of Issaquah.
Donald E. Jonas
Donald E. Jonas, 55, of Issaquah, died March 30, 2001, in Seattle.
A funeral service was held April 3.
Mr. Jonas was born Feb. 13, 1946, in Bremerton, the son of Clifford and Nell Jonas. He was raised in Issaquah and graduated from Issaquah High School in 1964.
He worked in the mill for Weyerhaeuser in North Bend. He joined the Army in 1967 and served in Vietnam.
Upon his return he continued his work for Weyerhaeuser, from which he retired after 17 years of service.
In his leisure time he enjoyed outdoor activities, firearms, and spending time with his buddies and family. His family remembers him as a generous, kindhearted man with an infectious laugh.
Mr. Jonas is survived by his sons, Don Jonas of Kirkland and Rob McDonald of Bellevue; brother Gary Jonas of Seattle; and sister Dixie Lee of Seattle.
Shao Chuan Kang
Shao Chuan Kang, 78, died on March 31, 2001, at her home in Issaquah.
A time of remembrance was held on April 2. A private cremation followed. Mrs. Kang was born on Aug. 28, 1922, in Liao City, Shang Dong, China, to Mr. and Mrs. Feng-Shih Sun.
Her father came to the United States in early 1910 and obtained two master's degrees from Columbia University. After completion of his education, Mr. Sun went back to China as an educator and became the president of Liao City Normal School.
He helped many youngsters to obtain an education, until he was killed by the invading Japanese forces during World War II.
Mrs. Kang was raised during the war. She managed to complete her bachelor's degree through many hardships in the 1940s. She traveled to Taiwan and married Yinn-Chiao Kang, a distinguished engineer in 1948. They raised six children.
She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and high school teacher. During her 35 years of teaching she had many students, some of whom became her colleagues and best friends.
After her retirement in 1985, Mrs. Kang and her husband came to the United States to join her children, and they resided in Issaquah.
In her leisure time she enjoyed in reading, travel and studying nutrition. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1999. They had been married 52 years.
Mrs. Kang is survived by her children, Hsin Kang Tsu and her husband Shao Chuan Tsu, Sandra Gee Kang Chan and her husband Dr. Gregory Chan, Dr. Huei Kang Meznarich and her husband Dr. Richard Meznarich, Dr. Chih-Tsung Kang and his wife Dr. Li-Yin Lin, Jan Chang and her husband Karl Chang, and Teresa Chun Kang; and nine grandchildren.
Mary Ann Hanson
A memorial service for Mary Ann Hanson, 72, of Issaquah, is at 9:30 a.m., April 8, 2000 at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 2650 148th S.E., Bellevue. Mrs. Hanson died April 2 in Seattle.
Mrs. Hanson was born on Aug. 9, 1927 in St. Louis, Mo., the daughter of William and Grace Godejohn. She was raised in Clayton, Mo., and graduated from Clayton High School. She received a bachelor's degree from Washington University in St. Louis.
She married Arnold Hanson in 1964, and he preceded her in death in 1993. Mrs. Hanson moved to Issaquah in 1994.
She was a member of St. Andrews Lutheran Church.
Mrs. Hanson is survived by her brother, William Godejohn of Fall City; and two nieces, Ann Godejohn and Paula Pyatt.
The family suggests remembrances to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.
Eugene O. Johnson
A funeral service for Eugene O. Johnson, 55, of Renton, is at 1 p.m. on April 4, 2000 at Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home, 540 E Sunset Way, Issaquah. Mr. Johnson died on March 29, 2000.
Mr. Johnson was born on April 25, 1944 in Palermo, N.D., the son of Palmer and Mabel Johnson. He was raised in North Dakota and moved to the Renton area in the early 1960's. Mr. Johnson was employed by The Boeing Co. as a mechanic. He was a member of the Issaquah Eagles. In his leisure time Mr. Johnson enjoyed carpentry and bowling.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Odin Johnson and one sister, Ethel Balch.
Mr. Johnson is survived by his son, Scott E. Johnson of Renton; his daughter, Brandi J. Johnson of Federal Way; three brothers, Selmer Johnson of Colorado, Raynold Johnson of Plaza, N.D., and Marvin Johnson of Stanley, N.D.; two sisters, Carol Nichols of Seattle and Beverly Ward of Minot, N.D.; and numerous nieces and nephews.