Frederick Bentley Lovejoy, 90, of Bellevue, formerly of Issaquah, died on March 29, 2000, at Cascade Vista in Redmond.
A private family service was at the Sunnyside Cemetery in Coupeville.
Mr. Lovejoy was born on June 1, 1909, the great grandson of Capt. Thomas Coupe (for whom Coupeville is named), grandson of Capt. Howard Bentley Lovejoy (pioneer settler of Coupeville, Whidbey Island, in 1855), and son of Edwin Owen Lovejoy (boat builder and owner of an early sawmill at Coupeville), and Flora Cranney Lovejoy, granddaughter of Capt. Coupe.
Mr. Lovejoy graduated from Coupeville High School and Hall School of Commerce in Seattle and attended the University of Washington. He was a life member of Alumni Association and Sigma Chi Fraternity, and a charter member and past president of the Sahalee Country Club.
His first employment with American-Hawaiian Steamship Co. lasted for 15 years until its entire fleet of 28 ships was commandeered for government use in the World War II. Subsequent employment with Everett Pacific Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (a Pacific Car and Foundry subsidiary) was for 12 years, followed by 14 years at PACCAR's Renton division, from which he retired in 1974.
Survivors include his wife, Jane of Bellevue; sons F. Bentley Lovejoy of Bellevue and William Lovejoy of Vancouver; daughter Jane Littlefield of Bellevue; six grandchildren and two great granddaughters.
Remembrances are suggested to Children's Hospital Foundation, Hope Heart Institute or to a favorite charity.
Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.
John Joseph Wicks, 79, died on March 25, 2000, at LakeRidge Social Care Center in Moses Lake.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. April 15 at Issaquah Christian Church with pastor Steve Grice officiating.
Mr. Wicks was born on May 15, 1920, in Star, Ore., the son of the late Joseph and Lois Ione Wicks. He was raised and educated in Cottage Grove and Springfield, Ore., and graduated from Thurston High School.
He served in the Army on Adak Island as a firefighter and as a medic on the Aleutian Island Chain during World War II. He was honorably discharged from the Army in 1946.
Mr. Wicks married Marjie Lea Pruitt on April 25, 1942, in Thurston, Ore. In 1962 they moved to Fall City.
She preceded him in death on Nov. 15, 1996. Within the following year, Mr. Wicks moved to Moses Lake to be near his son.
Mr. Wicks was an active member of the Christian Church in Issaquah, and also had been active in the Preston Baptist Church and the Thurston Christian Church before moving to Fall City.
In his leisure hours, Mr. Wicks enjoyed hunting, gardening, fishing, building and fixing various items and old cars, and spending time with the fellowship and friends in the church.
Survivors include sons Bennie Wicks of Ellensburg, Peter and wife Susan Wicks of Moses Lake, John and wife Barbara Wicks of Alderwood Manor, and Stanley and wife Pam Wicks of Woodinville; daughters Christine and husband Jim Nichols of Stanwood, and Marilyn and husband Jerry Ronnei of Chewelah; 14 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Remembrances are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association, 12721 30th Ave. N.E., Suite 101, Seattle, WA 98117, or to your local church's memorial fund. Arrangements are by Kayser's Chapel of Memories, Moses Lake.
Former Issaquah police Chief Forrest E. Goodrow, of Lopez Island, died March 28, 2002, in a hospital in Bellingham. He was 81.
A funeral service was April 2 at Center Church on Lopez Island. He was buried on Lopez Island.
Mr. Goodrow was born on April 23, 1920, in New Underwood, S.D., the son of the Rev. and Mrs. W.W. Goodrow.
In 1929 he moved to Lopez Island with his family, where he was raised and attended school.
His father served as minister at the Congregational Church.
It was at Center Church where he met Ona Jean Gallanger, whom he married on June 6, 1942.
The couple made their first home on Lopez Island.
He was employed as a roads supervisor for San Juan County.
In 1954 they moved to Issaquah, where Mr. Goodrow worked for the state highway department.
Goodrow began his career with Issaquah police in February 1959, when it was a two-officer department and the city's population was about 1,500.
He was appointed chief and worked there 12 years before his disability retirement in 1971.
The first police station was located upstairs in old city hall in two small rooms.
There was a small jail in the basement, and sometimes prisoners would receive liquor that had been passed through the street-level windows, according to historical accounts.
The department had one patrol car, a 1958 Chevrolet equipped with a radio that used the King County sheriff's frequency, according to historians.
When an officer was needed, dispatchers would turn on a pole-mounted red light located in the ball field.
If the officer didn't see the light and didn't respond to the call, the dispatcher would call the sheriff's office and have the call relayed via the car radio.
Eventually the Issaquah Police Department got its own base radio so dispatchers could communicate directly with officers.
Mr. Goodrow recalled one incident in which two small children playing in a shallow, sunken hole on Mountain Park Boulevard were overcome by gas fumes seeping in from old mines in the area.
Two responding officers also were overcome.
All eventually were rescued by the fire department.
The Goodrows returned to Lopez Island in 1972.
Mr. Goodrow enjoyed playing golf and was an avid hunter and sports fisherman.
He was a member of the Episcopal Church and the Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years; daughters Jackie Nelson and Trudy Joe Goodrow; brother Byron Goodrow; sisters Faith Parr, Bernita Hemenover and Alda Moe Gray; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Lopez Union Cemetery Assocation.
Arrangements are by Evans Funeral Chapel in Anacortes.
Rosina M. Kipper
Rosina M. Kipper, 89, of Sammamish, died March 30, 2002, in Bellevue.
Services were April 5 at Green's Bellevue Funeral Home.
Burial followed at Sunset Memorial Park in Bellevue.
Mrs. Kipper was born on March 6, 1913, in Seattle.
In 1932 she graduated from Franklin High School in Seattle.
On Oct. 30, 1937, she married Steven J. Kipper Jr.
She was a past matron of Southgate Chapter OES and the Issaquah Singers.
In her leisure time, Mrs. Kipper enjoyed gardening, singing, and shopping and eating lunch with family weekly.
Her family remembers her touching the lives of many with her humor and grace.
In addition to her husband of Sammamish, she is survived by sons Philip S. Kipper of San Francisco and Paul J. Kipper of Bellevue; daughters Judy R. Butrim of Bellevue and Ellen Kipper Heller of Seattle; brothers Ted Donohoe of Olympia and Bob Donohoe of Marysville; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations may be made to Medic 1, Snoqualmie Valley and Eastside Fire & Rescue, 175 Newport Way N.W., Issaquah, WA 98027.
Edwin E. Lewis
Edwin Ernest Lewis, 74, died April 8, 2002, at his home in Issaquah.
A memorial service is at 11 a.m. April 11 at Flintoft's Funeral Home, 540 E. Sunset Way in Issaquah.
A gathering for family will follow at the family's home.
Mr. Lewis was born on March 23, 1928, in Seattle, the son of Tom and Reada Lewis.
He was a descendent of Gov. William Pickering, the first governor of the territory of Washington and appointed by President Abraham Lincoln.
His grandfather, J.J. Lewis, opened Lewis Hardware in 1903.
Lewis Hardware was the longest-running family-owned hardware store in the United States.
Mr. Lewis was a lifelong resident of Issaquah and graduated from Issaquah High School in 1946.
On May 22, 1948, he married Ila M. Noon at Community Baptist Church.
He continued with the family business for many years, and always had a friendly smile and snappy greeting for customers.
Later he worked as a salesman for Nordby and Pacific Marine Supply, retiring in 1980.
Mr. Lewis loved his family, kids and dogs. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping, and loved the outdoors.
He was a member of the Issaquah Gun Club.
In addition to his wife of 54 years, survivors include daughters Linda Smith of Issaquah, Debbie Grover of Renton and Jane West of Bothell; son Jeff Lewis of Yakima; sister Laura Erickson of Issaquah; and 11 grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests remembrances to Eastside Fire and Rescue, 175 Newport Way N.W., Issaquah, WA 98027.
James Alfred Williams
James Alfred "J.W." Williams, 54, of Issaquah, died March 23, 2002.
A memorial service is at 2 p.m. April 13 at the Eagles Club, 175 Front St. N. in Issaquah.
Mr. Williams was born on July 1, 1947, in Wadena, Minn.
He served three years in the Navy aboard the USS Henry W. Tucker.
He was a longtime resident of Issaquah, and an avid fisherman, hunter and outdoorsman.
He enjoyed his life with many friends at the "Club" and the "H."
His laughter was contagious and he enjoyed a good joke right up to the end.
Survivors include his live-in companion, Gaylene Yearout; mother Maymie; brothers Charles and Gerald; and sister Joanne.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or a favorite charity.
Marguerite Rainier Short
A memorial service for Marguerite Rainier Short, 94, of Issaquah, will be held at 2 p.m. April 29, 2001, at St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 2650 148th Ave. S.E., Bellevue. Internment was April 7 at Sunset Hills Memorial Park in Bellevue.
Mrs. Short died on April 5.
She was born into a Washington state pioneer family on June 27, 1906, in Seattle, the daughter of Samuel Frederick and Marguerite Inez (Collins) Racine.
Shortly thereafter her father built a home near Leschi Park, where she spent her youth.
She attended Leschi Elementary School and was a member of the first four-year graduating class from Garfield High School in 1924.
She attended the University of Washington until marriage interrupted her schooling. She married Samuel Gordon Short in 1928. They moved to Issaquah in 1952.
Mrs. Short taught accounting and business courses at her father's business college at Fifth and Virginia in Seattle until it closed in the early 50s.
Her father, looking for recreational activities for his students, was responsible for the creation of the Milwaukee Ski Bowl at Snoqualmie Pass in 1938.
Mrs. Short worked as registrar for Campfire Girls until faced with mandatory retirement at the age of 67. Still healthy and eager to work, she joined the staff at Longacres Race Track, where she served as the horsemen's bookkeeper until finally retiring at the age of 84.
She loved to play tennis and excelled in water sports. During the summers she would swim daily from her home south of Leschi Park, to the beach at Madrona to avoid walking on the cinder path along the lake. She also swam from Leschi to Fortuna Park on the east side of Mercer Island on two different occasions.
When she was in her 80s, she would take a daily one-mile swim in the ocean while on vacation in Hawaii. She also swam laps at the Julius Boehm Pool.
Blessed with good health all of her life, she continued with many activities after her retirement. She loved to play bridge at the Issaquah Senior Center, wouldn't think of missing the Garfield Golden Grads annual luncheon, and dined out frequently with friends.
With the exception of a brief stay in a convalescent center, she spent the final years at her home on Issaquah Creek.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1972.
She is survived by son Edward of Issaquah; daughter Susan of Issaquah; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
The family suggests remembrances to Garfield Golden Grads Scholarship Fund, 1411 N.W. 100th St., Seattle, 98177, or Campfire Boys and Girls Central Puget Sound Council, 8511 15th Ave. N.E., Seattle, 98115.
Arrangements are by Bleitz of Bellevue.
Sammamish resident Robert Joseph Brauer, 85, died on April 8, 2000, at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue.
A funeral service was conducted on April 14 at the Rockman Funeral Chapel in Chester, Mont. Burial followed at the Whitlash (Mont.) Cemetery.
Mr. Brauer was born on July 29, 1914, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Rudolph and Marjorie Brauer. He attended school in Oakpark, Ill., before earning an engineering degree from Grinell (Iowa) College.
Mr. Brauer worked in the purchasing department of Seattle's Union Oil Company for more than 20 years. He began his own business in 1964, working as a manufacturer's representative for Besco Building Specialties in Bellevue and Issaquah. His business manufactured signs and identifying devices.
Mr. Brauer married Lois Schafer on Dec. 27, 1966, in Bellevue. The couple lived in the Redmond/Sammamish area for most of their married life.
Mr. Brauer sold his business and retired in 1981. In his free time, he enjoyed stamp collecting, fishing, gardening, reading, card playing and raising German shepherd dogs.
Mr. Brauer is survived by his wife of Sammamish; a niece, Carrie Engstrom of Sammamish; and two nephews, Mark Engstrom of Whitlash, and John Leonard of Seattle.
Francis William Merrill
Francis William Merrill, 88, formerly of Upper Preston, died at his Redmond home on April 6, 2002.
A graveside service was held April 12 at the Lower Hillside Cemetery in Issaquah, with a memorial service following at Sammamish Forest Manor Clubhouse.
Mr. Merrill was born on Oct. 4, 1913, in Detroit, Mich., the son of Frank and Margaret Merrill.
He attended Lawrence Institute of Technology and the University of Detroit.
In 1934 he married Genevieve Bondo in Royal Oak, Mich.
They moved to Seattle in 1948 where he began his career at The Boeing Co.
Mr. Merrill worked at Boeing for 29 years as a tool designer on the 707, 727 and 737 airplanes.
He then became the chief tool-engineering manager for the 747.
Mr. Merrill was active in local and civic activities, including the United Good Neighbors charity and served six years on the Issaquah School Board.
In his leisure time he enjoyed spending time with his family and his friends, building projects in his woodshop, his love of cars and driving, and his love for things well designed.
His favorite phrase to pass along to his family in the last few years was to be sure to "stop and smell the roses."
In addition to his wife of 68 years, Mr. Merrill is survived by daughters Karenmarie Hayward of Bellevue and Kirsten Thomas of Kent; sons Brian Merrill of Bothell and George Merrill of Calabasas, Calif.; sister Betty Jeffrey of Florida; brother Robert Merrill of North Carolina; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers, remembrances to the Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle, WA 98108.
Stephen Wesley Morgan, 41, of Indianapolis, Ind., died April 5, 2002, after a two-year battle with leukemia.
A memorial service was April 15 at the Canyon View Latter Day Saints chapel in Orem, Utah.
Interment was at the Orem cemetery.
Indianapolis memorial services were on April 10.
Mr. Morgan was born on Feb. 4, 1961, in Bellevue, the son of Wesley and Nell Morgan of Santaquin, Utah.
He received his early education in Alabama and Louisiana.
In 1979 he graduated from Issaquah High School. He served a Latter Day Saints mission from 1980 to 1982 in Paris, France.
Mr. Morgan earned undergraduate and master's degrees from Brigham Young University in 1986 and 1988.
Most recently he was employed as manager of corporate strategy for the Eli Lilly Co. in Indianapolis.
Mr. Morgan is survived by his wife, Gigi, of Indianapolis; children Brittany, Heather, Wesley and Daniel, all of Indianapolis; brothers Bryant of Baltimore, Md., Adrian of Herndon, Va., Tony of Berlin, Germany, Christopher of Santaquin, Utah, and Carl of Springville, Utah; and sisters Andrea Densley of Shelton, Karen Kamalu of Moroni, Utah, Heidi Crist of Angelton, Texas, and Julia Wagner of Herndon, Va.
Arrangements are by Sundberg Olpin Mortuary of Orem.
Mary Elizabeth Olson
Mary Elizabeth Olson, 70, of Providence Point, Issaquah, died on April 13, 2002, at her home. In keeping with her wishes, no services will be held.
Mrs. Olson was born on Oct. 12, 1931, in Pine Bluff, Ark., the daughter of Herbert and Amelia Doup.
She was raised in Pine Bluff and graduated from Pine Bluff High School, attended Southwest Community College and graduated from college in Lincoln, Neb.
She married Wendell Olson in Glendale, Calif., in 1965.
She lived in Lakeport, Calif., for many years.
Mrs. Olson worked as a registered nurse.
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1996.
She moved to Providence Point in 1996.
She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star.
She is survived by her brother Herbert Doup Jr. of Sammamish.
Gilbert Raymond Semans, 80, of Pittsburgh, Pa., died in his sleep of an apparent heart attack on April 1 at his home in Beloit, Wis.
A viewing was April 9 at Flintoft's Funeral Home in Issaquah followed by burial at nearby Hillside Cemetery.
Mr. Semans was born in Pittsburgh on April 12, 1921, son of Ernest and Ethel (Wilke) Semans.
He graduated from Langley High School in Pittsburgh in 1939 and earned a bachelor of science degree in metallurgical engineering at the University of Pittsburgh in 1943.
He served four years in the U.S. Navy mainly in the Pacific theater during World War II, achieving the rank of lieutenant, senior grade.
In 1952 he earned a master's degree in metallurgy at the University of Pittsburgh, with study toward a doctorate.
On July 12, 1947, he married Mary Louise Caldwell of Latrobe, Pa.
In 1975 they moved to Beloit, Wis. From 1948 through 1978 he had a long and varied career in the specialty steel industry.
His positions included chief metallurgist, product manager, general manager of a steel plant in Mexico and vice president of the international division.
He traveled extensively in Italy and Saudi Arabia.
From 1978 to 1998 he operated a business recycling specialty steel waste products.
Mr. Semans collected U.S. stamps, foreign coins and paper money, and antique tools.
He had an extensive home shop for wood crafting and metal and machine working.
He was an avid scholar on the origins and deepest meanings of Christian teaching, and was associated with prayer groups in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
His family remembers his optimism and generosity that brightened the lives of those who knew him.
Mr. Semans is survived by his sons Scott Semans of Issaquah and Bruce Semans of Springfield, Ill.; and brother Donald Semans of Ft. Myers, Fla.
Edward N. Veronneau
Edward N. Veronneau, 81, of Issaquah, died April 7, 2002.
At his request no services were held.
Mr. Veronneau was born Oct. 13, 1920, in Acushnet, Mass., the son of Joseph and Florianne Veronneau.
After serving with the U.S. Navy during World War II, he attended art school in New York City and became a graphic artist.
He later moved to the Seattle area and went to work for The Boeing Co.
Mr. Veronneau married Dolores Fife in 1955 in Seattle.
They moved to Issaquah in 1967.
She preceded him in death on July 2, 1998.
In his leisure time Mr. Veronneau enjoyed oil painting, fishing, bowling, camping and expressing his opinions.
Mr. Veronneau is survived by brothers Arthur Veronneau of Acushnet and Rudolph Veronneau of Florida; sister Theresa Souza of Kent; step children Terry McCready and Wayne, Mike and Don McGahuey; and several step-grandchildren.
Manley Jenkins, 87, of Trenton, N.C., died at home on April 10, 2000. Funeral services were April 14 at Friendship Free Will Baptist Church in Jones County. Rev. Don Fader and Dr. W. Burkette Raper officiated.
Mr. Jenkins was born and raised on a farm in Jones County, N.C. He and his wife Mildred moved to New Bern, N.C., in 1941 to start a family.
Although he worked for the state for more than 25 years, he remained a farmer all his life, first on the farm he bought in 1949, and later on the family farm in Jones County.
Mr. Jenkins was a longtime member of Friendship Free Will Baptist Church, the Farm Bureau and a Weyerhaeuser Tree Farm Family.
In his leisure hours, he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren riding behind his tractor, digging potatoes, and caring for pigs, cows and chickens. He was a helpful man, devoted to his family and friends. Survivors include his wife of 59 years; daughter Martha Jenkins Bernabeo and her husband Rick of Hartford, Ct.; sons Ron Jenkins and his wife Susan of Coats, N.C., Don Jenkins and his wife Ann of Sammamish, Dan Jenkins and his wife Martha of New Bern, N.C.; brother Ray Jenkins of New Bern, N.C.; sisters Rachel Daugherty of Kinston, N.C., and Elizabeth Jenkins Davis of Trenton, N.C.; and eight grandchildren.
Remembrances are suggested to the Mildred and Manley Jenkins Endowment at Mount Olive College, 634 Henderson St., Mount Olive, N.C. 28365; Friendship Free Will Baptist Church, c/o Mrs. Ramona Smith, 2021 Old New Bern Road., Trenton, N.C., 28585, or the Jones County Chapter of the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. Linda Hart, 4751 Middle Rd., Trenton, N.C., 28585. Arrangements are by Pollock-Wells and Best Funeral Home.
Thomas Paul Webber, 43, of Issaquah, died on March 31, 2000, in Lake Forest Park.
A funeral mass was April 17 at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church on the Sammamish Plateau. A committal service followed at Upper Hillside Cemetery in Issaquah.
Mr. Webber was born July 4, 1956, on Scott Air Force Base in Belleville, Ill., the son of Paul and Barbara Webber. He was raised primarily in Endicott, N.Y. In 1973 he and his family moved to Redmond. Mr. Webber graduated from Lake Washington High School in 1974. He attended Bellevue Community College before pursuing a career in sales. In April of 1984, he moved to Issaquah.
In his leisure time Thomas enjoyed spending time with his family, friends and colleagues, playing softball, cycling and hiking.
Survivors include his parents of Issaquah; brother William Webber and his wife, Bonnie, and their four children of Enumclaw.
Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.