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Grace Foose
Grace Foose, 92, of Issaquah, died Sept. 15, 2000, at Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue. At her request no services will be held. She was born on Feb. 10, 1908, in Auburn, N.Y., the daughter of Fred and Clara Roe. She was raised and attended schools in Auburn. Following high school she attended Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. After college she moved to Syracuse, N.Y., where she took a job for an insurance company. There she met her future husband, Frank Foose. They married on Sept. 5, 1930, in Syracuse. In 1934 they moved to Harrisburg, Penn., where they settled and raised their family. Mrs. Foose and her husband started a telephone answering service in Harrisburg, which she ran for several years before becoming a full-time homemaker. She later served on the Harrisburg School Board in the early 1950s. Mrs. Foose moved to Issaquah in September 1990 to live with her daughter, following the death of her husband of 60 years. She enjoyed discussions of civic affairs, playing bridge and spending timewith her family. Her family remembers her as a caring person with a wonderful sense of humor. She is survived by daughter Ann Dennis or Issaquah; son Alan Foose of South Africa; four grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.

Carol Irene Bustad
Carol Irene Bustad, 42, a former Issaquah resident, died on Sept. 19, 2000, in Seattle. A celebration of her life will be held at 3 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Mount Vernon Church of the Nazarene, 2710 E. Fir, Mount Vernon. Ms. Bustad was born on Jan. 16, 1958. Her younger years were spent in Bothell, and in 1967 she moved to Issaquah where she graduated from Issaquah High School in 1976. She went on to attend Northwest Nazarene College in Nampa, Idaho. She moved to Mount Vernon in 1978 and went to work for the Boeing Co. where she was employed as a jig builder for the past 20 years. In 1982 she and her partner, Huey Ford, lived in the Kent area, and then moved to Shoreline in 1988. In her leisure hours Ms. Bustad enjoyed reading, crafts, camping, fishing, collecting dolls, water-color painting and spending time with her family. Survivors include long-time partner Huey Ford; mother Barbara Bustad; sisters Connie Christianson and Susan Gansler; and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers the family suggests remembrances to the Mount Vernon Church of the Nazarene Building Fund or a charity of choice. Arrangements are by Hawthorne Funeral Home and Memorial Park in Mount Vernon.

Jennie Anderson
Jennie Anderson, 99, of Issaquah, died on Oct. 3, 2000. A graveside service was Oct. 6 at the Lower Hillside Cemetery in Issaquah. Mrs. Anderson was born on Nov. 17, 1900, in Bessage, France, the daughter of Louis and Celeste Chevalier. At the age of five she and her family moved to Issaquah where she attended school. She married Guy Anderson on Dec. 24, 1920, in Issaquah. Mrs. Anderson was a member of the Rebekas and the Order of Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her husband Guy in 1978, and son Donald in 1994. Survivors include sister Marie Kinnune of Aptos, Calif.; and two granddaughters. Arrangements are by Flintoftıs Issaquah Funeral Home.

Carla D. Erickson Hackett
Former Issaquah resident Carla D. Erickson Hackett, 43, of Boise, Idaho, died on Oct. 1, 2000. Funeral services were Oct. 7 at the Vashon Lutheran Church on Vashon Island. Ms. Hackett graduated from Issaquah High School in 1975. Survivors include daughter Megan Hackett, of Boise; son Eric Hackett and his wife Lauren of Boise, Idaho; parents Pat and Frank Erickson of Vashon Island; sister Cheryl Vangeystel of Vashon Island; and brother Steve Erickson of Maple Valley.

Dianne Torrey
Former Issaquah resident Dianne Torrey, 57, of Covington, died Oct. 6, 2000, at home after a long battle with lung cancer. Funeral services were Oct. 10 at Flintoftıs Issaquah Funeral Home. Mrs. Torrey was born Sept. 23, 1943, in Detroit, Mich., the daugher of Herbert and Florence Allen. She was raised and attended schools in Detroit and in Romulous, a Detriot suburb. After high school, she joined the U.S. Marine Corps, in which she proudly served. In 1984 Mrs. Torrey moved to Issaquah. On Aug. 17, 1985, she married Mark Joe Torrey in Issaquah. They lived here until 1993, when they moved to Covington, where they settled on seven acres. Mrs. Torrey worked with her husband at their restaurant, Markıs Place, located at the King County Courthouse in Seattle. In her leisure time, she enjoyed crafts, cooking, reading, mice collectables, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also loved to work in her garden, which included her coveted roses.v Mrs. Torrey is survived by her husband, Mark Joe Torrey of Covington; her son, Richard Merrell of Renton; daughters Gloria Krommenhoek of Nampa, Idaho, and Chris Merrell of San Antonio, Texas; and five siblings and two grandchildren. The family suggests remembrances to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1124 Columbia St., Seattle, WA 98104-2092 Friends are invited to sign the familyıs online guestbook at www.flintofts.com. Arrangements are by Flintoftıs Issaquah Funeral Home.

John Michael DiMaggio
John Michael DiMaggio, 66, of Issaquah, died on Oct. 9, 2000. A private family memorial was held. Survivors include his wife Marian of Issaquah; daughters Donna Bartholemew of Maple Valley, and Brenda Marsh of Kent; sons John DiMaggio of Monroe, and Marty DiMaggio of Bonney Lake; and sister Marianne Cane of Los Angeles.

Lawrence "Larry" S. Hampton
Lawrence "Larry" S. Hampton, of Issaquah, died on Oct. 15, 2000, at the Issaquah Care Center. He was 99. A reception in his memory is from 3-5 p.m. on Oct. 21, 2000 at the Issaquah Senior Center, 105 Second Ave N.E. Private inurnment was held at Hillside Cemetery. Mr. Hampton was born on Aug. 27, 1901 in LaCrosse, Wisc., the son of Lee and Mary Hampton. He was raised in LaCrosse and worked as a cow hand for 10 years in North Dakota where he met and married Lydia Wolfe on Jan. 7, 1929. The family moved to Issaquah in 1936, where he was a carpenter by occupation. In his leisure time he enjoyed fishing, spending time with his family, and lunches with his friends at the Issaquah Senior Center. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1976. Survivors include son Ken Hampton of Issaquah; daughters Eileen Justice of Seattle and Joan Malmassari of Issaquah; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Remembrances may be made to Evergreen Hospice, 12910 Totem Lake Blvd N.E., Suite 200, Kirkland, WA 98034, or the Issaquah Senior Center, P.O. Box 786, Issaquah, WA 98027. Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home. Friends are invited to sign the family's online guestbook at www.flintofts.com.

H. Delia Whitfield
A memorial service for H. Delia Whitfield, 79, of Issaquah, will be held at 11 a.m. on Oct. 29, 2000 at Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home. Mrs. Whitfield died on Oct. 15, 2000, at the Issaquah Care Center. She was born on Aug. 22, 1921 in Nampa, Idaho, the daughter of Nicholas and Pauline (Wasel) Susewind. She was raised in Nampa where she graduated from high school. On Nov. 6, 1946 she married Donald F. Whitfield in Seattle. They made their home in High Point in 1951. Mrs. Whitfield was a member of Century Chapter No. 66 Order of Eastern Star, was a Past Worthy Matron and currently served as treasurer. She served as chairman on the advisory board of Issaquah Assembly No. 54 Rainbow Girls and was awarded the Grand Cross of Color. She also was a member of the Gilman Rebekah Lodge No. 59, serving as Noble Grand at the time of her death. Mrs. Whitfield was a recipient of the Chivalry award, the highest honor of the Rebekah Lodge. In addition, Mrs. Whitfield was a member of the Issaquah Valley Grange No. 581, and was named Very Important Granger in 2000. Her memberships also included the Issaquah Orthopedic Guild and the Rhododendron Societies of Bellevue and Seattle. She was preceded in death by her husband on Aug. 5, 1982 and by son Michael in 1950. She is survived by son Nick of Issaquah, daughter Geneva A. Croft of Roseburg, Ore.; brother Omar Susewind of Redmond; three grandchildren; and two great-granchildren. The family suggests remembrances to Shrine Hospital, 3101 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd., Portland, OR 97201, or Children's Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 537 MS CL-04, Seattle, WA 98105. Friends and family are invited to sign the family's online guestbook at www.flintofts.com.

John Robert "Bob" Sharp
John Robert "Bob" Sharp, 72, of Issaquah, died on Oct. 11, 2000, at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue. A graveside service was held on Oct.18 at the Lower Hillside Cemetery in Issaquah. Mr. Sharp was born on Aug. 3, 1928, in Seattle, the son of John and Ida Sharp. He was raised in Issaquah and graduated from Issaquah High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Sharp owned and operated a service station at Front St. and Sunset Way in downtown Issaquah for several years, and later went to work as a mechanic for Stonebridge Chevrolet. He retired as a mechanic and a part time school bus driver for Issaquah School District. He was a member of the Issaquah Eagles. Survivors include son John Sharp of Kent; daughters Joan Teeter and Allison Sharp, both of North Bend, and Anne Chevalier of Issaquah; and four grandchildren. Friends are invited to sign the family's online guestbook at www.flintofts.com. Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.

Larry Anthony Drew
Larry Anthony Drew, 78, of Garden Grove, Calif., died on Sept. 2, 2000. Services were held on Sept. 13 at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, S.D. Mr. Drew was born on Jan. 21, 1922, in Tappen N.D., the son of Robert and Garnet (Crumrine) Drew. Mr. Drew attended Jefferson High School in Westboro, Ohio. During World War II, he took a job at Pearl Harbor where his brother was serving in the Navy. They witnessed the Japanese attack on Dec. 7, 1941, and Mr. Drew continued his service on Guadalcanal, earning a Bronze Star medal. He married Margaret Miles in February of 1946 in Los Angeles. He attended University of California at Berkeley earning a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics. Survivors include his wife of Garden Grove, Calif.; daughter Mary Shustov of Sammamish; sons Rich Drew of Reno, Nev., and Rob Drew of Pleasanton, Calif.; and eight grandchildren.

Eilene Graham Kair
Eilene Graham Kair, 74, of Issaquah, died Oct. 18, 2000, in Kalispell, Mont. She was born on May 31, 1926 in Kalispell the daughter of Art and Mildred (Solderstrom) Smith. Mrs. Kair graduated from Flathead High School In Kalispell. She married Gerrold Graham on May 4, 1942. Mrs. Kair was widowed in 1959. She married Richard Kair in 1960, then moved their family to Eastern Washington. They later divorced, and she moved to Issaquah in 1963. Mrs. Kair began work for Sunstrand Data Control in 1971 and retired in 1992. Mrs. Kair enjoyed her grandchildren and her annual trips to Kalispell to visit her mother. She is a member of the Eagles, and is a registered member of the Salish Kooteni Tribe. During her younger years Mrs. Kair enjoyed all types of outdoor activities, working in her garden and yard and loved to crochet. She is survived by her mother Mildred Frach of Kalispell, Mont.; two sisters, Sharon Hawk of Kalispell, Mont. and Lois Enevold of Orfino, Idaho; brother Robert Frach Jr.; sons Gary Graham and his wife Marianne of Hoodsport, Wash., Dennis Graham and his wife Shirely of Demoines, Wash, and Danny Graham and his wife Elizabeth of Sammamish; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Johnson Mortuary & Crematory.

Opal Payne
Opal Payne, 88, of Issaquah, died Oct. 18, 2000, at the Issaquah Care Center. A gathering of family and friends is from 1-3 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Issaquah Senior Center. Mrs. Payne was born on Dec. 24, 1911 in Trenton, Texas, the daughter of Albert and Roxie Wood. She was raised in Calera, Okla., and graduated from Calera High School. On June 12, 1948 she married Herman Edward Payne in Galveston, Texas. Mrs. Payne lived in Clute, Texas before moving to Houston, where she resided for many years. In November 1986 she moved to Issaquah. She was a member of the O.E.S. in Clute, Texas, the Issaquah Senior Center, Rebekah Lodge in Issaquah, and the Bellevue Church of Christ. Mrs. Payne was preceded in death by her husband in 1980. Mrs. Payne is survived by niece Donna W. Manion of Sammamish; nephew Gary S. Wood of Issaquah; and sister-in-law Duralle Wood of Issaquah. The family suggests remembrances to the Issaquah Senior Center, P.O. Box 786, Issaquah, WA 98027. Arrangements are under the direction of Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.

Adolph J. Rothleutner
Adolph J. Rothleutner, 91, of Issaquah, died on Oct. 17, 2000, in Everett. A time of visitation for family and friends was held on Oct. 26 at Flintofts Issaquah Funeral Home. A funeral service was held on Oct. 27 at the funeral home. Mr. Rothleutner was born on Aug. 14, 1909, in Ewing, Nebraska, the son of Anton and Anna Rothleutner. He moved to Washington in 1936. He first was employed at Seattle's Slaughter House and WPA Feed Grain "Coop," where he started buying a cow at a time for his own farm. As a dairy farmer he shipped milk to Hans Forsters Creamery for many years. He later gave up farming and went to work at the Creamery for 15 years. Mr. Rothleutner married SaDee Hoilman. He was preceded in death by his wife on July 21, 1995, and also by one son, Ronald. Survivors include daughters Vera Mellon and Donna Snow, both of Everett; son Eugene Rothleutner of Issaquah, four sisters and two brothers, mostly living in Ewing, Nebraska, Idaho and Auburn. Remembrances are suggested to Providence Home Care and Hospice of Snohomish County, 2731 Wetmore Ave., Suite 520, Everett, WA. 98201-3581.

H. Delia Whitfield
H. Delia Whitfield, 79, of Issaquah, died on Oct. 15, 2000, at the Issaquah Care Center. A memorial service was held on Oct. 19 at Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home. She was born on Aug. 22, 1921, in Nampa, Idaho, the daughter of Nicholas and Pauline (Wasel) Susewind. She was raised in Nampa where she graduated from high school. She married Donald F. Whitfield on Nov. 6, 1946, in Seattle. They made their home in High Point in 1951. Mrs. Whitfield was a member of Century Chapter No. 66 Order of Eastern Star, was a Past Worthy Matron and currently served as treasurer. She served as chairman on the advisory board of Issaquah Assembly No. 54 Rainbow Girls and was awarded the Grand Cross of Color. She also was a member of the Gilman Rebekah Lodge No. 59, serving as Noble Grand at the time of her death. Mrs. Whitfield was a recipient of the Chivalry award, the highest honor of the Rebekah Lodge. In addition, Mrs. Whitfield was a member of the Issaquah Valley Grange No. 581, and was named Very Important Granger in 2000. Her memberships also included the Issaquah Orthopedic Guild and the Rhododendron Societies of Bellevue and Seattle. She was preceded in death by her husband on Aug. 5, 1982, and by son Michael in 1950. Survivors include son Nick of Issaquah, daughter Geneva A. Croft of Roseburg, Ore.; brother Omar Susewind of Redmond; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Remembrances are suggested to Shrine Hospital, 3101 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd., Portland, OR 97201, or Children's Hospital Foundation, PO Box 537 MS CL-04, Seattle, WA 98105. Friends and family are invited to sign the family's online guestbook at www.flintofts.com.

Myrtle J. Winslow
Mrytle J. Winslow, 79, died Oct. 22, 2000, at Providence Marianwood. Mrs. Winslow was born on April 30, 1921, one of nine children of Theodore and Hannah Melland. She began playing the violin for her uncle Selmer before the age of 7. The Melland family moved to Bellingham, Wash., in the late 1920's. Mrs. Winslow continued her violin training from her father and other instructors. She often liked to tell the story of roller-skating up Douglas Street in Bellingham with her violin under her arm. Mrs. Winslow graduated from Bellingham High School in 1939. She married Harold W. Winslow on June 30, 1945. They moved to Issaquah in 1965. Mrs. Winslow worked as a bookkeeper for the Issaquah Press for 21 years. She was a 20-year member of the Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra and was proud that in the 1980's both of her daughters joined her and also played in that group for a number of years. Mrs. Winslow also played with the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra, the Northwest Symphony Orchestra, and the Cameo Strings Quartet. She especially enjoyed playing her violin and viola for Our Savior Lutheran Church where the Winslow family has attended since 1965. Mrs. Winslow was an active member of the Gideons International for 20 years. In addition Mrs. Winslow worked with The Miss Issaquah Pageant and served as a chaperone for several years. In her leisure time Mrs. Winslow enjoyed sewing, knitting and crafting. Mrs. Winslow was preceded in death by one sister Annie Fankhauser, and two brothers, Arthur and Palmer Melland. Mrs. Winslow is survived by her husband of Issaquah; son Gary in Florida; daughters Wendy Winslow Bachman and Jenny Winslow Petty and families of Maple Valley; sisters Thelma Link of Coldwater, Ohio and Ruth Livermore of Bellingham; brothers, Helmer Melland of Bellingham, Henry Melland of Mt. Vernon, Ted Melland of Federal Way, and George Melland of Seattle; and four grandchildren. The family suggests remembrances to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 1272, Issaquah, WA., or Our Savior Lutheran Church. Family and friends are invited to sign the family's on-line guest book at www.flintofts.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.

Wayne A. Barker
Wayne A. Barker, 71, of Bellingham, died on Oct. 22, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital in Bellingham. Services with military honors were held on Oct. 27 at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent. Mr. Barker was born on Jan. 4, 1929, in Issaquah, the son of Arthur and Elsie Dickson Barker. He graduated from Issaquah High School in 1947, and later enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. During the time of his service he was a Golden Glove Boxer in the Navy and later played semi-pro football in Seattle. Mr. Barker was a longtime resident of the Issaquah area where he worked as a long-haul truck driver for many years. He also worked as a dispatcher and driver for Reid and Lakeside Sand and Gravel and other paving companies. Survivors include son Dean and wife Leila Barker of Sedro-Wooley; brother Jack and his wife Bonnie Barker of Fall City; sister Alta Gleason of Renton; and one grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Marion Martin. Arrangements are by Lemley Chapel in Sedro-Wooley.

Kathryn Louise Taylor
A memorial service for Kathryn Louise Taylor, 86, of Federal Way (formerly of Issaquah) was Oct. 28, 2000, at Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home. She died on Oct. 24 at her home in Federal Way. Mrs. Taylor was born on Feb. 12, 1914 in Portsmouth, Ohio, the daughter of Walter and Elsie Crabtree. She was raised in Portsmouth and graduated from Portsmouth High School. She married Charles R. "Dick" Taylor on Nov. 24, 1933, in Portsmouth. Mr. Taylor's work with AT&T Technologies took them to Cleveland, Ohio; New Jersey; and Baltimore, Md., before retirement to Issaquah in 1974. In her leisure time she enjoyed bowling, entertaining, sewing, cooking, and spending time with her family. Survivors include daughter Sandra McFadden of Issaquah; sons Thomas R. Taylor and his wife Maureen of Puyallup, William C. Taylor of Bellevue and David W Taylor of Federal Way; 11 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Remembrances may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or the American Heart Association. Friends are invited to sign the family's online guestbook at www.flintofts.com.

Myrtle J. Winslow
Myrtle J. Winslow, 79, died Oct. 22, 2000, at Providence Marianwood. A memorial service for Mrs. Winslow was Oct. 26 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front Street South. Mrs. Winslow was born on April 30, 1921, one of nine children of Theodore and Hannah Melland. She began playing the violin for her uncle Selmer before the age of 7. The Melland family moved to Bellingham, Wash., in the late 1920's. Mrs. Winslow continued her violin training from her father and other instructors. She often liked to tell the story of roller-skating up Douglas Street in Bellingham with her violin under her arm. Mrs. Winslow graduated from Bellingham High School in 1939. She married Harold W. Winslow on June 30, 1945. They moved to Issaquah in 1965. In June 2000 the couple celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. Mrs. Winslow worked as a bookkeeper for the Issaquah Press for 21 years. She was a 20-year member of the Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra and was proud that in the 1980's both of her daughters joined her and also played in that group for a number of years. Mrs. Winslow also played with the Sammamish Symphony Orchestra, the Northwest Symphony Orchestra, and the Cameo Strings Quartet. She especially enjoyed playing her violin and viola for Our Savior Lutheran Church where the Winslow family has attended since 1965. Mrs. Winslow was an active member of the Gideons International for 20 years. She served as president, area coordinator and new member instructor for camps in Western Washington. In addition, Mrs. Winslow worked with the Miss Issaquah Pageant and served as a chaperone for several years. In her leisure time Mrs. Winslow enjoyed sewing, knitting and crafting. Mrs. Winslow was preceded in death by one sister, Annie Fankhauser, and two brothers, Arthur and Palmer Melland. Mrs. Winslow is survived by her husband of Issaquah; son Gary of Florida; daughters Wendy Winslow Bachman and Jenny Winslow Petty and families of Maple Valley; sisters Thelma Link of Coldwater, Ohio and Ruth Livermore of Bellingham; brothers Helmer Melland of Bellingham, Henry Melland of Mt. Vernon, Ted Melland of Federal Way, and George Melland of Seattle; and four grandchildren. The family suggests remembrances to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 1272, Issaquah, WA., or Our Savior Lutheran Church. Family and friends are invited to sign the family's online guest book at www.flintofts.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.

Betty Lou Godfrey
Betty Lou Godfrey, 64, of Hansville, formerly of Issaquah, died on Nov. 6, 2000, at her home. A memorial service was held on Nov. 11 at Flintofts Issaquah Funeral Home. A reception for family and friends followed at the Issaquah Eagles. Mrs. Godfrey was born on Feb. 2, 1936, in Carlisle, Ky., the daughter of William and Dorothy Hartley. When she was a young child the family moved to Issaquah. Mrs. Godfrey graduated from Issaquah High School in 1953. She married Thomas M. Godfrey on Feb. 7, 1954 at the Community Baptist Church in Issaquah. Mrs. Godfrey worked for the U.S. Postal Service from 1968 to 1992, working 18 years in the Issaquah Post Office and six years at the Bainbridge Island Post Office. Upon retirement she and her husband moved to Hansville after selling their home in Issaquah in 1992. Mrs. Godfrey was a member of the Issaquah Eagles Auxiliary #3054 since 1972, and was past president of the Issaquah Alumni Association. In her leisure hours Mrs. Godfrey enjoyed traveling by motorhome, various crafts, singing, flower gardening, and writing poetry. Survivors include her husband of Hansville; sons Steven of Vancouver, Thomas of Renton and T. Scott of North Bend; daughter Lucinda A. Perez of Renton; brothers William Hartley of Harrison, Idaho, and Russell Munson of Huntington Beach, Calif.; sisters Ella Dale of Issaquah, and Virginia Hendricks of Union; and nine grandchildren. Remembrances are suggested to the Hospice Organization of Kitsap County, P O Box 3416, Silverdale, WA. 98383. Family and friends are invited to sign the familys on-line guest book at www.flintofts.com.

June C. Baudo
June C. Baudo, 77 of Issaquah, died at home on Nov. 12, 2000. A memorial service was held on Nov. 16 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Issaquah. June was born on Aug. 3, 1923, in Memphis, Tenn., the daughter of George and Freda White. She was raised on the East Coast and graduated from high school in New York City. Upon graduation she worked as a commercial artist. She married and raised eight children in New York City and moved to Washington in 1981. In her leisure time, Ms. Baudo enjoyed spending time with her family. She also created beautiful flower arrangements, enjoyed sewing and crocheting, and was an avid Seattle Mariners fan. Survivors include sons Joseph of Nashville, Tenn., Roy of Sixes Ore., George of Kent, and Paul of Warner Robins, Ga.; daughters Annette Nucci of Ft. Meyers, Fla., Angela Carmichael of Bronx, N.Y., Jeanne Herko of Friday Harbor, and Frances Opel of Marysville; 19 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to sign the family's on-line guest book at www.flintofts.com. Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.

John V. (Jack) O'Keefe
John V. (Jack) O'Keefe, 76 died Nov. 7, 2000. A memorial mass was held on Nov. 9 at St. Bridget's Catholic Church in Seattle. Mr. O'Keefe was born on June 17, 1924, in Manchester, N.H., the son of Frank and Anna Keefe. After graduating from Memorial High School in Manchester, Mr. O'Keefe joined the U.S. Marines and was awarded the Purple Heart for action on Guadalcanal during WWII. He married his childhood sweatheart, Sohhie Folis, in 1945. In 1965, they moved their family of five children to Bellevue when Mr. O'Keefe took a position with the Boeing Co. Mr. O'Keefe was well educated, earning degrees from St. Anselm College, Tufts University, Worcester Polytechnical Institute, Cornell University and Harvard University. Mr. O'Keefe was an avid golfer and was a past member of Glen Acres and Rainier Golf and Country clubs. His most cherished memories were golfing trips to Ireland with his three sons and the golf tournaments he played in and won with his son John. Mr. O'Keefe was preceded in death by his wife of 41 years. He is survived by his brother Frank Keefe of Manchester, N.H.; sons John and Kathy O'Keefe of Fairfield, Conn., Tom and Cathy O'Keefe of Medina, and Tim O'Keefe of Bellevue,; and daughters Maureen and Richard Atherton of Sammamish, and Sharon O'Keefe of Phoenix, Ariz. Remembrances may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements are by Green's Funeral Home of Bellevue.

James M. Beethe
James M. Beethe, 74, of Issaquah, died Nov. 23, 2000, at Highline Community Hospital in Tukwila. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Nov. 29 at Issaquah Christian Church, 10305 238th Way S.E., and at 2 p.m. Dec. 5 at Union Church in Fullerton, N.D. Mr. Beethe was born May 23, 1926, near Fullerton, N.D., the son of Martin and Edelsa (Mattson) Beethe. He received his education in the Fullerton area and was confirmed at St. Ansgar Lutheran Church in Lamoure, N.D. He married Evelyn Ganung on June 20, 1948, in Edgeley, N.D. They lived on the Beethe family farm in the Fullerton area, where they farmed. He worked as a carpenter until they moved to Fargo, N.D., in 1964. There, Mr. Beethe worked in the construction industry and ran the family's fishing resort, "Jim's Resort," on Lake Upper Cormorant, Minn. In 1975, his position as supervisor with Goodman Construction took the family to Issaquah, where he continued as a construction supervisor in the Seattle area until his retirement. Mr. Beethe was a family man who enjoyed the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. His love of working with wood led him in 1986 to build their final home near Issaquah Creek. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Vivian Ulmer and Pearl Ulmer. Mr. Beethe is survived by his wife of Issaquah; daughters Jo Eve Ellig and her husband Van of Fergus Falls, Minn., and Caryl Beethe of Maple Valley; son Paul Beethe and his wife Shelly of Redmond; brothers Rex Beethe of Florissant, Mo., and Gerald Beethe of Bloomington, Minn.; eight grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Francis J. Killoran
Francis J. Killoran, 80, of Issaquah, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000. At his request no services will be held. Mr. Killoran was born on Feb. 8, 1920, in Spokane, the son of Fred and Olive Killoran of Canada. He had dual citizenship in the United States and Canada until Canada revised its citizenship rules. He was raised in Fort Macleod, Alberta. Mr. Killoran completed high school in Canada and received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Washington. He farmed for a short time prior to enlisting with the U.S. Army Air Corp. He served with the 268th Army Air Force from July 25, 1941 to Dec. 8, 1945. On Sept. 14, 1957, he married Betty Edrene Steinhart in Seattle. They moved to Issaquah in 1957. Mr. Killoran worked with the Boeing Co. as a cost analyst from 1957 to 1984. He is survived by his wife of Issaquah; son Neil Francis Killoran of Seattle; stepsons Keith F. Little of Lake Forest Park and Gregory L. Little of Wenatchee; and brother Neil P. Killoran of Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada. Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.

William "Bill" H. Sween
William "Bill" H. Sween, 87, of Sammamish, formerly of Redmond, died Nov. 25, 2000, at The Care Center at Kelsey Creek. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 1 at Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church, 22818 SE Eighth., Sammamish. Mr. Sween was born on March 19, 1913, in Seattle, the son of Carl and Jetta Sween. The family moved to the Inglewood Hill area of Redmond when he was 2 years old. He graduated from Redmond High School. On Oct. 12, 1936, he married Faye I. Turner in Seattle. They lived on Inglewood Hill where they owned and operated Sween's Poultry Farm, the largest poultry farm in Washington for 30 years. Prior to retirement, the couple owned a poultry farm in Granite Falls. Mr. Sween was a 75-year member of the Issaquah Valley Grange and Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, golfing, fishing and hunting. Mr. Sween is survived by his wife of 64 years; daughter Elaine Etzler of Sammamish; sons Jim Sween of Renton and Bob Sween of Ephrata; sisters Thelma Knudtson of Sammamish and Evelyn Levitt of Redmond; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests remembrances to Group Health's Hospice Program, The Community Foundation, Group Health Coop., 1730 Minor Ave., Suite 1520, Seattle, WA 98101-1404. Family and friends are invited to sign the family's on-line guest book at Flintoft's Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.

Genevieve F. Evans
Genevieve F. Evans, 90, of Issaquah, died on Dec. 1, 2000, in Bellevue. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Lower Hillside Cemetery in Issaquah. Mrs. Evans was born on Sep. 29, 1910, in Jamestown, N.Y., the daughter of Oliver and Orsillia Treadway. She was raised in New York where she graduated from high school. In 1929 she married Paul Hunt in Warren, Penn. She and her family moved to Seattle in 1946. She was preceded in death by Mr. Hunt in 1966. For 25 years Mrs. Evans was employed by The Boeing Co. Prior to her retirement in 1969 she married Eugene Evans in Seattle. She and Mr. Evans spent a lot of time trailering with the Good Sam Club in the Southwest United States and Mexico. Following Mr. Evans' death in 1994, she moved to Issaquah. When she was in her 80s, Mrs. Evans took computer classes and pursued a life-long dream of writing poetry, some of which was inspired by her numerous trips to Maui. She enjoyed spending time with family and sharing her life experiences. Every member of her family benefitted from her love of knitting and crocheting. Mrs. Evans is survived by son Bill Hunt of Sammamish; daughters Joyce Stewart of Marysville, Paula Mitalas of Seattle and Terrie Kooyman of Bothell; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests remembrances to Children's Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 5371, MS CL-04, Seattle, WA 98105-0371. Family and friends are invited to sign the family's online guest book at Flintoft's

Georg E. Frey
Georg E. Frey, 49, of Sammamish, died Dec. 1, 2000, in Bellevue. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Dec. 6 at Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church, 22818 S.E. Eighth in Sammamish. He was born on Sep. 28, 1951, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Edward and Georgianna Frey. He was raised in New Jersey, graduated from New Providence High School and attended Upsala College in East Orange, N.J. He married Shelly M. McKee on Sep. 6, 1980, in Schroon Lake, N.Y. The family moved to Sammamish in 1989. In his leisure time he enjoyed boating at Lake Roosevelt in Eastern Washington and skiing at Sun Peaks. Survivors include his wife; sons Brian and Kevin of the family home; brothers Ed of British Columbia and Carl of Alabama. Remembrances may be made to the Georg E. Frey Children's Scholarship Fund, c/o any Washington Mutual Bank. Friends are invited to sign the family's online guest book at Flintoft's

Gladys E. "Tillie" Gamlem
Gladys E. "Tillie" Gamlem, 91, of Issaquah, formerly of Mason Lake, died Nov. 29, 2000, at Eastside Group Health Hospital in Redmond. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m on Dec. 8 at Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home. Mrs. Gamlem was born on July 16, 1909, in Seattle, the daughter of Charles and Mary Delaware. She was raised in Seattle in the Ballard area and graduated from Lincoln High School. In 1931 she married Thoralf E. Gamlem in Seattle. The couple lived most of their lives in the Seattle area, with the exception of 1952 to 1959, when they lived in Wichita, Kan., where Mr. Gamlem was transferred by The Boeing Co. Mrs. Gamlem was a charter member of the West Seattle Promenaders Square Dancing group. In her leisure hours she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially at Mason Lake. She also was an avid gardener and enjoyed square dancing and traveling. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1981. She is survived by daughter Patricia Showalter of Snohomish; sons Thoralf of Selah and Michael of Maple Valley; sister Lois Ebel of Bainbridge Island; 11grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. The family suggests remembrances to Salensian Missions, 2 Lefevre Lane, PO Box 30, New Rochelle, NY, 10802-0030, or Nature Conservancy, 4245 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 100, Arlington, VA, 22203. Family and friends are invited to sign the family's online guest book at Flintoft's

Helen Francis McKinnon
Helen Francis McKinnon, 79, formerly of Issaquah, died on Nov. 29, 2000, in Bellevue. Mrs. McKinnon was born on Jan. 22, 1921, in Manitoba, Canada, the daughter of Robert and Margaret Moran and the youngest of 10 children. She married John Edward McKinnon on Aug. 15, 1946, in Fort William, Ontario. In her leisure hours, Mrs. McKinnon enjoyed spending time with her grandsons, doing crossword puzzles and reading historical books about World War II. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1983. Survivors include son Timothy and his wife Sherri McKinnon of Olalla. Remembrances are suggested to Overlake Hospital Foundation, 1035 116th Ave. N.E., Suite 26, Bellevue, WA 98004. Arrangements are by Green's Bellevue Funeral Home.

Francis E. Schroeder
Francis E. Schroeder, 70, of Shelton, formerly of Issaquah and Bellevue, died at home on Nov. 24, 2000, in Shelton. A memorial service for Mr. Schroeder will be at 3 p.m. Dec. 9 at Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home. He was born on Feb. 11, 1930, in Snoqualmie Falls, the son of Frank and Joanne Schroeder. He was raised in Bellevue and graduated from Bellevue High School. Mr. Schroeder was a mill wright for Simpson Lumber in Shelton, retiring in 1995. In his leisure time he enjoyed golf, his gun and rifle club, and gardening, especially growing tomatoes in his greenhouse. Mr. Schroeder also enjoyed wood working, metal working and electronics. He also was an avid photographer and had actually taken many photos of Mount Saint Helens as it was erupting. Recently he was helping to restore old airplanes at a museum. He was a pilot and ham radio operator for many years. Mr. Schroeder loved his animals and always seemed to have a beloved dog or cat. He is survived by his sister, Mary Ann Nickell of Fall City; a brother, Thomas Schroeder of Tennessee; and five nephews and nieces. Remembrances may be made to ALS Society and the MDA for ALS research. Friends and family are invited to sign the family's online guestbook at Flintoft's

Norma Skanse
Norma E. Skanse, 89, of North Bend, formerly of Issaquah, died on Dec. 12, 2000, at Overlake Hospital Medical Center in Bellevue. A private family service was held. Mrs. Skanse was born on Feb. 22, 1911, in Mora, Minn., the daughter of John and Johanna Erickson. She was raised in Mora where she attended school. She married Rudolph M. Skanse in 1935 in Minneapolis. They moved to Issaquah in 1992 and to North Bend in 1999. Mrs. Skanse was a lifelong member of the Baptist General Conference. She enjoyed singing and playing the piano, and she served in several positions with her local church congregations including as a Sunday school teacher, as president of Womens Missionary Fellowship, and on various social committees. While a resident of Issaquah, she volunteered with the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank for several years. In 1994 she and her husband were named "Issaquah Grandparents of the Year." In her leisure hours Mrs. Skanse enjoyed knitting, playing Scrabble and spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by daughter Sharon Skanse in 1965. Survivors include her husband of North Bend; daughters Shirley Smith of Guatemala City and Bonnie Willis of Issaquah; and three grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to sign the family's on-line guest book at Flintoft's Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.

Ted Howisey
Ted Howisey, 93, of Sammamish and Sun Lakes, Ariz., died on Dec. 11, 2000 in Arizona. A celebration of his life will be held at the family home on Beaver Lake in the spring. Mr. Howisey was born on April 19, 1907, in Omaha, Neb., the first of seven children to Rose and William Howisey. He was raised on the family homestead in Wyoming and in Seattle where he graduated from Broadway High School. In 1927, Mr. Howisey joined with his father and brother, Ernest, in the family business, Howisey Brothers Refinishers and Upholsterers of Fine Furniture. His family of six brothers and sisters came to Beaver Lake in 1940 where they all eventually built cabins on the family property. Mr. Howisey was preceded in death by his first wife, Millie, in 1976, and by his second wife, Helen, in 1999. Mr. Howisey served as a commissioner on the original Sammamish Plateau Water District for 12 years. In his leisure hours he enjoyed playing golf and spending time with his family. He promoted family togetherness in his role of patriarch, which culminated in several annual family functions where as many as 80 members gathered. Most recently, Mr. Howisey resided in Lacey with friends Doti and Bernie Breyen, who cared for him there and in Arizona until his death. Survivors include son William Howisey of Sammamish; daughter Joan Paylor of Sammamish; brothers Ernest, Robert and Eugene of Seattle; and sisters Marguerite Warford of Seattle, Ruth Williams of Bellingham and Dorothy Roberge of Sammamish. Remembrances are suggested to Parkinsons Research, APDA, University of Washington, P.O. Box 356465, Seattle WA 98195.

Grace P. Shauenberg
Grace P. Shauenberg, 91, formerly of Issaquah, passed away in Los Angeles on Dec. 17, 2000. A graveside service for Mrs. Shauenberg was held on Dec. 22 at the Hillside Cemetery in Issaquah. Mrs. Shauenberg was born on Nov. 14, 1909 in Taylor, Wash., the daughter of Issaquah pioneers Ed and Mary Wilkinson. She was raised in Issaquah and graduated from Issaquah High School. Mrs. Shauenberg worked for the U.S. Department of Engineers and retired in 1962. Her husband Ralph Shauenberg preceded her in death in 1984. Mrs. Shauenberg enjoyed spending time with her family and also traveling. Mrs. Shauenberg is survived by nieces, Kathryn Burt, of San Gabriel, Calif., and Mary Lewis and Marjorie Doherty of Issaquah; and numerous great nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to sign the family's on-line guest book at Flintoft's Arrangements are under the direction of Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home.


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