October 8, 2008

By Staff

William Charles Carey

William Charles Carey, a lifelong resident of Issaquah, died Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at Villagio Adult Family Home in Newcastle. He was 81.A gathering of friends will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Eagles Club in Issaquah.

Bill was born Jan. 22, 1927, in Issaquah, to Benjamin and Mary Carey. He was raised in Issaquah and graduated from Issaquah High School in 1945, serving as senior class president. Following high school, Bill went to work for Weyerhaeuser in the Snoqualmie Mill. In 1964, Bill went to work for the U.S. Postal Service and became the first city letter carrier in Issaquah.

On July 13, 1956, he married Betty Kiske in Issaquah. They settled in Issaquah, where they raised three children; he and Betty later divorced. On Feb. 21, 1984, Bill married Ruby Wade-Emanoff in Reno, Nev., and they resided in Issaquah.

Bill was a charter member of the Issaquah Elks and a longtime member of the Issaquah Eagles Club. In his leisure time, he enjoyed bowling, golfing and spending time with his family. He was especially fond of walks with his grandchildren. 

His family remembers him as a loving husband, father and grandfather who possessed an easygoing nature and keen ability to make others laugh. Bill was a man who made friends wherever he went and he will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his loving children, Kevin and Gina Carey, of Renton, Jeff and Mary Vandel, of Fall City, and Jim Carey, of Mill Creek; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Ruby in 2006.

Arrangements are entrusted to Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family’s online guest book at

W. Roy Shultz


W. Roy Shultz, of Issaquah, died in Chewelah, on Monday, Sept. 8, 2008. He was 95.

A committal service is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Lower Hillside Cemetery. A memorial and reception is at 1 p.m. at the Issaquah Senior Center.

Roy was born Nov. 25, 1912, in Leduc, Alberta, Canada, the son of George Roy Shultz and Hazel Marie MacMillan. The family returned to their home in the Snoqualmie Valley when Roy was 9. After graduation from Snoqualmie High School in 1932, Roy worked many jobs along the West Coast, including the Civilian Conservation Corps.

Roy married June Adele Morris on Oct. 22, 1938, and settled in Issaquah, purchasing the house that is currently part of the Issaquah Historical Museum. In 1942, Roy enlisted in the Navy, eventually becoming an aviation metalsmith assigned to the Lighter than Air Division working on blimps in South Weymouth, Mass. The couple returned to Issaquah in 1945, bringing their 1-month-old son. In 1947, they built their red brick home just north of the creek, where they lived until 2005.

Roy spent many years as a volunteer fireman for the Issaquah Fire Department and was instrumental in attaining retirement benefits for the volunteers. During the 1960s, he served as the head of the City Parks Department.

Roy retired from the Grange Supply, but he would always say his favorite job had been driving a bus for the Issaquah School District. 

Fishing, hunting and traveling were his passions, including a road trip across the continental U.S. and numerous trips to Alaska. Wedding anniversaries were often spent in the woods around a campfire with friends. Plans always included being home for the monthly Friday night poker game.

In retirement, Roy worked many hours “tinkering” on his son Bill’s dairy farm and assuming pitchfork duty while his grandchildren showed their cows at the fair. When son, Ed, purchased a resort on Waitts Lake, Roy parked his trailer for the last time, enjoying the fishing and the grandkids.

Survivors include his wife June; two sons, Bill and Ed; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family’s online guest book at

Robert B. Mitchell


Robert B. Mitchell died Sept. 24, 2008. He was 72.

Robert was born March 2, 1936, in Sparks, Neb. He served his country during the Korean Conflict as a United States Marine. He proudly served as a Seattle firefighter for 30 years before retiring in 1987. 

He was active in the All Around Church of Issaquah, the Masonic Lodge, Eagles, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Retired Firefighters Association and the Shriners. 

Robert enjoyed golfing and showing his classic 1956 Ford pickup in local car shows. 

Robert is survived by his wife, Pretty Myra Lane, of Issaquah, whom he married in 1992; sons John, Charlie and Michael; daughters Denyse and Teresa; brothers Don and Dean; sister Ann; and five grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to the Portland Shriners Hospitals for Children, 3101 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239.

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