Heidi A. Raphael

December 15, 2009

By Contributor

Heidi Raphael

Heidi Raphael

Heidi A. Raphael, of Providence Point in Issaquah, died Dec. 11, 2009, in Kirkland. She was 60.

A visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Dec. 16 at Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home, 540 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah, with a vigil service at 7 p.m.

A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 17 at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 1011 228th Ave. S.E., Sammamish. A reception will follow.

Heidi was born in Modesto, Calif., on Feb. 22, 1949, the daughter of Carl and Martha Schmidt. After early years in Modesto, the family moved to San Francisco, where she attended St. Stephens Catholic Elementary from first to eighth grade. After graduating, she attended Mercy All-Girl Catholic High School in San Francisco and graduated in 1967.

She married Fred M. Raphael on May 25, 1986, in Fremont, Calif. They moved to Issaquah in 1989.

Heidi loved her arts and crafts room, making holiday decorations, camping and spending time at the ocean. She had a lifelong love for ducks, and had many wooden and stuffed replica ducks.

Survivors include her husband Fred M. Raphael; sons Ryan Sargent, of Sultan, and Brandon Sargent, of Castro Valley, Calif.; six grandchildren and another grandchild who is due in July.

Arrangements are by Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory.

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

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