James Hursel Talton

February 23, 2009

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James Talton

James Hursel Talton, of Issaquah, died Feb. 19, 2009. He was 81.

His funeral service was at Foothills Baptist Church, Issaquah, on Feb. 24. Burial followed at Greenwood Cemetery, Renton. Read more

Leonard A. Straub

February 23, 2009

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Leonard A. Straub

Leonard A. Straub,  of Issaquah, died at home Feb. 12, 2009. He was 90.

At his request, no services will be held. Read more

Elizabeth ‘Bessie’ Kusuda

February 23, 2009

Elizabeth Kusuda

Elizabeth Kusuda

Elizabeth “Bessie” Kusuda, MD, Ph.D., of Issaquah, died Feb. 13, 2009, at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue. She was 84.

We mourn the passing of Bessie, who lived in the Bellewood Retirement Apartments in Issaquah for more than 10 years. Read more

Ethel Angela Randall Johnson

February 23, 2009

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Ethel Johnson

Ethel Angela Randall Johnson, of Issaquah, died Feb. 8, 2009, in Issaquah. She was 91.

By her request, a private family burial was held in Saint Peter and Paul Cemetery in Springfield, Pa.

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Jan Gardner

February 23, 2009

Jan Gardner

Jan Gardner

 After a heroic battle with cancer for six and a half years, Jan Gardner died Feb. 6, 2009. She was 55.

A celebration of her life is Sunday, March 1, for family, co-workers and friends.

She maintained a positive and hopeful attitude, continuing to demonstrate her zeal for life and deep-seated love of teaching. While having chemotherapy/radiation treatment and teaching full time, she earned her master’s degree in December 2006. Read more

Helen Elizabeth Daetz Burch

February 23, 2009

Helen Elizabeth Daetz Burch, of Issaquah, died Feb. 11, 2009, in Bellevue. She was 93.

Helen, the daughter of Maximillian Daetz and Elizabeth Kurtz Daetz, was born Nov. 5, 1915, in Two Rivers, Wis. After being raised in Two Rivers, she later lived in New York, Ohio, California, Hawaii, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington. Read more

Robert Maynard Buck

February 23, 2009

Robert Maynard Buck, of Issaquah, died Feb. 16, 2009, in Kirkland. He was 91.

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Robert Buck

A memorial service was held Feb. 18 at Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory. A committal service followed at Upper Hillside Cemetery in Issaquah. Read more

Metal Man

February 23, 2009

Drummer misses fame with Alice in Chains; creates class for next generation of aspiring rockers

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Jeffrey McCormack points to Phil Cava-Pelton, 15, showing the rest of the Metal Shop class that the aspiring rocker finally got the right emotion into a session. By David Hayes

Looking back at the burgeoning Seattle music scene in the early ’90s, drummer Jeffrey McCormack, while not bitter, can’t help but wonder, “What if?”

McCormack’s tale is somewhat a replay of Pete Best’s. Before The Beatles shot to super stardom, they jettisoned Best in favor of Ringo Starr.

McCormack left on his own accord to pursue other musical interests, leaving a group of musicians that went on to grunge acclaim — Alice in Chains. Read more

Author leads intense, unorthodox journey in ‘Twelve Stones’

February 23, 2009

Barbara Carole

Barbara Carole

Searching for life’s answers took Barbara Carole, of Issaquah, around the world. 

Raised in a bucolic Long Island community, she knew a traditional suburban lifestyle was not for her. At 18, she set out on her own, spending her college tuition money on a ticket to Paris. A strong-willed, tough-minded individual, she would later live in Muslim villages with her painter husband and work with undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau before embarking on a career in advertising and marketing in Los Angeles.

Carole has compiled her voyage of discovery — complete with hard times, poor decisions and colorful adventures — in a gritty memoir. Read more

Arts calendar

February 23, 2009

FEBRUARY

25th

The final week of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” is through March 1 at the Frances J. Gaudette Theatre, 303 Front St. N. Tickets are $22-$58. Call 392-2202 or go to www.villagetheatre.org. Read more

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