Marjorie Grimm

August 26, 2014

Please join us from 1-3 p.m. at Gibson Hall on Saturday, Aug. 30, to celebrate the life of Marjorie Grimm.

Marjorie Grimm

Marjorie Grimm

Per her wishes, this will be an informal open-house style gathering of friends and family.

We’ll be toasting her with a little bit of Paddy’s Irish Whiskey at 2 p.m. Come ready with a toast, a story or a smile for a life well lived.

David George Briggs

August 12, 2014

David George Briggs, of Redmond, died peacefully at home on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

He was 71 years of age and was born July 3, 1943, in North Brookfield, Massachusetts, the son of George and Georgia Briggs. He was raised in New Braintree, Massachusetts, and attended school there.

His undergraduate work was accomplished at the University of Massachusetts followed by a master’s at Yale and a doctorate at the University of Washington.

David George Briggs

David George Briggs

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Colleen Therese Meagher

August 5, 2014

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Colleen Meagher

Colleen Therese Meagher, passed away July 19, surrounded by loved ones.

Born in Long Beach, Calif., in 1958, the former Issaquah resident moved to Bellevue in 1997 when she met her husband Tim Meagher.

She leaves behind her husband of 30 years, Tim; two children, Carrie and Patrick; and an extended family.

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Jacqueline Ann Forte

August 5, 2014

Jacqueline Forte

Jacqueline Forte

Jacqueline Ann (McMahon) Forte left us peacefully on July 24, 2014, in Olympia, at the age of 76.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Ronald; her daughter Virginia Forte, son Lee (Victoria) Forte, daughter Rhonda Forte, son Michael (Colleen) Forte, son Paul (Suzanne) Forte and son Joseph (Stacy) Forte; and her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jacqueline was born on Oct. 14, 1937, in Clinton, Iowa, to Marcella and Albert McMahon, who passed away in 1984 and 1987, respectively. She moved to Seattle at the age of 11, and attended St. George Grade School and Holy Angels Academy. Jacqueline married her husband Ronald on Feb. 17, 1962. Together, they operated the family equipment rental business for more than 38 years with their children.

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Elsbeth Soderman

August 5, 2014

Elsbeth Soderman, of Preston, loving wife to Earle, passed Sunday, July 6, 2014. A celebration of life was held 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 2 at Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home, 425-392-6444. Friends are invited to view photos and share memories in the family’s online guest book at www.flintofts.com.

Thomas Otto Gentsch

August 5, 2014

Thomas Gentsch

Thomas Gentsch

Thomas (Tom) Otto Gentsch, 87, passed away in Issaquah on July 21, 2014. He was a loving husband and father, devoted grandfather, favorite uncle, friend, mentor and colleague to countless others.

Tom was born on May 30, 1927 in Merrick, N.Y. and graduated from W.C. Mepham High School in the class of 1945. He served in the Infantry and Medical Corp. of the U.S. Army from 1945-1946. In 1950, he received his B.S. from Yale College, followed by his M.D. from the Yale University School of Medicine in 1953, and completed his internship at Grace New Haven Community Hospital. His residency in Thoracic Cardiovascular and General Surgery was completed at Yale, New Haven Medical Center and he was also an Instructor in Surgery at the Medical School at Yale.

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John E. O. Nilsson

August 5, 2014

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John was born in Follinge, Sweden Aug. 24, 1923 to Johan Nilsson and Margareta Andersson. He served in the Swedish Military during WWII.

He immigrated to the United States in 1952 and lived in Long Island, N.Y. John moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1962 to enjoy his passion for the outdoors, which included hiking and fishing in the Cascade mountains, Puget Sound and also Alaska.

John was a homebuilder and was among the first builders in Mirrormont Estates on Tiger Mountain.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Anna-Lisa Nilsson; son John Nilsson and daughter-in-law Lisa Nilsson; daughter Ingrid Kafer and son-in-law Tim Kafer; grandchildren Nicholas Kafer and Karl Kafer; and sisters Karin Bentzen of Arizona and Anna-Lisa Sivertsson of Sweden.

Elsbeth Soderman

July 30, 2014

Elsbeth Soderman, of Preston, loving wife to Earle, passed Sunday, July 6, 2014.  A celebration of life will be held 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 2 at Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home, 425-392-6444. Friends are invited to view photos, get directions and share memories in the family’s online guest book at www.flintofts.com.

Randal Philip Nelson

July 29, 2014

Randal Nelson

Randal Nelson

Lifetime Preston resident Randal Philip Nelson, 94, passed away peacefully July 19, 2014, at home.

A celebration of Life will be held Friday, Aug. 1, at 1 p.m. at the Preston Cemetery, Preston.

Randal was born Oct. 22, 1919, at Swedish Hospital, in Seattle, to Florence E. (Holmgren) and Philip C. Nelson. He grew up in the Swedish community of Preston. He graduated from Issaquah High School in 1937 and attended the University of Washington.

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Boyd Leroy Peterson

July 29, 2014

Boyd Peterson

Boyd Peterson

Boyd Leroy Peterson was born Feb. 10, 1930, near Wild Rose, North Dakota, and passed away unexpectedly because of surgical complications on July 3, 2014, at Seattle’s Harborview Hospital.

Boyd was well thought of and loved by all who knew him. We are feeling a true void without our Boyd!

Boyd lived a rich life focusing on what mattered the most to him: family. Rising beyond his hardscrabble childhood on a farm in Wild Rose, Boyd worked hard and completed his education to become a teacher and coach.

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