Ruth Goldthorpe Hunt

September 30, 2014

Ruth Hunt, 80 of Issaquah, died peacefully at 9:12 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at home with her son Steve by her side.

Ruth Hunt

Ruth Hunt

She was born Jan. 5, 1934, in Iowa City, Iowa, to Beatrice Millmeyer and adopted by Byron and Ursalene Doyle Goldthorpe, of Cuba City, Wisconsin, in February 1934. In 1940, they moved to Washington, where she was to spend the remainder of her life.

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Bernita McNabb

September 30, 2014

Bernita McNabb died peacefully with her family by her side on Sept. 16, 2014, at Grace Alzheimer’s Center in Bellevue.

Bernita McNabb

Bernita McNabb

Bernita was born in Seattle, on May 12, 1927, to Ruth Marion (Costello) and Ronald Everett McWain. She spent her childhood in the Leschi neighborhood of Seattle and later moved to Queen Anne. After graduating from Queen Anne High School in 1944, she went on to attend the University of Washington, majoring in journalism. Prior to becoming a mother and homemaker, Bernita worked at the Post Intelligencer newspaper.

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Helen Marie Knudsen

September 30, 2014

Helen Marie Knudsen, loving mother to Ardelle and Lea, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, in Issaquah.

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Frank T. Cole

September 23, 2014

Frank T. Cole, of Issaquah, passed away Sept. 13, 2014, in Seattle.

Fred T. Cole

Fred T. Cole

He was born July 31, 1940, in Dallas, to Albert and Hazel Jeanne Windle. He was raised in Issaquah by his mother and adoptive stepfather Fred H. Cole. The family moved to Issaquah in 1949, and Frank graduated from Issaquah High School in 1958.

He spent two years at Central Washington University. He served in the United States Marine Corps for three years, from 1962-1964. He was a Vietnam veteran. He returned to Central and graduated with a Bachelor Science in psychology. Later, he continued at Central to pursue master’s-level studies.

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Timothy Michael Costello

September 23, 2014

Timothy Michael Costello, loving son to John and Diana, passed Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.

A funeral Mass will be said at 11 a.m. Oct. 2 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Issaquah.

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Maxine Faye Thompson Doherty

September 22, 2014

Maxine Faye Thompson Doherty, loving mom to Jeanne, Dennis and John, passed away peacefully Sept. 15, 2014, with her family by her side.

Maxine Doherty

Maxine Doherty

Friends are invited to view a full obituary, photos and share memories in the family’s online guest book at www.flintofts.com.

— Flintoft’s Funeral Home, 392-6444

Danielle Candace Bishop

September 16, 2014

9/29/1979 – 8/27/2014

Danielle Candace Bishop

Danielle Candace Bishop

Danielle C. Bishop, daughter of Mary and Al Ando and Daniel (Bubba) Berry, died on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in a vehicle accident in Washington County, Arkansas.

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Roderic ‘Rod’ William Hyde

September 16, 2014

Aug. 3, 1936 – Sept. 6, 2014

Roderic ‘Rod’ William Hyde

Roderic ‘Rod’ William Hyde

Rod passed away peacefully at home surrounded by the love of his wife and family on Sept. 6 after a lengthy struggle with lung and heart disease.

He was born and raised in Vale, Oregon and was a founder of Marenakos Rock Center, from which he retired in 1996.

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Joyce B. Nelson

September 16, 2014

Longtime Preston resident Joyce Bruce Nelson, 94, passed away peacefully Sept. 9, 2014, at home.

Joyce B. Nelson

Joyce B. Nelson

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, at 1 p.m. at the Raging River Community Church (formerly Preston Baptist Church) in Preston.

Joyce was born Nov. 21, 1919, at home in the International Settlement of Shanghai, China, to British born parents, Capt. Edgar Bruce Green and Bertha Victoria Dobinson Bruce Green. Joyce grew up in two port cities, Shanghai and Tientsin, China. She attended Shanghai Public School and St. Joseph High School in Tientsin, China.

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Betty Foster Gentsch

September 16, 2014

Betty Foster Gentsch, 85, passed away peacefully with her family by her side in Issaquah on Sept. 11, 2014.

Betty Foster Gentsch

Betty Foster Gentsch

She was a loving wife and mother, devoted grandmother, favorite aunt, friend and volunteer to numerous community organizations.

Betty was born on July 28, 1929, in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated from W.C. Mepham High School in the class of 1947. She attended St. Lawrence University for two years as an English major before transferring to Columbia University to fulfill her life’s dream of becoming a nurse. In 1952, she received her Bachelor of Science and nursing certification.

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