Paul Douglas Hoffman

July 8, 2014

1936 – 2014

On Friday, June 27, 2014, at the age of 78, surrounded by his close family, at Swedish/Issaquah, Doug (Paul Douglas) Hoffman departed this earth to be reunited in heaven with his deceased family and friends.

He had spent the last nine months battling cancer with his loving wife Suzanne as his supportive caregiver.

Paul Hoffman

Paul Hoffman

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Frances A. Barlow

July 1, 2014

On Prince Edward Island, on Aug. 24, 1918, Frances Anne Keegan was born to Francis Xavier and Helen Leona Keegan. Her father’s family were seafarers.

When Frances was 4 years old, her mother shepherded her seven daughters across the continent by train to Issaquah. There in the hills was the rich farmland that Helen’s pioneering family, Mercers and Vaughans, had homesteaded.

Frances Barlow

Frances Barlow

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Carmel Louise Sanelli

July 1, 2014

Carmel Louise Sanelli passed away June 8. She was 82.

She was preceded in death by husband Floyd Sanelli.

Carmel Sanelli

Carmel Sanelli

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Kenneth Schmelzer

June 24, 2014

Kenneth Schmelzer, longtime resident of Issaquah, passed away peacefully June 12, 2014, in the home he had crafted.

Kenneth was born Aug. 29, 1925, in Vancouver, Wash., to Herman and Gladys Schmelzer. After graduating from Vancouver High School, he was inducted into the United States Navy, where he honorably served his country on the USS Dixie throughout the South Pacific during World War II.

After being discharged, he returned home to attend Washington State College, where he met his future wife of 60 years, Ruth Maxine Keith. Ken earned a degree in education, and later received his master’s degree from the same institution.

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Catherine Moody

June 24, 2014

Catherine (Cathie) Moody, of Redmond, peacefully passed away on June 8, 2014, at the age of 96 in Kirkland.

Cathie was born Nov. 15, 1917, in San Antonio, Texas, to Tom and Catherine Hurley. She married her husband Alf Moody in 1942, and the two of them eventually settled in Seattle with their three kids in 1952.

Catherine Moody

Catherine Moody

Cathie was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother who also focused on giving back to her community. She was an active member of the League of Women Voters of Lake Washington East for more than 50 years. Cathie also served as president of the Residents’ Council at the Emerald Heights Retirement Community.

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Andrew Paul Leonard

June 24, 2014

Andrew Paul Leonard, of Bellevue, passed Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

A funeral Mass was June 24 at St. Madeleine Sophie Catholic Church in Bellevue.

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Alan Hanson Mattock

June 24, 2014

Alan Hanson Mattock, of Issaquah, passed away June 6, 2014, at his son Michael’s home in California. He was 89 years of age.

Born Jan. 2, 1925, in Halifax, England, to Edith and W. Austin Mattock, Alan was raised in that city. He continued his education at Halifax Technical College, where he studied between 1942 and 1945, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in engineering with first class honors and was also awarded a Royal scholarship, which he was unable to take up until after his term of National Service.

Kenneth Schmelzer

Kenneth Schmelzer

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Betty Joe (Craft) Lasley

June 17, 2014

Betty Joe (Craft) Lasley was born July 12, 1932, in Cody, Ky. She had three brothers, two sisters and three half-sisters.

Betty received her teaching certificate from a small trade college in Kentucky and taught in a one-room schoolhouse until entering the army, as a WAC, during the Korean War. She was stationed at Fort Lawton, in Seattle, where she met E. Earl Lasley. They were married in 1952 and remained together until Earl’s death in 1988.

Betty Joe (Craft) Lasley

Betty Joe (Craft) Lasley

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Clayton ‘Buzz’ Hagen

June 17, 2014

Clayton Hagen, age 71, passed away, peacefully June 8, 2014, at Georgian House of Lakewood.

Buzz was born Aug. 23, 1942, at home, in Grand Forks, N.D. In 1950, the family moved to Seattle. He was in the Knights of the Alter at St. Joseph Catholic Church and was a very spiritual person.

Clayton ‘Buzz’ Hagen

Clayton ‘Buzz’ Hagen

He served 17 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. Buzz served two tours of duty in Vietnam and received the Presidential Unit Citation and several other commendations.

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Rev. Eldon Lee ‘Pick’ Pickering

June 17, 2014

Retired Pastor Eldon “Pick” Pickering, born Jan. 23, 1939, passed away on Sunday, June 8, 2014, following a long illness.

“Pick” served a number of congregations in Washington, Oregon, and Montana. He also served on the faculty of Lutheran Bible Institute in Issaquah and as a chaplain for Franciscan Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma.

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