Earle Bluher

February 25, 2014

Earle G. Bluher passed away Jan. 25, 2014, in Yuma, Ariz.

Born Sept. 27, 1928, in Bellingham to Leverne and James Bluher, raised in North Bend, lived in Issaquah 50 years.

Married Micki Adams on Aug. 13, 1949. Had four children, Randy, Craig, Dawn and Shawn; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Served in the Air Force.

 

Carl Ficker

February 25, 2014

Carl A. Ficker, 71, slipped into heaven on Feb. 11, 2014.

Born Aug. 29, 1942, in Seattle, Carl’s family moved to Pine Lake in Issaquah in 1946. He graduated from Issaquah High School, class of 1960, and the University of Washington.

Carl owned Eastside Roofing Supply in Bellevue from 1973 to 1998, when he retired due to Parkinson’s disease.

Carl Ficker

Carl Ficker

Carl married the love of his life, Wanda, and they made their home on Cougar Mountain, where they raised their three sons.

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Cheryl Linville

February 25, 2014

Cheryl (Donlan) Linville was born Dec. 19, 1943, in Seattle, to Dan and Evelyn (Evans) Donlan. Siblings to follow, sister Danella Donlan (JD), brother Leonard Donlan (Paula, Amy and Zeb), sister Maureen McKinney (Buck), brother Larry (Buddy) Donlan and cousin/brother Tim Young (Paula and Tom).

They lived in a modest house in Issaquah, later moving out of town to a farm in the May Valley area. The family enjoyed their summers down on Lake Sammamish at the property of dear friends the Flintofts.

Cheryl Linville

Cheryl Linville

Cheryl graduated from Issaquah High School in 1962 as valedictorian of her class. She was also a SeaFair princess during the Worlds Fair, and received a full engineering scholarship to the University of Washington (that didn’t happen in 1962 for women). I did have the only mom that could help me through calculus and physics in high school (got me into college).

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Linda Maria Hire

February 25, 2014

Passed: Feb. 10, 2014

Service: Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at 1 p.m.

Linda Maria Hire

Linda Maria Hire

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Issaquah, WA

See www.dignitymemorial.com for more information.

 

Barry Reisman

February 25, 2014

Barry Reisman

Barry Reisman

Barry passed away peacefully Feb. 20, from cancer. Born in 1945, in Los Angeles, where he met his wife Sandy and had two children, Sam and Amy. He was the owner of Soundsations, Issaquah’s record store. Barry retired in 2010 to enjoy his favorite pastime: poker. Online guestbook at www.seattletimes.com.

Charles Lee

February 25, 2014

Charles Winslow Lee was born Sept. 12, 1955, in Port Townsend, as the eldest son of Larry J. and Betsy McCurdy Lee, of Seattle.

Chuck was a graduate of Roosevelt High School (1974) and the University of Washington (1980). He was a Beta Theta Phi and an ardent Husky supporter, and his deep and abiding friendships with his Beta brothers and a few lucky Fijis endured throughout his life.

Charles Lee

Charles Lee

Chuck leaves behind Lisa, the love of his life of 30 years, and his sons Winslow and Turner, who are his proudest legacy. His family joyously and playfully shared their life together in Sammamish. Chuck dearly loved his parents and his sister Cassandra (McGee) and his brother Jason, who preceded him in death. The family created incredible memories together in Port Townsend and Glacier Park, Mont., where they have deep family roots.

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Vernon Weber

February 25, 2014

Vernon S. Weber, age 94, of Issaquah (Hutchinson House) passed away on Feb. 23, 2014.

He is survived by his loving wife Barbara.

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Noreen McBride

February 18, 2014

C. Noreen McBride, of Issaquah, passed away at home on the evening of Feb. 7, surrounded by her family. She was 91 years of age.

Noreen McBride

Noreen McBride

Noreen was born April 18, 1922, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, to Francis and Helen Keegan. In 1923, Noreen and family immigrated to the United States, settling on the Issaquah Plateau. She grew up in a family of seven girls on a farm near Pine Lake. Noreen was a 1940 graduate of Issaquah High School.

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John Price

February 18, 2014

Another Angel joins Heaven…

John Norbert Price was born in Effingham, Ill., on April 19, 1921, and lived 93 years, until Feb. 12, 2014.

He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He earned a master’s degree from Colorado College. After retiring as a U.S. Navy pilot, his second career was as a college administrator.

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Shirley I. Jahnke-Johnson

February 18, 2014

7/28/1931 – 2/9/2014

Shirley I. Jahnke-Johnson

Shirley I. Jahnke-Johnson

Shirley was born in the small town of Seiling, Okla., raised in the small town of Ontario, Ore., and raised her children in the small town of Issaquah … but there was nothing small about Shirley! For more about this “world citizen,” go to www.flintofts.com.

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