Dennis Isherwood

June 14, 2011

Aug. 28, 1960 – June 11, 2011

Dennis Isherwood

Dennis Isherwood lost his brief but courageous battle with stomach cancer on June 11, 2011. He was 50 years young.

Everyone who met Dennis was blessed with his amazing and contagious zest for life. He had a never-ending smile, a great sense of humor and made conversation with nearly everyone he encountered.

In his free time, Dennis enjoyed spending time with family, doing projects around the house, attending sporting events and golfing. He also coached youth basketball and was a Seattle-area referee for boys and girls recreation, select, and junior varsity basketball.

Dennis is survived by girlfriend Renee Higgs and her two sons, all of Issaquah; daughter Christine Isherwood, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; daughter Lauren Isherwood, of Missoula, Mont.; father Don Isherwood and stepmom Pat Isherwood, of Fallbrook, Calif.; brother David Isherwood, of Santa Barbara, Calif.; brother Mark Isherwood, of Kokomo, Ind.; brother Paul Isherwood, of Va.; and sister Bonnie Agar, of North Carolina.

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Betty W. Stutsman

June 14, 2011

Betty W. Stutsman, 84, of Issaquah (Timber Ridge), passed away on June 6, 2011.

Survivors include her husband George; son James M. Fant; three daughters, Barbara Ranta, Debbie Daniels and Laurie Sundesten; brother Ed Walker; and numerous grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at the Covenant Presbyterian Church, 22116 S.E. 51st Place, Issaquah.

A full obituary and online guest book is at www.flintofts.com.

Linda Evelyn Donnelly

June 14, 2011

Linda Evelyn Donnelly, 67, of Bothell, was called to Heaven on May 28, 2011.

Linda Donnelly

She was born July 5, 1943, in Butte, Mont., to Evelyn Payne.

The Chewelah High School graduate was a telephone operator for Mountain Bell and a longtime member of the Issaquah Eagles.

Linda’s fun-loving personality and giving nature touched many lives. The devoted wife, mother and grandmother enjoyed gardening and reading.

She is survived by her children Al Pelly, Kenneth Pelly and Rhonda McLaughlin; eight grandchildren; sisters Lorna, Lavonne and Lorri; and her sister-in-law Alice Jackson.

She was preceded in death by husband Norman on March 30, 2011.

Donald Lewis Hayes

June 14, 2011

October 27, 1932 — May 22, 2011

Donald Hayes

Donald L. Hayes, 78, of Issaquah, passed away May 22, 2011, at Evergreen Hospice Center in Kirkland with loving family at his side.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front St. S. Issaquah. A reception will follow at the church.

Don was born Oct. 27, 1932, in Renton, the son of John and Georgina (Marenakos) Hayes. He was raised in Coalfield and graduated from Issaquah High School. He attended Willamette on a football scholarship and subsequently graduated from Central Washington College, where he met his future wife.

Following college, he was a specialist 4 in the United States Army. On Aug. 28, 1955, he married Shirley Mae Hayes in Tacoma. They moved to Issaquah in 1958. Don was an industrial arts teacher at Issaquah and Chinook junior high schools and at Bellevue High School, and was head of building and remodeling for the Bellevue School District, a career that spanned more than 30 years with the Issaquah and Bellevue school districts.

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Delmar D. Ireland

June 14, 2011

Delmar D. “Butch” Ireland, 60, passed away Friday, June 3, 2011, in Baraboo, Wis.

Delmar Ireland

Butch proudly served in the United States Army, 1971-1978. He was an electrician.

His gentle spirit, wise, reassuring, compassionate words and great Wisconsin sense of humor brought smiles. Butch put out this vibe that he could be anybody’s friend, and he looked out for people. He was an avid Packers’ fan who enjoyed wearing his Packers’ hat out West. He enjoyed golf, family and friends.

Butch leaves behind his wife Barbara, son Stephan, daughter Valerie, mother Evelyn Bingham, mother-in-law Shirley Ambrose, brothers Doug and Bob, sister Barbara, two grandchildren and great friends.

George Bates Jr.

June 7, 2011

March 23, 1932 to May 19, 2011

George Bates Jr.

Born to George and Ivy Bates in Pasco, he grew up in Everett. After serving in the United States Navy, he graduated from the University of Washington and was a longtime Boeing engineer and soccer referee.

Married to Kathleen (O’Brien) in 1958; father to George III (Michele) and Jon; grandfather to Forrest and Aiden; brother to Neal, John and Wallace.

Preceded in death by his daughter Ann-Louise and brother Willfred.

He would ask you to support your local youth soccer league or local food bank.

Private family services will be held.

Linda Evelyn Donnelly

June 7, 2011

Linda Evelyn Donnelly, 67, of Bothell, was called to Heaven on May 28, 2011.

She was born July 5, 1943, in Butte, Mont., to Evelyn Payne.

The Chewelah High School graduate was a telephone operator for Mountain Bell and a longtime member of the Issaquah Eagles.

Linda’s fun-loving personality and giving nature touched many lives. The devoted wife, mother and grandmother enjoyed gardening and reading.

She is survived by her children Al Pelly, Kenneth Pelly and Rhonda McLaughlin; eight grandchildren; sisters Lorna, Lavonne and Lorri; and her sil Alice Jackson.

She was preceded in death by husband Norman on March 30, 2011.

Donald L. Hayes

June 7, 2011

Donald L. Hayes, 78, of Issaquah, passed away on May 22, 2011.

Survivors include daughter Leslie Y. Klick, of Wenatchee, and son Eric L. Hayes, of Fall City.

Donald was preceded in death by his wife Shirley Mae Hayes on Nov. 7, 2001.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 745 Front St. S., Issaquah. A reception will follow.

Arrangements are by Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory.

Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family’s online guest book at www.flintofts.com.

Susan Josephine Leaf

June 7, 2011

Susan Josephine Leaf (née Peterson) passed away at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2011, after a long illness.

She was preceded in death by her mother Josephine Marie Peterson, her father Theodore H. Peterson and a younger brother, David Peterson. She is survived by her two daughters, Meagan Leaf and Kirsten Finstad, and her older brother Michael Peterson.

Susan graduated from Redmond High School in 1969 and traveled around the country before establishing a successful home day-care center in Bellevue, which she ran for many years. Seven years ago, she went back to school and earned an associate degree from Bellevue Community College and then went to work at Costco for the past three years.

Susan loved gardening, reading mysteries and politics. She was a devout Christian, having been initially baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran tradition. Her knowledge of scripture was remarkable. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church, 22818 S.E. Eighth St., Sammamish.

Arrangements entrusted to Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home, 392-6444.

Friends are invited to share memories and sign the online guest book at www.flintofts.com.

Marilyn Nipper

June 7, 2011

Marilyn Nipper, of Issaquah, died May 26, 2011. She was 82.

Marilyn was born in Inglewood, Calif., on Jan. 11, 1929. She attended high school in Springfield, Ore., graduating in 1946.

She married Bill Nipper in Eugene, Ore., in 1946. They moved to Eastgate in the mid-1960s, and moved to Hutchison House two years ago.

Marilyn was an excellent seamstress and homemaker who enjoyed gardening, nature walks and the ocean. She loved parties, visiting with people and chatting with friends. Marilyn was a member of the Red Hat Society.

Share memories and sign the family’s online guest book at www.flintofts.com.

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