Camilla Berg Erickson

January 17, 2012

Camilla Berg Erickson

Camilla Berg Erickson died Jan. 5, 2012, at the age of 93.

Camilla was born in Seattle on Aug. 12, 1918, to Gesine and Charles Berg. The family lived in Norway for five years and Chicago for six years before moving to Issaquah in 1931.

Camilla married Tauno L. Erickson on Jan. 17, 1942. He predeceased her in 2004.

Camilla was a life member of the Issaquah Valley Grange and the Albert Larson Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. A longtime member of Rebekah Gilman Lodge No. 59, she served twice as Noble Grand.

Survivors include sons Carl (Janell) and Alan (Jean), of Issaquah; daughters Esther Harris, of Bellingham, and Andrea Erickson (Bob Campbell), of Ferndale; granddaughters Julie Erickson-Potter (Ken Potter), Joanne (Chris Updyke) and Karen Erickson; great-grandchildren Kaylyn and Jackson Updyke; and numerous nieces and nephews.

At her request, there will be no services. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to a favorite charity.

Arrangements are by Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home.

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

Richard F. Nelson

January 17, 2012

Richard F. Nelson, of Issaquah, devoted husband to Cathi and loving father to Kristine and Kelly, passed away Jan. 5, 2012. He was 50.

A funeral Mass was Jan. 12 at St. Louise Catholic Church, Bellevue. A graveside committal followed at Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent.

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

Friends are invited to view photos and share memories in the family’s online guest book at

Cheri Lee Mosher Sefton

January 17, 2012

Cheri Lee Mosher Sefton lost her battle with cancer early Sunday morning Jan. 8, 2012, at the home of her parents Chuck and Bobbie Mosher, of Issaquah.

She was born at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss., on Feb. 27, 1963. While growing up, she attended several schools in multiple states as she traveled with her Air Force family.

Cheri is survived by her parents; her daughter and son-in-law Melissa and Adrian Valliere; son Christopher Sefton; grandmother Ruth Lewis, of Wilsonville, Ore.; grandchildren Mason, Xavier, Kiron and Mackenzie; and her brother Chuck and sister-in-law Wendy, of Fall City, and their children Charles, Josh, Amelia and Jacob.

Cheri spoke fluent French. She traveled to Paris for the millennium celebration in 2000 and returned again in 2009.

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Georgine Sally Wilfong

January 17, 2012

Longtime elementary school teacher, wife, mother and grandmother Georgine Sally Wilfong passed away Jan. 1, 2012, in Apache Junction, Ariz., after a brief illness.

Georgine loved teaching and taught first grade at McKinley Elementary School (later to become Centennial) for 40 years. Besides her passion for teaching, Georgine also enjoyed a good party and loved having friends and family over for her homemade pizzas, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. Since her retirement in 2001, Georgine had enjoyed spending time with her four granddaughters (Annie, Addy, Tia and Cienna) and traveling with her husband of 51 years, John. She also had wonderful memories of her travels and adventures with her good friend of many years, Carleen Glenn.

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B. David Stacy

January 17, 2012

B. David Stacy

B. David Stacy died Dec. 14, 2011, died in Issaquah. He was 62.

A celebration of his life will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 21, 2012, at Issaquah Christian Church.

He was born Jan. 24, 1949, in Raton, N.M., to Alice Pacheco and William Cody Stacy. He was raised in Atascadero, Calif., and lived in San Diego, Corvallis, Ore., and Issaquah.

He received his academic degrees at California Polytechnic State University, Bachelor of Arts (1971), Master of Science (1975) mathematics.

He has been a math professor at Bellevue College for 24 years, and won many awards for his outstanding teaching.

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Bob C. Henricksen

January 17, 2012

Bob C. Henricksen, 66, of Issaquah, was born Dec. 7, 1945, and passed away Jan. 9, 2012.

Survivors include two sons, Erik and Dan Henricksen, and daughter Melissa Henricksen.

Bob was a middle school teacher in the Snoqualmie Valley School District for 30 years.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan 20, at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Sammamish. A reception will follow.

Friends are invited to view the full obituary and sign the online guest book at

Ruth Frances Winzen

January 17, 2012

Ruth Frances Winzen, of Dansville, Calif., passed away Jan. 10, 2012, in Issaquah.

Ruth was born Sept. 15, 1926, in St. Louis, Mo., to William and Elsie Phillips.

Survivors include her loving husband, Mathias, of Dansville; children Karen Ann Riolon and Dennis Michael Winzen; sister Ettame Mehringer; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A funeral Mass was Jan. 14 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Issaquah. A committal service followed Jan. 16 at Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent.

Arrangements are entrusted to Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory, or 392-6444.

Theodore Vernon Colbert Sr.

January 10, 2012

Theodore “Ted” Vernon Colbert Sr., 89, a longtime resident of Issaquah, passed away Jan. 6, 2012, at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue.

Visitation is from 3-6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, and the funeral service is at 11 a.m. Jan. 14, both at Flintoft’s Funeral Home, 540 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah.

Interment with military honors will be at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent.

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Louis A. ‘Gene’ Ray

January 10, 2012

Louis Ray

Louis A. “Gene” Ray died Nov. 17, 2011, after a brief illness.

He is survived by his six daughters, Kathi, Karen, Karla, Kay, Kim and Krysti. He was predeceased by his wife of more than 62 years, Bettye, who died in December 2010.

Gene was born in Detroit on June 23, 1927, and grew up in Evansville, Ind. Immediately following World War II he served in the U.S. Army’s 14th Constabulary Regiment in Kitzingen, Germany.

Gene and Bettye married in 1948 after his military discharge. When he was hired by The Boeing Co. in 1957 they moved with their young family to Bellevue and later (in 1964) to Issaquah. Gene worked for Boeing for 33 years as a tool engineer and eventually as a specialist facilities engineer; he was responsible for evaluation and specification of computerized manufacturing equipment.

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Ada P. Seil

January 10, 2012

Ada Seil

Ada P. Seil, a lifelong Issaquah resident, passed away Jan. 1, 2012, at the Cashmere Care Center, Cashmere. She was 91 years old.

Ada Seil was born Nov. 30, 1920, in Issaquah, the daughter of James and Charlotte Bonner. She was raised in Issaquah and attended Issaquah schools. She married Russell John Seil on May 5, 1938, in Seattle.

In her younger years, she worked as a cook until retiring from the Mercer Island School District.

She was a proud Golden Eagle member at the Issaquah Eagles No. 3054. In her leisure time, she enjoyed traveling (especially to Hawaii), dancing, and spending time with her friends and family.

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