Patricia Dallas

December 20, 2011

Patricia Dallas passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14.

Pat was born Aug. 17, 1951, in Los Angeles. She was a 28-year resident of Redmond and Sammamish, and a retiree from PACCAR Inc.

Throughout her life Pat loved reading and flowers, and shared homemade cards with many friends and family. She viewed climbing Mount Rainier and raising her son Chris as her greatest achievements.

Survivors include her son Chris, husband Jim, father David Gonzales and sister Gloria Gomez.

A memorial service will be planned in the spring.

The family suggests remembrances to the NW Kidney Center —

Mark Crabtree

December 20, 2011

Mark Crabtree

Andrew Mark Crabtree, of Issaquah, passed away in his home at University House on Dec. 12, 2011, with his family present.

He was born Feb. 3, 1925. His final years were marked with numerous health problems, but throughout it all he maintained a cheerful and optimistic outlook on life. The love for his family, and by his family, instilled in him a very strong will to live, inspiring him to pursue new treatment options even the day before his death.

Born and raised in Kansas, the only child of Bessie and Arthur Crabtree, Mark was preceded in death by his infant son Mark and by his wife Ann Faup, the love of his life for 65 years. His three surviving children are Michele Cage and Shawn Crabtree, both of Issaquah, and Yolande Wackerman, of Menlo Park, Calif.; his eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

His service in the United States Air Force and his civilian work as an industrial engineer brought him much personal satisfaction.

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Shirley Harper Schultz

December 13, 2011

Shirley Harper Schultz, 71, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, in New Bern, N.C.

Shirley was a longtime resident of Issaquah, having worked as a custodian at Issaquah Junior High School.

Shirley is survived by husband Ralph, of Newport, N.C.; son Gene; daughters Carrie Murphy (Steve), Susan Rhodes, (Brian), Janice Lee Steubchen and Leeann Griffin (Terrell); sister Ginger H. Sweet; brothers Bob, Tom and Jerry; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be at a later date. Online condolences can be left at

The Schultz Family is being assisted by Pollock—Best Funerals & Cremations.

Jerry Nikolaisen

December 13, 2011

Jerry (Gerald David) Nikolaisen, of Preston, loving husband to Thereasa, passed away Dec. 6, 2011. The 10th of 12 children, Jerry, a Seattle police officer for 30 years, was devoted to his family.

Jerry’s surviving children — Ken, Rob, Barbara, Jon and Tyrese — love and adore him very much. He was also blessed with nine grandchildren.

A funeral Mass is at 10 a.m. Dec. 17 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Issaquah.

All are invited to view photos, get directions and share memories in the family’s online guest book at

In lieu of flowers, make donations to O’Dea High School.

David E. Wright

December 13, 2011

David E. Wright, 84, of Providence Point, passed away Dec. 5, 2011.

David was born March 14, 1927. He worked in the shipping industry for many years.

He is survived by loving wife Betty L. Wright and two daughters, Stephanie Mojica and Joanne (Steve) Adams; four granddaughters, Danielle, Jennifer and Lindsay Adams, and Lillian Mojica; and two grandsons, Emerald and John Mojica.

David is also survived by his sister Amy Strandell; brothers Jerry (Pauline) and Steve (Judy) Wright; stepdaughters Carol (Cass) Pittman and Kim (Tim) Hunter; granddaughters Dawn, Crystal, Kelsey and Taryn; and two great-grandsons Cole and Kyle.

Dagny Hermann Chandler

December 6, 2011

Dagny Chandler

Dagny A. Hermann Chandler, of Issaquah, loving mother to Trygve (Shirley) Hermann and Ray (Rezwan) Hermann, passed away Monday, Nov. 28, 2011, in Renton.

She turned 100 on Aug. 28, 2011.

Dagny is deeply missed by her family, many friends and acquaintances.

At her request, a private family gathering will be held.

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

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

Roger D. Hansen

December 6, 2011

Roger Hansen

Roger D. Hansen, age 78, of Issaquah, passed away Nov. 26, 2011, at Overlake Hospital.

Roger was born May 26, 1933, in Rake, Iowa, the son of Enoch and Mabel Hansen. He was raised in Rake, Iowa, and Poulsbo until 1947, when the family moved to Issaquah.

He served in the United States Army after World War II. He worked for the city of Bellevue for 30 years.

Survivors include four sisters, Ardys (Bob) Corra, Eleanor (Joe) Hircko, Delores (Alec) Bakamus and Darlene (Dan) Boni; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Loren and Donald Hansen, and sister LaDonna Henninger.

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Elizabeth Rasmussen McOmber

November 29, 2011

Elizabeth McOmber

Celebrate the life of the late and great Elizabeth Rasmussen McOmber! Howie’s mom.

The best cinnamon rolls in the world are gone forever.

Elizabeth Rasmussen McOmber ended her Viking battle with cancer on her 68th birthday, Nov. 21, 2011, and in the birth we call death went to that party in the sky we call Heaven.

So the cinnamon rolls are gone. It wasn’t just the way she made them (although that was a journey in itself) — it was the love you could taste in every bite. Gone, too, are the best cheesecake, pecan pies, razzledazzle jam, stroganoff, scones, spaghetti sauce, and the list goes on.

She was a maker of magic, an inspirer of dreams, a champion water fighter and a foundation of faith. A party was had wherever she went. No one could wear a hat like she did. She poured her soul every day into her life and her seven children, and 23 grandchildren. Her husband was her life and she is still his. She fed the homeless, sewed hundreds of costumes, volunteered in the schools, gardened and supported the arts.

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Charlotte Eileen Hallworth Ladd

November 29, 2011

Charlotte Ladd

Charlotte Ladd, age 86, passed away Nov. 26, 2011.

She had lived in the West Richland area for more than 30 years with her partner Clemet Israel and most recently in Vancouver, Wash., to be near her daughter and family

She retired from the personnel department at Con Agra Foods in Richland in 1992.

Charlotte was born in Seattle on Nov. 5, 1925, and was raised on the Hallworth family homestead south of Issaquah. She attended Issaquah schools, graduating with the class of 1943.

She married Russell Ladd, of Maple Valley, on April 28, 1945.

Charlotte was a Past Worthy Matron of Century Chapter No. 66, order of Eastern Star in Issaquah.

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Natalie Eileen Todd

November 22, 2011

Natalie Todd

April 20, 1984 – Oct. 22, 2011

Daughter. Sister. Aunt. Friend.

Born in Bellevue, Natalie spent most of her life in Redmond and the Snoqualmie Valley.

Natalie is survived by her mother Colleen Todd; her father and step-mother Richard and Marjorie Todd; her sisters Corrina Black, Jodie Barber and Nicki McFadden; her brother Rich Todd; her step-sister and step-brother Sabrina and Eythan Frost; one niece; and two nephews.

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