Nelda Nadine Stephens

February 14, 2012

Nelda Stephens

Nelda Nadine Stephens, 83, passed from this life on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at Providence Marianwood nursing home in Issaquah.

Nelda was born May 5, 1927, in Winnfield, La., to Ocie Warner and Audie (Waller) Warner.

Nelda was raised in Winnfield, and graduated from high school and an accounting program there. She married Robert Terrell Stephens of Lindsay, Okla., on Aug. 26, 1946, in Winnfield. Nelda and Terrell were residents of Lindsay until Terrell’s passing 50 years later.

Nelda remained in Lindsay until she moved in 2003 to the Providence Point retirement community in Issaquah to be near her son. In 2010, Nelda moved nearby to the Providence Marianwood nursing home following an illness.

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Marcella Louise Antonich-Layman

February 7, 2012

Marcella Antonich-Layman

Marcella “Marcy” Louise Antonich-Layman passed away peacefully at her home Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012.

Marcy was born Feb. 25, 1944, in Seattle, to John and Charlotte Antonich.

Marcy was raised in Seattle, where she graduated from Chief Sealth High School and worked for the Antonich family’s seafood business on Pier 57. Marcy went on to become an incredible and devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend.

Marcy will be remembered by all for her love of family, friends, providing encouragement and laughter to all who surrounded her, volunteer work, creating “one-of-a-kind” birthday invitations, beautiful gift baskets, and spending time with her granddaughters Sophia and Audrey.

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Richard Leander Ingertila

February 7, 2012

Richard Ingertila

Richard Leander Ingertila passed away Jan. 23, 2012, after a 30-year battle with Parkinson’s disease.

He was born July 9, 1930 in North Bend, to Wiljo and Gertrude Ingertila. Upon the death of his mother in 1940, he and his only sister, Jeanne moved from North Bend to Soos Creek Farm to live with their paternal grandmother, Olga Ingertila.

Richard was a parachute jumper in the United States Navy and then went on to hold various positions within the Seattle Police Department for 25 years. He was an active member of the Eagles Club, as well as the Issaquah Valley Senior Center.

He is survived by his loving wife Marie; son Kirk; and grandchildren Brianne and Jennifer.

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Laurel Anne Snedeker

February 7, 2012

Laurel Snedeker

It is with great sorrow that the Snedeker family mourns the loss of our cherished Mother, “Lolly,” who left us Jan. 8, 2012.

A Norwegian beauty born in Minnesota to parents Carl and Doris Stone, joining brother, Jim, she later headed for Carlton College, where she knocked the socks off the man of her dreams, John. They married in 1948, moved to Chicago with two babes in arms (Nancy and Laurie), had a son in the windy city (Mark) and, with another bun in the oven (Carolyn), headed to the Great Northwest in 1952. Here, they further expanded the family with the arrival of Jack and Anne … and four dogs, a mean goose and lots of chickens!

Dad’s transfer took us to California for six years of more adventures and then we returned to God’s country. After surviving the raising of us kids (who blessed her with some super in-laws, 13 awesome grandkids and four precious great-grandkids), she enjoyed her retirement years by dabbling in the travel business, skiing, playing tennis and bridge with her club friends, and traveling the world with Dad.

She lived an amazing and happy life and was so appreciative of her family and friends.

Mom will be treasured for her love, kindness, elegance, wisdom, endless patience and strength, and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

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Wilfred George Bassett

January 31, 2012

Wilfred George Bassett died peacefully at home surrounded by family on Jan. 19, 2012, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was 70 years old.

The son of Vera Agnes Scheffel and Wilfred George “Bill” Bassett, George was born Jan. 13, 1942, and raised in Jackson, Mich.

George was a graduate of Jackson High School (1960), the University of Michigan (1966) and University of Michigan Law School (1969). George and his wife, Edwina Jean Woszczak, were married in 1966 and moved to Washington state in 1969.

George was a 42-year member of the Washington State Bar Association. He authored and was editor-in-chief for the “Washington Civil Trial and Evidence Manual, From Voir Dire to Verdict,” first published in 1978. He was a founding member of the Bassett & Morrison law firm, and a shareholder for the past 20 years at Graham & Dunn PC, Seattle.

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Gerald Lee Fitzpatrick

January 31, 2012

Gerald Fitzpatrick

Gerald Lee Fitzpatrick, of Issaquah, died Jan. 23, 2012. He was 71.

Jerry was born June 12, 1940, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of J.D. and Catherine Fitzpatrick. He spent his youth exploring the Ohio countryside, hunting and fishing, and developing a lifelong interest in science.

A graduate of the Colorado School of Mines with a Bachelor of Science in geophysical engineering, he subsequently pursued graduate studies in physics at the University of Denver. He specialized in applied physics, conducting government and industry-sponsored research in a variety of fields, and holds a number of U.S. and foreign patents. He also immersed himself in the study of elementary particle physics in an attempt to address questions relating to the fundamental nature of matter.

Jerry will be greatly missed by his wife Priscilla; son and daughter-in-law Mark and Alison Fitzpatrick; granddaughter Abigail Fitzpatrick; stepgrandchildren Emily and Will Eddington; sister Karen McNamee; brother Jay Fitzpatrick; sister-in-law Berminna Solem; and several nieces and nephews. He could often be seen walking about Issaquah with his beloved Labrador retriever, Sadie.

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Helen A. Haugerud

January 31, 2012

Helen Haugerud

Helen Augusta Haugerud died Dec. 23, 2011, of end-stage Parkinson’s.

She was born May 27, 1928, in Grouse Flats to Kate and Harry McCarver. Her parents separated before she was born and her grandmother and namesake, Mrs. Helen Greene, helped rear her. Her mother married Lou Morris when Helen was 6 and Helen went by her stepfather’s surname. When Helen was 7, the family moved to Enterprise, Ore.

Helen was valedictorian of Enterprise High School class of 1946. In summer 1946, she moved to her uncle’s house in Seattle with her grandmother. Helen attended Peterson Business College, and then entered the University of Washington. She majored in home economics and was active in Phrateres and Disciples Christian Fellowship (Phi Zeta), often providing piano accompaniment for vocal performances.

At the UW, she met Albert Haugerud, an ROTC cadet from Oregon City, Ore. They married Aug. 3, 1951. The Navy briefly took them to Honolulu and San Diego and returned them to Seattle in 1952. Al taught school after he left the Navy while Helen raised their children.

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Sean O’Brien

January 31, 2012

Sean O’Brien

Sean was born and raised in Bellevue, and lived in Sammamish and Issaquah.

Sean died Jan. 18, 2012, much too soon, at age 53.

Sean’s biggest passion was his two sons, Mike and Chris. He also loved the outdoors and all sports, especially baseball, and he was a natural athlete.

Sean is survived by his sons, Mike and Chris; his mother Molly O’Brien; his father James O’Brien; and his siblings Jim, Tom, Susie Dial and Erin.

A celebration of Sean’s life is planned for Feb. 4. Details can be found at www.flintofts.com.

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Sandra ‘Kay’ Bruggeman

January 24, 2012

Sandra Bruggeman

Sandra “Kay” Bruggeman, of Federal Way, died Jan. 5, 2012, in Federal Way. She was 63.

There will be a potluck service at the Issaquah Eagles at 1 p.m. Jan. 28.

Kay graduated in 1966 from Pershing High School in Plummer, Minn., where she was homecoming queen. The school motto was “we have crossed the bay, the ocean lies before us.”

Kay has crossed the bay and has a whole ocean to look forward to free of pain.

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Sandra ‘Kay’ Bruggeman

January 17, 2012

Sandra “Kay” Bruggeman, of Federal Way, died Jan. 5, 2012, in Federal Way. She was 63.

There will be a potluck service at the Issaquah Eagles at 1 p.m. Jan. 28.

Kay graduated in 1966 from Pershing High School in Plummer, Minn., where she was homecoming queen. The school motto was “we have crossed the bay, the ocean lies before us.”

Kay has crossed the bay and has a whole ocean to look forward to free of pain.

Kay enjoyed watching sports and QVC. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3054. She enjoyed helping out with the charity events for the Eagles as well as spending time with her friends at the Eagles.

She is survived by daughters Robin Fowler and Wendy Braid; one granddaughter; and two granddogs.

Memorial donations can be made to the American Lung Association at www.lungusa.org.

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