Jessie Lenora Semon

January 10, 2012

Jessie Semon

Jessie Lenora Semon, of Port Orchard and formerly of Issaquah, died Dec. 19, 2011. She was 83.

A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Jan. 14 at Issaquah Christian Church, 10305 238th Way S.E.

Jessie was born July 22,1928, in Kalispell, Mont., to Joe and Edith Gosnell. She lived in Kalispell, Tacoma, Lakewood, Seattle, Bellevue, Issaquah, Oak Harbor, Du Pont and Port Orchard.

She attended Lincoln High School in Tacoma.

She was a member of the Issaquah PTA, Issaquah community theater and Issaquah Christian Church.

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Penelope Ann Tracy Tierney

January 3, 2012

Penelope Ann Tierney

On Dec. 18, 2011, our beloved Penelope Ann Tracy Tierney cast off the complications of ovarian cancer and set sail for open waters, clear skies and a place where she can watch over her dear ones and the beauty of this world that she loved so much. She was 52 years old.

Born Dec. 5, 1959, to Doris and Richmond Tracy, in Pittman, N.J., she grew up in Bellevue. She leaves a legacy of love for family and friends, music, beautiful growing things, and telling the truth, even when you didn’t want to hear it.

She is survived by daughter Emily; stepchildren Nick Tierney and Kelsey Tushar; sister Kathleen Tracy; brother Richmond Tracy; husband Daniel Tierney; mother-in-law Dorothy Tierney; many beloved relatives; and dear friends Karen Slotnick Striker, Paul Furlong and Thomas Coggins.

Remembrances may be made to the Lake Washington College Foundation (memo: Penny Tracy Tierney scholarship) or the American Cancer Institute.

Dear Penny, we will find you in the beauty of every day as we watch your soul and spirit fly, into the mystic.

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Jeremy John Gilroy

December 27, 2011

Jeremy John Gilroy, 37, died Dec. 11, 2011, in Seattle.

Jeremy Gilroy

Jeremy lived loudly. The fiery redhead was born in Oswego, N.Y., to Jack and Helene Gilroy. He was joined two years later by sister Kristen.

Jeremy spent most of his life in the Seattle area. He grew up in Issaquah, surrounded by loving friends and a nurturing community. He rode his bike for hours and hours every day, singing at the top of his lungs. He paid daily visits to many of his neighbors, and followed the garbage truck around Squak Mountain so he could put away the trash cans of everyone who lived in a 3-mile radius. He loved dogs and little kids, Matchbox cars, stickers and sidewalk chalk, and annual trips to Ocean Shores. Everyone who knew Jer well remembers his infectious laugh and has a great story about him.

Jeremy was a graduate of Issaquah High School. He had several jobs, most recently at Auburn Volkswagen. He liked going to work and was never shy about making friends and saying whatever was on his mind (often it was “I like you”). He helped us live more compassionately and joyfully.

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Raymond Dale Hunt

December 27, 2011

Raymond Dale Hunt of Issaquah, loving husband to Dorothy, passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 in Issaquah. He was 88.

A committal service with military honors will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo.

Friends are invited to view a full obituary and photos and share memories in the family’s online guestbook at

Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory, 392-6444.

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Margaret Ann Collins

December 20, 2011

Margaret Ann Collins, of Gig Harbor, died Dec. 14, 2011, at Franciscan Hospice/University Place. She was 87.

Margaret was born Dec. 10, 1924, in Seattle.

She lived in Issaquah from 1960-1990, and owned Issaquah Floral from 1965-1979.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harold Collins.

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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 —

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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.

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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.

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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.

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