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

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

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.

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Michael Riste

May 31, 2011

March 14, 1948 to April 23, 2011

Michael Riste

Michael passed away at this home in Issaquah shortly after he retired from Safeway.

Michael was born in Tonasket and went to school in Oroville. He served in the U.S. Army for 17 years. He did three tours of duty in Vietnam. He had been stationed in Hawaii, Colorado and at Fort Lewis.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Dorothy, and by his son Mickey. He is survived by his daughter Jeanette; brothers Alan, Robert and Ben; and his sisters Vikki and Dolly. He had many, many close friends.

Please join us for a celebration of Michael’s life on Sunday, June 5, at Gibson Hall, 105 Newport Way S.W. in Issaquah from 2-3:30 p.m.


Karen L. Barrett

May 31, 2011

Karen L. Barrett, of Issaquah, died on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. She was 64.

Karen was born April 8, 1947, in Bremerton, to William and Gene Staples. She was raised in the Yakima Valley, graduated from A.C. Davis High School and attended Central Washington University.

A memorial service was held May 28 at the Seattle Revival Center; a gathering followed.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to the American Cancer Society or Providence Hospice of Seattle.

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

Lucy Ann Crow

May 31, 2011

Lucy Ann Crow passed away April 27, 2011, at the age of 92.

Lucy Ann Crow

Born in Ural, Russia, in 1918, Lucy and family escaped the Bolshevik Revolution by traveling across Siberia to China and then to the United States in 1923.

Lucy graduated from Broadway High School, attended Cornish School, earned a master’s in bacteriology from the University of Washington, and served as a lieutenant junior grade in the U.S. Navy Waves during World War II.

Lucy and Seattle surgeon Donald R. Crow wed in 1948 and in 1960 she began a career teaching science and health in Seattle schools. On Dr. Crow’s passing in 1991, Lucy moved to Providence Point Issaquah and began another phase of life with new friends and activities.

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Sarah Keller Bertagnole

May 31, 2011

Sarah Keller Bertagnole left this earth on May 13, 2011, after living 44 years of a fulfilling and wonderful life.

Sarah Bertagnole

She has been married to Nathan Bertagnole for more than 20 years and has six children: Lindsey, Andrea, Nathan Jordan, Bryan and Dallin. She was born in Seattle to Ward and Carol Keller and then moved to North Bend.

Sarah lived with her husband and family in Enumclaw and Longview, as well as Sacramento, Calif., and most recently Casper, Wyo., where her husband was born and raised. She served a mission in Ecuador for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In fact, her life was focused on spreading the love of her Savior Jesus Christ and she took advantage of every opportunity to bless the lives of others with her testimony.

She attended Mount Si High School, where she excelled in volleyball, discus, shot put and track. She attended Brigham Young University Idaho for a year. Being involved with club volleyball took her to Russia, where she had the opportunity to play against other clubs.

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George Bates Jr.

May 31, 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 U.S. 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.

Ann-Louise Bates

May 31, 2011

Dec. 8, 1961 to Nov. 29, 2000

Ann-Louise Bates

Born in Seattle to George Bates Jr. and wife Kathleen. Graduated from Hazen High School and the University of Washington after a semester at the University of Oslo.

Sister to George III (Michele) and Jon; Auntie Al to nephews Forrest and Aiden. She loved to travel only slightly less than she loved the game of soccer.

Ann-Louise has been missed by all every day.

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