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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Elizabeth Rasmussen McOmber

November 22, 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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Rosemarie Olsen

November 15, 2011

Rosemarie Olsen

Rosemarie was born Oct. 24, 1936, in Anchorage, Alaska, and was raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, until age 18. She married and moved to California with her first husband and father of her two children, Joe Warren. After a short stay in California, they moved to Issaquah, where she lived from the early ’60s until the present day.

Rosemarie married James Olsen in 1969 and raised 13 children with him. She was a nurse, childcare provider and advocate of the less fortunate. She is survived by her two biological children, Tina Drumheller and Bill Warren, along with her foster daughter Alison Williams, as well as Gina Warren and Crystal Fauxbel (grandchildren James and Rosemarie raised together) along with six other grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A Catholic Mass will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Issaquah on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 10 a.m., with a reception on location and burial of Rosemarie and James Olsen’s ashes at Hillside Cemetery in Issaquah.

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Gerald ‘Mac’ McDonald

November 15, 2011

Gerald McDonald

Gerald Eugene “Mac” McDonald of Issaquah, passed away Nov. 5, 2011, surrounded by his family.

Gerald was born July 17, 1926, in Long Beach, Calif., to Carl and Martha McDonald. He was raised in Long Beach and attended Jordan High School, and took local community college courses.

Gerald married Irene “Toby” Starr on June 7, 1957, in Las Vegas. After 37 years of service working for McDonnell Douglas, Gerald retired as director of quality control. Gerald later spent two years in Shanghai, China, with his wife Toby, directing the assembly of the MD-11 jets. They moved to Issaquah on March 1, 2002.

He was a member of the American Legion and served as treasurer for two years at his local post in California. He was also a member of the Benevolent Order of Elks for 50 years in Long Beach, Calif. His many hobbies included golfing and racing pigeons, and he also belonged to the American Contract Bridge League, where he was a Silver Life Master.

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Natalie Eileen Todd

November 15, 2011

April 20, 1984 – Oct. 22, 2011

Natalie Todd

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.

Natalie loved her family, friends and all her animals. She will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and laughter.

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Joseph Iwano

November 15, 2011

Issaquah resident Joseph Iwano passed away at age 91 on Oct. 28, 2011.

Born in the town of Hakalau, Joe grew up on the Big Island of Hawaii. As a child, he worked in sugar cane fields and the plantation store. His lifelong love of learning propelled him through Hilo High, the University of Hawaii and the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, from which he graduated in 1950.

After his residency at McGuire Hospital in Richmond, Va., and military service as a United States Army captain at Fort Campbell, Ky., he settled his family in Ohio, where he was a well-respected urologist, practicing in Alliance and Salem for 32 years.

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Judith Jeanne Graham

November 8, 2011

Judith Graham

Judith Jeanne (Hoelschen) Graham, of Bellevue, passed away at home Oct. 21, 2011, surrounded by family and friends.

She was born Feb. 16, 1942, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Paul and Gladys Hoelschen. She graduated from Beaverton High School, attended Willamette University and graduated from Portland State with a degree in teaching.

She married Gary Graham on Aug. 29, 1964. They lived in Corvallis, Ore., and then moved to Bellevue in 1971.

She lived a very full and blessed life. She was a wife, mother, “Bettye,” teacher, church organist, executive director of WTA, director of music ministries at Christ the King, bell and choir director, Girl Scout leader, beloved friend to all and a faithful servant.

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Robb Edward Quinn

November 8, 2011

Robb Edward Quinn passed away Oct. 29, 2011.

Robb was born Jan. 3, 1951, in Los Angeles, and resided in Ellensburg.

He is survived by his two sons, Jared Quinn and Garret Quinn; his sister Kathy Blue; and two brothers, Rocky and Greg Quinn.

Robb graduated from Issaquah High School in 1969.

There will be a memorial service at noon Nov. 11 at Eastridge Church Youth Center, 5025 Issaquah-Pine Lake Road, Issaquah, WA 98029.

Arrangements are by Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home.

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Robert E. Martin

November 1, 2011

Robert E. Martin

Robert E. Martin, DDS, PhD, of Seattle, died Oct. 14, 2011, in Seattle. He was 73.

A memorial service followed by a reception in the parish hall will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, 809 Eighth Ave., Seattle (Eighth and James).

Dr. Martin was born Nov. 12, 1937, in Denver, to Harold and Helen Martin. He was raised in Denver.

Dr. Martin opened his family dental practice on Front Street in Issaquah in 1969. Retiring in 1979 to pursue a life of sailing in tropical waters, his practice was sold to Dr. Jerry Mitchell.

Bob graduated from East High School in Denver and did his undergraduate work at the University of Missouri on a United States Navy scholarship. He received his dental degree from the University of Washington, and his doctorate in dental research at the University of Florida.

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