March 15, 2011
April 15, 1958 – March 2, 2011
Alan grew up in Issaquah, graduating from Issaquah High School in 1976.
He loved art, lettered in multiple sports and was a member of the IHS Jazz Ensemble.
Summers were spent digging for fossils in the hillsides of Issaquah and as a camper to cook at Sambica.
Alan graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts in business from Seattle Pacific University where he met his wife of 30 years, Heidi Toney.
They were blessed with a son and daughter.
Weakened by Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 1984, Alan was grateful for an additional 26 years before being diagnosed with esophageal cancer in October 2010. He fought hard, inspired many and touched the lives of all he met with his contagious smile! He chose JOY in spite of his circumstances.
March 15, 2011
Scot Mabray, of Preston, died at home Sunday, March 6, 2011. He was 42.
A celebration of Scot’s life was March 12 at Safeco Field. Private committal was to be held at the Lakeside Cemetery in Folsom, Calif.
Scot was born Dec. 16, 1968, in Riverside, Calif., the son of Melvin and Patti Mabray. He was raised in California and Washington, and graduated from Issaquah High School in Issaquah.
After high school, he held jobs at Martinel’s restaurant in Fall City and a computer refurbishing business in Bellevue. For the past 10 years, he worked as a fielder at Safeco Field during the Seattle Mariners home games, greeting attendees and handing out promotional items.
Scot was a dialysis patient at the Snoqualmie Ridge Kidney Center, his second home three days a week. He had been on dialysis continually for the past 34 years and had three previous kidney transplants.
March 8, 2011
Robert Bass (Papa Bob) died at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue on Sunday, March 6, 2011. He was 74.
A viewing will be from 4-7 p.m. March 9 at Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home, 540 E. Sunset Way. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. March 19 at the Issaquah Church of Christ, 355 Newport Way N.W., Issaquah.
Bob was born in Denver on Oct 17, 1936, the son of Albert and Margaret Bass. He moved to Issaquah in 1951. He was a 1954 graduate of Issaquah High School.
He attended beauty school in Seattle and worked styling hair for 55 years. Bob married his loving wife Lynda in 1956.
Bob was preceded in death by his son Kenneth.
March 8, 2011
John Peters, of Issaquah, died peacefully at home March 4, 2011. He was 89.
His ashes will be buried with his wife Irene at Hillside Cemetery in Issaquah. A memorial service will be held for both John and Irene at 1 p.m. March 19 at Flintoft’s Funeral Home. Call 392-6444.
John was born July 28, 1921, in Seattle, the son of Alfred and Julia Peters. He grew up in Issaquah with his sister Joan and his parents, who came to Issaquah from Clinton, Iowa, in 1916.
He graduated from Issaquah High School in 1939 and attended Whitman College, where he played football.
John married Irene Haasze, of Seattle, on Nov. 20, 1941. He joined the Army Air Force in 1943 and became a pilot and a second lieutenant. He was honorably discharged from active service in 1945.
March 8, 2011
Jerry Loveall, of Issaquah, died at Olympic Memorial Hospital in Port Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011. He was 60.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. March 12 at Flintoft’s Funeral Home, 540 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah. A lunch reception will follow.
Jerry was born Feb. 19, 1951, in Springfield, Mo., the son of Lee Jay Loveall and Betty Stegeman. He was raised in Ava, Mo., and Wenatchee, and graduated from Wenatchee High School in Wenatchee in 1969.
He received his Bachelor of Arts in geography and urban and regional planning in 1973 from the University of Washington.
Jerry met and married his wife Patricia O’Brien on March 20, 1982, in Spokane.
He was preceded in death by his father Lee Jay Loveall in 1957.
March 1, 2011
Helen Pagones Noakes died Feb. 5, 2011, in Issaquah. She was 94.
Graveside services with military honors will be at 10 a.m. March 18 at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.
Born July 3, 1916, the daughter of James and Edna Pagones, of St. Louis, lived there until joining the United States Navy. She lived most of her life in Landover, Md., but moved to Issaquah in September 2001.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband Alfred, daughter Donna, brother Jim and sister Ann. She is survived by her son Gary, daughter Linda and Linda’s husband Fred; two grandchildren; sisters Florence Rowland, of St. Charles Mo., and Katherine Shepard, of Wright City, Mo.; sister-in-law Shirley Pagones, of Lewisville, Texas; and many other loving family members.
She was proud to have served in the Navy during World War II. As a lithographic draftsman, she charted the ocean floor, sometimes with enemy charts so recently taken from sunken ships that they were still wet. In the Navy, she met Al. They married, she retired from the Navy, and they moved to Maryland and started a family.
March 1, 2011
Phylliss Lucille Caldwell, of Issaquah, died Feb. 12, 2011. She was 86.
Phylliss was born in Kansas City, Mo., on Feb. 4. 1925.
Her personality, industriousness, creativity and “look-on-the-bright-side” outlook was forged by the struggles of surviving the Great Depression in her family of eight, headed by her mother and father Mary Salome Morris and Herman Gilbert Crowl.
She met her future husband of 62 years, Earl Walter Caldwell, in Davenport, Iowa, while he was laid up after a motorcycle accident with a broken leg. As Phylliss told it, “He married me because he couldn’t run away.”
During World War II, with Earl in the Pacific Theater, Phylliss joined the Navy “to do my part and end the war so Earl could get home and marry me.” They were married Oct. 2, 1946.
Phylliss raised three sons, Randy Lee, Jay Thomas and Jon Blair during many moves around the country including stops in Illinois, Iowa, Connecticut and New York. She was very proud her three sons went on to lead productive lives and never got into trouble.
March 1, 2011
Marilyn Louise Rowe Ritchie, a former longtime Issaquah resident, died at home Feb. 21, 2011. She was 64.
By her request, a private celebration of her life will be held.
Marilyn was born Jan. 11, 1947, in Boston, and was raised in Wareham, Mass. Marilyn attended Wareham High School.
In 1978, she graduated from the Upper Cape Cod Regional School of Nursing, where she received her credentials and began her nursing career at various hospitals and nursing homes in the Cape Cod/New Bedford area. In 1987, Marilyn moved to Washington state, where she continued her nursing career and also began working as an electrical drafter for The Boeing Co. She was a resident of Issaquah from 1987 to 1997. Marilyn later moved to Anderson Island in 2006.
February 22, 2011
Albert Irving Stanley, formerly of Issaquah, died Feb. 19, 2011, in Federal Way. He was 94.
Albert was born on April 19, 1916, in Pequot Lakes, Minn., to Burton and Clara Stanley. He was raised in Pequot Lakes. He married Sybil Shaw in Minnesota in 1939. They moved to Washington state in 1940. Their first residence was on Queen Anne Hill and then they moved to the Highline area. In 1965 the family moved to Issaquah. In 2003 Albert and Sybil moved into Foundation House in Federal Way, where he lived until his death.
Albert retired from Baugh Construction and Engineering when he was 65 after working as the expeditor of shipping for the pipeline in Alaska.
His greatest love, next to Sybil, was his yearly treks to Whitehall, Mont., where he participated in the cattle roundups in the spring and fall with his good friend Ernst Tebay. Another love of his was raising dahlias.
Albert was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was the president of the Washington Sports Council and worked for legislation for sportsmen. He received the Sportsman of the Year award for Washington state and enjoyed all their activities. He was awarded his over 65-year pin for belonging to the Carpenters Union of Seattle Tacoma and was very proud of his membership.
February 22, 2011
Blake Chase Carlton, a former longtime resident of Issaquah, died Jan. 24, 2011. He was 45.
Blake was born in Seattle and moved with the family in 1968 to Issaquah, where he grew up.
Blake attended Sunny Hills grade school, Pine Lake Junior High School and graduated from Issaquah High School with his class and many friends in 1983. After graduation, he went on to college at the University of Puget Sound, where he worked on a degree in business.
His many activities in Issaquah began with Cub Scouts at age 6 until he could start participating in community sports programs, namely basketball, baseball, football and wrestling, a powerhouse sport at the time. Blake continued football and wrestling, lettering in both. In wrestling, he went to district, regional and state tournaments all three years of his high school career.