Jeanne Davis Wilson

August 2, 2011

March 17, 1920 to July 21, 2011

Jeanne was born in Seattle, of pioneer Oregon and Washington descendants Olive E. and Brisbon N.L. Davis. She attended Seattle public schools and was a member of Lincoln High School’s class of 1937; she also attended the University of Washington.

Jeanne Wilson

A lifelong member of Seattle First Baptist Church, Jeanne met her husband W. Warren Wilson, of Louisiana, and the two were married Feb. 18, 1944.

Three children were born of this union: Leigh W. Wilson (Janet), Christine L. Anderson (Dawayne) and Marilyn J. Andrews (William). Also surviving are two granddaughters, Heather Sudderth (Brett) and Joscelyn Stevens (Adam), and five great-grandchildren. Jeanne was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother H. Stanton Davis.

The family lived for 35 years in a home built by Warren near the summit of Cougar Mountain in the Issaquah-Bellevue area, watching the area below change over the years from a rural to a suburban landscape.

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Terry Gerald Hubbard

August 2, 2011

Terry G. Hubbard, of Newcastle, loving husband to Kelly and abiding father to Jason and Cade, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2011, at home. He was 56.

A vigil service will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Flintoft’s Funeral Home, 540 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah, 392-6444. A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 4, at St. Madeleine Sophie Catholic Church, 4400 130th Place S.E., Bellevue. Burial will follow at Upper Hillside Cemetery in Issaquah.

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William M. Herzog

August 2, 2011

William M. Herzog died July 18, 2011, in Issaquah, He was 81.

A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Aug. 4 at St. Andrews Lutheran Church in Bellevue.

William was born Feb. 8, 1930, in Frances, the son of Grace and Harold Herzog. Raised in Seattle, he also lived in Wenatchee, Mercer Island and Issaquah, where he was a resident of Cougar Mountain for 52 years.

William attended Franklin High School, the University of Washington, Wenatchee Junior College and Seattle University. He also served in the United States Army Reserve in the 1950s.

In 1951, William married Patricia Compton in Wenatchee.

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William E. Thornburg

July 26, 2011

William E. Thornburg

William E. Thornburg, of Issaquah and Bellevue, died July 11, 2011, at Mercer Island Care Center.

Born to George and Mildred (Harding) Thornburg, Bill attended Los Angeles schools and Poly Tech before his United States Air Force service. Bill worked in insurance in Portland, Ore., Fairbanks, Alaska; and Powers Insurance, Issaquah.

After retiring, Bill was a Hutchison House resident.

Preceded in death by his sister and two brothers, Bill is survived by son Daniel Thornburg; daughters Tracy Thornburg and Kelly Thornburg; and grandson Joshua Thornburg.

Special thanks/remembrances to Providence Hospice Care, medics, Faith in Action and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Evan Stanley Espeseth

July 26, 2011

Stan Espeseth, 89, a long-time resident of Bellevue and Providence Point, passed away July 12, 2011.

Stan is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara; son Robert (Cynthia), of Woodinville; daughter Karen Snow (Will), of Palo Alto, Calif.; and grandchildren Madeline and Jesse.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Sammamish Presbyterian Church, 22522 N.E. Inglewood Hill Road, Sammamish.

In lieu of flowers, make contributions in Stan’s memory to the Issaquah History Museums, P.O. Box 695, Issaquah WA 98027, or to an organization of your choice.

Jack M. Long

July 26, 2011

Jack M. Long, 78, of Issaquah, passed away from natural causes Friday, July 22, 2011, at home with his wife, Bunny, the love of his life for over 54 years, at his side.

Jack Long

Jack was born in Durant, Okla., on March 29, 1933, to Florence Alma Long and Jesse James Long. He was the youngest of six children. In 1935 the family moved to Sacramento, Calif., where Jack had wonderful childhood memories. At the age of 14, Jack hitchhiked to State College, Pa., to live with his brother Bill. He later returned to Sacramento and graduated from Grant Union High School in 1950.

In 1953 Jack joined the Army and was stationed in Korea for two years as a staff sergeant. After leaving the army, Jack attended Sacramento Junior College.

He met Frances “Bunny” Kearney in 1956 while they were both employed at the Blake, Moffitt & Towne Paper Co. They married in 1957, moved to Washington in 1958 and settled in Bellevue soon thereafter. In 1971, the family opened its first carpet store, The Shag Shop, in Eastgate. The business name changed to Long’s Home Fashion Center in 1981 and moved to Issaquah in 1988. The business continues to operate there as Long’s Floors.

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Ernest H. Johnston

July 26, 2011

Ernest H. Johnston was born in Seattle to English parents Alfred and Lilian Johnston on April 21,1926.

Ernest Johnston

He died in Issaquah on July 16, 2011.

Ernie attended public, Catholic and technical schools in Seattle. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific.

Ernie is survived by his wife of 62 years, Betty; their daughter Brenda Corbett; son Stephen and his wife Marianne Johnston; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. All were dearly loved by him.

Ernie worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 38 years, and the city of Issaquah for 10 years. He was a quiet, gentle man who was an excellent craftsman and gardener. He loved his family, friends, his church and his country.

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Herbert E. Mull

July 26, 2011

Herbert E. Mull, of Issaquah, died July 15, in Issaquah. He was 81.

A memorial service was July 25 at the family farm.

Herbert was born Feb. 10, 1930.

He is survived by siblings Gordon Mull and Loretta Cole; and children Bert (Annette) Mull, Christine (Gary) Balyeat, Diane (Rich) Lucas, and Cliff (Jody) Mull.

Memorial donations can be made to the Issaquah Schools Foundation.

Sharon Ann Griffith

July 19, 2011

Sharon Ann Griffith, of Issaquah, died July 13, 2011, in Bellevue. She was 81.

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Sharon was born July 12, 2011, in Wichita, Kan., the daughter of Frank and Hildred Snorf. She was raised in Denver.

Sharon married Rowland J. Griffith on Aug. 25, 1950, in Richland. She and Rowland raised their four children in Bellevue and moved to Issaquah in 1988.

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Donald ‘Mark’ Pieratt

July 19, 2011

Donald Pieratt

Ferndale resident Donald “Mark” Pieratt, 55, went home to heaven June 23, 2011, after a short courageous battle with cancer.

He was born Oct. 5, 1955, in Kirkland, to Lloyd M. and Barbara Pieratt, and he was raised in Issaquah.

Mark worked and played hard. Doing business as Northern Construction, he built houses from dirt to roof while enjoying his free time with fishing (fresh and salt water), boating, camping, snowmobiling, target shooting, hiking, panning for gold, music and playing his Gibson guitar. Mark’s favorite thing to do was to mow the lawn on the rider, and his latest love was cruising on his new Harley.

He was preceded in death by his father Lloyd M. Pieratt and brother James L. Pieratt.

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