Maxine Halbert

March 22, 2011

Maxine Halbert, of Oak Harbor and formerly of Issaquah, died Saturday March 12, 2011. She was 89.

Maxine Halbert

A memorial service with military honors was March 18 at Tahoma National Cemetery.

Mrs. Halbert moved to Issaquah in 1992, and was a resident for 15 years.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Dale and Cathy Halbert; daughter and son-in-law Jan and Mike Oberholtzer; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Melvin.

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Thomas A. Gibbs

March 22, 2011

Thomas Gibbs

Thomas A. (Tom) Gibbs, of Issaquah, died at home Thursday, March 17, 2011. He was 52.

A memorial service is planned at 4 p.m. April 1 at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Sammamish. A reception will follow. Private committal will be held later.

Tom was born June 23, 1958 in Los Angeles, the son of Frank and Lee Gibbs. He was raised in California and graduated from South High School in Torrance, Calif., and from California State University, Dominguez Hills, with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Tom was employed at Chevron as a buyer, maintaining one of the largest refineries in the industry in El Segundo, Calif. Later, Tom took a position at Saatchi and Saatchi as a business analyst. His last occupation prior to moving to the Northwest was as a real estate agent.

Following his father’s passing, Tom decided it would be better to live near his brother Greg and his family on the Sammamish Plateau and relocated there. Tom held a couple of jobs in the area, primarily as a buyer at Food Services of America. But he devoted most of his time and energy to caring for his mother and supporting the congregation of Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Sammamish. Read more

Richard Freed

March 22, 2011

Richard Fauley Freed, of Buckley (formerly of Issaquah), died at his residence Saturday, March 19, 2011. He was 87.

Richard Freed

Services will be at 2 p.m. March 24 at Flintoft’s Funeral Home at 540 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah. Viewing will precede the service from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A reception will follow the service.

Richard Freed was born July 29, 1923 in Seattle, to Oscar and Dorothy Freed. He was raised in the Seattle area and graduated from Issaquah High School.

Richard served with the United States Army as a mechanic light artillery, machine gunner for two years.

On Jan. 11, 1957, he married Blanche Ann Perreault in the Seattle area. They lived in Issaquah for 54 years. He was employed as a general contractor. Richard and his wife Blanche retired at the family farm in Issaquah.

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Jacqueline E. Kuhn

March 22, 2011

Jacqueline Kuhn

Jacqueline (Jackie) E. Kuhn, of Bellevue, died March 1, 2011, at Overlake Hospital Medical Center. She was 82.

A celebration of her life will be at 1:30 p.m. March 26 at Timber Ridge at Talus, 100 Timber Ridge Way N.W., Issaquah. She will later be interred alongside her late husband at Tahoma National Cemetery.

Jackie was born April 3, 1928, in Port Edwards, Wis., to Leo and Erma Schroeder. She moved to the Northwest as a teenager and graduated from Port Angeles High School. In 1950, she married William Kuhn, of Seattle. They made their home in Eastgate for more than 50 years until his death in 2006.

Jackie started her career as a beautician and later worked for the Bellevue School District in the food service department for more than 20 years. Over the years she was involved in the Eastgate Garden Club, bowling leagues, charity fundraising and Girl Scouts. She also enjoyed traveling, going to the theater, gardening, her Target walking group and mentoring at Eastgate Elementary School. Read more

Edward ‘Ted’ Stonebridge

March 15, 2011

Edward “Ted” Stonebridge, 98, of Issaquah and Renton, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2011, at Silhouette Adult Family Home in Puyallup.

Edward Stonebridge

Born in Cumberland on March 6, 1913, Ted moved to Issaquah in 1926 and attended Issaquah High School before going to work with his father in the trucking/fuel business.

In 1946, he bought a Chevrolet dealership, renaming it Stonebridge Chevrolet and won numerous awards for sales and quality service during the next 25 years. Prior to his retirement, Ted worked as maintenance and later transportation director for the Issaquah School District. Ted loved all sports and excelled in baseball and golf.

He played in the NW Minor Leagues in baseball and won several golf tournaments. Ted served as coach and manager of the 160-Pound Football Team in Issaquah. He was a lifetime member of the Elks Club, belonged to the Washington Athletic Club in Seattle and the Tyee club (University of Washington) for decades.

Ted married Eleanore in 1965 and they enjoyed traveling to Arizona (Apache Junction) in the winters and also lived in Renton (Leisure Estates), where they quickly made many friends. Ted was preceded in death by his wife Eleanore (1998); mother Maime; father George; two sisters, Ruby and Marg; and three brothers, Stoney, Brick and Phillip.

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Alan Wayne Matthew

March 15, 2011

April 15, 1958 – March 2, 2011

Alan grew up in Issaquah, graduating from Issaquah High School in 1976.

Alan Matthew

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.

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Scot Mabray

March 15, 2011

Scot Mabray, of Preston, died at home Sunday, March 6, 2011. He was 42.

Scot Mabray

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.

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Robert C. Bass

March 8, 2011

Robert Bass (Papa Bob) died at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue on Sunday, March 6, 2011. He was 74.

Robert C. Bass

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.

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John Peters

March 8, 2011

John Peters, of Issaquah, died peacefully at home March 4, 2011. He was 89.

A. John Peters

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.

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Jerry Loveall

March 8, 2011

Jerry Loveall, of Issaquah, died at Olympic Memorial Hospital in Port Angeles on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011. He was 60.

Jerry Loveall

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.

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