William Valentine

August 16, 2011

William Valentine, of Issaquah, passed away Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011, in Mercer Island.

A celebration of his life is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 20, at Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory.

Friends are invited to view service details and sign the family’s online guestbook at www.flintofts.com. Flintoft’s Funeral Home, 392-6444.

Jennifer Beagley VanOrman

August 9, 2011

Jennifer Beagley VanOrman, beloved wife, mother, daughter and sister, passed away July 29, 2011.

Jennifer VanOrman

Our beautiful, red-headed baby girl was born Aug. 9, 1969, in Cedar City, Utah, the second of six children to David and Roberta (Bobbi) Beagley. She grew up in Idaho and Utah, attending schools in Lindon and Pleasant Grove, Utah. She graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 1987, after which she moved to Scarsdale, N.Y., to be a nanny for a year.

Jennie met the love of her life, John Ransom VanOrman II, at the young age of 14. They were married July 15, 1988, in the Salt Lake LDS temple. They have lived in Provo, Orem and Lindon, Utah, and currently reside in Issaquah.

Realizing her most important role in this life, that of mother, Jennie was blessed with three children: Adrienne, Cutler and Joshua. There wasn’t anything Jennie loved more than being a mother. There were many other children that had the chance to call her Mom, as she faithfully nurtured many foster children. Destiny Fletcher, who they were later able to adopt, was one of them. Through the challenges and hardships that life provided, Jennie always believed in her children and hoped for the best.

She was a wonderful friend to many and was the best “big” sister, having taught her three younger sisters all about life, spending endless time with her family singing, playing tennis, working on weekends and traveling with her family.

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Clifford Warren Buck

August 9, 2011

Retired educator Clifford Warren Buck, who passed away July 25, 2011, in Issaquah, was born in San Diego on April 2, 1918.

Cliff married Mamie Hejhal in 1941 and had a son and daughter with her. Following Mamie’s death in 1983, he married Jean Barrows, who also preceded him in death.

Mr. Buck volunteered for the United States Marine Corps. He served for six years, leaving active duty in 1939.

Mr. Buck is survived by son Richard Buck; daughter Jeanne Stilwell; Jean’s daughters Pat Englant and Pennie McMahon; granddaughters Amber Plumb, Camie Callahan, Mary Preston, Jason Earnest and Bonnie Englant; and his great-granddaughters Morgan, Skylar and Emeri.

David Slickman

August 9, 2011

David Slickman, age 75, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2011, at his home in Issaquah, after a courageous 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer.

David Slickman

Dave was born Sept. 6, 1935, in Madison, Wis., the son of Donald D. and Nettie L. (Anderson) Slickman Spevacek.

He was confirmed at Bethel Lutheran Church, where his parents were lifelong members. He was proud of his East Side Madison roots and family heritage on his mother’s side, whose antecedents were well-known Dane County pioneers in Vienna Township, near DeForest, dating back to the 1840s.

Dave enjoyed vacationing at his family’s summer cottage on Lake Wisconsin. He was a 1953 graduate of Madison East High School, where he played on the football team, and he earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering in 1957 from University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he received a letter for being on the University of Wisconsin Crew Team and was a member of the Theta Chi fraternity.

After college, Dave enlisted in the United States Army, and he served as an officer in Berlin, Germany. After his stint in the Army, he joined Rex Chainbelt, Milwaukee, Wis., in 1961, and his career with the company as a sales engineer with his specialty in aircraft bearings led him to live in Los Angeles, Seattle and Downers Grove, Ill.

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Gerald LeRoy Lider

August 9, 2011

Aug. 20, 1922 — July 30, 2011

Gerald Lider

Gerald Lider, 88, died of natural causes in the home of his son Kirk and Carol Lider, of Bellevue, on July 30.

Gerry was born in North Dakota and moved to Seattle in 1936. He served in the Navy during World War II. He earned his degrees at the then-Pacific Lutheran College, then-College of Puget Sound and the University of Washington. He worked in the Issaquah School District as a bus driver, coach, teacher and principal, opening Sunset Elementary and Maywood Junior High schools, retiring in 1977.

He celebrated 64 years of marriage to Mildred Hanson of Mount Vernon. They have three children, Wendy Swanson, of Redmond, Eric, of Lake Oswego, Ore., and Kirk; 14 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

He had a great love for camping, fishing, golfing, his family and most importantly, his faith. His Norske joke telling became his trademark for laughter.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at Grace Lutheran Church, Bellevue. Remembrances can be sent to Grace Lutheran Church or Pacific Lutheran University.

For more information and a detailed obituary, go to www.sunsethillsfuneralhome.com.

William E. Thornburg

August 2, 2011

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

William Thornburg

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.

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.

Friends are invited to view photos, get directions and share memories in the family’s guest book at www.flintofts.com.

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.

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