Daphne Dodd Price Nys

April 29, 2011

Jan. 12, 1962 to April 8, 2011, 49 years of age

Daphne Dodd Price Nys

Daphne graduated from Issaquah High School in 1980 and attended Western Washington University. She moved to Melbourne, Australia in 1992 where she married and later divorced. Daphne resided the remainder of her life in Australia. She enjoyed cooking for and visiting with friends and was a friend in the true sense of the word. She was kind, loving, generous, a good listener, and had friends wherever she went. Daphne loved home decoration/interior design, camping, gardening, antiques, photography, animals, fast cars and her family.

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Odin Merle Witsoe

April 26, 2011

Odin Merle Witsoe, age 79, of Maple Valley, passed away on April 23, 2011, at Valley Medical Center in Renton.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Issaquah.

Survivors include his loving wife Shirley.

Arrangements are by Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory.

Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family’s online guest book at www.flintofts.com.

Anna May (Engquist) Smith

April 26, 2011

Anna was born May 7, 1919 in Seattle. She woke in heaven on April 6, 2011.

Earl Smith, her husband of 61 years, preceded her in death.

She attended Eastgate Bible Fellowship and Emmanuel bible Church for many years.

She is survived by her three children: Jackie Seymour, of Sammamish, Karen Brown, of Selah, and Bob Smith, of Seattle; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

An open house to celebrate her life will be from 12:30-3 p.m. May 6 at Emmanuel Bible Church, 503 N. 50th St., Seattle.

Vlase William Bakamus

April 26, 2011

Vlase Bakamus

Vlase William Bakamus passed away at his home on April 21, 2011, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born and raised in Renton on July 13, 1921, he later graduated from Issaquah High School with great pride in his Greek heritage. After working on the family farm from a young age, he played semiprofessional baseball for the Spokane Indians.

Vlase married his wonderful wife, Rae Maxine Castagno, and then soon moved to Morton, Wash., where they resided for 35 years. He became a partner of Marenakos Logging Co. and later owned and operated the Morton Crushing Co. After working at Lakeside Industries, he retired a second time at age 85.

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Dolly May (Chamness, Svaren) Firestone

April 19, 2011

Oct. 2, 1912 – April 5th 2011

Dolly May Firestone was a longtime resident of Bellevue and Issaquah. She died at Fir Lane Health and Rehabilitation Center in Shelton.

She was preceded in death by husbands Charlie Chamness, Carl Svaren and Rusty Firestone; daughter Sylvia Anderson Knight; grandson Keith Warden; and sister Nellie Wolff.

She is survived by her daughter LaNell Warden and son-in-law Herman Warden; grandchildren Jerry Anderson, Gary Anderson, Barry Anderson Cheryl Salvo, Wendy Armstrong and Debby Warden and their families; 11 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren; nephews Capt. Jerry Conover and Frank Conover; and niece Sally Schiller and their families.

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Ellen Patricia Bero

April 19, 2011

Ellen Patricia Bero, 93, a longtime Issaquah resident, died April 10, 2011.

Ellen was born Feb. 18, 1918, in Seattle and grew up in Spokane. She moved to Beaver Lake in 1963. She worked many years as a registered nurse and was very active in church and community.

She’s survived by children Dennis and Tom Bero, Mary Katona and Kathy Nierenberg; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral Mass was April 14 at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church with interment at Upper Hillside Cemetery. Arrangements Flintoft’s Funeral Home. Complete obituary at www.flintofts.com.

Gladys Richter

April 19, 2011

Gladys Richter, Issaquah, passed away April 7, 2011.

Gladys was born in January 1920 in Denver. She was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, and later moved to Seattle, where she graduated from Roosevelt High School. Following high school, Gladys attended the University of Washington, member of the Alpha Phi sorority, earning her Bachelor’s degree in sociology. While attending the UW, she met her future husband, William Richter; they were married in May 1942.

Together, Gladys and William settled in Seattle. In 1946, they bought property in Lake City. While raising two children, she was active in Girl Scouts as a troop leader and worked in the registrar’s office at the UW for 10 years.

In 1981, Gladys relocated with her husband to Yuma, Ariz., where they remained for 14 years, until they made their final move to Issaquah in January 1995. They moved to Issaquah to be near family and friends.

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Mildred Lawall Philips

April 19, 2011

(March 29, 1928 – April 6, 2011)

Mildred Philips, 83, of Catasauqua, Penn., died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, in Snoqualmie Valley Hospital in Snoqualmie.

She was the widow of the late Harry Philips. Born in York, Penn., she was the daughter of the late William and Helen (Cuddy) Lawall.

Millie held a bachelor’s degree in biology from Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Penn., and a master’s degree in bacteriology from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Penn. She worked for the National Institute of Health as a research scientist, while her husband was stationed in Bethesda, Md., during the Korean War. After her husband died, she moved to Issaquah to live with her daughter, son-in-law and two grandsons.

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Theo Annie Smith Daniels Hollinger

April 19, 2011

Our beloved mother Theo Annie Smith Daniels Hollinger passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2011, in Issaquah.

Theo Hollinger

Theo was born June 4, 1922, to Allen Monroe Smith and Mary Wardle in Declo, Idaho. In 1992, she moved to Issaquah to live with her daughter. In 1997, Theo purchased a home in Tucson, Ariz. She loved coming to Washington to be with her beloved granddaughter Annie.

Theo is survived by her sons Gary and Herb, and daughter Holly Ann Hollinger Trumbull. She was preceded in death by her husband Holly, and her sons Ronald and Dennis.

Wilbur William Pickering

April 19, 2011

Captain Wilbur “Pick” W. Pickering, made his final ascent on April 3, 2011, with family by his side to see him off as he took to the skies. Through tears and broken hearts, we kept

Wilbur Pickering

watch for three days and nights as he transitioned from this life to the next, yet we took comfort in the peaceful nature of his passing and in the knowledge that his spirit was soaring again after long years of physical struggle and limitation.

Wil was born on Oct. 18, 1923, in Seattle, the son of Roy and Esther Pickering. He was raised in Issaquah on the Pickering dairy farm along with his brothers Robert, Drury and Gordon, and his sister Marcia. After graduating from Issaquah High School in 1941, Will and his brother Robert went to work for The Boeing Co., earning 61.5 cents an hour while still milking cows at the dairy for 3 cents per cow.

Wil then heard the call to service and joined the military. As a lieutenant colonel fighter pilot for the Marine Corps, he flew Hellcats and Corsairs in the Pacific during World War II and made 79 carrier landings, many at night, all perfectly executed. He served in the Korean conflict as a jet fighter pilot and remained in the Marine Corps reserves for decades after the wars ended.

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