John T. Dineen

May 31, 2011

John T. Dineen, age 93, of Issaquah, passed away in Issaquah on May 18, 2011.

John Dineen

John was born Oct. 30, 1917, in Hoquiam, the son of John and Harriet Dineen. He married Lila Marie Butts on July 20, 1946, in Renton. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy. The family moved to Issaquah in 1956 and he retired from The Boeing Co. after 37 years of service.

In his leisure time, he enjoyed camping, hunting, traveling and spending time at the beach with his family.

Survivors include two sons Jeffrey H. Dineen, of Renton, and John T. Dineen, of Everett; daughter Jan Sieler, of Issaquah; two grandchildren, Kevin and Aaron.

At his request, a private family gathering will be held. His final resting place will be Tahoma National Cemetery, where heroes lie.

Friends are invited to share memories in the family’s online guestbook at

Arrangements are entrusted to Flintoft’s Funeral Home and Crematory, 392-6444.

Errol Campbell

May 31, 2011

Errol Campbell, born in Centerville, Iowa, on April 25, 1925, passed away peacefully May 21, 2011.

Errol Campbell

In World War II, Errol served his country as an aviation radioman in the Navy. He married his high school sweetheart and love of his life Marcelle (Sunny) Kjellstrom in 1947. They moved to the Northwest in 1963. He drew the plans for and built their home in Preston, where they lived for more than 43 years.

Errol was a professional photographer whose work included still photographs of nature, architecture, weddings and celebrities. Honored for his excellence in capturing through the shutter’s eye the beauty of life, Errol was always looking to portray its perfect image. The pictures he took of his family became some of his most prized and loved work.

Having an inspired passion for beauty and creativity, Errol was able to sketch with perfection portraits of his wife, paint with watercolors and draft poems of eloquence.

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Agnes Schmoe

May 31, 2011

Agnes Schmoe passed away quietly May 16, 2011, at home in Issaquah.

Agnes Schmoe

She was born in Victoria, British Columbia, in 1919, to Stan and Ella (Ruckle) Harris. She enjoyed summers spent with cousins on their Salt Spring Island farm and swimming in the ocean. She was a graduate of Queen Anne High School in Seattle and St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Minnesota.

She married Kenneth Schmoe, a fellow Quaker, in 1944, and they moved to New York, where they both worked at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and where their first child was born. They returned to live and work in Seattle until moving into a log cabin by a stream on Tiger Mountain in 1949. With the help of friends and family, the cabin was expanded and converted to accommodate their growing family, and Agnes labored to create a garden and orchard on the rocky hillside.

She was a member and officer of the Issaquah Garden Club for more than 60 years and she loved flower arranging. She became a beekeeper, initially to help pollinate her fruit trees. She joined the Puget Sound Beekeeper’s Association, gave presentations to school groups, removed bee and wasp nests from people’s homes, tended her bees and shared honey until the end.

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Betty Rae Forster Fischer

May 24, 2011

Betty Rae Forster Fischer, a longtime resident of Issaquah, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2011, at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue following a short illness.

Betty Fischer

Born in Snoqualmie Falls on Jan. 15, 1928, Betty was the oldest daughter of the late Hans and Evelyn Forster, who were also well known in the Issaquah community.

Betty graduated from Issaquah High School in 1946. At the age of 17, she met the love of her life, John (Nick) Fischer, and it was from this moment on that the two of them would share a lifetime of love spanning 66 years.

Betty attended the University of Washington, where she was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority. Betty also attended the University of Lausanne in Switzerland for a year with her sister Joan, which allowed them the opportunity to spend time with their father’s Swiss family.

Betty and Nick were married in Seattle on Feb. 5, 1949, and recently celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary. Alongside her adored husband Nick, Betty was a loving and devoted mother to their six children: Janine Fischer Hurn (Cliff ), of Seattle, Hans Fischer, of California, Dr. John Fischer, of Anacortes, Scott Fischer, of Seattle, Kurt Fischer (Jennifer), of Bellevue, and Laurie Fischer Teddy (Richard), of Bainbridge Island.

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Betty June Callahan

May 24, 2011

Betty June Callahan began her life in Elk City, Okla., on March 6, 1926.

Betty Callahan

She was happily married to her sweetheart, John Callahan, for 64 years. They built a successful business together and raised a family of five on the Eastside.

They were founding members of Mary, Queen of Peace church. Betty was an active volunteer there for years.

Betty had a love for animals and enjoyed nature. She was a loyal, devoted and self-sacrificing wife and mother.

Betty is survived by her children — Kathleen, Kevin, Christa and Sean, and their families.

Her daughter Chloe preceded her in death.

Until we meet again, sweetheart. You are in our hearts.

A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 28, at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Sammamish. View the full obituary and on-line guest book at

Arrangements are by Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home, 392-6444.

Marjorie Ann Smith

May 24, 2011

Marjorie Ann Smith, 72, passed away May 13, 2011, at Mount Si Transitional Health Center in North Bend.

Marjorie was born Feb. 8, 1939, in Prince George, British Columbia, to Neil McCarther and Rhodora Smith.

In 2007, she retired to North Bend.

She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend who put other people’s needs before her own.

Survivors include her daughter Melody Braeutigam, of Issaquah; granddaughter Amelia Rose, of Issaquah; and siblings Kathleen Hudson and Patricia Brodland, of Williams Lake, B.C., Alfred Alex, of Cologne, B.C., Aleta Alex, of Smithers, B.C., and Josephine Smith, of Victoria, B.C.

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Peter Paul Piper Jr.

May 24, 2011

Peter Paul Piper Jr., died peacefully at his home in Issaquah on May 10, 2011, at age 75.

Born to Peter Paul Piper Sr. and Edna (Cavanaugh) Piper on Jan. 4, 1936, Peter spent his childhood in the Tacoma area, attended Bellarmine High School and graduated from the University of Puget Sound.

Peter married his wife and best friend, Lorraine, on June 7, 1969, in Spokane. Peter’s career in grocery brought them to the Issaquah Plateau in 1991, where he worked for the local QFC until his retirement in 2009. Peter loved his Issaquah home: He took great pride in keeping his garage extremely organized and welcoming, complete with table and chairs for neighbors to gather and visit. Aside from having the best lawn on the block, Peter will be remembered by his family as a dedicated, hardworking, loving husband, father and grandfather.

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Geoffery Dale Seland

May 24, 2011


Caught up in the reality and culture of his beloved geoducks, that he lived 50 years is a testament to his emphatic belief in Omnia Extares.

Preceded in death by his aunt Valerie and brother Greg. Survived by his aunt Jean, uncle Bill, brother Ken and parents Barbara and Stan.

Having made so many nests and spun so many webs we all should have known “avoir le cafard.”

So many questions: Which is dearer, fame or health? Which more precious, vitality or wealth? Which is more harmful, gain or loss? The deeper love, the higher cost. With treasure, more fear. Who knows contentment suffers no shame. Who knows to stop, encounters no trouble. Long may they endure.

Clinton ‘Travis’ Bass

May 24, 2011

Clinton “Travis“ Bass, 38, an attorney, of Ellensburg, passed away May 19, 2011, at home of complications due to ALS.

Clinton Bass

A funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday the 28th of May at Mercer Creek Church. Burial will be in Estelline, Texas. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Steward & Williams Tribute Center in Ellensburg.

Survivors include his wife Kim (Longbine) Bass, of Ellensburg; his parents Randy and Sheila Bass, of Ellensburg; two daughters, Hannah and Savannah; and a son, Tristan. He was preceded in death by his brother Ty Bass.

Travis was born Aug. 2, 1972, in Seattle and graduated from Issaquah High School in 1991. He played football at Boise State University and later Abilene Christian University, graduating in 1995. Travis attended law school at the University of Idaho, graduating in 2006 with his Juris Doctorate degree.

In addition to working as an attorney, Travis managed Bass Family Businesses and owned Mesquite Master Catering Co. He loved spending time with his family and friends, sharing his faith, taking long road trips, barbecuing, golf and basketball.

Erma M. Kenyon

May 24, 2011

Erma M. Kenyon, of Issaquah, loving mother to Kenneth, Owen and Donna, passed away Friday, May 20, 2011, in Issaquah. She was 99.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at Flintoft’s Funeral Home, 540 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah, 392-6444.

A funeral service will be held at noon Friday, May 27, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1100 Sixth Ave. S.E., Issaquah.

A full obituary, photos and directions are available at

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