Bryant Ellis Jr.

August 28, 2015

Bryant “Tex” Ellis Jr., of Sammamish, died Aug. 23, 2015, in Issaquah. He was 86.

Bryant Ellis Jr.

Bryant Ellis Jr.

A Celebration of Life Service will be from 5-8 p.m. Sept. 1, 2015, at Vasa Hall Ballroom, West Lake Sammamish Parkway, Bellevue.

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Rear Adm. Stanley Earl Bump

August 25, 2015

Rear Adm. Stanley Earl Bump, USN (retired) passed away Aug. 11, 2015, after battling ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) for several years.

Rear Adm. Stanley Earl Bump

Rear Adm. Stanley Earl Bump

Rear Admiral Bump was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1936. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1958. He served an illustrious 33-year career in the Navy, where he held multiple command positions, among them the submarine tender USS Holland (AS32), Submarine Squadron SIXTEEN, and Submarine Group SIX. RADM Bump retired from the Navy on Oct. 1, 1991.

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Vincent Paul Carney Jr.

August 25, 2015

Vincent Paul Carney Jr.

Sept. 26, 1939 – Aug. 18, 2015

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Ralph Morgan Kraft Jr.

August 25, 2015

Ralph Morgan Kraft Jr., a resident of Discovery Bay, California, and former resident of Issaquah, died Aug. 8, 2015.

Ralph Morgan Kraft Jr.

Ralph Morgan Kraft Jr.

Ralph Morgan Kraft, Jr. passed away early Saturday morning at John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek, California, after succumbing to complications from lung cancer, with his loving wife Liz by his side. Despite being given a prognosis of very little time to live after his first diagnosis in 2006 at the age of 59, he defied all odds and went on to live more than nine years, enjoying his retirement by traveling the world and visiting his children with his wife.

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Joseph Edward Brown

August 25, 2015

Joseph Edward Brown, of Sammamish, died on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. He was 18 years old.

Joseph Edward Brown

Joseph Edward Brown

Joseph was born in Seattle on Feb. 12, 1997, and raised in Sammamish. He attended Cascade Ridge Elementary and Beaver Lake Middle schools, and was part of the graduating class of 2015 from Skyline High School. He had future plans of attending Arizona State University, where he would pursue a degree in business and finance.

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Vincent Carney Jr.

August 22, 2015

Vincent Paul Carney Jr.

Sept. 26, 1939 – Aug. 18, 2015

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Frank Pritt

August 19, 2015

Frank Pritt, 75, of Issaquah, died Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

He was surrounded by his family and friends at the time of this death at Overlake Hospital.

Frank Pritt

Frank Pritt

Frank is survived by his uncle George Pritt; brother Wayne Pritt; children Ronda Waite, Laura Lee Pritt and Darren Pritt; stepchildren Kelsey Daviscourt and Ashley Wiegman; sons-in-law Don Waite and Jeff Daviscourt; daughter-in-law Janine Pritt; and grandchildren Cybil Waite, Madeline Waite, Dallas Waite, Hannah Beyler, Brandon Beyler, Wilson Pritt, Chance Pritt and Finley Daviscourt.  Read more

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Belva Lucille (Brixey) Christophersen

August 19, 2015

Belva Lucille (Brixey) Christophersen passed away Sunday Aug. 9, 2015.

Belva was born May 6, 1929, in Jetmore, Kansas. When she was 5 years old, the family moved to Ava, Mo., and at 10, moved to Wenatchee, Wash., where she attended school.

Belva Christophersen

Belva Christophersen

In 1947 she met Scott Christophersen and they were married on Oct. 9, 1948. In 1965 they moved to Bellevue, Wash., where she worked for the Bellevue School District for 37 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Eastgate until 1996 when she moved to Redmond and joined the First Baptist Church of Redmond. Read more

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Marilyn Irene Gusé

August 11, 2015

Marilyn Irene Gusé, age 82, joined God’s loving arms July 30, 2015 in Olympia.

She was born Aug. 19, 1932, in East St. Louis, Illinois, to Mildred (Bena) Muskopf and Milton Edward Muskopf.

Marilyn Irene Gusé

Marilyn Irene Gusé

Marilyn graduated in 1950 from East St. Louis Senior High School, where she was active in Job’s Daughters and the choir. She married Darrell Gusé in 1955. They were married for 54 years, until Darrell’s death. Read more

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Richard J. Powell

August 11, 2015

Longtime Issaquah resident Richard J. Powell passed away peacefully at home on July 30, 2015. He was 80.

Born in Portland, Oregon, Dick served in the Army and was a veteran of the Cold War before commencing his 30-year career with the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.

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Richard J. Powell

He spent his retirement volunteering with the USO, making frequent trips to Hawaii with family and friends, and practicing the fine art of being a grandfather. Read more

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