December 5, 2013
James R. Lutz, 74, passed away Nov. 12, 2013, at his home in Sedalia, Colo.
Jim resided in Samm-amish for more than 20 years and never lost his love of the Northwest.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, four daughters and five grandchildren.
November 18, 2013
Steve was the head tennis pro and manager of the Robinswood Tennis Center in Bellevue for 26 years and later worked as an enterprise division manager in the Bellevue Parks and Recreation Department. Steve passed away at home in Sammamish with his family around him on Nov. 10, 2013.
His life will be commemorated at a service in Plymouth Church in Seattle on Nov. 23, 2013, at 2 p.m.
November 5, 2013
Lynn Davis Fox, 81, passed away peacefully on Oct. 26, 2013. She was born in Philadelphia on July 11 to Merle and Louis D. Davis and graduated from Mount Holyoke College.
She later earned her Masters in Education at the University of Washington. She lived in the Seattle/Eastside area for the past 44 years.
October 30, 2013
Steven Estey, 63, died Oct. 20 of Sarcoma Cancer. Resident of Issaquah with his wife Kathy, and daughters Nicole and Angie from 1975-2007. He and Kathy moved to Green Lake. Funeral 11 a.m. Oct. 30, St. Catherine’s 814 N.E. 85th St. Seattle. Celebration of life wake Nov. 9. Contact the family for details.
October 23, 2013
John Unck, of Sammamish, loving husband to Judy, passed away Friday, Oct. 12.
A celebration of life will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Eastridge Christian Church, Issaquah.
Friends are invited to view photos, get directions and share memories at www.flintofts.com.
October 10, 2013
Colin Leigh Wang was born April 26, 1993. He was raised in Sammamish and graduated from Eastlake High School in 2011.
Colin was starting his junior year at the University of Washington, and died in a tragic accident on Sept. 23, 2013, while studying abroad in Romania.
Colin was an Eagle Scout and enjoyed hiking, travel, comedy and getting dancy. He is remembered by his friends and family for his warm, caring personality and big heart. His twinkling eyes, easy smile and fun sense of humor will be missed by all that knew him.
Colin is survived by his parents Karen O’Kief and Alan Wang, his sister Elise Wang, paternal grandmother Doris Wang, and maternal grandparents Betty and Bernie Faubel.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 4228 Factoria Blvd., Bellevue, WA 98006.
Friends are invited to share memories, view photos and sign the family’s online guestbook at www.flintofts.com.
October 8, 2013
Karri-Lee Forde, of Sammamish, loving wife to Joseph and cherished mother to Jonathan and Stuart, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at age 55.
Karri was born to Forest Huff and Carol Myers on Nov. 19, 1957, in Seattle. Karri grew up near Juanita and enjoyed an active childhood studying ballet and excelling in skiing. As a teenager, she moved to London with her family where they spent the year traveling before returning and graduating from Juanita High School.
Karri then attended San Jose State University and spent the winter months following her passion of skiing and instructing in Sun Valley and Lake Tahoe. It is no coincidence that she met her husband Joe at Alpental, and they enjoyed their first date skiing the next day. In 1984 they married, and together they began their family. Later on, she joined him as the office manager of the family practice, Forde Financial & Tax.
October 2, 2013
JoAnn Fukui, of Sammamish, loving mother to Jami, Alexia, Julia and Anna, passed away after a yearlong battle with ovarian cancer on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at home. She was 55.
JoAnn also survived by her mother Adeline, and siblings Nancy, David, Mary and Jan and their families. Read more
September 25, 2013
Michael Walsh, of Sammamish, loving husband to Donna and loving father to Ian, Emma, Alyssa and Olivia, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at home. He was 54.
Mike is also survived by his siblings, Pat (and Janice), Sheila, Mark (and Yvonne), Tim (and Leslie) and their families.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at Shepherd of the Hills in Snohomish. Graveside service to follow at Upper Hillside Cemetery in Issaquah.
Friends are invited to view photos, get directions and share memories in the family’s online guest book at www.flintofts.com.
September 12, 2013
Christopher Leighton “Duke” Shibley, beloved son of Mary and David Shibley, left this earth on Aug. 8, 2013, at the age of 28.
Duke was taken from us before he had a chance to blossom into his true potential. He will always be remembered for his tender smile, his wry sense of humor, and his love for his friends and family. He was a true individual. Duke adored animals, especially his dog Cody. His sweet nature was most evidenced by is gentleness towards all living creatures and people who were less fortunate and more vulnerable than he. Duke was a prolific doodler and sketched constantly, often capturing the irony of life around him in a most lighthearted way.