December 16, 2014
Dr. Jeffrey Theodore Files, of Sammamish, loving husband to Lisa, proud father to Jared and Lauren, and dedicated son to Sheila Miller and Ted Files, passed away at home Friday, Dec. 12, 2014.
December 3, 2014
Florence Newton Hoag was born Jan. 11, 1914 in Bruno, Saskatchewan, Canada, and passed away in her home in Issaquah of natural causes on the night of Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, 2014.
She was the daughter of Frank and Caroline Thomas, of Issaquah.
November 18, 2014
7/16/1954 – 11/12/2014
Jim lived a full life surrounded by loving family and friends.
Anyone who knew Jim quickly learned he was clever and quick-witted. But, loyalty, kindness and relationships with others were paramount.
October 21, 2014
Although he grew up in rural Kansas and was destined by his family to become a farmer, Gary left in 1965 for the bright lights of the Bay Area in California and never looked back.
October 7, 2014
Gordie Blume (Harold Gordon Blume Jr.) passed away peacefully on Sept. 25. While battling cancer, his positive approach to life allowed him to explore the world for more than nine years.
He was born in Spokane in 1948. His grandfather and father were private pilots, and Gordie developed a love of flying at an early age. He graduated from Washington State University. In college, he was in Air Force ROTC and went on to become a Captain and Aircraft Commander flying the KC-135 around the world.
September 30, 2014
Richard B. Bergesen, age 57, passed away suddenly on Sept. 17 at his home in Sammamish.
He was born in Long Beach, California, Feb. 3, 1957, to his parents, Berent L. Bergesen, deceased, and Elizabeth W. Bergesen, of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Richard graduated from Banning High School, Wilmington, California. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, he was employed by McDonnell Douglas and lived in San Pedro, California.
He moved to the Seattle area in 2000, after McDonnell Douglas merged with The Boeing Co., where he had become senior manager of the Aero Performance Department by the time of his death.
September 23, 2014
Deanna Marie (Santos) Kelly, 55, of Sammamish, passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 11, 2014.
She was born Jan. 3, 1959, in Oakland, California, to Carol and Armand Santos. Deanna grew up in Kent, and graduated from Kent-Meridian High school with the class of 1977. She went on to earn her associate degree at Washington State University.
August 5, 2014
Jacqueline Ann (McMahon) Forte left us peacefully on July 24, 2014, in Olympia, at the age of 76.
She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Ronald; her daughter Virginia Forte, son Lee (Victoria) Forte, daughter Rhonda Forte, son Michael (Colleen) Forte, son Paul (Suzanne) Forte and son Joseph (Stacy) Forte; and her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
August 5, 2014
Simone Rystad of Sammamish passed away peacefully, at home with family and love at her bedside, in the very early hours on Thursday the 24th of July 2014 at the young age of 53. After a long, courageous battle against an undefeatable foe, she is finally at rest. Simone was the most giving, caring, loving, and genuinely selfless, wonderful person anyone could ever hope to meet. She touched so many lives and each one is the better for it.
July 15, 2014
Ruth Howard died peacefully on June 29 at home in Sammamish, at the age of 97.
Ruth Evelyn Ley was born April 8, 1917, in Zillah, to George W. and Mary (Walmsley) Ley. She was raised in Wapato, with sisters Mildred Goldsworthy and Margaret Wright, graduating from Wapato High School in 1934. She studied music at Washington State University, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority.