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.
June 10, 2014
Kathleen (Kay) Milroy passed away in her home surrounded by family on June 1, 2014.
She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered.
She is survived by her husband Richard, daughter Sarah (Kevin) Collins and son David.
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June 3, 2014
1928 – 2014
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Marge Lewis, wife for 63 years to Stan Lewis and a dearly loved mother of Brian and Ellen.
Our first son Craig passed away six years ago.
May 29, 2014
July 3, 1942 – May 9, 2014
The family of David W. Eckles have come together to honor “the dash,” which is the period of his life between birth and death.
David was born to Thelma Elizabeth Collett Eckles and Warren Eugene Eckles, in Yakima. He joined sister Joan Elizabeth (now Bahrenburg), who resides with her husband Alan in Bellevue.
David grew up mostly in Yakima and attended schools there, graduating in 1960 from Eisen-hower High School. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree at Eastern Washington State University, and later, his master’s degree from the University of Utah.
May 6, 2014
Elizabeth “Betty” Fuller Wilder passed away from complications of pancreatic cancer on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the age of 91.
Born in Hood River, Ore., on July 17, 1922, to Charles and Lois (Coshow) Fuller, Betty was the youngest of four children with two sisters, Frances and Harriet, and a brother, Bob. She attended elementary and high school in Hood River, and then began her studies at Oregon State University in Corvallis. She was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority, which became a lifelong affiliation. Read more