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Minneta Marie Wolff, Minneta Marie Wolff passed away on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at The Harbor House in Poulsbo, Washington. She was born on June 21, 1923 in Iola, Kansas. She was 87 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Deanna L. Bjornson, passed away on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at her home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on March 25, 1938 in Sand Point, Idaho to Arthur and Myra Wendt. She was 72 years of age. Deanna loved gardening, camping and especially her trips to Hawaii.

She is survived by her husband Roland Bjornson, children; Lynn Freeman, Terry Bjornson and Sue Vance. She also leaves behind her grandchildren; Kyle Freeman, Peter Freeman, Liana Halstead, Joshua Hutchinson, Jeremy Bjornson, Valerie Hitch and Heidi Henshaw. There are also four great-grandchildren. Deanna was preceded in death by her parents.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Open House Reception on Sunday, March 6, 2011 from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the family home, 10862 Falk Road NE on Bainbridge Island. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.

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Doris S. Druschel, passed away on Friday, February 4, 2011 at Crista Shores Care Center in Silverdale, Washington. She was born on January 22, 1916 in Fort Benton, Montana and was 95 years of age. Services will be private. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Vera Gladys Zellanack, passed away on Thursday, February 3, 2011 at The Wyatt House on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on 11-2-1919 in Bath, England and was 91 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Rudolph C. Meyer, passed away on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. He was born on December 12, 1929 and was 81 years of age.

Rudy was a person who loved life. He was a friend to everyone he knew. He had a great sense of humor and could talk for hours with others on a variety of subjects. World history, aviation, sailing, ships at sea, computer technology, quantum mechanics, and philosophy were among his favorite subjects.

Rudy was also just as happy to tell stories about growing up in Queens, New York, and the thrilling adventures he and his childhood pal Leo Silverman concocted as they played in alleyways and explored apartment buildings. Rudy’s parents were superintendents of one building, an important perk for an urban boy, as it gave him and his “band of brothers” access to the endlessly fascinating basement.

Like his father, a machinist, Rudy had a knack for numbers and construction, which translated into a career as an aeronautical engineer. His lifelong fascination with flight took off when he won a model-airplane competition at the age of 11, the prize being a flight in a Piper Cub. This interest led him to study at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, where he received a master’s degree in aerospace engineering.
His time in college was split by service during the Korean War. Rudy served in the Army for several years, rising to the rank of Sergeant, First Class. He received the Korean Service Medal with two bronze service stars as well as a United Nations Service Medal.

In 1955, Rudy married the love of his life, Jean Marie Bardon, of Queens, New York. Together they traveled to Ohio, where Rudy worked for NASA’s ancestor, NACA. During this time, Rudy co-authored two papers that were the pride of his career:
“Performance Characteristics of Axisymmetric Two-Cone and Isentropic Nose Inlets at Mach Number 1.90” (1955) and “Design Criteria for Axisymmetric and Two-Dimensional Supersonic Inlets and Exits” (1956).

Upon returning to New York, Rudy joined Grumman Aerospace in Bethpage, Long Island, where he worked for more than 25 years. Among his accomplishments were the work he did on the variable-sweep wing design of the supersonic F-14 Tomcat fighter aircraft.

When he retired and ultimately moved with Jean to Bainbridge Island, Washington, in the late 1990s, he had time to read widely and delve even more deeply into historical events and people. He also spent hours woodworking—a passion he maintained all his life but could now indulge in at leisure. His most recent projects were cooking, baking, and enjoying fine wines.

Rudy is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Jean Meyer; son James Rudolph Meyer (and daughter-in-law Janet) of Lake Stevens, WA; daughter Christina Maria Wilsdon (and son-in-law Anthony) of Seattle, WA; son William Charles Meyer of Lake Forest Park, WA; and daughter Jennifer Brigid Husson (and son-in-law John) of Timonium, MD; and grandchildren Sophie, Rick, Haley, Ryan, Austin, and Dean. He was preceded in death by his mother Christina Meyer (nee Hofer), and father Christian Meyer. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The Smile Train, PO Box 96231, Washington, D.C. 20090-6231, or online at

Rudy will be deeply, sorely missed. Dem Leben sind Grenzen gesetzt, die Liebe ist grenzenlos. (Life has limits, but love has no bounds.)

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Recitation of the Rosary on Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 9:30 am followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am at St. Cecilia Catholic Church on Bainbridge Island, WA. A reception will follow at the church Conger Hall. Interment will take place on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA.

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William Reynolds Smith, "Bill", passed away on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at his home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on September 10, 1925 in Bucknell, Iowa to John Henry and Mary Frances Smith. He was 85 years of age and was the 8th of 12 children in the family.

Bill lettered in multiple sports before graduating from Valley High School in West Des Moines, IA in 1943. He enlisted in the Merchant Marines and was at Normandy Beach at D Day+2. He was on two vessels which were sunk by mines, one German and one British. He was then drafted out of the Merchant Marines and into the Army Air Corps in 1946 and was then stationed in San Antonio, TX. He was on active duty the day the Air Force was named a separate branch of the military. Bill worked in military recreation while serving in the Air Force. He was stationed in Texas, France, New York, Oklahoma, and Ohio, where he retired in 1966. He continued working for Civil Service at Wright Patterson AFB, OH until 1980.

Bill was a resident of Bainbridge Island, WA since 1980. He met his bride of 64 years, Audrey, in San Antonio, Texas. They had 3 children: Dana, Shelley and Tracy. He enjoyed family gatherings, fun with friends, golf, fishing, traveling, gardening and reading. He especially enjoyed books and movies with a Western theme!

He is survived by his wife Audrey L. Smith of Bainbridge Island, WA, children; Dana L. Smith (Susan) of El Dorado, Hills, California, Shelley R. Rose of Silverdale, WA and Tracy L. Mandell (Corey) of Mill Creek, WA. He also leaves behind his grandchildren; Chaz D. Smith of Bremerton, WA, Chandler R. Mandell of Spokane, WA, Jason Wells (Teresa) of El Dorado Hills, CA, Brandon L. Wells of Citrus Heights, CA, Great grandchildren Hannah M. Wells and Ryah J. Wells both of El Dorado Hills, CA, also his siblings Donald R. Smith (Joanne) and Virginia I. Smith both of West Des Moines, IA, also other beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and nine of his siblings.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral Service on Saturday, February 5, 2011 at 12:00 noon at The Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor Chapel in Silverdale, WA. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Amyloidosis Foundation, Lupus Foundation or Kidney Foundation. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.

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Danielle Currey Challis Heald, 91,recently of Bainbridge Island, passed on Monday,January 31st at Sunrise Haven in Kent, WA.

Danielle was born in Olympia, WA on November 1, 1919 to Edmund and Irene Currey. She served in the Waves during WWII and made lifelong friends during that time of service. After the war she lived for a time in Washington DC and studied at American University and then she moved to New York, NY where she was employed at the United States Mission to the UN, first as a secretary working for Eleanor Roosevelt, and later as a special assistant to Amb. Henry Cabot Lodge. She enjoyed her years in Manhattan and in 1957 married George Challis of London, England at Riverside Church in New York. In later years she lived in New Canaan, CT, Olympia and later Bainbridge Island, WA.

In 1994 she married Lt. Col. Edgar Heald and they enjoyed 14 wonderful years together. Everyone who knew her enjoyed her spunk and sense of fun. She became a Christian Scientist in her twenties and her study and practice of the religion was of profound and lifelong importance to her. Her last months were spent at Sunrise Haven in Kent.

She is survived by her son Ian Challis and his partner, David Roos, her brother Douglas V. Currey, her sister Diane Stocking, nieces and nephews, and many loving friends.

At her request there will be no memorial service. Donations in her memory may be sent to Sunrise Haven, PO Box 6057, Kent, WA 98064

“To those leaning on the sustaining infinite, today is big with blessings.” - Mary Baker Eddy

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George Wilbur Bickerton, passed away on Monday, January 31, 2011 at Island Health and Rehabilitation on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on January 30, 1935 and was 75 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Elizabeth  Kaltreider, 42, passed away on Saturday, January 29, near her home on Bainbridge Island, Washington.
She was born on March 26, 1968 in Seattle and lived in Bellevue as a child, attending Three Points Elementary School through the fourth grade, when her parents, Gerald and Anne Dennon, moved to Bainbridge Island. There, she attended Ordway Elementary and Commodore Middle School, and began her secondary education at Bainbridge High School, before transferring to The Overlake School in Redmond.

She went on to attend the University of Montana at Missoula, and indulging her love of the mountains and the outdoors, moved to Sun Valley, Idaho. Elizabeth and her dog were well-known and popular characters around Ketchum, often taking off together into the hills on sunny mornings and staying gone half the day. With her lifelong love of children, she served as a nanny for several prominent families, then launched an on-again, off-again career in real estate at Ketchum Realty.

Elizabeth married Edward Sterling Kaltreider, then a Ketchum businessman, and the couple moved not long after back to Bainbridge Island, where they awaited the birth of their son, John Henry (“Jack”) Kaltreider, in 1996.

Elizabeth continued to dabble in real estate in Kitsap County over the years, working at Prudential Real Estate and the Kitsap County Board of Realtors, and also did volunteer work with Bainbridge seniors. But she devoted most of her time to raising her son, who is a freshman at Bainbridge High School and an accomplished baseball player, thanks in no small part to Elizabeth’s spirited enthusiasm for baseball in general, and the Mariners in particular. Elizabeth’s luminous smile, warm concern and infectious good humor were a familiar presence in the baseball bleachers, cafes and shops all over Bainbridge.

Though she became a single parent and was often tied to home because of her son’s schooling and sports demands, Elizabeth remained an adventurer at heart and never missed a chance to jump on a plane and explore some new frontier, from Paris and London to Moscow and South Africa, nearly always with Jack in tow. They were best friends. On rainy Sundays, after Jack’s friends went home, the two of them would stretch out at their Fort Ward home with books, a stack of movies, and the rambunctious Cayman, an energetic and overweight Rhodesian ridgeback mix who was the bane of the neighborhood and a constant presence panting out the back window of Elizabeth’s elegant red Audi.

Jack survives her, as do her parents, the Dennons; brother, Daniel B. Dennon, and sister-in-law, Vika Dennon, of Bainbridge Island; nieces, Karina and Darya Dennon of Bainbridge Island; aunt, Virginia (Ginny) Hughes, of Poulsbo; and cousins William Vining Hughes, of Bellevue, Julie Anne Hughes, of Poulsbo, and Samuel Houston Hughes, of Bellevue.

The memorial, which will be private, is being handled through Cook Family Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Jack Kaltreider College Fund at Wells Fargo Bank, 1180 Hildebrand Lane, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, 206-842-1860.

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Darryll D. Fulton, passed away on January 28, 2011 at his home in Little Boston/Kingston, Washington. He was born on December 22, 1968 in Bremerton, WA to Fred and Mary Fulton. He was 42 years of age. He attended North Kitsap High School and later worked as a commercial shellfish harvester and tribal maintenance worker.

Darryll was always happy to be able to go to work on the beach to dig clams, pick oysters and go out fishing. He liked to watch baseball and basketball games. He enjoyed spending time with his daughters and grandchildren other family members.

He is survived by his mother Mary L. Fulton, wife Yvette M. Fulton, daughters Kayleen L. Fulton and Shayleen M. Fulton, step-daughter Selena M. Fulton (William) and his siblings; Merrilee R. Miguel (Ron), Debbie Carpenter (Bob), Curt Fulton, Brian (Beed) Fulton, Angie Ives, Fred (Brown) Fulton Jr., Brenda Seachord (Ted), Patricia Johnson (Gilbert) and Shawna L. Morrison all of Kingston,WA. He also leaves behind many loving nieces and nephews. Darryll was preceded in death by his father Fred G. Fulton and sister Corinna F. Sullivan.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral service on Monday, February 7, 2011 at 1:00 pm at the Port Gamble Tribal Gym. Cremation will follow the services and a reception will be held at the tribal center. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.

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Roland P. Jones, passed away on Monday, January 24, 2011 at his home in Suquamish, Washington. He was born on October 25, 1975 to Donald H. and Patricia A. Jones. He was 35 years of age.

Roland attended the Suquamish Elementary School and North Kitsap High School. He worked as a commercial fisherman, clam digger, fisheries technician and hunter. He was a member of the Suquamish Tribal Canoe Club and enjoyed racing canoes where he won awards. He was a member of the Indian Full Gospel Shaker Church.

Roland was survived by his daughter Charissa M.I. Sigo of Suquamish, WA, his parents, his longtime companion Tracy Bauer of Suquamish, WA, his siblings; James Jones, Denise Moses-Jones, Ethel Jones, Sheila Pierre, Cindy Jones, Jenny Jones, Rick Roberts and stepchildren Joey Corville and Ashley Bauer. He also leaves behind many other loving aunts, uncles, cousins and many nieces and nephews. Roland was preceded in death by his grandmother Ida L. Purser, brother Donnie Jones and grandparents Clara and Foster Jones.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral Service on Monday, January 31, 2011 at 10:00 am at The Port Gamble Tribal Gym in Kingston,WA followed by interment in the Suquamish Cemetery in Suquamish, WA. A reception will be held at the Suquamish Community House. Memorial contributions can be made by floral tributes at the funeral service or financial to the House of Awakened Culture, 7235 NE Parkway, Suquamish, WA 98392, or to the Sacred Water Canoe Family or the Suquamish Youth Center. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.

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Sarah  Gordon, (nee Schneeweiss) passed away on Friday, January 21, 2011, on Bainbridge Island, WA. She was born in 1922 on the lower east side of Manhattan; married her beloved husband Abe Gordon on March 24, 1943; lived in Fort Myers, FL, Brooklyn NY, and then in our family home in Laurelton, Queens, NY; worked as a school secretary mainly at John Adams High School; and retired to West Palm Beach, FL, then Irvine, CA, and then Bainbridge Island.

Sarah had a long, loving marriage to Abe, who predeceased her. We miss her selflessness and unconditional love.

Sarah is survived by her son Elliot Gordon of Irvine, along with his children, Lauren, Erica, and Michael; and by her daughter Sheryl Gordon McCloud of Bainbridge, along with her children Aaron and Evan. Her brother Sam Schneeweiss and her sister Kay Yeargans predeceased her.

We will have a memorial service at 2 pm on Wednesday, January 26, 2011, at Harbor Lawn - Mt. Olive Memorial Park & Mortuary, Costa Mesa, CA.

Donations may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute of Boston in Sarah's name. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Dale Kenneth Olsen, passed away on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at The Messenger House on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on April 24, 1933 and was 77 years of age. Arrangements are pending through Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Dr. Robert Stephen Hattner, died Thursday, January 19, at Virginia Mason Medical Center, in Seattle, Washington. He was 71 years of age. Born in Detroit, Michigan on January 9, 1940, to John and Linnea Hattner, he continued his education there through medical school at Wayne State.

Having distinguished himself at that point, he won .

a coveted Internal Medicine internship at Stanford University which was completed in 1966. California was to his liking, but finding himself in the Vietnam era after his internship, Dr. Hattner served his active military duty as a Lt. Cmdr. in the USPHS at Letterman Hospital, San Francisco. Active duty became inactive in 1968 when he separated with the rank of Surgeon. Following that, he was awarded a research fellowship at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital at Harvard, where he was also an Assistant in Medicine.

Returning to California in 1969, he pursued still another notch in his career ladder with a fellowship in Medical Physics at UC Berkeley, becoming involved in both training and research at the Donner Laboratory and the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory in Berkeley. The residency that followed at UCSF led to a career there, part of which found him Chief of Nuclear Medicine, and culminating in his retirement in 2000. After retirement, Dr. Hattner worked At California Pacific Medical Center as a contractual Nuclear Medicine Physician in partnership with Dr. Steven Bunker until his move to Bainbridge Island in 2006. Though a dinosaur in his field, "Bob" Hattner found time to be interested in a number of other pursuits.

He was an avid automoblie enthusiast. He owned a succession of Porsches, a Morgan Drophead and a LaForza among his collection of more exotic vehicles. For many years his summer vacation consisted of at least a week at the Monterrey Bay area car events, Laguna Seca, The Concourso Italiana and the Pebble Beach exhibition. Not your mainstream kind of guy, he was oblivious to the many celebs at these events, rather he would examine classic cars for authenticity, peering under hoods, engaging the owners. A trip to France and Italy in 1999 allowed him to attend both the Mille Miglia and the Monaco Grand Prix.

He was a dedicated political junkie, consuming the WSJ in its entirety on a daily bases, and seeking editorial opinions of those he considered brilliant (and mostly conservative!) online and from any other worthy source. With eclectic tastes in music, he would listen to country blues, jazz, blue grass and was a frequent holder of the symphony's season tickets. (Would you also believe the Beach Boys and Blossom Dearie?)Robert served in the military as a (LT. CMDR) surgeon from 1966-2001 and served active duty from 1966-1968.

He is survived by his wife Sunny Day, his children; Sabra Ballon of San Francisco, CA, Marika Hattner of Mill Valley, CA, Kari Hattner of Redwood City, CA, also his stepsons Mark Cowsert of San Rafael, CA Brent Cowsert of Lake Tahoe, CA and Ty Cowsert currently serving the USAF in Afghanistan. He also leaves behind his Scotty dog, Minnie. Robert was preceded in death by his parents.

A Memorial Service will be held in June in the bay area. Information will be updated on the funeral home's website. Memorial contributions can be made to the SPCA. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.

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Kaylan Rose Campbell, was 25 yrs, 5 mo, 16 days when she died of untreated depression & OCD, and undertreated anorexia/bulimia - resulting in suicide - in January of 2011.

Kaylan's friends have organized a foundation which organizes benefit concerts in her memory, in order to raise awareness about mental illness and the dangers of self-medicating with alcohol and/or drugs, and to help NAMI fight stigma associated with these treatable medical issues.

Kaylan's two favorite Seattle bands graciously agreed to play the first benefit show which was a huge success, both societally and financially.

There are also two KRC4LIFE teams who have committed to walk for NAMI StigmaBusters. One in Denver and one in Seattle. Good job teams KRC!

A new annual StigmBusting event has been instituted to celebrate her birthday each July 31st. It is named "International WEAR A TUTU DAY!" The 2011 event was celebrated in three US cities and one European city. People wore tutus in public, talked about Kaylan, and handed out informational flyers about how to find and give help for/to people who suffer mental illness.

A bit about Kaylan:

Kaylan played a mean piano and a cool guitar. Her keyboard compositions are exquisite. She loved the wild outdoors as much as she loved the heart of the city of Seattle. She crawled at 18 weeks and walked at 7 months. She learned to ride her bike without training wheels at 3.5 yrs, because she bent them up her ownself with her daddy's vice grips. She played roller hockey when she was 9 and developed OCD & depression in the same year. She took beautiful photographs. She sang smooth and haunting harmony. She was extremely shy yet exuded confidence. She took her first college class at 11- poetry of course. She adored junior high stage productions. She was hospitalized for depression at 13. She started smoking at 15 and developed anorexia/bulimia when she was 16. She traveled in Europe for 6 months doing volunteer work in 5 different countries at 18. She went to Guatemala with her younger brother to study Spanish when they were 18 & 19. Her dad died when she was 20, and she never fully recovered from this loss. She achieved her dream of attending the University of Washington linguistics program at age 20, but depression took that away from her in her senior year. From age 21 until her death she lived in Seattle - the city of her dreams. Her last mental health provider fell in love with her and TOLD her, so she would never seek treatment again. She played World of Warcraft with her cousin Matt. She adored her family - immediate & extended. Kaylan lost a baby 6 months before she died, and it seems she suffered from postpartum psychosis but was not able to tell anyone until far too late in her illness. She watched The Young Turks every Tuesday. Her favorite fiction authors were Paulo Coelho and Anne McCaffrey. She loved humanity and hated cruelty. She loved all kinds of world music, from classical to rap. She worked as a telemarketer, preschool teacher, construction office manager, sandwich artist, and bartender among other jobs. Being a preschool teacher was her FAVORITE job, and she planned to begin Montessori training in September of 2011. She LOVED children and animals. She was a wonderful cat mama, and her kitties are both very confident, friendly, and like to be kissed on the nose. She appears to have been struggling with risky alcohol and medication misuse on and off for ten years, and especially during the last couple years of her life. She was unbelievably beautiful inside and out, but never felt special.

The point here is to say that she was not simply a depressed person who took her own life. She was complex, gorgeous, brilliant, talented, delightful, deep, caring, loving, irreverent, kind, free spirit who also happened to suffer from a depression and anorexia/bulimia which were exacerbated by risky alcohol use.

HER TRAGIC DEATH FROM DEPRESSION WAS A VERY SMALL PART OF AN ACTIVELY GIVING AND LOVING LIFE, a life in which she touched many other souls and inspired them to do the most with what life offered them. We know this because of the many people have written to her family and friends with memories of her - in detail - about how exactly she helped them. Almost every one of her close childhood friends came to her funeral, reception, and waterside farewell from several different cities, states, and countries. Coworkers came from jobs long past, and four of her life loves, past and present, attended her funeral - three of them even managed to perform a beautiful song during the service. It is an enigma - how Kaylan Rose could be so very loved, and so helpful to others, yet be unable to express her own need for help.


Depression robs people of their feeling of worthiness, but it doesn't have to be like that.


These medical issues are NOT character defects.



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Donations can be made to NAMI in the name of Kaylan Rose Campbell.

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Karen Rogenhild Holcomb, passed away on Monday, January 17, 2011 at her home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. She was born on October 20, 1946 in Seattle, WA to Per and Bjorg Sundnes. She was 64 years of age.

Karen received her Bachelors degree at Scripps College and was a homemaker and artist. She received several international awards for her art. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Karen was an intelligent and beautiful lady and was very proud of her Norwegian heritage. She was a wonderful partner to her husband and will missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband J. Byron Holcomb of Bainbridge Island, children; Nels Langbauer of Santa Cruz, California, Peter Holcomb of Bainbridge Island, John Holcomb of Atlanta, Georgia, Matt Holcomb of Fredrick, MD, sister Ruth Winter (Mike) of Seattle, WA, brother Harold Sundnes of Auburn, WA, nephew Peter John Sundnes of Renton, WA, grand-nephews Jack Sundnes and Henry Sundnes of Renton, WA, also his niece Christina Winter of New York, New York and nephew Matthew Winter of Seattle, WA. There are seven grandchildren.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Graveside Service on, Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Port Blakely Cemetery on Bainbridge Island. A luncheon reception will follow at the Wing Point Country Club on Bainbridge Island. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.

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Glenn Allen Ramstead, passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2011 at Island Health and Rehabilitation on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on November 17, 1922 in Middle River, Minnesota to Edward Oliver and Ida Rangchild Ramstead. He was 88 years of age.

Glenn retired from the United States Navy and worked as an aircraft/engine mechanic foreman and instructor. He was a WWII Veteran and received several medals during his career. Glenn is survived by his siblings Milton Ellsworth Ramstead of Fargo, North Dakota, Arne Leonard Ramstead, Dolores Elaine Ramstead Lund, James George Ramstead all of Stranquist, Minnesota, also his sister Marie Claire Ramstead Zobrist of Seattle, WA, Edward Olivar Ramstead Jr., John Alden Ramstead both of Seattle, WA, children; Gunnar, Crystal and Chevona Ramstead, grandchildren; Franchessa, Colby and Nan Breur, stepchildren; Kathleen/Mark Muir, Laura/Andy Conner. Jesse/Jennifer Flynn, Amber/Eric Kibby, Candy/Mark Singleton, Lonnie Singleton/Jennifer Cherry, Miranda Singleton/Eric Carter, Randy/Sharon Hyde and Jennifer Hyde. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers Milton Ellsworth Ramstead and James George Ramstead.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Graveside Service with full military honors on Friday, February 18, 2011 at 12:30 pm at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA. Memorial contributions can be made to a charity of choice. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.

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Lavern  Tom III, passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at his home in Kingston, Washington. He was born on April 3, 1985 in Toppenish, Washington to Lavern Tom, Jr. and Tracy Clarke. He was raised by his father and step mother Leanne Tom.

"3rd" enjoyed cooking, eating BBQ with his Dad, Mother and family, he also enjoyed music, video games and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his daughter Joanne, father Lavern, mother Leanne, brother Joe, sisters Ramona, Kiara, LaVonne and many other uncles, aunties and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather LaVern Tom Senior and his Aunt Tawyna Tom.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral Service on Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm at The Port Gamble Tribal Gym in Kingston, WA. Interment at the tribal cemetery. A reception will follow. Please sign the online Guest Book.

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Alice Ethelyn Snider, passed away on Friday, January 14, 2011 at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. She was born on December 15, 1929 in Oakland, California to Earl Almon and Louise Thompson. She was 81 years of age.

Alice attended Lincoln High School in Seattle, where she made many life-long friends. She was a consummate homemaker, wife and mother. She loved entertaining and hosting dinner and tea parties. She was a lively conversationalist as well as an avid bridge player. Over the years, Alice and her husband lived in many areas of the county, including Delaware, Texas, Colorado and Ohio. She also enjoyed travel and some of her favorite memories include trips to both England and Australia. Alice was grateful to have so many friends and a supportive family.

She is survived by her daughter Nancy Louise Kauffman, son-in-law Jeffrey N. Kauffman, grandson Matthew Blaine Kauffman, granddaughter Jill Louise Kauffman and great-granddaughter Madison Cindy Kauffman all of Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, daughter Jane Anne Carlin and son-in-law Robert David Carlin of Tacoma, WA, granddaughter Abigail Jane Carlin and grandson Benjamin James Carlin both of Cincinnati, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Blaine Louis and a son Robert Miles.

No service per Alice's request. Memorial donations to Seattle Children’s Hospital. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.

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Nancy Ruth Williams Kiley, passed away at home with her husband and children at her bedside.

She was born on August 25, 1950 in Suffolk, Virginia to Nancy Ruth and Thaddeus Thomas Williams. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Connecticut. In 1972, she married Edmund I. Kiley, a career officer in the U.S. Coast Guard. Together, they lived in coastal cities and towns across the United States: Kodiak Island, Alaska; Newport, Rhode Island; Laguna Vista, Texas; New Orleans, Louisiana; Washington, D.C.; and Bainbridge Island, Washington. She is survived by her mother, her husband, her three children (Brendan, Conor, and Caitlin Kiley), and her three sisters (Debbie Chappell, Betty Manzi, and Jean Reilly). Ruth was actively involved in St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church and the Bainbridge Island school system.

Family and friends remember her fondly for her quick wit, sharp intelligence, strong opinions, and relentlessness on the tennis court and at the bridge table. Her funeral will be held at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church on Saturday Jan 22 at 10 am.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Helpline House on Bainbridge Island or the Floyd and Dolores Jones Cancer Institute at Virginia Mason.

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Dean Coburn Smith, passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at his home on Bainbridge Island, Washington. He was born on August 16, 1947 to John and Jane Smith.

Dean attended Lassen College where he studied forestry and Humbolt State University where he studied fisheries and hydrology. He retired in 2004 after working as a forester and a fisheries biologist. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, camping, and boat building, but sailing was his passion. Dean began sailing on Lake Erie as a child and later learned to race sailboats on San Francisco Bay. He moved to Bainbridge Island in 1992 and began cruising Puget Sound. He lived aboard his sailboat for 15 years and after he retired, sailed with his family down the coast to Mexico. On his return he worked as the sexton at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church on Bainbridge Island where he maintained the church structures and grounds and rebuilt the day school deck and play structure.

Dean is survived by his wife Mary Anne Smith of Bainbridge Island, son John Paul Smith of Bainbridge Island, son Jason Pageau of Las Vegas, NV mother Jane Wendell of Camarillo, CA, sisters Barb McFadden of Tumwater, WA and Connie Morgan of Belmont, CA. He was preceded in death by his father John William Smith. Dean was a quiet man of great integrity and generousity of spirit and will be deeply missed.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Memorial Service on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 2:00 pm at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church on Bainbridge Island, WA [Directions]. Private interment will follow at the church cemetery and a reception for all will take place in the church hall. Memorial contributions can be made to The American Cancer Society. Please sign the online Guest Book for the family.

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Viola  Stone, passed away on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Private interment will take on Bainbridge Island, WA. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home.

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Janice M. Assman, At 11:23 pm Jane passed on free from her form into the afterlife. Though she was born in Evelyth MN she was a longtime resident of WA, including North Bend, Port Townsend, and Poulsbo. Port Townsend being by far her favorite.

She volunteered at Community Action Council, and worked at Employment Security, the American Legion, Hancock Street Apts. and did book-keeping for several places. She was preceded in death by her parents Jacob (Jack) E. Setnikar, and H. Leona Peterson Dibla.

She is survived by her husband Elmer E. Assman, her brother, Jacob (Jake) Setnikar Sr, her sister Carol (Teena)Smith, her sons Erik V. Assman and Michael W. Jouppi, her daughter Sandi L. Cheek, granddaughters Kristin Halazon and Sarah Stuurmans, grandsons Ryan Hollingsworth and Issac Jouppi,and her great-granddaughters, Lyla Jane and Tenley May Stuurmans.

The family had a private memorial on January 16th. The family would like to offer their blessings and thanks to all those that were able to share in Jane's life.

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Rodney Dean Ricks, passed away Jan. 11, 2011, at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton, Wash., of complications from leukemia.

He was born Aug. 23, 1944, to Henry Dean Ricks and Carma Mortensen Ricks in Ardmore, Okla., and grew up in Rexburg, Idaho. He went to Madison High School in Rexburg, and continued his education at Ricks College in Rexburg. He received his engineering degree from University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Rodney moved to Vallejo, Calif., after graduation to work for Mare Island Naval Shipyard as a civil engineer.

He married Nina Blanchard Ricks on Dec. 29, 1976, in Rexburg, Idaho, and they lived in Vallejo after their marriage. They raised their children in Vallejo until 1994, when they moved to Silverdale, Wash., so he could continue his work for Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Rodney retired from the shipyard in 2000 but kept busy with contract
work using his engineering skills.

He also continued woodworking, with turning being a specialty. He enjoyed taking many cruises and road trips with Nina, including an exciting three-week cruise from Seattle to Miami through the Panama Canal. His love in life was his children and grandchildren. They have many special memories of Dad and Grandpa.

Rodney is survived by his wife, Nina; his children, Michele Rumsey and her husband Lyle of Egin, Idaho; Brandon Ricks and his wife Terri of Fairfield, Calif.; and Tonya Ricks and her fiancé Seth Sterr of Seattle; his grandchildren, Staisha Roberts and Jacob Roberts; Alyssa, Hadley, Garett and Briana Rumsey; and Payten, Kellie and Jordan Ricks. He is also survived by his siblings, Gary (Lalene) Ricks, Deanna (Max)Wade, Susan (Randy) Landon and Mary Anne (Tom) Ciccotelli, as well as many nieces and nephews whom he loved — and loved to tease. He was predeceased by his parents, Dean and Carma Ricks.

The family would like to thank the tireless care of the 2 West Oncology nurses and staff of Harrison Medical Center as well as Dr. Malcolm Winter. Services will be held in Egin, Idaho. Interment will be in Rexburg, Idaho. To leave a comment in the guestbook, visit

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Aaron B. Waag, passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 in Bremerton, Washington. He was born on November 10, 1982 in Bremerton, Washington to John and Teresa Waag . He was 28 years of age. Aaron graduated from the Academy Northwest.

He worked for eleven years in tree service and climbing, currently with Waag tree service. He enjoyed supporting the Boy Scouts of America and other charitable needs in the community. Aaron was passionate about life, family and his friends. He loved his wife Ashley and daughter Abigail more than words can express. Aaron had a strong quiet faith that was proven in all of his relationships; he lived it out with each and every person he knew. He called his dad and brothers the best friends a guy could have and he would encourage everyone to just get along and be friends.

Aaron was an avid outdoorsman, more comfortable up a tree or in a boat than anywhere else. He loved to hunt and fish and hike with his family and his many best friends, you all know who you are. Aaron's love and passion lives on through all of us, let's celebrate Aaron's life and the wonderful memories we have.

He is survived by his wife Ashley Waag of Hansville, WA, daughter Abigail Waag of Hansville, WA, parents John and Teri Waag of Poulsbo, WA, brother Eric (Kat, Emma and Carter) of Hansville, WA, brother Chad (Katrina and Hayden) of Olalla, WA and grandmother's Josie Heins and and Edith Waag both of Poulsbo, WA. He was preceded in death by his grandfather's Vic Heins and John Waag, Sr.

Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Celebration of Aaron's life on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 1:00 pm at the Kiana Lodge in Poulsbo, Washington. A shuttle service will be available from the casino. Memorial contributions can be made to: The Waag Family Donation Account at any Columbia Bank branch for Ashley and Abigail and her scholarship fund. Please share your memories by signing the online Guest Book for the family.

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