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Marilyn Jo SCHUYLER Marilyn Jo Schuyler was born on November 15, 1947 in Aberdeen, S.D. to Mary Ellen and Hjalmer Larson. Jo attended elementary and high school in Faulkton and attended the University of S.D. until she married her high school sweetheart Jerry Fillingim in 1969. Jo later transferred to and graduated from Dakota Weslyan University. Shortly thereafter she moved West to San Francisco, CA along with her first husband and daughter Cherene. Jo attended graduate school at San Francisco State obtaining her teaching credentials for the secondary level in English and German. While living in San Francisco, Jo worked for Welfare Department in the Aid to Families with Dependent Children program until she moved to Seattle where she met and married the love of her life David Schuyler in 1989. Jo and David were blessed with and thankful for 21 wonderful years of marriage together and would have celebrated their 22nd anniversary this December. In Seattle, Jo had a successful career with the Internal Revenue Service. During her 21 year career, she worked as a field agent, a group manager, and project manager, wrote and taught the state required Ethics class for internal CPAs and served as a Senior Technical Advisor before retiring in 2007. Jo and David are members of Inglewood Golf Club and hit the links with a vengeance where Jo successfully learned the new sport. The Club and the friendships she developed were a great source of joy for Jo, it was like her temple of worship. Jo developed a love of music in her formative years where she took up both the flute and the piano eventually becoming an accomplished and competitive pianist. Jo’s passion and love of music was a gift she practiced throughout her life and was a great inspiration to those who had the honor of hearing her play. Jo is survived by her husband David, daughter Cherene Fillingim-Selk, son-in-law Jeff and two grandchildren, Nathan and Leah, David’s daughter Jennifer Schuyler, her brother Terry Larson, and her brother-in-law Peter Van Houdt. Services will be held at the Inglewood Golf Club on Saturday, June 18th, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. 6505 Inglewood Rd NE, Kenmoore, WA. (425) 827-0522.Website: Remembrances suggested in Marilyn ‘Jo’s’ honor to One Nurse at a Time, 7747 38th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115. Arrangements entrusted to the care of People’s Memorial Funeral Cooperative.

PostHeaderIcon Marsh, Bonnie (Goad)

Longtime Ellensburg resident Bonnie Marsh died peacefully on June 12, 2011, at the age of 86. Bonnie was born in Tecumseh, Nebraska to Thomas …..

PostHeaderIcon Mary Ellen Maffia

Mary Ellen MAFFIA June 25, 1937 - May 31, 2011 Born in Seattle and raised in Yakima, Mary Ellen’s commitment to education and child welfare began early. In high school she became involved with the March of Dimes Teens Against Polio (TAP) drive. In 1957 she was appointed the TAP National Co-Chairperson, along with Eddie Fisher, and traveled around the country organizing young adults to engage in the unfinished fight against polio. Valedictorian at St. Joseph’s Academy, Yakima class of 1955, Mary Ellen went on to receive her BA in education from Seattle University in 1959. Starting her career teaching English at Queen Anne Junior High School, she found her real niche working with first, second and third graders. She touched the lives of hundreds of children and their families during over 30 years of teaching at Our Lady of Fatima, Laurelhurst, Whitworth, Madrona and Lowell elementary schools. Despite earning a Masters in Education Administration, she decided to remain a classroom teacher fulfilling her passion of working with gifted and advanced placement students. Her commitment to children did not end with her retirement. She spent time volunteering at the Children’s Hospital Thrift Store on Bainbridge Island. Outside of the classroom Mary Ellen enjoyed travel, gardening and was a voracious reader. Mary Ellen is survived by Paul, her loving husband of 51 years; and her children, Timothy and Felicia. Mary Ellen’s life will be celebrated during a Funeral Mass Saturday, June 25th at 11 AM at St. Olaf Church, 18943 Caldart Ave. N.E., Poulsbo, WA 98370. Please sign the on-line Guest Book at Hoffner Fisher & Harvey

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Merrill Jerome (Jerry) Lloyd

PostHeaderIcon Michael Angelo Pennella

He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Jane Pennella of the family home. Children, Tom (Dixie), Brigitte, Mike (Erica), Joe (Blanca), Don, Jenna (Haskell) and Anthony (Kathryn). Grandchildren, Gabriella, Christine, Ryan, Brittany, Mike, Eric, Ivan, Josef, Christel, Sabrina, Byrce, and his angel Sasha. Great Grandchildren, Alexzander, Sisters, Patty, Debbie and Diane. As well as nieces and nephews of the Pittsburgh area. Mother in-law Marie Schade, sisters in-law Julie, Janet and much loved nieces and nephews.

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Michael Arthur CHURCH With great sadness, we announce that Mike lost his life on June 10, 2011 as the result of a tragic accident onboard a tugboat in Seward, Alaska. Mike was born March 1, 1945 in Seattle to Arthur and Martha (Stowell) Church. He grew up in Bellevue, graduating from Bellevue High in 1963 and the UW in 1967. He then served as a naval officer before beginning his long career in the maritime industry. Mike was well known and respected on the waterfront for both his navigational skills and his mechanical abilities. He will also be remembered by many for his ‘pile’ of treasures. Mike is survived by his wife, Lynne, of Bellevue; daughters, Sarah and Christina (and Peter Closovschi); grandson, Braden; sisters, Cathy Williamson (husband Leroy) and Peggy Zylowski; nephew, Walter Zylowski III and nieces, Alexandra and Thea Williamson. As well as by hisin-laws, the Schuh family of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Please join us on Saturday, June 25th at 7:00pm at The Canal in Ballard (5300 34th Avenue NW, Seattle) for a cocktail celebration in his honor. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Mike’s memory to the Sea Scouts/ SSS Argo (16508 SE 19th Street, Bellevue, 98008). Smooth Sailing……

PostHeaderIcon Nancy Irene Loney

Nancy Irene LONEY September 5, 1940 ~ June 11, 2011 Nancy Irene Loney passed away peacefully at Highline Medical Center on Saturday, June 11, 2011 surrounded by her loving family after a sudden illness. Nancy Hoynes was born on September 5, 1940 to parents Gunnar and Mary Virginia and big brother Gerald, who have preceded her in death. Nancy started working for Northwest Airlines in 1960 and retired a reservation ’supervisor’ after 40 years in 2000. She is survived by Richard Loney, her loving husband of 43 years; children Kari and Erik; daughter-in-law Amanda Coulter; and grandsons Cooper and Lukas. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, quilting, spoiling her grandsons, rooting on the Mariners and was a penny slot machine aficionado. She was a kind, generous and loving person who will be missed every day.A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Church (15226 21st Avenue SW, Burien) on Thursday, June 16th at 3:00p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the American Heart Association or the charity of your choice.

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Nancy Tonkin
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Nora K. Sweitzer

PostHeaderIcon OBITUARY: Cheryl J. Small

Cheryl Jeanette Small, longtime resident of Colfax, Moscow and Lewiston, passed away May 16, 2011, after a seven-month courageous battle against breast cancer. Cheryl was born at St. Ignatius Hospital in Colfax on Feb. 23, 1932. After being adopted by Burl and Hazel Shafer she went on to graduate in 1951 from the Notre Dame Academy all girls [...]