PostHeaderIcon Lillian Clara Larsen (Rakow)


Lillian Clara (Rakow) LARSEN Of Federal Way, passed away atage 88 on November 13, 2009. Interment at Acacia Memorial Park, 14951 Bothell Way N.E., Seattle at 11:00 a.m. on Friday November 20; followed at 3:00 p.m. by a Memorial Service at Foundation House, 32290 - 1st Avenue S., Federal Way, with Pastor Dick Lehmann of Grace Lutheran Church, Des Moines, officiating. Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54 years, James A.; son James D. and daughter Lana S.; sister Esther (Carl) Amelung. Survived by son, Donald (Lana J.)of Maplewood, MN, and daughter Laurel (Kenneth) Koosmann of Kent, WA; grandchildren Tanya (Curtis) Hamilton, Cara (Jason) Alferness, Matthew (Selena) Koosmann, and Melissa (Andy Breuninger) Koosmann; great-grandchildren Nathan and Madilyn Hamilton and Orion Koosmann. Memorial gifts may be directed to Sunshine Mountain Christian School.
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PostHeaderIcon Lillian LaVaughn Brown


Lillian LaVaughn BROWN Lillian was born on May 19, 1920 and passed away on November 12, 2009 in Seattle, Washington. She grew up in Spokane. Lillian was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Washington, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the School of Journalism in 1942. She married fellow University of Washington graduate, Paul Keith Brown. They raised their children in Seattle. In addition to serving as a volunteer in a number of organizations, for many years Lillian was active in Theta Sigma Phi (later known as Women in Communication, Inc.), the national honorary society for women in journalism and communications. When her three children were in secondary school, she began working part time at the University Congregational Church, where she and Paul were members. Lillian edited the weekly Church and Home bulletin. She became a full time member of the church staff when she also assumed the position of church hostess. Among other duties, she helped arrange several hundred weddings at the church before her retirement in 1985. Until she was no longer able, Lillian enjoyed volunteer work, gardening, reading, attending the symphony, and traveling. Her primary focus remained her family. She is survived by Paul, her husband of 67 years, son Michael (Peggy), son Paul Jr., daughter Lynne Ellis (Hollie) and grandsons Damien and Caleb Brown. Services will be private. The family suggests that any memorials be made as donations to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
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PostHeaderIcon Lola Baldasty


BALDASTY, Lola Marie (Brewer) Lola passed away November 16, 2009. Born September 27, 1924 in Hartington, Nebraska, she moved with her parents to the Spokane area in 1937. After graduation from Cheney High School in 1942, she worked several years as a waitress and a grocery clerk. For sixteen years she was employed in the service department office at Barton Oldsmobile of Spokane. She married William Baldasty in 1950. Lola enjoyed maintaining a large vegetable garden and home orchard. She was also an avid indoor gardener, keeping gardenias in bloom year round. She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church. Lola is survived by three aunts, a niece, three nephews and numerous cousins, grandnieces and grandnephews. Her husband preceded her in death in 2008, after 57 years of marriage. Visitation will be Thursday, November 19, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A Committal Service will be held Friday, November 20, at 2:00 p.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery, Mausoleum Chapel, 7200 N. Wall Street. Please sign Lola’s online guestbook at
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PostHeaderIcon Ludell Jean Lageson


Ludell Jean LAGESON Born Sept. 17, 1928 departed this earth bound for heaven Nov. 14, 2009. She will be missed deeply by her 3 children, 9 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren as well as the many others who knew her as Grandma. A memorial will be Thursday Nov. 19 at 1:00 PM at Glendale Lutheran Church 13455 2 Ave SW, Burien WA.
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PostHeaderIcon MAGDALENE DOROTHY LARSEN


Magdalene Dorothy Larsen Magdalene Dorothy Larsen, age 95, born May 15, 1914, passed away on Nov. 12, 2009. She was born in East Helena, Montana, and moved to the Tacoma area as a young girl. Educated in Tacoma schools where she met her future husband Elmer Larsen. Together, they were married 62 years. Her husband preceded her in death. She is survived by her son David Larsen of Tacoma, sister Patricia Durpree of Tacoma, granddaughters Courtney Rydman (Eric), Bay City, WA, Holly Rydman (Mark), Olympia, WA, and 6 great-grandchildren. Special thanks to special friend Vicki Larsen and the doctors and nurses, 6th Floor Tacoma General Hospital, for the excellent TX and care during Magdalene’s illness and passing. A memorial service will take place at a later date. Please leave online condolences at, . Arrangements by Gaffney Funeral Home, 253-572-6003.
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PostHeaderIcon MARGARET LORRAINE PAUL


Margaret Lorraine Paul 4/22/1928 - 11/14/2009 Margaret was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1928, and went home to be with her Lord and Savior on 11/14/2009. She is survived by her husband, John Paul, her son Steve (wife Sandi), her granddaughter Leah Anne Cawley (husband Nick, living in Atlanta, GA), her grandson Brian (fianc e Renee Vanderveer, living in Puyallup), great-granddaughter Baylee Marie Paul, and two sisters, Mrs. Orville (Lily) Sovereign and Mrs. Fred (Austy) Carson. Margaret graduated from Stadium High School in 1946. She met her husband John in 1946 at the Lakewood Ice Rink, and they married on 6/16/1950 (59 years). She took her first job as confidential secretary for Weyerhaeuser soon out of high school, worked there until a few months before Steve was born, and took on the role of being a full-time mom. She rejoined the workforce 13 years later, and retired from the State of Washington as a confidential secretary for the Regional Administrator in 1990. She attended First Covenant Church in Tacoma (married there), and in her early years sang in the church choir. She always loved music and had the voice of an angel, and on her last day in her earthly body was soothed by the sounds of hymns from a Hospice worker from Franciscan. Margaret and John had a wonderful life together, traveling to Hawaii nearly every February, taking cruises to the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, Mexican Riviera and to Alaska. She and John shared several trips with son Steve, his wife and her grandkids, so her children and grandchildren, too, have taken on the tradition of taking yearly family vacations together. Always dressed to the nines, she was truly a girly girl in every way (never did her shoes not match her outfit whether traveling, going to work, or out to dinner). Always a wonderful grandma, nearly every Sunday until her grandkids were out on their own the family would get together for a traditional roast beef dinner and home-baked pie. Several years ago she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, and spent the last 3 years of her life at Tacoma Lutheran Home. Her love for her family always was important to her, and she did get to share some time with her great-granddaughter Baylee the day before she died. Our thanks go to the staff at Tacoma Lutheran Home, Alpine Wind, and Franciscan Hospice. Services will be held for Margaret at New Tacoma Cemetery, 9212 Chambers Creek Road W in University Place, on Friday, November 20th, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Viewing will be Thursday, November 19 from 1:00 - 8:00 p.m. The family suggests donations be made in Margaret’s name to the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation, 400 Mercer St., #401, Seattle WA 98109.
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PostHeaderIcon MARY L. LOHKAMP


Mary L. Lohkamp Born Nov. 25, 1933; called to Heaven Nov. 15, 2009. Devoted mother and grandmother, she is survived by Dale Clark and wife Judy DuCharme and Willene Clark, granddaughters Lynette and Sandy DuCharme, great-grandsons Savone Thomas and Reese Johnson, great-granddaughter Alexis Black, brothers Arnold and Clayton Jensen and their wives. A memorial service will be held at East Side Community Church, 4420 Portland Ave., at 11 a.m., Saturday 21, 2009.
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PostHeaderIcon MARY OLIVIA HOOVER (EBELING)


Mary Olivia Ebeling Hoover Born Ft. Benning Georgia April 2, 1941. Father James Ebeling, mother Mable; serving in US ARMY 30 yrs during World War II both deceased. Survivors - husband Mel Hoover Jr; - married 42 years; son’s Joe, Jerry, Monte, daughter’s -Laurie Ann, Jennie, Laurie. No funeral services: Died in her sleep Nov. 31, 2009.
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PostHeaderIcon Marco J. Magnano Sr.


Marco J. MAGNANO, Sr. Born on March 29, 1914 in Seattle to Antonio and Mary Magnano. He died a gentle death on Friday, November 13, 2009. He was 95 years old and was preceded in death by his lovely wife, Darlene J. Thompson Magnano, and his brothers, Antonino and Angelo. Marco is the beloved father of Marco Jr., wife Sheila McHugh (Seattle), Patricia Magnano Madsen, partner Dr. John Kent (ret.) (Christchurch, NZ and Bainbridge Island), Jean Magnano Bollinger, husband Lee (New York City) and Milo, wife Marianne (La Quinta, CA). He also has 9 grandchildren who affectionately called him “Gramps”. They are Marco III, Michael and Matthew Magnano, Bruce and Erik Madsen, Lee and Carey Bollinger and Milo and Tony Magnano. He also has 11 great grandchildren. Marco’s father, Antonio, came to the United States from Genoa, Italy in the late 1890’s and founded the fami ly business, originally known as A. Magnano & Sons, in 1903. The company grew under the care of Marco and his brother, Angelo, and their sons, Milo and Joe. Today the company is known as The Napoleon Co., perhaps best known in the Northwest for its Napoleon Olive Oil. The Napoleon Co. has continued as a family company and is now in its fourth generation of Magnanos. Marco graduated from Seattle Preparatory School in 1932 and from the University of Washington in 1936 with a Business and Accounting degree. He immediately began work at A. Magnano & Sons. Marco and Darlene enjoyed many years of boating on Puget Sound and in the Canadian San Juan Islands, making trips with the entire family. They also enjoyed Magnano family outings with Marco’s brother, Angelo, and wife, Mary D, and their eight children on Bainbridge Island. He was a “ham radio operator” and travelled to Europe and South America with Darlene. He was a member of the Seattle Yacht Club, the Washington Athletic Club and the Seattle Golf Club. Marco had a very fortunate and long life, spending his final five years in the company of friends and relatives at Bayview Manor on Queen Anne Hill-the same neighborhood of his childhood and where he and Darlene raised their family. A Funeral Mass to celebrate his life will be held at St. Anne’s Church, 1411 1st Ave. West, on Queen Anne Hill on Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 1:00 PM. A private family interment will be held on Monday, November 23, 2009. If people wish to make a charitable contribution in Marco’s memory, please send your donation to Seattle Preparatory School, 2400 Eleventh Avenue East, Seattle, WA 98102-4098. Please sign the online guestbook at www.legacy.com Hoffner Fisher & Harvey
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PostHeaderIcon Margaret Norma Danford “Sunshine”


Margaret Danford went to be with her Lord and beloved husband., She is survived by her two sons, Ivan and Roy; 3 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren., A Celebration of Life will be at Littlerock Church on Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 1:00 p.m., Donations may be made to the Humane Society, Search and Rescue, or Cancer Research.
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