PostHeaderIcon Betty Joan (Moore) Ammerman

Betty Joan (Moore) Ammerman
By Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

PostHeaderIcon Brenda Ann Specht

Brenda had many passions, first and foremost her family and friends. She loved to travel, especially to Hawaii, then scrapbook the trips in amazing detail, preserving wonderful, long-lasting memories. Brenda loved to decorate for holidays, was without peer when it came to party planning, and was a slave to fashion. The walk-in closet was invented with Brenda in mind. Lastly, she adored the GNO girls! You’re “Dolly’s” and “Dah-ling’s” one and all. So many who loved her will never forget Brenda’s gentle spirit, her deep green eyes, her wonderful laugh, and a smile that would light a room. For Brenda there were no strangers, just friends she had yet to meet.

PostHeaderIcon Caroline “Uppy” Thornberry

Caroline “Uppy” Thornberry

PostHeaderIcon DEATH NOTICE: Arnold T. “Arnie” Geffre

Arnold T. “Arnie” Geffre of Moscow died Monday, May 30, 2011, at his home. He was 84. Services are pending and will be announced by Short’s Funeral Chapel, Moscow. [...]

PostHeaderIcon Dale A. Counard

Dale Counard, 88, peacefully passed away Tuesday, May 24, 2011 with his family by his side., Dale was born August 10, 1922 in Green Bay, WI and was a life-long Packer fan. He proudly served six years in the, and was retired from Boeing after 33 years., He is preceded in death by his wife, Helen, and is survived by his family of three children, Kathleen, Douglas, and Renee; their spouses, Randy, Sandi, and Cameron; six grandchildren, Aubree, Jaime, Casey, Kevin, Erin, and Courtney; and two great-grandchildren: Jolie and Justice… all of whom will miss him dearly., Dale requested no service but a celebration of his life is being planned for August., In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made in Dale’s name to the American Lung Association., Peace be with you too, Dad.

PostHeaderIcon Darlene A. Wolfe

Darlene A. Wolfe aka: McDonald’s Ice Cream Lady Passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011. She is survived by her loving husband Leonard, son Michael (Gerry), daughters Carol (Mike) and Regeena, 7 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Services will be held at All Saints Catholic Church in Puyallup, WA, Friday, June 3, 2011 at 2 p.m. In her memory donations may be made to the Ronald McDonald House or

PostHeaderIcon David Joseph Shore

David Joseph Shore passed away following an extended illness. He was a devoted and treasured husband, father, grandfather, and friend., He was born in Portland, OR on August 14, 1918 to David and Margaret Shore. Immediately following his graduation from the, in 1942, he married his high school sweetheart, Harriet Bryant. After a brief period of travel with the military, they settled in Seattle in 1946. They had four children. In 1955, they moved to Mukilteo where they lived in the family home until 1979. Upon retirement, Decatur Island became home for ten years, where they shared the joys of island life with family and friends., Dave practiced dentistry for 45 years. He was dedicated to his profession and belonged to several study groups throughout his career ever advancing his dental stills which he so loved., Dave’s life was always full of family adventures which included extensive skiing, sailing on the Shor-e-nuff, camping and fishing trips and golf. He was very active at the Everett Golf and Country Club. From being a past president of the Washington State Golf Association to being recognized in 2008 with a perpetual trophy established in recognition to his putting expertise (and luck). These are examples of his love for golf and the associated fellowship., Dave was preceded in death by the love of his life and best friend, Harriet. He leaves behind a loving family: his children, Peg Hollandsworth, Betty (Neil) Martinson, Dave (Blake) Shore and Bill (Julie) Shore; grandchildren, Jodie Bisenius, Karl, Paul and Peter Martinson, Brennan and Cassidy Shore and Amanda and Alex Shore; and great-grandchildren, Jacob and Emily Bisenius. He also leaves his lifelong friend and business partner, George (Amy) Youngstrom; and extended family, Sharon (Bob) Richer, Sean (Mary Ann) Edwards and Greta, Elizabeth (Jen) Moran and Ashley, Ellie, Peyton, Ryan and Quincy., Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, 2011 at Purdy & Walters with Cassidy.

PostHeaderIcon Dr. Harold Oswald

Dr. Harold Oswald


Glaine passed away peacefully and went home to be with her Lord May 23, 2011 at the home of her sister in Pasco, WA surrounded by family., Born October 28, 1933 in Kent, WA. She was the eldest of five children born to Wayne & Edith Ellis. She graduated from Mt. Vernon High School in 1951., She married Larry Scoles in 1952 and they had seven children together. In the early 1960’s she founded the Robin Scoles Kidney foundation helping to bring the first kidney dialysis machine to the Seattle area., She married Clifford Olson in 1967 who had three children. They had one child together., She did volunteer work at the Stanwood/Camano Food Bank, and Skagit Valley Gleaners., She worked for her brother at Ellis Market in Mt. Vernon before retiring as a snowbird in the Arizona desert., Glaine and Cliff were big C.B fans with Glaine having the CB handle “Mother of Many (MOM)”., She loved music and was choir director at her home church in Arizona. Glaine was devoted to her family and was always making some type of craft and giving them to others., Glaine’s children are Steve (Maureen), Mike, Barb (John), Robin, Laurie, David (Elaine) Sue (David), Jerry, Rick (Joanie), Colleen, Ron., Glaine was preceded in death by parents Wayne Ellis, Edith Ellis Kent, spouse Clifford Olson and daughter-in-law Cheryl Scoles., Glaine has two brothers, Bob and Jerry from Mount Vernon and sisters Sharon McIntyre and Mary Lee Hurley of Pasco, WA. And two step brothers Gary and Gordon as well as a step-sister Gail. She also had numerous nephews and nieces and so many grand and great grandchildren that not even she could count them all and at least one more on the way., She will be missed greatly and a celebration of life will be held June 4, 2011 at 2:00 PM at First Baptist Church, 831 E Washngton Avenue, Burlington, WA with potluck to follow.

PostHeaderIcon Frank Jerome (Francis) LANDON

Frank (Francis) Jerome LANDON Frank passed away peacefully on May 20, 2011 in Shoreline after a brief illness. He was born to John Vincent Landon and Lena Claire Grenier on November 5, 1914 at the family home on Queen Anne Hill. He attended Blessed Sacrament and Saint Patrick schools and in 1933 was valedictorian of the last class to graduate from Seattle College High School before it was renamed Seattle Preparatory School. He studied at the, and transferred to Saint Louis University where he graduated cum laude in biology in 1938. He finished his first year of medical school at Saint Louis University but circumstances forced him to return home. He was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi and Phi Beta Pi fraternities and was active in the Saint Louis University Alumni Club in Seattle for many years. He was hired in 1939 as chief clinical chemist and serologist at Northern State Hospital in Sedro-Woolley and it was there that he met and fell in love with Helen Louise Waddell. They were married in Bellingham in 1940. He joined the Naval Reserve, received his officer’s commission in 1942 and served as a lieutenant in, . He was first stationed stateside as a shipyard inspector and later served as a communications and navigation officer in Australia, New Guinea and the Philippines. He returned home and went to work in pharmaceutical sales for Ayerst Laboratories and was named district manager in 1949. In that capacity, he led the way to establish Seattle as an Ayerst distribution center, hired and trained the first Ayerst sales representative in Hawaii, and introduced the medical community to landmark pharmaceutical products such as Premarin, Fluothane and Inderal. He retired from Ayerst in 1977 but came out of retirement for several years to manage the Moore Hotel and Theatre. He was a former member of Sand Point Country Club and the Lake City Elks. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Helen; his parents; and his brothers Narcisse, Gerard, George, Gregory and John. He is survived by his son John, Seattle; daughter Marcia, Seattle; son William Sr. and his wife Jodi, Puyallup; grandchildren William Jr., Seattle; Jason, Kennewick; and Serena and Hunter, Puyallup; as well as many nephews, nieces, cousins, and their families. Recitation of the Rosary will be today, Tuesday, at 7 p.m., and the Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday, June 1, at 12 noon, BOTH at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 8900 35th Avenue N.E., Seattle. A reception after the Mass will be followed by entombment at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. The family suggests that donations be made to a charity Frank proudly supported: National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Northwest Chapter, 192 Nickerson Street, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98109. Please sign the online Guest Book at, Hoffner Fisher and Harvey