Betty L. Schaletzke, age 78, of Mount Vernon, WA, went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 27, 2011 at Mira Vista Care Center. Betty was born on September 16, 1932 near Eagle Butte, South Dakota to parents John and Allie VanderPol; she was the youngest of nine children. She moved to Lynden, WA at the age of 15 with her parents., Betty married Darwin Geerdes on May 10, 1951 in Lynden, WA. From that union were born four children., On November 11, 1977, Betty married Bill Schaletzke in Mount Vernon, WA. She was a devoted wife and homemaker., Betty was a CNA at Evergreen Terrace and also worked at Sears in Lynden. She later retired from Sears in Bellingham, WA in 1990., In the past couple of years Bill and Betty moved back to Mount Vernon to be closer to family as her health declined., She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Betty always enjoyed camping and RVing with her husband Bill, making many friends at various locations as a result., Betty was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Harry, Gerritt, Lyle, Alfred, and Bill, and sisters Jean Vonallman and Tootie Maas. She was also preceded in death by her step-son Larry Schaletzke., She is survived by her husband Bill; children Geralynn and Phil KuyKendall of Chico, CA, Monte and LuAnn Geerdes of Mount Vernon, WA, Mike and Cherie Geerdes of Sedro Woolley, WA, and Leah and Dale Visser of Mount Vernon WA; she is also survived by step-children William Schaletzke of Oregon and Monica and husband Bob Parker of Elma, WA; 11 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; a sister Johanna Libolt, sister-in-law Bernice VanderPol, and brother-in-law Egbert Maas all of Lynden, WA., In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the benevolent fund of First Christian Reformed Church in Mount Vernon, WA., Betty will be greatly missed by her children and grandchildren that she loved and enjoyed very much., Viewing will be from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at Hawthorne Funeral Home 1825 E. College Way, Mount Vernon., There will be a private graveside service., The memorial service will be held at First Christian Reformed Church in Mount Vernon, WA on Friday, March 4, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. Please sign the online guest register at, Arrangements are in the care of Hawthorne Funeral Home, Mount Vernon, WA.

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Beverly Jean (Carlson) CALL Beverly Jean Call passed away peacefully with her family in attendance on Tuesday, February 15th, 2011 at the age of 76 at home in Bellevue, Washington. She fought a long and courageous battle with ovarian cancer. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Myrtle Carlson of Wilder, Idaho. She is survived by her husband, Dwight Call of Bellevue, Washington, daughters Deborah Call of Renton, Washington and Lisa Hawk (Howard) of Medina, Washington, son Gregory Call (Carolyn) of Oakland, California and five wonderful grandchildren. In addition she is survived by her sister Gayle Neumann (Werner) of Lynnwood, Washington and her brother Larry Carlson (Annette) of Caldwell, Idaho. Beverly was born November 11, 1934 in Caldwell, Idaho. She grew up on the family farm in Wilder, Idaho and graduated from Wilder High School in 1952. Attending the University of Idaho for 4 years, she graduated in 1956 with a degree in Elementary Education. She was a member of the Tri Delta Sorority. During her junior year she met Dwight Call who then was a student at Washington State University. Beverly and Dwight married in September 1955 and both graduated in 1956. Their first jobs took them to Portland, Oregon where Beverly taught school for one year in Lake Oswego, Oregon. The focus then moved on to becoming an active mother and expert on moving. For 15 years she was responsible for organizing and moving their family many times as her husband was pursuing his career with Westin Hotels. In 1971 the family settled and remained in Bellevue. Beverly excelled at motherhood and parenting and was always active in the schooling of her children and the school system itself. Always finding time for her community, she was active for many years in the Overlake Service League and the Friendship Circle among other organizations. She enjoyed life to the fullest and exuded joy and happiness in everyday living. A big part of her life was entertaining family and friends. Much of this took place in the summer at the Cabin on the shore of Lake Cavanaugh 90 minutes North of Bellevue. She was also active in the La Paloma community in Tucson during the winter enjoying golf, bridge and other activities with family and friends. She also enjoyed travel with her husband visiting places both near and far. Her grace, smile and easy way will be missed by her family and friends. An informal celebration of her life will take place at Overlake Country Club, 8000 NE 16th Street, Medina, on March 5 beginning at 3 pm with a reception to follow. The family suggests that remembrances be made to the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research, 801 Broadway, Suite 701, Seattle, WA 98122.

PostHeaderIcon Bonnie Jean Shanda

Bonnie Jean Shanda, 74, of Malaga (Three Lakes), WA, was an extraordinary woman, who found meaning in the service of others and through active participation in her community, both as a professional and as a volunteer. Her unforgettable strength-of-will carried her through five bouts of cancer. She was passionate about serving the littlest to the oldest.

PostHeaderIcon Brock Byrne Wilson

Brock Byrne Wilson passed away at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, WA on February 20, 2011. Brock was born in Seattle, WA on March 16, 1933, to William and Jewel Wilson. Brock spent his early years in the Burien area with his younger sister, Arden, and many friends. While in the seventh grade, he lost his right eye in an accident and never let that slow him down.

PostHeaderIcon Carla Rose Jones

Carla Rose Jones, “P-nah-toot-my-uit”, was born on January 12, 1974 in Everett, WA. She returned to the Creator on February 26, 2011, following an extended illness. She was the daughter of Dennis “Jerry” Jones (deceased) and Shirley Wyena Jones of Tulalip. She was the mate of Jesse Paul., For the past 12 years she had worked for the Board of Directors of the Tulalip Tribes, she also had worked for several other departments prior to working for the Board. Carla was very committed to her position for the BOD and was proud to be able to assist in helping and caring for her beloved people., She was an integral part of the Canoe Journey; she looked forward to this annual gathering and trained to pull, as part of the Tulalip Canoe Family. Carla Rose lived in two worlds, following both Tulalip and Yakama traditions. She was eager and excited when it was time to gather Cedar with family and friends. She was equally excited and looked forward to the annual digging of roots and celebrated Feast with family and relations in Yakama. She was very proud of a new root digging hat her mother gifted her with for the next Feast., Carla Rose was an accomplished bead worker; in addition she enjoyed baseball, football and was the “Wonder Woman” team mom for her sons sports activities. She had a passion for all that she was involved in. Her friends and family will smile as they recall her love of shopping for Coach and Burberry purses, shoes and clothes in general., She had a larger than life presence and you knew when she entered the room. She had an infectious laugh and a ready smile. Her laughs could envelope you and lift you up. She was a light in the darkness for so many., She loved being with her family and her friends. She was a woman proud of her children and her heritage. When her father passed away she felt called to continue in his footsteps and care for the canoes in the way he had taught her., Carla Rose honored the Traditional teachings of both her father and mother’s families., Carla was preceded in death by her father, Dennis, “Jerry” Jones, Carl and Cecelia Jones and Lillian Jones. Also by Harry and Nancy Jim Wyena and many other beloved relatives., Surviving family include: her husband, Jessie Paul; children, Johnathon Trobee, Issac Lafountaine, Baby J, Nadine Paul, Austin Paul; and her beloved pet, Sugar Jones., Sisters, Angie Ver Hoeven, Jackie, Penny and Tillie Jones. A grandchild, Issac Lafountaine Jr., There are numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins at Tulalip and Yakima., Services will be: Wednesday, 1 p.m. at Schaefer Shipman, with procession out to Tulalip; Interfaith Service will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Seven Drums at 8:00 a.m. followed by the Traditional at 10:00 a.m.

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Shaw & Sons Funeral Directors

YAKIMA - On Saturday, February 26, 2011, God took Chuck home to heaven. Charles A. DeLozier was born on November 25, 1931, in Deepwater, MO. to Rolla and Leona (Rayburn) DeLozier. Chuck graduat
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PostHeaderIcon Colleen Anne Sherlock

Colleen Anne Sherlock, of Tonasket, WA, died suddenly on February 19, 2011. She was born in Nampa, ID on April 12, 1937, to Fred and Melvie Louise Feeny. Soon thereafter, they moved to the Portland, OR area, where she would spend her childhood. It was there, she met and later married the love of her life, Richard Sherlock.

PostHeaderIcon Connie R. Klaus

Wonderful mother, loving daughter, loyal sister, adoring grandmother and faithful friend flew up to heaven on the wings of angels with family by her side February 27, 2011. She fought a courageous, six year battle with Ovarian Cancer which is attributed to the excellent care she received from the doctors at Rockwood Clinic Oncology and Cancer Care Northwest. Connie was born in Spokane, WA. September 10, 1955 to James and Mary DeGuire. She is preceded in death by her first husband Dennis Radonich, her father James DeGuire, her baby sister Sherry DeGuire and baby brother H. John DeGuire. She married John Klaus in 1983; she was the proud mother of John Klaus Jr., Kevin Klaus, Joel Klaus and Suzanne Klaus (Roy Herrick). Loving Grandmother to Kaleb Herrick and Olivia Herrick. She leaves behind her mother, Mary DeGuire; her sisters, Carol (Jeff) Larson, Jaime (Jim) Thiel, Kathie (Les) McCollim, Jennie Jones; and brothers, Greg (Martha) DeGuire, Gary (Shari) DeGuire and Alan (Lori) DeGuire; numerous nephews and nieces. Friends too many to count. Connie’s passion was being a homemaker and raising her family. She was an animal lover from her core and doted on her many dogs. Anyone she met along her way through life became her friend. Her smiles were famous for brightening a room or even a life. Connie was active in the Deaf Community of Spokane and attended many Deaf Conferences in Washington, Idaho and Oregon which allowed her to make friends from all over the country. She loved to swim and be near the water, she loved sunrises and sunsets, AND COFFEE. She loved vegetable and flower gardening. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her. She will be remembered for her contagious smile and extraordinary inner strength. Connie and her family would like to thank the Palliative Care staff and nurses at Sacred Heart Hospital who went above and beyond in making her wish to meet and hold her granddaughter Olivia, born February 21, 2011. A celebration of her life will be held at 11am Saturday, March 5, 2011, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 316 E. 24th , Spokane, WA. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Sacred Heart Palliative Care or Scraps., RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY assisting the family., Online guestbook at

PostHeaderIcon Cornelius W. “Cornie” Noteboom

A Man of Integrity and Influence Cornie Noteboom, of Lynden, Washington, passed away on Sunday, February 27, 2011 at the age of 92. Cornie was intelligent, loyal, and a man of integrity. He was a man of humble influence who would want everything said and done in his honor to in turn honor the Lord. Cornie was a dairyman, world traveler, scholar, golfer, fisherman, avid hunter of virtually every North American game, and a long-time elder, leader and Sunday School teacher at First Reformed Church. He was an astute businessman, and served with loyalty as Secretary/Treasurer at Darigold for many years. His sense of humor, grasp of the facts, and mild manner helped draw people together to come to a solution for the betterment of everyone. He was a peacemaker who touched and influenced hundreds if not thousands of lives - with integrity - in the farming community, Darigold, Kiwanis, and his church. In short, Cornie loved to rally behind a cause, especially in the sharing of Scripture, and was a humble fix-it person who gained the trust and respect of his entire community. And he loved teaching the nurses at the nursing home a few Dutch words right up until the end. Cornie was preceded in death by his brother, Russell Noteboom, and daughter-in-law, Joan Noteboom. He will be greatly missed by his wife of 70 years, Alma (his little sweetheart – his myn meisje lieveling); children, Irwin (Marlene) Noteboom, Marilyn (Lyle) Bennink, and Denny (Arlene) Noteboom; grandchildren, Kim (Jeff) Strating, Kyla (Jim) Gibbs, Kari (Randy) Fehr, Julie (Dan) Ranson, Lisa (Alan) Hickey, Scott Noteboom, Denise (Ken) Koenig, Susan (Michael) Cummings, Melisa Lancaster, and Hank Lancaster; nineteen great-grandchildren; his brother, Leroy “Pete” (Nancy) Noteboom; sister-in-law Margene Noteboom, and numerous nieces and nephews. A Graveside Committal will be held Monday, March 7, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Monumenta Cemetery, followed by a Celebration of Cornie’s Life, and Reception, at 2:00 PM at First Reformed Church, Lynden. In place of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Cornie’s honor to the First Reformed Memorial Fund, 610 Grover St., Lynden, WA 98264, or Western Theological Seminary, 101 E. 13th St., Holland, MI 49423. You may share your stories and thoughts of Cornie with his family at


David “Barney” Manrique, age 49, died Monday, February 21, 2011., He was born on October 21, 1961 in Toppenish, Washington to Guadalupe and Albina Manrique. David grew up in Burlington, Washington., Surviving David are his daughter Lilliana Manrique; son Ely Leos; five grandchildren, Joseph, Joshua, Divina, Benito and Ely; mother Albina Manrique; eleven brothers: James Manrique (Linda), Blue Manrique, Joe Manrique (Susie), Richard Manrique (Maria), Henry Manrique, Michael Manrique, Martin Manrique, Lupe Manrique, Jessie Manrique, Juan Manrique and Victor Manrique; five sisters: Guadalupe Flores (Cruz), Soila De La Cruz (Chente), Maria Aurora Bravo (Isaias), Julia Johnston (Les), Yolanda Manrique; and numerous nieces and nephews., David was preceded in death by his father Guadalupe, his sister Ofelia and his brother Martin., David will be dearly missed by friends and family., Viewing will be held Wednesday, March 2nd, and Thursday, March 3rd, 10:00 am-5:00 pm, at Hawthorne Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at Hawthorne Funeral Home and Memorial Park on Friday, March 4th at 11:30, immediately followed by a lunch on site at Hawthorne Reception Room., Donations can be made to Hawthorne Funeral Home and Memorial Park.