Ted L. LOMAX Ted Lomax, 84, died Feb. 2, 2011 in his home in Normandy Park of kidney disease. Born Sept. 30, 1926 in Aberdeen, Washington to Jane and Fred Lomax, Ted was the oldest of four children and helped raise his siblings after his father died when he was nine. He worked at Mt. Rainier National Park for seven summers during high school and college and served in the U.S. Army Air Corp. He attended University of Washington, living in Wesley House among close friends and meeting his future wife. He graduated in 1950 with an aeronautical engineer- ing degree, adding a Masters later. Ted married Gloria Shelton March 15, 1953 at University Methodist Temple and built their home where they have lived for 55 years in Normandy Park. In 1951, he started at The Boeing Company, where he worked as a structural loads engineer for 40 years on the B-47, 707, 727, 737, 747, and 757 aircraft. He wrote a textbook to bridge the gap between historical structural loads applications and modern design. After retirement, the lure of airplanes drew Ted into consulting for Aviation Partners until April 2010 on the winglet project. A deep commitment to his family and church propelled him into generous service in leadership roles, mission projects, and aiding those in need. Ted is survived by his wife Gloria; sisters Joan Kohse and Laura Stockton; children Becky Lomax, Fred Lomax, Tom Lomax, Marcy Yoshida, and Christine Duncan; grandchildren Katie, Aric, Kevin, and Sarah Duncan, Erin and Davis Yoshida. Viewing: 2-5 p.m., Feb. 4; 9 a.m.- noon, Feb. 5 at Washington Memorial Park, 16445 International Blvd., SeaTac, WA 98188. A memorial service will be 3:00p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6 at John Knox Presbyterian Church, 109 SW Normandy Road, Seattle, WA 98166. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be designated to John Knox Presbyterian Church or Northwest Kidney Center, PO Box 3035, Seattle, WA 98114-9906.
Uvaughn Sherrell, 86, a 68 year Wenatchee resident and longtime owner of the “Monitor Drive Inn” grocery, passed away on Sunday, January 30, 2011, at Central Washington Hospital. She was born on February 25, 1924, at Wideman, AR to the late Tony and Elva “Elvie” (Fleming) Pierson. She grew up and received her schooling in Arkansas.
Verda Rommel passed away on Saturday, January 29, 2011. She was born on November 4, 1917, in Texas County, Oklahoma, where she attended school and grew to womanhood. In 1935, she and her family moved to Florence, CO and then to Washington State in 1944, living in the Ellensburg, Sunnyside and Grandview areas.
Verlin Frey of Vancouver, WA, 55, lost his battle with lung cancer and passed away in his home surrounded by his loved ones., He left behind two daughters, Jennifer Frey, Kayla Frey; a step- daughter, Tara Leon; and step-son, Richard Rolph; one sister, Vicki Evans; his wife and soul mate, Linnie Frey; and his 10 grandchildren who he loved dearly., A memorial will be held in Verlin’s home at 10716 NW 3rd Ave. on Sun., Feb. 6th at 1:00 p.m., Please share your condolences at
Of Spokane, formerly a Tri-Cities resident of 43 years, went to her heavenly home peacefully Sunday, January 30, with family by her side. She was born in Milton-Freewater, Oregon and had many adventures. Her nickname was “Boots”. She loved to dance. Verna Lee retired from Griggs Dept. store in Pasco as a supervisor. Later, she volunteered making phone calls to the elderly. Her best job was mom to her five children. She loved playing Bingo. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who she dearly loved. They brought her much laughter and happiness. She will be greatly missed., She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Virginia and son-in-law Glen Hill. Survivors include sons Steve Huntley (Lapreal) of Ogden, Utah and William “Bud” Huntley of Pasco; daughters Billene Westerman (John) of Valleyford, Gayle Hawkinson of Kennewick; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren., A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, February 5th at Faith Assembly Christian Center 1800 Rd 72 in Pasco, WA at 11:00AM. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to, . The family thanks the staff at Parkway Village and Avalon Care Center for their loving care of our mom and grandma.
Vicki Lynn James-Munson, age 44, went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 30, 2011. She was born on May 19, 1966 in Everett, WA to Jesse and Diana James., Vicki is survived by her husband, Kyle Munson; her daughters, Shanda Kosnosky (Bret), Tawni Kosnosky, Jessica Grow and Karissa Grow; her grandson, Jameson Larson; her father, Jesse James and stepmother, Gerry James; her mother, Diana Councilman and stepfather, Gary Councilman; her sisters, Becki James (Johnny), Delinda Ingrum (Steve); her brothers, Joseph Pelanconi (Andrea), Jason James and Bradley Rose (Jamie); her grandparents, Betty and Don Raines; and grandmother, Doris Sawyer., Vicki will be deeply missed by her family and friends., A celebration of her life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 5, 2011, at The Word of Life Church, 9028 51st Ave. NE, Marysville, WA 98270. Potluck to follow.
William B. Morrison, Jr. William (age 92) of Lakewood, Washington passed away at home on January 8, 2011, from complications with pneumonia. Many members of his family were at his side when he peacefully died in his sleep. He is survived by his children William B. Morrison, III, Linda H. Abelson, Diane L. Iverson, and Margaret R. Garraughty. For additional information, see