PostHeaderIcon James Henry “Jim” Hofmeister

James “Jim” Henry HOFMEISTER Born on May 28th, 1922 in Seattle, WA and passed away on January 17th, 2011 in Seattle. He was 88 years old. He is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Hofmeister, and his grand sons Jeff LeCroix, Jason Washington, and James Washington. Donations can be made to the Ameri can Heart Association 710 2nd Ave nue, Suite 900. Seattle, WA 98104.

PostHeaderIcon James M. Dunford

James M. DUNFORD Captain James M. Dunford USN (Ret.), one of the last surviving pioneers of the Naval Nuclear Power Program died Tuesday of complications from pneumonia. He was 95 years old. Captain Dunford was one of five officers sent to Oak Ridge, Tennessee in 1946 to learn about nuclear power and how the Navy might use it for ship propulsion. The senior member of that group was Captain H. G. Rickover. After sixteen intense months of study in Oak Ridge, Captain Dunford was assigned to the newly formed Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) in Washington, DC. In 1949, the AEC formed a Naval Nuclear Power Branch with the original Oak Ridge team. Led by Rickover, this group developed the first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus. Captain Dunford attained the rank of Captain and served as Admiral Rickover’s Deputy with the responsibility for selecting and training officers and crew for the rapidly expanding nuclear submarine force. Upon retirement from active duty in 1961 he served as Vice-President, Naval Nuclear for New York Shipbuilding Corporation in Camden, NJ, overseeing construction of three nuclear submarines and one surface nuclear powered cruiser over four years. Subsequent roles included Visiting Professor in the engineering faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, and civilian Technical Director of the US Naval Air Engineering Center in the Philadelphia Naval Base and finally, Executive VP of CDI Marine Company, a naval architecture and marine engineering firm. In 1980, Captain Dunford retired to a life of consulting in the civilian nuclear power field until final retirement in 1990. Born in Seattle, Washington on October 13, 1915, Dunford was the son of John Adams Dunford, Chief Bridge Engineer for the city of Seattle. He graduated from Broadway High School as valedictorian and went on to the University of Washington in Seattle where he studied electrical engineering for three years. He received a congressional appointment and entered the U.S. Naval Academy in the summer of 1935. In 1941, he married Virginia MacEachern of Forest Hills, NY. He is survived by his eight children: John A. Dunford of Mason, Oh, Anne M. Dunford of Jacksonville Beach, Fl, Robert W. Dunford of Naperville, Il, Phyllis D. Peterson of Charlotte, NC, James M. Dunford, Jr. of Los Altos, CA, Margaret M. Dunford of Belmont, NC, Louise D. Brodnitz of Washington, DC, and Thomas G. Dunford of Bothell, WA, fourteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. After a requiem Mass at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 25th at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Atlantic Beach, Florida, his body will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery on a date to be determined. The family will receive friends Monday for a visitation from 4 p.m. until 6:45 p.m., with a vigil service to follow at 7 p.m., at HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach, Florida.

PostHeaderIcon James Savie “Jim” Trucano

James Savie Trucano, a well known and longtime Wenatchee resident, passed away on January 4, 2011, at the age of 86. He was a caring and devoted husband and father, who lived his life with honor, common sense, hard work, kindness and thankfulness.

PostHeaderIcon Jerome M. Kelly

Following employment as a staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal, he served as communications director at Memorex Corporation, Santa Clara, California, and public relations manager at ROLM telecommunications, Santa Clara. He also headed his own advertising/public relations firm in Los Altos, later merging with another company to form Kelly/McDonough Communications, Mountain View, CA. Mr. Kelly authored a novel, In the Grip of the Iron Curtain, in 2006. Donations can be made to the

PostHeaderIcon Jerry Dean Ibsen

Jerry passed peacefully on Monday evening, January 17, 2011., He is survived by his two children - son, Rocky Dean Ibsen (Stacy) and grandson, Tylar Dean Ibsen who reside in Granite Falls, Washington; his daughter, Leilani Mae Ibsen and grand-daughter, Mandy Mae Ibsen who reside in Florida; two brothers, Jess Ibsen of Marysville and Earl Ibsen of Everett; one sister, Pearl Fagan of Marysville; and several nieces and nephews., Jerry resided in Marysville his entire life of 73 years, and was a retiree from Weyerhaeuser. He was also an extremely accomplished hunter and fisherman throughout the states. Those were his favorite pastimes. He will be greatly missed by family and friends., In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Disabled Veterans of America.

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Keith & Keith Funeral Home

YAKIMA - Joe L. Maxwell passed January 16, 2011 at the unseasoned age of 51, at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. He had close friends and family nearby and went peacefully.

Joe was bor
By Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

PostHeaderIcon John Earl Hanson

John Earl HANSON Age 96 passed away peacefully December 27, 2010. Born August 24, 1914 at Alki/West Seattle & graduat ed from West Seattle High. He had been a Mercer Island resident for 51 years, long time business man, owning Illinois Upholstery in Seat tle. Also owned and managed many theaters in Seattle, Shelton & Tacoma area & was life member of Seattle Commodity Club. Survived by Dorothy his loving wife of 72 years, sons John & Donald and has many grand & great grandchildren. He was a wonderful kind person with a great sense of humor. Special thanks to Evergreen Hospice, Golden Cottage & Madison House in Kirkland. A private family grave side gathering was held at Washington Memorial Park Seatac January 3rd.

PostHeaderIcon John Jason Carter

Today is your birthday, I miss you so bad; You were the best dad a little girl ever had. I never really got to say “Goodbye,” Everyday I find myself wanting to cry. I was only 9 years old when you went away, Just one more time I wanted to say, “I Love You So Much.”

PostHeaderIcon John Leslie “Les” Ray

John Leslie “Les” Ray

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Jan. 10, 1940 - Jan. 15, 2011
By Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff