PostHeaderIcon Frances M. Meyer

Keith & Keith Funeral Home

YAKIMA - Frances M. Meyer, 94, peacefully departed this life the evening of 3 January 2011, at Arbor House in Yakima.

Frances was born on 30 November 1916, to Harry Kershaw and Frances Me
By Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

PostHeaderIcon Frederic A. Grimes

Frederic A. Grimes, born July 23, 1929, passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 10. Remembered by those who knew him for his wit, literacy, artistic talent, generosity and preoccupation with WWII aircraft, Fritz was a unique gentleman. He was born in New Jersey, made a quick move to Florida, attended the Florida Military Academy, joined the US Army Air Force and served through the, . With GI Bill in hand, he attended and graduated from USC -” summa cum laude. Music was his passion, and he parlayed his Armed Forces Radio service into an Artist & Repertoire position at Capitol Records, working with Frank Sinatra and others to produce the day’s hits. His later career landed him in aerospace (the “birdworks,” as he called it), where he spent more than 30 years working on projects from Apollo to the B-2. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, William Grimes and Lucy DePaolo, two granddaughters, Caitlin and Molly, and a grandson, Thomas Hilverda-DePaolo. We’ll miss you, dad/grandpa. The family will hold a memorial service at Hennessey-Smith at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 15, 2011.
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PostHeaderIcon Frederick Alan Mildfelt

Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home

Frederick Alan Mildfelt of Yakima, our loving father, and 61years young, went to join his beloved Savior on January 5, 2011. Dad was born September 8, 1949 to William and Arlene (Fisher) Mildfelt.
By Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

PostHeaderIcon George Russell Mattoon

Keith & Keith Funeral Home

YAKIMA - George Russell Mattoon, 61, passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 1, 2011. George was born on June 20, 1949 in Los Angeles, CA. His family moved to Yakima, WA in 1950. George attended s
By Yakima Herald-Republic Staff

PostHeaderIcon Gerald L. Hester

HESTER, Gerald L. Ed.D., Entered into rest January 11, 2011 in Spokane, WA. He was born August 6, 1928 in Seattle and resided most of his life in Washington. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict, and was stationed in Germany., Dr. Hester devoted 42 years to children in the field of education in Washington State. He began his teaching career in Bellevue, WA where he spent 14 years as a teacher, counselor and administrator. He then spent 28 years as Superintendent of school districts in Vashon, Auburn, Vancouver and finally Spokane, where he retired from that post in 1993., During his career he received numerous honors and awards including Washington State Alumni Cougar Spirit Award (1989), National Educational Administrator of the Year (1989), and was a finalist for National Superintendent of the Year (1991). Dr. Hester was especially pleased with the relationships he fostered between the Spokane business community and the schools, as well as his work in the formation of the “Homeless School” in partnership with the YWCA., Dr. Hester’s community leadership and involvement extended far beyond education. At various times he served on the Boards of a variety of organizations including Boy Scouts of America -” Spokane Council, Y.M.C.A. of Spokane, People to People (International), Holy Family Hospital, and Spokane Chamber of Commerce., He will be remembered as a man who worked hard and played hard. His many talents and enjoyments included piano, golf, travel and his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, grandson, brother and uncle. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Carol Hester of Spokane; son, Mark Hester and wife Packy of Spokane; daughter, Sue Stolk and husband Ferd of Milwaukie, OR; grandsons, Ryan Stolk and Blake Stolk; sister, Joan Benson and husband LeRoy of Whidbey Island, WA; and several nieces and nephews., A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 pm on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church, 4102 S. Crestline St. in Spokane., Memorial Contributions may be made to the Dr. Gerald Hester Scholarship Fund, c/o Spokane Public Schools, 200 N. Bernard, Spokane, WA 99201., Arrangements entrusted to HAZEN & JAEGER FUNERAL HOME, 1306 N. MONROE ST. in SPOKANE .
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PostHeaderIcon Gertrude “Trudy” Sather

Trudy Sather, of Stanwood, WA, passed away at the age of 83 on January 7, 2011 following a stroke., Trudy was born on July 10, 1927, in Ellensburg, WA, to Philip and Lela Schnebly, the youngest of five children., Trudy graduated from Ellensburg High School in 1944 and went on to graduate from Washington State College in 1948 with degrees in Sociology and Psychology., In 1950, Trudy married Palmer Sather and moved to Stanwood, WA where they have made their home for the past 60 years. Trudy was busy raising her family of four daughters on the family farm and, in 1964, Palmer and Trudy built the Farmette Drive-In. After selling the drive-in, Trudy was a typesetter and proofreader for the Stanwood News newspaper for 11 years before retiring., Trudy enjoyed her yard work and loved her flowers. She took great pride in making her house a home for her family., Trudy is survived by her husband of 60 years, Palmer Sather; and daughters, Donna Sabin of Woodinville, WA; granddaughter, Beth Sabin of New York; Paula Sather of Seattle, WA; Pamela Sather of Seattle; and Lisa Sather of Mt. Vernon, WA., A celebration of Trudy’s life is planned for 11:00 a.m. at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church on January 22, 2011., Remembrances may be made in Trudy’s memory to: Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Stanwood, WA or Providence Hospice of Snohomish County, 2731 Wetmore Avenue, #500, Everett, WA 98201., Arrangements under the direction of Gilbertson Funeral Home, Stanwood.
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PostHeaderIcon Gottfried J. “Fred” Schilter

Fred and Patty took over the farm after the passing of his father in 1961. He attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church where he was a lifelong member. He served a brief term in the Army, was a member of the Swiss Men’s Society, Swiss Sportsman’s Club, Holy Men’s Society, a volunteer
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PostHeaderIcon Greta Pearce Noffsinger

Greta Pearce NOFFSINGER Greta Pearce Noffsinger, born in Seattle December 5, 1928, left her beloved family on January 7, 2011, to join her daughter, Carolyn (deceased, 2004 ) and her sister, Wanda, (deceased, 2010). Greta Graduated from Roosevelt High School and the University of Washington. Elected President of Pi Beta Phi sorority, she continued to be an active alumna. A bright, cheerful, intelligent, active woman, she taught elementary school in the Seattle area before her marriage to Richard Noffsinger 59 years ago.A skillful bridge-player, she enjoyed her many friends, and amazed everyone by doing her crossword puzzles in ink. Her greatest love and achievement was as wife, mother, grandmother, sister and generous friend. She was insistent that her children have the best education they could receive. She and Dick traveled extensively with them throughout their childhoods. Greta was a generous soul, and she volunteered with numerous charities- - Ryther Child Center and Ryther thrift shop among her favorites. Greta is survived by her husband, Richard; her sister, Jeri Jensen (Jim) ; and her children, Sandi Wagner (Greg); Rich Noffsinger, (Terri); Rex Noffsinger (Dr. Tracy). Greta loved spending time with her grandchildren: Cortney, Bailey, Kasey, Joanna, Angela and Marty. We are blessed that she touched our lives and her loving memory will live on in our hearts forever. Following a private family service to be held at graveside, a celebration of Greta’s life will be held on Friday, January 14, 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Sand Point Golf & Country Club, 8333 55th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA. 98115. The family wishes to thank The Gardens at Town Square in Bellevue, for the excellent care that they gave to Greta during her long struggle with Altzheimers disease. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Greta’s name to Ryther Child Center, Medic One or charity of your choice. Please sign Greta’s on-line Guest Book at www.Legacy.com.
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PostHeaderIcon Gussie Currie

Feb. 8, 1913 - Jan. 10, 2011
By Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Staff

PostHeaderIcon Hawk, Buddy Dean

Buddy Dean Hawk was born in Walla Walla, WA. August 7, 1945. He passed away January 3, 2011 at the Ellensburg Hospital of a heart …..
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