Miscellaneous King County, Washington Obituaries



Garfield R. Bensen
Garfield R. Bensen, Lt. Col. USAF (retired), died April 11 in Kirkland. He was 86.
Born Oct. 13, 1914, he lived in Bothell for 35 years. He was a graduate of Broadway High School and the University of Washington. As a member of the Boy Scouts of America, he obtained the ranking of Eagle Scout.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Helen Bensen; sons Garfield Bensen Jr., Ward Bensen and Samuel M. Bensen; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Remembrances may be made to Chief Seattle Council, BSA. Cremation arrangements by Affordable Cremation Services, Bellevue.

Dolly Louise Hawks McMurtrey
Dolly Louise Hawks McMurtrey of Redmond died April 17 at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland. She was 72.
Born August 22, 1928, in Seattle, she graduated from West Seattle High School. She lived in Redmond since 1962.
She was a housewife and a partner with her husband in many projects: thinning trees and trail maintenance contracts for the forest service, a vegetable farm and operation of a U-cut Christmas tree farm in the Sammamish Valley. She designed the family home that was built in 1962.
She was an active member of the Latter Day Saints church. She served as a leader and teacher in the primary, Sunday school and Women's Relief Society. She was a volunteer worker in the Seattle Latter Day Saints temple for 13 years. She served a 14-month senior mission in the Family History Center in Salt Lake City, where she enjoyed teaching patrons how to use the computers to do genealogy. 
McMurtrey enjoyed and became proficient in painting and making quilts. She also enjoyed growing flowers and landscaping.
She is survived by her husband Lawrence J. McMurtrey; sons Glenn McMurtrey of Honolulu, Hawaii, Gary W. Chesterfield of Ohio, David Scott of Loveland, Colo.; daughters Kathi McMurtrey of Bothell, LuAnn Summers of Queen Creek, Ariz., Jana Sifuentes of Redmond; brothers Clarence Vern Hawks, Sterling Hawks, Jerry Hawks, Richard Hawks; 29 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services have been held. Memorial donations may be made to LDS Church Education Revolving Fund, c/o Bishop Bill Toone, 15327 184th Place N.E., Woodinville, Wash., 98072.


Lester Matthew Rowan
Lester Matthew Rowan of Bothell died May 24, 2001 at the Evergreen Vista Convalescent Center in Kirkland. He was 80.
Born Feb. 24, 1921 in Prosser, he was the eldest son of Harvey and Amelia Rowan. The family moved to Hollywood Hill in Woodinville, and he graduated from Bothell High School in 1938.
Rowan served in the Air Force in World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946. He was employed at Boeing Aircraft Company in Seattle for 36 years as a pre-flight inspector. 
He was preceded in death by his parents and his younger brother William of Bothell. 
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elinor; daughters Carol Grout of Bothell, Barb Owan of Seattle, Donna Szekely of Arlington and Robin Berger of Woodinville; grandchildren Carry Schmitt of Enumclaw, David Grout of Arlington and T.J. Berger of Woodinville; and great-grandson Trevor Schmitt of Enumclaw.
Remembrances may be made to the Bear Creek Community Church.

Joseph J. Bollinger
Joseph J. Bollinger, retired firefighter, of Kenmore, died May 31, 2001, of a sudden heart attack. He was 71.
He is survived by his wife Marge; daughter Debbie; son Tim and wife Linda; grandchildren Larissa and Shane Johnson, Marieka Rogers, Valerie and Cassey Bollinger; brother C.J. (Duke) Bollinger of Bridgewater, S.D.
Services have been held. Inurnment will be held at 10 a.m. June 8 at Holyrood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Medic One, American Heart Association or to Puget Sound Kidney Center.

Loren Harris Jenson
Loren Harris Jenson of Bothell died May 31, 2001, at his home. He was 10.
Loren was born Aug. 10, 1990, in Vallejo, Calif. 
Survivors include his parents, John and Kristen Jenson, and his sisters, Lila and Sarah Jenson.
A funeral service was held
Remembrances may be made to the Children's Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box C5371, Seattle, WA 98105-0371.
Green's Bellevue Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


The Rev. Harold Victor Schmidt
The Rev. Harold Victor Schmidt, a resident of Bothell for 11 years, died of cancer May 25, 2001, at Franciscan Health Care in Bothell. He was 91. 
The Rev. Schmidt was born May 20, 1910, in Napoleonville, La. 
A Lutheran minister, he was a pastor in the Midwest for 23 years. His career included service in Flint, Mich., and Sheboygan, Wis., and also Hickory, N.C. The Rev. Schmidt was an avid reader and enjoyed studying church history. 
Survivors include his wife, Elsa; daughter Barbara Wegener of Pompano Beach, Fla.; sons Richard Schmidt of Woodinville and David Schmidt of Tacoma; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. 
Services have been held.

Valma June Fjellanger
Valma June Fjellanger of Bothell died May 24, 2001, at the Care Center at Kelsey Creek in Bellevue. She was 87.
Mrs. Fjellanger was born April 30, 1914, in Euclid, Minn. In 1932, she graduated from high school in Watford City, N.D. She graduated from Trinity Hospital School of Nursing in Minot, N.D., and became a registered nurse. On July 13, 1940, she married Alfred M. Fjellanger.
They lived in McKenzie County, N.D. In 1941, after the birth of their first child, they moved to Washington, settling near Lake Sammamish. Mr. and Mrs. Fjellanger worked in the Lake Washington Shipyards. They later moved to Kirkland, where she worked at Kirkland Dispensary. After the war, they moved to the Coal Creek area, now in Bellevue. 
In 1953, they bought a small truck stop and moved to High Point, and later added a motel to the truck stop. Mrs. Fjellanger continued to run the truck stop until the state purchased the land to build Interstate 90 in 1972. Mrs. Fjellanger moved to the Holly Hills neighborhood in Bothell and took a job as a unit secretary at Evergreen Hospital, where she worked until her retirement in 1988.
She was active in the Holly Hills Homeowners Association. Her family remembers her as a fiercely independent person who remained in her own home until five days before her death.
Her son Duane died in 1959, and her husband died in 1965.
Survivors include her son Lee; and four grandchildren.
Services have been held.
Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, Western Washington Chapter, 12721 30th Ave. N.E., Suite 101, Seattle, WA 98125.
Green's Bellevue Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Jack H. Steele
Jack H. Steele of Bothell died May 2, 2001. He was 68.
Steele spent three years in the Navy stationed in the Panama Canal fishing on the Admiral's barge. After marrying his wife in 1961, Steele moved to the Bothell area. For 25 years he worked as a supervisor for Metro Transit.
He was active in Northshore Youth Soccer as past president and coach of the Leopards from the early 1970s through 1985. He coached one of the Northshore's first women's soccer team, the Rack-ups. He also enjoyed hunting and salmon fishing.
He is survived by his wife Gail; sons Gregory of Norton, Mass., and Kevin of Bothell; daughter Kelli Steele of Vancouver, Wash.; brother Kenneth Steele; and grandchildren Nathan, Andrew and Zachary of Norton, Mass.
Services have been held. Memorials may be made to Evergreen Hospice, 12822 124th Lane N.E., Kirkland, Wash. 98034.

Michael D. Anderson
Michael Douglas Anderson of Everett, formerly of Bothell, died May 17, 2001, at Providence Hospital in Everett. He was 50.
Mr. Anderson was born Dec. 5, 1950, in Richland. He was a 1970 graduate of Centralia High School. He worked in the Lewis County Opportunity Workshop for 14 years and at Custom Industries in Kenmore for five years. He enjoyed watching Mariners games.
Survivors include his mother, Evelyn Anderson of Bothell; his brothers Donald E. Anderson of Houston, Alaska, Charles L. Anderson of Tenino, John J. Anderson of Colville, James W. Anderson of Kennewick and Robert T. Anderson of Redmond; his sisters Genevieve L. Suelzle and Mary J. Miller, both of Bothell, and Patricia C. Gavin of Bellevue; and many nieces and nephews.
Services have been held.
Remembrances may be made to Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, 4800 Sandpoint Way N.E., Seattle, WA 98105.


Robert and Kristina Henderson
Robert George Henderson, 55, and Kristin Berna Henderson, 52, died July 29, 2001, in a plane crash.
The Hendersons are survived by three daughters, Deborah, Shelly and Beth. Other survivors include Robert's mother, Lois; his two brothers and their families; Kristin's mother, Lucile; and her two sisters and their families; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 
Robert was preceded in death by his father and sister. Kristin was preceded in death by her father.
Memorial services have been held. A fund to support the surviving children has been established at Citybank North Bothell Office, P.O. Box 12023, Bothell, WA 98012-0923. Those wishing to make donations to the Bob and Kris Henderson, Troy and Becky Fausey Memorial Fund may do so at any Citybank branch in the area.

Troy Martz Fausey and Becky Thora Fausey
Troy Martz Fausey died July 29 in a plane crash. He was 27. His wife, Becky Thora Fausey, died Aug. 1 as a result of injuries sustained in the accident. She was 25.
Troy was born Dec. 21, 1973, in Willimantie, Conn. He graduated from Hanford High School in Richland in 1992 and attended Columbia Basin Community College in Pasco. He also attended the Fire Academy at Bates Technical School in Tacoma.
Becky was born Nov. 21, 1975, in Edmonds. She graduated from Bothell High School in 1994. She worked as a nanny before obtaining training in the insurance field. She also had been trained as an orthodontic assistant.
The couple married July 17, 1998 and lived in Everett before moving to Graham, where Troy started work as a firefighter for the Sumner Fire Department.
Troy is survived by his mother and stephfather, Paul and Sharon Turner of Oregon; his father and stepmother Barry and Andrea Fausey of Connecticut; brother and sister-in-law Barry ``BJ'' and Kari Fausey and their daughter Nicole ``Peanut'' Fausey; stepbrother Patrick Turner; stepsisters Molly Turner, Jennifer and Tarah Byrnes.
Becky was preceded in death by her parents, who also died in the plane crash.
She is survived by her sisters Deborah, Shelly and Beth; and grandparents Lois and Lucile.
A memorial service has been held. 

Lanita M. Fox Graham
Lanita M. Fox Graham died Aug. 2, 2001, in Bothell. She was 79.
She was born March 8, 1922, in Trinidad, Wash., to Harold and Edith Fox. She married James E. Graham on Sept. 14, 1945, in Wenatchee, where the couple lived for 20 years.
She is survived by her husband, James E. Graham of Bothell; sons Mark, Michael, Kent and Kevin, all of Washington; brother Harold ``Pete'' Fox and his wife Barbara; brother-in-law Max Goodman; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Memorial services to be announced. Remembrances may be directed to the American Arthritis Foundation or the American Diabetes Association.
Arrangements by Bothell Funeral Home.

Alice Touchette
Alice Touchette, a longtime Bothell resident, died May 18, 2001. She was 90.
She was born Sept. 17, 1910, in Helena, Mont. She was a charter member of St. Brendan's Catholic Church and the St. Agnus Guild.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Claude M. Touchette.
She is survived by daughter Sally Moser; son William Touchette; grandchildren Brett Camplejohn, Cammie Pulgado, Carrise Murray, Candra Campbell and W. Corey Touchette.
A memorial service has been held.

Russell N. Nicholas 
Russell N. Nicholas died July 30, 2001, in Bothell. He was 87. 
He was born Oct. 23, 1913, in Lake Linden, Mich., the son of Alfred and Mable (Pierce) Nicholas.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Eleanor Nicholas; sons Arthur Nicholas (Wava) and Kenneth Nicholas (Pat); three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 
Services have been held.


Margaret DeLa Lord
Margaret DeLa Lord died July 21, 2001, in Bothell. She was 93.
She was born May 12, 1908, in Minneapolis, Minn. She retired from the Washington Dairy Association and was a member of the Clover Leaf Rebekah Lodge #54, Forest Hills Garden Club, Seattle Dahlia Society and the Evergreen Rose Society.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Allen. 
She is survived by her nephew, Clark Tyler, and a host of relatives and friends.
No services will be held at her request.

Linda Sue Bailey
Linda Sue Bailey, formerly of Bothell, died July 19, 2001. She was 43.
She was born Feb. 26, 1958, in Kirkland to Amy and Kenneth Bailey of Bothell. She was a part of a pioneering family that originally settled in the town of Grace during the 1800s.
At the turn of the century, her ancestors moved to Bothell, where they were able to get electricity. Bailey lived her entire life in Bothell with the exception of the past two years, which she spent living in Monroe.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband of 20 years, Sere Gouy; sons Jeremy and Hollan; daughter-in-law Vanessa; granddaughters Alycia and Amber; brother Gordon; and sisters Diane and Kenna. 
Services have been held.

Anne Paris Garson
Anne Paris Garson of Sebastopol, Calif., died July 23, 2001. She was 77.
She was born in Calcutta, India, to G.M. ``Jerry'' and Carolyn Lee Paris. In 1944, she married Sherman Victor Garson at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Seattle. Her husband was sent to Hawaii/Pacific Theater until the end of World War II. She was employed at the Bothell Medical Clinic and her husband started the GARIS Company doing metallurgical work for various manufacturing companies.
The couple raised their four children in southern California, after which she completed her bachelor's degree in journalism. After retiring from 25 years of service to the state of California, plus five years with the federal government, she devoted her life to tireless volunteer work.
She was an avid athlete, having competed in many golf tournaments and masters distance swimming competitions. She had a great love for music and the arts and she was an accomplished musician, playing the piano and writing original compositions and musical comedies. She was also a writer, writing columns for the Northshore Citizen and articles for The Sonoma West sports section. She also enjoyed gardening.
After her husband's death, she moved back to the Northwest where she and her sister-in-law, Judy, helped her brother win a seat in the Washington State House of Representatives in 1989, and cared for her stepmother, Mary Paris, who died in 1992.
She is survived by her children, Gary Garson of Abilene, Texas; Gail Alioto of Santa Rosa, Calif.; Glen Garson of Garden Grove, Calif.; and Grant Garson of Sebastopol; daughters-in-law, Judy Garson and Melody Garson; brother Marshall Paris and wife Judy of Bothell; friend Polly Goring Hopkins of Fresno, Calif.; seven grandchildren; five nieces and nephews; and her ``adopted'' son, Jorge Garcia. 
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to any of the following charitable organizations: The Living Room Women's Shelter, P.O. Box 14056, Santa Rosa, CA 95401; Heavenly Treasures Thrift Shop; The Church of the Incarnation, 550 Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95401; Butterfly Thrift Shop and Church of the Redeemer, P.O. Box 82677, Kenmore, WA 98028.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Aug. 4 in the sanctuary of the Church of the Redeemer, 6211 N.E. 182nd, Kenmore, with a reception following. Her remains will join her parents and her husband in the Memorial Garden at the Redeemer.


Mark Dwayne Coleman
Mark Dwayne Coleman of Woodinville died July 18, 2001, at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland. He was 51. 
Mr. Coleman was born Aug. 2, 1949, in Renton. Following graduation from Bothell High School in 1967, Mr. Coleman enlisted in the Army, earning the rank of Private First Class before being discharged in 1971. 
Mr. Coleman was employed as an auto mechanic and his interests included Harley Davidson motorcycles. 
Survivors include Mr. Coleman's father, Boyd Coleman of Woodinville; sisters Juliana Duffy of Fall City, Kazzandra Quade of Seattle, Mariana Lake of Renton and Marie Currie of Clearview; and brothers Brendan Coleman and Thomas Coleman, both of Woodinville.
A funeral service has been held. No burial will be held.

Raymond D. Normile
Raymond Davis Normile of Kenmore died July 14, 2001, at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland. He was 89.
Mr. Normile was born May 4, 1912, on his family's farm in Purcell, Kan. When he was 14, his family moved west along Route 66 to settle in Aberdeen. He was a graduate of Weatherwax High School in Aberdeen, where he lettered in football, basketball and track. He played football at Grays Harbor Community College and transferred to Central Washington University, where he earned a bachelor's degree. He taught in Benton City and later became a teacher, coach and principal at Kennewick High School for nine years. At Kennewick, he met the woman who would become his wife, Lorene Belair. They were married for 62 years.
In the fall of 1942, they moved to New York so he could earn a master's degree at Columbia University. Mrs. Normile took a job to supplement his income as a teacher and coach at Passaic Valley High School in Little Falls, N.J. That year, he led the school's football and basketball teams to state championships. He returned to Kennewick in 1943 to take a position as principal and basketball coach, leading the team to its first state tournament in 1944. 
After a stint of military service during World War II, Mr. Normile took a job at Queen Anne High School, teaching boys' health and Washington history and coaching basketball, football, baseball and track. During his 21 years as head coach, the Queen Anne basketball team finished in the upper division 12 times and earned its only place in the state tournament in 1965.
After his retirement, he enjoyed teaching driver's education and golf.
Survivors include his son, David Normile; his daughter, Sherry Normile-Isenhath; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service has been held. Remembrances may be made to the Men of Queen Anne High School Ray Normile Memorial Basketball Scholarship, P.O. Box 294, Bothell, WA 98041, or the charity of the giver's choice.
Evergreen-Washelli Funeral Home in Seattle is in charge of arrangements.
Raymond Davis Normile died July 14 after a year of struggles following heart surgery. He was 89.
He was the last of five siblings born to Frances and Jessie Normile on their Purcell, Kansas farm. The Kansas farm was home through age 14, where he attended the one-room schoolhouse named after the Normile Family. In Jan. 1927, the family left Kansas for Aberdeen, Wash.
He played football, basketball, track and made all conference in football at Weatherwax High School. His college years began at Grays Harbor Community College where he was transferred to Central Washington University earning a work scholarship. There he lettered in football and basketball playing for the legendary coach, Leo Nicholson. 
His first teaching/coaching position upon graduation in 1936 was at Benton City High School and a year later he moved to Kennewick High School to coach and teach for the next nine years. There he met Lorene Belair, his wife of 62 years.
In the fall of 1942, the couple headed to New York's Columbia University where he earned his master's degree. While attending Columbia, he coached and taught at Passaic Valley High School in Little Falls, N.J. That year he led Passaic to state in football and basketball.
They returned to Kennewick High School in 1943, where he accepted the job as principal and head basketball coach. Under his leadership, Kennewick went to their first state tournament in basketball. He left Kennewick to enter service for World War II. When the war ended, Ray and Lorene moved to Seattle as Queen Anne High School became his home for the next 21 seasons. There he coached football, basketball, baseball and track.


Earl W. MacRobert died Oct. 13, 2001, in Bothell. He was 91.
He was born Dec. 25, 1909, in Seattle to Thomas MacRobert and Annie (Parker) MacRobert, and grew up in Rainier Beach. He attended Franklin High School and joined the National Guard shortly thereafter. 
During the Great Depression he worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps. During the 1930s he learned the craft of printing. Upon the outbreak of World War II, he enlisted in the Army-Air force, serving as a printer for its duration. Immediately after the war, he went to work as a printer for Safeco Insurance, a job he held until his retirement in 1973. 
He was a talented musician, playing seven instruments and was a member of the Salvation Army Marching Band. He loved hiking, camping and rock hunting. He was also an avid reader and punster and loved word play.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Barbara MacRobert.
He is survived by son Tom of Olympia; nephew Richard McDermott of Kirkland; great nieces and nephews.
Services have been held. Arrangements by Bothell Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Community Services. 

Ronald L. Oliver
Ronald L. Oliver of Tacoma, died Oct. 15, 2001. He was 58.
Oliver was a 1961 graduate of Bothell High School and has lived in Tacoma for the last 27 years. He worked in the brewing industry.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Pat Oliver; three children; six grandchildren; mother Elsie J. Oliver; brother and sister-in-law Don and Nancy Oliver; many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.
Memorial services have been held.

Viola Barnard Wooton
Viola Barnard Wooton of Kirkland, formerly of Bothell, died of cancer Sept. 16, 2001, in Woodinville. She was 82. 
Mrs. Wooton was born May 2, 1919, in Blackfoot, Idaho. She graduated from Blackfoot High School, then worked for the local telephone company and a local doctor's office.
She married Marlow V. Wooton Oct. 20, 1939. They lived in Blackfoot; Layton, Utah; Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; Clarkston; Long Beach, Calif.; Sumner; Salinas, Calif.; Garden Grove, Calif.; and Bothell. 
She served in the Relief Society Association of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and worked at Ostrom's Drugs in Kenmore.
Mrs. Wooton was active in the Seattle Garden Club and the Northshore Senior Center. 
Survivors include sons Marlow B. Wooton, Michael D. Wooton and Mark S. Wooton, all of the Seattle area; daughters Kathleen N. Riley of Mission Viejo, Calif., and Wendy K. Bartholomew of the Seattle area; 16 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. 
Services have been held.
Acacia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sheila Lynn Greytak 
Sheila Lynn Greytak of Bothell died as a result of an accident Oct. 16, 2001, in Seattle. She was 54.
Mrs. Greytak was born Aug. 11, 1947, in Valley City, N.D. She had lived in King County for 39 years. She was employed as an executive assistant with the Seattle company Seattle's Best.
She was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and North Hill Christian Church in Spokane and Wild Women of Work book club. She volunteered for United Way and was a supporter of Planned Parenthood, local schools and drama clubs. She was a lifelong advocate for peace.
Survivors include her husband, David Greytak of Bothell; daughter Ruth Esther Burr of Issaquah; brother Jim Eliason of Roy, Utah; sister Jeanette Zimmerman of Redmond; her mother, Shirley Eliason of Renton; and her father, Michael Burr of Issaquah. 
Services have been held.
Remembrances may be made by leaving a message at DLSLGreytak@WorldNet.ATT.Net or CAIKA83@Home.com.
Faull-Stokes Mortuary in Renton is in charge of arrangements.

Carl Douglas Beckstrom
Carl Douglas Beckstrom died Oct. 18, 2001, in Bothell. He was 93.
He was born Oct. 2, 1908, in Bothell. He was the grandson of Bothell pioneers Andrew and Augusta Beckstrom.
After retiring from the dairy business, Beckstrom served many years helping others at the Bothell Food Bank.
He was preceded in death by son Douglas and sister Beverly Adams.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Alice; grandson Kyle; sister Marjorie Dunstan of Eugene, Ore.; sister Frances Watson and husband Arthur of Sacramento, Calif.; and sister Glennis (Babe) Donelson and husband Ed of Bothell.
At his request, no services will be held.


Grace J. Hurd died Oct. 9, 2001, in Kirkland. She was 85.
She was born to David and Esther Jones Dec. 4, 1915, in Moorhead, Minn. She graduated from Moorhead Teachers College and was a fifth and sixth grade teacher. After she was married and had children, she returned to teaching as a substitute, mostly in the Crown Hill and Ballard area elementary schools. She was active in PTA at Crown Hill Elementary, Ballard High School, and chaperoned school trips, ski school, and other activities. 
For many years she was a hostess at the Tea Room at Frederick and Nelson department store in downtown Seattle. She loved to dance, and with her husband Bob, was a member of the Starlighters formal dance club. She was a member of the 11th Church of Christ, Scientist. She also enjoyed camping and hiking with her family.
During her later years she was an active volunteer and member of the Northshore Senior Center, where she was chairman of the walking group. She traveled widely, often with her many friends from the Northshore Senior Center.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 31 years, Robert G. Hurd and son, David J. Hurd.
She is survived by son Douglas R. Hurd of Spokane and daughter Sandra H. Borgman of Bothell.

Grace L. Beetem
Grace L. Beetem of Bothell died Oct. 8, 2001, at Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland after a two-year battle with cancer. She was 90.
She married Arden Dayton in 1929 and had two children. In 1944, she married O.E. (Charlie) Stephens. After his death in 1965, she taught cosmetology at Excelsior Youth College in Aurora, Colo. Upon her retirement in 1979, the school, a federal facility, named a newly finished building the Grace L. Beetem Building, in honor of her achievements.
In 1980, she married Harold E. Beetem. The couple moved to Yuma, Ariz. and became active travelers in their motor home with the Cactus Campers. They relocated to Bothell in 1989. They continued their travels to such places as Yellow Knife in the Yukon Territory, Australia and New Zealand.
She was preceded in death by husband, retired Air Force Maj. Harold E. Beetem, and son Ronald A. Dayton.
She is survived by daughter Faye Swanson; son-in-law D. Floyd Swanson; daughter-in-law Margaret Dayton; sister Maxine Smith; brother Al Johnson; sister-in-law Thelma Johnson; grandchildren David, Scott, Miles, Peter; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter.

John B. HasBrouck
John B. HasBrouck of Olympia, died Oct. 4, 2001, at his home. He was 49.
He was preceded in death by mother, Patricia HasBrouck.
He is survived by father John (Jack) HasBrouck and wife Ruby of Tacoma; sister Linda Garrett and husband Patrick of Great Barrington, Mass.; sister Robin HasBrouck of Bothell; nephew Brian Garrett and wife Karen of Homer, N.Y.; nephew Kyle Garrett of Great Barrington, Mass.; and special friend Eileen Goebel.
Memorial services have been held. Remembrances may be made to New Hope Christian Church, 3443 Lilly Road N.E., Olympia, WA 98506.

Laura Eriksen
Laura Persons Eriksen of Bothell died of cardiac arrest Oct. 8, 2001, at Bothell Franciscan Health Care. She was 78.
Mrs. Eriksen was born July 18, 1923, in Chadron, Neb. She married Robert Eriksen in 1943 in Portland, Ore. She worked at Jansen Woolen Mills in Portland making sweaters and silk parachutes for GIs during World War II. She also was a Sheldon High School salad chef for 20 years until her retirement in 1981. 
Over the years, she and her husband enjoyed square dancing, bowling and playing pinochle. She won an Evergreen State Fair drawing for four tickets on Alaska Airlines to visit Alaska for two weeks in 1989. She also enjoyed watching baseball, from Mariners games to those played by her sons and grandsons, her family said. 
Her husband of 53 years died in 1996.
Survivors include her sons Dwayne Eriksen of Albuquerque, N.M., and Dr. Steven Eriksen of Redmond; sisters Ethyl Bowman of Seattle and Betty Van Blaricom of Joseph, Ore.; and her brother Harold Persons of Portland.
No service will be held.
Remembrances may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 557 Roy St., Seattle, WA 98109. 


Cornelis Roks, formerly of Bothell, died Oct. 3, 2001, of cancer at Kelsey Creek in Bellevue. He was 79.
Born Sept. 29, 1922, in Bergen, North Holland, he emigrated to the United States in March 1960. 
Roks worked in within the international banking community, which allowed him to travel all over the world. 
He relocated to Redmond in 1990. From then until his retirement, he continued to work in the banking industry with Seafirst Bank in downtown Seattle.
He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, bike riding and traveling. He spoke seven languages.
He is survived by his wife, Grace Francis-Lau; children Olga, Cornelis Jr., Karen, Beverley, Christine and David; and eight grandchildren.
Memorial services have been held. In lieu of flowers, the family requests remembrances be made to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center.

Grace M. Celestine-Egawa
Grace M. Celestine-Egawa, formerly of Woodinville, died Oct. 2, 2001, at the Little Bear Creek Assisted Living facility on the Lummi Indian Reservation near Bellingham. She was 85.
She was born Oct. 27, 1915 on the reservation and was one of seven children born to Francis and Aurelia Celestine. She attended Chemawa Indian Boarding school in Salem, Ore., and later moved to Seattle, where she met her husband Fred Y. Egawa. 
After World War II, the couple moved to Woodinville, where they made their home and raised their three children. They also lived in Portland, Ore., Suquamish and Mill Creek. After the death of her husband, she moved back to her home at Lummi.
She enjoyed working with young people and was one of the first mothers to work with the Cub Scouts in the Cottage Lake area. She also devoted much of her time working with the PTA at Woodinville Elementary. She enjoyed doing stitchery work and was an excellent pastry maker, which was her profession. 
She is survived by her children Marie, Fred Jr. (Marie), and Jim Egawa (Kris); grandchildren Litonya (Richard), Chenoa, Keith, Teresa, Kenneth, Aaron, David, and Donald (Chris); and great-grandchildren Kyle, Andrew and Chantell.
Memorial services have been held.

Martha C. Prater
Martha C. Prater, known by many as Aunt Martha or Aunt Marcy, died Sept. 26, 2001. She was 85.
She was born Jan. 11, 1916, as Martha Vacknitz in South Dakota, the first of 17 children. She married Dean Prater in 1932 and moved to Seattle. The couple purchased an acre of land in the Moorlands in 1939, where they built a home and raised three children.
Prater spent 30-plus years preparing and serving meals for the children at Kenmore and Arrowhead elementary schools. Children, teachers and delivery men remember not only Prater, but her special peanut butter cookies and cinnamon rolls.
She was preceded in death by her husband.
She is survived by sons Calvin (Amedee) of Wenatchee and Glen (Pearl) of Shoreline; daughter Andrea of Edmonds; two brothers; three sisters; seven grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. 
At her request, no services will be held. 

Janet Nims
Janet Nims, a longtime Bothell resident, died Oct. 4, 2001. She was 87.
Born Nov. 24, 1913 in Snohomish to James and Jane Porter. She attended school in Snohomish and later graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in dietetics and home economics. 
Nims, along with her husband Bruce, owned Nims Electric, a longtime business in Bothell. She was a member of the Bothell Historical Society and the Bothell Garden Club. 
She was preceded in death by husband Bruce and daughter Nicolyn Parsons.
She is survived by daughter and son-in-law Nancy and Don Sparling of Seattle; son-in-law Steve Parsons of Sunnyvale, Calif.; grandchildren Matthew Sparling, Bruce Parsons, Susan Ress; niece Jane Turner; and nephew James Taylor.
Memorial services have been held. Arrangements by Bothell Funeral Home. Remembrances may be made to Bothell Fire and EMS or to Bothell United Methodist Church.


William ``Bill'' Shinner, 87, died Jan. 2 at Evergreen Hospice Center in Kirkland.
He was born in Elma 1914 and was one of eight children.
Bill had been a Bothell resident for 27 years.
He and his wife, Johanna, recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
The couple had owned a Snoqualmie TV business for 38 years -- until 1974 -- when they took over as managers of Green Acres Mobile Home Park in Bothell. 
The couple had six children, Kathie, Bobbie, Ed, Jack, Eileen and Dottie.
Memorials are suggested to be sent to Evergreen Hospice Center in Kirkland.

Elizabeth Poessinger
Elizabeth Poessinger of Bothell died Dec. 29, 2001, in Bothell. She was 91.
Born Jan. 2, 1910, in Murnau, Germany, she came to the United States in 1954. She attended night school to learn English, and became a citizen in 1959. She, along with her daughter and son-in-law, started the Schnitzelbank Restaurant in Kenmore. Mrs. Poessinger was known as ``Oma'' to customers who frequented the Bavarian-style restaurant during its heyday.
Survivors include her daughter, Hildegard McKissen of Bothell; foster daughter Ursula Paar of Kirkland; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A private service has been held.
Remembrances may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Vern Irwin Miller
Vern Irwin Miller, a longtime Woodinville resident, died Jan. 4, 2002. He was 88.
He was born Nov. 26, 1913, in Seattle and graduated from Bothell High School in 1932. He was an active member of the local community and owned and operated a vegetable farm in the Sammamish Valley for more than 30 years. He was an avid supporter of local sports and Husky football and founded Little League Baseball in the Bothell area in 1953.
He is survived by his wife, Letha; brother, Bart; sons, Jack and Jerry; four granddaughters and 10 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Children's Orthopedic Hospital or a favorite charity.

Elsie J. Oliver
Elsie J. Oliver of Kenmore died Dec. 30, 2001, in Edmonds. She was 93.
She was preceded in death by husband Herbert E. Oliver and son Ronald Oliver.
She is survived by son Don (Nancy) Oliver of Kenmore; daughter-in-law Pat Oliver of Tacoma; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and sister Jane Kelley.
At her request, no services will be held. Memorial donations are suggested to the Cancer Society. Arrangements by Bothell Funeral Home.

Rosemary Sherwin
Rosemary Sherwin of Mill Creek died Dec. 26, 2001. She was 92.
She was born April 27, 1909, in Elizabeth, N.Y. and lived in the Bothell/Mill Creek area for the last 20 years. She worked for Todd Naval Shipyard in Long Beach, Calif. before moving to the area. She was a member of the Northshore Senior Center and attended the Kenmore Eagles. She loved painting and pottery.
She is survived by son Gordon (Sharon) Kirshman; grandchildren Lori, Karen, Jeff, Gary, Curt, and Kim; seven great-grandchildren; and sisters Jenny Johnston and Ethel Folts. 
Services have been held. 

Erich Brian Jensen
Erich Brian Jensen of Bothell died suddenly at home Dec. 29, 2001. He was 19.
He was born June 19, 1982, in Seattle.
He is survived by parents Dale and Anita Boyd and Brian Jensen; sister Erin Jensen of Bothell; grandparents Marguerite Boyd of Seattle, Melva and Albert Cominitti of Edmonds, and Harold and Arlene Jensen of Edmonds; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.
Services have been held. 


Maxwell H. Logsdon
Maxwell H. Logsdon of Bothell died Dec. 10, 2001, of lymphoma cancer at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland. He was 74. 
He was born Oct. 8, 1927, in Seattle. He served as radio operator in the Merchant Marines and was a boilermaker and sheet metal worker. He graduated from the University of Washington and taught at Madrona Junior High School.
The Logsdons purchase the Keener Building in 1976 and remodeled it to accommodate many businesses, including the family business, Logsdon's Apparel and Hairstyling. During Christmas, Logsdon would play Santa in the Logsdon's Children Department. He was very involved in the Downtown Revitalization Program that saw many changes in the Main Street lighting and parking.
Logsdon spent the last few years in Vaughn on his property and the adjoining 35-acre family forest, where he spent hours on his tractor building trails and reforesting the land. He liked being called the ``Gentleman Forester.'' His son will be building a Max Logsdon Memorial trail.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn (Lynn); son Dwight Alan Logsdon; daughter-in-law Paula Logsdon; grandchildren Marcus and Cheree; brother Donald Logsdon; and half-brother Tommy Logsdon.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 29 at Lakebay Community Church, 11 Cornwall Road KPN, Lakebay, Wash. Call (253) 884-3899 for information.
Donations may be sent to the Max Logsdon 2002 Scholarship Fund at Hope Project, an alternative high school of the Northshore School District. The program is housed in the Logsdon Building, 10124 Main Street, Bothell, Wash. 98011.


Cloyce (Kork) Lee Odgers
Cloyce (Kork) Lee Odgers of Kenmore died Dec. 1, 2001. He was 73.
He was born Dec. 18, 1927, in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was a Korean War veteran, member of the 179th regiment of the 45th Infantry Division. He was a Master Craftsman for more than 40 years. 
He is survived by his wife Janet; sons David and Steven (Nancy); and grandchildren Danielle, Cory and Hannah.
A Celebration of Life will be held from 2-4 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Bothell. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be given to the Kenmore Fire Department.