Felomena Abella Baker was born on August 10, 1980 in Sibonga, Cebu City, Philippines. She left this world to become a heavenly angel on February 14, 2017. Her passing took place in Renton, Washington.
Felomena was born to Constancio and Erlinda Abella and moved to the United States in January 1988 and became a citizen February 25, 2003. She graduated from Mt Rainier High School in Des Moines, Washington in 1998.
She married her best friend Kevin in St. Philomena’s Parish in Des Moines, Washington on April 22, 2006.
Felomena resided with her husband Kevin, daughter Kayla and sons Connor and Cole in Covington, Washington.
She worked a number of years in the insurance business, as well as the medical field, but her first love was being a mom and working with children. Some of her hobbies included traveling, cooking, and being an avid Seattle Seahawks fan.
She is a member with her family of St. John the Baptist Church in Covington, Washington. She brought her family to the church. She is an energetic and funny woman who loves her family deeply.
She will be missed and remembered every day.
Felomena is survived by her husband Kevin, daughter Kayla, sons Connor and Cole, her mother Erlinda, her father Constancio, sisters Maria, Maybelle, Helen and Archie, and her brothers Gideon and Marco.
Memorial services will be held Friday, February 24th at St John the Baptist Church at 25810 156th Ave S.E., Covington, Washington 98042. A viewing will begin at 10:00 am. A mass will follow at 11:00 am. A reception will be held at the church following the mass to celebrate her life.
Graveside services will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery at 37600 Pacific Hwy So, Federal Way, Washington 98003 with arrangements by Cady Cremation Services of Kent, Washington.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made at Go Fund Me.com – Felomena Baker Fund.
March 16, 1922 – December 29, 2016
Beverly Druen Stegmeier was born March 16, 1922 in Killdeer, North Dakota to Charles V. and Alma B. (Swaren) Newcomb. Later, the family moved to Beulah, North Dakota where her father worked in the coal industry. Beverly graduated from Beulah High School in 1940, where she met Reuben J. Stegmeier. They were joined in marriage March 24, 1941 in Heil, North Dakota. Reuben and Beverly made their home in Stanton, North Dakota, where Reuben was County Superintendent of Schools for Mercer County, North Dakota.
Beverly and Reuben started their family in Stanton, where Merritt and Marilyn were born. Reuben was drafted into the U.S Navy in 1945. While Reuben was in the Navy, Beverly and her two children made their home with her parents who had relocated to Portland, Oregon. Upon Reuben's discharge from the Navy, the family moved to Devils Lake, North Dakota where they resided until August 1949, when they moved to Selah, Washington. Reuben taught school and coached. Randy was born shortly after the move and Connie arrived about three years later. Reuben and Beverly purchased a small farm and apple orchard in 1952, where they resided until 1963. Beverly spent many hours working in the orchard as well as being a "stay at home mom". In September 1963, the family moved to Kent, where Reuben and Beverly spent the rest of their lives. Beverly worked at Kent Meridian High School where she became known as the "Lunchroom Lady". When Kentridge High School was built, Beverly began working in the office there and continued her duties as the "Lunchroom Lady". Beverly retired in the late 1970's.
Beverly and Reuben joined the First Presbyterian Church of Renton in 1964. Later she became charter members of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Renton. Beverly sang in the choir, taught Sunday School, belonged to the Mary/Esther Circle and led Bible study groups for several years. Beverly enjoyed the fellowship of the ladies of the church and for several years she helped in the church office by folding bulletins every week and the newsletter every month.
She continued to be a prayer warrior until her death, receiving the prayer chain every week. Beverly faithfully read "The Daily Bread" devotional and when she was no longer able to see well enough to read, she would have someone read the daily devotion to her.
Beverly passed on to her heavenly home on Thursday, December 29, 2016. Her kindness, beautiful smile, quick wit and wonderful sense of humor will be greatly missed by her family and her many acquaintances.
Beverly is survived by a brother, Fleming Newcomb of Portland, Oregon; son, Merritt and wife Joanne (Dolezal) Stegmeier, of Lake Andes, South Dakota; daughter Marilyn and husband Richard Radovich of Oak Harbor; son, Randy and wife Susan (Ernst) Stegmeier of Kirkland; and daughter, Connie and husband Charles Brown of Renton; twelve grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, Reuben, her parents Charles and Alma Newcomb, and brothers Curtis and Wilson Newcomb.
There will be a celebration of her life on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 3:00 pm, at New Hope Presbyterian Church, 19800 108th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98031. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to the charity of your choice or CHI Franciscan Hospice.
Richard Arthur Grant
7/18/65 - 2/2/17
Richard passed away peacefully in his sleep, at home with his mother.
He was preceded in death by his father, Bryan Grant Sr. and brother Robert Grant.
He is survived by his mother Nelly Grant, brothers Bryan Grant Jr. James Grant, Arnold Grant and sisters Perla (William) Ziegenhagen and Lucia (Jesse) Gilman and several nieces and nephews.
Richard spent several years working on commercial fishing boats in Alaska, impressing co-workers with his ambidextrous nature and hard work. He was mechanically inclined and tinkered with cars and electronics constantly. He had an insatiable thirst for knowledge and loved researching the history of Vashon Island. Richard didn't have much, but was generous when and where he could be. He loved his nieces and nephews. He let them treat him like a jungle gym and took them on hikes through the woods of Vashon Island. He enjoyed the outdoors.
A service is scheduled for Friday, February 17th at 2pm at Saint Anthony Catholic Church in Renton.
Dennis Edwin Dewey, 75 years young, passed into eternal peace January 21, 2017. Born in Nyssa, OR on September 18, 1941 to Marvin Floyd Dewey and Thelma Eudora (Cook) Dewey.
A graduate of Franklin High School, Seattle, WA he had a lengthy career of over 30 years at the United Stated Post Office and a Representative of the Union as well. A Renton resident for over 50 years.
Preceded in death by his parents, brothers Richard, Larry, and Warren Dewey. Survived by sister Pat McCoy (Dewey) of Pasco, WA. Children – Debbie Ojeda of Enumclaw, WA, Douglas Dewey, Enumclaw, WA, and David Dewey of Dallas, WI and their mother Diane. Grandchildren, Kalesha Ellingson, Roslyn Hansen, Douglas Dewey Jr. and Dennis Dewey. Great grandchildren, Keely, Kyler, Cole Auckland, Dawson Dewey, Dennis Dewey Jr. and Pierce Tilaye. Several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Dennis enjoyed classic cars, car shows, walking, socializing with his good friends, wine stomping and his beloved African Grey, Toby bird.
Thank you to all of our family and friends who have lent their support through this unexpected time of loss His friends and family meant a great deal to him. He will be truly missed by all and loved by so many more. In lieu of anything please leave a comment at the bottom of the page and share a moment you may have had with him. A Memorial gathering will be held at Hacienda Restaurant, 811 S 3rd St, Renton, WA at 5:30pm, Thursday, February 23rd.
We live by moments, treasure them.
Richard D. (Dick) Hamburg, 77, of DesMoines, Washington, passed away unexpectedly on January 29, 2017 at Valley Medical Center in Renton, Washington.
Richard was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin to Walter and Viola Hamburg on December 29, 1939. He graduated from High School in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and attended Valparaiso Lutheran University. He married Sharon Anne (Battles) Hamburg on September 27, 1969 at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Seattle, Washington. They were married for 47 wonderful years.
Richard is survived by his wife Sharon, his son Derek W., his daughter-in-law Mayela, and his daughter Denene Michelle. Eight grandchildren: Julie, Derek Jr., Ashley, Carl, Altyn, Cullen, Kyleigh and Serenity, as well as two great-grandchildren: Sierra and Autumn also survive him.
Richard enjoyed cooking, fishing, hunting, and golf. He dearly loved watching his Seattle Seahawks, but would never miss a Green Bay Packers game.
Dick suffered from severe diabetic neuropathy in his later years, preventing him from driving and doing the many things he thoroughly enjoyed.
He requested his ultimate destination with God that he be cremated.
He will be dearly missed by all his loving family and friends.
Weste Ross Erickson, 34, passed away at his home in Auburn, Washington, January 23, 2017.
Weste was born in Forks, Washington, to Karen and Ron Erickson.
Weste spent his early life in Sekiu, Washington, where his parents owned Pysht Pottery. Later they moved to Arizona and back to Port Angeles, where he graduated from high school.
He was an inquisitive youngster and would pick up any sort of bug for a thorough inspection. Weste climbed the tree next to his house at age three for a fascinating view of the entire bay from Sekiu to Slip Point. Weste was a Jamestown S’Klallam descendant. All his life Weste loved camping with family and friends. He had many gaming friends from Bellingham to Bellevue. He was an active member of Public School Employees Union, SEIU Local 1948.
Weste worked as the IT specialist at Tahoma Middle School and was lauded, loved and appreciated by students, staff and administrators for his expertise, wit, compassion, and willingness to “go the extra mile.”
Weste is survived by his mother and stepfather, Karen and Scott Nangle; father Ron Erickson; younger brothers Lincoln (fiancée Katie Roszatycki) and Thomas Erickson; sister Emma Erickson (Rick Whaley); niece Avery Whaley; grandmothers June Bowlby and Jean Nangle; many aunts, uncles, cousins; and his childhood friend from Port Angeles days, James McCullogh and family of Bellingham, Washington.
A memorial celebration of Weste’s life was held at his mother and step-dad’s home in Maple Valley, Washington, Saturday, January 28.
Arrangements by Cady Cremation Services, Kent, WA. An online guestbook is available.
Memorial contributions may be made to Tahoma Middle School, 24425 S.E. 216th St., Maple Valley, WA 98038 or West End Youth and Community Club Piano Fund, Box 21, Sekiu, WA 98381.
Jack Duane Mitchell
Mother's Day 2013
Jack Duane Mitchell, age 81, surrendered peacefully to our Lord and Savior on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at his residence in Burien, Washington. Jack had struggled the past five years from the devastating effects of dementia. Unquestionably he will be missed by family and friends.
Jack was born to parents Frank and Alice Mitchell on October 5, 1935 in Coulee Dam, Washington, a small city in Douglas County. As a young boy Jack’s family found themselves moving from town to town, which gave him the opportunity to explore most of Eastern Washington. This lifestyle allowed Jack to have a greater appreciation for the outdoors. He loved to fish, hunt, and swim along with most activities taking place outside. Jack attended North Central High school in Spokane, Washington.
Jack was married June 30, 1956 to Nancy L. Griswold in Spokane, Washington, where they resided until they relocated to Seattle in 1962. Daughters Suzanne and Kimberly were born in Spokane, and their son Steven was born in Seattle, Washington. Jack was a wonderful husband and father who loved his wife Nancy, of 60 years, and his three children. He cherished his relationship with his church community, and loved his dog Miss T. During their retirement years Jack and Nancy spent 15 years being snowbirds, traveling in their RV. Every October you could bank on them packing up, gassing up and getting out of dodge heading to Arizona. Jack always looked forward to golfing with friends while in Arizona and exploring sites with Nancy.
One of his favorite hobbies was woodworking and being a ham radio operator. He was involved with his community as a member of the Burien Jaycee’s providing young people with leadership. He loved square dancing with his wife, scuba diving and enjoyed a competitive game of bowling. Jack spent family time camping, water skiing and snow skiing. At times you might even catch a glimpse of Jack with his baseball cap on at a Seattle Mariners game enjoying a date with his wife.
One of Nancy’s fondest memories is spending their 50th Wedding Anniversary on a cruise with their daughter Suzanne and her husband Larry. They were fortunate to have Nancy’s cousin Kay and husband Jim to celebrate this great occasion.
Jack spent 35 years as a welder at local Seattle shipyards. He worked at Todd’s Shipyard, Lockheed’s on Harbor Island, and retired from Lake Union Drydock at the age of 60. He was also a member of the Boiler Makers Union Local 104. Jack was a dedicated employee who always put forth his best and was an inspiration to fellow employees.
Jack is preceded in death by his parents Frank and Alice Mitchell, Sisters Francis Corigiliano, Patricia Mitchell, and Brother Jerry Mitchell. He leaves behind his wife Nancy, daughter Suzanne Hubbard (Larry), daughter Kimberly Peterson, and son Steven Mitchell; grandchildren Jennifer Fitzgerald (Matt), Elizabeth Edwards (Andrew) and Daniel Hubbard, along with five great grandchildren: Leighton, Henry and Charlie Edwards and MacKenzie and Jaxon Fitzgerald. Jack also leaves behind his youngest sister Pamela Key and many long time friends.
Services will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Des Moines, Washington on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 4:00 PM. Grace Lutheran’s address: 22975 24th Ave S, Des Moines WA, 98198.
FOREVER MISSED, BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN
Charles Mays of Lynnwood, Washington passed away on December 11,2016 at Harborview Hospital after being struck by a vehicle while walking on October 11th, 2016. He was surrounded by smooth jazz music, memories, and loved ones. He is survived by his daughters Yolonda Stringer (James Stringer), Mesha Williams, grandson Gabriel Williams-Wallace, brother Roger Mays and several nieces and nephews. Charles was active duty in the Navy and reserves until retirement in 1987. Although legally blind, Charles was fiercely independent, his hobbies included building model airplanes, loved playing pool a few nights a week with his amazing buddy Dean, listening to jazz music, and WSU & Seahawks football games. He was easy going, always one for a good laugh, and loved talking to his family on the phone. He was the best Eskimo kisser ever. He was an amazing domino, spades, and pool player NEVER letting anyone just win..... you had to earn it. In his last few days he was arm wrestling and thumb wrestling his daughter and usually won. Charles showed courage and strength in his fight to survive and made his family proud of his achievements and accomplishments.
Charles was a kind friend to all and was loved and cared about by many people and his passing makes our hearts ache. We know is now sitting in a front row seat listening to some of the jazz greats he loved so much in his homecoming. We love and miss you so much.
A memorial service will be held at 4705 194th ave on January 14th from 2:00pm - 4:00pm.
In lieu of flowers please donate generously to the 24/7 jazz station. WGBH.org
STIPO BOSNJAK, 65, OF BOSNIA (FORMER YUGOSLAVIA), LOST HIS BATTLE WITH LUNG CANCER WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH 2016, IN THE COMFORT OF HIS HOME IN KENT, WA, USA.
STIPO WAS A FIGHTER; A CONSERVATIVE,FAMILY ORIENTED MAN WHO LIVED HIS LIFE DEDICATED TO HIS WIFE, CHILDREN, AND GRAND CHILDREN.
STIPO WAS REMARKABLY GRATIFIED AND UNCONDITIONALLY LOVED BY HIS TWO DAUGHTERS AND SON. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS 3 BROTHERS ZDRAVKO BOSNJAK, ZDENO BOSNJAK, BEROSLAV BOSNJAK AND SISTER BOZANA BOSNJAK AND THE LATE DUBRAVKA BOSNJAK; HIS CHILLDREN JELENA BOSNJAK, IRENA BOSNJAK, IGOR BOSNJAK AND GRANDCHILDREN;NINA WILSON, MATEO FERGUSON, ANA BOSNJAK, ZOJA BOSNJAK
THE FAMILY WILL ACCEPT FRIENDS ON
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6TH 2016 , 10:00AM
AT CADY FUNERAL SERVICE HOME
8418 S 222ND ST KENT, WA 98031
I'D LIKE THE MEMORY OF ME TO BE A HAPPY ONE,
I'D LIKE TO LEAVE AN AFTERGLOW OF SMILES WHEN
LIFE IS DONE. I'D LIKE TO LEAVE AN ECHO
WHISPERING SOFTLY DOWN THE WAYS, OF HAPPY TIMES
AND LAUGHING TIMES AND BRIGHT AND SUNNY DAYS
I'D LIKE TEARS OF THOSE WHO GRIEVE, TO DRY
BEFORE THE SUN OF HAPPY MEMORIES THAT I LEAVE
BEHIND WHEN DAY IS DONE
** HELEN LOWRIE MARSHALL**
ANNOUNCEMENT OF DEATH
TIME AND PLACE OF DEATH;11/30/2016 11:05AM
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH;08/08/1951
PARENTS NAME ;KRUNOSLAV BOSNJAK (FATHER) ANDJELKA BOSNJAK (MOTHER)
CONTRIBUTIONS AND RECOGNITIONS;
CHILDREN;JELENA BOSNJAK, IRENA BOSNJAK, IGOR BOSNJAK
GRAND CHILDREN;NINA WILSON, MATEO FERGUSON, ANA BOSNJAK, ZOJA BOSNJAK
BROTHERS;ZDRAVKO BOSNJAK, ZDENKO BOSNJAK, BOZANA BOSNJAK
PLACE; CADY FUNERAL SERVICE
DATE AND TIME;TUESDAY,DECEMEBER 6TH 2016, 10:00AM
ADDRESS;8418 S 222ND ST KENT WA 98031
Dorothy (Dottie) Marie Goulet passed away on Friday September 9, 2016. She had been fighting a battle with dementia for the past few years but it was the effect from a massive stroke suffered on September 7, 2016 that was her cause of death.
Dottie was born on December 4, 1927 in Phillipsburg, N.J. to Paul T. Blechschmidt and Laura Mae Blechschmidt. While Dottie was in early teens, her family moved to Beloit, WI where her father took an engineering position with Fairbanks Morse Engine, Engineering department.
Growing up in Beloit Dottie graduated from high school and soon after found employment at the Beloit Iron Works helping out in the engineering department. It was there that she met her future husband, Placid (Roy) Raoul Goulet, who came to work as a mechanical engineer a few years after Dottie began her employment. It wasn’t long before Roy noticed Dottie running errands around the department and he was immediately smitten by her. They married in July 1949 and in early 1951 she became pregnant with their first child, Launce (Lonnie), however before either of her parents were to see their first grandchild Dottie’s mother became ill from a series of strokes. This caused Dottie to quit work to become a full time caretaker of her mother and then shortly thereafter her father was diagnosed with cancer. For the next few months Dottie took care of her ailing parents and at the age of 24 she witnessed the passing of first her mother, and then her father.
Shortly after the early death of both her parents, with no reason to remain in Beloit, Roy and Dottie moved out west to Camas WA in December of 1952 where Roy had accepted an engineering position with Crown Zellerbach, a pulp and paper manufacturing company. During their 10 year residence in Camas, Dottie gave birth to the second child, daughter Denise Marie Goulet, on March 17, 1954 in a small bungalow that they rented. Within that same year Roy bought a piece of property on Provence Drive and they built their first new home located in what was then a remote part of Camas abutted on three sides by woods.
Shortly thereafter Dottie gave birth to their third child Bruce Raoul Goulet on October 21, 1955. This was her family where her children meant the world to her. She was a devoted and loving mother, committed to raising her children in the Christian faith and handling all the responsibilities of homemaker and wife.
While she had taken care of the family dog in Beloit and even raised some Muscovy ducks it was in Camas that Dottie began her love for animals. Dottie’s love for animals may have really started when she nursed a wild turtle back to health after retrieving it from one of their friend’s son who had shot it with a spear gun while on a weekend beach party on the Columbia River. Instead of the conventional dog or cat, Dottie decided that a rabbit was to be the family’s household pet. She would house train and adopt these furry little creatures as part of our family.
In 1963, Roy was transferred to the Company’s Central Engineering Department in Seattle. The Goulet family picked up and moved from the small town of Camas to the big metropolis of Seattle. They rented a home in the suburbs for a few years on 14th Ave So. Then in 1965 Dottie found her dream home in Boulevard Park that she resided in up until her passing. The home had a large back yard located adjacent to a deep wooded ravine that harbored a number of wild life critters ranging from raccoons, squirrels, and birds of all kinds to the more extravagant foxes and coyotes that wandered through on many occasions. This was to be her little part of heaven on earth where taking care of the animals became her second love in life. Of course, after the rabbit passed away sometime in the late 60’s, Dottie could not resist taking in an old rag tag mutt by the name of Old Moe. Thanks to Dottie Old Moe lived out his remaining years like a king getting the best love and care from Dottie and the Goulet family.
After Moe passed away, Dottie discovered a very small and young baby brown squirrel that had been uprooted from it’s nest unable to survive without some aid. She quickly picked it up and brought it into the house nursing it back to health to a full grown squirrel able to take care of itself. We still recall when some old friends from Camas stopped by and were quite intrigued at seeing a squirrel running loose in the house acting like the family pet. That is until the squirrel decided that the women’s legs looked like a tree and it ran up her leg and under her dress. I think it was then that Dottie realized it was time for our little furry friend to return to the wild.
Dottie and Roy adopted another rescue dog by the name of Sam who also was loved very much. After Sam passed, Dottie focused on the wildlife and watching son Lonnie’s various dogs when he needed a dog sitter. One little dog was a 3lb Chihuahua named Minnie Me who she loved very much and eventually came to live with Dottie permanently. After Minnie Me, Dottie and Roy adopted what was to be Dottie’s last pet dog, a rescue dog named Tawnie who she thought the world of. All the while Dottie continued to care for all Gods Creatures that found their way to her back yard. People that knew Dottie would comment “if I were to ever come back in the ‘hereafter’ I would want to come back as a wild animal in her backyard”.
Dottie was always a giver and never a taker which was one of the reasons that people who knew her really appreciated her friendship. She was loved by her family and friends and will be truly missed by all those that knew her. In her family’s opinion, under the definition that describes ‘wife’ and ‘mother’ in the dictionary it would be fitting to see a picture of Dottie. She was preceded in death by her younger brother Dr. Paul T. Blechshmidt of Portland OR. She is survived by her husband Roy of 67 years, sons Launce Goulet and wife Annie, Bruce Goulet and wife Sandra and daughter Denise Goulet, all of Seattle.
Dottie was prepared for her ultimate destiny in heaven with God and it was her wish to be cremated. There will be no memorial service at Dottie’s request, however the immediate family will gather at a later date to celebrate her life to share the many loving memories of Dottie as wife, mother and friend.
The family would like to thank the staff of Highline Hospital with a special thanks to the Hospice Care Group for their kindness and dedication during the last hours of her life and also thank all who took the time to visit Dottie’s guest book.
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