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Beverly Lastala

Beverly A Lastala
August 25, 1930 – July 15, 2017
Beverly passed away in Bonney Lake, WA. Saturday July 15, 2017. She was 86.
She was born to Otto and Della Olsen August 25, 1930 in Bellingham, WA. She was the youngest of three children, Sister Thelma and Brother Walter. Later they moved to Seattle where she graduated from Franklin High.
She then married John Lastala, the love of her life, December 30, 1946. They were married for over 50 wonderful years. While raising a family she worked as an operator for the Bell System and later in clerical support for the Boeing Company.

Over Beverly’s lifetime she loved camping, bird watching, music and especially time spent with family.

Beverly was preceded in death by her husband, John and her brother, Walter. She is survived by her Sister Thelma, her children, Jean (Ed), Karen (Dave) and John (Carol). Grandchildren Lynn, Pamela, Rich, Kevin, Ginger, Andy, Kari, April and Michael along with 10 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.

There will be a Celebration of Life held at the home of John and Carol Lastala September 16th at 1:00 p.m.

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Michael P. Marker

Michael P. Marker

Michael P. Marker, a resident of Kellogg, Idaho for over 4 years and a resident of North Bend, Washington for the last year, left us on July 4, 2017. Michael was born in Denver, Colorado on August 19, 1963.

Mike worked as a plumber most of his life. He loved the outdoors and riding his ATV with his two buddies Paisley and Z. His two Airedales were constantly by his side.

Mike will be missed by his wife Becky Marker of 12 years, mother Elizabeth Marker, his son Levi Marker, his brother Thomas Marker, sister Connie Marker, and two grandchildren Miranda and Wyatt.

Mike proceeded in death by his father Thomas J.Marker, daughter Shioh Marker, and sister Elizabeth Theodoran.

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Geneva Goldsmith

Geneva Goldsmith was born on October 8,1937 and died July 4 2017. Geneva leaves behind a sister Janie Colston. Two daughters Debra Thrower and Joyce Hull. Son Michael Hopkins. Son-in-law Bob Thrower. Grand children Natasha Hull, Tiana Mays, Quinita Townsend, Tizo Morgan, Veronica Smith, Tiara Atkins, Deonate Cruz,Tremaine Melonson. Great grandsons Clifton ,Tion,Jaleon, Caysin,Elias,Chris and Tristian. A host of nieces and nephews.

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David Kirkman Gilroy

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David Kirkman Gilroy passed away suddenly in Bellevue, Washington on the afternoon of June 10, 2017, at the age of 51. David was born on September 30, 1965, in Santa Clara, California and moved to the Seattle area in 1992..

David is survived by his beloved wife Viviana and their children Amanda, Cristina, and William. He is also survived by his father Robert Gilroy; stepfather Wilbert Reid; mother Diane Reid; brothers Robert Gilroy, Michael Gilroy, and Andrew Reid; stepsister Tiffany Reid as well as a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, and friends across the country.

David was a loan officer for over 20 years, most recently with Bank of America. He loved traveling, camping, and being with his friends and family, and enjoyed music and sports. He will be missed by so many who loved him.

Family and friends are invited to a memorial service on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Madeleine Sophie Catholic Parish - 4400 130th Pl SE, Bellevue, WA 98006.

Memorial donations may be made to: Children's Hospital Cancer Research

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Hennon Wayne Hickman

Hennon Wayne Hickman

Hennon Wayne Hickman, 75, of Kent, Washington formally of Pensacola, Florida passed peacefully on Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Valley General Hospital in Renton. Wayne was born in Columbus, Georgia to Charlie and Mae Hickman. He is survived by his brother, Harlen Johnson and his cousin Betty Hicks, (among others) of Pensacola.

Wayne served three years in the U.S Air Force from 1959 to 1962. He moved to Seattle around 1980 where he had a successful career in finance working for both Nordstrom’s and The Boeing Company. Wayne retired from Boeing in 2002. A life-long learner, he read voraciously and loved to travel. For many years, he was an active member of the Admiral Congregational United Church of Christ in West Seattle.

In his free time, he studied professional photography and floral arranging. He busied himself gardening, participating in church activities and searching for unique treasures at antique markets. Close friends will miss his southern charm, fanciful sense of style, and sharp wit.

A memorial service will be held at the Admiral Congregational UCC in West Seattle on Sunday, July 16 at 1:30. Friends may send condolences and share fond memories of Wayne at CADY Funeral Home in Kent. In lieu of flowers, we ask for donations to be made to Seattle Children’s Hospital as he dearly loved the little ‘cherubs”. “Love and prayers know no distance.”

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Richard Daniel Pirnack

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On May 20, 2017 Richard Daniel Pirnack age 65 passed away of an apparent heart attack after mowing his lawn in Kent, Washington. Danny, as he was known to his sister, was born in The District of Columbia on April 26, 1952. We were a military family and had two terms as children and young adults on Oahu, Hawaii. Danny loved Hawaii very much and had quite a collection of Hawaiian shirts.

Danny overcame many obstacles in his life, including an illness and a 4-year regimen of chemo therapy. He was a survivor. Danny loved skiing, scuba diving, his dogs, his family and most of all, his sister. Danny took up walking for up to 10 miles each day in his neighborhood and got to know many of his neighbors. They all remember Danny as a kind, friendly and wonderful “guy”. They have been a source of great comfort for his sister.

Earlier in his life he enjoyed riding his motorcycle and cruising around the San Juan’s in his tri-hull boat. Back then you could pull up the boat on any little island and have a cookout. In Hawaii, Danny loved exploring the back country and waterfalls with his sister, swimming and surfing.

Danny had a window washing business for many years and worked as a driver for a security firm.

Danny is preceded in death by his mother and father. He is survived by his sister Patty Pirnack-Hamilton and brother-in-law James Hamilton of Orcas Island, Washington, as well as his good friends Bruce and Tammy Lester and Karen Gnatt. He will be greatly missed by many, but most of all, by his sister Patty. Danny was always her little brother whom she looked after with great care and love. The only thing greater than loss is love. Danny was well loved. May he find his way to the light and be at peace. Soar high, little brother, on the wings of the eagle.

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Alexander Muir Henry


July 1, 1935 - May 29, 2017

Long time loving Renton resident, Alexander Henry, passed away peacefully with his children at his side at Valley Medical Center on May 29, 2017. He was 81.

Alex or "Papa" as he was lovingly called, was born on July 1, 1935, in Renton, Washington to William John and Faith Adeline Henry, of Renton.

He graduated from Renton High School in 1953. He enlisted in the United States Coast Guard Reserves in 1957 serving through 1959.

An avid outdoorsman, Alex enjoyed hunting, fishing and golf. He even enjoyed snow golf on occasion. He would look forward to his annual hunting or fishing trips to Eastern Washington camp sites with his travel companions. He also enjoyed many trips to "the property" he owned in Yelm. He often entertained family and friends there during the camping season.

In later years, the VFW became a very important part of his life. He would spend many enjoyable hours there during his leisure. The company of his friends and family were the most special times of his life.

His daughter Patty was the primary caregiver for her father until the moment of his passing. She worked tirelessly to ensure he was well cared for, as comfortable as possible and able to live in his own home. Alex had a strong faith and the faith of his family sustained him.

Most fond memories of Alex will be the family, roaring laughter, rides on the John Deere tractor and his dedication to his family was first and foremost. On the TV, you could always count on a Mariner or Seahawks game depending on the season as well as Golf.

Alex is survived by his son, Michael Lee Henry of Walla Walla, WA, and daughter, Patricia Faith Henry of Renton,WA; Grandchildren, Jamie Lynn Henry and John Michael Henry of Waitsburg, WA, Nathan Alexander Freeman of Renton, WA; and Michael Joseph Alexander Henry of Walla Walla, WA, and Great Grandchildren, Jayce, Jayton and Jaylynn Gleason of Waitsburg, WA, and Kylee, Landen and Haven Henry also of Waitsburg, WA.

"A little while and you shall not see me. And again, a little while and you shall see me because I have gone to the Father ".

A celebration of Life will be held June 11th at 3:30 PM at the VFW Hall in Renton: 416 Burnett Ave S., Renton, WA 98057

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Herbert Oscar Nickolsen

Herbert Oscar Nickolsen
Herbert O. Nickolsen passed away peacefully on June 1, 2017. He was born on August 27, 1929 to Paul and Stella Nickolsen where he spent most of his youth growing up on the family farm in the Sumner/Auburn area. After his graduation in 1947 from Sumner high school Herbert joined the Air Force. Herbert was a Lummi tribal member, and enjoyed any time that he was able to spend on the ocean in Lummi. Herbert was a man that knew how to work hard, and taught his children likewise. Herbert loved others, more than himself. He was a good looking man who just loved the ladies. His sense of humor could brighten anybody’s day! Being a peaceful man, he just wanted everybody to be happy and well fed. Herbert served two years in the Air Force and four years in the Navy from 1948 to 1954. He loved to share his memories about his service during the Korean War, and was always willing to share with anyone who would listen. After his discharge he worked as a Longshoreman for thirty-five years in Seattle, Washington and was a member of the ILWU-PLU International Longshore & Warehouse Union – Pacific Maritime Association Local: 54. He was proud of the fact he was a Union member. Herbert will be dearly missed and is survived by his children, Lorili Calvert and Bryon Nickolsen, one step daughter, seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, sister Rita Blankenship, brother George Nickolsen and many family members. Herbert was preceded in death by his parents Paul and Stella Nickolsen, son Floyd Nickolsen, wives Lela Nickolsen, Emily Nickolsen, brother Fred Nickolsen and sister Pauline Tanner.
The celebration of his life the memorial will be held on June 15th 2017, at 2:30 p.m. at Tahoma National Cemetery located at 18600- S.E. 240th Street, Kent, Washington 98042.

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Richard Lincoln Hango

Richard Lincoln Hango

Sunrise 2/12/1927 Sunset 2/16/2017

Dick was born in Brocket N Dakota. He spent his childhood in Hood River Oregon with his 4 siblings. After high school he proudly joined the Navy in WW2.

He was employed by Pacific Northern & Western Airlines as a airline mechanic. He loved to fly & had a pilot license & flew several 2 place aircrafts.

He is survived by loving companion Dee Doern, sister Vivienne Wiese, several nieces and nephews, & loyal dog Izzy.

The memories he left behind were his heart of gold, loving nature, & kindness. A man of honor & integrity

A special thanks to the staff @ High line Medical Center & Harborview Hospital for their compassionate care. Those wishing to donate to Dicks memory may donate to a charity of their choice.

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Randy MacKenzie

Randy MacKenzie
On May 25, 2017, our brother Randy Lane MacKenzie of Kent, Washington passed away peacefully at Valley Medical Center of heart failure. He was 59. Randy is survived by his wife Janis MacKenzie (Kirkman), his brother Rod MacKenzie, his sister Diane Honeyman (MacKenzie); and his many nieces, nephews and cousins. Randy was preceded in death by his parents Claire MacKenzie and George MacKenzie.

Randy was born on May 3, 1958 in Fargo, North Dakota then moved to California when he was a toddler. He grew up as the eldest of three in Park Orchard and spent his childhood playing games with friends out in front of our cul-de-sac. In 1977, he graduated from Kentridge High school and moved to Southern California to work at McDonnell Douglas. In California, he lived with his cousins as part of a close-knit family that enjoyed many family parties and BBQs. He spoke often of the wonderful 3-week trip to Australia that he took with his cousins.

He then moved back to Kent and worked for Napa Auto parts. In 2007, he married Janis Kirkman in Las Vegas with most of his large family in attendance. They were married for 10 years. They enjoyed weekend trips to Lake Chelan and to Ocean Shores.

Randy enjoyed fishing, cooking, watching sports, especially the Seahawks, as well as movies, spending time with family and friends, and caring for his pet cats Tiger and Tigger. He also enjoyed watching the horse races at Longacres and Emerald Downs. He was a regular at Denny’s in Kent where he enjoyed his morning cup of coffee as well as the friendships he formed with the staff. Most recently, Randy talked about how much he was looking forward to his upcoming 40-year class reunion. Randy was a loving sibling, and a genuinely kind and thoughtful person. We all will miss his positive spirit.

Instead of a funeral, the family will host a small private celebration of his life with his closest family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Humane Society in his memory.

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