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Antoinette Marie (Drzonek) Coles

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Antoinette Marie (Drzonek) Coles

Antoinette Marie (Drzonek) Coles- also lovingly known as “Toni” passed away on March 20, 2017 from cancer. She is survived by her six children (Joseph, Rachelle, Cheryl, Russell, James and Cynthia), her sister Rita, her husband of 31 years Glenn M. Coles, and her 14 grandchildren. She was 75 years old.

Toni, in her younger adult life, while living in Normandy Park, WA. was an active church member of St. Francis of Assisi in Seahurst, WA. Where she played guitar and sang in the folk group in church, as well as traveled to convalescent and nursing homes to entertain those that lived there. Toni did this, as she had compassion for those that are not able to help themselves or relied on others to do so. This was just one of her ways of giving back to humanity, and she carried this all through her years.

Toni led through action and purpose and passed this drive for compassion to those she left behind to carry on her legacy.

Her family humbly welcomes those of you to join them in remembering her during a celebration service.

Celebration of Life to be held in Puyallup, WA on April 8th at the
Bowman Hilton Community Clubhouse
15910 Bowman Hilton St E, Puyallup, WA 98372

In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to be made to Autism Speaks ( https://act.autismspeaks.org ) or the American Cancer Society ( https://donate3.cancer.org ), because of Toni’s compassion for others.

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Robin Wilson

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Robin Wilson, 81 of Renton, WA. passed away on March 18th, 2017 with his beloved wife and children at his side. Robin had fought a long and courageous battle with Alzheimer’s.

Robin was born to Florence and Floyd Wilson in Burlington, WA. along with his 6 siblings whom he was so dearly close to, Janet, Shirley, John, Sally, David and Christy. Robin graduated from Garfield high School and soon after enlisted in the United States Army and spent his enlistment in California and Alaska.

Robin married the love of his life, Sharon on October 25th, 1958. Together they enjoyed their time being members of the Seattle Motorcycle Club where they spent 25 plus years organizing track events, and participating in racing dirt bikes. The love of motorcycle riding led to many family camping trips, picnics and road trips. Robins other love was the Seattle Seahawks and was a season ticket holder for over 26 years proving to be a diehard “hawks” fan.
Robin was most happy when surrounded by family. He is survived by his five children, Don Wilson, Tina Villyard (wife of Rick Villyard), Robin Wilson, John Wilson and Konnie Reid (wife of Darren Reid). He also loved his nine grandchildren.

Full military honors, including a 21-gun salute for Robin will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA on March 31st, 2017 at 10:00am followed by a memorial reception at the Cherokee Bay Community Club, 21700 Se 265th Way, Maple Valley, WA 98038.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s organization in hopes that one day soon a cure will be found. http://www.alz.org/

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Dorothy Helen Bahr

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Dorothy Helen Bahr (nee Farnell) died March 20, 2017 at about 2 pm. She is survived by her husband of 54 years Leonard and their three sons Frederick, Alexander, and Arnold. Dorothy was born December 16, 1934 in West Seattle and was the second child of Victor and Loene Farnell.

She spent her childhood in West Seattle. She attended E.C. Hughes Elemetary, James Madison Jr. High, and West Seattle High School. She got a bachelor's degree on physical education from the Univeristy of Washington. She taught at Woodland Washinton for 2 years, then taught 4 years at Federal Way High School. She then raised her three sons. As they were growing up, she then went back to School and earned a Master's of Education from Seattle University. She then worked as a high school counselor at Thomas Jefferson High School until her retirement.

She was an avid hiker and lover of the outdoors. When she was 15 she climbed the following mountains in the Olympics: The Brothers, Mt. Washington, and Mt. Elinor. She was an avid skier for many years and skied often at Hyak and Alpental. A lifetime of enjoyment at her Denny Creek cabin. She enjoyed owning sports cars throughout her life. She also had her private pilot's license. Later in life she took up kayaking and volkswalking. In the 90's Dorothy joined the Federal Way Lion's club and was active for a number of years. She served as President of the Lions at one point. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Dorothy supported many charites including: Washington Trails Association, ASPCA, World Wildlife Fund, Ocean Conservancy, American Cancer Fund, Audubon, CARE, Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue, Alley Cat Allies, Doctors Without Borders.

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Dorothy Helen Bahr

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Dorothy Helen Bahr (nee Farnell) died March 20, 2017 at about 2 pm.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years Leonard and their three sons Frederick, Alexander, and Arnold. Dorothy was born December 16, 1934 in West Seattle and was the second child of Victor and Loene Farnell.

She spent her childhood in West Seattle. She attended E.C. Hughes Elemetary, James Madison Jr. High, and West Seattle High School. She got a bachelor's degree on physical education from the Univeristy of Washington. She taught at Woodland Washinton for 2 years, then taught 4 years at Federal Way High School. She then raised her three sons. As they were growing up, she then went back to School and earned a Master's of Education from Seattle University. She then worked as a high school counselor at Thomas Jefferson High School until her retirement.

She was an avid hiker and lover of the outdoors. When she was 15 she climbed the following mountains in the Olympics: The Brothers, Mt. Washington, and Mt. Elinor. She was an avid skier for many years and skied often at Hyak and Alpental. A lifetime of enjoyment at her Denny Creek cabin. She enjoyed owning sports cars throughout her life. She also had her private pilot's license. Later in life she took up kayaking and volkswalking.
In the 90's Dorothy joined the Federal Way Lion's club and was active for a number of years. She served as President of the Lions at one point.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Dorothy supported many charites including: Washington Trails Association, ASPCA, World Wildlife Fund, Ocean Conservancy, American Cancer Fund, Audubon, CARE, Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue, Alley Cat Allies, Doctors Without Borders.

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Daniel Michael Williams

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Daniel Michael Williams
Daniel Michael Williams passed away in Federal Way, WA on March 23,2017. He was born on April 2,1957 in Richland, WA. He attended special education classes in the Richland School District and was involved with the ARC of the Tri-Cities.

He competed in local Special Olympics, was an avid bowler and could play
a mean game of pool. Like his parents, he was a lifetime Richland Bomber fan and standing at 6'7" he was often recruited to shoot some hoops. Dan worked for Columbia Industries until his move to Seattle in his early 20s. For the last seven years, his home was in Des Moines, WA with housemates John, Arnita, and Ricky.

He enjoyed going to his favorite pub, the Pied Piper in Kent for a couple
beers, hot dog and watch ESPN. He also loved playing cards and it was pretty
tough to win a game with that man. Like his Mother and Sister, Dan was THE #1 Seahawk fan.

There are so many people to thank for being his friend and caring enough to see him through any challenge that came his way. Those that come to mind are Jim Forsman and Robbie Dunn from the hood. His cousins,Larry, Robert and Derik and Aunt Carolyn to name just a few. His caregivers and best friends, Hugh, Debra, Dan, "Nena," Steve, Heather, Kimberly and so many others.. they are his family and there are no words to tell them how grateful we are for all their love and support. Special appreciation to all at the Creative Living Program, again

I wish I could list every name, you know who you are. And of course, his brother in-law,Ronnie...we can still hear him holler "Ronnie" whenever we walked in the door for a visit. Dan's parents Mary Ann and Junior Williams passed in 2014 and 2010 as have many loved Aunts and Uncles. He is survived by his brother David, sister Jodi, nephews Weston, Dean, great nephews and nieces, Marianne, Joshua, Dylan and Rylee, Aunt Carolyn, Uncle Joe, Uncle Mike and Aunt Carol and many fun loving cousins who share childhood memories.

We would like to invite you to a memorial service at Cady Funeral Home in Kent, WA on Wednesday, March 29th at 11:00 a.m. Dress code: Seahawk apparel. We will also have a graveside memorial in Kennewick, WA. Time to be announced at a later date.

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Jack D. Faus

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Jack D. Faus

Jack D. Faus of Kent, WA passed away February 22, 2017. He lived his life with dignity and grace and was a true patriot. He was born December 7, 1920 in Ismay, Montana to Walter and Anna Faus. He is preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, Warren Donald, three brothers and four sisters. Jack leaves a wife, Maxine and many nieces and nephews, two stepdaughters and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and two great-greats.

Some of Jack’s fondest memories as a young man was helping in his father’s grocery store and delivering groceries in Terry, Montana. Jack’s hobbies included making and teaching how to make model airplanes as well as hunting for agates and arrowheads in Montana’s Badlands.

Jack joined the Army Air Corps March 3, 1943. He served his country in the European/Atlantic Theater, going through Normandy. He was honorably discharged as a Corporal December 6, 1945. Jack’s love of aircraft (especially WWI aircraft) led him to the Boeing Company as an instructor and manufacturing engineer for 34 years until his retirement in 1983.

The family would appreciate donations in Jack’s memory to the Kent Fire Department or Wounded Warriors.

Military honors for Jack will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington on April 28, 2017 at 3:00pm.

Please read his obituary and leave your comments at www.cadycremationservices.com.

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Mary Jean MacRae

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Mary Jean MacRae
Mary Jean MacRae, 93, of Seattle, WA passed away on February 16, 2017.

Jean MacRae was born in Clear Lake, WA to Bruno and Muriel Gilgosch. She attended high school in Sedro Woolley, graduating in the class of 1940. She later moved to Seattle, where she worked at the Boy Scout Office, the Port of Embarkation and Boeing.

She married Alexander MacRae, September 6, 1944, and was welcomed in to the extended MacRae family. Al and Jean made their home in Seattle, and added two daughters, Allison and Joy, to their family. They enjoyed camping, fishing and later, boating as a family. Jean and Al also played piano and bagpipe duets, which many enjoyed.

Jean was active in her local church as a Sunday School teacher and church secretary for many years. She enjoyed getting together with neighbors both in Arbor Heights and Shorewood and formed many lifelong friendships. She loved serving others and for a number of years played the piano at several nursing homes, providing music and bringing joy into the lives of others.

She was happiest when surrounded with family. She is survived by her two daughters, Joy Newburn (wife of Randy Newburn) of Kent, WA, and Allison Morris (wife of Bill Morris) of Eureka California. She loved her six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Al MacRae and her two sisters Dorothy Mae Loomis and Muriel Waite.

A memorial service will be held March 18th, 2017 at the Arbor Heights Community Church, 4113 102nd St, Seattle, WA at 10 AM.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arbor Heights Community Church, where she was an active member for many years.

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Markus Earl Eckstein

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Markus Earl Eckstein

Markus Earl Eckstein, 38, of Kent, WA was called to Heaven on March 3, 2017. Markus was born in Renton, WA on August 3, 1978. Markus graduated from Evergreen High School in Vancouver, WA and studied business at Washington State University Vancouver. He was married to Amber Sanders on September 15, 2012 and together they welcomed their son Perrin Earl Eckstein on June 27, 2013.

Markus spent more than 20 years in the restaurant industry, most recently he worked as a waiter for Chandler’s Crab House. Markus took great pride in his work, ensuring that his customers received exceptional service, and in addition, often earned accolades for top sales. Markus’ passion coupled with his endless energy suited him well for his career.

Markus lit up a room. He was known for his quick wit, sense of humor – often borderline inappropriate – and, a great love of life. Markus was the type of person who got energy from making others happy, providing entertainment, and ensuring all had a wonderful time. Markus thrived on making connections and friends wherever he went, and often did.

Markus grew up playing baseball and football and spent many summers camping on the rainy PNW coast with family. He was a dedicated Seattle Mariners and Seahawks fan and possessed the ability to recite endless baseball statistics. Markus was creative and had an entrepreneurial spirit. He loved reading Sci-Fi and fantasy books and creating his own satirical mantras including, “thank god we are all hypocrites, otherwise we’d all hate ourselves.” It is these characteristics that fueled his aspirations of one day writing children’s books. Before he passed away, Markus began working on his lifetime goals of writing his own Sci-Fi novel, as well as putting together his first stand-up comedy act. Markus also loved playing golf and cooking – though the family joked that Markus’ specialty was cooking food the color of brown.

Markus loved his family deeply and believed that no matter what happened in life, family was forever. Markus was most proud of his son Perrin and wanted him to lead a happy and fulfilled life. Markus was greatly loved by his family and friends and will be missed.

Markus is survived by his wife Amber Eckstein and their son Perrin; mother Cheri Eckstein; father Michael Eckstein; brother David Eckstein, his wife Kimberly and their two children Eliotte and Nathalie; and his sister Alexandra Haslam, and her husband Kyle.

A service in celebration of Markus’ life will be held at 2:30 pm on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the Renton Park Chapel located at 16760 128th Ave SE, Renton WA, 98058. A reception held at Renton Park Chapel will follow.

If you would like to make a donation in memory of Markus, the family is asking your consideration of supporting Perrin’s college fund. You may make a gift to support Perrin’s college fund at: https://www.youcaring.com/MarkusEckstein

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James Allen Miller

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James Allen Miller

James Allen Miller, aged 67, passed away with his devoted sons by his side on February 11, 2017, in Seattle, Washington following a courageous seven and one half year battle with bone cancer. Jim was born on June 9, 1949, in Lemmon, South Dakota to Vern Edward Miller and Inez Evangeline (Sabo) Miller, the third of five children. His parents moved across the state line to Haynes, North Dakota where Jim grew up farming and ranching with his parents, two brothers and two sisters. The property was located on the border with land in both states. He attended grade school in both Atkins, South Dakota and Haynes, North Dakota and high school in Hettinger, North Dakota.

Jim served in the United States Army and arrived in Vietnam one week prior to the Tet Offensive. After returning to the United States, Jim married Dollyn Johnson and the couple welcomed his much beloved sons, Tony James, Scott Allen and Jamie Lee. Jim continued to farm and ranch with his father and two brothers.

In the 1980s, Jim started an independent, long haul trucking operation based out of Beach, North Dakota. Jim loved his trucking business and being on the road. His favorite truck was a brand new red 1998 Peterbilt 379. He was proud that he had traveled on every major highway in all 48 contiguous states. Jim remembered every road that he’d ever driven on and whenever anyone inquired about a specific road, he could tell them how to navigate it.

In the early 2000’s, Jim relocated to the state of Washington and married Francis. There he enjoyed hunting and fishing with his grandsons, Seth and Christopher.

Jim is survived by two of his sons, Scott and Jamie, both of Dickinson, North Dakota; his grandson Brycen, granddaughters Rena, Haley and Emily, also from Dickinson, North Dakota; along with his two brothers Richard of Hettinger, North Dakota, Kenneth of Windsor, California, his sisters Linda Larson of Moorhead, Minnesota and Mary Ann Miller of San Francisco, California, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and dear friends.

Jim was interred in Tahoma National Military Cemetery, in Kent, Washington with full military honors including a 21-gun salute.

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TavLeen Chevonne Gordon

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TavLeen Chevonne Gordon was born in Seattle, Washington on January 12, 2000 at 5:54am to Demicka Gilmore. She was a snuggly baby whose cry sounded like a little lamb. Her big brother Demetrius loved her from the very start.

She was raised in a single parent household along with her brother Demetrius whom called her "baby sitter" because he couldn't say baby sister. When she was young her mother began calling her Tavi as a nickname. As she grew she was a very smart and happy child and had a close relationship with her brother.

When she was 4 years old her family moved to Renton where she started preschool, her favorite parts were breakfast and naptime. At age 5 she started kindergarten at Cascade Elementary then for first grade she attended Talbot Hill Elementary, where she met her very first best friend Halie. During second grade is when her shy and reserved side formed because of an incident that happened at school. She then began showing an interest in drawing and would practice drawing characters from a cartoon she watched. For third grade her family moved to Tukwila and she attended Tukwila Elementary where she felt comfortable and met a little girl name Le'Onna whom she became best friends with. During the middle of the school year Tavi's family unfortunately had to move, which made Tavi very sad because she had developed friendships and was in the school choir, all while being shy.

Tavi transferred back to Tukwila Elementary for her fifth grade year. Where she was reunited with her best friend Le'Onna. Although her elementary years were a bit of a whiplash, she grew to be an inquisitive and creative young girl who was wise beyond her years. She loved school, friends, and her family. She then attended Showalter Middle School where she was in two honors classes; Language Arts and Social Studies.

At the beginning of 7th grade year she was diagnosed with bone cancer, despite her diagnosis she continued her schooling and eventually started High school at Foster High as a Bulldog. She fought the cancer hard for the next four years with grace and determination along with her mom and brother by her side.

TavLeen Chevonne Gordon won the battle at 12:26am on August 19, 2016 weary, worn and brave until the end. Her biggest concern was leaving her mom in pain.

Tavi was an accomplished artist who would have gone on to do great things professionally. She was shy and quiet and for that reason her cousin Zach called her "Secret Spy". Although she was shy she gave out hugs and opened her heart to those in need of love or affection.

Tavi would always say she didn't have a sense of humor because she didn't laugh much. She might not of saw it but others always did. She even gave facial expressions that could make you hold your stomach with laughter, which brought her so much joy. She loved reading, playing video games, listening to classical and jazz music but most of all she loved drawing. Her dream was to study abroad and become a character designer or something similar in that field. Although she didn't want to be a fashion artist her latest endeavors included creating fashion art sketches of her own. She was even in the process of taking a sewing class.

Tavi was taken way to soon at the age of 16 and left a large number of broken hearts along the pathway home. Our bright and shining star will always be remembered because of the beauty she gave to the world, through her creativity, wit, and her big heart and generosity for those that she loved.

She leaves behind her loving mother Demicka Gilmore, doting brother Demetrius Gilmore, grandmother Coral Gilmore, grandfather Kenny Gilmore; aunts Kenyetta Minor, Deshawndra Stringer, Tamisha Harris, and uncle Eric Mason; great uncles Walter Dunford Jr., Luther Dunford (Debbie), and Tim Dunford; great aunts Theresa Ticeson, and Vanessa Harris Tubbs; Cousins Hurayah Minor, Jayzhon Minor, Ziona Minor, Zach Nelson, Leanne Jones-Hauser, Lance Jones, Shashawna Cain, Diane Williams, Aujanae Brookens, Zhamira Dampier, Imani Dampier; and Stacie Clarke; Godmother Annetta Roberson, Godbrothers Christian Roberson and Isaiah Roberson; Honorary aunt Champagne Fleming known to Tavi as Tass and many more beloved relatives and friends.

Viewing will be held both Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11, 2016 from 1pm – 5pm at Cady Cremation Services located at 8418 S 222nd St Kent, WA 98031. Memorial service will be held Saturday, September 17, 2016 at the Doubletree Hotel located at 16500 Southcenter Pkwy, Tukwila, WA 98188.

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