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ALLEN ERVIN JOHNSON

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ALLEN ERVIN JOHNSON ALLEN ERVIN JOHNSON
Allen passed away after a long, hard-fought battle with cancer on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in Seattle, WA.

He was born to Emma Edith and Fred Emery Johnson on January 29, 1941 in Sandpoint, Idaho. He was raised in and attended Pasco schools and received his BA and teaching credentials at Trinity University, Texas. Allen spent many years in California and lived the past seven years in Issaquah, WA. He was a much decorated Air Force pilot in Vietnam, including receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster. He was a high school math teacher and author. He also enjoyed 55 years of competing and teaching Judo and had earned the title of Master Judo Sensei, obtaining the 6th degree Black Belt. Allen’s years in the service took him to many ports, including Vietnam, Germany, Turkey and Japan. His Judo competitions won him medals all over the world. During his time in Issaquah, he developed lifetime friendships with many of his fellow Judoists at their Emerald City Dojo in Redmond and during their many local and National tournaments. Those friendships were evident in the help and attention given to Allen steadfastly during these past few years and especially these past few months and weeks.

Allen was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Tebbie, his granddaughter Noelle, his sister, Lillian, and sister-in-law Sue Johnson. He is survived by his loving wife, Georgia, his devoted brother Floyd, his children: daughters Pepper and Chelsea (husband Geoff) and son Rayne (wife Maggie) all of California, and his treasured five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his favorite niece Barbara Nelson of Florida and nephew Buddy Johnson of Kennewick.

A private family service will follow at a later date.

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Anna Patrick

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In Loving Memory of Anna Patricia (Mazar) Patrick (1931-2018)

Anna Patricia (Mazar) Patrick of Renton, WA passed peacefully in her sleep on the morning of Saturday, March 31, 2018 at the age of 87, joining her dear, late husband John Stephen (Petrikas) Patrick (1929-1989) and our Lord in Heaven.

Anna was born to mother Anna (Lacina), daughter of Anna (Forgash) Miscavage and Antonin Lacina, and father Stephen Mazar, son of Julianna (Géczi) Kozma and József Mészarós, in West Wyoming, PA on March 19, 1931.

As a child Anna enjoyed figure skating and spending time with her best friend and cousin, Joan Lacina, her mother, and her maternal grandmother. Anna graduated from West Wyoming High School, class of 1949, where she was involved in many volunteer and social committees, completed the American Red Cross’s home nurse training program and was captain of the cheerleading squad.

Anna and her husband, John Patrick, of the same town began dating when she was in high school – they were a true love story. Together they enjoyed attending local dances and sporting events, taking walks, and having long conversations together. They were joined in holy matrimony on July 30, 1949 at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Wyoming, PA. Anna was a dedicated Catholic who received inspiration and guidance from her faith.

Anna and John moved with their five children throughout Washington state, Montana, North and South Dakota, Wyoming, and Missouri for John’s job as engineering manager in the Boeing Company, before settling permanently in Renton, WA in 1980. She and her family loved attending the theater and spending time in nature. Her children relished her delicious home baking and cooking. To strangers and friends, Anna was a charming and kind-hearted lady; to her family, she was a loving and devoted wife and mother.

Throughout her adult life Anna enjoyed her travels to the Rocky Mountain regions of Montana and Alberta and British Columbia, Canada, throughout Europe, and home to West Wyoming, PA to visit family. She was passionate about Northwest Coast and Plains Indian arts and culture, reading, and fashion. Anna employed her skills as an expert seamstress at White Stag and Eddie Bauer. She often delighted her children and grandchildren by creating beautiful ensembles for them.

Anna was a wonderfully supportive wife, mother, and grandmother who attended countless sporting events, performances, and ceremonies in which her husband, children, and grandchildren participated. She frequently united her family with joyous get-togethers at her home. Anna instilled in her descendants the values of family, kindness, courage, education, and hard work. She was insightful and caring, and always made time to listen, laugh and share wisdom and heartfelt encouragement. Anna will be dearly remembered for her never-ending love for her family.

Anna was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Thomas and Stephen Mazar, daughter, Naomi Patrick, and husband, John Patrick. She is survived by her five children – Michael Patrick of Renton, WA, Julia (Danny) Dunphy and Denise (David) Brumbaugh of Kent, WA, Heather Patrick (Steve Berg) of Mazama, WA, and her eldest son and his dear wife Stella; seven grandchildren – Stassja (Atle) Øderud, Elizabeth (Nathan) Beach, Danica (Gharett) Meng, Steven Brumbaugh, Katharine (Ian) Shioyama, Matthew Brumbaugh, and John Dunphy; and great-granddaughter, Adrina Øderud.

Cady Funeral Services will coordinate arrangements. The family will hold a committal service followed by interment, at Hillcrest Burial Park in Kent, WA at 2PM Monday, April 23. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, in memory of John and Anna Patrick.

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Erin Elizabeth Mann

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Erin Elizabeth Mann

ERIN ELIZABETH (ANDREWS) MANN

Erin was born to Joy & Don Andrews on March 27, 1969 in Sacramento, CA.
She passed away on April 2, 2018 in Maple Valley, WA.

Erin is survived by her daughter, Frankie Lee, her mother, Joy Andrews Norris, her step-father Harry Norris, her sister, Tracey Sprague, her niece, Chloe Sprague and the members of the Mann family.

Erin was a graduate of Oakridge High School in El Dorado Hills, CA and San Diego State University.

Next to her love and devotion to her beautiful daughter, Frankie, she adored her friends, horses, the ocean and surfing anywhere, especially Hawaii, cooking, hiking in beautiful places, and sunflowers.

She was the best friend a person could have, as evidenced by the love she gave and received from them. She left her beautiful spirit with all who knew her.

She will be sorely missed and remembered always.

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William "Carey" Eagan

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William Carey Eagan was born on May 8, 1945. Went by "Carey" and was a lifelong resident Renton, Washington. He had many friends, a sister and niece and nephew. He was a member of the Army National Guard.

He liked antique things and was a collector of guns, cars, trains and lanterns, as well as anything with an interesting history behind it. He enjoyed reading, road trips to Arizona and the company of his friends.

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Ramon Twine Carroll

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Ramon Twine Carroll
Ramon Twine Carroll , aka Mone, aka Coach was called home 3/11/18 after a long battle with Sarcoidosis.

He was born in Vallejo California, June 10, 1961 to Teresa and Lloyd Carroll. His youth was spent in San Francisco where he attended Balboa High School and then the College of San Mateo. He then went on to “lose luggage” for United airlines until he had to retire due to disability.

Ramon was a kind and gentle soul. He had a great love of music, and had a beautiful singing voice if you were lucky enough to hear him. He loved traveling with his wife as often as possible. Especially Hawaii. His favorite spot was “the shrimp shack” on the North Shore of Oahu.

Ramon loved Football, NFL, College, High School. He was an extreme Seahawks fan. His love and knowledge of the game carried into Coaching where he was a wonderful mentor and great coach with both the SeaTac Sharks and Blackhills Junior Football. He was a Charter Season Ticket holder for the Seahawks. When his illness no longer permitted him to go to the games, he loved surrounding himself with friends to watch his Hawks. “Fire in the hole”.

Then there was his never-ending love of his beloved SF Giants. I think they could hear him in California all the way from Washington the last time they won the World Series.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Teresa and Lloyd Carroll, his sister Cynthia Butler, grandparents and his father-in-law William Matheson.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Susan Carroll, of Kent; his son, Anthony Carlson of Federal Way; His brother Charles Jones (Dee Dee) of Allen, Texas; Arthur Butler (Denise) of Patterson California; sister Loretta Carroll-Street of Antioch, California; his beloved fur babies, Kirby, Finnigan and Fergie FooFoo and enough nieces, nephews and extended family and friends to fill a stadium.

A memorial service will be held to celebrate Ramons life:
Sunday May 6th 2018 at 1pm
Fraternal Order of Eagles
404 Young Street
Elma, Washington
As the tattoo on his arm said.... “See You In The Funny Papers”

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Mary Lorraine Jarvis

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Mary Lorraine Jarvis, aged 62, died peacefully in her sleep February 27, 2018 at her home in Federal Way, WA after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Mary was born June 13, 1955 in Seattle, WA, the youngest daughter of her parents, Victor Scott Williamson and Eliza Pearl Fields.

Mary is survived by her brothers and sisters, Vicki, Don, John, Janet, Roger, and Clark; her husband Rod Jarvis; her sons, Benjamin, Barrett, and Brandon; her grandchildren Evan, Thomas, Teagan, and Upton; and many other relatives and close friends. She is predeceased by her parents, Scott and Pearl, and sister, Jeanie.

In 1979, Mary married her soulmate, Rodney Earl Jarvis, and started a new family with her son, Benjamin John Olson. They had two sons, Barrett Vinton and Brandon Scott Jarvis. They created a loving home wherever life took them, whether it was in the greater Seattle area; Seoul, South Korea; Yokohama, Japan; Sterling, Virginia; Rome, Italy; or Houston, Texas.

Mary found great friendship and joy as a board member of the American Women's Club in South Korea and as President of the Yokohama International Women's Club in Japan. Her philanthropic work in Japan granted her an audience before the Empress of Japan. If you were to ask her of her greatest achievement, however, Mary would proclaim her grandchildren with unflinching certainty and pride.

Her love for cross stitch and crafting was not only a cherished and fulfilling past time, but a driving force later in life. She created hand-stitched family trees for each of her grandchildren to keep, add to, and pass down as family heirloom.

An avid sports fan, she rooted for the Seahawks, UW Huskies, ECU Pirates, and the Mariners with her favorite ballplayer being the ruggedly handsome Jay Buhner. She was at her happiest when camping at the Taneum, listening to the game on the radio surrounded by family and friends.

Mary was an active member and found comfort and peace at Brooklake Church in Federal Way, WA.

A memorial date and location are to be determined. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent in her name to Bleeding Disorders Foundation of Washington (http://bdfw.dojiggy.com/maryjarvis).

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Clarence L. "Mike" Redmond

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Clarence L. Redmond (Mike) 93, passed away peacefully at St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way, WA on February 7, 2018 and was surrounded by his loving family. Mike was born in Seattle, WA to Louis and Mamie Redmond and was the youngest of two boys, predeceased by his older brother John. Mike graduated from O'Dea High School. He was a Navy veteran, serving in World War ll (Pacific Theatre) and the Korean War. He attended Gonzaga University and University of Washington. In 1950, Mike met the love of his life, Connie Bassett and in 1952 they began a happy marriage of over of 65 years, and raised 3 kids.

Mike spent the majority of his career in the insurance industry and was widely respected, ending in his dream job, as a deputy insurance commissioner in Olympia. Mike was a proud veteran and for many years attended veteran's events throughout the country with Connie. Mike was very proud of his Irish and Norwegian heritage and at one point traveled to Ireland to visit his cousins. He maintained a long distance relationship with his Irish relatives. Mike was also an avid UW Husky and Seahawk fan.

Mike was always involved in charities, and is a past president of the Lions Club. Mike loved being around people, and made friends easily. His desire to help others often put him in leadership roles. Mike loved and was very proud of his three children.

Mike is survived by his wife Connie, daughter Janine, and two sons, Jim (Penny) and Don (LeeAnne). Mike is also survived by sisters-in-law Jean, Vi, and Antoinette, and many other nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will occur on March 9th at 3PM. Village Green Retirement Community, Fairfield Bldg - Federal Way.

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Thomas A. Powell

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6/20/1937 to 2/12/2018

Tom was born in 1937 in Ellensburg, WA to mother, Alice Lindberg, and father, Thomas Warnock. When Tom was 10, his half-brother, Dirk, was born. In 1955, they moved to a farm on Kent’s East Hill, which unfortunately included 500 chickens. Tom did not remember this with fondness. So, he enrolled in college and started work for the Forest Service, which seemed easier than the chickens. Later, he enlisted in the Navy Reserves and worked on submarines out of San Diego.

In 1960, Tom married Ann Kehr and in 1961 their first daughter, Debby, was born, followed by their first son, Bill, in 1963. The young family was renting a house in Kent when they first had contact with Jehovah’s Witnesses. They met Grace and Chuck Straley at the laundromat and became friends. However, both couples moved out of the area and they lost touch with each other.

Later, they moved to Renton and in 1968, their second daughter, Rebecca, was born followed closely by the adoption of their second son, Sean. Tom and Ann were looking into various religions, but they felt that something was lacking. Then, one day there was a knock on their door, and it was Charley Straley. He was different from the other ministers, he didn’t offer to pray for them, instead he offered a Bible study. Tom and Ann accepted his offer and soon were studying; Ann with Louis and Alice Arzate, who lived just up the street and Tom with Paula Culver’s mother, Shirley Culver.

In 1970, Tom and his brother Dirk participated in building this Kingdom Hall. In 1973, Tom and Ann were baptized as Jehovah’s Witnesses. Tom served the congregation faithfully as both a ministerial servant and as an elder for many years. In 1990, Tom’s youngest child, Sean, developed cancer and died in 1991. This devastated the family.

In 1991, Tom started work at King County Metro as a bus driver, where he stayed until he retired in 2002.

Tom always had a love of travel and adventure, which can be easily seen in his choice of hobbies: rock climbing, cave exploring, kayaking, marathon running, skiing, snowshoeing, and learning to fly small aircraft. At age 78, he even went skydiving for the first time.

In 1987, he took a mountain survival course with his daughter, Rebecca, where he learned how to survive being stranded in the mountains overnight. It was quite an experience to go to sleep in your igloo and have to dig your way out of a 5-foot snowfall the next morning! In later years, he loved creating stained glass artwork and even restored the windows in a historic train in Snoqualmie. He also loved to teach. He showed several people in the congregation how to work stained glass. He was a sponsor for AA. He conducted Bible studies with neighbors.

Tom looked forward to the Bible’s promise of a resurrection to an earth free from pain and suffering (Rev. 21:3, 4). He spent many hours teaching people that this life is not all there is. “The righteous will possess the earth and they will live forever upon it (Ps 37:10, 11).” For more information, please visit the website www.jw.org.

Many will remember Tom as a giving person. He willingly gave of himself and his time to help others through difficult times.

He will be missed.

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Penny Earlene (Jones) Curfman

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In Loving Memory of Penny Earlene (Jones) Curfman, who passed away on February 7, 2018.

Penny was born March 15, 1946 in Muncie Indiana and died on Feb. 7, 2018 in Seattle WA. Penny is survived by her husband, Roger Curfman, 3 adult children Jim Curfman (Sheila), Robin Curfman Post (Tracey), Becky (Curfman) Harris. 10 Grandchildren: Katrina Curfman, Jaime Harris, Jeremie Curfman, Olivia Post, Austin Harris, Tristan Curfman, Brendon Curfman, Kris Curfman, Sophia Curfman, and 1 great grandchild: Ronin Latimer. Penny was greeted in heaven by her 19 yr. old grandson Jamie Curfman (deceased 02/21/2014).

Next to Penny’s love for the Lord, was her love for family. Penny was the glue to the family and she dedicated each day loving and helping them. Penny held a strong connection to her church family, holding many duties within her church Grace Fellowship of Kent, counting tithes, church flowers, planning many events, Sandwich Sunday, Men’s Breakfast, and in past years ran Kid’s club each Friday, and especially playing Bunco each month with her church friends.

In addition, serving the community was another love of Penny’s. For over 30 years Penny dedicated her time to the Tukwila School District in classrooms and hosting PTA programs, Talent shows, Dances, back to school picnics (her favorite), the Holiday Store, endless nights of counting PTA money from fundraisers. The hours Penny contributed was endless. Penny also volunteered at North Hill Elementary and CHOICE Academy in the Highline School District. She was a giver of all things, especially her heart. Mother and Grandma to all, an unwavering dedication to making others feel loved.

Penny was a rare gem and will be deeply mourned and missed by many communities, family and friends.

A celebration of Life for Penny Earlene Curfman will be held: . Saturday, Feb. 17th, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at Grace Fellowship of Kent 11135 SE 232nd St, Kent, WA 98031.

Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, a donation basket will be at service.

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Jerilyn Radonski

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Jerilyn Radonski, longtime resident of Montesano, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family on Feb. 4, 2018. She was born Jan. 17, 1953, with a congenital heart defect and a feisty soul which defied all odds, giving her life for a full 65 years.

Having been a patient of the Children’s Orthopedic Hospital, she went on to become a member of the Children’s Orthopedic Hospital Guild and president of the Montesano Chapter. She volunteered at Beacon Elementary School for 20 years, was an active member of the Montesano Church of God and Montesano Moose Lodge.

Jerilyn also enjoyed bowling at Monte Lanes where she also served as the secretary of her bowling league. Jerilyn was a caretaker at heart and her cats were the love of her life.

Jerilyn is survived by her three older sisters, Cheryl Parker (John), Arlene Holmes (Denny) and Cathy Nixon (Doug), Aunt Dottie Radonski, six nieces and nephews, along with nine great-nieces and nephews. She was loved by all, including long-time friend Glen Vance, brother-in-law Bill Brown, and her close group of local friends ‘The Friday Girls’, who all added immense joy to her life.

Jerilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Jerry and Rosemary Radonski. Jerilyn’s family would like to thank all of those who gave her care and companionship over the years. She was always thankful for those in her life.

Services will be held on July 21, 2018, at 1 p.m. at the Montesano Church of God.

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