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Peggy Eisen

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Peggy Eisen
Peggy Ann Eisen passed away on Tuesday, November 20th, 2018, in her home in Kent, Washington from a broken heart, after her husband of 45 years, Gary Eisen, passed away nine days prior.

Peggy was born July, 8th 1951 in Seattle, Washington to parents Laurel and Ralph Singer.

Raised in the Seattle area she graduated from Shoreline High School in 1969. She later that year gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Heidi Marie. Her baby girl grew and gave Peggy two grandchildren with whom she loved deeply, and even took one in to be raised by her and her husband for the duration of her granddaughters Infancy, childhood, and into adolescent life.

Peggy lived larger than life in many ways, through her larger personality, house parties, strong relationships with her friends and family, an attention to details, and a heart for anyone who she met. She is missed by all who knew and loved her. Her legacy and memories are continued through; Her sister, brother, best friend, daughter, granddaughter, grandson, tons of friends, cousins, nieces and nephews, and anyone else that crossed Peggy path for either a short time or was there through it all.

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Ronald L. Nash

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RONALD L. NASH
June 6, 1946 - August 18, 2019

Ron Nash passed away August 18th after a very long battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Born in Provo, Utah to Norma Barney Nash & Richard L. Nash. He was the oldest of 4 children. His sisters, Mari Luther (Terry), Lyn Gilmer (Tom), MJ Jones, and brother Michael Nash survive him.

Ron loved telling stories to the kids, grandchildren and friends about all of his adventures in Utah - from riding horses and exploring, working at Spud Nuts, at the bowling alley, and getting into trouble with his cousins - the bond with his cousins was strong and lasted throughout their lifetimes.

Ron enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17 and worked as a Hospital Corpsman - something he later wished he would have followed through with.
While in the Navy, he met his first wife, Catherine Coburn, and they were married for 7 years before she passed away. He later remarried for 6 years - divorced, and finally found happiness and enjoyed 38+ years married to Kathy Bergstrom.

Ron enjoyed many activities throughout his life. Skiing, paragliding, camping, going to the grandchildren's dance recitals, school talent shows, and a lot of their sports activities. He really enjoyed soccer and did everything involved with it . He coached, was a referee, served on a youth soccer board and was equipment manager for the Seattle Storm semi-pro team. He & Kathy loved to take a drive anytime they could, "the Nash way" as the kids called it - any distance was not a problem. When he was no longer able to travel he loved spending time out in his backyard with family and friends.

After retiring from a very long career with Associated Grocers in Seattle, Ron enjoyed working as a Poker Dealer for several casinos in Washington state as his "fun job". No matter what job he had over the years he always did the best to provide for his family Ron is preceded in death by his parents, in-laws, aunts & uncles, several cousins, 1st wife Cathy and their 2 children, Michele and Carl Richard. and a special great grandson, Dwayne Kerrigan.

Surviving him are his loving wife Kathy and their awesome kids that he loved very much. Roni Thompson (Jackie), Rory Nash (Patience), Mike Nash (Carmel), Cari Nash, Jeff Summers (Mindee), and Scott Winton.
Honorary "Dad" to Alan (Debbie) Jones, Jeanette Wiggins, Gerome, and Donald.
Grandkids that he loved : The Thompsons: Catryce, Jaelyn, Emma, Jordyn, and Jaromiah.
The Summers : Milena and Trevor
The Kerrigans : Chaz and Alex (Querien)
The Nashs : Skyla, Wyatt, Adeline, and Isaac Enriquez.
Great Grandson he had hoped to meet : Quale Kerrigan

We have an extended family in Washington, Idaho, and Utah and someday he will see them all once again.

A very special Thank You to Providence Hospice of Seattle - South 4 Team !!!
We could not have kept him at home for his last years. If you'd like to make a donation in Ron's memory to Hospice, please use the following address:

Providence Hospice of Seattle - South 4
2811 South 102nd St. Suite 220
Tukwila, WA 98168

A Celebration of Life for Ron Nash
will be held on Saturday, September 21st. 2019
from 2 pm - 5 pm
Kent United Methodist Church
11010 SE 248th St
Kent, Washington

The family would like to have you join us to share memories and stories.

If you'd like further information, please contact family at 206-779-9222 or 206-235-9159

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Joan Hill

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Joan Hill

Joan Hill (nee Arndt) of Lynnwood, WA passed away on July 31, 2019 after a lengthy illness. Her close friend Theresa Daverio assisted Joan throughout her illness and was with her the day she passed away. Joan was born in Grand Rapids, MN in 1951 to Herbert and Bess Arndt, before moving to Seattle with them in 1964. Although she had become a Seattle resident at heart, Joan spent several years in Alaska after her marriage to Mr. Henry Hill, then of Palmer, Alaska, and has maintained a close relationship with him and his family since her return to the Seattle area. Joan was an academically gifted woman who earned a nursing degree and practiced as an RN in several disciplines for many years before returning to school to earn a post-graduate degree as a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine.

Joan was also a talented artist and musician, who painted nature scenes and carved wildlife sculptures from soapstone during her time in Alaska. She also sang and played several instruments, performing at local folk music gatherings after her return to Seattle. For several years she led a communal living home in Seattle’s Green Lake area, and her homes always included one or two of her beloved cats, who were as devoted to her as she was to them.

Joan was predeceased by her parents, her younger brother Curtis Arndt of Los Angeles, CA, and her older brother Dennis Arndt of Sauk Rapids, MN. She is survived by her older brother Leon Arndt of Apollo Beach, FL, niece Meghan Wiebe and nephew Jesse Arndt, both of Sauk Rapids, MN, nephews Michael Arndt of Victoria, TX, Jeffrey Arndt of Pineland, TX, and William Arndt of Minneapolis, MN, and niece Denise Brasher of Indian Springs Village, AL, and their respective families.

A private informal memorial gathering of family and close friends will be held in the near future in the Seattle area.

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Kimberly Norwood

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Kimberly Rose Norwood was born on January 5th, 1964 in San Joaquin county at the San Joaquin General Hospital in French Camp, California. She was born to Velma and Norman Norwood and was the youngest of nine children.

Kimberly graduated from Stagg High School in Stockton, CA. She was one of the first African American students to help desegregate the high schools in Stockton.

In 1986 she gave birth to her daughter Mattice. In an effort to give her a better life, she continued going to school. She graduated from San Joaquin Delta Community College in 1990 with an Associates in Arts, concentrating on sciences. She then graduated from the University of the Pacific in 1994 with a Bachelors of Science, with a major in biology and a minor in social services.

In 1997 she had her second child, her son Bryant. With the growing violence, poverty and lack of resources happening in her hometown, she made the decision to move to Washington State to further her own education as well as provide a better future for both her children.

In Washington she continued her education at the University of Washingtn while building a bright future for her family.

She loved people! She loved doing various craft activities and trying new things in group settings.

Kimberly is survived by her daughter, Mattice and her son Bryant. Her sisters Cecilia, Barbara, and Margaret, and her brother Otis-Charles, with a score of nieces and nephews. She is proceeded by her parents, her brothers Dewayne and Ray, and her sisters Cynthia and Nettie Jean.

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Rogelio Flores Mabunga

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Rogelio Flores Mabunga
Born July 20th 1940 in the Philippines
Passed away August 26th 2019 in Seattle Washington. He was 79.

His memorial service will be held at St. Paul Catholic Church in 10001 57th Avenue South Seattle, WA on September 6, 2019.

Rogelio was also known as Roger and Rolly to his family. He was the last of 3 siblings born to Pedro and Purificacion Mabunga. He is survived by his wife, Lorenza Mabunga, daughter Lisa Mabunga and two sons Robert Montague and Ronald Mabunga. He is also survived by 4 beautiful grandchildren.

Roger had a very successful career as a General Practitioner. He was able to help countless people in his practice. He was able to bring his services to the multitudes in the Seattle area. He was loved and respected by many.

In his later years he had a strong will for life and enjoyed spending his time with his granddaughter and family.

He was a faithful and devoted man and we will greatly miss him as a caring husband, a good father and jovial grandfather.

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Lily Yamada

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In our journey there are thorns of this world, we all face. Dementia/Aphasia were the thorns Lily Yamada faced. It robbed her of her voice, her ability to walk/move/stay awake and came with multiple seizures which were hard for her to recover from. Lily Yamada died peacefully on August 7, 2019 and is soaring with Angels next to Jesus and the thorns of this world no longer sting her.

Lily Uriko Kuwada was born on September 2, 1935 in Borger, Tx in Hutchinson County to Masao and Kio Kuwada. She had two step-siblings/cousins (which she loved to tell the story of but I still don’t understand it), Henry Nakashima and “Rose” Setoguchi. She attended First Baptist Church of Borger, TX and had a core group of lifetime friends, (Glenda Guyton and preceeded in death Myra Kaplan, Charlene Blackburn, and Virginia Nelson).

After graduation from Borger high school she attended Mary Hardin Baylor girls’ University and transferred to Colorado University, (CU). While at CU, she met the love of her life, Frank Yamada. They were married by Winifred Moore, then pastor of First Baptist church of Borger, TX on September 8, 1957.

Frank and Lily relocated to Seattle during the Seattle world’s fair and Takashi Yamada, their only son was born. Although Frank and Lily wanted a large family, Lily had issues having children. They felt they were blessed with one son after complications and decided to be thankful/grateful for the gift they were given.

Lily was a stay at home mom but started to transition to the working world when Takashi was in elementary school. She started by being active at Victory Baptist Church, Sunday School Teacher and especially preparing the weekly bulletin for Sunday service, to preparing people’s tax returns, to working for the Japanese Agricultural Training Council, and eventually retiring from the Boeing Company.

One of the job titles she had was large scale production programmer, Lily never wrote a program for the Boeing Company. She was great at project manager, before anyone knew what that was, and knew what resources she could use and got the job done. Everyone wanted to help Lily because she was a kind soul and loving person.

She enjoyed RVing, bunco, cards, dominoes, traveling, Elvis, Time Life presents the songs of the 40s-90s and spending time with family/friends. Lily was famous for Christmas cookies, spritz cookies and always having a presents/gifts for everyone.

She adored getting to know Takashi’s wife Mary Yamada and her grandson Dallas Thueringer over the last 4 years.

Lily was a devout Christian and always was smiling, as Frank notes “her big beautiful happy smile and she was a caring/thoughtful person”. In her passing, everyone has noted “her smile” in remembering Lily. She leaves behind her husband Frank Yamada, son Takashi Yamada (Mary wife) and grandson Dallas Thueringer

She is smiling at all of us and her memories will be in our hearts. Thank you for being a part of her life and she loved every one of us.

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Ted Reitz

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Theodore (Ted) William Reitz unexpectedly passed away at Highline Medical Center on August 13, 2019. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Molly, his sons Joe and Chad, daughter Debra, stepchildren Mike, Julie, Sally, and Harry, his two brothers Rich and Mike, his sister Judy, as well as many grandchildren, step-grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. His mother, Wilma Reitz of Michigan, will be turning 100 years old this November. One of his final wishes was to throw a party for her surrounded by family.

Ted was born in 1937 in South Bend, Indiana to Theodore and Wilma Reitz. He grew up in Stevensville, MI where he attended a Lutheran school. After graduating from Stevensville High School in 1957, he entered the Navy until 1960. He then returned to Michigan to work alongside his father at his service garage. He married his first wife, June (deceased), while in the Navy and met his second wife, Darlene, while working at Whirlpool. He later met his wife of 32 years, Molly, in Schoolcraft and followed her out to Seattle, WA where they were married a year later. They eventually moved to Republic, WA, where he enjoyed the snow, fishing, and hunting. He loved his church family at Wauconda Community Church and his favorite song was the Family of God.

Ted was a member of the NRA, Eagles, American Legion, and San Poil Grange, where for a short time he was Grand Master until an illness resulted in him having to step down as an officer. He was a very special and kind man, a wonderful husband, and enjoyed life to the fullest.

A Celebration of Life will be held in his honor on Saturday, August 24 at 1:00 PM at:

Cady Cremation Services and Funeral Home
8418 S 222nd Street
Kent WA 98031

Guests are asked to bring their favorite photo with (or of) Ted to add to a book that will help keep his memory alive.

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Dale Gerard

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Dale Eugene Gerard “Unc”

Born: 08/17/1932
Died: 08/04/2019

Dale was born to Erma and William Gerard on August 17, 1932 in Seattle, WA and was the second of five sons. Dale grew up in Renton hunting, fishing and fixing up cars in the family's hobby garage alongside his brothers. The Army came calling and Dale proudly served his country during the Korean War.

Dale's strong faith in God and family kept him close to home for many years after his discharge. He never wavered in his love of God and became a licensed/ordained minister in the 70’s. He worked for PACCAR and Boeing while caring for his mother, brothers and many nieces and nephews and loved to surprise all with treats and pastries on Fridays.

Alaska came calling in the early 90's and Dale moved to the Land of the Midnight Sun and retired. He returned to Washington for his final years to be near his loving family and now will be laid to rest near his oldest brother.

"Unc" loved the outdoors and went camping and canoeing whenever he could. He also loved people and had a “gift for gab”. Swinging and storytelling on the outdoor swing and appreciating a good car ride were two of his favorite ways to relax. He enjoyed reading his Bible, attending prayer meetings, singing Gospel and was a large presence in his church community.

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Robert Lane

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Robert Lane
Robert Lane 74, of Burien Washington reunited with his beloved wife on 8-8-19. He was surrounded by his children Ken and Melia.

Bob owned his own business for many years which provided a fun and adventurous lifestyle for his family. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed a good campfire, where he was deemed by friends and family the "fire walker"

Bob is proceeded in death by his mother, Alice and his loving wife Gayle of 38 years before she passed in 2004. Bob is survived by his two children Kenneth Allen Lane (Christian) and Melia Hall (Mike), and four grandchildren Cody Lane, Michael Hall, Matthew Lane and Mason Hall. Plus numerous loving cousins and friends.

Please join us at Angelo's in Burien from 1-4pm 8-17-19 601 SW 153rd St for a celebration of Bob's life.

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Derek Ray Nichols

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Derek Ray Nichols
Derek Ray Nichols, beloved husband, father, son and brother passed on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, in Kent, Washington. Service will be held on Friday August 9, 2019 at Cady Cremation Service & Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00am. Interment will be at Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, Washington.
Derek Ray Nichols was born October 26, 1964 in Waco Texas to parents Charles Arthur Nichols and Helen Marie Chew. His father Charles Arthur Nichols preceded him in death.
Derek was Baptized as Roman Catholic on April 27, 1975. He graduated from Valley High School in 1982. He received a football scholarship in 1982 to Northridge University. Derek left and was then recruited to Oregon Ducks on a football scholarship. Then in 1985 entered the United States Marine Corps. While in he received the following awards: National Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation (w/1 star), Southwest Asia Service Medal (3rdAWD), Navy Achievement Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Good Conduct Medal (2ndAWD) and Navy Unit Commendation. He left the service as a SGT E-5 in 1994. He was very proud of the United States Marine Corps, also as the saying goes “Once A Marine Always A Marine.” See, he was still “A Very Proud Marine.”
He later on went to work in 2000 for The United Postal Service in several departments until his death. He possessed a lovable personality and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Derek was married to Elizabeth Hallmark. He has one son Eric Christopher Nichols. He was a loving husband, father, son and brother. His family was very important to him and the love, respect, and honor was given back to him by them all.
Derek leaves to cherish his memories his loving and devoted wife Elizabeth; his son Eric Nichols of Burien, Washington; his mother Helen Nichols of Las Vegas, Nevada; his sister Trina Nichols of Compton, California; three aunts, Verdie Tillis of Los Angeles, California; LouBerdia Smith of Waco, Texas; Deola Lax of Cleburne, Texas; two uncles Billie Chew and wife Joyce of Dallas, Texas; Fred Woods Jr of Ft. Worth, Texas; three cousins Melvin Smith Jr and wife Diane of Seagoville, Texas; Clyde Farrow Jr and wife LaVerne of Las Vegas, Nevada; Jamey Farrow of Rowlett, Texas; father and mother-in-law Adam and Eva Palka of Renton, Washington; and a host of cousins and other relatives and friends. Special friends of Derek were Roy Tatum, Ken Irei and Cory Jarmen.

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