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Renate Wines

Renate Wines
Renate Ilse Wines (née Gerigk) was born on 21 June 1935 in Berlin, Germany. Towards the end of Second World War, with her home city under constant bombardment and her father serving along the front lines, she was evacuated with her mother to live out in the country side of Northern Germany's province of Schleswig-Holstein until the war's end. Returning to Berlin in 1945, Renate completed her secondary school education and then went on to attend business college.

Following her internship, Renate found employment with IBM. It was during that time that she met her husband, Lowell Eugene Wines, who was then serving in the U.S. military with the Army's Berlin Brigade. The two were wed in 1956 and shortly thereafter, moved to America following her husband's completion of his military service obligation. In 1959, the couple settled in the southern suburbs of Seattle, Washington where they lived for the rest of their lives. Lowell passed away on October 17, 2014.

Renate was actively involved in both charitable and citizen's advocacy organizations, including Citizens Against Sea Tac Expansion and the Des Moines Legacy Foundation. She was a lifelong supporter of local performing arts, including Burien Actors Theater, and continuing education lecture series hosted by the area's local colleges and universities.

After a tenacious, nine-year, struggle with cancer, Renate passed away on the 28 of November of this year. She is survived by her two sons, Brian and Gordon, and her two grandchildren, Mallory and Iain Wines.

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Larry Gilbert Spencer

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Larry Gilbert Spencer, 69, passed away peacefully at his home in Cle Elum, WA on November 19th surrounded by his family and pets, while wearing his beloved Huskies jersey.

Larry was born November 3 rd , 1948 in Chehalis, WA to Louise (Miller) and Gilbert Spencer. While attending school in Chehalis, he excelled in Track and various other sports. Shortly after graduating from Chehalis High School, Larry enlisted in the US Army and served in the Vietnam War from 1968-1971.

After returning from the war, Larry worked various jobs in the logging industry and long haul truck driving. He also served as a volunteer firefighter for King County Fire District #11 (Burien/White Center). He volunteered for numerous public service agencies such as King County SAR, was an EMT for the
Ambulance in Forks, WA., A Crisis Line Call Center Operator, and founder of a PTSD group for Vietnam Veterans. Larry loved helping anyone in need. He was a man with a huge heart that truly had a passion for serving others.

After retiring in the Cle Elum area he enjoyed skydiving, camping, hiking, photography, horseback riding, working on cars, and caring for his pets.

He was preceded in death by his parents Louise and Gilbert Spencer, sister Darlene, beloved aunt Dorothy Spencer and family pet Maggie.

Larry is survived by his daughter Sonnia (Tony) Judd, son Erik (Brenda) Spencer, grandchildren Courtney (Dustin) Welch, Allissa Marken, Noah Spencer, great granddaughter Aleia Welch, and nephews Wayne
(Starla) Daman and Leon (Darlene) Daman.

A viewing will be held November 30th from 11am-12:30pm at Cady Cremation Services in Kent,WA. Full Military Honors at Mount Tahoma National Cemetery will begin at 1pm.

In lieu of flowers, he requested donations to Seattle Children’s Hospital at or 1-800-635-1432 .

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Charles Thomas "Chuck" Coffelt

Charles Thomas "Chuck" Coffelt
Chuck passed away at his home on Saturday, November 11th.

More to come soon.....

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Jacqueline "Jackie" Kay Bauer

Jacqueline "Jackie" Kay Bauer
Jacqueline (Jackie) Kay Bauer, 70, passed away unexpectedly Nov. 3, 2017 at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, Wa. Services are pending in Seattle. Cremation has taken place; and, as she wished her ashes will be spread over Ocean Shores, WA.

Jackie was born Oct. 7, 1947 in Bismarck, ND to Wilbur and Lillie (Johnson) Bauer. She attended Pioneer Elementary School in Bismarck. She was the cute little blond in a page boy and bangs who loved to square dance. She also attended Hughes Jr. Hi. and graduated from Bismarck High School in 1965. Jackie completed a 2 yr course at Dakota Business School in Fargo, ND and worked briefly in Bismarck before venturing to Seattle. Upon arriving and getting her first view of the moving ocean waters, she had an upchuck experience; but, she loved Seattle and the ocean and frequently entertained her lifelong friends and family from Bismarck to the sights of the Great Northwest.

Jackie was a skilled account manager. She met many interesting and devoted clients working for the Seattle Musicians Union; and, most recently for Diers and Diers, a private accounting firm. Doing her best and developing good relationships with her clients was her motto. Her boss was special and after he passed away Jackie retired. One of her passions was needlepoint , which she did to perfection, never missing a stitch. She hunted antiques and seashells and acquired collections of both during her travels. Jackie was a kind and caring person who worked tirelessly with her sorority sisters of the Lambda Delta Chapter of Sigma Phi Gamma International Sorority doing charity work in the Seattle area.

Her parents passed away in 2000 and she is currently survived by her sister, Carmen, nephew Scott Woodmansee and his family, Aunt Gladys and Aunt Adelaide, several first cousins , and many good friends including two exceptional and special friends, Judy and Janice, who helped her through the last couple years of her life.

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William Roy Hickman

William Roy Hickman

Sunrise: May 7, 1940
Sunset: Oct 24, 2017

William Roy "Big Roy" Hickman passed away peacefully after battling many health issues. Born in Detroit, Michigan to Inez Ruth (Hayes) and William Johnson Hickman. He was preceded in death by his parents and oldest daughter Maranda La Jean Harp. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years as a radioman aboard the USS Alamo. He was an electrician by trade but he had other occupations that he also mastered. He loved all genres of music and was skilled in dominoes and card games. He is survived by his older brother, Charles Johnson Hickman and other half brothers and sisters. His sons, William Cordell Hazard (Susan) and Doran Dorrell Hickman (Brandie) both reside in Fairbanks, Alaska; while his daughters, Markeata Inez White, Melda Kay Hickman and Marla Lynn Roberts all reside in Seattle, Washington. Williams leaves 21 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who loved him dearly.


He was a loving father and will always be remembered for his big smile and his infectious humor. He was loved by all...let our memories of him be filled with happy, laughing and loving times; may our love for him live in our hearts and cherished memories of him never fade.

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William C. (Bill) Bardon

William C. (Bill) Bardon
March 8, 1945 - October 18, 2017

Bill was born and raised in Helena, MT, and was always a Montana boy at heart. He graduated from Helena High School in 1963, attended Montana State University, then Ag Air Academy in Reno, Nevada. Skipping the tests for Private Pilot rating, he earned his Commercial, Instrument, and Instructor ratings in a 3-day period. After working as a flight instructor, Bill flew fresh seafood from the coast to inland restaurants for a time.

Bill also worked for a rental-fence company in California. His employer then sent him to open new offices in Ohio and Washington State. In Seattle, Bill immediately purchased the branch, and became sole owner of Statewide Rent-A-Fence of Washington, the first rental-fence company in the state. Bill was a good boss. He felt a personal responsibility to keep his employees working, so they could provide for themselves and their families. Bill was owner/operator of his business for 42 years, and just retired last summer.

During a brief marriage in 1969, his daughter, Dawn, was born. She was always the light of Bill’s life, and a great source of pride for him. After Bill moved to Seattle, he became reacquainted with a girl who had lived next door to him in California. They fell back into being friends for a few years, then fell in love and decided to get married. Bill and Mary recently celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary, and were looking forward to enjoying his retirement.

Bill loved all animals, particularly their rescued German Shepherds and the dozens of stray cats that appeared at his office property over the years. He especially enjoyed antique cars, aircraft, sailboats, and occasional good concerts, ranging from the Beach Boys to Andre Reiu.

Bill was a very quiet, rather introverted sort, until he got to know you. He delighted in hosting an annual Easter Egg Hunt for neighbors and friends, and relaxing with neighbors at the summer block party. Bill had many qualities that are all too rare these days. He loved his family, was loyal to his friends, was an honest and hard working business owner, and a good man.


Remembrances may be made To:

Washington German Shepherd Rescue
8507 Latona Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98115


South County Cats
26868 Maple Valley/Black Diamond Rd. SE #160
Maple Valley, WA 98038

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Karen Jane Richardson

Karen Jane Richardson
On Oct 10,2017 we lost a dear friend and family member. Karen (Kay) Richardson passed away from complications following open heart surgery. Karen was born October 19, 1950 in Longview, WA. She graduated Kelso High in 1968 and held several jobs during her lifetime beginning with Northwest Center Rehab working with the disabled and ending with her position as Human Resource Assistant with Unified Grocers. Kay attended Highline Community College and then Central Washington University earning her Bachelors in Home Economics. Kay was a member Eagles and Tops for many years. During that time she made many friends and spent a lot of quality time with them. She loved the ocean and the beach cabin that she helped build with her brother Rod and other family members.

Kay is survived by her older brother Rodney (Virginia) Naskedov and a younger sister Cindy (Rhonda) Naskedov Greenman as well. She also left behind numerous nieces and nephews. Both her parents, George Naskedov and Wynona Naskedov preceded her in death as well as two younger sisters, Tara Steinauer and Jan Spears.

A celebration of life will be held on Nov 4 2017 at the Winlock Community Center at 1:00 pm. Donations can be made to the American Heart Association. For any flower donations please email Virginia at for address to send any flowers.

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Bo Ostberg

Bo Ostberg

Bo Ostberg, age 81, passed away peacefully on October 10, 2017, surrounded by his family at the home he built in Kent, Washington.

Bo was born March 13, 1936, in Stockholm, Sweden to Astrid and Ake Lindeberg. At a young age, Bo’s father passed away and his mother remarried to Olof Ostberg. Bo grew up in a large family with four sisters, Ulla (born 1932), Birgitta (born 1935), Britt (born 1938) and Kerstin (born 1942). As a youth growing up outside of Stockholm on the Swedish Baltic coast, Bo gained his lifelong love of sailing, outdoor recreation and appreciation of nature. Bo graduated in 1955 from Norra Real High School in Stockholm. After high school, Bo served in the Royal Swedish Navy on a destroyer for two years. Upon completing his Naval service, Bo enrolled in college and earned a master’s degree in 1964 in Engineering Sciences, with a focus on aeronautical engineering, from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. After graduating, Bo worked for an HVAC design company for a short while before moving on to a position with the Swedish Royal Air Force as an aircraft performance analysist and computer programmer from 1965-1967.

While Bo was attaining his master’s degree, he became reacquainted with a childhood friend, Eva Gorthon, whom he had known since he was 11 years old. After rekindling their relationship and blossoming their love, Bo and Eva were married October 6, 1962, and enjoyed 55 years of marriage.

In 1967, Bo was hired by the Boeing Company and moved his young family from Sweden to Kent, Washington for their great American adventure. Together, Bo and Eva overcame the challenge of culture differences between Sweden and America, and soon embraced all that the Pacific Northwest had to offer. In 1997 Bo and Eva became US citizens.

Bo worked for Boeing until his retirement in 1995. He held many positions at Boeing and was a highly respected and valued engineer, responsible for many novel ideas and aircraft design solutions.
After retiring from Boeing, Bo spent many healthy, active years pursing his hobbies and working the land at their home on 5 acres near Covington where they moved to in 1991.

Bo and Eva have three children, Stefan (born 1964), Carl (born 1967) and Erik (born 1971) who were all raised in Kent. Bo was a dedicated husband and father who led by example and always did the right thing. He was a soft-spoken man of few words, but the words he spoke were always meaningful. He was kind and gentle, thoughtful and caring, and deliberate in his actions.

Bo had a passion for alpine skiing and was a fully certified Level 3 ski instructor. He was a member of Professional Ski Instructors of America and served as Technical Director for Boeing Ski School for many years. Bo was also an accomplished masters ski racer. Bo loved to ski with his wife, kids and grandchildren, and was known on the slopes for his graceful and elegant style of skiing.
Bo enjoyed sailing, a skill he learned at a young age in the Swedish Archipelago. Bo branched out on his love of sailing and took up windsurfing in the 1980’s and was often seen windsurfing on local lakes and in the Columbia River Gorge.

Bo took advantage of the opportunities for outdoor activities with his family in the Northwest. He fished with his sons on lakes, rivers and in the saltwater, and Bo always had a couple of trusty lures and handmade fishing rods at hand to use in his secret spots. He also enjoyed hiking the local trails and having picnics at scenic spots.
Bo loved working with wood, from handcrafted projects to felling trees and milling his own boards. He loved to garden and took as much pride in design of his garden beds as he did in the harvest of his crops. Gardening, mushroom picking and walks in the forest were all central to Bo and his happiness.

Bo is preceded in death by his mother and father, Astrid and Olof Ostberg, and his sisters Ulla and Birgitta. He is survived by his loving wife, Eva, sons and daughter-in-law’s (Stefan and Linda Ostberg, Carl and Tami Ostberg, Erik and Kirstie Ostberg), and grandchildren (Emma, Adam, Annika, Mitchell, Daphne and Judy). Bo is also survived by his sisters (Britt Nyberg in Sweden and Kerstin Ostberg in Denmark), and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Friday, October 20, 2017, at 11:00 am at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (25810 156th Ave SE, Covington WA 98042 ) with a Celebration of Life directly following at St. John’s. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in memory of Bo to the Crystal Mountain Ski Patrol mailed to 33914 Crystal Mountain Boulevard, Enumclaw WA 98022or Parkinson Foundation online at

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Lawrence Peter Zaitzeff

Lawrence Peter Zaitzeff
Lawrence Peter Zaitzeff, age 85, of Normandy Park, Washington died October 1, 2017 after an extended battle with cancer of the jaw. He was born on May 26, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan to Peter and Mary Zaitzeff. He was the oldest of three sons.

He graduated from Fordson High School in Dearborn, Michigan and attended college at the University of Utah, as well as the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor where he graduated in Biophysics. Larry served four years activity duty as an aviator in the United States Navy and 26 years in the Naval Reserves.

He was married to Marilyn Miller of Tooele, Utah for more than 35 years and they had three children (from oldest to youngest), David L Zaitzeff, Kimberly E. (Zaitzeff) Tovar, and Todd A Zaitzeff.

He and his family moved to Seattle, Washington in 1965 where he worked for Boeing Corporation in a number of capacities including Human Factors and Sales & Marketing. He retired after more than 28 years of service. He resided in the Seattle area after his retirement until his death.

He enjoyed racquet sports, including badminton and tennis and won many tournaments throughout his career in local and regional events. He also had a great love of classical music and played the violin and viola as a volunteer in the Bellevue Philharmonic orchestra for approximately 20 years.

He is survived by his three children, his former wife Marilyn Miller, his brother Roger Zaitzeff, and cousin Leo James.

He will be deeply missed by his family and friends, but his love of life and spirit will live on in the hearts and minds of those who knew him. Funeral arrangements are being provided by Cady Funeral Home, Kent, Washington with burial at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington.

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Everett Smith

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Everett Kenneth Smith was born in Everett, Washington on March 28, 1928. He passed away at his home in Seattle on September 23, 2017.

Everett served his country in the U.S. Navy at the end of World War II, then in the U.S. Coast Guard.

He is survived by his wife, Solin Kim Smith and many other family members.

Military honors will be accorded at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 9AM.

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