Delbert Flanagan

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Obit-FlanaganDelbert Flanagan was born on February 20, 1929 on the same land where he worked, lived his entire life, and eventually died on January 17, 2017 of congestive heart failure. The homestead was founded by his father Harold West Flanagan and grandmother, Katherine West Flanagan in 1912. Their Woodinville farm was the largest chicken farm this side of the Mississippi during the Second World War.

Delbert attended Bothell High School where he met his bride, Pat Young. They dated and graduated high school together in 1948. On February 26, 1950, Delbert and Pat were married. Delbert was employed raising chicken and cattle in his early years, and also worked as a janitor and bus driver for Northshore School District, as a heavy equipment operator for King County Highway Department and at Pat’s Perennials.

Delbert was deeply involved in the ministry of the church throughout his life and was licensed as a local preacher in the Church of the Nazarene. He also served as a youth leader, in missions to prisons, with Union Gospel Mission, as a Sunday School teacher as as a leader of Bible study and home fellowship groups.

Delbert was proceeded into death by his twin brother, Anthony Dearle, who died at birth, his parents West and Eva Flanagan and sister Beryl Bluhm.

Survivors left to cherish the memories of Delbert are his wife, Pat, his six children: Michael Flanagan (Judy), Tim Flanagan, Coleen Bruner (Robert), Loreen Fitch (Brian), Eveleen Chapman (Hal), and Kathreen Love (Jeff). Del is also survived by his twelve beloved grandchildren, Erin Caldwell (John), Janna Fitch, Kevin Flanagan (Misti), Christopher Bruner, Karli Parham (Theron), Julia Seimears (Shay), Deleen Wieliczkiewicz (Zach), Kadi Keener (David), Jacqueline Fitch, Innoko Chapman, Kristi Love, and Joel Love, and three precious great grandchildren, Ender Parham, London Seimears, Zoe Flanagan and one more soon to come. Delbert is also survived by many wonderful friends. 

Melinda L. Scott

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After a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer, Melinda L. Scott, age 68, died on January 9th. The end was fulfilled with Melinda’s husband and son by her side. A talented writer, Melinda’s articles appeared in local periodicals, particularly in Northwest Indian News and The Valley Record. She also wrote and published a biography of well-known Duvall resident Ralph Taylor. Melinda was crucial to the success of her husband’s construction business, taking care of the accounting and office duties. Originally from Ohio, Melinda settled in the Duvall-Carnation valley with her family in 1976. She is survived by her husband of 25 years, Carl Scott, her son, Thomas Wetzel, her brother, Mark Wetzel (Nancy) and a niece and nephew.

Gabriel Luis Marcelo

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Gabriel Luis Marcelo 12/20/1989 to 01/14/2017

Gabriel was born in Kirkland and lived in Woodinville for most of his life. He had a severe congenital heart condition that could not be repaired and it ultimately took his life on January 14, 2017 at home.  Gabriel was a graduate of the Northshore Homeschool Network. He studied Culinary Arts, enjoyed gaming and Legos and most of all his family and friends. He could be seen at Target and Safeway where the scooter made it possible for him to get around by himself instead of the wheelchair. He participated in a fundraising event at Cold Stone Creamery for Make a Wish when he was 14. He got his wish to go to Lego Land and Disneyland. Gabriel worked at his mom’s office (The Woodinville License Agency) up until a couple of years ago when his heart condition got worse. Gabriel was deeply loved by his family: his mother Anita Marcelo; his father Jaime Marcelo and stepmother Marsha Turner of Woodinville; brother Jaime Marcelo (Cristina Preda) of Brooklyn, NY; sister Gina McLaughlin (Dave) of Elk Grove, CA; sister Lisa Villard (Marco) of Vienna, Austria; sister Deanna Ping of Palo Alto, CA; niece Shayla McLaughlin; nephews Dawson McLaughlin and Hugo Villard; grandmother Adela Lopez; uncle Jeff Moreno of Woodinville; many aunts, uncles, and cousins throughout California, Oregon and worldwide. Remembrances can be made to The Children’s Heart Research Guild at: This is “The Gabriel Project.”


Tony Cooke

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Obit CookeLong-time resident Tony Cooke passed away on Jan. 2, 2017.

Tony lived in Woodinville for over 40 years. She enjoyed the NW, naming her home “Shalom in the Pines.” She involved herself in local affairs, especially the Kingsgate and Woodinville libraries.

Tony was born in London, England and moved to the US as a child. She lived in New York and Southern California, working for the American Cancer Society.  She also ran a record distribution business with her husband Frank before they retired to Woodinville in the 1970s.

Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Edwin J. Zanassi

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zanassiEdwin J. Zanassi, 91, descendant of one of the pioneer farming families of the Sammamish Valley, died December 14, 2016 at Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland, Washington after a brief illness. He was born February 2, 1925 in Woodinville, Washington to John and Anna (Aries) Zanassi. He attended Woodinville School and graduated from Bothell High School in 1943. Ed is survived by his loving wife, Eva, of 56 years and daughter Elaine, both of Woodinville, granddaughter Danielle of Lake Stevens, sister Virginia Gibbs of Woodinville and a large extended family.

He was a kind and caring husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. He will be greatly missed. Services were held Dec. 20 at Acacia Funeral Home, Seattle, WA. Remembrances in his memory may be made to Evergreen Hospice at Evergreen Medical Center or to the Scholarship Foundation of Northshore, PO Box 1773, Woodinville, WA 98072.