Michael Andrew Clauson

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Obit-ClausonMichael Andrew Clauson, 61, of Kirkland, Washington passed away on February 23, 2017 at his home.

Michael was a devoted father who enjoyed spending his summers camping with his family at Fort Stevens State Park. When his children were younger, they all spent baseball season at the complex in Woodinville and Michael volunteered his time as a little league umpire, and only made a few “questionable calls” according to his children. He was also a problem solver, a human version of Google, and his quick wit went unmatched. Michael had an open door policy resulting in many neighborhood kids and his children’s friends looking at him as a father figure and he treated them as his own.

Michael was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend to all. He is predeceased by his parents, Marvin and Annelies Clauson. Michael is survived by his five children, Michael and his wife Kelly, Mark and his wife Ashley, Miranda and her husband Wade, Matthew, Morgan, three grandchildren, Kennedy, Madison, and Hailey, two brothers, Marc and his wife Fiona, Marvin and his partner Sandie, and his partner Janet.

A celebration of life will be held at Lake Forest Park Civic Club, 17301 Beach Drive, Lake Forest Park, Washington 98155 on March 25th, 2017 at 1 pm. The family will be present from 1pm-5pm with speeches and open mic taking place at 2pm. The family is collecting donations at Michael Clauson’s Memorial Fund at for a donation to Oregon State Parks in his name and a bench to be placed in his honor at Fort Stevens State Park, where the family plans to uphold Michael’s camping tradition.

Jeffrey Marantz

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Obit MarantzJeffrey Marantz passed away on February 21, 2017, in Bellingham, WA. He was born to Brian and Shelley Marantz on July 19, 1996, in Kirkland, and lived in Woodinville.

Jeffrey was a junior at Western Washington University, studying computer science. He graduated from Woodinville High School in 2014, where he was the drum major for the marching band. Jeffrey played baseball in the Woodinville Little League and Woodinville Baseball Club, and also played soccer in the NYSA. Jeffrey loved playing video games on his Xbox One and his PC, hanging out with his friends, and spending time with his two pet beagles, Porter and Tove. As well as being survived by his parents, Brian and Shelley, he is also survived by his brother Steven, and his grandfather George Marantz of Palm Springs, CA.
 Funeral services for Jeffrey were held on February 26, and he is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Snohomish.  Jeffrey left us too early, but touched many, as seen from the overflowing outpouring of support since his passing.  He will be greatly missed.

Dorothy Rhodes Forsyth

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Dorothy Rhodes Forsyth
March 13, 1919 - January 19, 2017

Born in Milton, MA, Dorothy passed peacefully in the Vacaville, CA home of her daughter, Sandy and son-in-law Bob Dale.  Prior to living in Vacaville, Dorothy spent several months a year staying with her daughter and Woodinville resident, Jean Fowler. She attended many Woodinville Garden Club events and generally enjoyed her time with her Washington family.
Dorothy is remembered for her volunteer work especially with the Girl Scouts of Northern California. She loved music and played both the piano and accordion. She was also a great puzzle worker and enjoyed solving a challenging crossword or jigsaw puzzle.
She is survived by 3 of her loving children, Jean Fowler, Douglas Forsyth and Sandra Dale, 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Her kind and generous spirit will be missed by all who knew her.
A graveside memorial will be held at 2 p.m., March 5, 2017, Oak Hills Funeral Home & Memorial Park in San Jose.  408-297-2447

Michael Mueller

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obit-Mueller5 2Michael Mueller, 95, of Woodinville, passed away on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017. He was born April 17, 1921 in Beardsley, MN, son of the late Michael Philipp and Mary (Westenmeyer) Mueller. Michael married Elizabeth Craine in 1942 at Camp Walters, TX. He was a United States Army Veteran of WWII and a prisoner of war in Germany. Michael was a member of the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks, Disabled American Veterans, American Ex-Prisoners of War and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing. Michael is survived by his wife of 74 years. He has two sons: Michael Mueller and wife Louise, grandchildren Danielle and Arlondo; Kevin Mueller and wife Sharla, grandchildren Robert and Cassandra; daughter Kathleen Dettner and husband Christopher; great-grandchildren Kevin, Jameson, Liam, Tuff and Sealy; and granddaughter-in-law Erin. He was preceded in death by three brothers and seven sisters. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, February 22nd at 1 p.m. Arrangements are by Lifetime Celebrations, 18224 103rd Ave NE, Bothell, WA 98011.

Theresa V. DeRosier

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Theresa V. DeRosier, 102, of Bothell, WA, passed away on Monday, February 6, 2017. She was born April 21, 1914 in Beardsley, Minn., the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Westermeyer) Mueller. Theresa married Earl S. DeRosier in 1932. He preceded her in death on January 29, 2003. Theresa was a member of the North Creek Grange Hall and enjoyed gardening, fishing, playing cards, dancing, spending winters in Arizona. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Theresa is survived by her daughter, Beverly Jane Santiago and husband Michael; five grandchildren, Teresa Pinnell, Daniel Reasoner, Vicky Martens, Clifford DeRosier and Ron DeRosier; three great-grandchildren, Jenna, Tory and Teddy. She was preceded in death by her son, Clifford DeRosier; brother, Michael Mueller and grandson, Stephen Reasoner.
A service to celebrate Theresa’s life was held February 13, 2017 at Lifetime Celebrations by Washelli, 18224 103rd Avenue NE, Bothell, WA  98011.