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Chaz Jacob Bruner

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bruner obitChaz Jacob Bruner, 15, of Redmond, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly the morning of April 18th of an aortic dissection. He was born March 14, 2002 in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of Matthew and Kathryn (Probstfield) Bruner. He attended Norman Rockwell Elementary, Bellevue Christian School, and Redmond Middle School and was currently enrolled as a 9th grade student at The Bear Creek School in Redmond. He was a member of the basketball team and played piano in Jazz Band.

Chaz is survived by his parents Matthew and Kathryn of Redmond; and his sisters Hannah (12) and Malia (10). He also leaves his maternal grandparents, Jeff and Margaret Probstfield, of Phoenix, Arizona; and his paternal grandparents, Chazz and Judy Kawabori of Mukilteo. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.
An avid lover of sports Chaz enjoyed playing soccer, basketball, baseball, wrestling, swimming, skiing and water sports of all kinds. Chaz loved music and played the piano and ukelele.

Chaz lived in Kentucky, Hawaii, and Washington state. Chaz attended Overlake Christian Church in Redmond and was also active in Young Life. He will be remembered as a fun-loving, kind, intelligent and gentle young man who showed great compassion and care to all. He will be greatly missed by the many whose lives he touched.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, May 7th at 3pm at Overlake Christian Church in Redmond and is open to all. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to Young Life and/or the Chaz Bruner Memorial Scholarship fund at The Bear Creek School. Please go to www.rememberchaz.com for more information.

Andrew Jay Workman

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Obit WorkmanAndrew Jay Workman was born on October 15, 1968 to Carolyn Jo & Marvel Lyle Workman in Seattle, WA. Andy was taken too soon on April 5, 2017 but was surrounded by loved ones. Andy, who was kind, giving and funny is survived by his brother Joe, sister-in-law Heidi, sisters Jill and Jennifer, and brother-in-law Seth. He was a fabulous uncle to his nieces Jessica and Roxie Jo and nephew Remington.

Andy graduated from Woodinville HS, where he wrestled and participated in DECA. He was an avid WSU fan, where he attended college and was a member of the Phi Tau fraternity.

Andy, who worked at Terex in Redmond, was always the person to volunteer to take on a new challenge. Everyone enjoyed working with him as he would always notice and remember the details about their families and check in on them. 

In his free time he went hunting, fishing, and crabbing with his dear friends. He loved watching Seahawks, Sounders, and NASCAR and would often coordinate friends and family to BBQ and watch with him. 

Services will be held on Friday April 28th at 3pm at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church. Located at 11526 162nd Ave SE, Redmond.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, consider donations to the Marv Workman Memorial Business Scholarship. Contributions may be made payable to: SFn, P O Box 1773, Woodinville, WA 98072 or via PayPal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Lance DeYoung

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DeYoung obitLance DeYoung, 76, beloved husband and father, was called to his eternal resting place on April 15, 2017. He was born to Milford and Frances DeYoung. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary DeYoung; sons, Craig DeYoung and David DeYoung; stepsons, David Segura (Amanda), Michael Segura (Monica), and Stephen Segura; six grandchildren, Noah, Isabella, Jonah, Ava, Sadie, and Ryan; and his brother, Larry DeYoung and wife, Arlene. Lance served in the United States Air Force from May 1965 to January 1, 1987. Lieutenant Colonel DeYoung flew F-4E’s in the air defense mission. He continued flying personally many years thereafter. He was active at Ridgecrest Christian Church, Air Force Association, Tau Beta Pi, Cessna Pilot Association, Neighborhood Association, and numerous charities. A Celebration of Life service was held Friday, April 21, 2017, at Ridgecrest Christian Church, 5300 Eastern Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Interment followed the Celebration Service at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, www.pancan.org. Our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Kenneth Smith, his staff, and other doctors, nurses, medical personnel who assisted at Presbyterian, to UNMH cancer center medical personnel, Presbyterian hospice, PCM staff and caregivers and the many wonderful and supporting family and friends. Please visit our online guest book for Lance at www.frenchfunerals.com.

Burke Gordon Barker

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barker obitBurke Gordon Barker
(1945 - 2017)
 
April 24, 1945 - March 15, 2017 Burke Gordon Barker passed away peacefully March 15, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Bellingham, Washington on April 24, 1945. Burke’s family soon moved to Everett, Washington where he graduated from high school in 1963. Burke headed off to Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio where he was President of his fraternity, Alpha Sigma Phi, editor of the yearbook, The Mariettana, and was elected to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities in his senior year. Most importantly, Burke met the love of his life, Jeanne Capri, on spring break in Florida. Their attraction was immediate and their relationship flourished throughout their undergraduate and graduate years. Burke went on to receive his MBA in International Finance from Rutgers University. After his graduation from Rutgers, Burke served in the U.S. Army. He was proud of his service to his country and received a Purple Heart after sustaining life threatening injuries in Vietnam. His recovery was long and painful, but never once did he complain. Burke and Jeanne were married in New York in April 1970. They moved to the Northwest where he worked in his family’s lumber business; Summit Timber Co., for 20 years. He was steadfast in his commitment to his community, serving on local bank boards and running political campaigns throughout the city and state. He also served as a chairman of United Way in Snohomish County. When he left Summit Timber Company, he started a number of small businesses, but was most proud of his creation of Empire Home Remodeling, where he partnered with his wife to create a local business that will carry on his legacy. As a resident of Woodinville, Washington, he continued to be an integral part of the community as a member of Woodinville Rotary, President of Seattle Execs and the Evergreen Fly Fishing Club. Burke’s many interests included gardening, fly fishing, hiking, yellow labs, golf and Husky Football... Burke pursued his passion for fly fishing by traveling the world with close friends and spending time on local rivers. A devoted father, he spent time teaching his daughter, Gena, the joys of the Northwest and sharing with her his love of fly fishing, hiking and his adoration of animals... especially yellow Labs. Burke is survived by his beloved wife, Jeanne; and their daughter, Gena Barker Schirer and son-in-law Alex Schirer. His adorable granddaughter, Lauren Capri Schirer will miss her “Pop” greatly and wishes she could have introduced her brother, Brooks Burke Schirer, to her “Pop”. Burke leaves his loving sisters, Linda Spear of Seattle, Washington and Diane Kieland of Everett, Washington, as well as his sister-in-law, Joyce Kranda and brother-in-law Michael Kranda of Medina, Washington along with his many wonderful, caring nieces and nephews. A celebration of Burke’s life will be held Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, 1717 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA. Reception for friends and family to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a gift in Burke’s name be sent to support Dr. John Yu’s cutting edge brain tumor research at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California. We are grateful for the extraordinary care that Burke received there. Donations to be made to Cedars Sinai with a memo line Dr.Yu – Burke Barker, Cedars Sinai Hospital, Attn: Paola Werstler, 8700 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048. Donations may also be sent in Burke’s name to Evergreen Foundation -Hospice @ 12822 124th Ln., Kirkland, WA 98034 where Burke received outstanding care.

Gary Kenneth Gamble

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gamble obitGary Kenneth Gamble, 56, of Woodinville, WA, passed away peacefully on March 2, 2017 following a short illness. He was born in Seattle on March 12, 1960 to Eugene Edward and Adah Caroline (Kottke)Gamble. During the early years of his life the family lived in the greater Puget Sound Region, eventually settling in Woodinville in 1968 where Gary attended Cottage Lake Elementary, Leota Junior High and Bothell Senior High School.  

After his schooling was completed in 1978 he worked in the construction industry for ten years until he began his career in municipal government with the City of Issaquah in 1988. During his 29 years in government his dedication and hard work earned him several promotions, including Construction Inspector in 1998. He served in this capacity building roads, bridges and plats for the cities of Issaquah, Lynnwood and eventually Redmond and is fondly remembered by all that he worked with. Gary was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed spending time in the mountains logging, hiking, hunting, camping and jeeping. He especially enjoyed spending time with family, friends and his grandchildren and was loved for his dedication to his family, great sense of humor, quick wit and his desire to always help someone in need, especially a fellow jeeper.  

Gary is survived by fiance Susie (Oppedal), son Chris Gamble (Diana) of Waddell, AZ, son Cory Gamble of Woodinville, daughter Carly Gamble (Travis Finch) of Woodinville, grandchildren John Cote, Michael Cote, Jacob Gamble, Jackson Gamble and Taylor Finch, and brother Leroy Gamble (Patricia) of Woodinville, sister Fleeda Newcombe (Gary) of West Seattle, sister Adah (Cookie) Harn (Tommy) of Lacey, brother Mike Gamble (Juanita) of Antioch, CA, brother Pat (Ann) of Summerville, SC, sister Kathy Hunt of Lacey, brother Steve Gamble of Port Orchard, and sister Marsha Holbrook (Bob) of Port Orchard. He was preceded in death by his parents and by sister Maria Gamble and brothers Jerry Gamble and Darrell Gamble.

A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 13th in Coupeville, WA at United Methodist Church located at 608 N Main Street.