Edith (Hanna) Knutson

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

obit knutsonEdith (Hanna) Knutson was born January 14, 1919 and passed away April 23, 2015 at the age of 96 years. She leaves behind her children: Donald (Connie), Dennis (Helen), Joyce (aka Fern), Jonn (Linda), many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She joins in heaven her husband Clarence, parents Ethel and Roy Hanna, her siblings and her young daughter, Janice.
Edith enjoyed her life in many ways. She was a charter member of Cottage Lake Presbyterian church in Woodinville, Washington. She helped start the Mountain View Improvement Club and many other organizations in Woodinville. Since 1946 she and Clarence raised their children in the Woodinville area and maintained a 10-acre farm with many animals, gardens and an orchard.

She moved from Woodinville to Bellingham when her health began to fail at the age of 85. All her children remained in Washington and helped her as her health failed.

Edith enjoyed many hobbies: quilting, crocheting, embroidery and writing many letters to family and friends throughout the nation. Arthritis was what stopped her! She continued to appreciate family, friends and other people who came to visit her throughout her life.

May she rest in peace, her work is finished.

Much thanks and appreciation to those who cared for Edith’s needs during her 10 years at Highland Convalescent Care Home in Bellingham, Washington.

A memorial service will be at Cottage Lake Presbyterian Church in Woodinville on May 9 at 1:30 p.m. A private burial will be at a different time in Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Redmond, Washington.

Michael J Kennedy

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit KennedyMichael J Kennedy, of Chiwawa River Pines, Washington, died April 27, 2015. Mike, son of Beatrice Quintella and Dee Kennedy and loving husband of 50 years to Judi Kennedy, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife Judi, his sister Patty and children Stacie (Bruce), Scott (Kris), Michelle (Paul) and his “adopted” daughter Wendy. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Joshua, Sam, Cody, Riley, Adeline and Brady and sister-in-law, Kathy.

Mike was born in 1942 in Vallejo, California, graduated from Vallejo High School in 1960 and The California Maritime Academy in 1964. As a Merchant Marine, he worked in shipyards around the world and sailed on many ships throughout his career. After his family, Mike’s passion was baseball. He played throughout his childhood and early adulthood, turning that passion into coaching for over 20 years. He coached every age group, taking his teams to All-Stars and Championships multiple times. When retiring in 2010, Mike turned his vacation home in Chiwawa River Pines, near Plain, Washington, into his full time home, where he became actively involved in the Lake Wenatchee community. Nothing made him happier than feeding his birds, riding his tractor and smoking a cigar on his porch. His winter passions included snowmobiling and sitting at his fire pit watching it snow. Mike was an avid Nascar fan, and looked forward to his trips to the track with his boys every year.

The Celebration of Life for Mike Kennedy will be held Saturday, May 9 at The Lake Wenatchee Rec Club. The LWRC building is located at the Lake Wenatchee State Airport, 14400 Chiwawa Loop Road. Mike’s family will be there to welcome you at 2, and the official celebration will begin at 3. The family asks for you to stay after for food, beverage and stories.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Lake Wenatchee Rec Club in Mike Kennedy’s honor, or gifting a living tree or plant for Judi’s yard.

Randy Lee Martin

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit Martin

Randy Lee Martin of Woodinville, born February 15, 1965, died March 19, 2015. He is survived by his wife Pam and his children Lisa, Brandon and Christina.

A celebration of life will be held May 23 at the Lake Forest Park Civic Club, 17301 Beach Dr NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155 at 12 p.m.

Kevin Ganda

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit kevin gandaKevin M. Ganda was born on May 30, 1943 and peacefully passed on March 29, 2015.   

Kevin moved to the town of  Duvall in 2003 where he became a friend to many in the community. Kevin had a way of touching the hearts of those around him with his smile, singing voice, wisdom, and faith. Kevin is survived by his adopted family and friends who will always treasure his memory. We are better people for having known him.  Thank you and we love you Kevin.

A celebration of the life of Kevin Ganda was held at Holy Innocents Church in Duvall on April 10. In memory of Kevin, donations can be made to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Marie Freeman

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Marie Freeman, a long- time resident of Duvall and Monroe, died on March 22, 2015 in Bellingham. She was born on January 26, 1924 in Los Angeles. She married John Freeman on October 10, 1944, who proceeded her in death, along with her daughter Carol Coby. She is survived by her daughters Katie Freeman of Colville, and Mary Jobelle of Blaine.