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Paul Schaus

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

schausPaul Henry Schaus passed away peacefully, at home, on April 12, 2017. He was predeceased by his first wife, A. Romaine (Rayhill) Schaus after more than 50 years of marriage. He is survived by his second wife Nola Deierling Schaus; his children, Steve (Ellen), Jon (Dee), Faith (David Waschke), Margaret (Jim Noonan); 11 grandchildren; and, 12 great grandchildren. He is also survived by Nola’s children, Dale (Kathryn), Joni (Don Siewert), Dell (Renee); her 4 grandchildren; and, her 3 great grandchildren.

Paul was born in Cornelius, Oregon, on January 14, 1923 to the Rev. Paul H. Schaus, Sr. and Elsa (Dittrich) Schaus. He was the third of 5 siblings and the only son.  He was predeceased by his parents and 3 of his sisters.  His youngest sister, Lenore Dolphin, survives him.

The Schaus family moved from Oregon to Snohomish in the mid-1930’s where Paul’s father served as pastor of Zion Lutheran Church for nearly 3 decades. Paul graduated from Concordia High School in Portland, Oregon in 1941.

Paul served with the 487th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion in the Pacific Theater during WWII. He earned the Bronze Service Arrowhead, the Philippine Liberation Medal and the WWII Victory Medal. He was honorably discharged in February 1946 with the rank of Technical Sargeant.

Paul worked for Weyerhaeuser for 33 years, rising from work in the planing mill to Sales Supervisor. He retired in 1984.

While working full time, raising a family, and maintaining a small farm, Paul attended school at night to earn his college degree. His dedication and persistence paid off when he received his BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington in 1972. 

A gifted and self-taught carpenter, Paul built “the cabin”, a family vacation home, near Granite Falls, overlooking Mt. Pilchuck and the South Fork of the Stillaguamish River. It was the site of many wonderful gatherings for family and friends.

Service to church and community was an important part of Paul’s life. He was a congregation member of Zion Lutheran Church in Snohomish from his teenage years until his death. He served Zion in many capacities, including president, trustee, and elder.  Paul was also active in the United Way of Snohomish County, the Everett Chamber of Commerce and the Snohomish Tillicum Kiwanis.

Paul was loved and admired by all who knew him. His deep faith in God was demonstrated in his kindness, loyalty, honesty and ability to love unconditionally.

Paul loved gatherings of family and friends; rooting for the Mariners, Seahawks and Huskies; raising big, beautiful vegetable gardens; making jam to give as holiday gifts; and, his John Deere tractor. His passing leaves a huge void in our lives and hearts. He will be greatly missed.

Funeral services were held at Zion Lutheran Church, Ave. A and 4th Street, Snohomish, WA at 1:00 p.m. on April 24, 2017. Graveside services and reception followed.

Remembrances may be made to Providence Hospice of Snohomish County or Zion Memorial Fund.

Christine Marie Wright

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Wright obitChristine Marie Wright, age 20, daughter of Jason and Michelle Wright of Woodinville, WA passed away March 13, 2017 of heart failure. She was born in Winston Salem, North Carolina on July 26, 1996. She attended High School in both Eagle, ID and Woodinville, WA and graduated from Woodinville High School in 2015.  She was attending Brigham Young University-Idaho in her junior year studying Public Health with an emphasis in Biotechnology.

Christine was an incredible joy to her family, who had waited many years to welcome her to their family through the blessing of adoption. She was an artist and musician, playing piano and other instruments. She was active in sports and an enthusiastic reader who loved learning, taking AP classes and earning enough college credits in high school to start college as a sophomore.  As a high school student she participated in a college level programming class and led her team to win first place in Washington State and 3rd place at Nationals. She also earned her CNA and again won the state competition and participated in Nationals.

She was wonderful with children and was a favorite aunt to her niece and nephews. She was an active member of the LDS faith and earned her Young Womanhood Recognition and Honor Bee, and graduated from seminary.

Christine was a cherished daughter of her earthly parents, and a valiant, obedient daughter of her Heavenly Father. 
To know Christine was to love Christine.

Christine leaves behind her parents Jason Richard Wright and B. Michelle Wright of Woodinville, WA, siblings Heather E. Bradshaw, her husband Lyndon R. Bradshaw of Farmington, UT and their three children, as well as her brother Spencer J. Wright of Woodinville.

A memorial service was held Saturday, March 25th,  at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 18860 NE Woodinville Duvall Rd.

A funeral service was held in Sandy, UT on Saturday, March 18th, burial at Elysian Burial Gardens, 1075 East 4580 South, Salt Lake City 

Christine Marie Wright

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Wright obitChristine Marie Wright, age 20, daughter of Jason and Michelle Wright of Woodinville, WA passed away March 13, 2017 of heart failure. She was born in Winston Salem, North Carolina on July 26, 1996. She attended High School in both Eagle, ID and Woodinville, WA and graduated from Woodinville High School in 2015.  She was attending Brigham Young University-Idaho in her junior year studying Public Health with an emphasis in Biotechnology.

 

Christine was an incredible joy to her family, who had waited many years to welcome her to their family through the blessing of adoption. She was an artist and musician, playing piano and other instruments. She was active in sports and an enthusiastic reader who loved learning, taking AP classes and earning enough college credits in high school to start college as a sophomore.  As a high school student she participated in a college level programming class and led her team to win first place in Washington State and 3rd place at Nationals. She also earned her CNA and again won the state competition and participated in Nationals.

 

She was wonderful with children and was a favorite aunt to her niece and nephews. She was an active member of the LDS faith and earned her Young Womanhood Recognition and Honor Bee, and graduated from seminary.

 

Christine was a cherished daughter of her earthly parents, and a valiant, obedient daughter of her Heavenly Father.  

 

To know Christine was to love Christine. 

 

Christine leaves behind her parents Jason Richard Wright and B. Michelle Wright of Woodinville, WA, siblings Heather E. Bradshaw, her husband Lyndon R. Bradshaw of Farmington, UT and their three children, as well as her brother Spencer J. Wright of Woodinville.

 

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 25th, 11am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 18860 NE Woodinville Duvall Rd.

 

A funeral service was held in Sandy, UT on Saturday, March 18th, burial at Elysian Burial Gardens, 1075 East 4580 South, Salt Lake City

Maxine Elaine Peterson Smith

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

obitMaxine Elaine Peterson Smith passed away peacefully on March 14, 2017 at the age of 89 in Bothell, Washington.  Born on August 18, 1927 to Nels and Beatrice Peterson in Seattle, she was one of three children. Maxine loved visiting her grandparents George and Mary Ann Hughes, pioneers in Woodinville, Washington, often playing in Woodin Creek. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1945.  Maxine and Glenn Smith married on April 18, 1947. Glenn and Maxine enjoyed hiking on Mount Rainier, bowling at Kenmore Lanes, swimming and dancing at the Elks Club in Lake City, gardening, and helping out with local politics. Together they ran the ALA 45 Credit Union for more than twenty years.  She lived in her Matthews Beach home 66 years until this past fall. She lived a happy, full and blessed life and is now reunited with her husband of 52 years Glenn Smith, parents Nels and Beatrice Peterson, sister Bernice and brother Clark. Maxine is survived by daughters A. Jeanne Ensor, Carol Smith, six grandchildren Kelly Snyder (Virgil), Andrew Ensor, Crystal Bliss (Andy), Heidi Mendenhall (Ron), Amy Gieschen (Derek) and Danielle Nicole Fitzpatrick, nine great grandchildren and several nieces and a nephew. 

In lieu of a service, the family encourages everyone to take a moment and enjoy the great outdoors, take a hike, dance with a loved one and/or plant a pink rose bush.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Washington National Parks Fund/Mt. Rainier at http://wnpf.org/donate/ in Maxine’s honor.

Dylan Garrett Backman

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

obit - backmanDylan Garrett Backman:  On to a beautiful place

His love and respect and honor towards his family was relentless. He is survived by his adoring mother Jyl Backman, his proud father Eric Backman, his adoring youngest brother Dakota Backman who always looked up to him, and by his devoted “Papa” Victor Ferguson.  

Dylan’s “Angel” brother Dallas ... took Dylan’s hand and led him to heaven peacefully on February 8th, 2017 in El Segundo, California.  He is also with his “Angel” grandma Gail Ferguson.

Dylan was born November 2, 1991. He grew up in Woodinville, Wash. He attended Evergreen Academy, Cedar Park Christian School, and graduated from Chrysalis School.

Being the intelligent young man he was Dylan was very proud of earning the President’s Award for Academic Achievement from Cedar Park Christian School.  This is a very prestigious honor.

He competed nationally in gymnastics for many years with his brothers Dallas and Dakota a sport he loved.  His most treasured friends and memories come from gymnastics and his coach who fostered that bond amongst the boys that still carries on.

Dylan experienced living in several exciting places in his young life including Mammoth, California where he worked on the mountain and enjoyed the outdoors.

When Dylan moved to Utah with Dallas he was lucky enough to become a lift operator at Solitude Mountain Resort. They got to enjoy what they loved every day racing each other down the mountain together and enjoying the beauty of the mountain and snow.

His latest home was El Segundo, California where he worked and was thrilled to live “the beach life” since he loved the sun, sand and the variety of people there. I have received so many amazing accolades from his peers who shared the last six months with him and learned so much from his encouragement and strength.

One of his fondest and cherished memories was the trip Dylan and Dallas took together camping, fishing and enjoying the great outdoors.

Dylan was wise. He kept it “real” by helping others in his new life. It makes me so proud he made an impact on so many people’s lives in a short period of time in Utah and California.

Everyone loved his charismatic attitude, his wit and his humor. Dylan was just Dylan: always clowning around and making everyone laugh. He lived his life for his family and he was a genuine friend to all those who knew him.

A Celebration of Dylan’s life with his friends and family will be on Thursday, March 16, 2016 at 6PM at Overlake Christian Church, Redmond, Washington. 

There is s Facebook page with more information:  Dylan-Backman-Remembered.