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, 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, 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.
Raymond C Burhen of Duvall, Wash. was born September 9, 1927 in Oklahoma City, OK. On his 13th birthday, his family moved to Seattle where he graduated from Queen Anne High School at the age of 16. He then attended the University of Washington, interrupting his stay at UW during World War Two to join the United States Navy, where he continued his studies in the Naval Pilot’s program, as well as The Montana State School of Mines and Colorado School of Mines. Upon receiving his Honorable Discharge from the Navy in 1947, he returned to the University of Washington to finish earning his bachelor of arts degree with emphasis on engineering and zoology. After graduation, he purchased and ran a sawmill in Stillwater, WA (midway between Duvall and Carnation.) When the Korean War began, Burhen was drafted into the United States Army where he served in the 25th Medical Battalion, running a Dental Aide Station. With his service completed in 1954, he returned to Seattle where he began a 35-year career at Boeing. Working primarily in program planning as an aerospace engineer, he was part of teams which designed, engineered and developed the B-52 Stratofortress, the Hickam and SAGE projects, AWACS radar, Hydrofoil, and Space Shuttle among others, before retiring from Boeing in 1987. Work of all types was fun for him and in his free time Burhen tended up to 200 cattle, cut wood, baled hay, raised fields of corn, had a vegetable garden and performed the various jobs associated with running an 80-acre farm. He also enjoyed walking in the woods to oversee his various real estate interests. In 1978, he built Duvall’s Depot Village Mobile Home Park virtually by hand, operating it for nearly 35 years before selling in late 2012.
Delbert 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.