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Margaret Ward Gamache

  • Written by Karin Hopper

Obit GamacheMargaret “Peg” Ward (also known as Zita or Margaret Gamache to her family) has moved on to be with her beloved “Johnny” (John Melvin Gamache) after a long illness.
 

She passed on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013. Margaret was the founder, director and much loved teacher at Carnation’s Tolt Hill School that she ran for preschoolers and kindergartners from 1980 to 2005. She was assisted in running the school by her husband, John Gamache, musical director at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church who taught music at the school. She married John in 1976 and he preceded her in death in 1999.  
Margaret was born in Minot, North Dakota, on February 7, 1933, the eldest of seven children to Judith and Leon Ward. The family moved to Seattle, Wash.,in 1943.  She graduated from St. Edward’s Grade School in Seattle and Holy Rosary High School in West Seattle. In the fall of 1952 she entered the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters of Tacoma at Marymount.  
 

She continued her education at St. Martin’s College in Olympia earning her BA and masters degree in teaching She left the Dominican community after 20 years of teaching primary education in various schools both in Washington and California.
 

She is survived by her siblings and families: John E. “Jack” Ward, Michael T. Ward, Barbara J. Nevin, Joan E. Traylor, Mary C. Hirschkorn and Timothy P. Ward. She is also survived by the adult children and families of her husband’s children: Emilie M. Leming, John Sutton-Gamache, James P. Gamache, Susan E.Gamache, Katy M. Keehn and Paul A. Gamache.  
 

Margaret was a deeply spiritual, joyful and loving person and we will all miss her greatly.
Services will be held on Saturday, September 7, at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Church at 31911 E. Blanche Street, Carnation, WA 98014 to be followed by a light lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Carnation Senior Center at 4610 Stephens Avenue, Carnation, WA 98014.
Remembrances may be made to either St. Anthony’s church or to the charity of your choice.

Theodore John Aarstad Jr.

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit AarstadTheodore John Aarstad Jr. of Carnation, Wash., was born December 9, 1927, and went home to be with the Lord on August 15, 2013. 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Wines; father, Theodore Aarstad Sr.; daughter, Mary-Margaret Pettifer and son, Randal Brown.

He is survived by his loving wife, Audrey; sons, Theodore (Lynn) Aarstad Sr. of Spirit Lake, Idaho and Ronald (Debra) Brown of Centralia and daughter, Diane (Denny) Driggs of Bainbridge Island;  his brothers, Ronald Aarstad and Marvin (Betty) Aarstad of Gainesville Wis.; his sister, Sharon (Don) Prisk of Fort Atkins, Wis.; 14 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Theodore (Ted) joined the Navy and at the end of World War II, he served in the occupation of Japan. 

After being honorably discharged from the Navy in 1948, he worked as a labor foreman until he retired.

Ted married his sweetheart Audrey in 1963 and they just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. 

They enjoyed numerous trips together and have been longtime residents of Carnation for over 36 years.

Ted was a member of the American Legion and was known best for his dancing and hunting abilities.

He had a smile that dazzled all of us. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

A memorial service will be held at Tolt Congregational United Church of Christ (4851 Tolt Ave., Carnation, WA 98014) on Tuesday, August 27, at 11 a.m. A reception will follow.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, gifts be made in honor of Ted to the Humane Society www.humanesociety.org.

Pamela Ann Rossner

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit RossnerPamela Ann Rossner of Woodinville, Washington, passed away on August 11, 2013.

Pamela was born in North Platte, Nebraska, on March 20, 1962.

She lived with her parents, Gerald and Edna Henning, and her older brother, Scott. Pamela graduated from Jefferson High School in Bloomington, Minnesota and continued on to the University of Minnesota.

After college, Pamela became a flight attendant for Northwest Airlines.

At Northwest, Pamela met Otto Rossner, a pilot for the airline.

They were married in 1988 and together they have two children, Michael, age 23 and Melinda, age 22. Sometimes she said she had three children, including her golden retriever, Reggie.

Pamela was the epitome of a perfect wife and mother.

Even when battling Crohn’s Disease and thyroid cancer, she was caring, compassionate and loving to all she touched.

She is survived by her husband of 25 years, her children, her mother and her brother. She was preceded in death by her father.

A memorial service was held August 24th at Wooden Cross Lutheran Church in Woodinville.

Rosemary Zeutschel

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

obit rosemaryRosemary Zeutschel 81, longtime resident of Woodinville passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at the Royal Manor Adult Family Home in Bothell.  She is preceeded in death by her husband, Ronald Peter Zeutschel (he passed away in May of 2009). 

She was born August 11, 1932, in Cook, Illinois.  Her father was the production manager for the Wall Street Journal. 

She met and married Ronald Peter Zeutschel in 1954. 

They moved to Iowa, Portland and eventually onto Seattle.  They settled in Woodinville during 1973.

Rosemary graduated from Northwestern University in Illinois in the 1950s with a degree in elementary teaching. She taught in various capacities for almost 20 years.

Rosemary was a champion of rural living and participated in community activism in the Woodinville area for many years. 

She was the administrative aide for King County Councilmember Brian Derdowski in the 1990s.  Up until a few months ago she still enjoyed working as a medical transcriptionist.

Rosemary is survived by her son, David Heron, his wife Hollis Heron and her daughter and husband Gareth and Molly Rolitt.

She became a great- grandmother in January 2013 to Jack Donovan Rollitt.

Rosemary is also survived by her daughter, Amy Zeutschel MacDonald and her husband Eric MacDonald of Woodinville and their two children Zoe (5 years old) and Zachary (4 years old). 

She found immense joy in her family and "Grandma Z" will be missed.

A memorial service will be held at Barton’s Funeral Home in Kirkland at 11a.m. August 30th. 

James R. Walz

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit WalzJames Walz, 82, was born and raised in Estherville, Iowa, and has lived in Seattle since 1959.

James married Marlene Halverson December of1949 and is survived by her, their children, Deborah and James H., seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

James retired from Safeway as a meat cutter.

He enjoyed his retired life singing in the variety show for the Northshore Senior Center, as well as fishing and spending time with family.

He was extremely well loved and will be missed by all who knew him.