Lowell Alan Power

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Lowell Alan Power of Woodinville passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014, with his family by his side. Lowell was 83 years old. Lowell was born in a log cabin in Big Piney, Wyoming on April 24, 1930. He had two older brothers; Layton Arthur, Lloyd Adaire, and younger brother; Leigh Anthony. The mischievous boys enjoyed many adventures growing up in Wyoming, Manmoth Oregon, and Bremerton.

On July 26, 1950Lowell married his Bremerton high school sweetheart, Lois, and they enjoyed life together for 58 years until Lois passed in 2008.

In 1952, Lowell, joined the Navy to serve our country in San Diego. Honorably discharged in 1956, Lowell and Lois returned to Seattle to focus on building a career at the Boeing Company and raising their three children. In 1967, Lowell built a beautiful home on Hollywood Hill and the family made Woodinville their home.

Lowell immediately wanted to serve his community. He became very involved in the Woodinville Lions club, and clubs throughout the nation and world. There is no way to recount his many contributions. Lowell worked at the annual Salmon bake and Pancake breakfast, represented his club in the Macy’s Day Parades. He worked on projects to aid the blind, and to provide eye glasses to people around the world. He helped with an annual program where elementary children expressed their interpretation of World Peace through art. He contributed countless hours to the Youth Exchange Program; sending high school kids to experience cultures in other countries. The list of Lowell’s involvement goes on and on.

Lowell enjoyed many hobbies. He could often be found on the golf course. He also crafted beautiful items in his woodworking shop in his basement.

Lowell is survived by children; Michael Kenneth Power of Jacksonville, Florida, Kelly Kathleen Ellis of Edmonds, Wa. and Kathryn Lee Szymanski of Issaquah, Wa. Lowell has 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Lowell was admired, respected and loved by co-workers, friends and neighbors. He was a wonderful father, grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 3rd at Holy Spirit Lutheran church located at 10021 NE 124th St. Kirkland, Wa. 98034


Robert Hayton

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Robert Alexander "Grampa Bob" Hayton, of Seattle, Allyn, Woodinville and most recently Redmond passed away peacefully in his sleep February 11, 2014.  Dad was preceded in death by his beloved wife Lillian.

Born August 9, 1918, in Seattle, Dad was a life-long Washingtonian, save for his post-war efforts in Pearl Harbor.  He and Mom loved to travel, and were globe-trotters in their own right. 

They retired to Treasure Island on Case Inlet, where they spent many happy years with friends and in service to his volunteer organization of choice, the Lions Club.

Dad was a meticulous craftsman and offered up that expertise in helping to build pergolas as fund-raisers for the Lions; they were always received with awe and gratitude.

While his children were growing up in Seattle’s Seward Park neighborhood, he was actively involved in the Boy Scouts, Chief Seattle Council, in fact remaining with the Scouts long after his Eagle Scout sons had moved on from their respective troops.

Dad leaves behind his three loving children: Thomas (Marjorie), Susan Gaskill (Jim), and Robert, Jr. (Leslie) along with six beautiful grandchildren and three adorable great-grandchildren. 

The family is eternally grateful to Redmond Heights Assisted Living Center in Redmond for their loving and expert care of "Bob" over the last few years. He also had some fabulous years before that at the lovely Brittany Park independent living community in Woodinville.  There will be no formal service;  he never mentioned remembrances in his name, but if so inclined, his Chief Seattle Council Boy Scouts, Lions Club of Allyn, Wash.  or Redmond Heights Assisted Living would be highly appropriate to remember him by.

Rest in Peace, Dad.  You’ve had a long journey and it’s time for you to rest easy, content in the legacy you’ve left behind.

Jerrie Nelson

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit NelsonJerrie Nelson, of Woodinville, died on Sunday, February 9, 2014. She was 78 years of age.Mrs. Nelson was born on September 22, 1935 in Snohomish, Washington. The daughter of Jack and Helen Harrington, Jerrie was raised in the Snohomish and Monroe area, and attended Snohomish High School. She moved to Woodinville in 1970 where she was employed at the Woodinville Tavern. Jerrie and Ed Nelson were married December 11, 1971 at the Woodinville Methodist church and would go on to share 42 years together. Jerrie lost Ed in June of 2013.

She was involved for years with the Children’s Orthopedic Hospital, the Heart Association, as well as the Weavers Guild. Jerrie loved her family, camping, sewing, needlecraft, and playing the slots when she could. A vibrant, loving, caring person, she was dedicated to those she loved, and will be deeply missed by those who loved her. She has gone to join Ed once again.

She is survived by her children, Kenn Oster of Maltby, Wash.; Gary Oster; Allison Oster ("Sis") of Woodinville; Edde Nelson of Everett; Rich Nelson of Seattle; and five grandchildren: Christopher, Michael, Steven, Kori and Caleb.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, February 22, at Woodinville Cemetery. Following the service there will be a gathering for family and friends. Please visit the website or contact Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home (425) 392-6444 for location.

Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family’s on-line guest book at


Shirley Mae Stipek

  • Written by Karin Hopper

Obit StipekShirley Mae Stipek, 86, of Bothell, died peacefully on Thursday, January 9, 2014, with her family at her side.

She was born March 15, 1927, in Rochester, Minn., the youngest of four children. She was the daughter of the late Peter Joseph and Christina Lucretia (Peterson) Olson.

After graduation from Rochester High School, she went on to become an airline attendant for Northwest, Eastern and Pan Am airlines. Shortly after moving to Seattle she was introduced to her future husband, Carol Stipek, by close friend Fr. William Treacy.

He married them on May 16, 1953, at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Seattle. They moved to Bothell in 1956 and raised their large family on the five-acre farm north of Bothell, which later became Stipek Park.

In 1969 she went back to work as a travel agent. She spent over 20 years touring the world.

Shirley also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and her nightly glass of wine but she mostly loved being with her large family.

She was a member of St. Brendan Catholic Church for 58 years.

She is survived by her husband, Carol Stipek, of 60 years, and her children; David Stipek (Toy), Mike Stipek (Cheryl), Tracy Stipek (Betty), Carole Tucker, Mark Stipek (Marcia), Betsy Black (Bob) and daughter-in-law, Pat Stipek; 21 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; two nieces, Nancy Berg and Marilyn Musolf.

Shirley was preceded in death by her son, Tim Stipek, a brother, Raymond Olson and two sisters, Grace Jensen and Hazel Bennett.

Services will be on January 25, 11:00 a.m., St. Brendan Catholic Church, Bothell.

There will be a private family inurnment following the memorial service at Holyrood Catholic Cemetery. In remembrance of Shirley, those who wish may make contributions to your favorite animal charity.

Richard L. Grout

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Richard L. Grout met his Savior, Jesus Christ, face to face, December 30, 2013.

Richard was born March 4, 1922, and grew up in Seattle, Wash.

He was pastor at Cottage Lake Presbyterian Church from 1965-1985, when he retired to Hansville, Wash.

A memorial service is being held Saturday, February 1, 2014, 3:00 p.m., at Cottage Lake Presbyterian Church, 18350 NE Woodinville-Duvall Place, Woodinville, WA 98077.

In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to the church music program or to Hospice of Kitsap County, PO Box 3416, Silverdale, WA 98383.