Kenneth R. Hall

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

It is with deep sadness that the family of Kenneth R. (Kenny) Hall announces his passing on October 11, 2013. Kenny was born in Boise, Idaho on June 17, 1920. He was the youngest of five children born to Bradford and Mary Ellin Hall. He served his country during World War II in the Army Air Corps. He was married to LaWanna Isaackson for 56 years when she passed. A few years later he married Kay Anderson and he lost her to a stroke four months later.

He is survived by his son, Maurice Hall (Cheryl); his stepdaughter, Sandy Stone (Stoney); his nephews, Wendell Hall (Faye), Richard Hall (Irma), Brad Hall (Karyl), Greg Isackson; nieces, Darlene Baete (Ron) and BJ Smith (Jack) Georgia Lee Isackson; as well as many grandchildren, great grandchildren and many great and great great nieces, nephews and friends. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Donna Clay (Silver) and dear friends, Ken Heidenreich and Tosh and Yeiko Funaii.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Clifford Hall, Wallace Hall, Maurice Hall and his sister, Myrtle Radford.

He always had a smile for everyone, and never had a bad word to say about anyone. In lieu of flowers please send a donation to  your favorite charity. And,visit or call an elderly friend and/or relative and say "I love you." It will make at least two people very happy. There will be a celebration of Kenny’s life in the spring or summer. All family and friends will be notified when the date is set.

Nancy Margaret Gomez

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit GomezNancy Margaret Gomez, age 77, of Duvall, Wash. passed away September 19, 2013.

Born January 1, 1936 in San Diego, Calif., she was the daughter of Earl Thomas Gray and Nancy Ethelda Gray.

Margie enjoyed many years and good friends in the hospitality industry and was a member of the Holy Innocents Catholic Church.

She is survived by her son, Shane O’Sullivan of Kirkland, Wash; two grandsons, Dane and Ryan O’Sullivan; brothers, Michael Gray of Sultan, Wash. and Frederick (Martha) Gray of Bellville, Ohio. 

Memorial contributions may be made in Margie’s memory to Holy Innocents Catholic Church, Duvall, Wash.

Friends are invited to view photos, get directions and share memories in the family’s online guest book at

Judie Phillips

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit PhillipsJudie Phillips passed on October 12, 2013 after a 10-year battle with breast cancer. You might find her now tending God’s rose garden.

Born in Norfolk, Va. on the first day of spring, March 20, 1940, to Cmdr. Charles Phillips, USN, and his wife, June Neely Phillips.

Judie was a class officer and proud member of the first graduating class of Mercer Island High School in 1958. She was a graduate of the University of Washington in 1962 where she pledged Chi  Omega Sorority. 

Judie worked at Frederick and Nelson Department Store for 10 years, represented the University of Washington on their college fashion board and completed executive training to become an assistant buyer.

She returned to school to earn a teaching certificate from Seattle University and later received a master’s of education degree in 1968. Twenty-eight years were spent teaching in Seattle public schools, including: R.H. Thomson, Catherine Blaine and Ingraham High School. She belonged to the Junior Club of Seattle, was chairperson of the Seattle Symphony’s Symphonics, a member of the National Ski Patrol, an American Association of University Women board member in Anacortes, Wash., and served on the board of the Skagit Valley Rhododendron Society Komo Kulshan. Judie was also  a member of the Woodinville Garden Club and her garden was featured on their 2005 tour.

An avid traveler, she enjoyed dozens of cruises, numerous trips to the Kona coast of Hawaii, a camera safari to Africa, a flight to Paris on the Concorde, and an amazing trip around the world with National Geographic.

Roses were Judie’s passion. She was co-founder of the Skagit Valley Rose Society, past president of the Seattle Rose Society, and co-president of Heritage Roses NW.

She was an American Rose Society Certified Horticulture Rose Judge and a Master Consulting Rosarian.

Judie was honored by the Seattle Rose Society with a bronze medal award for service, the American Rose Society gave her a presidential award of merit, plus the Pacific Northwest District recognized her as the outstanding consulting Rosarian for 2012.

At Judie’s request there will be no formal service.

She will be laid to rest at Grand View Cemetery in Anacortes, Wash., with her parents, next to her grandparents, Lottie and Lee Neely, and near her Uncle Gene Neely.

Remembrances may be sent to Evergreen Hospice, Kirkland WA.

Sue Sinnett

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Sue Sinnett passed away peacefully on September 28, 2013 at the age of 92.

Sue was the wife of Bill Sinnett Sr. (deceased).

She grew up in Woodinville, living on Wellington Hills Golf Course, which her parents owned.

Sue was three times past champion of the Washington State Publinks Championship (1938, 1951 and 1952) and was among the first LPGA Women Professional Golfers in the state of Washington.

Sue graduated from Bothell High School and attended the University of Washington. She was an avid Husky fan.

In the winter of 1938, Sue married Bill and they moved to Seward, Alaska. Sue routinely left her interest in golf to raise a family, but would return to golf and again compete at a championship level.

In 1952, Sue was invited to play in the prestigious Weathervane Women’s Professional Tournament at Broadmoor Country Club.

She was befriended by the LPGA players she met there and was invited to join the LPGA Tour.

Sue chose to continue raising her family of four children.

In the 1960s Sue joined Bill Sr. in the food brokerage business, retiring in the 1980s.

Upon retirement they moved to Yakima/ Wenatchee and she resumed her golfing career.

Sue is survived by her children: Bill (Linda), Judy (Bert), Joan (Doug), Pat (Nancy). Sue also had 12 grandchildren and many great and great, great grandchildren.

Howard Miller

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Longtime resident of Carnation, Howard Miller, 97, born 2/29/16 in Kenosha, Wisc. to Fannie and Henry Miller, passed away peacefully on Sept. 23.

A graduate of Garfield High School in Seattle, he married the love of his life, Marion Freedman on Nov. 11, 1939 and they enjoyed nearly 50 years  together until her death on November 1, 1989.

They operated Miller’s Dry Goods in Carnation from 1938-1983. Howard was a local high school sports fan and wrote about youth sports for the local paper for years. The athletic field at Tolt Middle School is named in honor of Howard.

Howard is survived by his daughter Marilyn  Miller and son Martin (wife Kathy Morse-Miller) three wonderful granddaughters: Haylee, Alyssa, Keena, and his very dear siblings: Ralph, Phyllis Danz and Lorraine Trotsky and their families.

Howard was an active member of the American Legion Post #199 for over 60 years and with Marion participated in many other area organizations. A celebration of his life was held at the Sno-Valley Senior Center.