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Roger K. Rettig

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit_RettigThe most loved husband, dad and Papa, Roger K. Rettig, age 72, passed away, April 25, 2012, in Kirkland, Wash. He was born to Roy and Mildred Rettig on July 15, 1939, in Seattle, Wash., He grew up in Bothell and lived the majority of his life in Woodinville.

Roger graduated from Bothell High School in 1957, joined the Marine Reserves and went on to graduate with his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Golden Gate University.

After college, he moved back to this area, fell in love and married Bobbie Graep in June 1965. They have enjoyed nearly 47 years of a wonderful life together.

He worked for the Burrough’s Corporation and then was an auditor for the state of Washington for several years. He then began in commercial real estate in the 1970s. Roger was a community activist. He established the Hollywood Hill Association and was president for several years in the early 1970s. He was also a member of the Downtown Woodinville Property Owner’s Association and lifetime member of the Woodinville Historical Society. He was known for his regular letters to the editor in the Woodinville Weekly. As a proud American, he was a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Roger was the eternal optimist: there was always blue sky! Gardening, boating, fishing, crabbing, and scuba diving. He had several Bonsai trees and loved to share his corn, tomatoes and raspberries with family, friends and neighbors. He loved the boat trips with family and friends on the Wiki Wiki in the San Juan Islands, Gulf Islands and most of all catching the “big ones” off the west coast of Vancouver Island. He and Bobbie shared the love of scuba diving for 20+ years in the Caribbean; his favorite place was being anywhere on the water.

Known as Papa to his four grandsons, he thoroughly enjoyed doing all things “boy,”  attending sporting and school events, as well as spending holidays together.

Roger suffered a massive heart attack due to a blood clot that totally occluded the blood flow to his heart the night of April 12. The cardiologists said it was a miracle he survived as they had never seen a patient live through this. Roger wanted to hang on long enough to say his goodbyes to his family and friends and did so through his loving eyes.

He was always a fighter and truly our miracle!

Roger is survived by his loving wife Bobbie; daughters ,Robyn Metz (Wade), and Renee Olson (Greg); four Papa-loving grandsons, Andrew and Nathan Metz, Josh and Ben Olson; brothers, Richard (Marisella) of Florida, Edward of North Carolina, Jim (Jan) and Jerry (Nancy) all of Woodinville, and many cousins, nephews, and nieces.

There will be a private family burial at the Woodinville Cemetery. Please join us for a celebration of Roger’s life to be held on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Bothell First Lutheran Church, Bothell.

Family and friends are invited to share stories and memories on the CaringBridge website: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/rogerrettig/

Remembrances may be made to:

• Evergreen Healthcare Foundation Medic One Fund or to the general hospital fund

12040 NE 128th Street MS #5

Kirkland, WA 98034

• Puget Sound Crab Association, www.pugetsoundcrabassociation.com/membership

Roger, the man with the biggest heart, will be dearly missed by his family and friends.  We love you! Semper Fi.

Dorothy Moore

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit MooreDorothy Moore, born March 17, 1920, in Garrett, Ind., passed away on April 16, 2012, at Golden Hearth Residence in Woodinville, Wash.

Dorothy was preceded in death by Charles Cameron, her husband of 63 years.

She is survived by her daughter, Rhoda Bressler (Wayne) of Bellevue; son, Christopher (LaVonne) of Belle Plaine, Minn.; grandchildren, Greg Tauscheck (Trudy), Jason Tauscheck (Carol), Tara Davenport (Ryan), Ezra Moore (Jenny) and Joshua Moore (Nina) and great-grandchildren, Jenny Tauscheck, Lindsey Tauscheck, Victoria Tauscheck, Brandon Tauscheck, Ethan Davenport, Ruby Davenport and Chet Davenport.

Dorothy was raised in Garrett, Ind., where she graduated high school in 1938, and soon after met and wed Cameron Moore. She was a homemaker while Cameron built a career with IBM that took them from Indiana to Chicago to Minnesota and finally to North Carolina, where they retired.

Together they traveled the country in their Volkswagen camper and went on many Amtrak adventures.

Following Cameron’s death in 2002, Dorothy lived in Greensboro, N.C., until 2006 when she moved to Brittany Park in Woodinville.

At Brittany Park, she loved her many friends, her water color painting and her bean bag baseball prowess.

Her family from Washington and Minnesota gathered here to celebrate her 90th birthday and enjoyed riding the Duck, seeing the sights of Seattle and eating cake.

A celebration of Dorothy’s life was held at Brittany Park. Another celebration will be held this summer in Minnesota.

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

Ruby Rose Vanhulle

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Ruby Rose Vanhulle, 89, of Duvall, Wash., was born Oct. 9, 1922 and died April 17, 2012.

She is survived by her husband, Frank; seven children; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild and her brother, Frank (Helen) Etter

Services will be held at Holy Innocents Catholic church at 1 p.m. in Duvall April 28.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations to be made to St. Vincent DePaul  —(206) 767-9975 svdseattle.org, American diabetes foundation —  1-800-342-2383 diabetes.org or Snoqualmie Valley Transportation  —  (425) 888-7001.

Evelyn “Mickie” Condon

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

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A past photo of Mickie Condon
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A recent photo of Mickie Condon
Evelyn “Mickie” Condon, was born  August 9, 1921, in Wellington, Texas. She returned home to our Lord from Swedish Hospital in Edmonds, Wash., after fighting pneumonia two weeks on April 18, 2012.

Mickie was preceded by both her first and second husbands – Lee Brisbin in 1946 (Calif.)and Bill Condon in 2010 (Ariz.), as well as her daughter, Patty with her husband, Larry Seale in 1973 (Calif.), and grandson, Larry Condon in 1980(Calif.).

She is survived by her son, Michael Condon of Woodinville, Wash., and his wife, Diane and their nine children and spouses, plus 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Michael is the night supervisor at Brittany Park, an assisted living facility in town. He has planned a wake for his mother to be held at his Woodinville home on April 22.

Also surviving is Mickie’s daughter, Saundra Gendron, of Everett, Wash., and her spouse, Whitey, and their four children and spouses, plus seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.   Saundra has planned a memorial to be held for family members on Saturday, April 28, in Everett.

Mickie moved with her first husband’s family from Texas to Richmond, Calif., where they worked in the shipyards during World War II.

Her first two children were born there and then the entire Brisbin family moved north to Garberville, Calif., in the redwoods where they established businesses.

After her first husband’s death, she married Bill Condon, who also had moved to the area with his parents.   Bill later owned the Southern Humboldt Builders Supply in town and was a general contractor.

Mickie was an Eastern Star in Garberville, Calif., where Bill belonged to the Masonic Lodge.

She was a member of the Lutheran Church and was an awesome cook, great hostess for all her husband’s many parties, a good fisherman and hunting companion, had a green thumb and was an excellent seamstress.

She didn’t mind traveling between their three homes, adapting to seashore, mountains and desert easily.  She also was afforded many great cruises, trips and adventures while Bill’s wife.

Other family and friends living in California, Oregon and Arizona have been notified that arrangements made by Bill, her husband, for Neptune Society to cremate her remains have been followed.

Her ashes will be scattered at her designated place.  Her husband Bill’s ashes were scattered at sea by his close fishing friends at Shelter Cove, Calif., but Mickie requested a different place. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Addie Conner

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

obit AdeleneAddie went home to be with her Lord Jesus on the first day of spring 2012.

She was born in LaGrande, Ore., in 1914 and shortly thereafter her family moved to Aberdeen, Wash., where Addie received her AA degree from Grays Harbor Junior College. In 1935 she moved to Los Angeles to attend Southwestern University, but because it was the Depression era, she quit school to go to work at Bullock’s, becoming chief claims clerk for all Bullock’s Department Stores in the Los Angeles area.

Back in Washington, she became supervisor of the Gas Tax Refund Division, Dept. of Licenses, in Olympia.  The Motor Fuel Tax Law was changed based on her recommendation.

When she moved back to California, she worked in the Chapter Personnel Division of the American Red Cross in the Pacific area office.  Once again she submitted recommended changes, this time in office forms, and the changes were accepted.

She volunteered as a Gray Lady and a canteen aide at Fort Miley and worked with U.S. Crop Corps in the fields to help save California’s crops.

Bob Conner got leave from the Navy and married Addie May 5, 1945, in the Navy Chapel on Treasure Island.  They moved to Wenatchee, Wash., where Bob had a law practice.

Besides raising four children, Addie was quite active in the community as a Bluebird and Campfire Girls leader for 10 years.  During the 9.2 great Alaska earthquake of 1964, she had, because she was executive secretary of the Chelan-Douglas County Chapter of the Red Cross, a unique opportunity to be helpful in that disaster.

In the mid-80s, after husband Bob and son Bob Jr. had died, Addie moved to Kirkland, to be near her two brothers and two daughters.  She was active in Eastside Garden Club, Welcome Wagon and Bible Study Fellowship.  Her silk and dried flower arrangements were sold at local markets and craft fairs.  Addie was, in her own words, “devoted to helping young married women,” many of whom called her their second mom and formed the “Second Mom’s Club.”  Many people, especially her three surviving children Christine (of Kirkland), Midge (of Kirkland) and John (of Colville) will miss “mom.”

A celebration of her life will be held in the chapel at Overlake Christian Church, 9900 Willows Road, Redmond, on Saturday, April 21, at 2 p.m.

To read more about Addie and sign the guest book, go to www.christineconner.com.