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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.

Mary Magdalene (Gray) Campbell

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit CampbellMary Magdalene (Gray) Campbell, of Woodinville, Wash., passed away March 19 surrounded by her loving family. Mary was 91 years old, born on July 30, 1920, in Seattle, to parents Eleanore and Sankey D (Pete) Gray.

Mary married Edward G. Campbell on Sept. 20, 1940. Ed and Mary had eight children, raising them in both Seattle, and later on Camano Island.

Mary loved the outdoors and was frequently a winner in many Seattle Firefighters’ fishing derbies, fishing with Ed who was a lieutenant in the Seattle Fire Department.  She also loved music and singing and was a happy member of the Lakeside Chorus Chapter of Sweet Adelines, where she sang with her daughters Kathleen and Magdalene all across the country. Mary’s homemade blackberry pies were renowned by her family as the “best pies on the planet.”  Mary and Ed spent 12 years as owners of the Bargain House on Camano Island and she was an expert on many antiques and loved a good second-hand store or garage sale.

About 1990, Mary built a large log cabin, known as “The Lodge” on 40 acres she and Ed bought in 1946. This was her final legacy to her family so all would have a place to come to be together and celebrate any occasion. She was an accomplished pinochle player and loved to spend time with her family at “the lodge” playing cards and laughing. All family and friends were always welcomed by her.

Mary was preceded in death by Ed, her devoted husband of 46 years, her eldest son Michael and daughter Nancy.

Mary is survived by her children: Kathleen, Robert, James, Magdalene, Matthew and Clay. Mary is also survived by her sister Evelyn Gray-Wellington.

Mary had 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and was known as “Orange Gramma” due to her beautiful red hair.  Mary was a strong and energetic woman who was dearly loved by friends and family and will be missed by all who knew her.  Heaven will be brightened by her spirit.

Services to celebrate Mary’s life were held at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church March 31.

George Edward Hamling

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

George Edward Hamling, longtime resident of Woodinville, passed away in Springfield, Oregon, March 9, at the age of 79.  George was born February 16, 1933, at Grindstone, South Dakota.  He moved to Washington after serving honorably in the U.S. Air Force in Japan and Okinawa. He worked for Boeing Aircraft and later worked as a drywall finisher.  George enjoyed motorcycle racing and restoring classic motorcycles and cars, including a 1960 Lotus Elite.  He treasured the Woodinville Public Library and loved his dogs, his family and his friends.

George was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Marcella Nelson;  brother, Patrick O. Myers, and  mother and stepfather, Isabelle N. and Orville Myers.

He is survived by his sister, Edith Hamling Broaddus (Don); sister, Nancy Myers Lankhorst (Royal); brother, Bruce Myers; niece, Debora Broaddus Henry (Darcy);  nephew, David Broaddus (Joyce); niece, Melissa Myers; niece, Isabelle Lankhorst, two great nieces and three great nephews.  A memorial service is being planned for a later date.

Howard Lee Turney

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Howard Lee Turney, age 83, of Carnation passed away on March 26, 2012, at Evergreen Hospital.

Howard was born January 8, 1929, in Shiloh, Arkansas, the son of John Robert and Winnie Lee Turney. , He was raised in Heber Springs, Arkansas, and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Howard came to the valley in 1949 and married Marilyn Berndt on February 23, 1951, in Auburn, Wash.  They were married for 61 years.  He was a carpenter by occupation and was a charter member of Local 30 of the Carpenters Union.

Howard was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and two sisters.Howard is survived by his wife, Marilyn Turney; two sons, Robert and Larry (Holly); five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

At Howard’s request, no services will be provided.Friends are invited to sign the family’s online guestbook at www.flintofts.com.

Alta Kellie McCloud

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit McCloudAlta Kellie McCloud, 70, was born March 3, 1942, in Tacoma, Wash.

She was a long-time resident of Woodinville and had moved to Marshfield, Mass., to live with her daughter and family.  She went home to be with her Lord and Savior on March 20, 2012.

She is lovingly remembered by her daughter, Anna Dean and her husband John “Chip” of Marshfield; son, Adam McCloud of Woodinville; grandchildren, Kellie Dean and Travis McCloud; brother, Willard Kellie of Stephenson, Wash.; sister, Jeanie Daigneault of Monroe, Wash.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alta and W.J. Kellie; brothers, George Kellie, Edward Kellie and William “Bud” Kellie and sister Charlotte Kellie.

Before retiring, Alta worked as a home health care aid, a pharmacy assistant, an administrative assistant for the YMCA for 15 years, and as an office manager for 15 years. She also taught Sunday school and was in charge of a weekly dinner program for a church youth group with over 100 junior high and high school students.

Alta’s passions included her children, grandchildren, extended family, nature, and birds, as well as reading, cooking, baking, and helping others.  She had a wonderful sense of humor and was a strong and independent woman.

A memorial celebrating her life will be held at a later date.