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Stella Bernice Smith

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Stella Bernice Smith was born in July 1911 and died in April 2014. She was called Meme by her 2 children, 4 grandchildren and 10 great- grandchildren.

Stella survived her husband, who was known as “Boss” in Cresson, Texas. She and Boss left Texas after about 80 years living on the family farm and ranch. They moved to Seattle in 1994, then to Woodinville where she lived in Canterbury Square, and Brittany Park. She was loved and cared for at Ardmore Senior Care in Bellevue during her last four years. Private family memorial services will be held in Washington and Illinois.

Known as fun-loving, wonderful, and loyal, Stella was famous to family and friends for her homemade dinner rolls, cinnamon rolls, fried chicken and chocolate pie. She was always ready to add a plate, or many plates, at any meal for unexpected guests.

She chopped cotton when she was young, installed windows in B-24 airplanes during World War II, and completed her official work years when she retired from Montgomery Ward in Fort Worth at age 65.

Stella had a long life, with good memories and left many good experiences and memories for her family to treasure.

Andrew Douvier

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Apr. 10, 1924-Mar. 25, 2014

Andrew Joseph Douvier of Woodinville, Washington passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Andrew (Andy) was born on April 10, 1924 to Henry and Amelia (Mareck) Douvier in Holdingford, Minnesota. He was raised on the family farm, the fifth of nine children. At the age of 19, Andy moved to Seattle where he enlisted in the Army Transport Service and worked on ships transporting supplies between Seattle and Alaska until the end of WWII. During this time, Andy met and married Bertha Weston, his wife of 63 years. Together they raised a family of 10 children in Seattle, White Center and Burien. In 1989, they moved to Woodinville to spend their retirement years. Andy worked for over 40 years at Leckenby Steel where he proudly helped construct many buildings and bridges in Washington. He also taught blueprint reading at Green River College and was a building consultant. Andy lived his life with love for his faith and family.

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Michael Dunmire

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Oct. 4, 1944-Mar. 28, 2014

On Saturday, March 29, 2014, Michael passed away peacefully in his sleep. He was a devoted husband to his wife Phyllis for 20 years. He is also survived by his sister Penni Ferry and his great-nephew Matthew Ferry of Arizona.

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Jim Hall

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

OBIT Hall036Jim Hall passed away March 12, 2014. He was born December 13, 1941 in Seattle, Washington to Warren and Helen Hall. He is survived by his loving wife Kathy, one brother, six children, and 10 grandchildren.

Jim served the Seattle Fire Department for 17 years. He learned many different trades with the help of his department family enabling him to build and remodel numerous homes. Jim established Jim’s Automotive in Woodinville . Due to his honesty and integrity, his list of clients grew simply by word of mouth, producing a successful business.

Jim enjoyed camping, restoring cars, remodeling projects and golfing. He was fortunate to have a hole in one at Echo Falls golf course.

Jim served on the Seattle Fire Dept.Relief Assoc. for many years. Jim was a member of the Retired SFD Travel club, retired FF of WA, lifetime member of the Ballard Elks, a Mason, and a member of Shriners International.

A celebration of life service will be held at 5:00 pm, Sunday April 27th a the Nile Shriner’s Center in Mountlake Terrace.

Bruce Ruxton Heald

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit HealdBruce Ruxton Heald was born the fourth of five boys to George and Ella Heald in Sultan, Wash. on Feb. 22, 1919. He married his high school sweetheart, Lois Johnson of Bothell, and they had four children. Bruce is survived by two older brothers, Russell (99) and Ervin (97). He was preceded in death by the oldest brother Vernon and youngest brother Bill.

Bruce spent many years in the lumber business, first employed at Wallace Lumber Mill in Startup. Many in the area remember Bruce from his years with Knoll Lumber in Kenmore. His last job was with Edmonds Roofing where Lois was employed as bookkeeper. Lois and Bruce celebrated 65 years of marriage and family was always their first priority.

Left behind to celebrate his life are daughters Barbara (Ruiz) and Karen (Albedyll) and sons Robert and Jim, along with their spouses. Bruce left 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren to carry on his traditions and retain fond memories of their lives with him.
Funeral services were held Thursday, March 20th at the Bothell Funeral Home Chapel. Remembrances are suggested to the Woodinville Pioneer Cemetery, a non-profit, volunteer organization. Info is available on their web site, woodinvillecemetery.org.