On the afternoon of July 12, 2014, Colin Briganti passed awa as a result of complications during recover of his heart surgery at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, surrounded by his family and close friends. Colin, who was born in Seattle and lived in Woodinville, was 23 years of age.
Ruby Thomas Peebles, 87, of Woodinville, went to be with the Lord on July 1, 2014. She passed away at Providence Everett Medical Center in Everett due to complications associated with lung cancer.
Ruby was born in Raleigh, N.C., on November 27, 1926 to Annie Zachary and John Miller Thomas. She was their only child. Ruby passed away peacefully in the presence of her daughters, Kay Sharon Ditzenberger of Snohomish and Sandra Elizabeth Chase of Bothell. Ruby’s son E. David Peebles and his wife Carol reside in Starkville, Miss. Ruby’s husband, Edgar David Peebles, preceded her in death in 1993. They had been married 45 years. Ruby is survived by her three children, their spouses, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Ruby was a patriotic, outspoken Southern lady who enjoyed calling herself “Ruby red white and blue.” She embraced freedom of speech, deeply enjoyed her professional life as a legal secretary and maintained her passion for always looking her best. She was an extraordinary organizer, incredibly gifted writer and articulate public speaker. She led women’s Bible studies, attended church services regularly and derived a great deal of pleasure from interactions with others. Her final church home was Avondale Bible Church in Woodinville.
Ruby lived at Greenbrier Heights Senior Apartments in Woodinville for 10 years before her illness, where she made deeply meaningful relationships with the residents. She was nutrition coordinator at the Bothell Senior Center from 2002 to approximately 2004.
Her true passion and pleasure were found in her children, her family and her heavenly father. Ruby wanted it known that, “The One I have found to be my closest Friend is my Heavenly Father — and, my Heavenly Husband for years and years. Without His love I’d not have survived.”
She is with Him. We love you mom and will miss you very much. There is no doubt that we will see you in heaven!
Treva Mae Crimmins, 87, of Kenmore, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.
She lived life to the fullest with her family, pets, art, music, theater and writing. Treva is survived by three children: Rebecca Crimmins-Xczar of Sammamish, Wash., Catherine Santini of Kirkland, Wash. and Allen Crimmins of Portland, Ore., and two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Mikayla Crimmins. She has three surviving brothers: Duke Whiteaker of Longview, Wash., Junior (James Clifford) Whiteaker of Spokane, Wash. and Clyde Whiteaker of Oroville, Wash., along with many other family members. A memorial service will be held in Longview, Wash. on Aug. 9 at 11 a.m. at St.
Charles Edward Hagensen, a resident of Woodinville for the past 35 years, died of colon cancer at the age of 78 on July 19, 2014 at 2:38 p.m. Born August 18, 1935 in Vancouver, Wash. to Vita and Nis Nissen, he was the youngest of 10 children. He served in the Air Force where he received his A&E and NC mechanics certifications. He then started his career at Boeing and married his only love, Rylien. They built their life together raising their three children and enjoying 52 wonderful years of marriage.
Charles worked at Boeing for 33 years. When he was not working he spent time with his family; he made them his priority whether mentoring or cheering them on. He loved coaching his kids’ and grandkids’ sports teams and made friends wherever he went. He was one of those people who would stop everything to help a total stranger in need and he made a difference in many people’s lives by being a living testimony of Christ. Charles loved music, especially Keith Green and David Ingles. He and his wife also enjoyed traveling a lot together.
He is survived by his wife Rylien, daughter and son in-law Teresa and Gary; son and daughter in-law Charles and Lisa and daughter Rachel; brothers Donald, Paul and Jack; sister Marian; his five grandkids Sara, Kayla, Natoshia, Alex and Matthew; his two great-grandkids Laycie Ray and Hudson and mother in-law Martha. He is dearly loved by all and will be greatly missed.
Clifford Merton Running, 72, born May 15, 1942 in Great Falls, Mont., passed away peacefully in his sleep at Whatcom Hospice House after a short battle with cancer on Saturday, July 5, 2014.
A longtime member of the Woodinville community, Clifford and his family moved to Woodinville in 1976 where he settled on Hollywood Hill and started his construction company, Castlewood Homes, from his den before moving his offices to downtown Woodinville, building over 4,500 homes until his retirement and moving to Birch Bay in the early 2000s. He was a graduate of Highline High School, class of 1960. He received a BA from the University of Washington and an MBA, magna cum laude, from the University of Utah. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, stationed at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk, England from 1966-1970 during the Vietnam War, as well as a longstanding member of the Washington State Realtors Association and Seattle Master Builders Association.
He was a kind, generous man who opened his heart and home to those in need. He loved to travel with his family and friends to locales across the United States and Canada as well as around the world, but his heart always brought him back home to Woodinville where he raised his two sons, both of whom graduated from Woodinville High School. Clifford loved spending time with his grandchildren and enjoyed golfing, skiing, boating and traveling.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Marybelle (Calvert) Running. He is survived by his wife of 16 years, Darla (Jameson) Running; his sons Darren and Jason (Suzanne) and two grandchildren; along with his brothers Roger (Sharron) Running of Bonney Lake, Brad (Kathy) Running of Seattle, sister Barbara (Darrel) Prozak of Chewelah and numerous nephews and nieces.
A memorial service was held Saturday, July 26 at Life Celebrations by Washelli in Bothell. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made online to Whatcom Hospice House at 2800 Douglas Avenue, Bellingham WA 98225 or www.hospicehelp.org.