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Lee Green

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Lee Green, as she was known to friends, passed away on July 28, 2011, in Kirkland.

Raised in Seattle, Lee’s childhood had many health challenges brought on by polio.

Only after several surgeries and months spent at Seattle’s Children’s Hospital was she able to claim the title polio survivor. Lee graduated from Seattle’s Garfield High School and soon after set out alone to travel the country, living in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New Orleans.

Working as a cashier in several theaters after World War II, she finally settled back in Seattle where she met Lloyd Elton Green Jr. of Tacoma. Eventually they married and lived a short time in Woodinville where they saw the arrival of their first son, James Winfield Green , now of La Jolla, Calif.

Later they moved to the Duvall area and saw the arrival of their daughter, Lorna Leigh (Green) Johnston of Everett and eventually their younger son, Tracy Alan Green of Bothell.

Having always lived in large cities, she was unaccustomed to rural life and found getting involved in civic organizations to be very important.

She joined the Duvall Civic Club in 1970 and was that club’s president several times. She was also a member of the Duvall Historical Society.

Always committed to educational opportunity Lee became concerned with the management of the public schools in the Lower Snoqualmie Valley.

This led to her running for school board and serving two terms on the board of district #407 and several years as board chairman.

She advocated the hiring of substitute teachers in the wake of a teachers’ strike so that the school year could begin on time while the labor dispute dragged on. Though this was a bold move against the union, she was always a strong advocate for teachers who struggled to do their job within a broken educational system.

In her later years, she continued to work within several civic organizations, as well as volunteering at the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation where she worked with the Meals on Wheels program providing meals to homebound senior adults. She also spent several years as the senior center’s receptionist.

Lee is survived by her three children; her sisters, Dorothy Lopata and Louise Haverfield; four grandchildren, Stephanie McCamey, Tamara Johnston, Rory Green and Tiernan Green; two great-grandchildren, Kaeli and Makena McCamey.

A celebration of Lee’s life is being held on Saturday, August 20, at 11a.m. at First Baptist Church of Monroe, 17922 149th St. SE, Monroe (360-794-8044).

Mozelle Nalan

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit MozelleLeap Year Day 1992, in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, Ken and Natasha Nalan (Natalie Clark) were blessed with an adorable baby girl, Mozelle. Mozelle became extremely ill and doctors did not expect her to survive an emergency surgery at 36 hours old. God blessed Mozelle’s family and they enjoyed her bright blue eyes and shining spirit for 19 years, 4 months and 17 days. We are striving to thank God for the precious years we had her instead of those we lost.

Mozelle spent her childhood years in Skagway, Alaska. Many happy times were spent with her dog, Shelley. During summer she would hike to and camp at Upper Lake with Judy Selmer and even hiked the Chilkoot Trail. She had planned to hike the Pacific Crest Trail as an adult.

Mozelle got her musical ability from her grandpa, Glen Clark who taught strings in the Northshore elementary schools and orchestra at Canyon Park Jr. High for over 20 years.

She could write and sing wonderful songs. She loved skiing, swimming, rock climbing, zip lines but most of all playing with her siblings. She attended horse camp at Heart-Bar Ranch, first as a camper then as a counselor.

Her Baha’I faith was important to her.

Mozelle was honored to attend NCCI in London, Ontario, and enjoyed her teachers and friends. She happily immersed herself in dance, music and theater.

Mozelle then moved with her mother and siblings to the Bothell/Woodinville area to be closer to the medical care she needed.

During her treatments she would take time to visit teenage cancer patients during their chemo.

Her love of horses led her to volunteer at Little Bit Therapeutic riding stable. This allowed her to meld her love of horses, children and service to others. She had hoped to make this her career.

Sadly that desire to serve others was cut short when she was murdered while volunteering in Anchorage.

Please honor Mozelle’s life of service by doing a good deed on Leap Year Day and sign up on her facebook page: Mozelle Nalan Memorial Leap Into Service.

A memorial celebration of life has been held.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your favorite charity or Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center as Mozelle spent many happy hours volunteering there and had planned to make that her career. Their address is 19802 N.E. 148th Street, Woodinville, WA 98077, phone (425) 882-1554or littlebit.org.

Mozelle may have only lived 19 years, but she touched many lives.

She is survived by her parents Ken and Natasha Nalan (Natalie Clark); beloved siblings, Erik, Aurora and Layli; grandparents, Glen and Mozelle Clark; aunt, Sharna Clark (Donovan) and her family and extended family.

Rex B. Peters

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Red Peters, 76, of Woodinville, passed away at his home July 2 surrounded by his family. He was a leading engineer in his field and was awarded 32 patents in the areas of inertial studies, and precision aerospace sensors. Several of his patents were for top secret programs, many of which are still classified.

His work helped improve the performance of certain military and reconnaissance satellites and has been integral in the continued development of today’s commercial aircraft navigation.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society. Funeral plans are being made by the Neptune Society with internment at the Veteran’s Cemetery.

Darrell Bailes

  • Written by Valley View Staff

On June 27, 2011, Darrell Bailes, age 61, passed away in his home in Carnation, surrounded by his loving family, after a ten-month battle with cancer.

Darrell was born in Seattle on April 15, 1950. He grew up on a small family farm in the Redmond-Fall City area. He attended Mount Si High School and then transferred to Redmond High School where he graduated in 1968.

It was Redmond High School where Darrell met the love of his life, Connie Quinn. The couple married in August of 1969. The couple joyfully welcomed the birth of a son, Jon Bailes, in August of 1971, and a daughter, Lisa Bailes, in July of 1974.

In 1979 the couple built a home together on two acres of land they had purchased in Carnation. It has been said by many people over the years that Darrell and Connie were like newlyweds their entire lives, serving as wonderful role-models to all who aspired to have a lasting, loving, and happy marriage.

Darrell was an avid hunter and fisherman his entire life. Some of his happiest moments were spent hunting in the NE corner of Washington state. This is where Darrell found great peace and savored many happy memories with friends and family.

Darrell also enjoyed spending time on the family’s property in Sunland, Washington, where he taught his children and grandchildren how to drive a boat and water-ski on the Columbia River.

Darrell was a true family man who thoroughly enjoyed taking an active role in his children’s and grandchildren’s lives. He was a kind and loving soul with a warm heart and a wonderful smile. He was a fair, honest, and straight-forward man who was beloved by all and will be sorely missed.

Darrell is survived by his wife, Connie Bailes; his son, Jon Bailes; his daughter, Lisa Kenyon; his daughter-in-law Becky Bailes; his son-in-law Shawn Kenyon; his grandchildren Katie Bailes, Shaun Bailes, Riley Kenyon, and Jon Kenyon; and his brothers Stephen Bailes and Richard Zackrison.

A memorial service will be held July 16, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, located at 4610 Stephens Ave, Carnation.

The family invites all of Darrell’s family and friends to come and celebrate his life with them, and requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his name to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation at WWW.RMEF.ORG.

Wesley L. Berry

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Wesley L. Berry, 61, of Wilkeson, Wash., passed away on June 11, 2011.

He was born April 28, 1950, to Gladys (Peterson) and Stanley Berry and was raised in Woodinville, Wash.

He was a 1968 graduate of Bothell High School.

Wes was extremely talented at anything he did with his hands, from stained glass to woodworking.

He was also an avid Harley enthusiast. One of his early projects was building a 1956 K Model from the ground up in his bedroom at his parent’s home (starting with two wheels, no spokes).

When it was finished, he removed the handlebars and rolled it out the door.

Professionally, he was a master craftsman of the construction trades.

Wes married Sandy McDonald in 1976. They made their home in Juanita while Wes worked with his parents at Berry’s Floor Décor in Woodinville.

Daughter Michelle was born in 1979 and Kate was born in 1983. Wes and Sandy later divorced.

Wes spent several years working as a carpenter for Universal Seafoods in Dutch Harbor and exploring Alaska.

When he returned to Washington in 1992 he met the love of his life, Karen Deen Condon.

They married in 1996 and made their home in Wilkeson. Together they raised Karen’s sons, Jeromy and Joshua. They also put over 65,000 miles on a 1992 Harley FLHS and made two trips to Sturgis.

In 2005, Wes travelled to Latvia with a mission group to help with construction projects at the Eagle Wings Christian Camp and Training Center — a remarkable project in a country emerging from the former Soviet Union.

He retired in 2010 after 17 years as a finish carpenter and construction supervisor for Curtis Lang Custom Homes in Maple Valley.

He is survived by his wife, Karen of the family home in Wilkeson; his parents, Stan and Gladys Berry of Bothell; a brother, Brad Berry (Liz) of Montesano; his four amazing children, Michelle Schaffer (Noah) and Kate Berry both of Whitefish, Mont., and Jeromy Condon (Lisa) of Wilkeson and Joshua Condon of Buckley and by four cherished grandchildren, Alexandra, Daphne, Morgan and Theo.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Stan Berry, Jr.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, at the New Life Four Square Church, 731 Watson Street N., Enumclaw.

Attendance on a Harley would be considered a tribute. Please visit www.rufusmedia.com/wes to share a memory.