Patricia (Rita) Langlois

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit LangloisPatricia (Rita) Langlois peacefully passed away in the company of her loving family on Monday, October 8, 2012, in Woodinville, Wash.

Rita was born on May 11, 1928, in Queens, New York to Lillian and Joseph Delaney.

She was one of two children and is survived by her brother, Gerald Delaney of Naples, Fla.

Married in 1961 to Robert Langlois, they lived in Boonton Twp., New Jersey and raised three loving children: Karen Solomon, Kevin Langlois and Jerry Langlois, and genuinely spoiled five grandchildren: Leah Solomon, Ryan Langlois, Nick Langlois, Anna Langlois and Julia Langlois.

In 1996, Rita and Bob moved to Woodinville and lived with their daughter Karen and son-in-law Edward Solomon.

She leaves behind many extended family, loved ones and close friends.

Rita loved children and delighted in working as an administrative assistant at Rockaway Valley Elementary School, Mt. Lakes Middle School and  for the superintendent of schools for Mt. Lakes, New Jersey.  She made a difference in many young lives and was loved by all.

Rita was always involved in community functions in New Jersey and Washington.  She organized and managed the Boonton Township bi-centennial celebration and organized the one day fundraising event, Fan Fair, for Riverside Hospital in Boonton, NJ.  She also worked many years alongside Bob at the Hollywood Hill Saddle Club running the Cookshack for the Western Games, Hunters and English/Western Flat Shows.  Rita was and will always be an amazing spirit, loved and respected by all who knew her.  She lived her life in the selfless pursuit of enriching the lives of others.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a memorial donation in honor of Rita at or by adding a fond memory of Rita in the Tribute Guestbook.

You can do this by visiting the Alzheimers Association website at Events/Tributes-AlzheimersChampions? pg=fund&fr_id=1060&pxfid=74201 or by calling 1-800-272-3900.

A celebration of life memorial service will be planned in the coming weeks.

Betty Ann Jorve

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit JorveBetty went home to be with the Lord on October 3, 2012. She was 80 years old.

She was born Betty Ann Freeman on December 18, 1931.

Betty was one of four children born to Dudley and Erna Freeman in Fergus Falls, Minn.

She is survived by her sister Darlene and brothers Ken and Don.

Betty married the love of her life Merton Jorve on March 16, 1952.

They had 6 children together:  Sandy, Tim, Karen, Pam, Melinda and Jim.

In 1955 they moved to Seattle where she worked at Boeing and then for Safeway in Bothell.

After retiring from Safeway, she worked with her husband Mert at Woodinville Real Estate, where he was co-owner.

They retired from real estate in 1992 to start a new adventure in traveling, fishing and visiting family and friends as often as they could.

She was always so thankful to have many supportive family and friends.

Her loving husband,  Merton James Jorve went to heaven in 1998.

She is also preceded in death by her daughter  Melinda in 1960, her son Jimmy in 1976 and her grandson Shawn in 2002.

She is survived by her children Sandy Hackney, Tim Jorve, Karen Gardner and Pam Jorve.

Betty had 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren and her family meant everything to her.

Mom was so full of love, laughter, mercy and encouragement. We will all miss her dearly.

Services will be held at First Lutheran Church of Bothell, 10207 N.E. 183rd St., Bothell, WA, 98011 (425) 486-2314, on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at 3 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to First Lutheran Church of Bothell C/O – Betty Jorve Memorial Fund.

Curtis Stanley Taylor

  • Written by Valley View Staff


Curtis Stanley Taylor, age 60, passed away on September 28, 2012.

Curt was born in Seattle, Wash. to Max and Patricia Taylor on May 29, 1952.  He was a trained chef for most of his life, owning his own restaurant, “Frosty’s,”  in Kirkland, before retiring.

Curt is survived by his devoted wife of 40 years, Judy, and two sons, Beau (Shannon) and Christopher as well as six grandchildren.

Curt is remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in Curt’s memory to the Duvall, Wash. fire department:, 15600 1st Avenue Northeast, Duvall, WA  98019, (425) 788-1625.

To share remembrances, please visit Curt’s website at www.sunsethills

Marv Workman

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit WorkmanMarvel “Marv” Workman passed away in the company of his loving family on Friday, September 21. Born on June 16, 1939, in Seattle to Lloyd and Hilma Workman, he was one of four boys and was predeceased by his eldest brother Jack and survived by Les and Ken.

In 1964 he married Carolyn Jo Williams, who predeceased him, and raised four children: Joe, Andy, Jennifer and Jill.

He moved to Woodinville in 1978 where he established his accounting business.

He was active in the community — a founding trustee of the Northshore Scholarship Foundation, a charter member of the Woodinville Rotary Club established in 1987 and the club’s first full-term president.

In recognition of his many civic contributions over the years, the Rotary Club established the Marv Workman Business Scholarship at the University of Washington Bothell.

He was a kind, caring and generous man who was known for his hard work, great humorous personality and passion for the Huskies. He was a loving brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be dearly missed.

Services and a celebration of his life will be Sunday, September 30, at 2 p.m. at the Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Redmond (11526-162nd Ave NE; 98052). In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Marv Workman Rotary Scholarship, Northshore Scholarship Foundation, P O Box 173, Bothell, WA 98041.

Mike McMurray

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

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Mike McMurray
Mike McMurray served the Duvall Fire District 45 community as a volunteer responder and instructor for more than 12 years. McMurray passed away Sept. 16, 2012.

Here is a summary of some of the contributions he has made to the department and the community:

EMT/EMS responder for 12 years

Firefighter for fiveof those years

CPR and first aid instructor

Emergency Vehicle Accident Prevention instructor

Rescue boat operator and instructor

Worked five or more 12-hour shifts/month

Responded on more than 2000 aid, fire, or service calls in his 12 years of service

Worked with FEMA in the Southeast U.S. after a devastatinhurricane

Proud to be the oldest department member to pass the annual firefighter physical capability test

First recipient of the department’s Merit Challenge Coin

Vital part of our rescue boat program

Vital part of our recruit training program

Attended every possible training opportunity so as to expand his skills and knowledge

Worked the day or night shift on every  Christmas and Thanksgiving

Voted EMT of the year by department members three times

Received the Duvall Fire Rookie of the Year Award, Chief’s Award, Commissioner Award (twice), and Customer Service Award (three times)

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, September 29, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Riverview School District Educational Service Center(Located on 1st Avenue, between Stella & Stephens).

The service is open to all members of our community; light refreshments to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to animal rescue organizations or the Duvall Firefighters Association (DFFA).