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James Earl Scurlock

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit_ScurlockJames Earl Scurlock (aka Jimbo) was born June 20th 1959, in San Francisco, Calif., to Helen and Glenn Scurlock.

Jim spent most of his childhood in Daly City with his three brothers and two sisters. He attended the University of Chaminade in Hawaii before enlisting in the Marines.

After spending 10 years in the Marines stationed in Japan, Hawaii and California, he would later call Washington his home. While working for Microsoft he met the love of his life and future wife, Dawn Marie. Their love brought two families together on August 9, 1997, during a small ceremony in one of his favorite places — the California Redwoods.

He is survived by his wife of 14 years and their five children — Jim, Jacquie, David, Jesse and Jon.

After a 5-year battle with cancer, he passed away peacefully on September 8, 2011, at home surrounded by his family.

To his family and friends he will forever be remembered as outgoing, upbeat and always the life of the party.

One of Jim’s favorite pastimes was spending time with his family at their cabin in Cle Elum, riding snowmobiles and cruising on ATVs. He had a great love for Disney that he passed along to his family. Some of the best times of his life were spent with family and friends in “the happiest place on earth.” What made it the happiest place to his loved ones was the fact that they shared it with him.

At the office he was known as the “Master Trasher.”

His pranking and office decorating skills were notorious throughout Microsoft. He enjoyed leading morale events and activities and felt so lucky to have found a job he loved and a team he called family.

Around the community of Woodinville he loved coaching baseball and soccer for his sons’ teams.  He was well-known and loved by all.

He spent his last months with his family and friends, going to Mariner games and having barbecues at his house and just enjoying life with everyone.  One of his favorite sayings was “life is good” and “this doesn’t suck.”  His smile and laughter brought out the best in everyone and he will be tremendously missed by all who knew him.

“God bless us, everyone.”

Funeral service:

Saturday, September 17

Mass: 1 – 2 p.m.

Cake & Celebration of Life: 2-3:30 p.m.

Holy Innocents Church

26526 NE Cherry Valley Road

Duvall, Washington 98019-0850

“Go Niners!”

Emma Josephine de Jong

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Emma Josephine De Jong, age 98 of Fall City, passed away on August 28, 2011, at Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland.

Emma was born on March 19, 1913, in Vincent, Wash., the daughter of Olaf and Inga Quaale.

She was raised in Vincent and graduated from Tolt High School. She married John Cornelius de Jong on July 11, 1935, in Goldendale.

Due to his work they moved several times, settling back in Carnation in 1946.

John passed away on February 10, 1986. She moved to Fall City in 1998. Emma was a member of the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation.

Survivors include daughter Marjorie Diane Conner of Spanaway and son Gary Neil de Jong of Fall City; Grandchildren, Darrell, Jeffery, Tracie, Brian and Christofer Patrick; 10 great grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Quaale Perrigo, two brothers, Edgar and William Quaale.

A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 8, at 1 p.m. at Flintofts Issaquah Funeral Home, 540 E Sunset Way, Issaquah. Her final resting place was at the Novelty Hill Cemetery in Duvall next to John.

Remembrances may be made to the Sno-Valley Senior Center in Carnation.

Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family’s on-line guest book at www.flintofts.com.

Arrangements are by Flintofts Funeral Home and Crematory.

Marie F. Treece

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Marie F. Treece of Mill Creek died Saturday, August 27, 2011 in Redmond, Wash. She was 90 years old.

Marie was born on March 19, 1921, in Spokane, Wash., to Thomas Bee Rowland and Mary (Cousin) Rowland. She was raised in the area and attended Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane, Wash.

She moved to Seattle in 1937 and attended the University of Washington where she earned her bachelor of arts degree.

She married Glen E. Treece in Seattle and stayed home to raise their three children, before returning to her professional career as a rate analyst for Safeco Insurance.

Marie is remembered as a loving and devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed reading, gardening, cooking, being her son’s Cub Scout den mother and playing cards with her friends.

She is survived by her husband, Glen E. Treece of Mill Creek; their three children, son Dennis C. Treece of Auburn, Wash., daughter, Glenna Wing of Bothell, Wash. and Tim Treece of Seattle. She will also be missed by nine grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Marie was preceded in death by her brother, Cecil Rowland.

By her request, a private family gathering will be held. In lieu of flowers, friends are encouraged to donate in Marie’s memory to a charity of their choice.

Friends are invited to share memories, view photos and sign the family’s on-line guest book at www.flintofts.com.

Arrangements by Flintofts Funeral Home and Crematory.

Norma Hall

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit HallNorma Macmillan Hall, 96, of Kirkland, Wash., passed away on August 10, 2011. She is survived by two daughters-in-law, Donna Senko of Capitola, Calif., and Tinka Hall of Bainbridge Island, Wash., grandchildren Trey Hall, Kristy Senko-Hall, Jeannie Senko-Hall, and Robbie Hall, as well as two great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, J. Weston Hall, and her partner in her later years, Fred Fisher, her children Weston, Robert, and Nancy Jane and her siblings Del and Mary. Norma was born in 1915 in Sherman, Texas. She graduated from Denton College for Women and for many years taught elementary school in Texas. In 1981 she and her husband J. Weston moved from Texas to Santa Cruz, California. During her California years she was actively involved in local churches and soup kitchens for the homeless. Following J. Weston’s death in 1996, she moved to Woodinville, Washington, where she met Fred Fisher, who became her companion until his death in 2008.

Norma will be remembered for her ferocious energy and her southern drawl. She was outspoken and always the life of the party. She loved cooking and entertaining, RV traveling and boating, sewing and collecting dolls.

No public services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity.

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).