David N. Lombard

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit LombardDavid N. Lombard lost his courageous battle with cancer on August 22, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.

Dave was born in Seattle on December 6, 1949, and lived in the area all of his life. He graduated from Queen Anne High School, the University of Washington and UPS Law School. He was married to Susan Elliott on October 22, 1983, and had three children, Matt, Jeff, and Megan.

He was an adoring husband and father and loved most to spend time with his family.  He especially enjoyed watching all three of his children participate in sports activities and volunteered his time to the Woodinville Little League and Woodinville High School sports for many years.

Dave was a man of integrity, generosity, common sense, humor and loyalty. He was a mentor to many. Family, co-workers and friends were very important in his life.  He loved to practice law and often said it was “a little bit of heaven” to go to work!  A colleague and friend said it best this past week: “He made a difference.That he made a difference may be the least that can be said of Dave. For sure, I am both a better person and a better lawyer for having known him.”

In the last several years he enjoyed traveling with Rick Steves to Europe, playing golf and going on wine tasting excursions.

Dave’s legal practice resembled a solar system with him at the center. Through skill and judgment, Dave attracted clients who became eternal friends. He worked adeptly with opposing lawyers who respected him.  He loved his law partners and they loved him back.

Dave’s solar system started with a bang at the UPS Law School (now Seattle University) from which he graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1976. From there he clerked for Justice Orris Hamilton of the Washington State Supreme Court. After clerking, Dave joined the Seattle law firm of Ferguson & Burdell in 1977. In recognition of his abilities as a commercial real estate lawyer, Dave became a partner in 1983 and continued as a partner in that firm and its successor until early 1994.

In March 1994, Dave’s solar system radiated further when he and other Ferguson & Burdell lawyers and staff embarked upon a new venture bearing his name, Jameson Babbitt Stites & Lombard.

Throughout his radiant career he enjoyed his peers’ appreciation of his talent.  Dave was a long-time member of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Section of the Washington State Bar Association. He served as a fellow of the Board of Regents of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys and as a member of the Lenders’ Counsel Group of the American Land Title Association. Dave has been recognized for many years by Best Lawyers, Chambers, and as a Super Lawyer.

Dave is survived by his wife Sue of 29 years, his sons Matt and Jeff, and his daughter Megan; his mother Dorothy Lombard; sister Laurie Albrecht and brothers John Lombard and Larry Lombard. A private graveside memorial service has been held. A celebration of Dave’s life will be held on September 8, at Broadmoor Golf & Country Club, from 5-10 p.m. Everyone whose life was touched by Dave is welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a donation be made to the American Cancer Society.

Martin C Ochsner

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit_OchsnerMartin C Ochsner passed away on August 6, 2012, at the age of 92 in Woodinville, Wash.

He was born in Keokuk, Iowa, January 9, 1920. Martin and his brother came to Seattle prior to World War II to live with an aunt and uncle. They fell in love with the Pacific Northwest and never moved back. Martin joined the Seattle Mountaineers where he met Florence and they married on Sept 13, 1947. They skied and hiked and then climbed all the majors and most of the minor peaks in Washington state. Later Martin and Florence moved to Maui and enjoyed 36 years of scuba diving, traveling and volunteering their time to the local Catholic Church although retired.

Martin was at one time the biggest stock market day trader in the state of Hawaii.

During their last 10 years they moved to Woodinville to be closer to family.

Martin is survived by his daughters, Teri Scheuer, Mary Ochsner, Joanne Pasqua; son, Don Ochsner; eight grandchildren and two great- grandchildren.

We will miss you and thank you so much for giving us such an appreciation of the great outdoors.

Gary L. Slick

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Gary L. Slick, a resident of Bonney Lake, was born on April 13, 1965, in Seattle and died on August 11, 2012, in Bonney Lake.

He grew up in Woodinville and graduated from Woodinville High School in 1983.

Gary was a longtime dirt work and underground utility contractor. He coached local youth baseball, soccer and wrestling teams. Gary enjoyed snowmobiles, ATVs and NASCAR.

He is survived by his wife, Jurene; daughter and son in-law, Erica Kobe and Dane Miller; son, Robby Slick and daughter, Beverly Kobe; mother, Patricia Holey; father and step-mother, John and Penny Slick; sister, Kathryn Depiro; step-brothers, Don Holey Jr., Mark Holey;step-sister, Diane Adams and other siblings, Debbie Block, Tami Lempiainen, John Jackson; grandchild, Sawyer Miller.

Services have been held.

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Norma Campbell Duff

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Obit DuffNorma passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at her home in Bothell, Wash.

She was born January 23, 1918, during the winter of the Spanish flu outbreak, in a homesteader’s log cabin on the Powder River in eastern Montana, the youngest child of James Bular and TwylaMae (Bickle) Campbell. She started school in Stevensville, Mont., graduated from Drummond High School in the class of 1936 and trained at St. Patrick School of Nursing in Missoula.

She married Robert Duff of Drummond, Mont., in Missoula in 1940,and they made their home in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle in 1945, moving to Kenmore in 1952.

A voracious reader, she instilled a love of reading in her children at an early age and shared with them her deep appreciation of the natural world. Always thinking first of others, she asked little for herself. Her kindness and generosity are her greatest legacies.

After raising her five children, she went back to college to refresh her nursing skills and worked at a clinic in Bellevue where she cultivated longtime friendships. Upon retirement, she volunteered at the Northshore Senior Center and her local food bank.

Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; son, Ronald; her parents; sisters, Florence Turnbull, Lynn (Hap) Willsey; and brother, Gordon Campbell.

She is survived by her daughters, Denise (Tom) Sawyer of Edgewood, Wash., Kerrin Duff of Woodinville: Kathy Culley of Woodinville; son, Gerald(Mary Ann) Duff of Vancouver, Wash.; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family is extremely grateful for and thanks Tranquility Home Care in Bothell for the loving care she received in her final year. Remembrances may bemade to Hopelink, 10675 Willows Rd. NE, Redmond, WA 98052.

Eleanor Catherine (Bird) Green

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit GreenEleanor, born in Seattle on December 17, 1917,  died with her family beside her in Kirkland on July 14, 2012, at age 94.  Her parents were A. Frank and Esther Bird.  After Seattle’s Roosevelt High School, she earned a degree in sociology from the University of Washington in 1939 where she participated in Delta Delta Delta, the YWCA and student government, serving as president of the Associated Women Students. Most importantly, she met Ron Green at the Varsity Ball during their freshman year.  They married in December, 1939 and settled in Ron’s hometown of Bothell.

Following work for the UW ticket office, she devoted herself to home and community life. After Ron joined the Army Air Corps, Eleanor joined him in Hondo, Texas.  In Bothell after the war, they kept busy with the family Ford agency and expanded the house to provide room for growing children.  In the mid-1960s, Eleanor became director of volunteers at Harborview Hospital, then community resource coordinator at the Women’s Prison in Purdy.  Retiring in 1980, she and Ron returned to Bothell.

Beginning in 1999, they enjoyed living at Brittany Park in Woodinville. After Ron’s death two years ago, Eleanor moved to the Golden Spirit Adult Family Home in Kirkland, where she lived with grace and gratitude.

A lifelong believer in civic responsibility and public education, Eleanor helped to found a community cooperative pre-school in the late 1940s and won awards for serving on the Citizens’ Committee and the Recreation Coordinating Council.   In the early 1960s, she led a Horizon Club (Camp Fire) group of high school girls, the Bothell Horizon Pioneers. She and Ron served as church historians and hosts at the Bothell Historical Museum. They helped compile and publish A Slough of Memories, a book of personal accounts of Bothell-Kenmore-Woodinville history. Their interest in international friendships brought frequent guests from abroad into their home, and they traveled extensively during their retirement years.

Survivors are her children, Ron Green, Jr. (Claudia), Bothell, Janet Hunter (Richard) San Diego,  Darrell Green (Pam), Redmond and eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by two dear exchange student “daughters,” Yoko Ueyama Shiga, Japan, and Ursula Mielke-Hoelscher, Germany.

Granddaughter Karen Hunter predeceased her. Ron, her beloved husband of 70 years, died in 2010.

A memorial service was held on August 13 at the Bothell United Methodist Church, where Eleanor was an active member for over 70 years. The family suggests memorial gifts to either the  Bothell United Methodist Church, 18515 92nd Ave N.E., Bothell, WA 98011, or the Eleanor Bird Green Fund, Camp Fire Central Puget Sound, 4241 21st Avenue West, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98199-1250.