Elizabeth A. (Grant) (Halle) Vintin

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Obit Vintin045Elizabeth A. (Grant) (Halle) Vintin passed away May 24, 2014 at Hospice House of Kirkland. She was born February 20, 1947 in Seattle, Wash. to Gerald L. and Marquerite M. (Smith) Grant.

Elizabeth was raised in Woodinville and was a graduate of Bothell High School. She married Guy H. Vintin, her husband of 31 years, on May 14, 1983 in Silver Lake, Everett, Wash.

They moved to Bothell in 1987, making this their home. Elizabeth worked retail, was a cook at the senior center and was a housewife.

She is preceded in death by her parents Gerald L. and Marquerite M. Grant. She is survived by daughter Carie A. Halle, son Chad A. Halle, brother Gerald L. (Ellen) Grant Jr. of Snohomish, sister Delores Bates (Jack) of Sedro Woolley, sister Darlene Malzahn (Preston) of Snohomish, four nephews, three nieces and eight great-nieces and -nephews.

James Oliver Berto

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Obit BertoJames Oliver Berto passed away peacefully at home in Vancouver, Wash. on June 14, 2014, surrounded by his family. He had struggled in recent years with Alzheimer’s disease.

Jim was born August 26, 1932 in Bothell, Wash. He was the great-great-grandson of David Bothell, the founder of Bothell.

Jim met the love of his life, Pat Stonack, while they both attended Bothell High School. They married in 1951, remaining happily married until his death. They celebrated endless joy, traveling the world, hunting, fishing, camping, spending time with their three children, grandchildren, extended family and friends.
Jim enlisted in the Air Force in 1951 and served during both the Korean War and the Vietnam War. After a 20-year career in the Air Force he retired as a Senior Master Sergeant.

Later employment included being a letter carrier for Bothell Post Office and a mechanic for Lake Washington School District Transportation Department.

Jim is survived by his wife, Pat, daughter Christine (Steve) Kramer, son Jim (Kim) Berto, daughter Teresa (John) Roth, grandchildren Jeremy (Maggie), Joshua, Jimmy, Johnny (Chanel), Amy (Culley), Bailey, and Jillian, great-grandaughter Nella Rose, sister Betty Niemeyer, sister-in-law Carol (Robin) Hill, numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
His joy of life and love for his family will be missed by all.

A memorial service will be held July 26, 2014 at 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in Bothell. A reception will follow at the old Berto farm. Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Lutheran World Relief.

(Helen) Annette Lambert Shelly

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She was born in Sumas, Wash. on January 3, 1928 and deceased in Duvall, Wash. on April 25, 2014. The daughter of Sidney and Maude Lambert of Sumas, Wash., she was predeceased by her parents and her two older brothers, Warren Lambert of Bellevue and Robert of Kennewick.

Ann is survived by children Sydney and Robert and grandchildren Tory and Angie and their spouses, as well as niece and nephews Marielle, Arthur, Bob Jr. and Mark and their spouses, along with many cousins and families.

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Grace Gilkey Dawson

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Grace Irene Gilkey Dawson, former 30-year resident of Bellevue and 21-year resident of Woodinville, passed away peacefully on June 6, 2014, surrounded by family. She was born in Scio, Ore., at home on her family farm on November 26, 1917, to Leonard Ernest Gilkey and Edna Elizabeth Smith Gilkey. She dedicated most of her life to education, graduating Albany High School in 1936, and Oregon State College in Home Economics in 1940. She began her home economics teaching career in Dufur, Ore., before moving in 1950 to Sumner, Wash., to teach.

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Marie Zieta Bidlake

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Feb. 23, 1918-March 31, 2014

If you like excitement, consider Marie’s mother, Zieta, giving birth prematurely to a baby weighing 1 pound 12 ounces in the family’s farmhouse. The country doctor arrived in a snowstorm by horse and buggy to attend the birth. He advised nothing could be done to save such a small tot, tiredly saying he would return later in the morning.
While Zieta was recovering her mother used a cigar box lined with a small blanket, then placed Marie on the open oven door of a wood burning stove for warmth during the remaining night.

When the doctor returned to find the baby alive, but immobile, he immediately indicated she should go to the nearest hospital about 20 miles away in Iowa City. The only available transportation was the caboose of the local train. Marie was covered and wrapped up in the box and carried by her father Louis Schnoebelen, accompanied by his mother and Maggie, a midwife. Marie, breathing but not moving, stayed several weeks in an “incubator” in the hospital with her mother often in attendance. A “wet nurse” provided milk which was fed to Marie in a type of an “eye dropper,” as her mother called it. After moving about a bit, she returned home to mother’s care.

She surprised everyone, developing into a healthy young woman, albeit small, a little under 5 feet, moving to the Northwest about 1942. She married Larry Bidlake, moving to Woodinville after his military service ended. They then lived on Lake Leota for 55 years as did Marie’s brother Orval Schnoebelen and his family, in fact nearly next door.
After Larry passed in year 2000, Marie moved to the Olympic Peninsula in Sequim to be near her sister Joy. Four of her five brothers have passed, with one remaining, Jake in Vancouver, Washington. There are many nieces and nephews, some scattered across the U. S. and many in the Seattle suburbs. A large family with all in touch and connected!
Marie and Larry thoroughly enjoyed their many years living on Lake Leota, considering it an idyllic place to live.