Roger “Mac” McGlauflin

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Obit McGlauflinRoger “Mac” McGlauflin, of Duvall, passed away at Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland on Tuesday, July 23, 2013. He was 72 years old.

Mac was born on September 7, 1940, in Mount Vernon, Wash., the son of George and Pauline McGlauflin. He was raised in the Bow/Edison area and graduated from Burlington-Edison High School.

Mac was on the 1959 basketball team that came in second in State. He started out as a heavy duty mechanic, millwright and welder in his younger years.  Mac was a 27-year volunteer firefighter for the Duvall Fire Department. He was a reserve police officer for Duvall for 14 years. He was a full time mechanic for Redmond Fire Department for 23 years.  

Mac married his grade school sweetheart Ruth Vander Vate on October 9, 1959, in Allyn, Wash.
Mac and Ruth moved to Duvall, Wash., in 1963.  
Mac enjoyed traveling, barbequing, setting up the Christmas village and puttering around in his shop.  His love for his family came first in his life.  

His family and friends will remember his great sense of humor.

Survivors include loving wife Ruth; daughters, Kim Peck of Woodinville, Wash., Kris (John) Muckerheide of Kent, Wash.; sisters, Karen (Mike) Wysk, of Sedro Wooley, Wash. and Virginia McCollom, of Yreka, Calif.; and two grandchildren, Jessica and Nicole Peck.

A celebration of Mac’s life will held 1 p.m. Saturday, August 3, at Riverview School District Conference Room, 15510 1st Ave NE, Duvall, Wash. Refreshments will follow at the Duvall Fire Dept, 15600 1st Ave NE, Duvall, Wash.  

Arrangements are under the direction of Flintofts Funeral Home and Crematory.  

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

Delton “Del” Halvorson

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Delton “Del” Halvorson of Kirkland, Washington, passed away on July 19, 2013.

Del was born at home on the family farm in Churchs Ferry, North Dakota, August 1, 1934. He grew up with his five brothers and sisters, graduating from Leeds High School, continuing on to attend North Dakota State University. He was active in the Boy Scouts and the Future Farmers of America.

In 1958 he married Betty Rendahl. They moved their family to Bellevue, Wash., in 1962.

Del became an entrepreneur, owning and operating a number of businesses including Del’s “Phillips 66” in downtown Kirkland, Del’s Arco on Rose Hill, D & R Cabinets in North Juanita and Del’s Truck Rentals in Kirkland and Woodinville.

Del is survived by his wife of 54 years, Betty, three children, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lyle and Harriet Halvorson, his sister, Deanna Steil (“Manny”), and brother Curtis Halvorson (Loretta).

A  memorial service was held July 25 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Kirkland.

Anna Catherine White

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Obit whiteAnna Catherine White, 69, was born January 3, 1944, in Los Angeles, Calif., to Frank and Mayo White who preceded her in death.

She died of a heart attack June 27, 2013.

A long-time resident of Duvall, Wash., where she spent the bulk of her life, she enjoyed reading, sewing, gardening and quiet time in nature.

Anna leaves to cherish her memory a host of cousins and friends who were grateful for the chance to enjoy her sweet spirit, warm smile and big heart while we could.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to the King County Library System Foundation: (425) 369-3448 or

Ken ‘Nick’Jorgenson

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nick obitNick Jorgenson, 61, of Duvall, died suddenly of a heart attack on June 17, 2013.

 Nick was born on April 19, 1952 to Kenneth Nicholas Jorgenson and Mary Lou Maxine Thompson-Jorgenson in Kirkland, Washington. He was the oldest of 6 children.

He graduated from Inglemoor High School in Bothell in 1971. He married Diana Nelson in 1973 and divorced in 1986. His first daughter, Nicol, was born in 1974. His second daughter, Rita, was born in 1977.

Nick married his wife, Beth, on the day before his birthday in 2007, saying it was so he would never forget their anniversary! They enjoyed going to concerts together, golfing, and spending time with the grandkids.

Nick worked in the construction industry for his entire life. He was often quoted as saying, “I did that job” all over King and Snohomish County.  
Nick impacted the lives of everyone he knew, often referring to new friends as “Chief.” He made everyone he met feel as if they were his best friend. He loved going to concerts, golfing, mowing the lawn while rocking out, and his annual trips to Lake Alta, Conconully, and the Omak Stampede. 

More than anything, he loved his daughters and his grandchildren, Taylar, Mason and Drew, never missing a sporting event or birthday.  He was proud of all of them and was always cheering the loudest on the sidelines.

Nick is survived by his wife, Beth, daughter Nicol Petersen and her fiance’ Trevor Freeman, daughter Rita Torkelson and her husband Jake, step-children Nick, Tana and Ryan, and grandchildren Taylar Fitzpatrick and Mason and Drew Torkelson. He is also survived by his brother, Butch, and sisters, Kim and Robin, and their families in Minnesota, as well as his lifelong buddies, Pat and Dale “Snooks” George.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Lou, father Ken, brothers Tracy and Chuck, and his beloved grandmother, Thelma.

He touched the lives of everyone he met and will be remembered for his  positive attitude, his smile and laugh, his long hair and beard, and the love he had for his family.
A celebration of his life will be held at his home on Sunday, July 7 at noon.

James E. Mulvihill

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Obit MulvihillJames E. Mulvihill was born in Twin Falls, Idaho, on October 20, 1936. He was the youngest of eight children born to Myrtle Auvil Mulvihill and Dan William Mulvihill.

Jim graduated from Wenatchee High School, served four years in the Navy, and attended the University of Washington. 

He worked as a Boeing manufacturing engineer and retired in 2002. 

He owned Sam’s Pizza in Woodinville, from 1984-1987.

Jim loved the Lord and his family was his joy. He went home to be with the Lord on June 1 after a brave and dignified struggle with cancer. He is missed and loved by many, especially his wife, Audrey; his four daughters, Christina Ruddy, Teresa Talbot, Colleen Pacem and Jamie Mulvihill; his step-son, Eric Cook; his 10 grandchildren; his sister, Lucy Anderson; his brother, Dan Mulvihill and step-sister, Linda Luxem. 

Donations in Jim’s memory may be made to: The Jim Mulvihill Memorial Fund: Living Hope Lutheran Church, 7305 208th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98053.