Tim Carroll Reeves passed away peacefully on the morning of May 14, 2012, in Issaquah, Wash., at the age of 70.
Tim was born on January 1, 1942, in Vernon, Texas, to William Carroll and Ruby Veda Reeves.
He married Kathleen Helen Johnson on June 2, 1969, in Topanga Canyon, Calif. and they were blessed with three children: Timothy Ronald, Kimberly Christine and Heather Carole.
Tim remembered his Vernon, Texas, childhood fondly, passing time with cousins Reggie and Max Kester and attending Hawkins Elementary School and Vernon High School.
After moving to Boulder, Colorado his senior year of high school, he joined the Coast Guard, and as a chief sonar tech he was able to see the world.
He settled in Woodinville in 1978 and worked for Boeing Aerospace, retiring in 2002.
Tim enjoyed fishing, boating, car shows and spending time with his family. He had a curiosity for many things and a joyful spirit.
Papa, as he was known to his grandkids, was a man of gentle strength and his southern hospitality allowed him to strike up conversations with strangers wherever he went.
He was preceded in death by his parents William Carroll and Ruby and his brother Ken.
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen; son, Tim; daughter-in-law Athlynn; grandchildren, Timothy and Esther of Newberg Ore.; daughter, Kimberly of Newcastle Wash.; daughter, Heather; son-in-law, Brett and grandchildren, Tanner and Haley of Issaquah, Wash.
He will be remembered for his selflessness and sense of humor.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Old Dog Haven of Lake Stevens Wash.
Helen Rose Fry, born August 4, 1941, in Houston, Texas, passed away May 1, 2012, in Kirkland, Wash., after a tremendously courageous battle with multiple myeloma.She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Ivan Fry of Woodinville; son, Rod Tucker (Nichole) of Kirkland; sister, Barbara Thornton (Hopkins) of Burleson, Texas; three loving grandchildren who knew her as Nonni; three step-sons (John, Jerry, and Jim), and many loving nieces and nephews.Her ashes will be scattered and we know her light will always shine down on those she loved and cared for. To learn more about her battle and to leave comments: to www.helenrfry.blogspot.com.
The most loved husband, dad and Papa, Roger K. Rettig, age 72, passed away, April 25, 2012, in Kirkland, Wash. He was born to Roy and Mildred Rettig on July 15, 1939, in Seattle, Wash., He grew up in Bothell and lived the majority of his life in Woodinville.
Roger graduated from Bothell High School in 1957, joined the Marine Reserves and went on to graduate with his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Golden Gate University.
After college, he moved back to this area, fell in love and married Bobbie Graep in June 1965. They have enjoyed nearly 47 years of a wonderful life together.
He worked for the Burrough’s Corporation and then was an auditor for the state of Washington for several years. He then began in commercial real estate in the 1970s. Roger was a community activist. He established the Hollywood Hill Association and was president for several years in the early 1970s. He was also a member of the Downtown Woodinville Property Owner’s Association and lifetime member of the Woodinville Historical Society. He was known for his regular letters to the editor in the Woodinville Weekly. As a proud American, he was a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Roger was the eternal optimist: there was always blue sky! Gardening, boating, fishing, crabbing, and scuba diving. He had several Bonsai trees and loved to share his corn, tomatoes and raspberries with family, friends and neighbors. He loved the boat trips with family and friends on the Wiki Wiki in the San Juan Islands, Gulf Islands and most of all catching the “big ones” off the west coast of Vancouver Island. He and Bobbie shared the love of scuba diving for 20+ years in the Caribbean; his favorite place was being anywhere on the water.
Known as Papa to his four grandsons, he thoroughly enjoyed doing all things “boy,” attending sporting and school events, as well as spending holidays together.
Roger suffered a massive heart attack due to a blood clot that totally occluded the blood flow to his heart the night of April 12. The cardiologists said it was a miracle he survived as they had never seen a patient live through this. Roger wanted to hang on long enough to say his goodbyes to his family and friends and did so through his loving eyes.
He was always a fighter and truly our miracle!
Roger is survived by his loving wife Bobbie; daughters ,Robyn Metz (Wade), and Renee Olson (Greg); four Papa-loving grandsons, Andrew and Nathan Metz, Josh and Ben Olson; brothers, Richard (Marisella) of Florida, Edward of North Carolina, Jim (Jan) and Jerry (Nancy) all of Woodinville, and many cousins, nephews, and nieces.
There will be a private family burial at the Woodinville Cemetery. Please join us for a celebration of Roger’s life to be held on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Bothell First Lutheran Church, Bothell.
Family and friends are invited to share stories and memories on the CaringBridge website: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/rogerrettig/
Remembrances may be made to:
• Evergreen Healthcare Foundation Medic One Fund or to the general hospital fund