Gregory L. Pickering, our beloved brother, uncle and son, passed away June 23, 2014 at his home in Duvall, Wash. He was born on Nov. 29, 1951 in Denver, Colo. to Stanley and Kathryn Pickering. He is survived by his mother Kathryn, his four sisters Linda Pickering, Sandra Dodson, Cathy Sims and Kim Pickering, three nieces and five nephews. Greg was a member of the Navy and proudly served his country in Vietnam. He loved Harley Davidsons and fishing. A memorial service will be held at Tahoma National Cemetery on Wednesday, July 2 at 1:30 p.m. Greg, we love you and you will be missed.
You left our world way too soon. We know you are now at peace. We miss you so very much. We love you and will always be in our hearts. You now have the wind beneath your wings. — Mom, Grandma, Grandpa, Sarah, Clint, Dad and family.
Elizabeth 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 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.
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.