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Rosalie Alice Lewis

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit Lewis useRosalie Alice Lewis, 98, of Woodinville, passed away peacefully on March 21, 2013.Rosalie was born February 11, 1915, in Glendale, Ore. She graduated from Belmont High School in Los Angeles and UCLA in 1937 with a B.E. in education.

She married Ray Fleek in 1938.  They spent their early married years in Glendale, Calif., where their children Wayne, Ray, Gary and Jim were born. The family moved to Seattle in 1947 where daughter Lee was born. They owned and operated Ray’s Corral, a family restaurant in the Wallingford District.  Rosalie also taught school at Horace Mann for eight years.

The family moved to Cottage Lake in 1962 where they opened a second restaurant, the Casa Ranchero, at the top of the hill in Woodinville in 1963, and Rosalie began to teach at Cottage Lake Elementary.

Ray passed away in 1968.  Rosalie completed a masters degree in library science at the University of Washington in 1970.

In 1972 she married Norman Kirsop and acquired two wonderful stepdaughters.

Norman passed away in 1977.

That same year Rosalie was awarded the Golden Acorn Award for outstanding community service. Rosalie retired as the school librarian in 1980.

After retiring, she traveled the world with friends, family and with MMAP (Mobile Missions Assistance Program) building schools and churches in remote locations and developing friendships that endured for many years.

Rosalie wintered in Arizona.  She loved the warm weather and the lifestyle of living in a retirement community.

In 1992 she married Wilson (Bill) Lewis, a fellow snowbird and acquired another fine daughter and more grandchildren. They shared many happy years together until Bill passed away in 2004.

Rosalie will be fondly remembered for her zest for life, her friendly outgoing nature, her ever-present positive outlook, her love of family and her beautiful pressed pansy cards.

Rosalie was preceded in death by her loving husbands, Ray E. Fleek, Norman Kirsop and Wilson (Bill) Lewis.

She was also preceded in death by her brother, Arthur Henry Hagen Jr., her son, Jim and by her stepdaughter, Kathy Burnett.

Rosalie is survived by her sister, Janyce Morgan; her sons, Wayne (Skip) and his wife Judy, Ray (Bud) and his wife Marilyn, Gary and his wife Betsy; her daughter, Rosalie (Lee) and her husband Eric; her stepdaughters, Carolyn Tokstad and Marjorie Kunkle; her daughter in law, Sally Maimoni; 14 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and 5 great, great grandchildren.  She also leaves behind many friends and people that she inspired.

The family would like to extend gratitude to the staff at Fairwinds - Brittany Park in Woodinville where Rosalie spent seven happy years before moving to the home of her daughter in Oakville, Wash., last August.

A memorial service to honor Rosalie followed by a gathering of friends and family will be held on Saturday, May 4, at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church at 11 a.m.  17856 NE Woodinville Duvall Road, Woodinville, WA 98077.

In lieu of flowers, please send remembrances to a charity of your choice.

George Herbert Fahrenkopf

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

obit FahrenknopfGeorge Herbert Fahrenkopf, 90, was born December 22, 1922, in Claresholm, Alberta, Canada, and passed away April 12, 2013, in Arlington, Wash.

George graduated from Monroe High School and attended Illinois University. He served in the U. S. Army achieving the rank of master sergeant. On June 8, 1946, he married Geraldine Ellen Paige in Bothell, Wash. He retired in 1995 after 49 years as an auto mechanic, the last 25 years of which he owned and operated Fahrenkopf’s Auto Service in Woodinville.

George loved hunting, fishing, gardening and the great outdoors. He also loved camping with his children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Mary and one granddaughter, Tessa.

George is survived by his wife, Geraldine; children, George, Herbert, Mary, Gerald, Betty and Raymond; nine grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held April 18 at Purdy & Walters Floral Hills Cemetery.

Megan (Johnson) Kuchinski

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit JohnsonMegan (Johnson) Kuchinski, died near her home in Arlington, Va., on Thursday, March 21.  She was 32.

Megan graduated from Woodinville High School in 1999 then left the Seattle area to study mechanical engineering at the University of Virginia.

She met her husband, Adam Kuchinski, during their first year at UVA.  They graduated together in 2003 and were married in Washington, D.C., in 2006.  Megan worked for Covance Market Access Services in Gaithersburg, Md.

While at Covance, she graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a masters degree in public health.

Always the athlete, Megan fought through injury to complete the Marine Corps Marathon and was very active in several softball leagues.

She was a loving wife and devoted friend, and had a natural ability to lift the spirits of everyone in the room,with no limit to the love that she so selflessly gave to all who knew her.

Megan, with tireless support from her husband Adam, courageously battled an aggressive form of gastro-esophageal cancer since receiving the diagnosis on June 24.

Although the odds were against her, Megan was extraordinarily positive throughout the various treatments and inspired the people she touched during her ordeal.

She is greatly missed and will continue to be treasured for the vibrant life she lived and the multitude of people she inspired.

In addition to her husband, Adam, Megan is survived by her twin sister Tristen Dawson and husband Simon from Columbia, Md., her niece, Madelyn Dawson, and her parents Mike and Janet Johnson from Woodinville, Wash.

She is also survived by her in-laws, John and Donna Kuchinski from Manasquan, N.J., her brother-in-law Greg from Philadelphia, Pa., her sister-in-law Lisa Kukoda and husband Matt from Brielle, N.J., a loving extended family and many friends.

Services were held March 26 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Washington, D.C., followed by interment at Columbia Gardens in Arlington, Va.

For those who wish to make a donation in memory of Megan, contributions can be sent to Can’t Stomach Cancer, 9110 West State Road 84, Davie, FL  33324  or online at:  http://www.crowdrise.com/InMemoryofMegan.

Keith A. Conaway

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit ConowayKeith A. Conaway, from Bothell, passed away in his sleep on March 22, 2013.

Keith was born October 5, 1949, to Isadore & Clara Conaway. Keith graduated from Bridgeport High School in Ohio, and in 1970 married Deborah, his wife of 42 years and had five children.

Out of high school he enlisted in the Air Force for 4 years and was stationed in Las Vegas, Vietnam and Spokane. After the service he worked for Burlington Northern Railroad for 41 years, and retired in 2009 due to health issues.

Keith is survived by wife Deborah, children Hieu, Keith, Amanda, Zachary, Linda, and Andrew, mom Altia, sisters Sherry and Althea, brother Donald, many nieces and nephews and three grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his father, Isadore, sister Diane and nephew David. Remembrance services were held on March 30 at Northshore Senior Center in Bothell.

Ashley Trenner

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit TrennerOn March 15, 2013, Ashley Richards Trenner of Kirkland, Wash., went to be with The Lord after her courageous seven year battle with metastatic melanoma.

Born on May 16, 1972, in Pittsburgh, Penn., she moved to Woodinville, Wash., with her family in 1976.

A 1990 graduate of Woodinville High School, Ashley is known for loving the color pink, Hello Kitty, Tiffany & Co., glitter and being an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Following graduation, Ashley was employed at Nordstrom, AT&T Wireless and GLY Construction, and was a barista and manager at Northwest Espresso in Mesa, Ariz., and other espresso stands on the Eastside.

Since 2004, Ashley made friends in an instant with her customers at Pub 85 in Kirkland and was known as “the boss.”

She was loved for her infectious personality and for leaving a trail of joy.

She was interviewed twice by King 5 News HealthLink, www.king5.com/health/Young-woman-with-skin-cancer, warning about the deadly consequences of using tanning beds.

Her brave testimony continues to influence strangers to abstain from tanning.

Ashley is survived by her parents, Robert and Karen Warnick Trenner of Kirkland; brother, Darin of Gilbert, Ariz.; her faithful boyfriend, Jim Temple of Woodinville; and nine extraordinary girlfriends: Tressa Watanabe Coy, Cary Davis, Simona Dawson, Tracie Bailey Fish, Jenni Griffin Haldi, Candy Ariz Marshall, Karen Rees, Michelle Schuler and Lori Stewart Smith, all of whom Ashley considered to be her family.


In lieu of flowers, please make donations in her memory to Aim at Melanoma, https://www.aimatmelanoma.org/en/aim-for-action/memorial-donation.html.


A celebration of Ashley’s life will be held Saturday, April 13, 2013, at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1717 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, Wash.

Following the service, a reception will be held at the Westin Hotel in Bellevue.