Anna Catherine White

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

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

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

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

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

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.

Rosemary Belarde

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Obit BelardeRosemary Belarde 81, long time Woodinville resident passed away on Saturday, June 8th, 2013 at Evergreen Memorial Hospital, Kirkland, Wash.She was born on March 7th, 1932, in Glendive, Montana. Her family later moved to Seattle where she met and married the love of her life, John J. Belarde.The young couple moved to Anchorage, Alaska, in 1954, where they raised their three children.  Rosemary was one of the first women in Alaska to receive a certificate of cosmetology and owned/operated the Northern Lights Beauty Salon for many years. They moved back to Washington in 1988 and their children and their families followed.

She is survived by her husband, John, daughter LeeAnn, son John F and his wife Sandy, son Steven W and his wife Leighann, seven grandchildren; Sierra, Johnna, Breanna, Jessica, Joseph, Kristina and two great grandsons, Chance and Colton.Rosemary loved music, dancing, was an accomplished cook, loved to entertain and loved to have her family around her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Frank E. and Wilhelmina Frohlich, her brothers, George and Frank, and her beloved sister Josephine Norris of Sequim.

The funeral will be held June 21 at 11a.m. at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church at 630 7th Ave. N in Edmonds.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Rosemary Belarde to the Alzheimer’s Association and/or to Breast Cancer Funds.

Leland Stanford Larrick Jr.

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit Leland Larrick046Lee was born November 5, 1927, and passed away at home in Bothell, Wash., on May 11, 2013.

He was born in Port Angeles, Wash., to Eliza May Hopf Larrick and Leland Stanford Larrick Sr. Lee’s younger brother, Donald Earl Larrick, was born in 1929.

After high school, Lee was inducted into the U.S Army during World War II. He was honorably discharged from the Army in May 1947. Using the GI Bill, Lee obtained a bachelor’s and a master’s of education degree from Western Washington University.

Lee began his career on Whidbey Island in Langley in 1950, as a teacher and principal of Langley Elementary School. He married Beverly Carlson and they began their family on the island. In 1962, Lee moved to Bothell as the principal of Lockwood Elementary. In 1970, he was honored as Outstanding Administrator of the Year for the Northshore School District. Lee retired from Northshore in 1986 as the principal of Maywood Elementary. One of the most memorable of Lee’s 35 years of service to education was 1984 when he was an exchange principal through the Victoria Teacher Exchange of Victoria, Australia.

A great passion of Lee’s life was the cabin at Fish Lake, Wash.

After his marriage to Beverly ended, he met Ella Johnson Colson, who happily became Ella Larrick in 1985. They enjoyed traveling and joyful hours at Fish Lake. Lee also enjoyed woodworking, particularly creating beautiful grandmother clocks for his family, and playing pinochle with the "jolly boys."

Parkinson’s and heart disease took Lee out, but did NOT TAKE HIM DOWN! He was active to the very end. Lee is survived by his wife, Ella Larrick; children, Margaret Elise (Eric Dickman), John Larrick (Dolores), James Earl Larrick (Lisa), and Mary Carlson; step-children, Kim Bodnar (Paul), Kathryn Unruh (Loren), Sara Ahola, (Jason); six grandchildren, Gregory, Mitchell, Sydni, Rachel, Evan, and Nicole; seven step-grandchildren, Emily, Meaghan, Anna, Evan, Dean, Bryan, Henry and Samuel.

A celebration of Lee’s life will be held Monday, June 17, from 5-8 p.m. at the Hollywood Schoolhouse, 14810 NE 145th St., Woodinville, WA 98072. All who knew and loved him are invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hopelink or Children’s Home Society.