Ray (Pete) Palmer was born in Snoqualmie, Wash. and grew up in Carnation. He attended Tolt High School and graduated in 1954. He worked in the woods and was a meat cutter with Safeway before joining the Seattle Fire Department in 1961. He retired as Lieutenant in 1984.
Gunnar Neal Carlson, 69, died peacefully, surrounded by family, in Kirkland, Washington on June 26, 2015. Loving husband of Stephanie; adored father of Casey and Corey; dearest brother to Claudine; beloved step-dad to Liz (Eric), Cheryl (Sean), Allan (Whitney); and doting grandpa to Greysen and Cash. Many thanks to the staff at Gene and Irene Wockner Hospice Center and Pastor Mary-Alyce for their wonderful support throughout his final journey home.
Gunnar's funeral service will be held at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church in Kirkland at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 5, with family gathering and fellowship starting at 2 p.m. Reception to follow in fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, Gunnar requested donations to your favorite animal aid or military charity.
Damon “Scott” Cradduck June 26, 1946 - May 24, 2015
Scott was born to Himon and Nellie Cradduck in Compton, California. He is survived by his mother; four siblings; wife of 33 years, Susi; his three children, Lara, Ken and Kathie (Monte); and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father. After Scott retired in 2005 he and Susi divided their time between Woodinville and Heber, Utah. Scott enjoyed fly-fishing on the Provo river with his grandson Dakota and in the winter skiing at Deer Valley. He spent many years as a coach and chief umpire for Redmond West Little League and later volunteered at Evergreen Hospital in the surgical center. His quirky sense of humor and his love of practical jokes kept the whole family entertained. He once said, “If I had a tombstone I would write ‘This time the weight is staying off.’” He was respected, loved and will be missed by many. At his request there will be no service. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Evergreen Fund, c/o EvergreenHealth Foundation, 12040 NE 128th St, MS#5, Kirkland, WA 98034.
With his son, Bob Jr., at his side, Bob Ranard died on June 2, 2015 at his home in Woodinville from complications of pulmonary fibrosis and congestive heart failure. He was born in Helena on Jan. 13, 1945 to Alva Wayne (Bill) and Faye Lorraine (Frey) Ranard. Bob grew up in Helena and graduated with the Helena High class of ’63. He enjoyed his 40th class reunion just two years ago. Growing up, he loved working on his old jalopies and became an excellent mechanic, associating with many friends in the stock car racing circuit before going off to the Navy.
Bob married Carol Shepherd in 1962 and together they had three children. After the Navy, Bob drove buses and semi-trucks until taking a job in 1974 as a master mechanic for a Buick dealership in Seattle. When the gas shortage cost him his job, he bought a dump truck and pup and as owner/operator, provided for his family for the next 30-plus years.
Bob remarried in 1978 to Tawny Fischer and together they had a son, Bob Jr. In 1987, Bob purchased a beautiful 5-acre piece of land in the cedars of Woodinville and built a home where he resided until his death. He had a large shop where he kept and maintained his truck, landscaping equipment, ’dozer and backhoe. When he wasn’t driving his truck, he was doing odd jobs in landscape work.
During his last few weeks, Bob was able to spend quality time with his brother and sister, with visits from his children and grandchildren.
Bob was preceded in death by his mother and father and brother Arlee. He is survived by his children Arleen Ranard of East Helena, Tom Ranard of Seattle, Jerry Ranard of East Helena, Robert Ranard Jr. (Aimee Hollembaek) of Woodinville and Lisa Jacobson of Seattle; his brother, William Wayne (Bill) Ranard (Billie Jean) of Bozeman; his sister, Della Grace Ranard (Bob Johnson) of East Helena; his companion Terrie Hudecek and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Please visit www.cascadememorial.com to offer the family condolences or to share a memory of Bob.
Inurnment with Military Honors 11 a.m., Monday, July 6 Montana State Veterans Cemetery