Clifford Keith Nebeker

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Clifford Keith Nebeker

Clifford Keith Nebeker

Woodinville resident Clifford Keith Nebeker, born June 26, 1943 in Salt Lake City, died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on May 25, 2015. He is survived by Norma, his loving wife of 49 years; his four wonderful sons Doug (Dana) of Kansas City, Eric (Carrie) of Dupont, Washington, Greg of Seattle and Brett (Tara) of Bellingham; his adorable eight and one-third grandchildren; and a brother, George (Lydia), of Bothell.

He attended South High School in Salt Lake City and the University of Utah, earning a degree in electrical engineering. His 40-year career led him to work on projects in many places throughout the world. He spent long periods of time in Russia, Poland, Canada and Spain working on power plant construction projects. After officially retiring in 2011 from SNC-Lavalin he continued to work for Beacon Engineering in Bothell until 2014.

He was very handy and enjoyed working with his hands. He liked working on his cars, his home and his yard.

He was a kind and loving man. He watched over and cared for his extended family when there was a need and gave countless hours of caring service to others. He particularly enjoyed spending time with his boys and their families.

Cliff wanted his obituary to say: “He loves his family, and his family loves him. He loves his Savior, and is loved by the Savior.”

Services were held on Friday, May 29 and he was interred at the Woodinville City Cemetery.

The family would like to thank those from Evergreen Hospice who cared for Cliff, particularly Tara Connor.

Donations can be made in Cliff’s memory to LDS Humanitarian Aid Fund at

Mary (Brydson) Marcell

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Mary (Brydson) Marcell

Our beloved mother Mary passed away from us on Monday, April 20 in Kirkland at the Evergreen Hospice care center after a long struggle with congestive heart failure.

Mary was born and raised in Seattle and graduated from Queen Anne High School in 1953. She attended the Griffin Murphy business college and thereafter in 1955 met and married John Marcell, also a graduate of Queen Anne High School. Mary enjoyed working in the aerospace industry for over 35 years as a talented documentation specialist until her retirement in 1997.

Mary was ahead of her times balancing a family and career in the 1960s. She raised six children and seemed to do it all effortlessly. She loved family meals at the table, was a great cook and always prepared enough for anyone that might be dropping by without notice; it was something you could count on.

Mary was a strong, capable woman in every endeavor she pursued. She was a self-taught artist in the field of stained glass, painting and fiber arts. She enjoyed carpentry and home design and built two homes. She was an avid golfer, skier, reader and gardener. Her most favorite love of late was her acclaimed sewing room where she spent many happy hours daily. And she loved all of her sewing friends she’d met over the years.

Mary was a good teacher; she taught her children to be independent and allowed them the freedom to explore and learn and grow rich in their own lives. She was a good friend and listener. She loved and was loved and will be dearly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her.

Mary is predeceased by her parents, David and Nora; her sister, Joanne Caswell of California; and her husband of 28 years, John Marcell. Surviving relatives are her sister Marlene Brydson of Kent, her children, Lynn and Lindsey Yowell of Chelan, John and Donna Marcell and Mark and Jill Marcell both of Redmond, Terry and Alise Marcell of Woodinville, Tracy Price Zembruski and Mark Zembruski of Woodinville and Denise and Dan Stumpf of Kirkland. Grandchildren are Lindsey Yowell and Sarah Chase, Dusty Marcell, Drew and Miranda Marcell, Shelby Marcell, Janielle and Carl Linder, Chad and Ryan Makela, Julie Marcell, Preston Marcell, Cameron Price and Heidi Kimble, Christopher Price, Connor, Lexi and Nicholas Stumpf and great-grandchildren, Jordyn, Jaylin and Tillman Yowell, Jake Kimble, Emmie and Tristan Marcell, along with many loved nieces and nephews.

A private memorial was held for family and friends on Sunday, May 10 at Heritage Hall in Kirkland.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Evergreen Hospice of Kirkland.

Carroll Barté (Kincaid) Twiss

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Carroll Barté (Kincaid) Twiss

Carroll Barte (Kincaid) Twiss passed away peacefully on May 7, 2015, at the Golden Spirit Adult Family Home. Carroll was born September 6, 1942, to Hugh Arthur and Emma Lou (Kittle) Kincaid in Huntington, West Virginia. She attended the Marshall University Experimental School and graduated from Huntington High School. Carroll earned a B.S. degree in political science from the University of Kansas in 1964. While at K.U. she met and married Charlie Twiss, her husband of 51 years. In 1974 the family moved to Woodinville, Washington.

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Edith (Hanna) Knutson

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obit knutsonEdith (Hanna) Knutson was born January 14, 1919 and passed away April 23, 2015 at the age of 96 years. She leaves behind her children: Donald (Connie), Dennis (Helen), Joyce (aka Fern), Jonn (Linda), many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She joins in heaven her husband Clarence, parents Ethel and Roy Hanna, her siblings and her young daughter, Janice.
Edith enjoyed her life in many ways. She was a charter member of Cottage Lake Presbyterian church in Woodinville, Washington. She helped start the Mountain View Improvement Club and many other organizations in Woodinville. Since 1946 she and Clarence raised their children in the Woodinville area and maintained a 10-acre farm with many animals, gardens and an orchard.

She moved from Woodinville to Bellingham when her health began to fail at the age of 85. All her children remained in Washington and helped her as her health failed.

Edith enjoyed many hobbies: quilting, crocheting, embroidery and writing many letters to family and friends throughout the nation. Arthritis was what stopped her! She continued to appreciate family, friends and other people who came to visit her throughout her life.

May she rest in peace, her work is finished.

Much thanks and appreciation to those who cared for Edith’s needs during her 10 years at Highland Convalescent Care Home in Bellingham, Washington.

A memorial service will be at Cottage Lake Presbyterian Church in Woodinville on May 9 at 1:30 p.m. A private burial will be at a different time in Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Redmond, Washington.

Michael J Kennedy

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Obit KennedyMichael J Kennedy, of Chiwawa River Pines, Washington, died April 27, 2015. Mike, son of Beatrice Quintella and Dee Kennedy and loving husband of 50 years to Judi Kennedy, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. He is survived by his wife Judi, his sister Patty and children Stacie (Bruce), Scott (Kris), Michelle (Paul) and his “adopted” daughter Wendy. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Joshua, Sam, Cody, Riley, Adeline and Brady and sister-in-law, Kathy.

Mike was born in 1942 in Vallejo, California, graduated from Vallejo High School in 1960 and The California Maritime Academy in 1964. As a Merchant Marine, he worked in shipyards around the world and sailed on many ships throughout his career. After his family, Mike’s passion was baseball. He played throughout his childhood and early adulthood, turning that passion into coaching for over 20 years. He coached every age group, taking his teams to All-Stars and Championships multiple times. When retiring in 2010, Mike turned his vacation home in Chiwawa River Pines, near Plain, Washington, into his full time home, where he became actively involved in the Lake Wenatchee community. Nothing made him happier than feeding his birds, riding his tractor and smoking a cigar on his porch. His winter passions included snowmobiling and sitting at his fire pit watching it snow. Mike was an avid Nascar fan, and looked forward to his trips to the track with his boys every year.

The Celebration of Life for Mike Kennedy will be held Saturday, May 9 at The Lake Wenatchee Rec Club. The LWRC building is located at the Lake Wenatchee State Airport, 14400 Chiwawa Loop Road. Mike’s family will be there to welcome you at 2, and the official celebration will begin at 3. The family asks for you to stay after for food, beverage and stories.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Lake Wenatchee Rec Club in Mike Kennedy’s honor, or gifting a living tree or plant for Judi’s yard.