Velma Pearl Hix Hill

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Velma Hill passed away Friday, Feb. 9, just feet from where she had been born 103 years, two months and six days before. The daughter of Duvall pioneers Arthur and Pauline Hix, Velma lived her entire life in her beloved Duvall house. 

As a young girl in the Snoqualmie Valley, Velma swam in the river, took the steam train to Everett, played baseball and explored the small town. Velma’s earliest memory was of bonfires in Duvall celebrating the end of World War I when she was 4 years old. Velma was a Camp Fire Girl and attended Camp Sealth on Vashon Island, where she earned a bead for swimming in Puget Sound.

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Donald (Don) Alan Stanwyck

  • Written by Karin Hopper
May 6, 1956 – Feb. 12, 2018
Don was the firstborn child of Tom and Kay Stanwyck.  His love of travel started early when he went to Japan as an exchange student while in high school.  He then joined the Air Force where he was sent to the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, CA.  This was where he met the love of his life, Jody.  After getting engaged to her, he was sent overseas to be a spy.  A couple years later, he came home and married her and they started their first farm in Corvallis, OR.
After two years of farming and finishing their bachelor’s degrees, they moved to Illinois, Minnesota, back to Illinois, Colorado, New Jersey, Singapore, and back to Colorado.  In the midst of these travels they had three children, Carraig, Danielle, and Jonathan.  In Jonathan’s last year of high school, Don and Jody bought another farm in Longmont, CO.  Shortly after that, he was hired by Microsoft and they moved their farm to Carnation, WA.
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Peggy Lou (Worl) Watson

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
Peggy Lou (Worl) Watson, 86, Residing on Maltby Road in Woodinville, passed away February 13, 8:25 A.M. at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, Washington.
Peggy was born December 29, 1931, in Minot, North Dakota to proud parents, Raymond Worl and Edna Irene MacGregor Worl. She was the youngest of eight siblings. She moved to Woodinville at the age of 12, where her parents bought a chicken farm and small orchard on what is now Highway 9. Peggy graduated from Bothell High School in 1949.  She had a short career as a secretary for an insurance agent before her brother, Jim Worl, introduced her to his best friend, Dave Watson.  Dave and Peggy were married November 22, 1950 in Bothell.
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Rose Frances Lewesky

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
Rose Frances Lewesky, age 93 of Woodinville, WA, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 16, 2017 at the home of her daughter, Tina. In the few days prior to her death, she was surround by her family and friends whom she loved and her dog Poncho.
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Dwight Holobaugh

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit boughDwight Holobaugh, age 73, born June 6, 1944 grew up in Tipp City, Ohio. He joined the Army-82nd Airborne division. Following his service he married his 7th grade sweetheart Joyce.  Graduating Cum Laude from Northern Arizona he became a Civil Engineer with expertise as a Utilities Specialist.  He owned his own consulting business and later retired in Maple Valley.  Dwight loved sports so being a youth football and baseball coach in Woodinville, where he raised his children, was a perfect fit for him.  Through coaching he made a positive impact on many young lives.  Dwight loved vacationing with the family, duck hunting, and fishing wherever he could find a good fishing hole. Dwight is survived by his wife, Joyce of 52 years of marriage. His two children, daughter Tara Travers (Husband-Mike), son Trent Holobaugh (Wife-Christina) and twin grandsons Hayden and Hunter.

He passed away very peacefully with excellent care from the University Of Washington Medical Center on January 29, 2018. Dwight was the recipient of a heart transplant which gave him 20 extra years with his family.  Please consider being an organ donor. Per his wishes there will be no public services.