April 15, 1959 – September 17, 2017
Mike was born in Tacoma, Wash. to Danny Maloy and Lila Ekstedt while Danny was stationed at Fort Lewis. He grew up in South Snohomish County and graduated from Lynnwood High School in 1977. His entire adult life was spent as an I.T. professional in the service of others, as shown by his resume’ which includes FEMA, Overlake Hospital, Evergreen Hospital, and the King County Crisis Clinic. He was a Search and Rescue volunteer, putting his ham radio hobby to very good use. Mike was a volunteer and familiar face at many regional disaster drill events, including the annual Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill, and Harborview Medical Center’s Mass Casualty Drill. Always putting others before self, he was ready to lend a hand to anyone who needed help.
Mike was preceded in death by his mother Lila, and is survived by his father Danny who now resides in Lake Havasu City Ariz., his sisters Cyndy (Ron) Meade of Whidbey Island, Terry (Alec) Barker of Woodinville, Candee Butterfield, and his brother Ken Taylor. He leaves behind his son Adam Maloy of Montreal, his daughter Apryl (Marcus) Jasperson, and his two grandchildren Charles and Danyka Mason.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on November 18 at 1 p.m., at First Lutheran Church in Bothell, 10207 NE 183rd St, Bothell, Wash. 98011.
Helen M Poland, age 90 passed away at Regency Care Center in Monroe, Wash. on October 31, 2017.
Helen retired from FoxMeyer Drug in Cincinnati, Ohio. While she lived in Covington, KY she was a volunteer at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Helen enjoyed those golden years traveling, gardening and volunteering with friends and neighbors who needed help, that was her spirit of life. Helen moved to Florida where she resided for six years and then relocated to Woodinville, Wash. in 2005 where she made many new friends at Greenbrier Senior Heights. Helen will be deeply missed by everyone that knew her, she always made people laugh and she was always there to help family and friends.
Helen was preceded by her parents: Richard I Bell, Sr. and Mollie Bell, three sisters and four brothers, husband Woodrow Poland, and daughter Joyce Boston. Helen leaves behind son Don Bell (The Woodlands, TX), daughter Beverly Jane Fackelmann (Woodinville WA) also three grandsons Brian Fackelmann (WA), Derek Boston (SC), Michael Boston (OH) , and two granddaughters: Audrey Paul (FL) and Lisa Buchanan (CA) as well as seven great grandchildren Brandon, Bridgette, Damian Buchanan, Landon, Gianna and Eyla Boston, Grayson Boston and sister Esther Gottfried (Seymour, IN).
Helen will return to Covington, KY, for her final resting place at Highland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please continue Helen’s spirit of giving to the Evergreen Hospital Medical Center (Hospice Care), 12040 NE 128th St, Kirkland, WA 98034-9917 Or visit website: evergreenhealth.com/hospice