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Rhonda Williams-Parent

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
rhondaprofileRhonda Williams-Parent of Woodinville returned to the infinite on November 15th, 2017 at 9:05 p.m. on what would have been her 51st birthday, after suffering from a stroke two days earlier.  She was preceded in passing by her parents Richard Williams (d. 2007) and Elizabeth Williams (d.1996).  Rhonda is survived by her loving husband of 27 years, John; her two beautiful children, Meghan (22) and Cameron (19); her three sisters, Sandra, Kathy and Darlene; her brother Ricky and numerous nieces and nephews.
 
Rhonda was born and raised on a farm in the small northern Ontario town of Englehart. As a farm girl Rhonda loved all animals and in recent years had a special connection with her Chihuahua, Pumpkin.  She graduated from the University of Guelph in 1993 with a degree in child studies followed by a Bachelor in Education degree from Brock University in 1994.  It was during her time at U of G that she met her life’s love, John and they wed on June 30, 1990.  Rhonda taught kindergarten for several years in southern Ontario schools and absolutely loved and excelled in that role. 
 
In July 2005 the Parent family made the decision to accept an offer to move to Seattle area for John’s employment and purchased a home in Woodinville.  Rhonda’s love and value of education led her to active involvement in the Cottage Lake PTA for several years including two years as co-president.  Once her children were older Rhonda resumed her teaching through providing art classes at the Arts Umbrella in Bothell and the recently opened Kineo School in Kirkland. She also began an art career and showed at galleries in Ballard, Bellingham and other venues (including displays in Woodinville City Hall). Many of her works of art have their home in Woodinville residences.   
 
Rhonda loved and gave to so many and was greatly loved in return.  By none more than her husband and children who are in shock at her passing so young but know that her spirit lives on in the collective experience of all she touched.  Her limitless capacity for love and giving showed itself to the very end with Rhonda giving literally of herself as an organ donor, which the family was informed will save a minimum of five lives. 
 
In lieu of any gifts, donations can be made in remembrance of Rhonda to the American Stroke Foundation or through considering becoming an organ donor.  A memorial service will be held on December 2nd, 2017 at Overlake Christian Church, 9900 Willows Rd, NE, Redmond.  All who wish to celebrate Rhonda’s life and impact are welcome.

Raymond Oscar Keehner

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
RaymondRaymond Oscar Keehner, 76, of Wenatchee, Wash., beloved husband and best friend of Carol (Brown) Keehner for 35 years, passed away on November 16, 2017.
 
He was predeceased by several of his great friends and ‘partners in crime’. He was also predeceased by his parents Iris Haight and Oscar Keehner.
 
Ray was born in Spokane, growing up in Eastern Washington where he spent his younger years on his grandparent’s ranch outside of Ritzville. Moving to Seattle, he attended Lincoln High School and spent those years water skiing on Lake Washington. He also spent time in the U.S. Coast Guard before eventually settling down in Bothell and starting his family.
 
Ray began a career in the body shop at Brooks Biddle Chevrolet where he was soon managing the shop. It was during this time he began doing body work out of his garage, which he quickly outgrew and he opened ‘Ray Keehner’s Bothell Auto Rebuild’ on Bothell Way.  Ray was also a key member of the Bothell Chamber of Commerce and sponsored many a little league and youth soccer team. 
 
Bothell Auto Rebuild was where he first met the love of his life, Carol and together they blended their two families.  In addition to his wife Carol, Ray is survived by his and Carol’s children, Colleen Brown (Jim), Wendy Gitnes (Seth), Heather Munn (Jim) and Jon Keehner (Amy) as well as his pride and joy, grandchildren Joshua, Rylie, Rachael, Madeline, Gabrielle, Kyle, Ava, Zachary, Cole and Tristan; his sister Terry McCoy as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. 
 
Ray was not only a pillar of the community, but the rock of his family.  Ray was always in motion, he loved camping, hunting, water skiing, golfing, snowmobiling, flying his plane, attending airshows, working on his Studebakers, winning trophies at car shows and cheering on his grandkids in their many activities.  He and Carol had recently moved from Bothell to Wenatchee to begin their latest adventure. Ray’s quiet strength and constant support will be missed by so many.
 
A memorial service will be held honoring Ray on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Bothell United Methodist Church, 18515 92nd Ave NE, Bothell. Memorial contributions may be made to the Museum of Flight (www.museumofflight.org), America’s Car Museum (www.americascarmuseum.org) or the Washington State Snowmobile Assn (www.wssa.us) 
 

Michael Patrick "Mike" Maloy

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit MaloyApril 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

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

obit polandHelen 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

William “Bill” Board

  • Written by Valley View Staff
Obit Board
William “Bill” Board, 78, passed away peacefully on October 10, 2017. He was an Army Veteran and worked for the Northshore School Dist as a mechanic, while also volunteering for the Bothell Fire Dept. He was a loving and dedicated Husband, Father, Grandfather, Uncle, Brother, Son and Friend. He is survived by his wife Bonnie and daughters, Sherry Bowser and Diane Kosnosky, step daughter Theresa and his 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He also leaves behind his siblings, George, Jim, Curt, Danny, Earnie, Pam and Joanne and many, many nieces and nephews. His most loved hobby was going hunting every year for elk with family and friends. He is loved and missed every day. If you would like to join us, we will be having an appetizer/dessert potluck on Saturday, Dec 16th from 1-4pm at Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave, Carnation, 98014.