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Harry O. Porter

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Harry O Porter, February 12, 1928-September 22, 2017

Obit PorterHarry was born in San Jose, California to Harry and Pauline Porter (deceased). They moved to Washington state when Harry was six years old. Here he met his spouse, built their family, and enjoyed an active lifestyle. He was a long time resident of the Bothell area, an avid card player, fisherman, airplane enthusiast, and gadget collector. Guests entered his home as friends, and left as family- often newly well versed in all things planes and trains.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years Vivian (Tootie), children: Harry (Mary), Tom (Leslie), Jeff (Vivian) and Sharon (Mike), and a lively combination of 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

Harry worked as a diesel mechanic for many years, retiring from the Northshore school district after serving as groundskeeper. Harry was a beloved member of the Woodinville United Methodist Church-often observed in lively conversation with guests and friends alike.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at Woodinville United Methodist Church.

Donna Jean (Evans) Larsen

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Obit LarsenDonna Jean (Evans) Larsen, age 72, passed away on September 9 at home on Camano Island surrounded by family. Although taken too soon, Donna lived a full and rich life. She was never one to be idle, even in her final weeks. There were always gardens to tend, meals to be prepared, flowers to arrange, people to visit, beaches to walk, and errands to run. The Lord be with you Donna as you take your final journey home. 

Donna was born on Aug. 21, 1945 in Virginia, but spent most of her childhood in Edmonds, Wash.

She graduated from nursing school at the University of Washington in 1967. The first few years of her career were spent at Seattle Children’s Hospital. She then transitioned to public health and spent the rest of her career serving the community as  a  public  health nurse with the Snohomish Health Department. Nursing was not only her profession, it was her true calling and passion.

Donna married the love of her life, Robert (Bob) C. Larsen on Oct. 3, 1969. Bob and Donna were married for 47 years before he passed away in March of 2016. Their marriage was filled with love of family, friends, children and animals. They raised their family of three girls (along with numerous cats, a dog and a few rabbits) in Woodinville, Wash. Life was spent exploring the northwest, camping, snow skiing, waterskiing, and in their later years, traveling the world.

Donna loved life on Camano Island surrounded by the water and views of the mountains. She ingrained herself as part of the community as an active member of the Yacht Club, Garden Club, and several other social groups on the island. She was also a founding and lifelong member of the Seattle Children’s Hospital Dorothy H. Johnson Guild.  She was dedicated to their mission to raise money and support access to service at Seattle Children’s Hospital. 

Donna was a caretaker at heart. She was often the person her friends and family turned to for comfort, advice and as the go-to on-call nurse for questions about newborns, sore throats, an odd looking rash and other medical mysteries. She is survived by her three daughters, Aimee Larsen Kirkpatrick (David), Rebecca Larsen, and Michelle Johnson (Josh), her two granddaughters Isana and Katherine, and her two cats Tater and Lulu. She is also survived by her siblings Carol Speaker, Jim Evans, Steve Evans, Bert Evans and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Donna’s Life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, September 24th at Camano Lutheran Church followed by a reception at the Camano Center.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Donna’s name to Seattle Children’s Hospital (http://www.seattlechildrens.org/ways-to-help/donate/honor-loved-one/)

MARVIN EINO PERALA

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit MarvinMarvin passed away August 21, 1917 at the age of 79 after a long struggle with Parkinson’s Disease. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Kathaleen, daughters Shari Strachan (Brad) and Lauri Cronkite (Paul), six grandchildren-David, John, Christopher, Scott, Matthew and Katharyn, two great-grandchildren, Dominic and Annabeth and two younger brothers Raymond (Candy) and Donald (Donna). Marvin was born in Superior, WI, November 9, 1937 and raised in a Finnish-American farming community graduating from Northwestern High School in Maple, WI.

Subsequently, he graduated from the Wisconsin State Institute of Technology (now the University of Wisconsin, Platteville,) with a Civil Engineering degree. He moved west in 1967, and lived in Woodinville, WA since 1977. He did post-graduate education at Pacific Lutheran University earning an MBA degree. He held the position of Civil and Structural Engineer in the Sverdrup corporation in Bellevue, WA specializing in transportation and bridge engineering. He volunteered to serve on finance committees of 1st Baptist Church and Heritage Christian School, Bothell and the Friend International mission organization. He also served on the Advisory Council for The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center, Seattle. His interests included sports, skiing, traveling, and Finnish genealogy. He was a life-long fan of the Wisconsin Badgers and the Green Bay Packers. He will be remembered for his gracious nature, integrity, excellence in his profession, and love for his family and friends.  A celebration of his life will be held at Meadowbrook Church, Redmond on September 16th at 1:30 pm.  Interment will be at Lakeside Cemetery in Lakeside, WI on September 30th, 2017. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be sent to the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation (on-line at www.nwpf.org or mail: 7525 SE 24th St., Mercer Island, WA 98040) or to Meadowbrook Church World Missions.

Victor "Vic" Paul Giuliani

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ObitApril 15, 1930–Aug. 25, 2017

Vic was Born in Renton, Wash. to Victor Sr. & Anna Giuliani. He attended St. Anthony’s School. In ‘56, he married Elvina Marenakos. They had six children: Greg, Tina, Richard, Jill, Gail & Joe. They lived in Renton, then purchased the Alexander farm in Fall City, Wash. in the late ‘50’s.

Vic (also called Sonny & Junior) was a fun loving, hard-working man, with a zest for life. As a teenager, he worked for Covey’s Market. In the early ‘50’s, he served in the US Army as a cook. Later, he worked for Market Basket & Fred Meyer as a meat cutter. In ‘72, he & Elvina purchased Lampaert Meats in Duvall. His motto was: work hard, and then work a little harder. He was an excellent provider for his family, and was a friendly fellow, who loved everyone in his path.

Vic sold the farm in ‘90, and he & Joe moved to Renton. In the late 90’s, Vic moved to Powell Butte, Oregon, and some years later to Christmas Valley, Oregon. Later, he returned to Washington to live with his sons Joe & Greg.

He is survived by his sister, Doris “Midge” Dixon (Jack), his children Greg, Joe & Jill Giuliani (Erick Gray), and grandchildren Elvina & Hayden Zadow. He will be dearly missed.

Vic was preceded in death by his wife Elvina, son Richard & daughters Tina and Gail, and his sister Adeline Needham. In Lieu of flowers, please donate to Sno Valley Senior Center, Carnation, Wash.

Timothy Carl Mickelson

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Obit TimLife held many paths for Timothy Carl Mickelson. However, they came to a final end on Wednesday, August 30th  at the age of 68.

Tim grew up in the small farming community of Deerfield, Wisconsin  where he worked from a young age in his family’s grocery store. It was here that he developed his strong work ethic.

His educational path led to earning an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, a Masters Degree in Biomedical Engineering at Dartmouth College, and a Doctorate Degree in Exercise Physiology at Ohio University. He also served in the US Army.

Tim then began working in, and ultimately retired from, the medical electronics field. Self-taught in business management, he eventually rose to become President and CEO of various companies including ATL/Philips Medical in Bothell, WA until his retirement in 2007.
A six year member on the US National Rowing Team, Tim set his sights high in athletics. This path led to his winning a silver medal in the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany, a gold medal in the World Rowing Championships in 1974 in Lucerne, Switzerland and a gold medal in the 1975 Pan American Games in Mexico City – all in the men’s heavyweight eight rowing events. Tim was also an avid alpine and cross-country skier, enjoyed hiking & biking, was a woodworker, and was an accomplished cook and baker. He was also a winemaker in partnership with Cinq Cellars winery in Redmond, Washington.

Perhaps the most important path Tim took in his life was that of husband and father. He had a passion for living that enveloped his family with his strength, high morals, and never-ending love. He is survived and loved by his wife of 41 years, Beth Mickelson, sons Dayne (Kelly) Mickelson, Todd (Julia) Mickelson and Bryan Mickelson. He is also survived by his sister, Peggy Mickelson, and two grandsons, Bryce and Ayden Mickelson.

A funeral service is planned for Saturday, September 16th at 4:00PM at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church – 10021 NE 124th Street, Kirkland, Washington. A celebration of his life is planned for early November at the University of Washington Conibear Shellhouse. The spring of 2018 there will be an interment at his home church in Deerfield, Wisconsin.

Donations can be made to:
Mickelson Family Fund for ALS Research https://goo.gl/eoRvZN or
Mickelson ALS Walk Team Page https://goo.gl/WeiKyp or
National Rowing Foundation natrowing.org/donate