Dr. William A. Gustafson, a resident of Woodinville for 15 years, died suddenly on July 17 in Kirkland. He was 100 years old.
Dr. Gustafson served in the Pacific Theatre during WWII, ending his military service in Japan where he met and married Akiko, the love of his life. They were married for 58 years. Akiko O. Gustafson died in 2006 in Kirkland. Dr. Gustafson received his Doctor of Education from Stanford University. He was superintendent of Orestimba Union High School District (Newman, CA) from 1958 to 1968, helping shepherd the building of a new high school campus inaugurated in 1961. He was superintendent at Big Oak Flat-Groveland School District (Groveland, CA) for 15 years until he retired in 1983. He and his wife lived in Groveland, CA for 35 years. He was a member of the South West Masonic Lodge #283 in California for 75 years.
In 2003, Dr. Gustafson and his wife moved to Woodinville, where they lived with their daughter Patricia Gustafson and her husband Roger Johnson.
Dr. Gustafson is survived by two sons, Albert Gustafson of Whidbey Island, WA, and Bill Gustafson, his wife and their two children, of Seattle; and a daughter, Patricia Gustafson and her husband, of Woodinville. Memorial donations may be sent to Northshore Adult Day Center, 10212 E. Riverside Dr. Bothell, WA 98011. Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Groveland, CA.
The Judge went to celebrate eternal life with his Heavenly Father on August 13, 2018.
Thomas Thaddeus Glover was born July 10, 1945 in Seattle. He spent most of his childhood in Monroe. As a lad, he enjoyed 4-H, FFA, and his father’s ice cream shop. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1963 and from Washington State University in 1967 (he served as student body president in both schools). He attended law school at the University of Washington and practiced bankruptcy law thereafter from 1970 - 1985. He was appointed as a Federal Bankruptcy Judge in 1985 and served in said position until his retirement in 2010. The successes of his judgeship include the changes that led to electronic case filing for bankruptcy cases and the establishment of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington’s Thomas T. Glover Mediation Program. He loved ice cream, hamburgers, maple bars, baseball, the state of Israel, and raising chickens in Clearview.
Tom valued his faith in Jesus above everything else. That enabled him to love his wife of 51 years. He served as a leader in the local church and Christian ministries including Lay Witness Missions, Home Fellowship Groups, CMJ and Man Prayer at Sonrise Christian Center. Out of Tom’s love for teaching the Old Testament, Tom gained a passion for Israel where Jesus taught. He made 18 trips to Israel, where he led Tom’s Israel tours. Many experienced the Bible coming alive for them through Tom’s Tours. In the last five years he has shared his knowledge on 43 radio programs on AM 820 with Rabbi Hylan Slobotkin from Beit Tikvah Messianic Congregation. Tom loved to sing and worship and sang in church choirs all his life, including Mosaic Choir for the last two years. Over the years he has had the privilege of performing weddings for family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Gretchen Lee Ashe Glover and their five children (Dr. Sarah Glover Wilson-Gastroenterologist ; Dr. Andrew Glover—Surgeon, Laura Glover Wasson—Teacher, Karen Glover Lytle—Worship Leader, and Martha Glover—Attorney), and 15 grandchildren (Ella, Camille, Edward, Fiona, Hayley, Seth, Kya, Brietta, Clarice, Francesca, Lucia, Valea, Jackson, Grady, and Brayden).
Joel McKay Urey, 22, of Woodinville passed away Aug. 6, 2018 as a result of an automobile accident. He was born July 20, 1996 in Provo Utah to J. Graham and Jane (Rose) Urey.
He graduated from Woodinville High School in 2014 and was a student at BYU-Idaho majoring in automotive technology at the time of his death. Joel’s enthusiasm for life was contagious. He loved outdoor activities and blazed a trail wherever he went. He especially enjoyed backpacking, mountaineering, skiing and snowboarding. He loved helping and serving others in any way possible. Joel loved to lead the way on mountaineering adventures, and would often backtrack to make sure no one was left behind. He became an Eagle Scout in 2010. An active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served as a missionary from 2015 - 2017 in the Washington Federal Way and California Carlsbad Missions. He returned home with a great love for people, especially those with difficult life challenges. He had a smile that could light up a room and was quick to bring levity to any situation. He loved the Fast and Furious movies. His favorite superhero was Iron Man. A kind soul with a heart of iron who lived his life fast and furious.
He is survived by his parents Graham and Jane; brothers Aiden, Max and Talmage; sister Hannah; grandmothers Maureen Urey and Brenda Rose; many uncles, aunts, cousins and too many friends to count. He was preceded in death
by grandfathers James Urey and Peter Rose. He left behind the love of his life, Emily Sorensen.
Funeral Services were held August 15, 2018 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Woodinville. Interment is in the Abbey View Cemetery in Brier, Washington.
Onjeray Devereaux-Hall, a 14 year old from Bothell Washington, died Tuesday night after authorities said he was shot by a friend while they were reportedly playing with a gun in a Burien home. The story originally reported on August 14th in the Seattle Times.
Onjeray, an incoming freshman, was planning to attend Bothell High School in the fall and was excited to play on the Bothell High School Football Team.
The family is in need of support of Onjeray’s homecoming and respecting his final wishes. A memorial fund has been set up for Onjeray to assist with funeral expenses and to start a youth football scholarship in his honor.
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