William “Bill” Joseph Wheat and Rosaline “Rosalie” Marie Wheat

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ObitLong-time Woodinville residents, William “Bill” Joseph Wheat and Rosaline “Rosalie” Marie Wheat, passed away at home on August 11th and August 23rd respectively. 
Bill and Rosalie were married for 64 years and remained the love of each other’s life. 
Bill was born in Seattle, attended Bothell High School – Class of ’49, and joined the Air Force during the Korean War.
Rosalie was born in Ventura, California, and also attended Bothell High School – Class of ’53. 
For many years Bill worked construction around the Pacific Northwest.  His true passion was flying.  In 1963, he packed up his family and moved to Richland to join his Dad and brothers operating Richland Flying Service, and Rosalie was the bookkeeper.  Many adventures would follow, and Bill was always enthusiastic about any opportunity to fly. 
They returned to Woodinville in 1981, where Bill worked for Western Cabinet, and Rosalie was employed by the Lake Washington School District. 
Bill loved to fish and watch his favorite baseball and football teams.  He was a loyal friend and nearly every day, joined his long-time group of buddies for coffee. 
Rosalie was a meticulous collector, loved to garden, and planned many fun getaways to Hawaii. 
Bill and Rosalie will be greatly missed by many, especially their three daughters, Wendy (Rodger) Wheat-McCoy, Lori (Dennis) Beeler Cooper, Katherine Wheat, Bill’s siblings, Buck Wheat, Robbie Taipale, Larry Wheat, and Gerry Eagle, and many nieces and nephews.  They also leave behind five grandchildren, Christopher (Meghan), Stephen (Alyssa), Sharhesa Fife, Kaycee and Jacob Beeler, six step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and eight step-great-grandchildren.
A celebration of their lives will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. at Floral Hills Cemetery in Lynnwood.  All are welcome!

Marian Jean (Fruhling) Albright

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5generation 1Marian Jean (Fruhling) Albright, a long time resident of Woodinville, passed away on August 2, 2018, at the age of 89. 
Marian had lived in Woodinville since 1942, when her parents John and Margie Fruhling bought a horse ranch on Avondale Road.
It was there that her father became a foundation breeder of Appaloosas, and where Marian became a great lover of all animals.
Marian raised Saint Bernard dogs in the 1960’s and she thoroughly enjoyed her companion Shi Tzu dogs over the years.  Marian lived a creative life of drawing, painting and gardening in her beautiful yard.  In the 1970’s she owned a ceramic shop named Hobby Haven in downtown Woodinville next to Molbaks.  It was there that she taught classes to the community and indulged in her great passion for ceramics. 
Marian and her husband of 66 years, Virgil M. Albright, (deceased 2014) created a rich and beautiful family life together.
Their home was a safe haven for many family members.  Full of humor, comfort, and good food.  Marian’s deep love for her family showed time and time again.  She was truly always there for them.  She was a wonderful wife, loving mother, tremendous grandmother and friend to many people and animals in her lifetime. 
Marian’s kind heart, creativity and witty sense of humor will be sorely missed by her daughter, Susan Nelson, son Tom Albright, son-in-law Pete Nelson, her grandchildren Stacy Albright, Troy Beachler, Jeff Albright, Devon Albright, and her great grandchildren Layne Otto, Vaughn McAuliffe, Ellie Madden, Theus Madden and Ceridwyn Albrechtenstoss.  The family would like to thank the staff at Redmond Care and Rehab for their fondness for Marian and caring for her the last 6 years of her life.
The family will hold a private ceremony.

Robert (Bob) Putnam

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Obit PutnamRobert (Bob) Putnam was born in Bismark, North Dakota on October 10, 1931, and died on July 15, 2018.  He was the son of Emery and Dorothy, and the older brother of Douglas Putnam.  After graduating from Roosevelt High School in the University district of Seattle, Bob attended the University of Washington where he received a BA degree in Business Administration.  After graduation Robert joined his Father Emery in the Combined Insurance Company as a sales person.
In addition to Joanne (his wife of 41 years), Bob is survived by his brother Douglas, two sons, a daughter, step daughters, and several grandchildren.  A memorial service is currently being planned.

Ronald Eggstrom

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Ronald Eggstrom, a longtime resident of Duvall and four year resident of Tillamook, OR. passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.
A short graveside service will be held at Novelty Hill Cemetery on Saturday, July 21, at 3:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

David Blake Asuncion

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David Blake Asuncion, age 22, passed away peacefully on July 7, 2018 of severe, sudden pneumonia. He was surrounded by his loved ones.
Blake is survived by his parents David and Michelle Asuncion and sisters Claire Douglas and Cheryll Reed.
Blake was born on August 21, 1995. He graduated from Woodinville High School in 2016. Blake was known by all who knew him for his joyous spirit and unforgettable hugs.
A funeral mass is scheduled for Thursday, July 19th 11 a.m., at Saint Teresa of Calcutta in Woodinville, WA. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Blake’s life.