BJ (Blanche) Morris

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BJ (Blanche) Morris, longtime resident of the Snoqualmie Valley, passed away November 19th, 2018 at the age of 93.
BJ was born Blanche Louise Jackson on February 20, 1925 in Ossining, N.Y.  She spent her childhood in Connecticut and New York, where she attended Juilliard School of Music. As a young adult she attended the University of Chicago, and became involved in the cooperative movement. She met Alton Oliver and continued westward with him by bicycle, settling in Seattle where they had two sons.  BJ lived briefly in Haines, Alaska where she fought off a bout of polio. She worked as a bookkeeper, seamstress and music teacher and became a member of the Eastside Friends Meeting.
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Linda Arlene Goodrich

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Linda Arlene Goodrich, 75, passed away on November 9, 2018, in Woodinville, WA.
She is survived by her son, Darrell Goodrich and daughter-in-law, Debbie Goodrich of Duvall and her daughter, Lisa Goodrich-Ellis and son-in-law Stan Ellis of Bellevue.
She is also survived by her grandchildren, Aaron Smith, Daniel Smith, Taylor Goodrich, Nicole Flannigan, Jesse Smith, Rylie Goodrich and Caleb Goodrich.  She is proceeded in death by her husband, Darrell Goodrich and her parents, Fred and Marie Whitner.
Linda was born on December 26, 1942 in Port Orchard, Washington.  She graduated from Bellevue High School in 1961.  She lived in Woodinville with her family for the last 49 years and was a substitute special education aide in Northshore School District.  Linda and her husband lived for their camping trips along the Olympic Peninsula.  Hunting for agates, fishing, finding meaningful gifts to share and eating out.  She especially loved Kalaloch and Ruby Beach. She was a strong woman who stayed true to her convictions and loved her friends and family well.  All of those living near her knew her for her wit, kindness, and gift giving over the holidays, whether it be thoughtfully purchased or hand made gifts.  Her neighbors were much loved and a very important part of her life.
A memorial is scheduled for December 15 at 2:00 PM at Meadowbrook Church 17944 NE 65th Street, Redmond, WA, 98052.  In honor of Linda, the family would like to ask those attending the memorial to wear something red to represent Christmas, her favorite holiday and color.
The family would like to thank Kirkland Hospice, Judy and Jerry Chambers, Alin and Mari Rujoni, Scott Brewer and all of the family and friends that offered their love and support to Linda throughout the years and in Linda's final days. 
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Kirkland Hospice through the Evergreen Health Foundation 12040 NE 128th St., MS 5 Kirkland, WA 98034-3098.

Dorothy Ann Ackerman

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On Saturday, November 10, 2018, at the age of 84, Dorothy Ann Ackerman passed away peacefully with both her husband Bernie Ackerman and daughter Anna Marie Ackerman at her bedside. Dorothy was born on July 17, 1934 to parents Edward and Beryl Smith in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. During WWII, her father packed up the family and moved to Traceton, Washington so her father could work at the shipyards in Bremerton, Washington.
After the war, they relocated to Seattle where Dorothy attended Lincoln High School and later, the University of Washington, gaining a degree in Home Economics. She was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority and later served on the Alumni Management Board.
Dorothy met Bernie Ackerman when interning as a teacher at Bothell High School. Dorothy began a job teaching in Renton and one year later, on June 15, 1957, they married.  Later, Dorothy began teaching how to tailor in the Northshore Adult Education Program.
Dorothy had a very inquisitive mind and was unafraid to try new and different things. She loved gardening and was a wonderful cook and most gracious host. She was supportive of her husband Bernie and his work.  Dorothy will forever be remembered by the many lives that were brightened by her warm smile and sense of humor. She had a warm and caring heart. She was particularly fond of cats, however, many raccoons and squirrels soon discovered a ready handout from her at the backdoor.
At Dorothy’s request, there will be no funeral service. A Celebration of her life, however, will be announced after the holidays. Dorothy will be cremated and laid to rest in the Woodinville Cemetery in Woodinville, Washington.
Lifetime Celebrations by Washelli in Bothell, Washington will be handling the arrangements and you may leave comments on their website.

Craig Haskell

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Obit Haskell
Craig Coolidge Haskell, loving husband, father and papa, born on 9/20/1942 in Portland, Maine, passed away at age 76 on October 27th at his home in Redmond, WA, surrounded by his family. He was a long-time resident of Woodinville and first moved to the Raintree neighborhood in 1976.  He lived in the town until 2001, when he and his wife purchased a home in Trilogy Redmond.  An avid soccer player, history buff, dog-lover and founder of Seattle furniture business, Commercial Office Interiors, Craig lived a full life. But, if you asked him what his greatest life accomplishment was, he would say loving and raising his family. Craig is survived by his wife, Lois Haskell, three children, seven grandchildren, and three great grand-children.
In lieu of flowers, the Haskell family would like donations to be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Robert “Bob” Leslie Corner

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Bob Corner photo
Robert “Bob” Leslie Corner, age 81 of Bothell, Washington passed away on October 21, 2018. Bob was born  to  Ivan and Laura Corner of Bothell, Washington on December 26, 1936.  A 1955 Bothell High School graduate, he left to serve his country in the Air Force from 1955-1959 and received an honorable discharge.  After the Air Force, Bob found his passion in what he would describe as the “best profession on the planet” - the Fire Service.  During his long and distinguished Fire Service career, he achieved the ranks of Chief of the Bothell High School Junior Fire Department, Bothell Fire Inspector and Fire Chief, Fire Marshall for King County Fire District 26 in Des Moines and Fire Chief for King County  Fire District 36 in Woodinville.  He was also past President of the Washington State Fire Chiefs and Firefighters Associations.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers Ivan Jr., William and John Corner.  He is survived by his daughters Christine Corner and Lisa Griffith (Dennis), by one grandson, Robert Erickson (Caitlin), and longtime partner, Alice Darrow.  He was a loving father, proud grandpa, dedicated firefighter and caring person with a great sense of humor who will be greatly missed the rest of our lives.  A Celebration of Life Ceremony was held on Saturday, October 27th. 
Donations can be made to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.