Greg Novak

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novakLocal resident Greg Novak, age 57, passed away suddenly on June 28,2018.
Greg was born in Tacoma in 1961 to parents Frank Sr. and Donna. Greg had four siblings Pam, Sherri, Mike, and Frank Jr.
The family moved to Woodinville in 1966 where Greg was a graduate of Bothell HS in 1979. After attending  Central Washington University for two years he made his career  in residential construction.
Greg married his wife of 31 years Tammy (Petrick) Novak in 1987. They moved from Woodinville in 1994 and made their family home in Auburn, WA. They have two children Natasha (Waters) Novak and Dylan.
Greg is survived in death by his wife Tammy, son Dylan, daughter Natasha (Matt), and their two children Casen and Carlayna.
He is also survived by his mother Donna, sisters Sherri and Pam, brother Mike, as well as aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and several cousins.
Greg was preceded in death by his father Frank Sr. 2001 and his brother Frank Jr. in 2014.
A celebration of Greg's life will be held on Saturday July 21, 2018 3 p.m. at Arbor Church (19011 Woodinville-Snohomish Rd, Woodinville).
Please arrive in casual style as Greg would have wanted that. Please join us after the memorial for a light fare.

Gareth Alden Grube

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Gareth PicGareth Alden Grube, age 73, passed away on June 23, 2018 in Everett, Washington after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. “Papa” is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Barbara, son Joseph (Martine) Grube, daughter Jennifer (Chris) Beatty, grandchildren Jacob and Dylan Grube and Dashiell and Emmaline Beatty, brothers David (Lynn) Grube and Michael (Melanie) Grube, and sister Kathleen Grube. He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Jean Grube. 
From his birth in Eugene, Oregon on November 13, 1944, Gareth exuded and shared his inherent kindness with friends and strangers alike. He was always available with a helping hand or a patient ear. He was a selfless human being and a role model for all who met him. He will be missed by the world.
In 1962, Gareth graduated from Lathrop High School in Fairbanks, Alaska. He then graduated from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks with a degree in civil engineering. He earned his master’s degree in environmental engineering from UAF before joining the United States Navy as an officer in 1968, serving until 1972, including a tour in Vietnam.
Gareth’s professional engineering career was dedicated to protecting the rivers, lakes, and other waters of the Puget Sound for the safety of drinking water and the conservation of salmon. 
He is considered one of the founders of the City of Woodinville, and served the city in many formal and informal roles, including as a council member from 2001 through 2003.
In his retirement, he finally purchased his dream car - an El Camino. He and Barbara spent their adult adventure together enjoying their many friends and family, laughing, loving, being silly, singing, sharing music, dancing, and traveling the world. 
A celebration of Gareth’s life will be held on July 29th at the Sammamish Valley Grange in Woodinville beginning at 3:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
He gave our world 73 years. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages you to give 73 minutes of kindness to a friend or stranger in his honor and memory.  

Tracy Routh

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Longtime Woodinville resident Tracy Routh, passed away June 11th at the age of 55, surrounded by his loved ones.
Tracy was born in Seattle to Edward and Ruth (Barnard) Routh in 1963. He graduated Bothell High in 1981 and has called Woodinville home for the last 41 years.
He was a loving husband to his wife Inga of 33 years, son to Ed and Ruth, brother to Dave (Tilly) and Doug (Natalie), uncle to Annabelle and step uncle to Alex, Tyler, Alexandria and Tristan. He is also survived by his father in law, sister in law, nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts and uncles. He was a friend to many.
He recently was preceded in death by his father Ed, March 1, 2016 and by his sister in law Siglindie (Angel) Fisher, April 30, 2018.
In lieu of flowers and gifts, the family asks to make a tribute donation in Tracy’s memory to the www.Christopher for research toward cures for spinal cord injuries.
A memorial and celebration of Tracy’s life will be held Saturday July 14th at 2 p.m. with tribute and eulogy at 5 p.m. Please arrive in casual style, as Tracy would have wanted, at their Tolt Highlands property in Carnation.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details and directions for the memorial. Online tribute memorial

Nancy Hazel Timbrell

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Nancy Hazel Timbrell, age 91, passed away in a care home in Essex, England on May 25, 2018 after weeks of illness.
Loving Mum to Mrs. Wendy Wadhwani of N.W. Prosthodontics in Bellevue and Woodinville resident.  Wendy went to England to attend the cremation on June 7, 2018.  Mother also to Annie who remains at Nancy's home.
Adoring 'Nancy' to Georgina, 'Nan' to Yasmin & James.
'Rest in peace Mum and always know you are loved'.
The family in England will care for Nancy's ashes as per her wishes.

Kathryn E. Pickering

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June 26, 1933 - June 6, 2018

Beloved Mother and Grandmother. Kathryn also known as Kate passed away on June 6, 2018 surrounded by her family. Kate resided in Woodinville with her daughter Kim and granddaughter Courtney whom she loved very much. She was one of five children born to George and Mary Schnell of Herington, Kansas on June 26, 1933. She married Stan Pickering in 1951. They moved to California then to Kirkland, Washington in 1969. Kate worked over 20 years in retail while raising her family. She is preceded in death by her son Gregory Pickering. She is survived by her daughters Linda Pickering, Sandra Dodson and her husband Steve, Catherine Sims and her husband Mitch, and Kim Pickering. Grandchildren Jonathon and Linsey Dodson, Brian and Cory Sims, Courtney and Alexis Pickering.

She will be greatly missed and will live in our hearts forever. Rest in peace Mom, we love you.