Betty Lou (Dahley) O’Donnell

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Betty Lou (Dahley) O’Donnell passed away peacefully in the company of her dear family at the age of 80. Betty was a loving wife, wonderful mother, playful grammy and fun-filled friend. Betty lived most of her life in Washington including West Seattle and ultimately Woodinville.
She is survived by her husband of 59 years; Stuart, children/spouses, grandchildren and extended family.
Her spirit, humor, curiosity and family presence will be terribly missed by us all.

Bruce Claridge

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Obit BruceBruce Claridge of Woodinville passed away on November 26,2017 after a short battle with brain cancer.
Bruce was born in Ames, Iowa in 1953.  He grew up in Manlius, NY and had lived in Texas and California before finally settling in Woodinville to be closer to family.
Bruce attended Carleton University in Ottawa, SUNY College of Forestry in Syracuse, and received his MBA from UC Chico in California. He worked for Boeing and Verizon.
Bruce was an Eagle Scout and enjoyed woodworking and doing projects around his house and yard.
Bruce was predeceased by his father Charles, and is survived by his mother, Elaine of Woodinville, four siblings; sister Anne of Edmonton, brother Fraser and his wife Janet of Ottawa, sister Catherine and her husband Chris of Dryden, NY, and sister Emily and her husband Chris of Dickinson Center, NY, as well as two uncles and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Bruce is interred in the Woodinville Cemetery.
A memorial will be held later in the spring.

Kenneth Russel Plasch, Sr.

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Obit PlaschJan. 22, 1934- Jan. 12, 2018

Ken passed away just 10 days shy of his 83rd birthday, Friday, January 12, 2018, with his family by his side, in Duvall, WA. After having a stroke 4 months ago, dementia had taken over his mind and Parkinson’s had taken over his body leaving him bedridden. In his mind, he kept busy working in the garage all night, crawling under the house fixing things, installing doors and windows, and all the things he had done all his life. He worried people might think he was lazy just sitting there all day.

Ken was born in St. Paul, MN to Stephen & Emma Plasch, one of six boys. The family moved to Superior, WI when he was very young. His father died when he was 5 years old leaving his mother to raise the six boys on her own. Ken headed to Seattle at the age of 17 and never looked back.

He met and married Ella Mae Oreskovich in Kirkland, WA. They resided in Kirkland, where they would raise their four children.  They had a summer cabin in Long Beach, WA.

Ken started a window washing and janitorial business, as well as carpet cleaning, Plasch Carpet Cleaning, which he successfully ran for over 50 years before retiring.

After retirement, he would spend winters in Apache Junction, AZ. He settled in Warrenton, OR about 6 years ago. He moved to Duvall in June when his health started to decline to be closer to family.

He loved hunting, fishing, walking the beach, clamming, bowling, cribbage, pinochle, and singing karaoke. He loved spending time with his family and having a cold beer with his friends.

He is proceeded in death by his parents, wife Ella, and his brothers Robert, Stephen, Richard, and Clifford.

Ken is survived by his daughters, Deborah Swanson of Duvall, WA and Denise Sloate of Duvall, WA; and sons, Kenneth Plasch Jr, Snohomish, WA and Randall Plasch, Portland, OR; brother, Donald (Jean) Plasch of Kirkland, WA; grandchildren, Stacy (Patrick) Reddy, Jonn (Jessica) Swanson, Anne and Steven Sloate; great-grandchildren, Kailey Bostic, Patrick and Ciara Reddy, and Elijah and Eliyah Sloate.

A special thank you to Gwendolyn and Julie, from Evergreen Hospice.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in his name to:

Hospice c/o EvergreenHealth Foundation – 12040 NE 128th St. MS #5 – Kirkland, WA 98034-3098 or at

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018, 1 p.m. at the Kirkland Eagles.

Clineene Hurley Smith

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Smith 2c Clineene obits picClineene Hurley Smith of Woodinville, WA entered Heaven on Dec. 28, 2017, the result of a cerebral hemorrhage. She was born in South Bend, WA on Sept. 10, 1931 to Cline William and Venora Armstrong Hurley. An only child, she was named after her father.
A 1949 graduate of Anacortes High School in Anacortes, WA, Clineene married Dale Lee on July 15, 1950 in Seattle, WA. They had three daughters. On Feb. 21, 1965 in Bothell, WA she married William C. Smith. Primarily a homemaker, Clineene partnered with her husband in business running Smith Fuel Co. in the Lake City district of Seattle, WA, and had numerous interests as a very active volunteer. An entrepreneur, Clineene founded Heronwood Farm, specializing in high quality fruit preserves produced in Gold Bar, WA. She loved nature, spending summers deep in the Wenatchee National Forest in Eastern Washington at Trinity, a family owned copper mining town.
Clineene is survived by her children: Debera (Paul) Willis, Susan (Steven) Schwalb and Julie Lee-Hartman; her grandchildren, Jason Schwalb, Jaime (Jaime Rodrigues) Schwalb, Blake Willis, Morgan Willis and Madison Hartman, and her great-grand daughter, Samae Schwalb-Rodrigues. She is predeceased by her husband, William C Smith and her grandson, Jordan Willis.
She also leaves behind her dear sisters-in-law, Violet Lee and Wilma Lee, many loving nieces and nephews, her step-children and families, and many dear friends.
In remembrance, donations may be made in her name to Evergreen Hospice Care, 12822 124th   Ln NE, Kirkland, WA 98034. Clineene’s final care was entrusted to Beck’s Tribute Center, Edmonds.

Claude Kosmas Sandeaux

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Claude Kosmas Sandeaux of Woodinville born April 17, 1937 in Meknes, Morocco passed away from a heart attack December 3rd 2017 in Nimes, France while visiting family.
He was preceded in death by his father Antoine and mother Lola. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Nicole (Fages), six children Christine, Elizabeth, Claudine, Sylvie (Bill Abrigo) Catherine (Ludo Lehuard), Claude (Shannon) and 10 grandchildren.
Claude graduated in 1956 from École des Beaux-Arts (School of Fine Arts) in Paris. In 1965 he was repatriated to France from Morocco and over the years involved in the association USDIFRA to defend the French repatriates of North Africa.
He also helped his parents Antoine and Lola, whom he adored, open the Majestic Cinema in Nîmes and became Director thereafter. He was passionate and innovative in the world of cinema creating and managing many festivals and clubs dedicated to cinema and later opened the Camera Cinema in tribute to his father Antoine.
In 2001 he and Nicole immigrated to and retired in the United States full of hope and in search of the American dream. He was passionate in everything he did. He became an artist and participated in many Seattle area art exhibitions and won first prize last year in Kirkland.
He had several strings to his bow, the cinema, the art and also writing in which he gave us several books including Doux souvenir de jeunesse, Ma vie semée d’étoiles, and Un gramophone et des disques.
A memorial service was held in Nimes, France where he was laid to rest on December 8th. A Mass for his memory was held on December 21st at the Saint Teresa Of Calcutta Parish in Woodinville.