Dianne Marion Wilder-Sarusal

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Dianne Wilder - School picDianne Marion Wilder-Sarusal passed away on May 30, 2017. A graveside service for family members and close friends will be held at Floral Hills Cemetery at 409 Filbert Road in Lynnwood on Saturday, June 17, at 10:30 a.m. A Celebration of Life will be held following the service at the Seattle Marriott Redmond at 7401 164th Ave NE in Redmond Town Center at 12:30 p.m. All friends of the family are welcome to attend.
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Patricia (“Pat”) Moody

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Pat Moody 2Patricia (“Pat”) Moody passed away peacefully surrounded by family on May 23, 2017 at the age of 81. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Pat was born and raised in St. Paul, MN. She attended the University of MN and trained as an x-ray technician. Following graduation, she moved to Seattle, where she met and married John Moody. They made their home in Bothell and were married for 35 years when he passed away.

Pat was active in many organizations and her church. She was an avid gardener and received her Master Gardner Certification from WSU Snohomish County. She was most passionate about fuchsias. She was a skilled competitive grower with two large greenhouses, a collector of anything with fuchsias on it and a member of the NW Fuchsia Society, where she served on the board as president, as well as belonged to several local fuchsia clubs. She received numerous awards for her beautiful flowers.

Pat is survived by three children and three grandchildren.

Donations may be made to Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation.

Harry Paul Seese

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seese obit6 nHarry Paul Seese passed away at home in Duvall, Washington, on April 28, 2017, holding the hand of his wife of 62 years.

Harry (Tim to family) was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to Harry and Pauline (Jelinski) Seese on January 4, 1932. He spent his childhood years in Deer Park, Ohio, moving with his family to Westchester, California in 1947. Harry graduated from Venice High School and entered Loyola University in the Air Force ROTC program. (He later attended Loyola Law School in Los Angeles where he earned his Juris Doctor.) 

Harry graduated in 1953 and spent the next four years stationed around the South as a jet pilot for the US Air Force. In Westchester he met Margaret Cathcart, and had the good sense to marry her in 1955.

After leaving the Air Force, Harry and Margaret made their home in Covina, California where they raised their family of three daughters. His career included Air Force pilot, engineer, decades in private practice as an attorney in Covina and acting as a Judge Pro-Tem in the San Gabriel Valley.

After retiring, Harry spent several years living in Crestline, California before moving to Duvall, Washington, to be closer to his youngest grandchildren. 
Throughout his life he remained interested in a wide variety of subjects, was an avid reader with broad knowledge and was the family’s “Google” long before the internet was invented.  He was a raconteur who enjoyed telling stories from his life and experiences. In retirement, he continued with his love of woodworking, traveled widely, and took classes in genealogy, short story writing, and his last favorite pastime, wood carving.

He was proud of his military service and his years spent flying. His greatest pleasure though was time he spent with his family, what he considered to be the best achievement of his life. This was especially true of his grandchildren, for whom no playhouse or tree fort (with patented pulley-system for easy delivery of snacks) was too complicated that he shouldn’t build it for them.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Margaret (Peggy), his three daughters Laurie Garcia (Frank), Kimberly Eldred (Kirk), Cynthia Stevens (John), grandchildren Michael Garcia, Claire Garrott (Gil), Tessa Eldred, Stephanie Stevens, Shawn Stevens, Lisa Witzel, Emilie Petersen, three great-grandchildren, and his sister, two nieces and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother. A private memorial was held on May 4, 2017.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Association.

Russell Ore

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Obit Russell OreRussell Ore, 90, passed away peacefully at home in Ellensburg, WA on May 20, 2017. He was born June 22, 1926 in Pony, MT to Lucy and Hector Ore. He shared a wonderful childhood with his late siblings Catherine Gerard, Louie and Don Nokes. He married his beloved late wife, Doreen June Barnes, in 1951. They shared a loving and beautiful life together with four children. They were married for 54 years before she passed away in 2005. Russ is survived by his children Cary Ore (Joanne), Vern Ore (late wife Janine), Lanny Ore (Pat Cahill) and Leeanne Wilburn (Glenn). He was blessed with seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren with one on the way.

Russ joined the US Army in 1944. He served our country for two years leaving with an Honorable Discharge. He led a long career as a truck driver before retiring from Woodinville Lumber in 1988. Russ had a passion for horses and camping but his true love in life was family.

Services will be held on Sat. June 10, 2017 at 3pm. The service will be held at the Woodinville Methodist Church, 17110 140th Ave NE with a reception to follow.

Carol Dianne Plough

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Photo - Carol PloughCarol Dianne Plough was called to her Heavenly Home on Thursday morning May 11, 2017. She was born January 13th 1943 in Laurium, Michigan to Arne and Martha Sturos. She was 74.

Carol was the youngest of six children and grew up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Lowell (her husband) accepted a job with Boeing, and the family moved west to Seattle in 1966.  They then moved to Helena, Montana in 1968, and then moved back to Laurium, Michigan in 1969. The family moved back to the Seattle area in 1974, and settled in a home in Woodinville where they lived the last 43 years.

She battled health trials for 40 years and despite the difficulties it brought, God blessed her with a positive disposition which was remembered by all who met her.

Carol is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Lowell Thomas Plough. Her children Roger Plough (Iris) of Spokane, Christine Ojalehto (James) of Hanover, MN, Cheryl Hakso (Mark) of Lake Stevens, Mark Plough (Gretchen) of Snohomish, Carla Davison (Mark) of Snohomish, Corrine Wittenberg (Marv) of Monroe, Jeff Plough of Seattle, Catherine Plough of Grand Junction, CO, Charlotte Petaisto (Mikko) of New Castle, CO, Hazen Plough (Anna) of Masala, Finland, and Ward Plough (Mandy) of Longview. Her sisters Marianne Peterson and Kathleen Keplinger and brother John Sturos. Also 70 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her daughter Connie Suzanne Plough, brothers Robert Sturos and Thomas Sturos, and her parents Arne and Martha Sturos.  Carol was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend and she will be deeply missed by all who knew her. 

This phrase from the serenity prayer typifies Carol Plough, “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.