Frank Baker

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

A lifetime member of the Sammamish Valley Grange, Frank Baker passed away Nov. 14, 2012 at home.

He was born in 1924 in Malta, Montana. He had a very full life. In World  War II he served under General Patton and later went to the University of Washington where he joined U.S.A.F. ROTC.

He graduated from the U.W. with a  bachelor of science degree in engineering.

He had many experiences during the Cuban missile crisis and the Anchorage earthquake.

After marrying Wilma Washke, they both became grange members (local, county, state and national) for many years, raising their combined family of seven children.

Frank was also an engineer in Seattle for the Burlington Northern Railroad. All these years he kept involved with the grange, promoting small scale farming in our valley and elsewhere.

He was president of Sammamish Valley Grange 10 years in a row and several terms after that.

He represented the grange by joining Woodinville’s Chamber of Commerce when it was newly formed and was given the honor of becoming a “citizen” of Woodinville, attending their monthly meetings.

He was so knowledgeable about so many issues and always had an understandable solution to them.

When the Sammamish Valley Alliance was formed, the grange sponsored it, as they are so concerned, trying to save what land is left for farming, dairies, poultry farms and 80 acres of vegetable farming.

Frank is survived by his wife, Wilma, children, grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. He will be missed by so many who knew him.

Pauline Linch

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Pauline Linch was the first daughter of Clifford and Cora Linch, born on November 18, 1919, in Huntington Park, Calif. After growing up in Washougal, she met and later married Hugh Anderson of Edmonds, Wash.

The couple eventually settled in Innis Arden and shared a love affair few married couples have ever known, lasting just short of 60 years —  until Hugh’s passing in July of 2000.

The Andersons were proud supporters of University of Washington athletics, and Pauline didn’t leave us until she got to see the end of the Apple Cup.

Both Pauline and Hugh could often be found on the golf course and were long-time members at Sand Point Country Club, as well as Sunland CC, Inglewood CC, and Bear Creek CC.

Now, after 12 years of waiting for his “Pawnee,” Hugh and Pauline can finally tee it up together again.

Pauline was preceded in death within the past few months by her sisters-in-law, Lois Anderson of Federal Way and Agnes Nilsen (Anderson) of Seattle.

She leaves behind two daughters, Carole Romasanta of Sequim and Jeanne Hannah of Woodinville, along with four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Ellen Wagner

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit WagnerEllen Wagner of Woodinville, Wash., passed away peacefully on October 27, 2012, at Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland, Wash., with her family by her side after a long-fought battle with breast cancer.

Ellen, the daughter of Daniel and Ellen Nelson, was born on October 21, 1935, and grew up in Chicago, Ill.

She married Albert Wagner, with whom she lived in Arlington Heights, Ill., until his death on September 10, 2000.

After a brief time in Ohio, Ellen moved to Woodinville, Wash., to live near family.

She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Laura, and son-in-law, Jay Evans and her grandchildren Drew and Elise Evans, all of Woodinville.

Her greatest happiness was her family and she so enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, who loved their days with grandma.

Ellen was very knowledgeable about current events and enjoyed discussing and debating politics.

Ellen also enjoyed her outings about town to the local businesses of Woodinville.

Ellen worked at Johnson Controls, among other companies in Chicago, before marrying Albert.

After Albert retired in 1980, Ellen worked at ACCO International for 18 years before retirement.

Besides her loving family, she leaves behind two sisters-in-law of Struthers, Ohio, Dorothy Wagner and Louise Wagner, and many nieces, nephews and friends in Ohio and Chicago.

Besides her parents and husband, Ellen was preceded in death by her brother, Daniel Nelson, Jr. A memorial service for Ellen was held in Struthers, Ohio, where she was buried near her husband.

Memorial donations may be made to Union Gospel Mission in Seattle.

Mark Alan Terry

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit_TerryMark Alan Terry was born on January 22, 1956, in Kirkland, Wash., to Melvin and Nina Terry.

He attended Carnation Elementary and graduated from Tolt Jr/Sr High School in 1974.

He played and lettered in football, basketball and baseball while attending Tolt.

He attended WSU and made many lifelong friends, and that is where his alias “Sammy” was born.

He worked in the tree industry for many years and became a certified arborist.  He enjoyed working in the great outdoors.

He met and married Vicki Holgren in June 1994 and had a son, Brooks Anthony Terry, on December 3.

He was preceded in death by his parents Melvin and Nina Terry and his nephew Jarin Terry.

He is survived by the mother of his son, Vicki Terry, and his son, Brooks of Lake Stevens.

He is also survived by five siblings and one nephew and  two nieces. They are Pamela Wojtowicz of Austin, Texas, Lynette Suman of Carnation, Michael Terry of Duvall, Loretta Underhill of Carnation and Debbie Kirchan of Issaquah; his nephew Joshua Suman of Carnation and his nieces Cassie Terry of Duvall and Brianna Wojtowicz of Austin, Texas.

Services will be at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church on Blanche Street in Carnation, Wash., on Saturday, November 10, 2012, at 11 a.m.  A reception will follow in the church basement.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Evergreen Hospice Care Center, 12822 124th Lane NE, Kirkland, WA 98034.

Ervin C. Harder

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit HarderOn October 11, 2012, Erv went home to be with the Lord. He passed away in his sleep of an unknown illness.

He was born on November 15, 1935, in Duvall Wash.

He is survived by his wife Josephine in Yuma, Ariz., where they currently resided. He is also survived by his  sons: Tom, Jerry, Jim and David; his daughters, Kelly and her husband Robert, Allison and her husband Ricardo, Rebecca and Kathy and his brother Mel; sisters ,Annette and Barbara.  ,

Erv was the grandfather of 14 grandkids and 17 great- grandkids.

He graduated from Sedro Woolley High School in 1954 and then enlisted in the Air Force and served for four years.

Erv served as councilman and the mayor of Duvall for 25 years, He owned Duvall Cash & Carry Lumber for 14 years and was a volunteer fireman on the Duvall Fire Department for 25 years.

After serving so many years for the City of Duvall, June 6 was named “Erv Harder Appreciation Day.”

He was a great man, leader, friend, father and will be missed by many.

Services will be held October 27 at 1 p.m. at the Bread of Life Community Church, 140 14th Ave. NW, Ephrata, WA.  98823.