Nona Margarette Barker

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit BarkerNona Margarette Barker was born to Ernest Gustav Hardtke and Tressie Odessie Clifton on September 24,1928, in Ingomar, Montana.

Nona grew up in the area surrounding Billings, Montana.

After graduating from high school, on April 17, 1947, Nona married Beryl Jeffers Barker II.

They then moved to the Seattle area where together they had seven children.

The family was raised primarily in Lake Forest Park.

She loved her family and all 60+ foster children she cared for as a foster mother.

Nona was considered a pioneer in Washington state for children in the foster care program.

In a Seattle Times story. they designated her as the “The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe.” Nona was delighted with the article other than the reference to the “old” woman.

During her active years she became one of the earliest employees of the 7-11 Corporation.

Managing the first 7-11 store in Lake Forest Park. she eventually managed 14 of the 7-11 stores in the greater Seattle area.

She loved nature, beach combing and was an avid agate hunter. She also enjoyed movies, reading and puzzles. She enjoyed traveling with her children and grandkids throughout the country. Her favorite places were beaches. Many summers she would pack up all of her children and take them to Decatur Island in the San Juan Islands.

She always had a sense of humor. She loved the Lord, enjoyed life to the fullest and will always be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Nona now joins her father, Ernest Hardtke; mother, Tressie Hardtke; her two brothers, Ernest “Happy” Hardtke and Clifton Hardtke;  two of her children, Dara Barker and Jeffers “Squeak” Barker and his wife Joy Barker.

She will be dearly missed by her surviving sons and daughters, Jack (Linda) Barker, Forrest Scott (Diana) Barker, Cotty (Ted) Freymuth, Robin Barker and Kandyce (Brian) Hansen.She will also be missed by her 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A celebrationof life service will be held Monday, August 13, 2012, at 4 p.m. at the New View Church. 8028 272nd St. NW, Stanwood, WA 98292.

The family would like to give a sincere thanks to University Lions Club of Seattle youth camp, Camano Island, for graciously allowing Nona to reside with her daughter, Robin Barker.

Also a deep thanks to Josephine’s Skilled Nursing Facility in Stanwood and Providence Hospital in Everett.

Nona left to be with the Lord on July 31, 2012.

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Nancy Cecelia Marshall

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff


Nancy C. Marshall passed away Saturday July, 14th at the young age of 65.

Nancy was born February 24, 1947 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Jack and Jaqueline Jacobsen. Her father was in the Army giving the family an opportunity to live in many places including cities in France and San Francisco, California before settling down in the Pacific Northwest in the early 1960’s. Nancy graduated in 1965 from Lakes High School in Tacoma and attended some college courses before working in retail.

In 1967 she married the love of her life, Leslie Lou Marshall of Snohomish. In 1968 they were blessed with the arrival of twin boys, Richard and Robert and raised them in the town of Clearview where they had their home for over 30 years. In addition to being a wonderful wife and mother, Nancy also worked in retail at The Bon Marche (now Macy’s) as a makeup artist at the Everett Mall, as an aide with the Snohomish School District, as well as a part-time waitress at Petosa’s in Snohomish. A warm smile, an unforgettable laugh and a passion for people made her successful in all of these roles.

Nancy was preceded in death by her father, Jack Jacobsen, her brother, Mark Jacobsen and her husband, Leslie Lou Marshall. She is survived by her mother, Jacqueline Jacobsen, her brother, Paul Jacobsen, her twin sons, Robert Marshall and Richard (Candy) Marshall and her three cherished grandsons, Mitchell, Blake and Hayden. Her love for family and friends extends to everyone who has ever met her.

A Celebration of Life was held on Sunday, July 22nd. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity or to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in her name.

James Vincent Brady

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Brady obit

May 12, 1940 – July 16, 2012

On July 16, Captain James V. Brady took his final flight. It was a solo flight to a most peaceful place. He does not end this journey alone, as he will be welcomed at the arrival gate by those who flew before.

“Diamond” Jim Brady was a devoted husband of 52 years to his lovely wife Sandy.

They enjoyed adventures throughout the country in their RV aptly named 2DICE2 (Paradise 2) and living in the beautiful Sierras which was his Paradise 1.

Although he lived in Iowa and Wisconsin for much of his early life, his love was the mountains. His smile and engaging personality was cherished by everyone he met.

He is survived by his wife, Sandy, and four very opinionated girls (Kim Shockley, Kelly Brady,  Kristen Hamilton  and Karin Hopper) who were proud to call him Dad.

His granddaughters (Taryn Shockley, Alyssa Hopper and Sarah Stern) and grandsons (Tyler Hopper,  Zack Shockley and Sam Stern) will greatly miss Poppa.

He was a proud big brother to two sisters (Mary Furleigh and Patti Belcher – he never quite got used to Trish) and two brothers (Joe Brady and Johnny Brady –  never just plain John at our house) along with many nieces, nephews, in the “Brady” family.

Robyn Torres

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

A memorial service for Robyn Torres of Woodinville will be held Tuesday, July 17, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 9225 212th St. SE in Woodinville from 2-3 p.m. A committal ceremony is planned for 3:30 to 3:45 at the Woodinville Cemetery, 13200 NE 175th St. A wake and celebration of life will be held at The Carol Edwards Center, 17401 133rd Ave. NE in Woodinville from 4-7.

When Mark “Keelhaul” Jensen executive director of the Seafair Pirates Charity Foundation, first met Torres, she was struggling to work and manage a young family, a situation made more difficult by the absence of good reliable transportation. In Robyn’s honor Robyn’s Chest has been created by Mark and their children. Each year a grant will be given so that a deserving family will be given a car for Christmas.

This will not be a new car but a good reliable used car. The price will be capped at $3,000. In addition, the need for new bikes for Christmas has always been a challenge and this was a special interest of Robyn’s.

Her family would like to be able to ensure each year that the Holiday Treasure Chest starts with 10 new bikes and helmets. The maximum needed to fund this project is $1,500 per year. The costs for both of these projects will total a maximum of $4,500 per year. The family respectfully requests that 90 people or couples or groups commit to $50 per year for five years to make Robyn’s Chest a reality and act as a lasting tribute to both Robyn and the good works to which she contributed.

Each one of her children and Mark have committed to this program personally and respectfully ask that whoever is able and willing do the same and assist them by living by Robyn’s now famous quote: “Individually we all can make a difference, but together we can make an impact.”

If you are unable or do not wish to contribute for five years, please feel free to do as much or as little as you would like.

Donations: Holiday Treasure Chest for Robyn’s Chest, PO Box 27638, Seattle, WA 98165.

William Jesse Eves

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

William Jesse Eves, 81, of Otter Rock, Ore., died June 16, 2012. He was born Aug. 3, 1930, in St. Louis, Mo. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving as a seaman on the aircraft carrier Salerno Bay.

He was married to Vivian Brunner 54 years and  worked as an electrical engineer with the Boeing Company for 28 years. Bill and Vivian resided in Woodinville where they raised three children: Nancy, Matthew and Sharon.

He was preceded in death by his son, Matthew Eves.

He is survived by his wife, Vivian; his daughters, Nancy (Tom) Palazzo and Sharon (Ed) Cunningham; granddaughters, Maria, Rachel and Natalie; grandsons, Cody, Alan and Peter; step-grandchildren, Mike, Matt and Melanie,and Bill’s sisters Janet Patterson, Mary Snider and Susan Hunt.

A memorial mass has been held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Samaritan Pacific Hospice, (541) 574-1811 or Adeo In-Home Care, (541) 961-7741.