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Gary L. Slick

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Gary L. Slick, a resident of Bonney Lake, was born on April 13, 1965, in Seattle and died on August 11, 2012, in Bonney Lake.

He grew up in Woodinville and graduated from Woodinville High School in 1983.

Gary was a longtime dirt work and underground utility contractor. He coached local youth baseball, soccer and wrestling teams. Gary enjoyed snowmobiles, ATVs and NASCAR.

He is survived by his wife, Jurene; daughter and son in-law, Erica Kobe and Dane Miller; son, Robby Slick and daughter, Beverly Kobe; mother, Patricia Holey; father and step-mother, John and Penny Slick; sister, Kathryn Depiro; step-brothers, Don Holey Jr., Mark Holey;step-sister, Diane Adams and other siblings, Debbie Block, Tami Lempiainen, John Jackson; grandchild, Sawyer Miller.

Services have been held.

Please sign the online guestbook at www.curnowfuneralhome.com.

Norma Campbell Duff

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit DuffNorma passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at her home in Bothell, Wash.

She was born January 23, 1918, during the winter of the Spanish flu outbreak, in a homesteader’s log cabin on the Powder River in eastern Montana, the youngest child of James Bular and TwylaMae (Bickle) Campbell. She started school in Stevensville, Mont., graduated from Drummond High School in the class of 1936 and trained at St. Patrick School of Nursing in Missoula.

She married Robert Duff of Drummond, Mont., in Missoula in 1940,and they made their home in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle in 1945, moving to Kenmore in 1952.

A voracious reader, she instilled a love of reading in her children at an early age and shared with them her deep appreciation of the natural world. Always thinking first of others, she asked little for herself. Her kindness and generosity are her greatest legacies.

After raising her five children, she went back to college to refresh her nursing skills and worked at a clinic in Bellevue where she cultivated longtime friendships. Upon retirement, she volunteered at the Northshore Senior Center and her local food bank.

Norma was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; son, Ronald; her parents; sisters, Florence Turnbull, Lynn (Hap) Willsey; and brother, Gordon Campbell.

She is survived by her daughters, Denise (Tom) Sawyer of Edgewood, Wash., Kerrin Duff of Woodinville: Kathy Culley of Woodinville; son, Gerald(Mary Ann) Duff of Vancouver, Wash.; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family is extremely grateful for and thanks Tranquility Home Care in Bothell for the loving care she received in her final year. Remembrances may bemade to Hopelink, 10675 Willows Rd. NE, Redmond, WA 98052.

Eleanor Catherine (Bird) Green

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit GreenEleanor, born in Seattle on December 17, 1917,  died with her family beside her in Kirkland on July 14, 2012, at age 94.  Her parents were A. Frank and Esther Bird.  After Seattle’s Roosevelt High School, she earned a degree in sociology from the University of Washington in 1939 where she participated in Delta Delta Delta, the YWCA and student government, serving as president of the Associated Women Students. Most importantly, she met Ron Green at the Varsity Ball during their freshman year.  They married in December, 1939 and settled in Ron’s hometown of Bothell.

Following work for the UW ticket office, she devoted herself to home and community life. After Ron joined the Army Air Corps, Eleanor joined him in Hondo, Texas.  In Bothell after the war, they kept busy with the family Ford agency and expanded the house to provide room for growing children.  In the mid-1960s, Eleanor became director of volunteers at Harborview Hospital, then community resource coordinator at the Women’s Prison in Purdy.  Retiring in 1980, she and Ron returned to Bothell.

Beginning in 1999, they enjoyed living at Brittany Park in Woodinville. After Ron’s death two years ago, Eleanor moved to the Golden Spirit Adult Family Home in Kirkland, where she lived with grace and gratitude.

A lifelong believer in civic responsibility and public education, Eleanor helped to found a community cooperative pre-school in the late 1940s and won awards for serving on the Citizens’ Committee and the Recreation Coordinating Council.   In the early 1960s, she led a Horizon Club (Camp Fire) group of high school girls, the Bothell Horizon Pioneers. She and Ron served as church historians and hosts at the Bothell Historical Museum. They helped compile and publish A Slough of Memories, a book of personal accounts of Bothell-Kenmore-Woodinville history. Their interest in international friendships brought frequent guests from abroad into their home, and they traveled extensively during their retirement years.

Survivors are her children, Ron Green, Jr. (Claudia), Bothell, Janet Hunter (Richard) San Diego,  Darrell Green (Pam), Redmond and eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by two dear exchange student “daughters,” Yoko Ueyama Shiga, Japan, and Ursula Mielke-Hoelscher, Germany.

Granddaughter Karen Hunter predeceased her. Ron, her beloved husband of 70 years, died in 2010.

A memorial service was held on August 13 at the Bothell United Methodist Church, where Eleanor was an active member for over 70 years. The family suggests memorial gifts to either the  Bothell United Methodist Church, 18515 92nd Ave N.E., Bothell, WA 98011, or the Eleanor Bird Green Fund, Camp Fire Central Puget Sound, 4241 21st Avenue West, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98199-1250.

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.

Visit Nona’s guestbook at www.washelli.com.

Nancy Cecelia Marshall

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

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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.