Russell Ore

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

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.

Sandra ‘Sandy’ Brady

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit Brady

Sandra ‘Sandy’ Brady

On April 30, 2017 in Huachuca City, AZ, the garden gate opened for one of the most splendid gardeners, Sandra (Sandy) Brady.  Those she is meeting will rejoice in her wonderful food.

Sandy was born in Des Moines, IA on November 14, 1940. She was married to James V. Brady on April 23, 1960, They were married for 52 years.

Sandy was a phenomenal parent supporting her daughters in all of the escapades. She was a great gardener, and enjoyed taking those vegetables and fruits and creating the best food and desserts.

Sandy is survived by loving daughters, Kimberly Shockley (John) of Reno, NV; Kelly Brady of Huachuca City, AZ; Kristen Hamilton (Bob) of Seattle, WA; Karin Hopper (Mike) of Woodinville Washington; grandchildren Taryn Barnato (Pete), Tyler Hopper, Zachary Shockley, Alyssa Hopper, Samuel Stern and Sarah Stern; sister Mary Ellen Appel (John); nieces and nephews; and the rest of her family and friends.
Sandy is preceded in death by her husband, James V. Brady; as well as her parents, Harry and Brenda Ericksen.

Reed William Warren

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Warren Reed

Reed William Warren moved on to be with the Lord on April 8, 2017. Reed was born in Omaha, Nebraska on November 29, 1935. To continue the Celebration of Life and Remembrances, please visit

Chaz Jacob Bruner

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

bruner obitChaz Jacob Bruner, 15, of Redmond, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly the morning of April 18th of an aortic dissection. He was born March 14, 2002 in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of Matthew and Kathryn (Probstfield) Bruner. He attended Norman Rockwell Elementary, Bellevue Christian School, and Redmond Middle School and was currently enrolled as a 9th grade student at The Bear Creek School in Redmond. He was a member of the basketball team and played piano in Jazz Band.

Chaz is survived by his parents Matthew and Kathryn of Redmond; and his sisters Hannah (12) and Malia (10). He also leaves his maternal grandparents, Jeff and Margaret Probstfield, of Phoenix, Arizona; and his paternal grandparents, Chazz and Judy Kawabori of Mukilteo. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.
An avid lover of sports Chaz enjoyed playing soccer, basketball, baseball, wrestling, swimming, skiing and water sports of all kinds. Chaz loved music and played the piano and ukelele.

Chaz lived in Kentucky, Hawaii, and Washington state. Chaz attended Overlake Christian Church in Redmond and was also active in Young Life. He will be remembered as a fun-loving, kind, intelligent and gentle young man who showed great compassion and care to all. He will be greatly missed by the many whose lives he touched.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, May 7th at 3pm at Overlake Christian Church in Redmond and is open to all. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donations to Young Life and/or the Chaz Bruner Memorial Scholarship fund at The Bear Creek School. Please go to for more information.