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.
Angelo Girone, 84, died peacefully at home on June 16 after battling leukemia.
Angelo spent his childhood years in Wellsburg, W.Va., before moving west to Indiana, California and finally Washington, where he was a longtime resident of Bellevue and Woodinville.
He was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps and an extraordinary sales manager during a lifelong career at Household Finance Corporation where he was widely admired and respected for his ability to inspire and mentor others.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 53 years, Angelina Tedeschi Girone; siblings, Thelma Montgomery, John Girone, Tony Girone and Jim Girone; and best friend, Donald Petrick Sr.
He is survived by his recent bride, Dottie Brown; daughters, Susan Cothern and Julie Girone; grandchildren, Jace and Mary; great-grandchildren, Taleah and Giovanni; his sister, Martha Lallone; his brother, Joe Girone and numerous nieces and nephews.
Angelo was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman and had a vast network of friends with whom he spent many happy hours, including the Tuesday morning coffee club in Woodinville; Friday morning Mass and breakfast with the Knights of Columbus and lunches with his HFC coworkers.
He was a favorite grandpa and uncle to many and was most happy when surrounded by his children and grandchildren at family gatherings and holidays. He was a generous and kind man with a great sense of humor who will be missed by all who knew him.
We are grateful for the wonderful care Angelo received from Dr. Timothy Carlos and the staff at Cascade Cancer Care.
A funeral Mass and reception will be held on Friday, June 29 at 11 a.m. at St. Jude Parish, 10526 166th Avenue NE, Redmond WA 98052.
In lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Angelo may be made to Puget Sound Blood Center Development Office, 921 Terry Avenue, Seattle WA 98104.
Robert Joe Lawson, age 61, passed away June 6, 2012, in Lynden, Wash.
He was born September 9, 1950, in Seattle, Wash., son of Robert C. Lawson and Winifred “Rocky” Lawson Rush and was raised in Carnation, Wash.
Rob attended Western Washington University (WWU) for both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
He worked as a professor at WWU in the Department of Human Services and Rehabilitation.
Rob was a dedicated father to his son Rhys and stepchildren Ariel and Kaleb.
An avid gardener, fixer-of-things, sports enthusiast, naturalist, inhabitant of unique dwellings, vibrant individual and traveler, he especially enjoyed trips to Ireland and the Southwest U.S.
His sense of humor and charismatic personality touched many people and he will be dearly missed.
Rob is survived by his son Rhys and daughter-in-law Brooke; grandchildren Jack and Anna; brothers, Tom and John; stepchildren Ariel (Starbuck) and Kaleb (Coleman); substantial friend Rochelle Coleman; many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and cousins; a loving step-family and many, many lifelong friends.
An open house celebration of Rob’s life will take place on Monday, July 2, at the Sno-Valley Sr. Center in Carnation, from 5-8 p.m.
Please bring your favorite stories and photos to share.
Remembrances may be made to the Western Washington University Foundation, Human Services Scholarship 220265 IMO Rob Lawson.
Marie E. Smith, 66, of Woodinville, Wash., lost her battle with lung cancer on May 26, 2012.
Marie was born in Seattle, Wash., the oldest of three children, to John and Mae Love. She was preceded in death by her two brothers, Michael and Robert and both parents.
Marie leaves behind her husband of 43 years, Bill; son, Adam and his daughter Sara; daughter, Christa and her t wo boys, Jonah and Seth.
Marie will be remembered for her playful spirit, direct nature, love of games and family time, passion for the holidays and great organization. At her request there will be no formal service, however there will be a remembrance service in Issaquah on Saturday, June 23, at 3 pm. All family and friends are invited: 10522 238th Way SE, Issaquah WA 98027.
Marie has requested people share three things they will miss or not miss about her at the service. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation to hospice or cancer research.
On an impending visit, a grandson asked, “Is this the one who makes cookies?” Yes was the answer, which typified Grandma Haining’s open heart to an open house, love of family, graciousness and continuous hospitality.
Lois Faye Haining, born May 16, 1923, died of complications from a stroke in the presence of her loving family on June 4, 2012.
Lois, devoted wife of Roger who preceded her passing, loved to entertain groups of all kinds from a Russian imigrant family to a large group of church members for her famous clam chowder social.
Family gatherings at Thanksgiving and Christmas, backyard weddings and reunions during the summer were particularly joyous.
Lois had passions for music and good food, which have been passed on to her family. Her compassion for others was further demonstrated in her church prayer chain, initiating the weekly “Primetimers” potlucks and leading her chapter of the philanthropic Orthopedic Guild.
Underlying these activities was her faith in Jesus Christ. Lois was an active member of the Woodinville Community United Methodist Church (WCUMC), choir member and helped Roger conduct lay witness missions throughout North America and Europe.
Lois is survived by four children: David, Janis (husband, Frank Reno), Nancy (husband, Alan Strand) and Colleen (husband, Kim Imper); four grandchildren: Michael (wife, Cassie Reno), Kelli Reno, Kimberly (husband, Scott Blackburn) and Kelli (husband, Tim Daniels); and four great grandchildren: Eva, Sammi, Christian and Connor.
A celebration of life was held at WCUMC on June 11.
Rememberances may be made to the good works of WCUMC.