Helen Rose Fry, born August 4, 1941, in Houston, Texas, passed away May 1, 2012, in Kirkland, Wash., after a tremendously courageous battle with multiple myeloma.She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Ivan Fry of Woodinville; son, Rod Tucker (Nichole) of Kirkland; sister, Barbara Thornton (Hopkins) of Burleson, Texas; three loving grandchildren who knew her as Nonni; three step-sons (John, Jerry, and Jim), and many loving nieces and nephews.Her ashes will be scattered and we know her light will always shine down on those she loved and cared for. To learn more about her battle and to leave comments: to www.helenrfry.blogspot.com.
The most loved husband, dad and Papa, Roger K. Rettig, age 72, passed away, April 25, 2012, in Kirkland, Wash. He was born to Roy and Mildred Rettig on July 15, 1939, in Seattle, Wash., He grew up in Bothell and lived the majority of his life in Woodinville.
Roger graduated from Bothell High School in 1957, joined the Marine Reserves and went on to graduate with his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Golden Gate University.
After college, he moved back to this area, fell in love and married Bobbie Graep in June 1965. They have enjoyed nearly 47 years of a wonderful life together.
He worked for the Burrough’s Corporation and then was an auditor for the state of Washington for several years. He then began in commercial real estate in the 1970s. Roger was a community activist. He established the Hollywood Hill Association and was president for several years in the early 1970s. He was also a member of the Downtown Woodinville Property Owner’s Association and lifetime member of the Woodinville Historical Society. He was known for his regular letters to the editor in the Woodinville Weekly. As a proud American, he was a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Roger was the eternal optimist: there was always blue sky! Gardening, boating, fishing, crabbing, and scuba diving. He had several Bonsai trees and loved to share his corn, tomatoes and raspberries with family, friends and neighbors. He loved the boat trips with family and friends on the Wiki Wiki in the San Juan Islands, Gulf Islands and most of all catching the “big ones” off the west coast of Vancouver Island. He and Bobbie shared the love of scuba diving for 20+ years in the Caribbean; his favorite place was being anywhere on the water.
Known as Papa to his four grandsons, he thoroughly enjoyed doing all things “boy,” attending sporting and school events, as well as spending holidays together.
Roger suffered a massive heart attack due to a blood clot that totally occluded the blood flow to his heart the night of April 12. The cardiologists said it was a miracle he survived as they had never seen a patient live through this. Roger wanted to hang on long enough to say his goodbyes to his family and friends and did so through his loving eyes.
He was always a fighter and truly our miracle!
Roger is survived by his loving wife Bobbie; daughters ,Robyn Metz (Wade), and Renee Olson (Greg); four Papa-loving grandsons, Andrew and Nathan Metz, Josh and Ben Olson; brothers, Richard (Marisella) of Florida, Edward of North Carolina, Jim (Jan) and Jerry (Nancy) all of Woodinville, and many cousins, nephews, and nieces.
There will be a private family burial at the Woodinville Cemetery. Please join us for a celebration of Roger’s life to be held on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Bothell First Lutheran Church, Bothell.
Family and friends are invited to share stories and memories on the CaringBridge website: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/rogerrettig/
Remembrances may be made to:
• Evergreen Healthcare Foundation Medic One Fund or to the general hospital fund
12040 NE 128th Street MS #5
Kirkland, WA 98034
• Puget Sound Crab Association, www.pugetsoundcrabassociation.com/membership
Roger, the man with the biggest heart, will be dearly missed by his family and friends. We love you! Semper Fi.
Dorothy Moore, born March 17, 1920, in Garrett, Ind., passed away on April 16, 2012, at Golden Hearth Residence in Woodinville, Wash.
Dorothy was preceded in death by Charles Cameron, her husband of 63 years.
She is survived by her daughter, Rhoda Bressler (Wayne) of Bellevue; son, Christopher (LaVonne) of Belle Plaine, Minn.; grandchildren, Greg Tauscheck (Trudy), Jason Tauscheck (Carol), Tara Davenport (Ryan), Ezra Moore (Jenny) and Joshua Moore (Nina) and great-grandchildren, Jenny Tauscheck, Lindsey Tauscheck, Victoria Tauscheck, Brandon Tauscheck, Ethan Davenport, Ruby Davenport and Chet Davenport.
Dorothy was raised in Garrett, Ind., where she graduated high school in 1938, and soon after met and wed Cameron Moore. She was a homemaker while Cameron built a career with IBM that took them from Indiana to Chicago to Minnesota and finally to North Carolina, where they retired.
Together they traveled the country in their Volkswagen camper and went on many Amtrak adventures.
Following Cameron’s death in 2002, Dorothy lived in Greensboro, N.C., until 2006 when she moved to Brittany Park in Woodinville.
At Brittany Park, she loved her many friends, her water color painting and her bean bag baseball prowess.
Her family from Washington and Minnesota gathered here to celebrate her 90th birthday and enjoyed riding the Duck, seeing the sights of Seattle and eating cake.
A celebration of Dorothy’s life was held at Brittany Park. Another celebration will be held this summer in Minnesota.
Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family’s on-line guest book at www.flintofts.com.
Ruby Rose Vanhulle, 89, of Duvall, Wash., was born Oct. 9, 1922 and died April 17, 2012.
She is survived by her husband, Frank; seven children; 17 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild and her brother, Frank (Helen) Etter
Services will be held at Holy Innocents Catholic church at 1 p.m. in Duvall April 28.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations to be made to St. Vincent DePaul —(206) 767-9975 svdseattle.org, American diabetes foundation — 1-800-342-2383 diabetes.org or Snoqualmie Valley Transportation — (425) 888-7001.