Loren was born in Wildwood, N.J., and spent many years at the Jersey Shore.
At 17 he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served a very proud 20+ years.
After living on the East Coast for many years he moved his family to Washington state in 1977 where he worked as a boiler and machinery engineer.
He was an avid Seattle sports fan and spent several seasons freezing at Husky Stadium.
He was a member of Wayne Golf Club where he enjoyed many rounds and was especially proud of his three holes in one.
He also spent afternoons playing pinochle at the Northshore Senior Center.
He loved traveling, especially his dream trip to Ireland and also meeting his submarine friends at the Robert E. Lee reunions where he was on the commissioning crew.
Loren is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; son, Loren H. Keating III, his wife Julie; son, Shawn J. Keating; daughter, Patricia A Sessions; her husband, Bryan; daughter, Coleen L. Keating and three beautiful granddaughters, Jenifer M. Keating, Hollie D. Watts, her husband Nathan, and Erin R Keating.
There was a memorial/celebration of Loren’s life February 4.
Harold Roy Conrad was born Jan 18, 1923, in Port Angeles and died peacefully at home in Monroe January 21, 2012, surrounded by his family. Harold was one of eight siblings.
He grew up in Port Angeles on the Dungeness spit; fishing, crabbing, clam digging and playing on the log boom daily.
He swore no boy could have had a better place to grow up.
He moved to Seattle in his teen years and graduated from Queen Anne High School.
Then he moved to Cordova, Alaska, where he fished and owned a cannery.
A World War II veteran, he returned to Alaska after the war and then back to Seattle where he became a building contractor.
In December 1966, he married Joan Morley Ashley. Together they found great joy in salmon fishing, square dancing, mushroom hunting, picking wild blackberries, walking, beachcombing, hiking, gardening, marathon cribbage games and family.
Now he has joined his beloved wife who passed six years earlier.
They leave three children, seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, two sisters and one brother.
Harold loved nature; was thrilled to see a cougar and a bear walk past his home! He taught us to love the simple things in life.
His wild birds, squirrels, rabbits and deer were all well fed and loved, and will also miss him. We miss both Harold and Joan greatly. Memorials are requested to Sky Valley food bank in Monroe, or the food bank of your choice.
Jill Murphy Goodsell, a longtime Woodinville resident, died on January 19, 2012 after a nine year battle with breast cancer. She passed into peace at home surrounded by those she loved.
An intelligent, free-spirited woman, Jill was known for her generous nature, irreverent humor and keen intuition. Her command of the English language was precise — though the salty side of her dialoguetended to be a bit much for the uninitiated.
Jill was devoted to home, hearth, friends and food. She was an active and much loved member of the Woodinville Garden Club for 22 years. Her passion for plants, an eye for design and a love of blueconverged to create a garden that was featured in national magazines and on public garden tours.
Jill Murphy was born on July 10, 1952, in Waltham, Mass., to Marjorie and James Murphy. She made friends easily which was a blessing, as she slogged through early years as a reluctant Air Force brat. She settled permanently in Seattle in 1974 where an amazing life unfolded before her.
Jill married Nelson Goodsell in December 1984. Daughter Katie soon followed. Despite their divorce in1997, they remained friends.
In her professional life, Jill was the right hand to Michael G. Foster for 22 years. She also sat on the board and was executive director of The Foster Foundation until her death.
Jill helped the foundation further its mission to unpretentiously provide philanthropic support to basic human welfare issues, education, medical research/treatment and cultural activities in the Northwest.
Jill is survived by her remarkable, beloved and devoted daughter, Katie Goodsell Miller and son-in-law, Adam Miller. One of Jill’s greatest joys was being able to attend their recent wedding in April. Katie andAdam were ever vigilant in Jill’s final phase of caring and are models of strength and compassion.
Jill also leaves behind her little baby boy, Pee Wee the Cat, and three brothers: Kit, Alan and KenMurphy. Many friends throughout this community and across the country provided her with love andlaughter. She will long be remembered for her zest in life that continued to the very end.
A memorial mass will be held at St. Jude’s Catholic Parish in Redmond, Washington on Saturday, February 11, 2012, at 11 a.m. A celebration of life will take place following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name should be made to Northwest Harvest.
Loren (LC) Cothern was born Jan. 29, 1955, and entered the arms of Jesus on Dec 30, 2011, after a long and courageous battle. Loren was born in Kirkland and raised in Bellevue. He joins his mother Ardith (Ardy), father Matt McBane and close friends who made the journey before him.
Loren graduated from Interlake High School in 1973. Loren was dedicated to God, his family and his friends.
He was a man of style and all who knew him were better for it. He loved taking rides on the 1973 HD Shovelhead that he built in his mother’s basement. He was a nature lover and an avid fisherman.
Loren is survived by his devoted wife, Joanne and loving family, Jace, Ivan, Taleah, Giovonni, Rick, Julie and their families. Our deepest appreciation goes to the Transplant, ICU and nursing staff at UWMC for their genuine respect and compassion for LC and his family. Special thanks to friend/bro Bill Michado.
A celebration of life/memorial service will be held on Jan. 29, 2012.
Please visit http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/lorencothern for details.