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Rex B. Peters

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Red Peters, 76, of Woodinville, passed away at his home July 2 surrounded by his family. He was a leading engineer in his field and was awarded 32 patents in the areas of inertial studies, and precision aerospace sensors. Several of his patents were for top secret programs, many of which are still classified.

His work helped improve the performance of certain military and reconnaissance satellites and has been integral in the continued development of today’s commercial aircraft navigation.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society. Funeral plans are being made by the Neptune Society with internment at the Veteran’s Cemetery.

Darrell Bailes

  • Written by Valley View Staff

On June 27, 2011, Darrell Bailes, age 61, passed away in his home in Carnation, surrounded by his loving family, after a ten-month battle with cancer.

Darrell was born in Seattle on April 15, 1950. He grew up on a small family farm in the Redmond-Fall City area. He attended Mount Si High School and then transferred to Redmond High School where he graduated in 1968.

It was Redmond High School where Darrell met the love of his life, Connie Quinn. The couple married in August of 1969. The couple joyfully welcomed the birth of a son, Jon Bailes, in August of 1971, and a daughter, Lisa Bailes, in July of 1974.

In 1979 the couple built a home together on two acres of land they had purchased in Carnation. It has been said by many people over the years that Darrell and Connie were like newlyweds their entire lives, serving as wonderful role-models to all who aspired to have a lasting, loving, and happy marriage.

Darrell was an avid hunter and fisherman his entire life. Some of his happiest moments were spent hunting in the NE corner of Washington state. This is where Darrell found great peace and savored many happy memories with friends and family.

Darrell also enjoyed spending time on the family’s property in Sunland, Washington, where he taught his children and grandchildren how to drive a boat and water-ski on the Columbia River.

Darrell was a true family man who thoroughly enjoyed taking an active role in his children’s and grandchildren’s lives. He was a kind and loving soul with a warm heart and a wonderful smile. He was a fair, honest, and straight-forward man who was beloved by all and will be sorely missed.

Darrell is survived by his wife, Connie Bailes; his son, Jon Bailes; his daughter, Lisa Kenyon; his daughter-in-law Becky Bailes; his son-in-law Shawn Kenyon; his grandchildren Katie Bailes, Shaun Bailes, Riley Kenyon, and Jon Kenyon; and his brothers Stephen Bailes and Richard Zackrison.

A memorial service will be held July 16, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. at the Sno-Valley Senior Center, located at 4610 Stephens Ave, Carnation.

The family invites all of Darrell’s family and friends to come and celebrate his life with them, and requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his name to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation at WWW.RMEF.ORG.

Wesley L. Berry

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Wesley L. Berry, 61, of Wilkeson, Wash., passed away on June 11, 2011.

He was born April 28, 1950, to Gladys (Peterson) and Stanley Berry and was raised in Woodinville, Wash.

He was a 1968 graduate of Bothell High School.

Wes was extremely talented at anything he did with his hands, from stained glass to woodworking.

He was also an avid Harley enthusiast. One of his early projects was building a 1956 K Model from the ground up in his bedroom at his parent’s home (starting with two wheels, no spokes).

When it was finished, he removed the handlebars and rolled it out the door.

Professionally, he was a master craftsman of the construction trades.

Wes married Sandy McDonald in 1976. They made their home in Juanita while Wes worked with his parents at Berry’s Floor Décor in Woodinville.

Daughter Michelle was born in 1979 and Kate was born in 1983. Wes and Sandy later divorced.

Wes spent several years working as a carpenter for Universal Seafoods in Dutch Harbor and exploring Alaska.

When he returned to Washington in 1992 he met the love of his life, Karen Deen Condon.

They married in 1996 and made their home in Wilkeson. Together they raised Karen’s sons, Jeromy and Joshua. They also put over 65,000 miles on a 1992 Harley FLHS and made two trips to Sturgis.

In 2005, Wes travelled to Latvia with a mission group to help with construction projects at the Eagle Wings Christian Camp and Training Center — a remarkable project in a country emerging from the former Soviet Union.

He retired in 2010 after 17 years as a finish carpenter and construction supervisor for Curtis Lang Custom Homes in Maple Valley.

He is survived by his wife, Karen of the family home in Wilkeson; his parents, Stan and Gladys Berry of Bothell; a brother, Brad Berry (Liz) of Montesano; his four amazing children, Michelle Schaffer (Noah) and Kate Berry both of Whitefish, Mont., and Jeromy Condon (Lisa) of Wilkeson and Joshua Condon of Buckley and by four cherished grandchildren, Alexandra, Daphne, Morgan and Theo.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Stan Berry, Jr.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, at the New Life Four Square Church, 731 Watson Street N., Enumclaw.

Attendance on a Harley would be considered a tribute. Please visit www.rufusmedia.com/wes to share a memory.

Rebecca Dawn Barney

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit_JensonRebecca Dawn Barney, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend, passed away Friday, June 24, 2011. She was born on Sept. 8, 1973, to James Wm. Jenson III and Sandra K. Tipton. On Feb. 22, 2008, Rebecca married her eternal sweetheart Douglas Andrew (Andy) Barney in the Salt Lake Temple. Blending two families, her own cherished daughters Kaytlyn, MacKenzie and McKayla joined Andy’s children Drew, Dakota, Damion and Chalissa. Rebecca was a faithful member of the LDS Church. Attending the temple brought her great joy and peace and she went often. Rebecca was vibrant, fun, smart, loyal and had a wonderful childlike laugh. Rebecca inspired us all with her courage and determination through several years of serious health problems. She relied on those she loved and on her deep faith to carry her.Rebecca is survived by her husband, children, parents, brothers: Jim (Kerrie), Steve (Mindi), Dave (Tina) and Jeff (Steph), many beloved nieces and nephews, a large extended family and friends.She was preceded in death by her Grandma Jenson, her "Nanny" Tipton and a baby nephew. Though it’s painful to be without her, as her family we are so grateful to know that this separation is only temporary. We express our heartfelt thanks to the amazing, compassionate staff at Bountiful’s Lakeview Hospital.Viewing was held June 27-28

The funeral service will be held Tuesday June 28 at 11 a.m. at the Riverton 3rd Ward at 12070 South Laurel Chase Drive in Riverton.

Samuel Joseph (Sam) Egeck

  • Written by Egeck Family

Obit_Egeck2Sam grew up in Woodinville, where he lived since the age of one.

Days before the tragic loss of Sam’s life, he moved with his parents to Snohomish.

Sam loved everything about life. He enjoyed camping and roughing it in the woods, jeeping and riding dirt bikes for fun, as well as racing in the NMA off-road series.

Sam swam in Washington’s rivers, boated in the lakes, skied in the mountains and relaxed at the beaches.

He passed away days before he was set to graduate with the Class of 2011 at Woodinville High School. Sam had made the commitment to the United States Marine Corps as an early entry "Poolee," received his MOS and was set to depart for boot camp in August.

His life plans were to serve his country for four years and then apply to the Seattle Fire Department, where Sam would have been a 4th generation firefighter.

We feel so blessed to have had Sam for 18 years. With his kind heart, nonjudgmental nature, acceptance and ability to see the good in everyone, he taught us to be better parents. Sam leaves behind a trail of heavy hearts. However, his spirit will live on and the good memories will replace the tears.

Sam is survived by his parents, Ken and Debra of Snohomish; sister, Caitlin of Seattle; grandparents Richard and Patty Egeck of Gig Harbor/Sun Lakes, Ariz., Marilyn Howard of Eugene, Ore. and Charles (Wes) Hurlocker, Jr. of Renton and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.

A celebration of Sam’s life was held at Woodinville High School on June 7. A private family service will be held outdoors later this summer.

A scholarship fund is presently in the works to benefit a future Woodinville High School graduate(s) in Sam’s honor.

We want to extend a sincere thank you for the overwhelming support given to us by the staff and administration at Woodinville High School, the student body, especially the class of 2011, Sam’s friends from adjacent communities, other parents, our friends and family, the Woodinville Fire Department and the Seattle Fire Department family.