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.
Evelyn “Mickie” Condon, was born August 9, 1921, in Wellington, Texas. She returned home to our Lord from Swedish Hospital in Edmonds, Wash., after fighting pneumonia two weeks on April 18, 2012.
Mickie was preceded by both her first and second husbands – Lee Brisbin in 1946 (Calif.)and Bill Condon in 2010 (Ariz.), as well as her daughter, Patty with her husband, Larry Seale in 1973 (Calif.), and grandson, Larry Condon in 1980(Calif.).
She is survived by her son, Michael Condon of Woodinville, Wash., and his wife, Diane and their nine children and spouses, plus 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Michael is the night supervisor at Brittany Park, an assisted living facility in town. He has planned a wake for his mother to be held at his Woodinville home on April 22.
Also surviving is Mickie’s daughter, Saundra Gendron, of Everett, Wash., and her spouse, Whitey, and their four children and spouses, plus seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Saundra has planned a memorial to be held for family members on Saturday, April 28, in Everett.
Mickie moved with her first husband’s family from Texas to Richmond, Calif., where they worked in the shipyards during World War II.
Her first two children were born there and then the entire Brisbin family moved north to Garberville, Calif., in the redwoods where they established businesses.
After her first husband’s death, she married Bill Condon, who also had moved to the area with his parents. Bill later owned the Southern Humboldt Builders Supply in town and was a general contractor.
Mickie was an Eastern Star in Garberville, Calif., where Bill belonged to the Masonic Lodge.
She was a member of the Lutheran Church and was an awesome cook, great hostess for all her husband’s many parties, a good fisherman and hunting companion, had a green thumb and was an excellent seamstress.
She didn’t mind traveling between their three homes, adapting to seashore, mountains and desert easily. She also was afforded many great cruises, trips and adventures while Bill’s wife.
Other family and friends living in California, Oregon and Arizona have been notified that arrangements made by Bill, her husband, for Neptune Society to cremate her remains have been followed.
Her ashes will be scattered at her designated place. Her husband Bill’s ashes were scattered at sea by his close fishing friends at Shelter Cove, Calif., but Mickie requested a different place. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Addie went home to be with her Lord Jesus on the first day of spring 2012.
She was born in LaGrande, Ore., in 1914 and shortly thereafter her family moved to Aberdeen, Wash., where Addie received her AA degree from Grays Harbor Junior College. In 1935 she moved to Los Angeles to attend Southwestern University, but because it was the Depression era, she quit school to go to work at Bullock’s, becoming chief claims clerk for all Bullock’s Department Stores in the Los Angeles area.
Back in Washington, she became supervisor of the Gas Tax Refund Division, Dept. of Licenses, in Olympia. The Motor Fuel Tax Law was changed based on her recommendation.
When she moved back to California, she worked in the Chapter Personnel Division of the American Red Cross in the Pacific area office. Once again she submitted recommended changes, this time in office forms, and the changes were accepted.
She volunteered as a Gray Lady and a canteen aide at Fort Miley and worked with U.S. Crop Corps in the fields to help save California’s crops.
Bob Conner got leave from the Navy and married Addie May 5, 1945, in the Navy Chapel on Treasure Island. They moved to Wenatchee, Wash., where Bob had a law practice.
Besides raising four children, Addie was quite active in the community as a Bluebird and Campfire Girls leader for 10 years. During the 9.2 great Alaska earthquake of 1964, she had, because she was executive secretary of the Chelan-Douglas County Chapter of the Red Cross, a unique opportunity to be helpful in that disaster.
In the mid-80s, after husband Bob and son Bob Jr. had died, Addie moved to Kirkland, to be near her two brothers and two daughters. She was active in Eastside Garden Club, Welcome Wagon and Bible Study Fellowship. Her silk and dried flower arrangements were sold at local markets and craft fairs. Addie was, in her own words, “devoted to helping young married women,” many of whom called her their second mom and formed the “Second Mom’s Club.” Many people, especially her three surviving children Christine (of Kirkland), Midge (of Kirkland) and John (of Colville) will miss “mom.”
A celebration of her life will be held in the chapel at Overlake Christian Church, 9900 Willows Road, Redmond, on Saturday, April 21, at 2 p.m.
To read more about Addie and sign the guest book, go to www.christineconner.com.
Mary Magdalene (Gray) Campbell, of Woodinville, Wash., passed away March 19 surrounded by her loving family. Mary was 91 years old, born on July 30, 1920, in Seattle, to parents Eleanore and Sankey D (Pete) Gray.
Mary married Edward G. Campbell on Sept. 20, 1940. Ed and Mary had eight children, raising them in both Seattle, and later on Camano Island.
Mary loved the outdoors and was frequently a winner in many Seattle Firefighters’ fishing derbies, fishing with Ed who was a lieutenant in the Seattle Fire Department. She also loved music and singing and was a happy member of the Lakeside Chorus Chapter of Sweet Adelines, where she sang with her daughters Kathleen and Magdalene all across the country. Mary’s homemade blackberry pies were renowned by her family as the “best pies on the planet.” Mary and Ed spent 12 years as owners of the Bargain House on Camano Island and she was an expert on many antiques and loved a good second-hand store or garage sale.
About 1990, Mary built a large log cabin, known as “The Lodge” on 40 acres she and Ed bought in 1946. This was her final legacy to her family so all would have a place to come to be together and celebrate any occasion. She was an accomplished pinochle player and loved to spend time with her family at “the lodge” playing cards and laughing. All family and friends were always welcomed by her.
Mary was preceded in death by Ed, her devoted husband of 46 years, her eldest son Michael and daughter Nancy.
Mary is survived by her children: Kathleen, Robert, James, Magdalene, Matthew and Clay. Mary is also survived by her sister Evelyn Gray-Wellington.
Mary had 16 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and was known as “Orange Gramma” due to her beautiful red hair. Mary was a strong and energetic woman who was dearly loved by friends and family and will be missed by all who knew her. Heaven will be brightened by her spirit.
Services to celebrate Mary’s life were held at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church March 31.
George Edward Hamling, longtime resident of Woodinville, passed away in Springfield, Oregon, March 9, at the age of 79. George was born February 16, 1933, at Grindstone, South Dakota. He moved to Washington after serving honorably in the U.S. Air Force in Japan and Okinawa. He worked for Boeing Aircraft and later worked as a drywall finisher. George enjoyed motorcycle racing and restoring classic motorcycles and cars, including a 1960 Lotus Elite. He treasured the Woodinville Public Library and loved his dogs, his family and his friends.
George was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Marcella Nelson; brother, Patrick O. Myers, and mother and stepfather, Isabelle N. and Orville Myers.
He is survived by his sister, Edith Hamling Broaddus (Don); sister, Nancy Myers Lankhorst (Royal); brother, Bruce Myers; niece, Debora Broaddus Henry (Darcy); nephew, David Broaddus (Joyce); niece, Melissa Myers; niece, Isabelle Lankhorst, two great nieces and three great nephews. A memorial service is being planned for a later date.