Kayoko Ito

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Kayoko Ito passed away February 21, 2012, surrounded by family. She was 89 years old. Born March 6, 1922, in Los Angeles, Kay was the eldest of the three daughters of Riyo and Miyo Nomura. While interned at Manzanar Relocation Camp during World War II, Riyo introduced Kay to one of his coworkers, Thomas Ito. After the war, Tom and Kay became reacquainted, and on February 16, 1947, they were married. Kay helped Tom run a successful landscape architecture business in Los Angeles for 44 years. She was devoted to family, raising two children and traveling to be available during and after the birth of each of her four grandchildren. Kay and Tom were also active in the community, serving in the Rotary Club for 30 years. After retiring, they moved to Woodinville to be near their daughter’s family.

Nearly everyone who knew Kay received a product of her handiwork. She was an accomplished crafter and would try her hand at any craft, from quilting to crocheting afghans, knitting sweaters and sewing clothes for both people and dolls. She was also a talented artist and won several awards for her paintings, which have been displayed at Woodinville City Hall, Madison House, Evergreen Hospital. She took art classes at the Northshore Senior Center for many years through the Seniors Making Art program.

Kay is survived by her husband of 65 years, Tom; sister, Kiyoko Nomura; daughter, Kathy (and John) Bergstrom; grandsons, Brian (and Julie), Mike and Steve Bergstrom; and granddaughter, Amy Bergstrom. She is preceded in death by son Tom Ito Jr. and sister Fujiko Oda.

Kay was remembered at a private family funeral. Remembrances can be made to Seniors Making Art, 16040 Christensen Road, Suite 316, Seattle, WA 98188.

Eternal Patrol – Loren H. Keating Jr.

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

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

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

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

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit GoodsellJill 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.

Leno Bassett

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Leno  Bassett was born December 6, 1914, in Kellogg, Idaho. He passed away at his home in Woodinville on January 6, 2012, at the age of 97.

Leno is survived by his wife, Antoinette; son, Leno Roger Bassett and daughter, Leanette Bassetti.

Services are scheduled for Thursday, January 12, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Acacia Funeral Home in Seattle.

There will be a brief visitation beginning at 9 a.m. the same day.

An interment service will take place at Cedar Lawns Memorial Park in Redmond, Wash.

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