Written by from Seattle Times
Clemens Himmelspach of Woodinville, Washington died December 17, at the age of 79 at Overlake Hospital Bellevue, Washington.
Clemens was born April 13, 1933 in Oliver County, North Dakota. He was the second of six children born to Joseph and Monica Himmelspach.
Clem is survived by his devoted wife, Leona of 58 years and their four children: Paul Himmelspach, Arlington, Wa., Patricia (Dan) Caufman, Bothell, Wa., Pamela Smith, Everett, Wa., and Paulette (Sean) Bauman, Woodinville, Wa.
He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Kevin and Kimberly Caufman, Dustin Smith, Cole and Chadd Himmelspach, Cody and Jessica Bauman. Also surviving are Clem's two brothers: Frank (Kathy) Himmelspach, Mesa, Az, Jim (Betty) Himmelspach, Prinsburg, Mn and two sisters: Darlene (Ray) Kautzman, Mandan, ND, Deloris Nordaby, Mill Creek, Wa.
Clem is also survived by numerous loving nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and his wife's siblings.
Clem was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Tom Himmelspach.
Clem started life on the family farm in Oliver County, ND and attended rural county school. He met a girl from a neighboring farm and on September 27, 1954 married that girl, Leona G. Heck and subsequently had four children.
While living in North Dakota, Clem worked for Northern Pacific Railroad and also gave 2 years serving his country in the United States Army.
In 1968 Clem moved his young family to Seattle where he joined his bother-in-law, Edward Heck, in the window business, which relocated to Woodinville, Wa in 1970. Clem and his brother-in-law also built, owned and operated H&H Mall in downtown Woodinville.
For many years, Clem was involved in the Woodinville Lion's Club and served a term as President. He was a member of the Woodinville business community for 42 years.
Clem took great joy in being a father and a grandfather. Sunday's you could find him in the kitchen making homemade chicken soup and salad for his children and grandchildren, even if he was not sure they would drop by - but just in case- and some always showed up.. Just last week, Clem collected and engraved small flashlights - one for each grandchild - and gave it to them with a note card that said, "May this light of love always show you the way home. Love, Grandpa"
Clem loved to cook: grilling, making home-made German sausage, soup, dessert; creating something in his wood shop; planting vegetables and flowers; hunting and fishing - there was always some project being completed. Golfing was a passion.
Clem will be greatly missed by his family and all those who knew and loved him.
"Well done good and faithful servant. Now enter into the kingdom which your God has promised you." [Matt 25:21]
Times for prayers and gathering to celebrate and remember Clem Himmelspach:
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church, 17856 NE Woodinville Duvall Road, Woodinville, WA 98077 on Friday, December 21, 2012; 7:00pm
Christian Mass of Resurrection:
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church, Saturday, December 22, 2012; 10:00am.
Burial following luncheon: Holyrood Catholic Cemetery, 205 NE 205th St., Shoreline, Wa. 98155
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to: Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church Building Fund or Disabled American Veterans, Seattle #2
Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
A lifetime member of the Sammamish Valley Grange, Frank Baker passed away Nov. 14, 2012 at home.
He was born in 1924 in Malta, Montana. He had a very full life. In World War II he served under General Patton and later went to the University of Washington where he joined U.S.A.F. ROTC.
He graduated from the U.W. with a bachelor of science degree in engineering.
He had many experiences during the Cuban missile crisis and the Anchorage earthquake.
After marrying Wilma Washke, they both became grange members (local, county, state and national) for many years, raising their combined family of seven children.
Frank was also an engineer in Seattle for the Burlington Northern Railroad. All these years he kept involved with the grange, promoting small scale farming in our valley and elsewhere.
He was president of Sammamish Valley Grange 10 years in a row and several terms after that.
He represented the grange by joining Woodinville’s Chamber of Commerce when it was newly formed and was given the honor of becoming a “citizen” of Woodinville, attending their monthly meetings.
He was so knowledgeable about so many issues and always had an understandable solution to them.
When the Sammamish Valley Alliance was formed, the grange sponsored it, as they are so concerned, trying to save what land is left for farming, dairies, poultry farms and 80 acres of vegetable farming.
Frank is survived by his wife, Wilma, children, grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. He will be missed by so many who knew him.
Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
Pauline Linch was the first daughter of Clifford and Cora Linch, born on November 18, 1919, in Huntington Park, Calif. After growing up in Washougal, she met and later married Hugh Anderson of Edmonds, Wash.
The couple eventually settled in Innis Arden and shared a love affair few married couples have ever known, lasting just short of 60 years — until Hugh’s passing in July of 2000.
The Andersons were proud supporters of University of Washington athletics, and Pauline didn’t leave us until she got to see the end of the Apple Cup.
Both Pauline and Hugh could often be found on the golf course and were long-time members at Sand Point Country Club, as well as Sunland CC, Inglewood CC, and Bear Creek CC.
Now, after 12 years of waiting for his “Pawnee,” Hugh and Pauline can finally tee it up together again.
Pauline was preceded in death within the past few months by her sisters-in-law, Lois Anderson of Federal Way and Agnes Nilsen (Anderson) of Seattle.
She leaves behind two daughters, Carole Romasanta of Sequim and Jeanne Hannah of Woodinville, along with four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
Ellen Wagner of Woodinville, Wash., passed away peacefully on October 27, 2012, at Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland, Wash., with her family by her side after a long-fought battle with breast cancer.
Ellen, the daughter of Daniel and Ellen Nelson, was born on October 21, 1935, and grew up in Chicago, Ill.
She married Albert Wagner, with whom she lived in Arlington Heights, Ill., until his death on September 10, 2000.
After a brief time in Ohio, Ellen moved to Woodinville, Wash., to live near family.
She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Laura, and son-in-law, Jay Evans and her grandchildren Drew and Elise Evans, all of Woodinville.
Her greatest happiness was her family and she so enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, who loved their days with grandma.
Ellen was very knowledgeable about current events and enjoyed discussing and debating politics.
Ellen also enjoyed her outings about town to the local businesses of Woodinville.
Ellen worked at Johnson Controls, among other companies in Chicago, before marrying Albert.
After Albert retired in 1980, Ellen worked at ACCO International for 18 years before retirement.
Besides her loving family, she leaves behind two sisters-in-law of Struthers, Ohio, Dorothy Wagner and Louise Wagner, and many nieces, nephews and friends in Ohio and Chicago.
Besides her parents and husband, Ellen was preceded in death by her brother, Daniel Nelson, Jr. A memorial service for Ellen was held in Struthers, Ohio, where she was buried near her husband.
Memorial donations may be made to Union Gospel Mission in Seattle.