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Christine Ann Muilenburg

   A funeral mass was held Jan. 27 at St. Jude Catholic Church in Redmond for Christine Ann Muilenburg, who died Jan. 23 in Seattle. Mrs. Muilenburg, 44, had been a resident of Woodinville for 16 years. She was born May 9, 1951 in Long Beach, Ca., and was a licensed practical nurse (LPN) who had worked at St. Charles Hospital in Bend, Oregon and Sacred Heart Hospital in Eugene from 1972 to 1975. From 1975 to 1980, she worked at the Grande Ronde Hospital in LaGrande, Or. When Mrs. Muilenburg came to Washington, she worked in the emergency and critical care departments at Virginia Mason Hospital from 1980 to 1987.
   In spite of a heart transplant she received in 1988, she continued volunteering at area schools and worked with Eastside Catholic Community Services. Mrs. Muilenburg's memberships included St. Jude Catholic Church, the LPN Association, and Redmond PTA. She also volunteered in the health rooms at Margaret Mead Elementary and Evergreen and Inglewood Junior Highs.
   She was a member of the Redmond High School Boys' Basketball Association and was particularly excited when her son Sean played in two state basketball tournaments, although she missed the second one due to an unexpected complication of her illness.
   Mrs. Muilenburg is survived by her husband Michael and sons Sean M. and Casey S., all of Woodinville; brother, David Lansing and wife Jan of Newport Beach, Ca.; and grandmother, Gertrude Whalen of Redmond.
   Memorials in Mrs. Muilenburg's name may be sent to National Marfan Foundation, 382 Main St., Port Washington, NY 11050.

Richard F. Reynolds

   Richard Reynolds, 71, died Jan. 21 at Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland. A long-time resident of Woodinville, he was born March 23, 1925 in Battle Creek, Michigan.
   Mr. Reynolds served in the communications branch of the army during World War II and the Korean War. Following his retirement from the Army, he was an avid ham radio operator, a lifetime member of V.F.W. #2995 of Kirkland, and a volunteer member of King County O.E.M. Mr. Reynolds also enjoyed fishing and traveling.
   He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Jean T. Reynolds; their children, Michael Reynolds of North Bend, Cathy Grimes and her husband James, and Christine Winters, all of Woodinville; his sons, Richard Reynolds and wife Pat, and Michael Reynolds, all of Chicago; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
   Services for Mr. Reynolds were held Jan. 29 at Eastside Four Square Church in Bothell. Internment will be at the Oak Hills Cemetery in Battle Creek, Michigan.
   The family suggests that remembrances in Mr. Reynold's name may be made to Evergreen Hospice, 12822 124th Lane NE, Kirkland, WA 98034.

Genevieve H. Redden

   A memorial service was held Jan. 22 for Genevieve Redden, 80, who died Jan. 20.
   Mrs. Redden was born Nov. 28, 1915 in Gulva, South Dakota. She retired from Troy Laundry in 1983 and had lived with her daughter Gayle in Woodinville for the last 12 years.
   She is survived by daughters Gayle Lillehaug of Woodinville and Judy Davidson of Portland, Oregon; son-in-law, Al Lillehaug; brothers, Bill and Stan Rataezyk, and sister, Veronica Hicks, all of Tacoma. Mrs. Redden's grandchildren include Al Lillehaug and his wife Kerri of Redmond, Tony Lillehaug of Issaquah, and Gary Collier of Seattle.
   The family suggests memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.