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Obituaries


Lillian R. Ginther

   Funeral services were held May 29 at St. Jude Catholic Church of Redmond for Lillian R. Ginther, who died May 22 in Bellevue.
   Mrs. Ginther was born in Arcadia, Wisconsin, August 19, 1919, and had lived in Bellevue since 1994. Before retiring 10 years ago, she worked in retail merchandising at J.C. Penney for 28 years.
   She dedicated her entire life to raising her family, caring for her friends, and her career at J.C. Penney. Mrs. Ginther's family remembers that her concern was never for herself, but always for others.
   Mrs. Ginther is survived by her husband, Thomas Ginther of Bellevue; son, Dennis Ginther and wife Geraldine of Owatonna, Minn.; daughters, Judith Williams and husband Billy of Bellevue and Camille Davis of Issaquah; sister, Marion Pelowski of Winona, Minn.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Ray A. Woolcott

   Funeral services were held May 28 at the Redmond United Methodist Church for Ray A. Woolcott, who died May 22 in Bellevue.
   Mr. Woolcott, 87, was born in Pierre, South Dakota, July 25, 1908, and grew up in North Dakota. The family moved to Kirkland in 1932, stopping along the way to visit old family friends in Wenatchee. There, he met Evelyn Richardson, oldest child of the family, and the two were married in 1939.
   Mr. Woolcott worked in the Kirkland Shipyard during World War II and moved the family to a small farm at Avondale in 1946. He and his wife raised four children there, and lived on the same property ever since then.
   A welder who worked for a logging equipment manufacturer, Mr. Woolcott belonged to the Redmond United Methodist Church since 1950, and was a charter member of the Methodist Men's Group. During the 1940s and 1950s, he was involved with the Avondale Community Club and also served as scoutmaster of the Redmond Boy Scouts in the 1950s.
   Mr. Woolcott was the financial secretary of the Independent Order of Foresters for more than 20 years and enjoyed many camping trips with various Forester groups. He remained active in his retirement, recycling various metals, plastics, and paper products, and doing custom metal fabrication in his home shop.
   He was preceded in death by his daughter, Roberta Rae Christman, and is survived by his wife, Evelyn N. Woolcott of Redmond; son, George W. Woolcott and wife Sharon of Bellevue; daughters, Lorraine E. Ferguson and husband Fred R. of Renton, and Joyce I. Christman and husband Lyle, Jr. of Marysville; a brother, Walter J. Woolcott of Renton; sisters, Hazel Stuart of Bloomington, Minn., Olive H. Mitchell of Bow, and Gladys Kreider of Bethel, Alaska; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
   The family suggests memorials may be made to the Redmond and Woodinville Fire Departments, the Redmond United Methodist Church, or the King County Blood Bank.