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Evelyn May Shrewsbury

   Funeral Services were held June 7 at Greens Redmond Funeral Home for Evelyn May Shrewsbury, who died June 4 in Edmonds.
   Mrs. Shrewsbury is survived by her husband, Don Shrewsbury of Puyallup; her son, Gerald Aker of Tacoma; her daughter, Nancy Finch of Woodinville; three stepdaughters; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
   The family suggests memorials to Alzheimer's Foundation, Puget Sound Chapter; 120 Northgate Plaza, Suite 316; Seattle, WA 98125.

Edith Louiso Azure Owen

   Funeral services were held June 8 for Edith Louiso Azure Owen at her home in Redmond.
   Ms. Owen, 61, was born in Ft. Belknap, Harlem, Montana, July 2, 1934, and had lived in Redmond for over 30 years.
   Ms. Owen was an elder in the Native American Three Generations Storytelling circle. She loved creating Native American dolls with traditional clothing, and enjoyed attending Pow Wows and sharing Native American culture with her family and friends.
   Ms. Owen is survived by her longtime companion and best friend, Roger Handegard; her son, Bill Owen of Shoreline; her daughter, Julia Elzea of Snohomish; her sisters, Maxine Binder and husband Dave of Bellevue, Melba Juarez and her husband Angel of Montana; and 11 grandchildren.

Jack Willey

   Funeral services were held June 8 at the Happy Church of Kirkland for Jack Willey, who died June 5.
   Mr. Willey, 65, was born in Guthrie Township, Minnesota, Mar. 23, 1931, and had lived in Redmond for 60 years. Prior to his retirement, he worked as a janitor at Overlake Hospital.
   Mr. Willey is survived by his wife, Alice; son Steve Willey and wife Sonni of Woodinville; daughters, Jackie Dutton and husband Frank of Gold Bar, and Gail and Jeannette Willey of Woodinville; brother, Wayne Willey and wife Hazel of Hermiston, Oregon; sisters, Aleitha Stone and her husband Al of Anacortes, and Doris Reece of Woodinville; and seven grandchildren.
   The family suggests memorials to the Happy Church or the American Lung Association of Washington at 2625 3rd Ave., Seattle, WA 98121.