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Lela Blumenthal

   Lela "Mickey" Blumenthal of Woodinville died June 9 at the age of 65 after a long battle with cancer.
   The youngest of 10 children, Mrs. Blumenthal was born June 20, 1930, in Sulphur Springs, Arkansas. She moved to Washington with her mother 55 years ago.
   Mrs. Blumenthal worked with her husband in a number of businesses, the last being the Old Chalet Grocery in Redmond.
   She is remembered as a very caring person with great talent. She would often make afghans for friends with new boats or houses. She had an ear for music and could play a tune by ear on the organ, banjo, or keyboard, despite having no formal training. She would often play at the Meydenbauer Yacht Club, where she was a member.
   Mrs. Blumenthal is survived by Irvin, her husband of 42 years; sons Ken and Randy; her daughter Barbara; sisters Helen Manier and her husband David, Bonnie Lawrence, Fran Bryant and her husband Cliff, and Lucille Bottles; and brother Cliff Loveless and his wife Donna.
   The funeral service took place June 13 at Redmond United Methodist Church, followed by interment at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.
   Memorial donations can be made to the Evergreen Hospice, 12811 124th Lane NE Kirkland, WA, 98034.

Dick L. Coleman

   Woodinville resident Dick L. Coleman died June 11 at the age of 49.
   Born February 1, 1947 in Oregon, Coleman lived for a number of years in Seattle before moving to Woodinville six years ago.
   Mr. Coleman is survived by his wife Ramona; daughter Nadine; son Charles and his wife Leighann; brother Allen and his wife Nancy, of Spokane; two nephews; and in-laws.
   Memorial services took place June 15 at the Bauer Funeral Chapel in Snohomish.