JANUARY 20, 1997

 The Edwards Agency

Local News

Obituaries

Obituaries


Patty Jo Nordahl

   Patty Jo Nordahl of Woodinville passed away on Jan. 17. She is survived by her husband, Jim, of Woodinville; daughter Beth Sullivan of Mukilteo; son Steve of Frederick, Maryland, brother Charles L. Davis of Eugene, Oregon; grandsons Blake and Kyle Sullivan; daughter-in-law Vickie Nordahl; son-in-law Dr. Terry Sullivan; and father-in-law Harold Nordahl of Columbus, Montana.
   She graduated from Montana State University in bacteriology in 1963 and married Jim Nordahl that same year. The family has resided in Woodinville since 1976, except for two years in Brussels, Belgium. The couple also lived in Richland, Washington, and Danville, California.
   Mrs. Nordahl was a devoted wife and mother and an inspirational friend to many of all ages. She spent the last ten years cheerfully carrying ona full life, despite being dependent on an oxygen tank. Her life was cut short by numerous pulmonary emboli that led to chronic pulmonary hypertension. She pursued her interests in freelance writing, art, and gardening with zeal.
   She was a co-leader of the Rainbow Riders 4-H Club of Woodinville, a Girl Scout leader, a PTA leader, on the church council for the Holy Spirit Lutheran Church of Kirkland, and a member of the Woodinville Country Garden Club and the Order of the Eastern Star.
   Mrs. Nordahl's family asks the community to remember her in the early 1980s, leading a horse with a disabled rider astride it and one of her 4-H members alongside. This was the result of her initiative to have her 4-H club be a strong initial supporter of the Little Bit Riding Program.
   A service celebrating her life will be held Jan. 21 at 1:30 p.m. at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church (823-2727). Family and friends are invited to say good-bye Jan. 20 and during the morning of Jan. 21 at Green Funeral Home (883-1102).
   Memorials may be sent to Holy Spirit Lutheran Church or the Lung or Heart Associations.


Darlene Fay Harrison

   Darlene Harrison, age 56, of Woodinville, passed away Jan. 13. She was born Feb. 2, 1940 in Seattle. Mrs. Harrison is survived by her beloved husband of 36 years, Dick Harrison of Woodinville.
   Other survivors include children, Rick Harrison and wife Carol, of Woodinville; Kathy Sabo and husband Doug, of Bothell; Karen Gai and husband Mike, of Woodinville; grandchildren, A.J., Kayla, Ricky, Spencer, Rachel, Nicole, Christina, Erica, and Philip; father, Albert Nienau, of Seattle; brother, William Nienau and wife Lori of Kirkland.
   She was preceded in death by her mother, Ethyl Nienau. She was loved by all and will be sorely missed.
   Memorial services were held Jan. 16 at the Woodinville Community Methodist Church with private interment at Evergreen Memorial Park-Seattle. Memorials may be made to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Fund.


James Masterman Johnson, Sr.

James Masterman Johnson, Sr.    James Masterman Johnson, Sr., died Dec. 30, 1996. He was born on May 24, 1934, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Dr. and Mrs. Emsley T. Johnson, and grew up in Westwood, California. He graduated with a B.S. degree in Business Administration from California State University.
   Before relocating to Woodinville in 1980, Mr. Johnson spent 25 years in the electronics and computer industries, and was director of Industrial Relations for Century Data Systems in Anaheim, California. Mr. Johnson also taught Manpower Management at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, California. He also served as the director of the Los Angeles chapter of the Personnel and Industrial Relations Association.
   In 1981, Mr. Johnson opened Woodinville Goodyear, which he operated with his wife and son until his death. In November 1996, Mr. Johnson began construction on Johnson and Son Goodyear, scheduled to open in Monroe in the spring 1997. His son Jim Johnson, Jr., will continue to operate both stores.
   Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, Shirley; his children, James M. Johnson, Jr., Valerie McConnaughey, and Laura Meyer; grandchildren, Heather Meyer, Holly Meyer, Hailey Meyer, Kurt Meyer, Drew Johnson, and Devon Johnson. Other survivors include daughter-in-law, Sandra Johnson; sons-in-law, J. Michael McConnaughey and Harm F. W. Meyer; sister, Jacqueline Andrews of Edina, Minnesota; and brother, Jerome Johnson of McMinnville, Oregon.
   Memorial donations in Mr. Johnson's name can be sent to the Puget Sound Blood Bank or the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.


John Michael Anderson

John Michael Anderson    John Anderson, 34, died Dec. 14, 1996 in Redmond. A memorial mass in celebration of his life was held Dec. 21 at St. Jude Catholic Church. The Rev. Gerald Lovett was the celebrant. Burial was at Cedar Lawns Memorial Park in Redmond.
   Born Oct. 21, 1962 in Seattle, Mr. Anderson moved to Redmond with his family in 1963. He attended Redmond schools, graduating from Redmond High School in 1981. He worked in the construction industry and helped to form a family business in Woodinville in 1984.
   John enjoyed motorcycling and other outdoor activities, but most of all had great fun with his large circle of friends and family. He was very much loved in return and will be greatly missed.
   He is survived by his daughter Brittany; parents, Mary Jo and Malcolm Anderson; sister, Jeanne Anderson; brothers, Joe and Jim Anderson; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
   The family is very grateful for all the help and support and the many expressions of love and sympathy.