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Margaret Dunlap

   Margaret "Tiny" Dunlap passed away on April 24 at the age of 71. Margaret was the founder of the "Litte Bit Special Riders Program" in Woodinville in 1976. Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1960, Margaret discovered that horseback riding provided physical therapy for children and adults with disabilities such as hers. With funding from the Woodinville Lions Club and community businesses, she established the program with a scholarship funded instructor and four students from Sorenson. Her courage, tenacity, and belief in the program left an internationally-known Woodinville legacy that continues to serve those with disabilities.
   Born and raised in Topeka, Kansas, Maragaret attended high school in Denver. A resident of St. Rose's Home, she attended business college and became a secretary for the Union Pacific Railroad. She applied for a job as a flight attendent for Continental Airlines. At 5'2", she did not meet the basic requirements for height, but convinced the supervisor into hiring her. She eventually became Chief Stewardess for the airline and later flew for PNA and United Airlines on DC-3's, Convairs, and Constellations.
   Maragaret loved tennis and played competitively. She was also an avid outdoorswoman and experienced mountain climber and was a member of the the Seattle Mountaineers. She climbed many peaks in the Northwest and Colorado, but her favorite was Mt. Rainier. She loved her children, dogs, horses, and mountains.
   Margaret is survived by her four children: Kathy Aho, Lynnwood; Heidi Dunlap, Seattle; Brian Dunlap, Des Moines; and Mark Dunlap; Seattle; four grandchildren; and Sergei, a German Shepherd.
   Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 10, at 11 a.m. at Beck's Funeral Home in Edmonds. In lieu of flowers, the family requests all rememberances be sent to Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center Program, 19802 NE 148th, Woodinville, WA 98072, in memory of Margaret Dunlap.

Samuel A "Boss" Berry

   Sam Berry was born September 24, 1899 in Eastonville, Colorado. He passed away April 25, 1997 at Evergreen Vista in Kirkland. Sam, his wife, Helen, and boys Stan and Don came to Woodinville in 1935 from Los Angeles, California, on their way to Alaska to homestead. It was many years before they got to Alaska, not to homestead, but in construction work. Sam was the job superintendent on many projects in Washington, Oregon, Montana, and Alaska.
   They left Woodinville for several years and then returned in 1982 to build a house next door to son Stan and wife Gladys in 1982. In his later years, Sam loved to garden, read, and watch the Seattle Mariners play.
   Sam leaves Helen, his wife of 80 years, son Stan and wife, Gladys, son Don and his wife Ellen, six grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews in Colorado.

Robert Wright

   Robert Wright, Woodinville resident and former commissioner for Woodinville Fire & Life Safety District, passed away last Friday after a long illness. Robert was past potentate for the Nile Shrine Temple. Memorial services will be held at the Nile Shrine Temple on Wednesday, May 7, at 7 p.m. The Nile Temple is at 205th and I-5.