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Carol Lawrence

Sep 07, 1949 - Nov 08, 2023

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Kirkland, WA

Carol Lynn Lawrence, age 74, of Kirkland, Washington passed away on Wednesday, November 8, 2023. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www. sunsethillsfuneralhome. com for the Lawrence family.

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Janice Carol Evans

Dec 24, 1936 - Feb 13, 2024

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Kirkland, WA

Janice Carol Evans of Redmond died from complications from her lungs/heart on February 13,2024 at Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland, WA. She was 87. Janice was born on 12/24/1936 in Missouri to Vella Rose Annette Leake and Raymond Junior Leake. She was raise by her Grandma and Grandpa (Leona and Elbert Leake) She moved to Keokuk, Iowa where she attended school and met her future husband Dale LeRoy Evans. They were married October 11,1953. Janice liked to garden and had a tremendous gift of sewing. She could sew anything without a pattern! She really enjoyed being on a bowling team, writing poems, and liked when the family would get together in her back yard for dinner.Her true passion was her love for music and dancing! Janice was known for her strong will right up to the day she passed. She was preceded in death by her daughter Melody C Eldred (2013), son in law Douglas C. Mohney (2013), husband Dale L. Evans (2003), son Ricky D Evans (1956), father Raymond J. Eller, and mother Vella R. Ridgley (Leake) 1976. Surviors include her daughters Pamela D. Fischer (Bill) of Edmonds WA , KimberLee J. E. Mohney of Post Falls ID; grandchildren 6 boys and 1 girl…Travis L.Drake of Kirkland WA, Tyler B. Drake (Tonja)of Sagle ID, Kyle J. Eldred of Cle Elum WA, Jeffrey R. Eldred (Teanna) of Carnation WA, Conner W. Eldred of Snohomish, WA, Daren J. Mohney of Rathdrum, ID, Andrea M. Schneider (Cole) of Post Falls ID. Great grandchildren; Reagan,Murphy and Aiden (Tyler&Tonja) , Henry (Kyle), Kasen ,plus 1 (Andrea & Cole) and of course all nieces,uncles and cousins from all over who have indeed impacted her life. A Graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday March 1, 2024. This will be at the Tahoma National Cemetery 18600 S.E.240Th St Kent, WA 98042 followed by a brief Celebration of life at 4:00-5:15p.m. 7802 168th Ave NE, Redmond (cabin house) – parking only around the perimeter of the park. Please bring stories you would like to share. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations be sent to Evergreen Hospice,12822 124th Lane N.E. Kirkland 98034 or to Aegis Living 4585 W Sammamish Parkway NE Redmond,WA 98052

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Russell Norman Banks

Aug 06, 1947 - Feb 12, 2024

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Kirkland, WA

Russell Norman Banks passed away peacefully at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, Washington, on February 12th, 2024, at the age of 76.Russ was born on August 6th, 1947 to Betty Lofgren and Nathanial Banks. He attended Lakes High School in Lakewood, WA, where he lettered in wrestling and was also the captain of the wrestling team his senior year.After High School, Russ enlisted in the US Navy, and served in the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged and received a Purple Heart during his time in the military for his role in a rescue mission. When he left the military, he finished his academic journey at the University of Washington, earning a Bachelor’s Degree.Russ then began his professional career, which included time as a senior buyer for the Bon Marche, a salesman for Ethan Allen Furniture and Thomasville Furniture. He enjoyed making business connections, and was lucky enough to travel the world to destinations such as Italy, Spain, England, and not to mention the many states he was able to visit, his favorites being North Carolina and New York (his trip to the Baseball Hall of Fame was always a topic of discussion).Russ was an avid Seattle sports fan. He would never pass up an opportunity to have a conversation about the Seahawks, Mariners, and he would definitely let you know how much he missed the Sonics! He was also a very big fan of anything that had to do with Elvis Presley, which was shown by his massive collection of vinyl records, and his tendency to always play Elvis songs during the holidays.Russ is preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Erika Banks. He is survived by his grandson Ben Hagen, his son Chris Banks, granddaughter Haley Banks, Brothers Steve(Heidi)Banks and family, Daniel(Jona)Decker and family, sisters Linda Ross , Sheila(Jack)Winter and family.

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Kenneth Donald Sturges Jr.

Oct 02, 1953 - Dec 28, 2023

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Kirkland, WA

Kenneth Donald Sturges Jr., known to all as Ken, passed away on December 28, 2023, at the age of 70. Born in Miles City, Montana, on October 2, 1953, and raised on the plains of Iowa, Ken’s journey led him to Kirkland, Washington, where he wove a tapestry of strength, compassion, and quiet introspection. Ken’s life was marked by a dedicated balance of service and personal passion. After graduating from Lake Washington High School in 1971, he met his lifelong love, Irene David, an encounter that preluded his distinguished service in the United States Coast Guard as an Electronics Technician, Rank E-6. Their marriage on July 2, 1977, was not just a union of hearts but also of minds, enduring over four decades. Professionally, Ken’s versatility shone through. His career at Interpoint and later as a truck driver for Swift highlighted not just his technical prowess but also his love for solitude and reflection. His achievements in safety, recognized by over two million safe driving miles, mirrored his meticulous nature and commitment to excellence. Ken’s resilience in the face of personal loss, including the untimely passing of close friends and family members, underscored his profound strength and depth. Despite these challenges, he found joy and solace in life’s simple pleasures, like his evenings spent with a cigarette, a glass of Black Velvet and Coke, and his thoughts. His participation in a bowling league showcased his social side, balancing his introspective nature with a love for friendly competition. His unwavering devotion to his family was exemplified in the care he provided for Irene during her long illness. This period, while challenging, highlighted his incredible strength of character and depth of love, a love that he also extended to his children, Rev. Alfred Sturges and Sanjeevi Sturges, his daughter-in-law Michelle, and his beloved grandchildren, Elisha and Honna Leigh. Known for his quick wit and intellect, Ken’s contributions to the community were significant. He was a cherished Sunday School teacher at St. John’s Episcopal Church, where his lessons went beyond faith, instilling values of kindness and service. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 10th, at 2 pm, at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Kirkland, WA. The service will include the committal of Ken’s ashes in the church’s columbarium, alongside his beloved wife, Irene David. In lieu of flowers, donations are welcomed at St. John’s Episcopal Church in his memory. Ken’s legacy is not just in the lives he touched or the achievements he made, but in the quiet moments of kindness, the laughter shared, and the wisdom imparted. He leaves behind a legacy of resilience, love, and an indomitable spirit that will continue to inspire those who knew him.

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Pat Cronin

Feb 03, 1933 - Feb 03, 2024

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Kirkland, WA

Pat “Patty Lou” Cronin, peacefully passed away surrounded by love on her 91st birthday, February 3, 2024, under the passionate care of providers at EvergreenHealth Hospice Care Center in Kirkland, Washington. She is now dancing in the heavenly gardens! She was born on February 3, 1933, in Great Falls, Montana, to the late Julius Paulson and Lilly (Paulson) Alsaker. Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Cronin, her father Julius Paulson, her mother Lilly Alsaker, her brother Forest Paulson and her companion, Dick Mellis. She lived in many areas surrounding Great Falls, including Raynesford and Belt for 57 years. Wanting to be closer to family she moved to Kirkland, WA in 1990. Pat was a remarkable woman who had a zest for life that was truly inspiring. She was known for her kind and caring nature, always putting others before herself. Pat had a heart of gold and was a great listener, offering a shoulder to lean on and words of wisdom to those in need. She had a timeless sense of style and was always a classy dresser. Her greatest joy was spending time with her large family, especially having all of her daughters together. Her adventurous spirit took her on many journeys throughout her life, and she embraced every opportunity that came her way...especially a good happy hour! Pat was an energetic woman that could never sit still. Gardening, ballroom/tap dancing,and golfing were some of her favorite activities. She also enjoyed playing games with her friends and family, creating laughter and friendly competition...and sometimes she might have even cheated ;) She loved a good party especially her infamous Super Bowl birthday bashes and it’s no surprise that she chose her birthday to make her grand departure, ensuring it would be a date impossible to forget! Don and Pat co-owned and operated Don's Twin Freez in Riverview, Great Falls, where they created lasting memories for countless customers. Pat served as a care companion for several local seniors, providing much needed assistance and joy to their lives. Additionally, she worked as a merchandiser for McCormick Spice Company in the Greater Seattle area. Pat's dedication extended beyond her professional life, as she volunteered her time with various organizations. She was an active member of the Altar Society at St. Luke's and St. Joe's Catholic Churches in Great Falls and a member of the Seattle Children's Hospital Guild. Pat also volunteered at the Seattle Children's Thrift Store in Redmond, WA and served many countless hours over 20+ years on the Landscape & Gardening Committee at Springtree Condominiums, where she resided. Pat was a devoted mother to her 6 daughters: Linda Klein (Sequim, WA), Donna Bureson (Dallas, TX/Phoenix, AZ), Susan Geiger (Kirkland, WA), Julie Parkhurst (Kirkland, WA), Lisa Cronin Mitchell (Las Vegas, NV) and Nena Hartman (Atlanta, GA). She cherished her role as a mother and took great pride in raising her daughters. Pat was also a loving grandmother to 12 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren which she absolutely adored. A memorial service to celebrate Pat's life will be held on Sunday, May 12, 2024, at Sunset Hills Memorial in Bellevue, WA. The specific time will be announced closer to the date. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Pat's memory to the “Hospice Fund” at EvergreenHealth https://evergreenhealthfoundation.com/donate/ Pat Cronin will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. She leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and a zest for life that will continue to inspire generations to come. Pat’s story was one of a life well-lived! “Until we meet again at that great party in the sky”.

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Robert J Wishon

May 01, 1933 - Jan 21, 2024

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Kirkland, WA

Robert J Wishon, age 90, of KIRKLAND, Washington passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2024. A graveside service for Robert will be held Saturday, February 17, 2024 from 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM at Greenwood Memorial Park Funeral Home, 350 Monroe Ave Ne, Renton, WA 98056.

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Alice Mae Bottem

Sep 12, 1933 - Jan 14, 2024

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Kirkland, WA

Alice Mae Bottem, 90, of Kirkland passed peacefully on January 14th, 2024 after ten days of hospice care and in the presence of family. Alice was born September 12th, 1933, in Flasher, North Dakota to Fred and Corrine Klein. During the depression years of the late thirties, the family moved from their nearby farm in Freda, North Dakota to Enumclaw, WA. In 1946, she moved to Kirkland where her parents started Mountain View Pickle Company on ten acres east of what is now Evergreen Hospital. She shared many stories of pickling cucumbers and working in the family business. It was during this time she met her future husband, Joe, at Trinity Lutheran Church in the youth group. She attended Lake Washington High School and excelled on the bowling team. After graduation in 1951, she attended college in Minneapolis, Minnesota to study nursing. She returned to Kirkland and married Joe in 1953. They started family life in Bremerton where Steve was born in 1954. Moving back to Kirkland, she worked for a year at the National Bank of Commerce until Mike was born in 1956. Diane joined the family in 1957. In 1959, they built a home in Juanita and welcomed Paul the same year. The family was complete with the arrival of Susan in 1962. Mom made sure home was always a warm and welcoming place. Besides her family, there was always room in her home for neighbors, friends, missionaries and even a German exchange student. She consistently shared the blessings God bestowed. She had the gift of hospitality. In 1974, Alice and Joe built a beautiful new home on ?ve acres in Woodinville. The home became a focal point for family gatherings and where many happy memories were made. They continued to live in the home until the summer of 2023 when ill health forced them to move to an adult family home and then to Madison House in Kirkland. Alice enjoyed many activities. She competed in league bowling in her adult years with both her sister Aggie and good friends. There were many winters when she would get her children o? to school and then catch the bus to the mountains to go skiing. Sewing clothes for herself and the family was a necessity with ?ve growing children, but also something she enjoyed. Later, quilting became a hobby, and many beautiful quilts were produced in Woodinville. Alice loved music. As life became less active in the later years, she got a lot of joy listening to all her records, tapes, and CD’s. Alice carried on both Norwegian and German family legacies through food, with a heavy emphasis on Norwegian and , which has continued to be a tradition for both her children and grandchildren. Food “canning” included freezer jams and keeping the cucumber pickle recipe alive through her children and grandchildren. Alice kept busy, was hard working, and accomplished in her role as homemaker. Alice was active in Our Redeemer Lutheran Church until her health limited her activities. She led and hosted many women’s bible study group for several years, was a crucial member of their Women’s Missionary Fund, and helped with a variety of children’s ministry programs. She had the courage to take family car camping trips with ?ve kids, even on occasion without Joe when he couldn’t get time o? from work. Purchasing a camping trailer did make it an easier adventure and continued to create special memories for her children and grandchildren. After Joe’s retirement in 1995, she and Joe enjoyed traveling. They visited the colonial historic sites and saw the east coast fall colors. Hawaii, Norway and condos in Depot Bay and Leavenworth were some of their favorite destinations. Alice was known by all for her faith in God, her warm and caring personality, as well as being an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She had a generous heart, full of love. She will be deeply missed by family and friends but she remains within our hearts knowing we will be reunited one day. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Joseph Bottem, children: Stephen (Lorraine) Bottheim, Seattle, Michael (Janna) Bottem, Ellensburg, Diane Gordon, Bothell, Paul (Kim) Bottem, Snohomish, and Susan (Scott) Martin, Woodinville, 10 grandchildren: Ashley (Brot) Traxinger, Snohomish, Carmen (Damon) Hintzman, Janesville, WI, Peder Bottheim, Glacier, Washington, Kaitlyn Martin (Nate Conrad), Everett, Jon Erik Bottheim, Seattle, Keila Gordon (Alex Schmale), Richland, Alexander (McKenzie) Martin, Lynnwood, Sarah Bottem, Bothell, and Kaira Gordon, Navarre, Florida, and four great-grandchildren: Liam and Jack O’Malley, MacKinley and Hudson Traxinger and nieces Gail (Randy) Doty and Shellie (Tony) (son, Wyatt) Wornell. She is also survived by her aunt, Gladys Greggs, Seattle, and cousins Tom (Elaine) Greggs, Seattle, Dwight Greggs, Seattle, Paulette (Damon) Fletcher, Bothell, Bob (May) Heltsley, Olympia and Sharon Siemer, Hesperia, CA. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Agnes Marie (Jim) Fifer, grandson Brian Van Camp and niece Laurie Hamlin. A memorial service to celebrate Alice Bottem’s life will be held on February 3rd at 1:00 PM, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 11611 NE 140th St, Kirkland, WA 98034. In lieu of ?owers, please feel free to donate to World Vision in honor of Alice’s memory.

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Taraneh Samimi

Aug 01, 1953 - Jan 24, 2024

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Kirkland, WA

Taraneh Samimi, age 70, of Kirkland, Washington passed away on Wednesday, January 24, 2024. A prayer service for Taraneh will be held Tuesday, January 30, 2024 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Evergreen Funeral Home and Cemetery, 4504 Broadway, Everett, WA 98203, followed by a graveside service from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM.

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Tim Alan Dorsey

Sep 16, 1961 - Jan 07, 2024

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Kirkland, WA

Tim Alan Dorsey was born on September 16, 1961, in Tacoma, Washington. He passed away on January 7, 2024, in Kirkland, Washington, at the age of 62. Tim worked as a long-haul trucker. To send a flower arrangement or to plant trees in memory of Tim Alan Dorsey, please click here to visit our Sympathy Store.

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Carol Carter

Jan 20, 1962 - Jan 09, 2024

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Kirkland, WA

Our dear Carol passed away 1/9/24 with her dear Jim by her side. Daughter of long time residents of Kirkland, Susan and Robert Carter. She lived in Kirkland for many years and attended Lake Washington high school. She is survived by her partner James Leitch, all her children: David, Daniel, Christopher and Benjamin Bertram, her sisters: Cynthia Carter Obtinario, Jennifer Carter Brink, a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She is predeceased in death by our parents and our youngest sister Nancy Carter Leitch.Memorial/Celebration of life will be held at Snohomish Eagles Feb. 3 at1PM with potluck following.

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Carol Larson

Jan 01, 1951 - Jan 05, 2023

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Kirkland, WA

Carol Larson passed away peacefully on Friday, January 5 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Carol was born in Vallejo, California to father Bill and mother Rose. She was the oldest of four including her late brother, Jim (2017), and sisters Linda and Lisa. As a child, Carol loved roller skating and in high school she began her lifelong role as a cheerleader, always ready with an encouraging word and her signature megawatt smile. Carol graduated from Vallejo High School in 1969, and after earning her associate degree, began working as a legal secretary. While living in Davis, Carol met her late husband Gene (2023), the love of her life, at a college party. Gene swept her off her feet with grand gestures and adventure throughout their courtship and long, happy marriage. The couple was engaged on Christmas Eve and then married on Valentine’s Day in 1976. Carol and Gene settled in the Bay Area, spending their days working and their evenings and weekends roaming around in their Alfa Romeo, sometimes even chartering a plane, the sources of many tales for their daughters later in life. In 1982, Carol gave birth to daughter Jenni and officially assumed the title of “Best Mom Ever”. The family of three relocated to Washington in 1984 and a year later, the family was complete with the arrival of daughter Jess. Carol often said the best years of her life were spent raising her family in Timberline. Carol was a favorite amongst all the neighborhood kids and pets, always offering a snack such as her homemade pumpkin bars, a fresh box of Cheez-It, or a dog treat for a four-legged friend. She busied her days driving carpools and spending time with her girls. Lazy picnics at Pine Lake, hours spent waiting during ballet lessons and recitals, rainy afternoons cheering from the sidelines during fall soccer, and patiently hand holding during countless orthodontist appointments, Carol was an ever-present and always cheerful mom. Her special touches included hand-sewn Halloween costumes (the Care Bear and Raggedy Ann were favorites) and heart shaped notes in school lunches. These are just a few examples of the many ways that Carol showed her abundant daily love to her family. Beyond her own family life, Carol was a volunteer with the Fred Hutch Guild, an avid member of the neighborhood book club, a confirmation leader and active member of Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church, and a regular volunteer and later employee of her girls’ school, Redmond El., where she met lifelong friend, Janice. Carol played golf and tennis with her husband and other couples, walked every morning with dear friend Jennifer, and even dabbled in Jazzercise (sometimes on a video cassette in the living room with her girls). Always full of surprises, her husband Gene took a job in Warsaw, Poland where the couple lived for several years. Being based in Poland allowed the couple to take many European adventures, several of which included their daughters and one soon-to-be son-in-law, even going as far as to visit parts of Asia and later, New Zealand. After a few years abroad, the two came home to spend more time with their daughters and to sail the Puget Sound. During this time, their family grew to include two sons, both of whom Carol doted on as if they were her own. Jenni and Ryan were married in a lovely Hawaiian oceanside wedding that turned into a favorite family trip in 2007. In 2008, Jess and Charlie were married in Woodinville during the holidays, a special evening that Carol loved planning with Jess. In the years that followed, Carol beamed during regular “Sunday Dinners” with two additional chairs at the table and loved cooking big meals with lots of second helpings for her kids. Many of these family dinners ended with games, most of which Carol won. A lifelong lucky lady, Carol was known to have asked “What happens when you run out of bonus Yahtzee on your score card?!” which yielded eye rolls from the kids and quickly ended all the games. Always ready for a round of Kings in the Corner and a lot of laughter, Carol was the heartbeat and soul of the Larson-Baldwin-Wickers family. In more recent years, Carol enjoyed spa days with her girls, weekends away in Bellingham, Cannon Beach, or Napa, sailing adventures with Gene (often venturing off the grid and out of cell reception much to the girls’ chagrin!), and movie nights on the couch with Gene and their beloved dog, Gracie. Carol was a lover of holiday traditions and always made Christmas especially joyful. A constant smiling and positive force, many were not aware or would quickly forget that Carol was a warrior. She endured a nearly two-decade-long battle with cancer navigating more than anyone could imagine. Never fazed, her strength and smile made her a quick favorite of any and all medical staff, winning them over by asking about their lives and remembering details from visit to visit. The family is incredibly grateful to not only the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington Medical Center (specifically the ICU and oncology staff), but also to all her friends who stepped in to support Carol throughout this journey. 2023 was a difficult year for Carol as she lost her husband and lifelong best friend, Gene, to a swift battle with pancreatic cancer in March. Yet, Carol soldiered on to be able to meet her granddaughter who was born that summer, becoming a doting Grammy. Carol was a light to all and will be sorely missed. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be directed to the in Carol’s name. A memorial service is planned in Carol’s honor on Saturday, February 10 at 2:30 pm at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church in Kirkland with a reception to follow. All family and friends of the Larson Baldwin Wickers families are invited to attend the service. The family welcomes you to sign the virtual guest book by sharing a favorite story about Carol. Whether you are able to attend the service or not, Carol’s family also invites you to honor her in one of the following ways:

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