Hope Lee

Hope Lee Obituary

user

Age

user

October 6, 2023

user

Des Moines, WA

Hope Elizabeth Lee, age 0 days, of Des Moines, Washington passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2023. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www. greenwoodmempark. com for the Lee family.

Related Obituaries

Gilbert Carbone

Gilbert Carbone

Age - 94

October 31, 2023

Gilbert Carbone passed away peacefully on September 26 in Des Moines, Washington. He was 94. Gil and his identical twin brother, Robert, were born on July 27, 1929 in Plentywood, Montana to Charley and Antonia Carbone. Their father was a section boss on the Great Northern Railroad, and Gil, Bob and their older brother Charlie, Jr. grew up in the section house provided by the railroad along the tracks. After graduating from Plentywood High School, Gil followed the family tradition and went to work for the railroad for four years. While employed with Great Northern, he moved to Billings, Montana. He convinced brother Bob to share his apartment in Billings and enroll in Eastern Montana State College (now Montana State University - Billings). Gil paid the rent while Bob attended school. Later, Gil enrolled and served as Student Body President. He graduated in 1955 with a teaching degree. After a couple of years teaching junior high in Billings, Gil took a job as the field services director for the Montana Education Association (MEA) in Helena. When he saw a photo of first-year teacher Phyllis Johnson on the cover of the MEA magazine, he persuaded a buddy to set him up with her. Two months after their first blind date, Gil and Phyllis were married at the Lutheran church in Phyllis's hometown of Homestead, Montana, just seven miles from Plentywood. Gil and Phyllis moved to Eugene, Oregon, where Gil earned a master's degree at the University of Oregon in 1960. The couple then settled in Everett, Washington, where their four daughters were born between 1961 and 1965. Gil was a faculty member at Everett Junior College, teaching psychology courses. During this time, Gil entered the University of Washington graduate school, studying educational administration, psychology and human behavior and working as the U. W. assistant director of college relations while earning his doctorate degree. In 1965, the family moved to Boise when Gil was appointed executive director for higher education for the Idaho State Board of Education. Gil was awarded his doctorate in 1967, and shortly thereafter he moved the family back to Washington State to take a post as assistant director of the newly established State Board for Community College Education in Olympia. He was employed there until his retirement in 1991. Gil became active in Olympia city government in 1973, when an establishment being built across the road from his family's home applied for a liquor license. He attended a city commission meeting to comment on the liquor application. When the commission meeting adjourned after only 5 minutes, Gil suspected that commissioners were making decisions behind closed doors in violation of the state Open Public Meetings Act. He was outraged. He filed to run for mayor in an attempt to unseat the incumbent. He was dismissed as a "nobody" by the political old guard, but they underestimated him. Though unsuccessful in his bid for mayor, he launched an eight-year campaign to change to a council-manager form of government. His letters to the editor frequently appeared in the Daily Olympian. Eventually, his one-man movement won the support of the League of Women Voters and community leaders. In 1982, Olympia voters passed a ballot measure to replace the commission with a seven-member city council. Gil ran for and won a seat on the newly formed council. Gil served ten years on the Olympia city council. Over the course of his tenure, he chaired the traffic and transportation committee, represented the council on the Intercity Transit Authority and the Thurston County Economic Development Council and served as Mayor Pro Tem. His legacy includes improvements to public buildings, neighborhood parks, streets, parking and traffic flow, stormwater management, and city utilities. The traffic circle at Fourth Avenue and Water Street became known as the "Carbone Carbuncle," (affectionately or derisively, depending on your view. ) He was the primary advocate for construction of the Percival Creek Bridge, paving the way for the revenue-generating Auto Mall as well as improving fire, police and emergency services to that area. Of all his contributions, Gil was most proud of his role in creating Olympia's community foundation. He was a member of the first board of directors of what is now the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound. Today, the Foundation holds over 100 separate funds, serves three counties, and has awarded more than $23 million in grants and scholarships. Gil's hobby as a musician spanned 72 years, beginning as a drummer in an American Legion drum and bugle corps. He played in school and college bands, dance bands in Plentywood and Billings, two civic symphonies, and during his retirement years, he led jazz quartets, quintets and septets playing numerous gigs around Olympia. Combining his love for writing and music, he authored and self-published a book, "A Band for All Seasons," detailing the history of the Washington American Legion Band. Gil is remembered as a gregarious, civic-minded man who was never shy with opinions or expletives. He was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather. His love for his community was second only to his love of family. Gil was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Phyllis. He is survived by his four daughters, Catherine Carbone Rogers and husband Ken, Carol Carbone, Carmen Andonian and husband Michael, and Christine DeBell and husband Jeff; son-in-law Chris Jellison; and 10 grandchildren.Show more

Dorothy Scheppke

Dorothy Scheppke

Age - 74

August 12, 2023

The family of Dorothy Scheppke is saddened to announce her passing on July 29, 2023. Dorothywas born in Livingston, Wisconsin on November 08, 1927, as the first child of farmer and oilsalesman Leroy and Ella Isabel Grunenwald. Dorothy studied Home Economics and Chemistryat the University of Dubuque, and taught Home Economics until her marriage to her husband ofover 50 years, John F. (Jack) Scheppke in 1950. Dorothy and Jack (her "favorite guy") had awonderful marriage that included raising five children. They moved several times, as Jackreceived promotions with the AC/Delco division of General Motors. They raised their family inMilwaukee Wisconsin, Houston and Dallas, Texas and in Cincinnati, Ohio before settling in theSeattle, Washington area for over 35 years in semi-retirement. Jack died in 2002 in Des Moines,Washington. In 2016 Dorothy moved from Wesley Homes in Des Moines to The Waterford inRidgeland, Mississippi to be near her two daughters, Ann McNally, and Margaret Pigott. Dorothy made friends wherever she lived and traveled during her 95 years; she will be missedby family and friends all over the country, from Alaska to Florida, and worldwide. She was anavid reader, and loved to knit, play sudoku and the ukulele and watch episodes of "Seinfeld. "Dorothy remembered many classic songs and nursery rhymes and enjoyed sharing them withher children and grandchildren. She taught at pre-schools for many years in Houston, Dallas,Cincinnati, and Bellevue Washington. Dorothy is survived by all five of her children: Ann McNally of Jackson, Mississippi, Jim (Ann)Scheppke of Salem Oregon, Tom Scheppke (Belen) of San Antonio, Texas, Sue Ellen Barbaro(Nick) of Austin, Texas, and Margaret Pigott (Brad) of Jackson, Mississippi; as well as her sisterGretchen James (Orville) of Dodgeville, Wisconsin, and brother Leroy Grunenwald (Susan) ofLivingston, Wisconsin. There are eight living grandchildren, three great grandchildren, andnumerous nephews and nieces. Dorothy was preceded in death by her grandson (MichaelMcNally) and sister (Diane Gorder) in 2016. Dorothy will be remembered at a private family gathering in Dodgeville, Wisconsin where herbeloved husband Jack and her parents are buried. Memorial gifts would be welcome at:Habitat for Humanity, Mississippi Capital Area https://habitatmca. org/Mississippi Symphony Orchestra http://msoorchestra. com/Show more

Mary Maurich

Mary Maurich

Age - 96

May 9, 2023

Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend ~ Jane Maurich passed away at her Wesley Terrace home in Des Moines, Washington on May 2, 2023 at the age of 96. Jane was born on January 27, 1927 in New London, Ohio to Charles Deward and Myrl Victoria (Shelly) Curry. She gracefully endured pulmonary hypertension for nearly three decades. As a member of the Class of 1945, Jane graduated from Upper Sandusky High School in rural Ohio. She spent the next four years at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green Ohio, graduating with a BA in Food and Nutrition. During her post-graduate internship at the University of Washington she fell in love with her life partner, Al Maurich. They were married for 62 years until his death on August 29, 2013. Jane and Al married July 14, 1951 in Moscow, Idaho where daughters Chris and Marian were born. They returned to Washington when Kathy came along. In 1956, they purchased their first home in SeaTac, where a few years later Nancy and Steve joined the family. They lived in SeaTac for 51 years before moving to Wesley Homes in Des Moines in 2007. They actively and devotedly worshiped at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Tukwila and St. Philomena Catholic Church in Des Moines. Jane worked hard all her life from the early years on the farm, to growing and arranging flowers at the family greenhouse. She began her professional dietetics career as a food service manager at the University of Idaho. Then, she took a professional break to manage her household and raise five children, which we are certain was quite hard work, too! As the children grew, she returned to full-time food management at Weyerhaeuser Research Lab and later at the University of Washington. Jane valued life-long learning and enjoyed reading, singing, traveling with Al, playing bridge and other games, spending time with family, and going to lunch and having a 'grand old time' with her friends. Throughout the years, she volunteered with many organizations, including her church, Pregnancy Aid, the American Legion Auxiliary, and at Wesley Homes. Jane was a special lady who had many special relationships. Jane is Mom to Chris Maurich (Gregor Harrison), Marian (Bill) Joslin, Kathy (Gailen) Steichen, Nancy (Robert) Benoit, and Steve Maurich; Grandma to Matthew, Heather, Michael, Patrick, Peter, Parker, Lorah, and Lane; great-grandma to Lilly, Xander, Isaac and Vivienne; and sister to Polly Baker and June Conine. Her parents, husband Al, daughter Marian, and brother Chuck Curry preceded her in death. Funeral mass on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, 10:00 a. m. at the Wesley Gardens Chapel, 815 South 216 Street, Des Moines, Washington. Reception and graveside services to follow. In lieu of flowers, please give to the charity of your choice.Show more

Find More Obituaries

right arrow