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Robert Leroy Unger

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Robert Leroy Unger
July 31, 1934 – Dec. 6, 2014

Unger ObitBob peacefully passed away after a battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 80 years old.
In 1934, he was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He moved to Portland at the age of 9, with his mother, after the death of his young father. Bob lived in North Portland and attended Roosevelt High School, where he was a cheerleader and ran track. He graduated in 1952.

Bob worked for Frito Lay, Inc. for 26 years, until his retirement in 1989, from a regional manager position. During that time he and his family lived in Portland, Boise, Spokane and the Seattle suburb of Bothell.

Bob had many hobbies, but his favorite was being around classic cars and swap meets. So much so, he and his wife began a family business in the mid-70’s called Western Corvette Supply. Western Corvette Supply sold parts, all over the world, for customers’ restoration projects. In addition they had booths in swap meets all over the United States. Bob also enjoyed buying and re-selling cars.

He will always be remembered for his caring personality and the love he had for his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Nancy Unger, his daughter Shannon King, son-in-law Mark King and grandsons Riley and Reece King.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations, in Bob Unger’s name, to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation: Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, New York 10163-4777.

Services were held at Deschutes Memorial Chapel in Bend, Oregon on Monday, Dec. 15. Bob was laid to rest at Douglass Pioneer Cemetery in Troutdale, Oregon on Tuesday, Dec. 16.
Deschutes Memorial Chapel in Bend, Oregon is entrusted with Bob’s arrangements. Please visit www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com to leave an online condolence for the family.

Gerald (Jerry) Olmstead Jr.

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Gerald (Jerry) Olmstead Jr.
Dec. 25, 1962-Dec. 6, 2014

Olmstead ObitGerald (Jerry) Olmstead Jr. was fatally injured in a traffic accident on Dec. 6, 2014. Jerry was born on Dec. 25, 1962 in Seattle, Wash. He is survived by his wife, Paullette Olmstead; son, Jay; daughter, Tabitha Autry; father, Gerald Sr. and step-mother Gloria; mother, Judy Riley and step-father Kenneth Riley; sisters, Teresa Olmstead of Mill Creek and Tina Anderson and husband Mark of Mountlake Terrace; brother, Rob Olmstead and wife Grace of Denver, Colo.; mother and father-in-law Vic and Linda Tate of Baker City, Ore. and nieces and nephews.

Jerry served in the U.S. Navy and was employed on a processing ship in the Bering Sea for 19 years. He loved his family and friends, the great outdoors, life and welding and fabricating metal yard art. He enjoyed repairing cars for his wife, son, brother and sisters and anyone who may need help. Jerry graduated from Meadowdale High School in Edmonds, Wash. and the last 5 years has been an employee at Everett Community College as a grounds maintenance technician. Services are pending for a later date.

Jacqueline Rose Jacobsen

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit JacobsenJacqueline Rose Jacobsen was born on Nov. 17, 1920 in a house in Snohomish, Washington. She was the oldest of three daughters born to Lynnwood Graeme and Marie Antoinette Mitchell. The family later moved to Longview and West Seattle before settling in Marysville. In 1942, she joined the Women’s Army Air Corp and was first stationed in New York where she ranked corporal and was one of the first women to receive a good conduct ribbon. She was then transferred to England and it was during the war that she met the love of her life at a train station in London. Soon after the war ended, she married Jack John Jacobsen Jr. in Piccadilly Circus. The newly married couple was then transferred back stateside to Corpus Christi, Texas. In 1947, their first child Nancy was born and 14 months later, their twin boys were born, Mark and Paul. The family later moved to Olympia, Washington where they raised their children. After Jack passed away unexpectedly in 1979, Jacqueline moved back to be closer to her family members. There she worked for the City of Marysville and was recognized for her contributions to the city’s Historical Society, where she also served as their president.

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Susan Jane (Seymour) Von Beck Turner

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

On the evening of Oct. 16, 2014, Susan Jane (Seymour) Von Beck Turner passed away at her Duvall, Washington home in the loving comfort of her family, after a courageous three-year battle with ovarian cancer. She was 51.

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William “Bill” Lawrence Breen

  • Written by Valley View Staff

William “Bill” Lawrence Breen, 88, died at his home on Nov. 4, 2014 from natural causes. He was born in Roxbury, Massachusetts to working class parents just prior to the Great Depression. His parents separated leaving his mother to raise him and his brother, Dick, during the difficult depression years. He graduated from Boston English High School and joined the U.S. Coast Guard during WWII. He served in the Atlantic War Zone and the invasion of Italy. He later joined the U.S. Army serving in the Pacific War Zone during the Philippine and Okinawa invasions and the occupation of Japan. After his military service, he attended the University of Washington on the GI

Bill, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree. He worked for the Boeing Company in manufacturing engineering and human resources for 35 years. After retiring, he moved to Kalispell in 1991 and built a home on beautiful forested land in the west valley area. His wife of many years died in 1999. He is survived by his loving companion, Margie Gignac, children Jennifer, Colin, Patrick and Shannon, many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Bill has been a strong supporter of working class causes and the underprivileged in our society. He had a good sense of humor and played his guitar and harmonica until everyone left the room. He also liked to dance but not always in step. He and his companion Margie traveled around Montana to visit the small towns. He managed to find the local microbreweries or waterholes and hoisted a few with the locals. So to all who knew him, have a cold one and enjoy life. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at his request.

Johnson - Gloschat Funeral Home and Crematory is caring for Bill’s family. You are invited to go to www.jgfuneralhome.com to view Bill’s guest book, offer condolences and share memories.