Gunnar Neal Carlson, 69, died peacefully, surrounded by family, in Kirkland, Washington on June 26, 2015. Loving husband of Stephanie; adored father of Casey and Corey; dearest brother to Claudine; beloved step-dad to Liz (Eric), Cheryl (Sean), Allan (Whitney); and doting grandpa to Greysen and Cash. Many thanks to the staff at Gene and Irene Wockner Hospice Center and Pastor Mary-Alyce for their wonderful support throughout his final journey home.
Gunnar's funeral service will be held at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church in Kirkland at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 5, with family gathering and fellowship starting at 2 p.m. Reception to follow in fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, Gunnar requested donations to your favorite animal aid or military charity.
Damon “Scott” Cradduck June 26, 1946 - May 24, 2015
Scott was born to Himon and Nellie Cradduck in Compton, California. He is survived by his mother; four siblings; wife of 33 years, Susi; his three children, Lara, Ken and Kathie (Monte); and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father. After Scott retired in 2005 he and Susi divided their time between Woodinville and Heber, Utah. Scott enjoyed fly-fishing on the Provo river with his grandson Dakota and in the winter skiing at Deer Valley. He spent many years as a coach and chief umpire for Redmond West Little League and later volunteered at Evergreen Hospital in the surgical center. His quirky sense of humor and his love of practical jokes kept the whole family entertained. He once said, “If I had a tombstone I would write ‘This time the weight is staying off.’” He was respected, loved and will be missed by many. At his request there will be no service. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Evergreen Fund, c/o EvergreenHealth Foundation, 12040 NE 128th St, MS#5, Kirkland, WA 98034.
With his son, Bob Jr., at his side, Bob Ranard died on June 2, 2015 at his home in Woodinville from complications of pulmonary fibrosis and congestive heart failure. He was born in Helena on Jan. 13, 1945 to Alva Wayne (Bill) and Faye Lorraine (Frey) Ranard. Bob grew up in Helena and graduated with the Helena High class of ’63. He enjoyed his 40th class reunion just two years ago. Growing up, he loved working on his old jalopies and became an excellent mechanic, associating with many friends in the stock car racing circuit before going off to the Navy.
Bob married Carol Shepherd in 1962 and together they had three children. After the Navy, Bob drove buses and semi-trucks until taking a job in 1974 as a master mechanic for a Buick dealership in Seattle. When the gas shortage cost him his job, he bought a dump truck and pup and as owner/operator, provided for his family for the next 30-plus years.
Bob remarried in 1978 to Tawny Fischer and together they had a son, Bob Jr. In 1987, Bob purchased a beautiful 5-acre piece of land in the cedars of Woodinville and built a home where he resided until his death. He had a large shop where he kept and maintained his truck, landscaping equipment, ’dozer and backhoe. When he wasn’t driving his truck, he was doing odd jobs in landscape work.
During his last few weeks, Bob was able to spend quality time with his brother and sister, with visits from his children and grandchildren.
Bob was preceded in death by his mother and father and brother Arlee. He is survived by his children Arleen Ranard of East Helena, Tom Ranard of Seattle, Jerry Ranard of East Helena, Robert Ranard Jr. (Aimee Hollembaek) of Woodinville and Lisa Jacobson of Seattle; his brother, William Wayne (Bill) Ranard (Billie Jean) of Bozeman; his sister, Della Grace Ranard (Bob Johnson) of East Helena; his companion Terrie Hudecek and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Please visit www.cascadememorial.com to offer the family condolences or to share a memory of Bob.
Inurnment with Military Honors 11 a.m., Monday, July 6 Montana State Veterans Cemetery
Grant Leroy Farness died peacefully May 28, 2015. He was born May 2, 1921 in Kintyre, North Dakota, the youngest of five siblings. When his mother died in 1925, the family moved to Willmar, Minnesota. Grant graduated from Willmar High School in 1939 and immediately moved back to Kintyre to live with his oldest sister, Myrtle, and husband Carl Svanes and help them on their farm.
He was drafted into the Army Air Force in 1942, sent to MacDill Field in Florida, and assigned to nursing at the field hospital and then to Air-Sea rescue boats in the Gulf of Mexico. Soon the Infantry needed more men so he was sent to Germany and Austria until the end of World War II.
After the war, he moved to Grand Forks, North Dakota and stayed with his aunt, and was employed as a bus driver and a deputy sheriff. He met Adeline Monsebroten and they married on Dec. 2, 1950.
Grant built the house that he and Adeline resided in for the next 16 years. In 1955, their daughter Karen was born. Grant accepted a job offer from Boeing and the family moved to Bothell in November 1966. He worked there for five years and then got a job closer to home working for the Northshore School District. He retired in 1984. He continued to live in his home until his passing.
Grant was an active member of First Lutheran Church in Bothell: singing in the church choir, ushering and working in the kitchen for All Season’s luncheons.
Grant is preceded in death by his wife, Adeline, in 2007 and his three sisters, Myrtle (Svanes), Lillian (Halvorson), Lorraine (Hoefs) and his brother Willard. His two younger half sisters, Evangeline (Olson) and Thelma Farness have also passed away. Grant is survived by his daughter Karen Farness Holt and her husband Steve Holt, and lots of beloved nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 17, at 3 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Bothell.
Grant loved his two dogs, Ben and Molly. Because they both were adopted from Homeward Pet Animal Shelter in Woodinville, the family would like donations made to Homeward in his honor.
William (Bill) Andrew Bates passed away in his home on May 18, 2015. He was surrounded with the love of his family and friends.
Bill was born Sept. 24, 1957 to Rev. Jack and Mary Bates in Pocatello, Idaho. He was a longtime resident of Duvall, Washington. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents and brothers. Bill leaves behind his children, Jason, Lydia, Dylan and Sam; sister Sarah Bates; his loving companion Barbara Leahy Clark; granddaughter Rosemarie and two grandbabies that are soon to arrive, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends.
There will be a celebration of Bill’s life at his house as he requested with a potluck barbecue.
Instead of flowers, the family has requested to please donate to the Veterans Association or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.