Harry Paul Seese

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seese obit6 nHarry Paul Seese passed away at home in Duvall, Washington, on April 28, 2017, holding the hand of his wife of 62 years.

Harry (Tim to family) was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to Harry and Pauline (Jelinski) Seese on January 4, 1932. He spent his childhood years in Deer Park, Ohio, moving with his family to Westchester, California in 1947. Harry graduated from Venice High School and entered Loyola University in the Air Force ROTC program. (He later attended Loyola Law School in Los Angeles where he earned his Juris Doctor.) 

Harry graduated in 1953 and spent the next four years stationed around the South as a jet pilot for the US Air Force. In Westchester he met Margaret Cathcart, and had the good sense to marry her in 1955.

After leaving the Air Force, Harry and Margaret made their home in Covina, California where they raised their family of three daughters. His career included Air Force pilot, engineer, decades in private practice as an attorney in Covina and acting as a Judge Pro-Tem in the San Gabriel Valley.

After retiring, Harry spent several years living in Crestline, California before moving to Duvall, Washington, to be closer to his youngest grandchildren. 
Throughout his life he remained interested in a wide variety of subjects, was an avid reader with broad knowledge and was the family’s “Google” long before the internet was invented.  He was a raconteur who enjoyed telling stories from his life and experiences. In retirement, he continued with his love of woodworking, traveled widely, and took classes in genealogy, short story writing, and his last favorite pastime, wood carving.

He was proud of his military service and his years spent flying. His greatest pleasure though was time he spent with his family, what he considered to be the best achievement of his life. This was especially true of his grandchildren, for whom no playhouse or tree fort (with patented pulley-system for easy delivery of snacks) was too complicated that he shouldn’t build it for them.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Margaret (Peggy), his three daughters Laurie Garcia (Frank), Kimberly Eldred (Kirk), Cynthia Stevens (John), grandchildren Michael Garcia, Claire Garrott (Gil), Tessa Eldred, Stephanie Stevens, Shawn Stevens, Lisa Witzel, Emilie Petersen, three great-grandchildren, and his sister, two nieces and a nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother. A private memorial was held on May 4, 2017.  Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Association.

Russell Ore

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit Russell OreRussell Ore, 90, passed away peacefully at home in Ellensburg, WA on May 20, 2017. He was born June 22, 1926 in Pony, MT to Lucy and Hector Ore. He shared a wonderful childhood with his late siblings Catherine Gerard, Louie and Don Nokes. He married his beloved late wife, Doreen June Barnes, in 1951. They shared a loving and beautiful life together with four children. They were married for 54 years before she passed away in 2005. Russ is survived by his children Cary Ore (Joanne), Vern Ore (late wife Janine), Lanny Ore (Pat Cahill) and Leeanne Wilburn (Glenn). He was blessed with seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren with one on the way.

Russ joined the US Army in 1944. He served our country for two years leaving with an Honorable Discharge. He led a long career as a truck driver before retiring from Woodinville Lumber in 1988. Russ had a passion for horses and camping but his true love in life was family.

Services will be held on Sat. June 10, 2017 at 3pm. The service will be held at the Woodinville Methodist Church, 17110 140th Ave NE with a reception to follow.

Carol Dianne Plough

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Photo - Carol PloughCarol Dianne Plough was called to her Heavenly Home on Thursday morning May 11, 2017. She was born January 13th 1943 in Laurium, Michigan to Arne and Martha Sturos. She was 74.

Carol was the youngest of six children and grew up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Lowell (her husband) accepted a job with Boeing, and the family moved west to Seattle in 1966.  They then moved to Helena, Montana in 1968, and then moved back to Laurium, Michigan in 1969. The family moved back to the Seattle area in 1974, and settled in a home in Woodinville where they lived the last 43 years.

She battled health trials for 40 years and despite the difficulties it brought, God blessed her with a positive disposition which was remembered by all who met her.

Carol is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Lowell Thomas Plough. Her children Roger Plough (Iris) of Spokane, Christine Ojalehto (James) of Hanover, MN, Cheryl Hakso (Mark) of Lake Stevens, Mark Plough (Gretchen) of Snohomish, Carla Davison (Mark) of Snohomish, Corrine Wittenberg (Marv) of Monroe, Jeff Plough of Seattle, Catherine Plough of Grand Junction, CO, Charlotte Petaisto (Mikko) of New Castle, CO, Hazen Plough (Anna) of Masala, Finland, and Ward Plough (Mandy) of Longview. Her sisters Marianne Peterson and Kathleen Keplinger and brother John Sturos. Also 70 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her daughter Connie Suzanne Plough, brothers Robert Sturos and Thomas Sturos, and her parents Arne and Martha Sturos.  Carol was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend and she will be deeply missed by all who knew her. 

This phrase from the serenity prayer typifies Carol Plough, “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.

Sandra ‘Sandy’ Brady

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Sandra ‘Sandy’ Brady

On April 30, 2017 in Huachuca City, AZ, the garden gate opened for one of the most splendid gardeners, Sandra (Sandy) Brady.  Those she is meeting will rejoice in her wonderful food.

Sandy was born in Des Moines, IA on November 14, 1940. She was married to James V. Brady on April 23, 1960, They were married for 52 years.

Sandy was a phenomenal parent supporting her daughters in all of the escapades. She was a great gardener, and enjoyed taking those vegetables and fruits and creating the best food and desserts.

Sandy is survived by loving daughters, Kimberly Shockley (John) of Reno, NV; Kelly Brady of Huachuca City, AZ; Kristen Hamilton (Bob) of Seattle, WA; Karin Hopper (Mike) of Woodinville Washington; grandchildren Taryn Barnato (Pete), Tyler Hopper, Zachary Shockley, Alyssa Hopper, Samuel Stern and Sarah Stern; sister Mary Ellen Appel (John); nieces and nephews; and the rest of her family and friends.
Sandy is preceded in death by her husband, James V. Brady; as well as her parents, Harry and Brenda Ericksen.

Reed William Warren

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Warren Reed

Reed William Warren moved on to be with the Lord on April 8, 2017. Reed was born in Omaha, Nebraska on November 29, 1935. To continue the Celebration of Life and Remembrances, please visit