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Lance DeYoung

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

DeYoung obitLance DeYoung, 76, beloved husband and father, was called to his eternal resting place on April 15, 2017. He was born to Milford and Frances DeYoung. He is survived by his wife, Rosemary DeYoung; sons, Craig DeYoung and David DeYoung; stepsons, David Segura (Amanda), Michael Segura (Monica), and Stephen Segura; six grandchildren, Noah, Isabella, Jonah, Ava, Sadie, and Ryan; and his brother, Larry DeYoung and wife, Arlene. Lance served in the United States Air Force from May 1965 to January 1, 1987. Lieutenant Colonel DeYoung flew F-4E’s in the air defense mission. He continued flying personally many years thereafter. He was active at Ridgecrest Christian Church, Air Force Association, Tau Beta Pi, Cessna Pilot Association, Neighborhood Association, and numerous charities. A Celebration of Life service was held Friday, April 21, 2017, at Ridgecrest Christian Church, 5300 Eastern Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Interment followed the Celebration Service at Gate of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, www.pancan.org. Our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Kenneth Smith, his staff, and other doctors, nurses, medical personnel who assisted at Presbyterian, to UNMH cancer center medical personnel, Presbyterian hospice, PCM staff and caregivers and the many wonderful and supporting family and friends. Please visit our online guest book for Lance at www.frenchfunerals.com.

Burke Gordon Barker

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barker obitBurke Gordon Barker
(1945 - 2017)
 
April 24, 1945 - March 15, 2017 Burke Gordon Barker passed away peacefully March 15, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Bellingham, Washington on April 24, 1945. Burke’s family soon moved to Everett, Washington where he graduated from high school in 1963. Burke headed off to Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio where he was President of his fraternity, Alpha Sigma Phi, editor of the yearbook, The Mariettana, and was elected to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities in his senior year. Most importantly, Burke met the love of his life, Jeanne Capri, on spring break in Florida. Their attraction was immediate and their relationship flourished throughout their undergraduate and graduate years. Burke went on to receive his MBA in International Finance from Rutgers University. After his graduation from Rutgers, Burke served in the U.S. Army. He was proud of his service to his country and received a Purple Heart after sustaining life threatening injuries in Vietnam. His recovery was long and painful, but never once did he complain. Burke and Jeanne were married in New York in April 1970. They moved to the Northwest where he worked in his family’s lumber business; Summit Timber Co., for 20 years. He was steadfast in his commitment to his community, serving on local bank boards and running political campaigns throughout the city and state. He also served as a chairman of United Way in Snohomish County. When he left Summit Timber Company, he started a number of small businesses, but was most proud of his creation of Empire Home Remodeling, where he partnered with his wife to create a local business that will carry on his legacy. As a resident of Woodinville, Washington, he continued to be an integral part of the community as a member of Woodinville Rotary, President of Seattle Execs and the Evergreen Fly Fishing Club. Burke’s many interests included gardening, fly fishing, hiking, yellow labs, golf and Husky Football... Burke pursued his passion for fly fishing by traveling the world with close friends and spending time on local rivers. A devoted father, he spent time teaching his daughter, Gena, the joys of the Northwest and sharing with her his love of fly fishing, hiking and his adoration of animals... especially yellow Labs. Burke is survived by his beloved wife, Jeanne; and their daughter, Gena Barker Schirer and son-in-law Alex Schirer. His adorable granddaughter, Lauren Capri Schirer will miss her “Pop” greatly and wishes she could have introduced her brother, Brooks Burke Schirer, to her “Pop”. Burke leaves his loving sisters, Linda Spear of Seattle, Washington and Diane Kieland of Everett, Washington, as well as his sister-in-law, Joyce Kranda and brother-in-law Michael Kranda of Medina, Washington along with his many wonderful, caring nieces and nephews. A celebration of Burke’s life will be held Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Bellevue, 1717 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA. Reception for friends and family to follow. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that a gift in Burke’s name be sent to support Dr. John Yu’s cutting edge brain tumor research at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California. We are grateful for the extraordinary care that Burke received there. Donations to be made to Cedars Sinai with a memo line Dr.Yu – Burke Barker, Cedars Sinai Hospital, Attn: Paola Werstler, 8700 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048. Donations may also be sent in Burke’s name to Evergreen Foundation -Hospice @ 12822 124th Ln., Kirkland, WA 98034 where Burke received outstanding care.

Gary Kenneth Gamble

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gamble obitGary Kenneth Gamble, 56, of Woodinville, WA, passed away peacefully on March 2, 2017 following a short illness. He was born in Seattle on March 12, 1960 to Eugene Edward and Adah Caroline (Kottke)Gamble. During the early years of his life the family lived in the greater Puget Sound Region, eventually settling in Woodinville in 1968 where Gary attended Cottage Lake Elementary, Leota Junior High and Bothell Senior High School.  

After his schooling was completed in 1978 he worked in the construction industry for ten years until he began his career in municipal government with the City of Issaquah in 1988. During his 29 years in government his dedication and hard work earned him several promotions, including Construction Inspector in 1998. He served in this capacity building roads, bridges and plats for the cities of Issaquah, Lynnwood and eventually Redmond and is fondly remembered by all that he worked with. Gary was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed spending time in the mountains logging, hiking, hunting, camping and jeeping. He especially enjoyed spending time with family, friends and his grandchildren and was loved for his dedication to his family, great sense of humor, quick wit and his desire to always help someone in need, especially a fellow jeeper.  

Gary is survived by fiance Susie (Oppedal), son Chris Gamble (Diana) of Waddell, AZ, son Cory Gamble of Woodinville, daughter Carly Gamble (Travis Finch) of Woodinville, grandchildren John Cote, Michael Cote, Jacob Gamble, Jackson Gamble and Taylor Finch, and brother Leroy Gamble (Patricia) of Woodinville, sister Fleeda Newcombe (Gary) of West Seattle, sister Adah (Cookie) Harn (Tommy) of Lacey, brother Mike Gamble (Juanita) of Antioch, CA, brother Pat (Ann) of Summerville, SC, sister Kathy Hunt of Lacey, brother Steve Gamble of Port Orchard, and sister Marsha Holbrook (Bob) of Port Orchard. He was preceded in death by his parents and by sister Maria Gamble and brothers Jerry Gamble and Darrell Gamble.

A Celebration of Life for family and friends will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 13th in Coupeville, WA at United Methodist Church located at 608 N Main Street.

Paul Schaus

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

schausPaul Henry Schaus passed away peacefully, at home, on April 12, 2017. He was predeceased by his first wife, A. Romaine (Rayhill) Schaus after more than 50 years of marriage. He is survived by his second wife Nola Deierling Schaus; his children, Steve (Ellen), Jon (Dee), Faith (David Waschke), Margaret (Jim Noonan); 11 grandchildren; and, 12 great grandchildren. He is also survived by Nola’s children, Dale (Kathryn), Joni (Don Siewert), Dell (Renee); her 4 grandchildren; and, her 3 great grandchildren.

Paul was born in Cornelius, Oregon, on January 14, 1923 to the Rev. Paul H. Schaus, Sr. and Elsa (Dittrich) Schaus. He was the third of 5 siblings and the only son.  He was predeceased by his parents and 3 of his sisters.  His youngest sister, Lenore Dolphin, survives him.

The Schaus family moved from Oregon to Snohomish in the mid-1930’s where Paul’s father served as pastor of Zion Lutheran Church for nearly 3 decades. Paul graduated from Concordia High School in Portland, Oregon in 1941.

Paul served with the 487th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion in the Pacific Theater during WWII. He earned the Bronze Service Arrowhead, the Philippine Liberation Medal and the WWII Victory Medal. He was honorably discharged in February 1946 with the rank of Technical Sargeant.

Paul worked for Weyerhaeuser for 33 years, rising from work in the planing mill to Sales Supervisor. He retired in 1984.

While working full time, raising a family, and maintaining a small farm, Paul attended school at night to earn his college degree. His dedication and persistence paid off when he received his BA in Business Administration from the University of Washington in 1972. 

A gifted and self-taught carpenter, Paul built “the cabin”, a family vacation home, near Granite Falls, overlooking Mt. Pilchuck and the South Fork of the Stillaguamish River. It was the site of many wonderful gatherings for family and friends.

Service to church and community was an important part of Paul’s life. He was a congregation member of Zion Lutheran Church in Snohomish from his teenage years until his death. He served Zion in many capacities, including president, trustee, and elder.  Paul was also active in the United Way of Snohomish County, the Everett Chamber of Commerce and the Snohomish Tillicum Kiwanis.

Paul was loved and admired by all who knew him. His deep faith in God was demonstrated in his kindness, loyalty, honesty and ability to love unconditionally.

Paul loved gatherings of family and friends; rooting for the Mariners, Seahawks and Huskies; raising big, beautiful vegetable gardens; making jam to give as holiday gifts; and, his John Deere tractor. His passing leaves a huge void in our lives and hearts. He will be greatly missed.

Funeral services were held at Zion Lutheran Church, Ave. A and 4th Street, Snohomish, WA at 1:00 p.m. on April 24, 2017. Graveside services and reception followed.

Remembrances may be made to Providence Hospice of Snohomish County or Zion Memorial Fund.

Christine Marie Wright

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Wright obitChristine Marie Wright, age 20, daughter of Jason and Michelle Wright of Woodinville, WA passed away March 13, 2017 of heart failure. She was born in Winston Salem, North Carolina on July 26, 1996. She attended High School in both Eagle, ID and Woodinville, WA and graduated from Woodinville High School in 2015.  She was attending Brigham Young University-Idaho in her junior year studying Public Health with an emphasis in Biotechnology.

Christine was an incredible joy to her family, who had waited many years to welcome her to their family through the blessing of adoption. She was an artist and musician, playing piano and other instruments. She was active in sports and an enthusiastic reader who loved learning, taking AP classes and earning enough college credits in high school to start college as a sophomore.  As a high school student she participated in a college level programming class and led her team to win first place in Washington State and 3rd place at Nationals. She also earned her CNA and again won the state competition and participated in Nationals.

She was wonderful with children and was a favorite aunt to her niece and nephews. She was an active member of the LDS faith and earned her Young Womanhood Recognition and Honor Bee, and graduated from seminary.

Christine was a cherished daughter of her earthly parents, and a valiant, obedient daughter of her Heavenly Father. 
To know Christine was to love Christine.

Christine leaves behind her parents Jason Richard Wright and B. Michelle Wright of Woodinville, WA, siblings Heather E. Bradshaw, her husband Lyndon R. Bradshaw of Farmington, UT and their three children, as well as her brother Spencer J. Wright of Woodinville.

A memorial service was held Saturday, March 25th,  at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 18860 NE Woodinville Duvall Rd.

A funeral service was held in Sandy, UT on Saturday, March 18th, burial at Elysian Burial Gardens, 1075 East 4580 South, Salt Lake City