Jeffrey Marantz

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Obit MarantzJeffrey Marantz passed away on February 21, 2017, in Bellingham, WA. He was born to Brian and Shelley Marantz on July 19, 1996, in Kirkland, and lived in Woodinville.

Jeffrey was a junior at Western Washington University, studying computer science. He graduated from Woodinville High School in 2014, where he was the drum major for the marching band. Jeffrey played baseball in the Woodinville Little League and Woodinville Baseball Club, and also played soccer in the NYSA. Jeffrey loved playing video games on his Xbox One and his PC, hanging out with his friends, and spending time with his two pet beagles, Porter and Tove. As well as being survived by his parents, Brian and Shelley, he is also survived by his brother Steven, and his grandfather George Marantz of Palm Springs, CA.
 Funeral services for Jeffrey were held on February 26, and he is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Snohomish.  Jeffrey left us too early, but touched many, as seen from the overflowing outpouring of support since his passing.  He will be greatly missed.

Dorothy Rhodes Forsyth

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Dorothy Rhodes Forsyth
March 13, 1919 - January 19, 2017

Born in Milton, MA, Dorothy passed peacefully in the Vacaville, CA home of her daughter, Sandy and son-in-law Bob Dale.  Prior to living in Vacaville, Dorothy spent several months a year staying with her daughter and Woodinville resident, Jean Fowler. She attended many Woodinville Garden Club events and generally enjoyed her time with her Washington family.
Dorothy is remembered for her volunteer work especially with the Girl Scouts of Northern California. She loved music and played both the piano and accordion. She was also a great puzzle worker and enjoyed solving a challenging crossword or jigsaw puzzle.
She is survived by 3 of her loving children, Jean Fowler, Douglas Forsyth and Sandra Dale, 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Her kind and generous spirit will be missed by all who knew her.
A graveside memorial will be held at 2 p.m., March 5, 2017, Oak Hills Funeral Home & Memorial Park in San Jose.  408-297-2447

Michael Mueller

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obit-Mueller5 2Michael Mueller, 95, of Woodinville, passed away on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017. He was born April 17, 1921 in Beardsley, MN, son of the late Michael Philipp and Mary (Westenmeyer) Mueller. Michael married Elizabeth Craine in 1942 at Camp Walters, TX. He was a United States Army Veteran of WWII and a prisoner of war in Germany. Michael was a member of the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks, Disabled American Veterans, American Ex-Prisoners of War and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing. Michael is survived by his wife of 74 years. He has two sons: Michael Mueller and wife Louise, grandchildren Danielle and Arlondo; Kevin Mueller and wife Sharla, grandchildren Robert and Cassandra; daughter Kathleen Dettner and husband Christopher; great-grandchildren Kevin, Jameson, Liam, Tuff and Sealy; and granddaughter-in-law Erin. He was preceded in death by three brothers and seven sisters. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, February 22nd at 1 p.m. Arrangements are by Lifetime Celebrations, 18224 103rd Ave NE, Bothell, WA 98011.

Theresa V. DeRosier

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Theresa V. DeRosier, 102, of Bothell, WA, passed away on Monday, February 6, 2017. She was born April 21, 1914 in Beardsley, Minn., the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Westermeyer) Mueller. Theresa married Earl S. DeRosier in 1932. He preceded her in death on January 29, 2003. Theresa was a member of the North Creek Grange Hall and enjoyed gardening, fishing, playing cards, dancing, spending winters in Arizona. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Theresa is survived by her daughter, Beverly Jane Santiago and husband Michael; five grandchildren, Teresa Pinnell, Daniel Reasoner, Vicky Martens, Clifford DeRosier and Ron DeRosier; three great-grandchildren, Jenna, Tory and Teddy. She was preceded in death by her son, Clifford DeRosier; brother, Michael Mueller and grandson, Stephen Reasoner.
A service to celebrate Theresa’s life was held February 13, 2017 at Lifetime Celebrations by Washelli, 18224 103rd Avenue NE, Bothell, WA  98011.  

Raymond C Burhen

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Raymond C Burhen of Duvall, Wash. was born September 9, 1927 in Oklahoma City, OK. On his 13th birthday, his family moved to Seattle where he graduated from Queen Anne High School at the age of 16. He then attended the University of Washington, interrupting his stay at UW during World War Two to join the United States Navy, where he continued his studies in the Naval Pilot’s program, as well as The Montana State School of Mines and Colorado School of Mines. Upon receiving his Honorable Discharge from the Navy in 1947, he returned to the University of Washington to finish earning his bachelor of arts degree with emphasis on engineering and zoology. After graduation, he purchased and ran a sawmill in Stillwater, WA (midway between Duvall and Carnation.) When the Korean War began, Burhen was drafted into the United States Army where he served in the 25th Medical Battalion, running a Dental Aide Station. With his service completed in 1954, he returned to Seattle where he began a 35-year career at Boeing. Working primarily in program planning as an aerospace engineer, he was part of teams which designed, engineered and developed the B-52 Stratofortress, the Hickam and SAGE projects, AWACS radar, Hydrofoil, and Space Shuttle among others, before retiring from Boeing in 1987. Work of all types was fun for him and in his free time Burhen tended up to 200 cattle, cut wood, baled hay, raised fields of corn, had a vegetable garden and performed the various jobs associated with running an 80-acre farm. He also enjoyed walking in the woods to oversee his various real estate interests. In 1978, he built Duvall’s Depot Village Mobile Home Park virtually by hand, operating it for nearly 35 years before selling in late 2012.

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