Caroline Julia (King) Watts

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Obit Watts
Caroline Julia (King) Watts left this world on May 22, 2019 after a short hospital stay. She was born June 10, 1952 and was a long time Woodinville resident. She spent 32 years at Unigard Insurance and in 1981, married Lloyd Richard Watts. They had two children, Janet Lantz (Nick) and Richard Watts. Lloyd preceded her in death in 2007. Her grandson, Caleb Watts, held a special place in her heart. She is survived by her parents, Roy and Jane King, brother Ken King (Mona) and sister Michelle Tuck (Ron). The family would like to thank the nursing staff at Swedish Edmonds Campus, especially Stacy Sorenson for their compassion and support. A reception will be held on Friday, June 7th 1pm-3pm at Bothell First Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall 10207 NE 183rd St, Bothell, WA 98011

Katharine (Katy) Hoesel

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Katharine (Katy) Hoesel 82
In the deepest of sadness, I am posting to let you all know that our beloved Mom, Katy Hoesel, passed away on May 5th, with Chris and I by her side. Our father, Walt, left us three years ago. Mom was an active volunteer for the Snoqualmie Senior Center and in the last couple of years, her years with the Adult Day Program were still spoken of, despite her severe dementia. She returned to teaching shortly after they moved to Duvall and enjoyed many years in the school district with specially talented children and teens.
She is survived by my brother and myself and our spouses, and her two beloved grandchildren, Maddie and Katy.
Your lovely words and memories of her are so very appreciated and treasured by us.
Lisa and Chris Hoesel

Jack James Lobdell

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Jack James Lobdell
September 14, 1927 - January 9, 2019
Beloved partner, father to four, grandfather friend to so many, and a man of so much love. Please join us for his memorial at the Monroe Community Senior Center on May 19th 2019 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. There will be lots of photos, food, and a loving space to share your memories of him.

Charles S. “JAKE” Williams

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Charles S. “JAKE” Williams age 87, passed away Friday, April 26th, 2019 peacefully at his home in Snohomish, Washington.  He was born May 17, 1931 in Redmond, Washington.   A Logger, he grew up in the tall timber stands of Washington. He served in the US Army stationed in Germany, later returning to Redmond where he married the love of his life, Edith Cook. They were married 64 years. She survives him along with their four children:  Stan, Mike, Dan and Laura. Five Grandchildren: Lisa, Amy, Kyle, Sarah and Katie-Marie, a Greatgrandchild Sophia and Sons in law, Hud, Paul and Teagin.  Throughout his life he worked hard, loved good political banter and a stiff drink of whiskey and water while finishing his night with a song. 
A memorial to celebrate his life will be held May 7, 2:00 p.m. at Cedar Lawns Funeral home in Redmond Washington. 

Bernard “Bernie” Edward Ackerman

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Bernard “Bernie” Edward Ackerman, long-time resident of Bothell, WA., passed away on April 2nd, 2019, at the age of 88.
A native of Cle Elum, Bernie was born on July 6th, 1930, to parents Henry and Anna Ackerman. After graduating from Cle Elum High School, Bernie earned his B.A. and M.A. in Music Education from Washington State University.
Bernie came to Bothell High School in 1955 where he would initially teach band, choir and music theory for eight years. He then continued conducting the BHS Marching Band and Symphonic Wind Ensemble for an additional 18 years until retiring in 1982. During his 27 years at BHS, his music groups consistently won regional, state, and national acclaim for excellence. During his tenure in the Northshore School District, Bernie also became the first district music coordinator for as many as 20 elementary and secondary schools, a position he would also hold until his retirement.
Some of the awards and honors Bernie received included The Distinguished Music Educator Award (NW Bandmasters Association), the Citation of Excellence (National Band Association), and was selected for the inaugural class of inductees for both the WMEA Hall of Fame (1998) and the Bothell community’s Wall of Honor (2010).
Bernie selflessly served his profession by not only serving on the Washington Music Educators Association board from 1972-1980 but also served as president for WMEA from 1976-1978.
A respected mentor to hundreds of students, Bernie’s passion for his students and his profession was clearly evident when he would often reiterate, “I love teaching kids through music!”
Bernie was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy, and is survived by daughter, Anna, of Kirkland, WA.
Lifetime Celebrations by Washelli in Bothell, Washington, will be handling the arrangements and you may leave comments on their website, The funeral will be held on Friday, May 10th at 11AM, at St. Brendan Catholic Church, 10049 NE 195th St., Bothell, 98011. A reception honoring the memory of Bernie and Dorothy will be held immediately following the service in the church narthex.