John Nebinger

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John Nebinger
John Nebinger passed away on March 18th, 2019 at the age of 67. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2018. He is survived by his son, Paul Nebinger (Wife Corey), granddaughter, Maisie Nebinger, mother, Edna Nebinger and brother, Scott Nebinger.
John was the oldest son of Edna and Richard (deceased) and grew up in Walnut Creek, CA, although the Nebinger Family is originally from Pennsylvania. While in high school, John dreamed of playing for the NBA and was passionate about basketball. He graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Marketing.
John did some world traveling when he was young and lived in Japan for a short time where he learned conversational Japanese and cooking. Later on, he became an avid runner and completed 3 marathons. He liked sushi, fun coffee shops, family BBQ’s at home and an occasional cigar. John baked amazing homemade pies that were the highlight of Thanksgiving every year.
When his 2 sons were growing up, he often talked about how much he would have enjoyed teaching and coaching athletics, but he was firmly established in his career in industrial sales. While the children were growing up, the family hosted several Japanese exchange students who enjoyed talking to John in their own language. John had many accomplishments, but he was most proud of his boys, Paul and Bradley. He spent all of his free time with his sons, being the happiest in their company.
Tragically, Paul’s brother Brad passed away at the age of 24, due to a medication reaction that caused him to stop breathing. This sent the entire family into a long period of overwhelming sadness. But what none of us could have foreseen, is that the Lord would arrange a special joy for John in meeting his first grandchild shortly before his death.
John spent his last days surrounded by family and friends in the hospital and hospice where he was  prayed for and loved by all. He was very appreciative of the kindness expressed by people throughout his illness. His patience and gentleness will always be remembered. He left his home on earth for a greater adventure in Heaven with our Savior.

Linda Lee Mason

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Linda Lee Mason, age 72, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019 in Kirkland, WA.  A celebration of life will be held by family and friends on Sunday, March 31, from noon to 3:00PM at the Mason’s home in Woodinville.  In lieu of flowers, please donate to Evergreen Hospice Center in Kirkland, WA.  For more information visit BARTONFUNERAL.COM.

Shirley H. Van Noy

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Shirley H. Van Noy passed away peacefully on February 25, 2019 at the age of 101. 
Shirley was born in Hollywood, Washington on February 18, 1918 to Fred and Agnes Mattson.  She grew up in the Redmond / Woodinville area where she met her husband of 67 years, Ralph G. Van Noy.
Shirley and Ralph enjoyed many years of card playing, fishing, golfing, gardening, and entertaining.  You could stop by at any time of the day or night, and she would hand you a drink and feed you (whether you wanted it or not!).  When the grandkids were sick and she was caring for them, she would give them scrambled egg sandwiches and chocolate milk (which immediately made them feel better).
Shirley loved to spend time with her family and friends.  She was an avid bridge player for most of her adult life.  Her love of gardening showed in her yard and many beautiful pots.  She loved to shop and finding a bargain was one of her greatest joys. 
She was a loving wife, an amazing mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend of those lives she touched.  She will be remembered for her strong will, generous heart, and her love of hosting parties and people!
She is survived by her three children:  Jim Van Noy (and wife Mary), Sandra Van Noy Michaels (and husband Mike), and Stacey Van Noy; 7 grandchildren: Mindy, Melissa, Mitch, Monica, Karra, Krista, and Kiley; and 11 great-
grandchildren: David, Juliette, Kinley, Kelsey, Walker, Winston, Noni, Caden, Savannah, Jack, and Macallan.  Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph (2000), and sister, Imo Dunn (1995).
The family would like to express their appreciation to the wonderful caregivers of Lake Hills Blvd Adult Family Home where she lived for the past 5 ½ years.  Immense gratitude to Brenda Mouw for her long time love and support and the many manicures/pedicures she gave her over the years.
In Shirley’s memory (and her love of cats), please consider donating to Homeward Pet Adoption Center: 13132 NE 177th Place, Woodinville, WA  98072 or

Jeffrey David McMahon

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Jeffrey David McMahon, 70, was born December 19, 1947, passed away peacefully on November 24, 2018 at 1st Choice Adult Family Home in Bothell. Jeff was a sweet, kind soul whose impact on his family and friends is a legacy to be remembered.
Jeff was the youngest member of a family with deep seeded roots in the Woodinville and surrounding areas.  Jeff’s parents, John & Helen McMahon, along with his entire family have been active local community participants spanning nearly 100 years.  The family farm on Hollywood Hill has been an icon for that entire time.
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Sara Anne Verble

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Sara Anne Verble passed away on February 23rd. She was 21 years old. Sara died suddenly of a pulmonary embolism at the end of a walk with her boyfriend Alex and her beloved dogs. Sara was born in Orange, CA and moved to Woodinville with her parents in 2003. She attended
East Ridge Elementary, Timbercrest Junior High and graduated from Woodinville High School in 2015. Sara was attending UW Bothell and was studying towards a computer science degree. She lived with Alex in Bothell.
Sara worked full time in a technical position to compliment her college work. Along with work and college, she took care of her two ‘babies’, dachshunds Murphy and Max. Her dogs were her pride and joy. Sara had the technical mind but was also an artist. She had three online stores selling her art creations. Dachshund and other dog art were her favorite. She said it made her happy to see her art make others happy. Sara had a promising future. She had intelligence, artistic ability and the drive to do what she set her mind to. She would have had a life full of great things, but it was a life cut short. All the plans, hopes and dreams of a beautiful 21 year old will never come true.
No memorial has been scheduled yet. She is survived by her parents, Kevin and Joanne Verble of Woodinville, boyfriend Alex Rodriguez and many relatives in California, England and Canada. The tears for Sara have been truly international. The love and caring shown for her has been overwhelming. She will be missed dearly. For myself, her father, and my wife, we will think of her every day until we can be with her again. As her dogs were her pride and joy, she was ours.