On Saturday, November 10, 2018, at the age of 84, Dorothy Ann Ackerman passed away peacefully with both her husband Bernie Ackerman and daughter Anna Marie Ackerman at her bedside. Dorothy was born on July 17, 1934 to parents Edward and Beryl Smith in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. During WWII, her father packed up the family and moved to Traceton, Washington so her father could work at the shipyards in Bremerton, Washington.
After the war, they relocated to Seattle where Dorothy attended Lincoln High School and later, the University of Washington, gaining a degree in Home Economics. She was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority and later served on the Alumni Management Board.
Dorothy met Bernie Ackerman when interning as a teacher at Bothell High School. Dorothy began a job teaching in Renton and one year later, on June 15, 1957, they married. Later, Dorothy began teaching how to tailor in the Northshore Adult Education Program. Dorothy had a very inquisitive mind and was unafraid to try new and different things. She loved gardening and was a wonderful cook and most gracious host. She was supportive of her husband Bernie and his work. Dorothy will forever be remembered by the many lives that were brightened by her warm smile and sense of humor. She had a warm and caring heart. She was particularly fond of cats, however, many raccoons and squirrels soon discovered a ready handout from her at the backdoor.
At Dorothy’s request, there will be no funeral service. A Celebration of her life, however, will be announced after the holidays. Dorothy will be cremated and laid to rest in the Woodinville Cemetery in Woodinville, Washington. Lifetime Celebrations by Washelli in Bothell, Washington will be handling the arrangements and you may leave comments on their website.
Craig Coolidge Haskell, loving husband, father and papa, born on 9/20/1942 in Portland, Maine, passed away at age 76 on October 27th at his home in Redmond, WA, surrounded by his family. He was a long-time resident of Woodinville and first moved to the Raintree neighborhood in 1976. He lived in the town until 2001, when he and his wife purchased a home in Trilogy Redmond. An avid soccer player, history buff, dog-lover and founder of Seattle furniture business, Commercial Office Interiors, Craig lived a full life. But, if you asked him what his greatest life accomplishment was, he would say loving and raising his family. Craig is survived by his wife, Lois Haskell, three children, seven grandchildren, and three great grand-children. In lieu of flowers, the Haskell family would like donations to be made to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
Robert “Bob” Leslie Corner, age 81 of Bothell, Washington passed away on October 21, 2018. Bob was born to Ivan and Laura Corner of Bothell, Washington on December 26, 1936. A 1955 Bothell High School graduate, he left to serve his country in the Air Force from 1955-1959 and received an honorable discharge. After the Air Force, Bob found his passion in what he would describe as the “best profession on the planet” - the Fire Service. During his long and distinguished Fire Service career, he achieved the ranks of Chief of the Bothell High School Junior Fire Department, Bothell Fire Inspector and Fire Chief, Fire Marshall for King County Fire District 26 in Des Moines and Fire Chief for King County Fire District 36 in Woodinville. He was also past President of the Washington State Fire Chiefs and Firefighters Associations.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers Ivan Jr., William and John Corner. He is survived by his daughters Christine Corner and Lisa Griffith (Dennis), by one grandson, Robert Erickson (Caitlin), and longtime partner, Alice Darrow. He was a loving father, proud grandpa, dedicated firefighter and caring person with a great sense of humor who will be greatly missed the rest of our lives. A Celebration of Life Ceremony was held on Saturday, October 27th. Donations can be made to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Harold F. Larson, a resident of Woodinville for over 45 years, passed away on October 4, 2018, at the age of 90.
Harold Larson was born on December 4, 1927 in San Francisco, CA. He spent his childhood in Oakland, CA and graduated from Oakland Community College. He served our country in the Air Force during the Korean War.
In 1964, Harold and his wife, Jo Ann, moved to Washington. He was employed as a Tool and Die maker for a few local companies. He also built their house in Woodinville, which they lived in for over 40 years. He loved working in his garden, fishing, hiking, golfing, and camping with his family. Harold loved his family dearly and always commented on how lucky he was, always had a smile on his face and always had a kind word to say.
Harold is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jo Ann Larson and their three children and their spouses; Eric and Debbie Larson, Dan and Angela Larson, Karlene and Jeff Anderson, and their four grandsons; Shane Larson, Zachary Anderson, Tyler Anderson, and Ryan Anderson. Services were private. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please donate to the Alzheimers Association.
Ray was born on April 29, 1955 in Flint, Michigan to Ray and Norma Ball. He passed away on Sept. 28, 2018 in Bellevue, Wash. He was 63 years old. He graduated from Bothell HS and then attended the University of Washington. He owned and operated his own concrete finishing company, Ram Concrete and had been in the business for 41 years. He belonged to the Marysville Gun Club and was a motorcycle enthusiast and owned two Harleys. He had over 30+ years in search and rescue. He was preceded in death by his mother (Norma) and stepmother (Molly). Ray is survived by his wife of 41 years (Sandy Ball), his son (Ray IV), his father (Ray Jr.), siblings (Robert and Laura), stepsisters (Randi and Roxanne), adopted brother (Brian), grandkids (David Keeley, Kayden, Nicole, Gweyneth and Kholoe). Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 10th at Purdy & Walkters at Floral Hills, Lynnwood.