Glen Horton

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit HortonGlen Horton, 83, of Carnation, passed away October 12, 2011.

Glen was born on May 22, 1928,  in southwest Colorado.

Glen was raised by his coal mining parents ranching and enjoying outdoor recreational activities.

After a move to Washington, he graduated from Bremerton High School.

Around the start of World War II, he went to work at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard as an electrician.

He left there for a stint in the army and served as part of the occupation forces in Japan.

After leaving the service he returned to the shipyard as a draftsman.

During that time the avid fisherman met and married the catch of his life, Eileen Kearney, in 1951.

Glen and Eileen had three children: Jo Marie, Jim and Nancy.

In 1956 they moved to Los Alamos, N.M., where Glen went to work at the lab, rising to the position of senior designer in the electrical division.

Ultimately, they lived there for 40+ years.

During that time he raised a family, hunted, fished and perfected his margarita recipe.  He also enjoyed international travel and worked on lots of woodworking projects.

After retirement, he returned to Washington in 1999 and settled east of Seattle in Carnation, Wash.

During his later years he spent his time fishing, gardening and doing yard work, welcoming visitors and fretting about the Mariners.

Glen is survived by his immediate family, including daughter-in-law Joyce Horton; son-in-law Mike Hoyt  and three grandchildren Tim Horton, and Bryce and Gerilyn Hoyt.

A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, October 22  at 11 a.m., at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Carnation.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Children’s Hospital in Seattle, or to the charity of your choice.

Full obituary and online guestbook at WWW.FLINTOFTS.COM.

Irene Roney

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

In Celebration of the Life of Irene Roney:

rooneyAnnie Irene Roney (known to most as Irene Roney, Grandma, Nana and Great-Great Grandma) was born on her grandfather’s homestead October 7, 1911 to Evelyn Mae Reekie and Russell Drew Wintamute in Dodge City, Kansas where she graduated in 1929 from Dodge City High School.  After high school, she went to work at Gwinner’s Confectionary and Café.  For the rest of her life, food was her vocation.

On May 18, 1931, she married Dowling Parker Patison and had one daughter.

In 1937, Irene Patison and her daughter moved to Seattle, Washington.  She learned about restaurant management at Washington State University and was a Master Food Preserver.  During WWII, she worked for sorority and fraternity houses on the University of Washington campus.  When school was out for the summer, she cooked for children’s camps and spent summers as a cook for gold mining camps in Alaska.  She ended her working career at the Ben Paris Restaurant in the heart of Seattle.

In 1942, Irene met John Clark Roney and they married in 1950.  They bought their first piece of property in Sequim and made this their home for 60 years.  Irene was a past Honorary Grand Pioneer Queen, president of P.E.O. Chapter F.Y., Matron of Armistice Court Oder of Amaranth, volunteer at the Senior Center, and active in helping organize the Sequim Chamber of Commerce.  She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church.  Irene loved making quilts for the Trinity Quilters, continuing to help others in need her entire life.

Irene was known for her love of cooking.  Feeding all her family and friends is what she lived for.  Her dinners, pies, cookies, cakes, and canned goods were just some of many items that she shared with everyone.  She hoped people would always come hungry and leave full.  She always sent her grandchildren home with their “food survival kit”.

Irene’s family surrounded her with love; Grandchildren, Teri & Jay Engelbrecht; Great Grandchildren, Bradley (BJ) & Kjersti Engelbrecht, Jason Engelbrecht, Katie Engelbrecht, Cristina & Matt Waters and her Great-Great Grandchild, 16 month old, Madisyn Grace Engelbrecht.

In honor of what would have been her 100th birthday on October 7, 2011, we welcome all to celebrate her life, on Sunday, October 16, 2011 at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave, Sequim from 12:00pm – 1:00pm following the traditional church service at 11:00am.

Christopher Herbert Taylor

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Taylor_obitChristopher Herbert Taylor, born 12-10-56, passed away on 09-10-11 of a heart attack in his Duvall home of over 20 yrs.

Christopher was a Redmond High graduate, grew up visiting Mimi & Pops (grandparents)  home, in Monroe that was featured in Home Beautiful in the 1960’s as a state of the art designs.

Christopher continued into the Army, serving under President Bush during the Gulf War and attending Ft Steilacoom College and BCC for a business and psychology degree. Then went into partnership in Maxie’s – Frosty’s Restaurant in Juanita for 18 years with his father, Max Taylor. Then continued as a teamster for Budweiser distributorship in the PNW for another 10 years.

He owned a company that was licensed to design and manufacture custom University of Washington crystal gifts. He designed the 2001 Rose Bowl crystal piece given to the famous artist, Michael Reagan, for his support of the Huskies. Both Christopher and his wife are friends of the Michael Reagan projects and supported and helped the Husky programs whenever possible. He was a Husky football season ticket holder for over 30 years.

Christopher loved life by snow skiing in competitions and for pleasure in U.S. and abroad. He water skied, liked boating on Lake Chelan, riding horses, golfing, supporting the Special Olympics programs and loved to ride motorcycles.

His favorite times were with his wife and two dogs, Laurie, Jerico and Deogie – the loves of his life. He loved to coach and umpire for his son Steven’s baseball teams and was a supporter of Steven’s football, wrestling and basketball teams.

Christopher was an avid fan of the Seahawks, Sonics and Mariners professional teams, attending events and getting into the photo taking whenever possible with coaches and team members.

Christopher loved music from the old rock n roll days, attending concerts and playing music whenever driving in the countryside. He would see someone looking down or low and offer a hug to help lift their day. He made a point of loving everyone he came across.

He is survived by his wife, Laurie, his son Steven Christopher, his two brothers Mike and Curt Taylor with many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Burial services were Sept. 30 at the Tahoma National Cemetery.  A church service was held Oct. 1 at the Tolt Congregational Church of Christ in Carnation.

Laurie will continue Christopher’s legacy through education of others and her horse business. Visit her Web site

Berit Rebecca Cooper

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

ObitCooperBerit Rebecca Cooper was born at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, Wash., on September 19, 1995. She died of unexpected complications of AHC (Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood) on Aug. 30, 2011.  She was the third daughter of Laura Cooper. Her sisters are Ingrid and Hannah Cooper also of Washington. She was raised in Woodinville in The Farm where she loved taking walks and playing in her yard. She attended Hollywood Hill Elementary and Woodmoor Elementary. Her favorite activity while in elementary school was to swim in the Woodmoor pool. She attended Northshore Junior High where her favorite class was science and then Skyview Junior High where her favorite class was art with her cousin Erik.

Berit was born with a very rare disorder called  AHC. She had wonderful compensatory skills and just lived her life with determination. It was a mostly typical life for a very high spirited young lady with a big personality. She loved to sing and dance, she had a great fashion flair and was very girlie. Her best and worst quality was her independence. She could do everything! She loved her family and looked forward to how each day would unfold. She had great plans for her future, as did everyone who knew her. She was loved by all.

I would like to give my sincere thanks and appreciation to the staff at Swedish Hospital in the PICU. For 4 months their dedication to Berit and support of my family and me was amazing. A special thank you to Dr. Marcio Sotero, Berit’s neurologist, who allowed me to hope for the best and prepared me for the worst.

Her mother Laura, and sisters Ingrid and Hannah Cooper survive her. She is also survived by her half brother Chad Cooper who lives in California with his wife and two daughters. She will be greatly missed by her beloved grandfather, Robert Dahl of Bothell, her special Aunt “Teffy,” Stephanie Dahl, her Uncle David Dahl and her very cool cousins Tyler, Austen and Erik Dahl, all of Woodinville. Two other men in her life are John Dapper, Ingrid’s boyfriend, who Berit adored and has known since she was 7 and Alak Kittleson, Hannah’s boyfriend, who delighted in teasing her.

Her father and paternal grandparents of California survive her. Her father had chosen not to be part of her life long ago.

Berit’s guardian angel, her grandmother Patricia Anne Dahl, was waiting for her in heaven.

Berit’s service was on Sunday, Sept.11, 2011 at the Community United Methodist Church in Woodinville. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Berit Rebecca Cooper Memorial Fund at any Bank of America.

Berit’s last gifts were for others. She desperately wanted the doctors to cure AHC for the “other kids.”

To that end, her brain, brain stem and spinal column were donated to the University of Utah for research on AHC. She also donated her long, beautiful hair to Locks of Love. She had done this once before when she was 13.

She loved unconditionally. She lived with passion. She loved life. There will never be another like her. She was, in a word, splendid, the meaning of her name.

Berit: I love you every minute of every day for as long as I live. No matter what … Mom.

James Earl Scurlock

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit_ScurlockJames Earl Scurlock (aka Jimbo) was born June 20th 1959, in San Francisco, Calif., to Helen and Glenn Scurlock.

Jim spent most of his childhood in Daly City with his three brothers and two sisters. He attended the University of Chaminade in Hawaii before enlisting in the Marines.

After spending 10 years in the Marines stationed in Japan, Hawaii and California, he would later call Washington his home. While working for Microsoft he met the love of his life and future wife, Dawn Marie. Their love brought two families together on August 9, 1997, during a small ceremony in one of his favorite places — the California Redwoods.

He is survived by his wife of 14 years and their five children — Jim, Jacquie, David, Jesse and Jon.

After a 5-year battle with cancer, he passed away peacefully on September 8, 2011, at home surrounded by his family.

To his family and friends he will forever be remembered as outgoing, upbeat and always the life of the party.

One of Jim’s favorite pastimes was spending time with his family at their cabin in Cle Elum, riding snowmobiles and cruising on ATVs. He had a great love for Disney that he passed along to his family. Some of the best times of his life were spent with family and friends in “the happiest place on earth.” What made it the happiest place to his loved ones was the fact that they shared it with him.

At the office he was known as the “Master Trasher.”

His pranking and office decorating skills were notorious throughout Microsoft. He enjoyed leading morale events and activities and felt so lucky to have found a job he loved and a team he called family.

Around the community of Woodinville he loved coaching baseball and soccer for his sons’ teams.  He was well-known and loved by all.

He spent his last months with his family and friends, going to Mariner games and having barbecues at his house and just enjoying life with everyone.  One of his favorite sayings was “life is good” and “this doesn’t suck.”  His smile and laughter brought out the best in everyone and he will be tremendously missed by all who knew him.

“God bless us, everyone.”

Funeral service:

Saturday, September 17

Mass: 1 – 2 p.m.

Cake & Celebration of Life: 2-3:30 p.m.

Holy Innocents Church

26526 NE Cherry Valley Road

Duvall, Washington 98019-0850

“Go Niners!”