Lois L. Jackson

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Obit_JacksonLois L. Jackson, a Woodinville resident of 42 years, serenely and bravely left this life on Sunday, March 18, at Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue after a long battle with idiopathic interstitial pneumonitis, a chronic lung disease.

She taught us all how to fight the good fight and how to exit with grace and dignity when the struggle ends.

She was grateful for the nine extra years the lung transplant gave her. It was the opportunity to welcome the birth of her youngest grandchild and to spend treasured time with her husband, children, and grandchildren.

Born July 1, 1943, in Albany, Calif., to Ivan and Thelma (Covey) Hubbard, she grew up in Ridgefield, Wash.

She leaves behind a close circle of friends from her high school graduating class of 1961, who have remained in touch over the years.  She enjoyed the regular Leavenworth retreats at Diane Swindell’s cabin, with the “girls of ’61.”

Lois’s cherished and devoted husband of 39 years, Glen W. Jackson, survives her, as well as her children and their families: Doug and wife Leslie Ferneau and daughter Taylor of Renton; Elizabeth Huss and son Bradley Huss of Kirkland; Mary Jackson, husband Mathew Clausen and son Stanley of Astoria, Ore.; step-daughter Andrea Hedrick and husband Hal Hedrick; daughter Hillary and son Jackson of Clarkston, Wash..

Lois is also survived by close friend and sister, Donna Scofield and husband Russ; their children and Luanne Clark and her children, Steven Clark and Caitlen Clark Pietsch (husband Trevor) and son Roman Pietsch, all of Yakima; Katrina Scofield of Oregon City, Ore., and Sheldon Scofield (wife Rebecca Howsman) and son Jasper of Seattle; and her brother Morris Hubbard and his son Sam of Spokane.

She will also be missed by longtime friends DeDe Braun of Olympia, and Kathy Carpenter of Bothell, Wash.  Lois’s grandchildren, nieces and nephews will always remember the devotion (and the fun) she gave them.

Lois was preceded in death by her son-in-law David Stubbs, and infant brother, her parents and her nephew Mathew Scofield.

Lois loved music, travel, and sewing and especially enjoyed involvement with her grandchildren.

Her concern for homeless animals was a driving force in her life.  She spent two years volunteering at Hooterville Pets.

This was a fulfilling and challenging time, but it left her feeling she had made a difference.

She was actively involved in the animal rescue network, organizationally, personally and financially.  Her home always had several animal guests, and she diligently gave each one the medical care it needed.

She had a sweet loving, giving nature, but when she saw an animal being mistreated, she grew immediately from five feet  to six feet tall, and was a force to be reckoned with.

Having lived life to its fullest, Lois would ask that you do not mourn her departure, for part of her will always be with you.  She wishes to be remembered for her devotion to her family, friends and neighbors.

At her request, no services will be held.

In her memory please consider a donation to Homeward Pet Adoption Center or to the University of Washington Medical Fund.

Rest in the peace you have earned as wife, mom, grandma, sister, auntie and friend.

Each of us will always hold you in a special place in our hearts.

Tom Forgey

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Tom Forgey, born April 22, 1934, in Harlem, Mont., passed away on March 9, 2012, in his home in Duvall, Wash.

Tom was preceded in death by Lois, his wife of 40 years. He is survived by his brothers, Glenn and Donald; sister, Patricia Tyler; his children, Thomas Forgey, Jr., William Forgey and Diane Forgey; grandchildren, Ian Forgey, Jenna Forgey and Zachary Saviano;  great-grandchildren, Baylee Boring, Austin and Wesley Forgey, Parker and Preston Miller.

Tom served in the United States Air Force from November 12, 1951, to November 12, 1955.

He was  married on October 1, 1956,  in Denver, Col., to Lois Ann Holdren (deceased 4/4/1997).

Tom moved to Duvall, Wash., with his family in 1964.

He worked inoperator, retiring from the I.U.O.E Local 302, where he had been a member since July 6, 1956.

A celebration of Tom’s life will be held Saturday, March 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. at his home in Duvall.

Kayoko Ito

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Kayoko Ito passed away February 21, 2012, surrounded by family. She was 89 years old. Born March 6, 1922, in Los Angeles, Kay was the eldest of the three daughters of Riyo and Miyo Nomura. While interned at Manzanar Relocation Camp during World War II, Riyo introduced Kay to one of his coworkers, Thomas Ito. After the war, Tom and Kay became reacquainted, and on February 16, 1947, they were married. Kay helped Tom run a successful landscape architecture business in Los Angeles for 44 years. She was devoted to family, raising two children and traveling to be available during and after the birth of each of her four grandchildren. Kay and Tom were also active in the community, serving in the Rotary Club for 30 years. After retiring, they moved to Woodinville to be near their daughter’s family.

Nearly everyone who knew Kay received a product of her handiwork. She was an accomplished crafter and would try her hand at any craft, from quilting to crocheting afghans, knitting sweaters and sewing clothes for both people and dolls. She was also a talented artist and won several awards for her paintings, which have been displayed at Woodinville City Hall, Madison House, Evergreen Hospital. She took art classes at the Northshore Senior Center for many years through the Seniors Making Art program.

Kay is survived by her husband of 65 years, Tom; sister, Kiyoko Nomura; daughter, Kathy (and John) Bergstrom; grandsons, Brian (and Julie), Mike and Steve Bergstrom; and granddaughter, Amy Bergstrom. She is preceded in death by son Tom Ito Jr. and sister Fujiko Oda.

Kay was remembered at a private family funeral. Remembrances can be made to Seniors Making Art, 16040 Christensen Road, Suite 316, Seattle, WA 98188.

Eternal Patrol – Loren H. Keating Jr.

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Loren was born in Wildwood, N.J., and spent many years at the Jersey Shore.

At 17 he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served a very proud 20+ years.

After living on the East Coast for many years he moved his family to Washington state in 1977 where he worked as a boiler and machinery engineer.

He was an avid Seattle sports fan and spent several seasons freezing at Husky Stadium.

He was a member of Wayne Golf Club where he enjoyed many rounds and was especially proud of his three holes in one.

He also spent afternoons playing pinochle at the Northshore Senior Center.

He loved traveling, especially his dream trip to Ireland and also meeting his submarine friends at the Robert E. Lee reunions where he was on the commissioning crew.

Loren is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; son, Loren H. Keating III, his wife Julie; son, Shawn J. Keating; daughter, Patricia A Sessions; her husband, Bryan; daughter, Coleen L. Keating and three beautiful granddaughters, Jenifer M. Keating, Hollie D. Watts, her husband Nathan, and Erin R Keating.

There was a memorial/celebration of Loren’s life February 4.

Harold Roy Conrad

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Harold Roy Conrad  was born Jan 18, 1923, in Port Angeles and died peacefully at home in Monroe January 21, 2012, surrounded by his family.  Harold was one of eight siblings.

He grew up in Port Angeles on the Dungeness spit; fishing, crabbing, clam digging and playing on the log boom daily.

He swore no boy could have had a better place to grow up.

He moved to Seattle in his teen years and  graduated from Queen Anne High School.

Then he moved to Cordova, Alaska, where he fished and owned a cannery.

A World War II veteran,  he returned to Alaska after the war and then back to Seattle where he became a building contractor.

In December 1966, he married Joan Morley Ashley.  Together they found great joy in salmon fishing, square dancing, mushroom hunting, picking wild blackberries, walking, beachcombing, hiking, gardening, marathon cribbage games and family.

Now he has joined his beloved wife who passed six years earlier.

They leave three children, seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, two sisters and one brother.

Harold loved nature; was thrilled to see a cougar and a bear walk past his home! He taught us to love the simple things in life.

His wild birds, squirrels, rabbits and deer were all well fed and loved, and will also miss him. We miss both Harold and Joan greatly. Memorials are requested to Sky Valley food bank in Monroe, or the food bank of your choice.