Tom Bryson Escott

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Tom Bryson Escott of Bothell died on March 6, 2018, in Arizona after a brief period dealing with many health issues. Tom was born in Seattle on January 23, 1936, to Roy and Ione Escott. He was fortunate to enjoy a childhood growing up on the shores of Lake Washington in Kirkland with many friends and a sister Eden. At an early age Tom joined the family business of distributing the Seattle Times to the growing Eastside. Tom’s earliest connection to becoming in his own words, ‘the world’s oldest paperboy’ began with selling three different papers on the ferry running from Kirkland to Madison Park when he was 8 years old. Tom graduated from Lake Washington High School in 1953 and remained life-long friends with many of his classmates. Tom attended WSU, graduating with honors in 1961 with a degree in Mining Engineering. During this same time Tom married Nadine Huddleston and their family eventually included Terry, Stacy, Scott and Raeanne. After graduation Tom moved to Utah to work but returned to Washington and worked at Boeing.
In 1970 he married Nancy Slupianek and they enjoyed 47 years together. When the Supersonic program was cancelled, and lights were being turned off throughout Seattle, Tom rejoined his father’s newspaper distribution business with the plan of going back to the aeronautical industry when it rebounded. When his father retired, the Seattle Times asked Tom if he wanted to take over the business. As they say, the rest is history, and he remained in that business until he retired. Tom and Nancy ran the 24/7 newspaper business for many years and enjoyed family and friends as the years sped by. They eventually became snowbirds and spent many happy winters in Surprise, AZ. RVing was a big part of their lives and they enjoyed doing it for 20 plus years and made many wonderful friends along the roads and byways. A trip to Blue Lake was an annual outing and treat for the kids and grandkids. Tom loved his golf and had three holes-in-one to brag about. Tom will be lovingly recalled as a genuinely nice person, a common sentiment from many, including caregivers who helped at the end. He was a man of integrity and honesty, was thoughtful and fair and had a good sense of humor. He will be missed and affectionately remembered by many. Tom is survived by wife Nancy, sister Eden Carter (Bud), children Stacy McHarness (Dan), Scott (Catherine), Raeanne Brideau (Edmund), daughter-in-law Laurie Escott, former wife Nadine Masoero, 10 grandchildren, three  great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and son Terry. He was a member of Overlake Park Presbyterian Church and the Elks. His memorial will be Sunday, June 3, 2 p.m, at Overlake Park Presbyterian Church, 1836 156th Ave., Bellevue, WA 98007 with reception following. Memorials in Tom’s name can be made to the Overlake Park Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund or the Humane Society, 13212 SE Eastgate Way, Bellevue, WA 98005

Mark Moulaison

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Mark Moulaison, at the age of 62, passed away on April 15th, 2018 surrounded by his family at is residence in Duvall, Washington.
Mark was born in Seattle to Ed and Patty Moulaison on July 21, 1955. Mark was the 3rd son (of 4) born to Ed and Patty. He grew up in Redmond, WA and attended Redmond High School. He married Marla Moulaison in November 1980. They are long time residents of the Valley, building their first house in Duvall in 1985. Mark enjoyed his Saturday nights racing in the Bomber division at Evergreen Speedway from the late 80’s through the early 00’s.
Mark is survived by his wife of 37 years, Marla Moulaison; their son Brad Stubbs and wife Cristin; brother Brian Moulaison and wife Connie; sister in law Peggy Moulaison; grandchildren Ashley, Tyler, Ryan and Haley; great grandson Joshua; nieces and nephews Eddie (wife Kris), Jolene (husband Darrin), Jenny (husband Shawn), Kenneth (wife Abbey), Lindsay, Breanne (husband Kevin) and Collin (wife Kelly); his fur baby Bella and many, many extended family and friends that will love and miss him. 
His parents Ed Moulaison Jr. and Patricia Moulaison; brothers Ed Moulaison III and Keith Moulaison precede him in death.  Also preceding him in death are two dear dogs Dollie and Webster.
A private celebration of life will be scheduled.

James Douglas Lathrop

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James Douglas Lathrop, 77, passed away at home, peacefully in his sleep, on Saturday, March 31, 2017. He was born on June 15, 1940 in Seattle, Washington to parents Theodore and Shirley Smith Lathrop. He is survived by his domestic partner of 29 years, Kathleen Manley; sons Scott M. Lathrop (Kathryn), Ty J. Lathrop (Leslie), daughter Suzanne Q. Bigleman (Bill), stepdaughter Robin Carlson (Steve), stepson Robert Powell Liggitt; grandchildren Christopher M. Lathrop, Chloe Bigleman, Cambri Collins, Mallory Bigleman, David Lathrop, Nick Lathrop, Riley Lathrop, Jake Lathrop and Spencer Carlson, as well as many friends, family and his beloved black Labrador, Rhyder. Doug retired from the International Heavy Equipment Operators Union after 50 years of service. He worked on many of the large road construction sites in the Seattle area. A memorial service will be held on Sunday June 3rd, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Northshore Senior Center Health and Wellness building in Bothell, Washington. In lieu of flowers, friends are encouraged to donate to their favorite charity.

Robert Lukas Kaftan

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Robert Lukas Kaftan, 86 from Woodinville, died peacefully from heart failure in his sleep on May 6th, 2018 at Evergreen Hospice, outside of Seattle.
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James Lindell O'Neal

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onealJames Lindell O’Neal, 91, passed away on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at his residence in Des Moines, WA. James was born on Dec 7, 1926, in Rogers, New Mexico, the son of James and Fay (Cooley) O’Neal.

After graduating from high school, James served our country as an MP in the US Army. He married Grace Dalton in 1950, and began his career of 30+ years in the construction industry.

Sport fishing, fly-tying, camping, and traveling were activities dear to his heart, but woodworking was his favorite hobby. He could carve and whittle wood for hours; making lovely gifts for the people that he loved.

James is preceded in death by his wife, Grace; a son, Phillip O’Neal; a daughter, Karen Smith; and his three brothers, Everett, David, and Otis O’Neal.

He is survived by his daughters, Billie Wilson, Margaret Wingert, and Linda Dart; his son, James O’Neal; 6 grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren; and many others that love and miss him very much.

James’ family would like to thank the amazing, caring staff at Wesley Home Care Center, and also the staff at Sticklin Funeral Chapel for their kindness during this difficult time.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Seattle Children’s Hospital, PO Box 5371, Seattle, WA 98145-5005

A Celebration of Life will begin at 3:00 PM on Saturday, May 12th, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #1490, 32618 Railroad Ave, Black Diamond, WA. Come join us for a time of food, friendship, and memories.