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Helen M Poland

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

obit polandHelen M Poland, age 90 passed away at Regency Care Center in Monroe, Wash. on October 31, 2017.

Helen retired from FoxMeyer Drug in Cincinnati, Ohio.  While she lived in Covington, KY she was a volunteer at St. Elizabeth Hospital.  Helen enjoyed those golden years traveling, gardening and volunteering with friends and neighbors who needed help, that was her spirit of life.    Helen moved to Florida where she resided for six years and then relocated to Woodinville, Wash. in 2005 where she made many new friends at Greenbrier Senior Heights.  Helen will be deeply missed by everyone that knew her, she always made people laugh and she was always there to help family and friends.

Helen was preceded by her parents: Richard I Bell, Sr. and Mollie Bell, three sisters and four brothers, husband Woodrow Poland, and daughter Joyce Boston.  Helen leaves behind son Don Bell (The Woodlands, TX), daughter Beverly Jane Fackelmann (Woodinville WA) also three grandsons Brian Fackelmann (WA), Derek Boston (SC), Michael Boston (OH) , and two granddaughters: Audrey Paul (FL) and Lisa Buchanan (CA) as well as seven great grandchildren Brandon, Bridgette, Damian Buchanan, Landon, Gianna and Eyla Boston, Grayson Boston and sister Esther Gottfried (Seymour, IN).

Helen will return to Covington, KY, for her final resting place at Highland Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please continue Helen’s spirit of giving to the Evergreen Hospital Medical Center (Hospice Care), 12040 NE 128th St, Kirkland, WA  98034-9917 Or visit website: evergreenhealth.com/hospice

William “Bill” Board

  • Written by Valley View Staff
Obit Board
William “Bill” Board, 78, passed away peacefully on October 10, 2017. He was an Army Veteran and worked for the Northshore School Dist as a mechanic, while also volunteering for the Bothell Fire Dept. He was a loving and dedicated Husband, Father, Grandfather, Uncle, Brother, Son and Friend. He is survived by his wife Bonnie and daughters, Sherry Bowser and Diane Kosnosky, step daughter Theresa and his 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He also leaves behind his siblings, George, Jim, Curt, Danny, Earnie, Pam and Joanne and many, many nieces and nephews. His most loved hobby was going hunting every year for elk with family and friends. He is loved and missed every day. If you would like to join us, we will be having an appetizer/dessert potluck on Saturday, Dec 16th from 1-4pm at Sno-Valley Senior Center, 4610 Stephens Ave, Carnation, 98014.

Bus Brown

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

obit Stephen J BrownWith family by his side at the age of 96, Bus Brown passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 10, 2017. He was born February 16, 1921, the son of Wallace and Flora Brown in the home of his grandparents Stephen and Myrtle Collicott. He grew up in Woodinville with his younger brother Ben (Bud). They went to Woodinville and Bothell schools and were early members of Woodinville Methodist Church. Bus drove a school bus in early days and Ida May Erickson from Cottage Lake was his favorite passenger. They married August 25, 1945, and were devoted to each other for 72 years. Daughter Gail came along April 29, 1949. Son Eric was born July 18, 1952. Four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren blessed their lives.

Bus loved farm life and worked for his grandfather Jesse Brown at his well-known Woodinville dairy. Bus and Ida May eventually bought the dairy and cows, but in 1959, the State took 30 acres to build a road that split the farm property in two. The dairy cows were sold to Merle Schenk and Bus became a beef farmer. Bus also delivered lumber for Saginaw Timber Products, and he delivered firewood and shavings to families with his own dump truck. He was chairman of the cemetery board and worked with early Lions Club recycling.

Bus lived a very full life. He was loyal, honest, humble, and generous. Though naturally quiet, he modeled and expected the many kids in his life to work hard and do their best. His close family and lifelong friends were important to him. If he could fulfill a need and help someone, Bus would do it. Friends became “family.” Besides being with family, he enjoyed hunting ducks and pheasants, making hay, taking care of farm equipment, and working in the garden. Sox was his favorite horse, and several bird dogs added joy every day. He attended auctions and hauled cattle with Bert Hardan for several years. He also mentored his young friend Ted Russell as  he  raised and auctioned cattle. Lake Chelan vacations brought the family together each summer and this tradition will continue. Everyone will miss Papa Bus.

Bus is survived by Ida May, now living in Oak Harbor; daughter Gail Stewart (Rick) in Oak Harbor; son Eric Brown of Bellingham; grandchildren Jake (Tanya) Stewart with Connor, Cassidy and Cole of Kamas, Utah; Matthew (Zena) Brown with Ellie and Jack in Allentown, Penn.; Kelly (Kelly) Stewart with Cori, Juliana, and Toby in Albion, Wash.; Lisa (Eric) Sieberson with Audrey and Maya in Seattle, Wash.

A memorial service will be held Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. at the Woodinville Methodist Church, 17110 140th Ave. NE, Woodinville. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Red Cross or another organization for disaster relief.

Donzetta Marie Drumheller

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Donzetta Marie Drumheller of Woodinville, Wash. was called to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Integris Miami Hospital, Miami, Oklahoma while being held by her husband, Dan.  She was born on December 17, 1934 in Carnegie, Oklahoma and was the first child of Ernest Lee and Ruth Irene Loyd Bigbie.  Donzetta grew up in Carnegie where she was active  in  the   Baptist  Church, enjoyed participating in vocal performance and competition, and graduated from Carnegie High School in 1953. 

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June Hope Hoff

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

June Hope Hoff
Oct. 19, 1919-Sept. 19, 2017

Obit HoffJune Hope Hoff was born to Ella Mae and William Edwards on October 19, 1919 in St. Louis, MO. She was raised in St. Louis along with three brothers, Forrest, Everett, and Ted. She met her future husband, Donald Hoff, while both were in high school and they later married in August 1941. After 11 years in Iowa, Don made a momentous decision in 1952 (with June’s agreement, of course!) to join the foreign service. Over the next 24 years, Don and June traveled all over the world with their many children in tow. Their overseas adventures included tours in the Philippines, Germany (twice), Greece and Thailand until they retired in 1976 in Woodinville, Wash. so that June could be closer to a growing number of grandkids. In her 40+ years of retirement, June was happiest when surrounded by her large family and took an active interest in each and every one of their lives. June was also a lifelong bowler, reluctantly hanging up her shoes and bowling ball at age 95. As a woman of faith, June was a dedicated member of the Northshore Community Church and passed away peacefully on September 19th.  After 61 years of marriage, Don preceded her in death in 2002. She is survived by all seven of her children: Daryl, Donna (Steve), Dennis (Susan), Douglas (JoAnn), David (Kathleen), Duane (Karon) and Dawn, along with 19 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. Her family gratefully acknowledges the compassionate care of Evergreen Hospice staff who ensured her last days on this earth were peaceful. Her family suggests that in lieu of flowers, any desired donations be made to Evergreen Hospice.  June’s life will be celebrated on her 98th birthday, October 19th, at 1 p.m. at Northshore Community Church in Kirkland, Wash.