Charlene Rae Short

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff
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Charlene Rae Short, 69, was taken by the Lord suddenly on May 29, 2019.  She is survived by her loving husband, Steve of almost 50 years, 5 children, 15 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.  She was born and raised in Wilbur, WA where she met her husband.   Charlene was a resident of Carnation since 1980 and she operated Morning Star Daycare out of her home for several years.  She attended Western Washington University and the University of Washington.  She raised 5 children and finished her college education after the age of 40.  Charlene earned her teaching degree and taught in the Riverview School District for over 25 years.  Needless to say, she touched many lives and spared no one her sincere care and attention.
Charlene was an incredible loving wife, mother, grandmother and a true friend to many.  Most importantly, she was beloved of God.  In His merciful wisdom, He swept Charlene’s spirit off this earth without a moment’s notice.  Charlene dedicated her life to serving others and being a true warrior for our Savior Jesus Christ as she served along with her husband as a pastor in the church.  She has been described as brave, caring, energetic, fun, smart and above all capable of showing sincere love to others.  We will truly miss our beloved Charlene, but we are comforted by the fact that she is so happy to be in the Glory of God and He is so glad to have her.
Service was held for Charlene’s life on Saturday, June 22 at McDonald Park.

Nadine Huntley

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Nadine Huntley, beloved spouse, parent and friend, died at the age of 57 at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 12, 2019 due to complications of cancer.
Nadine is survived by her spouse Barbara Garnish. They met when working together at AT&T and their friendship blossomed into love. Though Nadine had no biological children, she took an active role in raising and loving Declan Garnish-Batten. Declan and Nadine shared a passion for cooking and spent many happy hours working on, deliberating, debating and enjoying all aspects of the culinary arts.
Nadine is sorely missed by Barbara’s sister, Gail Bennett, Gail’s husband Dan, and their children Lauren and Thomas, with whom Nadine had a special closeness; Barbara’s brother, JC Garnish, his wife, Melissa and their two daughters, Lindsay and Chloe; and her in- laws, Kay and Jack Garnish.
Nadine will also be greatly missed by her many friends, co-workers and neighbors. One co-worker described her as “a unique and beautiful soul. . . not a day went by that she was not talked of with nothing but admiration and love.”
From a young age, Nadine had a passion for house and garden decorating and design. She brought to life the vision for their current home and was continually designing and redesigning their surrounding gardens.
Nadine attended Capuchino High School in the San Francisco Bay area. She was briefly married to Harold Wood Huntley from 1982-84. Nadine found her true soul mate and the love of her life at age 42, when she met Barbara Garnish. They married in 2014 surrounded by friends and family.
Nadine’s professional career began in Silicon Valley at a printed circuit board manufacturer, Vantronic. She moved to the Seattle area in 1995 and started working for McCaw Cellular where she managed the installation of phones on airplanes. In 2002, Nadine joined AT&T where she served as a Vendor Manager and later a Technical Project Manager.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Nadine’s name to one of her favorite charities: PAWS or Homeward Pet. We wish Nadine a beautiful garden filled with love, listening, and peace.

Harry E. Mathewson

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Harry E. Mathewson, born January 16, 1924 in Wethersfield, Connecticut passed away May 23, 2019 at his residence in Woodinville, Washington. Harry is survived by his loving wife Julia T. Mathewson of 73 years; children: John & Jane Mathewson, Mary Kinsel-Eubank & Michael Eubank,  and Linda Beatty; 5 grandsons & 1 granddaughter; 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson.
Harry served 30 years in the Navy and retired as a Master Chief Petty Officer. Harry and Julia retired to Woodinville, WA, where they built their home 50 years ago.
Harry lived his life to the fullest and enjoyed many family get-togethers, boating, clamming, and life in general. Harry’s life has often been characterized as one of service - 30 years in the Navy, active member of the Catholic Church, 45 years as a Knights of Columbus member serving as a Grand Knight twice, and recognized by the Knights of Columbus with the Family of the Year Award. Whenever anyone, whether family, friend or stranger needed help, Harry was always there. Ask any of the grandchildren about Grandpa Harry and you are in for long stories about pinnacle, fishing, hunting, boating, repairing things around the house or the many bicycles, wagons or toys that he helped them repair. They will tell you that if ever there were a true handyman, Harry was the man.
Rosary was held June 3, 2019  and services were held June 4, 2019 at St Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church with Knights of Columbus honors.  Burial will be held at Holyrood Catholic Cemetery, Shoreline, WA with military honors.
Pall bearers are grandsons JW and Matt Beatty; James Kinsel, Michael and David Mathewson,  and great-grandson Michael Mathewson.

Dianne Hemming

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On Sunday May 19th 2019, Dianne Hemming passed away at Evergreen Hospital surrounded by family, after battling cancer for 3 ½ years, at the age of 61. Dianne was an immeasurably proud parent, loyal friend, loving sister, caring aunt and dedicated daughter. She worked at Cottage Lake Elementary School as a school assistant and playground supervisor for over 30 years, touching the lives of countless students and staff with her thoughtful, compassionate, positive, energetic heart.
Dianne was born to William Irvine (father) and Patricia Irvine (mother) in Omaha, Nebraska on February 16, 1958. Her family then moved to Tucson Arizona, where Dianne spent much of her childhood, until the family relocated to Woodinville WA in 1968. Dianne attended Cottage Lake Elementary School, Leota Junior High and Bothell High School. She attended some college and worked briefly at Boeing, before dedicating her life to her children. In 1988 she took a position at Cottage Lake Elementary as an office assistant and playground supervisor, further dedicating her many gifts to generations of children and their families.
Dianne is survived by her daughter (Rianne Hemming), son (Jake Hemming), grand-daughter (Scarlett Pense-Hemming), her fiancé (Kevin Nolan), her mother (Patricia Irvine), siblings (Debbie Lohnes, David Irvine, John Irvine, and Joseph Irvine), niece (Heather Dishion), and nephews (Justine Irvine, Michael Lohnes, Jackson Irvine and Clint Irvine). Dianne was predeceased by her hero and loving father (William Irvine) in 1997.
The loss to the family and community is tremendous but her wild and glittering spirit remain in the grateful hearts of all those she touched. On June 11, Dianne will receive the Outstanding Educational Award for her lifelong passion and service to the children of the Northshore School District, their families, and her peers. There was a celebration of her life on Saturday June 8. We will never forget her perfect laugh, unyielding courage, and limitless capacity to love. Dianne never rationed her heart… She gave every last drop, every day of her beautiful life.

Tove Irene (Hodge Webster) Burhen

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Tove Irene (Hodge Webster) Burhen, 93, passed away peacefully at her home in Duvall, WA on May 21, 2019. Born in Centralia, WA on January 9th, 1926 to Osman and Irene (Ticknor) Hodge, Tove attended Centralia Schools and graduated from Centralia High School in 1943. She wrote a chapter in Centralia: The First Fifty Years about her pioneer ancestors Sidney and Nancy (Shaw) Ford who settled on Ford’s Prairie in 1846. She attended Centralia College during World War II and went to the University of Washington where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She completed her fifth year for teaching certification and taught at Ferndale High School before marrying Fred H. Webster and raising their five children in Grand Mound, WA. Tove also taught at Rochester High School and at Maple Lane. An active community participant, many will remember Tove from her involvement with Cub Scouts, Camp Fire Girls and directing plays with the Rochester Mimaers and at the Evergreen Playhouse in Centralia. Tove relocated to Duvall, WA and married Raymond C. Burhen in 1986. Ray and Tove were active in the Duvall Historical Society, the SnoValley Senior Center and the Duvall City Council. In 2012 they were honored as the city’s first “Volunteers of the Year”. In 2013 Ray and Tove served as grand Marshalls in Duvall’s Centennial. They have a street named after them in Duvall that leads to the historic depot that they donated to the city. Tove’s love of theater lead her to also direct many plays in the Carnation- Duvall area.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Osman and Irene Hodge, her brother Ben Hodge, her half-sisters Avis Cribb and Meda Butler, her husbands Fred H. Webster and Raymond C. Burhen. She is survived by her five children, Neil Webster, Riley Webster, Eric (Kris) Webster, Laura Martinez, and Molly Webster, her stepson, Chet (Amy) Burhen and by her five grandchildren, Jordan Martinez, Zachary Martinez, Donovan Martinez, Grant Webster and Ross Webster.
Tove will be interred at Novelty Cemetery in Duvall, WA. A memorial service is planned for June 8th at 1:00 pm at the Riverview School District Building, 15510 1st Ave NE, Duvall, WA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Snoqualmie Valley Dollars for Scholars.