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It is with great sadness that the family of Rosaly (Bauer) Divens of Vancouver, WA announce her passing on June 3, 2024, at the age of 83 following a protracted illness.Born in Portland, OR, to Swiss immigrants Eugene "Shorty" and Clara Bauer, Rosaly's journey began on the family dairy farm alongside her younger sister, Nancy Troyer. After graduating Salutatorian from Woodland High School, she pursued higher education at Lower Columbia College and Washington State University, where she earned a BA in Business Administration.At WSU, she found not only academic success but also a lifelong companion in Merle Divens. Their 60-year marriage began in Zurich, Switzerland in 1963. Together, they raised two children, Marcus Divens and Kathleen Hall, who were the pride and joy of their lives. Rosaly was also blessed with four adoring grandchildren: Katie Hall, Adam Divens, Kris Hall, and Elise Divens.Throughout her career as an Accountant, Rosaly's hard work and dedication served various small businesses and individuals. In 1978, she and Merle founded Divens Enterprises in Clark County, WA building houses and customizing homes for many families. Upon retiring, she redirected her vibrant spirit towards travel throughout the States and abroad and the simple joys of spending time with her grandchildren.Rosaly approached all she did with enthusiasm and boundless energy. Her active involvement in numerous organizations, often in a leadership role, contributed to the community around her. She was gifted in creative and artistic pursuits, enjoyed researching genealogy, reveled in camping and fishing adventures, and cheered on the WSU Cougars football team. Her greatest joy came from hosting gatherings where hugs and laughter flowed freely, surrounded by her cherished sister, in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.In celebration of her remarkable life, her family invites all who knew and loved her to a Memorial on Saturday, June 22, 2024, from 2-6 pm at Heathman Lodge, Fort Vancouver Ballroom, 7801 NE Greenwood Dr, Vancouver, WA 98662.Interment will follow on Monday June 24, 2024, at 12 pm in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Arlington West, 7801 NE Greenwood Dr, Vancouver, WA 98662.In honor of Rosaly's compassionate spirit, the family suggests donations to CurePSP or St Jude Children's Research Hospital in lieu of flowers. Rosaly's legacy of love and generosity will continue to touch lives for years to come.

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Mon, 10 Jun 2024 15:18:09 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/rosaly-divens-1089920596
<![CDATA[Shawn Patrick Prendiville]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/shawn-prendiville-1089875134<![CDATA[

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Shawn Patrick Prendiville passed away unexpectedly on the morning of May 18, 2024. Shawn was born May 6, 1964, to Edward M. and Corinne M. (Oase) Prendiville. He was raised on the family ranch in Ralph, South Dakota with his four older siblings. Shawn attended a one room schoolhouse in Ralph through the 8th Grade. He then graduated from St. Mary's Catholic High School in New England, North Dakota in 1982. Excelling in math, Shawn enrolled at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, South Dakota, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1986. His high school and college summers were spent working concrete jobs for his brother Kirby in Moscow, Idaho.Shawn was hired by Strauser Manufacturing in 1986, his first engineering position. He designed the machine that produced the popular game Jenga, and other industrial equipment. It was here that he met his future wife, Malinda. They welcomed their son Daniel in 1988. In 1991, Shawn went to work for Key Technology, here was where he found his calling. They welcomed their daughter, Leslie, in 1992.After 31 years of dedication, Shawn retired from his role as Vice President of Global Operations. In retirement he found satisfaction in his many hobbies, including wood working, home brewing, gardening, listening to blues music and attending concerts. He built many custom gifts for his family and friends, successfully brewed over 30 different styles of beer, and traveled the country seeing his favorite bands with his wife, children, and siblings. Shawn was a loving grandfather and he doted over Helena and Wayne. "Ice Cream with Grandpa" was one of Helena's favorite things. He also enjoyed walking and playing ball with their dog Porter.Shawn is survived by his wife, Malinda; daughter, Leslie Prendiville; son, Daniel Prendiville (Vanessa); grandchildren, Helena and Wayne; sister, Teresa Hecker (Ike) of Dickinson, ND; brothers, Kelly Prendiville of Dickinson, ND, Fr. Kerry Prendiville of Rapid City, SD, and Kirby Prendiville of Millcreek, WA; brothers-in-Law, Mike McCubbins (Julie) of Touchet, WA, Brian Lippincott of Portland, OR; sisters-in-law, Darlene Schmid (Marty) of Marana, AZ, Eileen Daniel (James) of Walla Walla; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers-in-law, Robert McCubbins and James Mason; and sister-in-law, Evelyn Patterson (Don).Special thank you to my dear friend, Patti Loney, the angel on the other end of the phone, Fire District #4 paramedics and College Place Fire Dept. for their courageous efforts, Richard Greenwood, Herring- Groseclose staff, Travis and Matt, the Walla Walla Sheriff's Office and the Key Technology family.A funeral was held on May 29th, at the Chapel of the Herring Funeral Home.Memorial Contributions may be made to a charity of your choice, or by showing an act of kindness to someone in Shawn's memory. In addition, friends and family are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.herringgroseclose.com.

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Sat, 8 Jun 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/shawn-prendiville-1089875134
<![CDATA[Joyce Marie Oakley]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/joyce-oakley-1089880579<![CDATA[

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Joyce Marie Adkinson OakleySeptember 7, 1946 - May 27, 2024 Joyce was born to Milo and Norma Humphrey Adkinson in Pendleton, OR. She was the second eldest of four girls. Joyce loved living on the family farm near Pilot Rock, OR. Her childhood was busy with farm chores, 4-H horsemanship, participation in the Pendleton Round-Up parades, riding with the Rim Rock Riders 4-H group and in high school marching with the Pilot Rock High School band. Many days Joyce would saddle her horse, Slim, and ride many miles through the harvested fields. During summer harvest, she drove a wheat truck for her dad. She owned and cared for a multitude of cats, chickens, and dogs on the ranch.Joyce attended Pilot Rock schools where she earned the "Outstanding Girls' Athletic Association" senior award and the "John Philip Sousa" award in instrumental music. Joyce participated in band from 5th grade through college and played alto saxophone. During her senior year, she was selected to play in the State Honor Band in Portland, OR. Joyce also studied piano and was an accomplished pianist. She attended several music camps during the summers at Washington State University in Pullman where she continued to study the saxophone. In 1964, after graduating with honors from Pilot Rock High School she enrolled in Washington State University (WSU) in Pullman, WA in 1964. At WSU, Joyce (nickname Addy) was an active Delta Delta Delta Sorority member and played saxophone in the Cougar Marching Band. She was an avid and loyal Cougar football and basketball fan. In 1968, Joyce was awarded her Bachelor's in Science of Teaching with an emphasis in English. Later, she would go on to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, ID.In 1968, she began teaching English, American Literature, Writing and Grammar at Pioneer Junior High School in Walla Walla, Washington, and after two years moved to Walla Walla High School where she taught English for the rest of her 30-year career as an educator. Joyce was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and was an avid reader and book club member. With an adventurous spirit, she enjoyed travel to Japan, Europe, the British Isles and various parts of the US. To fund her travels, she would drive pea truck during summers. Crafts Joyce enjoyed included beautiful articles of embroidery and crochet.She married James Oakley on August 2, 1980, and was Stepmother to Jim's children David and Linda. After retiring from teaching in 1998, Joyce was actively involved in the Walla Walla Retired Teachers' Association and worked on the scholarship committee. She also served as a Tri-Delta Sorority advisor to Whitman College women. Joyce and Jim had a cabin at Spout Springs for many years for weekend getaways, and in 2000 they built a beautiful home on Cottonwood Drive where they entertained friends and family.She and Jim would travel for a few weeks in the winter to warmer climates, and Mexico was one of their favorite destinations. She also took yearly sister-trips spending time in Palm Springs, La Quinta, Carmel, and the San Francisco, CA, areas as well as the Oregon Coast. Each June she and a few of her close teacher friends, Connie Bosley, Joy Gage, Mary Jo Geidl, Julie Johnson and Linda Thorne, took a "Girls' Trip" to Lincoln City, OR. A cruise through Alaska with her sister Jean and husband was one of her memorable trips.Joyce is survived by her husband Jim; stepson David Oakley [Grandson Spencer and Granddaughter Haven]; stepdaughter Linda Miller (Loren) [Grandson Aidan Cabrales]; Sister-in -law Mary Lou Bollinger; Sisters Jean (Richard) Hemphill, Janet (Larry) McCutcheon, Jo (Jerry) Simpson, and many Nieces and Nephews.Graveside services will be held Friday June 14 at 1:00 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery. A reception immediately following will be held at Walla Walla Elks Lodge #287 located at 152 Par 72 Dr. Walla Walla, WAIn lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association via mail to: PO Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011, online at act.alz.org click Tribute donation or a charity of your choice.

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Sat, 8 Jun 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/joyce-oakley-1089880579
<![CDATA[Daryl Gene DeBeaumont]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/daryl-debeaumont-1089881426<![CDATA[

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Daryl DeBeaumont passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2024, at the age of 87 while recovering at Regency at the Park in College Place WA. Daryl was born in Walla Walla, April 4,1937, to the late Ralph and Macel DeBeaumont. In 1958, he married his high school sweetheart, Betty, spending 60 wonderful years together.Daryl graduated from Walla Walla High School and briefly attended Eastern Washington University. He worked for Coca-Cola Bottling for over 25 years before enjoying retirement at his family cabin in the Blue Mountains.He is survived by his two sons, Mark DeBeaumont of Vancouver WA and Bryan DeBeaumont of Walla Walla; his granddaughter, Blair DeBeaumont of Spokane; and his brother, Richard DeBeaumont of Moses Lake.Arrangements have been entrusted to the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home. Friends and family are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.herringgroseclose.com.

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Sat, 8 Jun 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/daryl-debeaumont-1089881426
<![CDATA[David L. Hess]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/david-hess-1089849289<![CDATA[

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David Leroy Hess, 67 of Portland, died Friday April 5, 2024 of acute kidney and congestive heart failure, at St. Vincent's Hospital in Portland.He was born August 2, 1956 at St. Anthony's Hospital in Pendleton to Henry Jr. and Betty Hess.He enjoyed watching trains, riding bikes, shooting hoops and playing with toy cars. Brother Steve was born in November 1958. The brothers bonded & spent much time together. David was enrolled in special education at Pendleton's Hawthorne School.The family moved to Portland in 1973. David attended special education classes at Aloha High School, and graduated Class of 1976. David developed skill as a bowler and won a trophy at the Special Olympics in Coos Bay. David was hired at a workshop in Aloha, and later in a restaurant.In the early eighties, David and Steve moved to Pendleton. Steve drove David to a workshop in Milton Freewater, and later David worked at the Sunny Side restaurant in Milton Freewater.Steve left to start college, and David moved into a group home in Walla Walla. David and roommate Roy Hamilton moved into a duplex. Together they made money mowing lawns and delivering cardboard to Walla Walla Recycling. David eventually moved into single apartments, continuing to deliver cardboard on a bike outfitted with a trailer. He found lasting relationships with the owners and employees of Walla Walla Recycling, especially Tammy Stapleton, who helped David with groceries and his laundry. David made friends with many of the business owners on his cardboard route.Tammy made sure that David was included in everything the Stapleton's did as a family. From Christmas at Tammy's mom's house, to graduation celebrations, birthday parties, camping trips, working in the year, to just enjoying dinners at the Stapleton house.During the 1990s, David visited his family in Portland for days weeks to months at a time.In 2014, brother Steve brought Henry and Betty to Walla Walla to visit David. He returned to Portland with his family. In Oct. 2017, Henry passed away, and ten months later, Betty passed away.In his final years with his brother, David played golf, played mini golf, enjoyed meals out, afternoon trips, visiting antique stores and the company of his Portland neighbors.David was admitted to the hospital on March 18th, and twelve days later, he passed away quietly. He is survived by his brother Steve and two cousins. Celebration of this life is pending.David's friendliness will be greatly missed.

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Sat, 1 Jun 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/david-hess-1089849289
<![CDATA[Jack . York]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/jack-york-1089863827<![CDATA[

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Jack York was born in Chehalis, Washington, on November 29, 1950, to Boyd and Beatrice York, making him the 4th out of 5 children. The York family moved to Walla Walla, where he attended Green Park Elementary School and later excelled in cross-country running and wrestling at Walla Walla High School. Jack attended college as an English Major and greatly enjoyed literature and history, but his passion was TREES!Jack was noted and appreciated for his honesty in tree trimming. If a customer wanted a tree down, but it was not diseased and was not dangerous, Jack would advocate for the tree, letting the homeowner know what a valuable asset it was worth keeping. Jack studied and learned about all types of trees and could identify all the trees in the Walla Walla Valley during stick season or leaf season. He was the proud owner and operator of Walla Walla Tree Service. Jack had many notable tree and spray customers, including Adam West (Batman)!Jack married Grace Radacellini in 1979 and became a built-in dad to Angela (Leonetti) Anderson, Aimee (Birdsong) York Hutchinson, and Carrie Ann (Gettman) York. Jack and Grace later had Miranda York together (there are two Miranda Yorks in Walla Walla, but HIS daughter was born in July of 1982). He was always there to attend their concerts and school programs and was exceedingly proud of their accomplishments, no matter what they were doing. He enjoyed taking them on family camping trips, teaching them to water ski, and enjoying the natural beauty of the trees and flowers around them. His youngest will remember him as the dad who lovingly snuck her forbidden Hostess Twinkies and Ding Dongs!He will be remembered by his friends and family for his joy in teaching them about the beauty of nature around them, his love of history, and his voracious appetite for books. His hunger for knowledge took him back to school to earn a degree in Watershed Ecology in 2011. An excellent student, Jack was able to discuss all the ins and outs of Water management and what would be best for the individual, city, county, state, or even the United States.Jack passed away on April 30, 2024, surrounded by friends and family who loved him. He was a loving grandpa to 12, with the nickname PA Jack given to him by his first grandchild, Alysha Leonetti. His memory lives on through his daughters, two sisters, Carol and Teri, their children, grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.He is preceded in death by his parents, Boyd and Beatrice, and brothers Richard and Greg.The celebration of life will be held at Howard-Tietan Park on June 15, 2024, from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM. Family, friends, and community are all invited to join in celebrating and remembering Jack.Arrangements have been entrusted to the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home. Friends and family are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.herringgroseclose.com.

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Sat, 1 Jun 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/jack-york-1089863827
<![CDATA[Joseph Ethan Paul]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/joseph-paul-1089863978<![CDATA[

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Joseph Ethan Paul passed away in Walla Walla, Wa. on April 8th, 2024 at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center.Joe was born on March 13th, 1974 to Joseph (Jim) Paul and Malinda Nevin (nee Talbert) at St. Mary's hospital in Walla Walla, Wa. He attended Prescott, Bonanza and Walla Walla schools.In his younger years he helped on the family vineyard producing some of the first cab franc grapes in the valley. Joe was an animal lover, especially his dogs Butch, Gabe and Luna. In his spare time he enjoyed watching movies, listening to music, fishing and going for long rides in the Blue Mountains with his brother Greg.Towards the end of his battle with cancer he was able to take a trip to the Washington coast with his sister Dena and brother-in-law Kevin and cousin Kristina. He was happy to be able to smell the salty air, hear the waves crashing on the beach and eat all the fresh seafood.Joe was a kind and compassionated person, helping anyone in need. He helped take care of his father and grandmother in their golden years.Joe is survived by his mother Malinda Nevin, sister and brother-in-law Dena and Kevin Weaver, brother and sister-in-law Greg and Tami Paul, sisters Crystal, Mary, and Kari Nevin and brother Isaiah Nevin, nephews Jordan Nevin and Jerrell Weaver, and cousins Brian Paul, Tony Paul and Kristina Lassen.He is preceded in death by his grandparents Joseph and Helene Paul, father Joseph (Jim) Paul, grandfather F.W. (Bill) Talbert, and grandmother Betty Thompson.We will all miss seeing Joe with his long curly hair, leather jacket and tie-dyed shirt walking his dog down the lane.The family would like to thank the staff at Park Manor (especially nurse Stephanie), and Walla Walla Cancer Center for their kindness and understanding through this horrible thing called cancer.A graveside service will be held on June 8th at 10:00 at Mountain View Cemetery followed by a picnic lunch at noon at Pioneer Park.We are doing a memory box that will be placed with him and are asking that you jot down a note about a time that will always remind you of him. There will be time at the service to share these if you wish.In lieu of flowers we ask for donations to the Walla Walla Humane Society.

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Sat, 1 Jun 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/joseph-paul-1089863978
<![CDATA[Kannin Ruzicka]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/kannin-ruzicka-1089867087<![CDATA[

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Kannin Ruzicka passed peacefully on May 23rd, 2024 at the age of 16. Kannin was born to Selena Zamora and Adam Ruzicka in Walla Walla on August 9th, 2007. He was known for his contagious laughter and his love of cuddles and head rubs. Kannin would light up with a huge smile when the people he loved were around him.Kannin was loved by his whole educational team. Though Kannin interacted with the world differently than others, his resilience in the face of adversity showed his true strength. Kannin was deeply loved by all who came into contact with him. Kannin is survived by his father, Adam Ruzicka, siblings Adam and Mariah, many aunts, uncles, maternal grandparents numerous cousins, and long term caregivers. He was proceeded in death by his mother, Selena Zamora, paternal grandparents, and 4 great grandparents.Services will be at Herring Funeral Home in Walla Walla on Thursday, June 6th, 2024. The viewing will begin at 10 AM, with the Rosary at 11:30 and Service at 12:00 PM. The Graveside Burial will immediately follow the service at Mountain View Cemetery, with a gathering to remember and celebrate Kannin's life at Menlo Park following the Graveside Burial.

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Fri, 31 May 2024 11:42:14 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/kannin-ruzicka-1089867087
<![CDATA[Gwendoline Gerow]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/gwendoline-gerow-1089855355<![CDATA[

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Gwendoline "Gwen" Gerow passed away peacefully at the age of 94 on May 18th, 2024 in Walla Walla WA.She is preceded in death by her daughter Karen Kelly and her brother & sister-in-law Gene and Betty Adams of Walla Walla.She will be remembered with love by her family - son and daughter-in-law Russ and Betsy Kelly of Yakima, WA; daughter and son-in-law Gail and Dan O'Dell of Eagle Point, Ore; niece and nephews Janine, Larry and Scott Adams; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.Gwen was born June 10th, 1929, in Olympia WA to Dave and Bea Adams. The family moved to Yakima where Gwen graduated from Yakima High and later raised a family. Gwen moved to Walla Walla 50 years ago, where she was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church. Gwen enjoyed many hobbies, and participated in vintage clothing shows and the Walla Walla balloon stampede. She was a member of two car clubs and enjoyed driving her own model A. Gwen was an animal lover who raised toy poodles.The family would like to give grateful thanks to the staff of Odd Fellows Home for their loving care.A memorial service will be held on June 19th, 2024 at 10am at Mountain View Cemetery Garden Mausoleum, Walla Walla WA. Pastor Albert Gillin will be presiding.If desired a contribution may be made in Gwen's name to the First Presbyterian Church of Walla Walla through Herring-Groseclose Funeral Home.

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Fri, 31 May 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/gwendoline-gerow-1089855355
<![CDATA[Nora Jean Whiteley]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/nora-whiteley-1089849915<![CDATA[

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Nora Jean Whiteley passed away at the age of 88 on May 16, 2024, in Walla Walla, Washington. Nora was born on May 2, 1936, in Weston, Oregon to Norval and Lenore Purcell Ferguson. Her early childhood was spent in Walla Walla before moving to Sacramento, California, in 1952. She graduated from Elk Grove High School, Elk Grove, California, and completed one year at Northwest Nazarene College, Nampa, Idaho, and finished her college degree at California State University, Sacramento, studying social sciences. She owned several antique shops in the 1980's California boom years.Nora had a flair for everything in life: outgoing personality, decorated beautiful homes, bling in her fashion attire, she was the heart and soul of family gatherings, the glue that held everyone together with her unwavering love, humor, and presence. She was our "Auntie Mame" never to be forgotten, loved by so many.Nora was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Whiteley, and son, Kevin James Whiteley, a retired fire captain; parents, Norval and Lenore Ferguson; four siblings, Dale, Pat, Bill, and Margie. She is survived by one grandchild, two great-grandchildren and two remaining siblings, Joan Records and Dixie Ferguson.Graveside services were held at the Olney Cemetery, Pendleton, Oregon, Wednesday, May 29th, at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Albert Gillin, Walla Walla Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Funeral arrangements are being made through Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, Milton-Freewater, Oregon.To leave a online condolence visit www.munsellerhodes.com.

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Thu, 30 May 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/nora-whiteley-1089849915
<![CDATA[Delbert Gene Johnson]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/delbert-johnson-1089788830<![CDATA[

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Delbert (Deb) G. Johnson was born in Dayton, Washington on Sept. 11, 1928 and died May 7, 2024. He was married to Rena Dirks of Lewes, Delaware on June 17, 1950 when both were in the US Army in New York.Delbert attended schools in Dayton and played football, basketball, baseball, and track. He was captain of the basketball team and was voted by his fellow players to receive the first inspirational award given at Dayton High. He held various class offices and was President of the Christian Youth Fellowship and baptized at the First Christian Church in Dayton. He attended Washington State University for one year and then enlisted in the US Army where he spent 6 years that included 2 overseas tours with duties as Sergeant Major and Intelligence Officer with the 5th Engineer Combat Battalion. He played basketball on two US Army teams, one for the 1st Army at Ft. Hanco*ck, New Jersey and the other for the 7th Army at the 7820th Military Prison Guard Co in Germany. He was a Military Policeman in the 571st MP Co at 1st Army Headquarters, Ft. Jay, New York occasionally serving as an honor guard at Arlington National Cemetery. He also served at the US Disciplinary barracks at Mannheim, Germany and the stockade at Ft. Jay, New York. He received numerous commendations and medals.Delbert's civilian employment included the Army Corps of Engineers, the Naval Facilities Engineer, and the US Customs Service. He received 9 outstanding sustained superior performance awards and other awards and commendations including a Dept. of Army Special Service Award. As Chief, Management & Disposal Branch, Real Estate Division for the Corps, he had total responsibility for both civil and military Army and Air Force Real Property in the 4 northwest states. Delbert was involved in several big projects including military base closures such as Camp Hanford, Washington near Richland; Glasgow Air Force Base, Montana; Mountain Home Air Base, Idaho; Geiger Field, Spokane; and Ft. Lawton, Seattle. He sold timber, buildings and improvements and railroad relocations at the Libby Dam, Montana site. An unusual, interesting project close to home was a land exchange at the Yakima Military Reservation that enabled the construction of the now existing highway I-82 between Yakima and Ellensburg.He performed similar duties with the Naval Facilities Engineer Command which additionally covered the State of Alaska. In addition to regular duties in the US Customs Service, he was Headquarters Administrative Officer and also served as Chief of the Mail Branch for Seattle District. Interspersed in his career he attended the University of Washington and the US Treasury Dept. School at Hofstra University.Delbert is survived by his 3 daughters Mary, Deborah, and Sue, 3 grandchildren, Winter, Brook, and Carrie, and 3 great grandchildren Esben, Taavi, and Penelope. He was preceded in death by Rena, his loving wife of 70 years and by a grandson, Brett. Delbert has requested cremation with no service.

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Sat, 25 May 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/delbert-johnson-1089788830
<![CDATA[Rosemary Kenney]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/rosemary-kenney-1089795770<![CDATA[

Rosemary Richartz Kenney formerly of Umapine, Oregon passed away peacefully after a short period of declining health on May 5, 2024 in Hillsboro, Oregon at the age of 97 years. No memorial services are planned.Rosemary was born on a small farm in Touchet, Washington on May 11, 1926 to John and Rose Richartz. At the age 13, she moved with her parents, older sister, Joann and younger brothers, John (Jack) and Walter (Wally) to a larger farm in Umapine, Oregon. Rosemary attended public schools in Umapine. After graduation, she went on to Oregon State University where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Home Economics in 1948, then interned at the University of Cincinnati where she earned a certificate in Food and Nutrition in 1949.Rosemary worked as a hospital dietician in Portland for two years and with a friend from OSU joined a group from American Youth Hostel. For the next 5 weeks they bicycled around Europe from London through Northern France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Scotland, Wales and back to London to join another group for 9 weeks and on through Paris, Germany, Austria, Italy and going as far as Naples. She then took a freighter to Tunis and a railway to Casablanca where she worked for an American construction company for a year.Rosemary returned to the Portland area in 1952 and worked as a dietician in area hospitals from 1953 to 1972. She married Frank Roeder 1962. Frank later passed away and in 1972 she married Albert Kenney. Together the couple moved to New Mexico where she was a dietician until 1977 at the Indian Health Service Hospital at Ft. Defiance, near Window Rock. After a short stint back in Portland they moved to Australia where she was a dietician at the Royal Adelaide Hospital from 1979 to 1986. Their final move returned them to Portland where she continued working as a dietician in area hospitals until her retirement in 1989. Al passed away in 1985.Rosemary continued to have an active life in retirement with trips with the Roads Scholars, was an active member of the Geological Society of the Oregon Country (GSOC) where she served as president in 1989; the Oregon Historical Society and the Archeological Society. She was also a volunteer at the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Resources, PSU and the Senior Center in Multnomah Village.In the fall of 2022 she moved to Newberg with her friend and caregiver, Jan Kem.Rosemary is survived by her good friend, Jan Kem; sister-in-law, Helen Richartz; nephews, Tim (Erica) Richartz, Steve Richartz, Dan (Angie) Richartz, John (Joanne) Richartz, and Mike and Jon Brough; niece, Nancy Bickelhaupt and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands and siblings, Joann, John (Jack) and Walter (Wally).To leave a condolence online visit: www.munsellerhodes.com.

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Sat, 25 May 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/rosemary-kenney-1089795770
<![CDATA[LaVina Snively]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/lavina-snively-1089812953<![CDATA[

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LaVina (Courtney) Snively was born 3/4/1929 in Lostine, Oregon where she spent most of her youth. Later they moved to Milton-Freewater, OR. She was a very accomplished musician accompanying many singers on the piano, concert master (violin) in the Walla Walla Symphony and loved to twirl the mallets on the bass drum for McLaughlin High School in a parade. She studied classical music at WWJC and Whitman but her home usually rocked with boogie-woogie.On 3/19/1947 she married Eugene Snively in Athena, OR. They bought a dairy farm in Addy, WA where she also taught music. In 1954 they moved to College Place, WA. LaVina worked the switchboard at Bell Telephone and later worked for the VA Hospital in Walla Walla as a Medical Administration Assistant as well as an Equal Employment Opportunity investigator for 10 years.LaVina was a long-time elder of College Place Presbyterian Church; past president of the Walla Walla Business and Professional Women's Club; Lady Elk; officer of National Assoc. of Retired Federal Employees; and Circle Eight Square Dancers.She was a devoted mother and wife, always putting family first. Camping all over the United States was a favorite activity. Later trading the tent for a cabin on Langdon Lake where all her extended families would gather. After retirement the cabin gave way to a camping van and traveling. She did water aerobics followed by lunch with friends for 25 years and of course loved being a Grandma.As a widow, she moved to Federal Way, WA in 2014 to live with her daughter, Sharon. She is also survived by 2 sons, Paul and Harold; 4 grandchildren: Michael, Christopher, Caitlin and Megan; and 5 great-grandchildren: Cody, Kasey, Keegan, Adonis and Ashton.She was preceded in death by her parents, Harley and Edith Courtney, sister, Sylvia Watne, brother, Lowell Courtney, and husband, Eugene Snively.LaVina died in her sleep on 4/27/2024 in Federal Way, WA, after having celebrated her 95th birthday.

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Sat, 25 May 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/lavina-snively-1089812953
<![CDATA[Cheryl Ann Shell]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/cheryl-shell-1089812718<![CDATA[

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Cheryl Shell, 66 of Walla Walla died May 21, 2024 at her home. Cheryl was born in Walla Walla and married Ronald Shell in 1975 and the lived for many years in Seattle WA. They had two children, Kristie Wolford and Curtis Shell. Cheryl and Ron later divorced. Cheryl graduated from Walla Walla High School and attended Clover Park Technical College. She worked at many office jobs and retired as the owner of Sir Wally LLC. Cheryl had a huge heart and was always willing to give her last dollar to help a friend or even a stranger. Cheryl was an avid Hallmark movie connoisseur and had a special spot their Christmas movies.Cheryl is survived by her siblings Carrie Hardy and Arlen Meyer, children Curtis Shell and his wife Robyn and Kristie Wolford and her husband Andrew, grandchildren Gracie Stanek, Caden Stanek, Connor Wolford, Camden Wolford, Ashlynn Shell, and Madilynn Shell, Nieces Riley Hardy, and Zoe Hardy.She was preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Della Meyer, siblings Mike, Bob, and Ron Meyer. A celebration of life will be held at Fort Walla Walla park on May 27th at 1pm.

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Fri, 24 May 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/cheryl-shell-1089812718
<![CDATA[Richard Arnold Daniel]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/richard-daniel-1089812879<![CDATA[

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Richard Daniel, born August 17, 1940, to Raymond and Madge Daniel, passed away on May 19, 2024, at Wheatland Village.He is survived by his daughter, Marjorie; son, Jeff (Rosanne); grandchildren, Amber (Joe), J.J., Mick, and Addie; great-grandchildren, Berlynn and Sephina.He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Belva, Lois, Sharon; and brother, Curtis; wife, Barbara; and son-in-law, Steve.He held various jobs including American Services and Tomlinson's Darimart, where he met his first wife Barabra and mother to his children. He then became a janitor at Green Park in 1968 and remained there until he retired in 1992.He married his second wife Barbara in 1987. They enjoyed trips and making memories.Richard was a little league coach for many years. He kept busy with road runners. He loved playing duplicate bridge twice a week. He also made another family while living in Wheatland Village. He was so thankful for his memories coaching, his road runner group, his bridge group, and Wheatland friends.There will be a Viewing from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at Herring-Groseclose Funeral home. A funeral Service is scheduled for Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at 1:00 PM, at the Chapel of the Herring Funeral Home, followed by a burial at Mountain View Cemetery.Richard Daniel was loved and will be very missed.Memorial contributions may be made to the Walla Walla Senior Center through the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W Alder St, Walla Walla WA 99362. In addition, friends and family are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.herringgroseclose.com.

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Thu, 23 May 2024 09:26:33 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/richard-daniel-1089812879
<![CDATA[Verona Maurine Schnibbe]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/verona-schnibbe-1089796032<![CDATA[

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Verona "Ronni" Maurine Schnibbe passed away at the age of 100 on May 15, 2024 in College Place, Washington. Ronni was born on December 7, 1923 in College Place, Washington to Keith Montanye and Violet Thompson Montanye. Her childhood was spent in Goldendale, Washington, then on a ranch in north central Washington's Aeneas Valley, where the Montanye family moved in the 1930s. Ronni attended a year of high school at PUC Prep, and graduated from Auburn Adventist Academy, then attended Walla Walla College (now University), where she worked in the registrar's office, was on staff at the Collegian, was the girls' club president, and finished her bachelor's degree in English (though journalism was what she really loved). While in college, Ronni met Fred Schnibbe, who she went on to marry right after her graduation, on June 20, 1948. Fred and Ronni spent the majority of their lives in the Brewster area in Washington's north Cascades, where they raised their three boys, and Fred was a family practice doctor. Over the course of her life, Ronni volunteered at many places, including the WWU Havstad Alumni Center, WWU Church, WW General Hospital, hospice, and Hosts Program at Brewster Elementary School, and other places in the Brewster area, but her family, friends, and horses brought her the most joy. Ronni is survived by her son Dale (Ann), daughters-in-law Winnie Wied and DeeAnn Schnibbe (Rob Gohl), and her sister-in-law Florence Montanye, along with grandchildren Liesl Schnibbe (Stephen Richmond), Heidi Schnibbe Hayes, Eric Schnibbe (Shannon), Tonya Burnham (Jared), and Jacob Schnibbe. Her great-grandchildren are Koen and Addison Hayes, Cole and Oliver Burnham, and Poppy and James Schnibbe. Ronni is preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Fred; sons Robert and Richard; parents, Keith and Violet; and all three siblings, Virginia "Ginger", Ted, and Mike. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Walla Walla University Church in Heubach Chapel on June 9th, 2024 at 11:00am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brewster Adventist Christian School at 115 Valley Rd., Brewster, Washington. Family and friends are invited to share memories of Ronni and sign the online guestbook at mountainview-colonialdewitt.com.

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Thu, 23 May 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/verona-schnibbe-1089796032
<![CDATA[Drew Scott Munns]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/drew-munns-1089804841<![CDATA[

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Drew Munns, 39, of Walla Walla, WA, passed away unexpectedly on April 7, 2024. His passing leaves us with a void that will never be filled except with our many wonderful memories of his kindness and generosity to others.Drew will always be remembered for his extensive knowledge as an auto mechanic. He was so popular that people would follow him to different repair shops just to have him work on their cars. Despite being a busy father, he always had time to look under the hood for family and friends having a little car trouble.Drew also enjoyed the outdoors. He loved to take his girls fishing, kayaking with his mother and sister, camp with family and friends, and split firewood with his father. Drew also took great pride in his garden, growing vegetables from seed and giving his family produce from the garden.Drew was devoted to his children. He encouraged them in sports and various activities, letting each one explore their various interests, whether it was dance, tumbling, volleyball, or wrestling.Drew is survived by his father, Ron Munns (Ninetta); mother, Traci Nickell (Doug); sister, Megan Munns (Luis); and his beloved children, Peytin and Laci. Drew also leaves behind a large extended family that will miss him dearly, including long-time friend David McPherson (Robin to Drew's Batman).Drew was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ron and Charlotte Munns; uncle, Anthony Munns; and grandmother, Bobbi Locati.Graveside services will be held Saturday, June 8, 2024, at noon at Mountain View Cemetery, followed by a Celebration of Life at the Assumption Parish Hall, Walla Walla.Memorial contributions may be made to Suicide Prevention in honor of Drew through the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W Alder St, Walla Walla WA 99362. In addition, friends and family are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.herringgroseclose.com.

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Thu, 23 May 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/drew-munns-1089804841
<![CDATA[Gary Eugene Bruton]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/gary-bruton-1089804839<![CDATA[

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Gary had an adventurer's heart and a yearn to travel. He was a long-haul trucker, often teaming with his wife, Susie. Together, they traveled through forty-eight states, from Seattle to the Atlantic seaboard, Miami to Los Angeles, logging over 2,500,000 accident-free miles. From these trips came many stories: some funny, some tragic, some heroic.Gary's interests were varied, from astrophysics to the arts. He had an important role in the 1976 "Trails West" production. He achieved a high rating in the World Chess Federation Tournament Play and was an accomplished musician. He wrote hundreds of songs. Some can be found on YouTube, penned under the name Junior Waysouth.Gary loved life. He would not tolerate bullies nor the abuse of those unable to protect themselves, especially children and dogs. Harm a dog, and you might get your lip twisted.Gary is survived by his wife, Suzie Bruton; his daughters, Jill Bruton and Danielle Pierce; seven grandchildren; sister, Gina Dingee; and brother, Jeff Bruton. He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Bruton and Janie Watrin, and brothers, Reggie and Randy Bruton.We invite you to join us in a Celebration of Life, a tribute to Gary's remarkable journey, on Sunday, June 30, 2024, from 1pm - 5pm. The event will be held at 338 W Maple St, Walla Walla WA 99362. It will be a time to share memories, stories, and laughter as we remember the life of a man who touched our hearts in so many ways.Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Mountain Humane Society through the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W Alder St, Walla Walla WA 99362. In addition, friends and family are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.herringgroseclose.com.

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Wed, 22 May 2024 15:49:18 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/gary-bruton-1089804839
<![CDATA[Darlene Marie Damm]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/darlene-damm-1089803798<![CDATA[

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With heavy hearts and a profound sense of loss, we announce the departing of Darlene Marie Damm, affectionately known as Dee. On Saturday, May 11th, 2024, Dee passed away in Walla Walla, WA, leaving behind a legacy of love and cherished memories that will forever reside in our hearts.Born on September 2nd, 1964, to Dave and Anne Sheppard, Dee's life was a testament to the power of love and family. Her love knew no bounds, especially when it came to her role as a mother to Robyn Damm, Amanda Gilbert, Ryan Damm, and Jaymi Gardner. Yet, her love only grew with the arrival of her grandchildren; JJ, Jaylee, Kaidee, Jayce, Becca, Alec, Jayden, Madi, Theodore, Roylynn, and Allie McGraw and great grandchildren; Victoria, Zariyah, and expecting Araceli in July, each one a precious treasure in her eyes. She was also a proud second Mom to many of her nieces and nephews.Outdoors was where Dee found her true joy. Whether it was rock hunting, fishing expeditions, or simply basking in nature's embrace, her spirit thrived in the great outdoors, often alongside her beloved fiancé, Mitch Young. But perhaps her greatest joy was found in the warmth of family gatherings, where laughter echoed, and bonds grew stronger with each passing moment. Dee was the heart and soul of these gatherings, the glue that held us together with her unwavering love, humor, and presence.Her thoughtfulness was countless, her was support endless, and her love was unconditional. Dee's love was a beacon of light that illuminated the lives of all who were fortunate enough to know her. Though she may have left this world, her love will continue to guide us, a comforting presence in our memories and hearts.In the embrace of eternity, Dee is reunited with her parents, Dave and Annabelle Sheppard, and her sister, Patricia Grace Throne. Yet, she leaves behind a legacy of love that will endure through the generations.Dee's service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Milton-Freewater, on June 8th, 2024, at 11 AM, followed by a joyous Celebration of Life at Yantis Park in Milton-Freewater, where memories will be shared, potluck style at 1 PM. Let us come together to honor Dee's memory, to celebrate a life well-lived, and to find solace in the love that she bestowed upon us all. Dee will be dearly missed and forever cherished in our hearts.

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Wed, 22 May 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/darlene-damm-1089803798
<![CDATA[Robert Clem Mostek]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/robert-mostek-1089803919<![CDATA[

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Robert "Bob" Clem Mostek, age 77, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at his home in Spokane, WA. He was a graduate of Bonners Ferry, ID High School, class of 1965. Bob graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Education, then later received his Master's degree from Gonzaga University. Bob began his career as a teacher in Dayton and Bonners Ferry then returned to Dayton as a school principal and raised his family there until his retirement. He spent his entire career working with and for children of all ages as a teacher, principal, counselor, coach, and mentor.Working with children and young adults was the love and focus of his life and career. Bob was a man of many talents and wore many hats. Affectionately known as 'Bob the Builder' by his family, he enjoyed fixing and making projects of all kinds, including restoring an old barn, building a pitching mound for his grandson, and making many wood-working projects for family and friends; all while making sure his family had 'emergency car kits' in their vehicles.To many he was known as 'Coach Bob,' and his enthusiasm and dedication touched the lives of so many people. Being able to coach his own grandchildren was a wonderful bonus for him. Bob and his wife Pam had a passion for traveling and were fortunate enough to visit many places worldwide, leaving the legacy to explore and enjoy the cultures of others to his children and grandchildren. His family is blessed to have taken many trips with him and will always cherish the memories.He is survived by his wife Pamela Sims Mostek of 55 years, daughter Stacey Mostek Garland and son-in-law Brian Garland, daughter Rachel Mostek Amann and son-in-law Travis Amann, grandchildren Jared (24), Josie (23), Lauren (22), Brooklynn (21), and Courtney (20), and mother Betty Mostek O'Neil (103).Always the positive person, he showed kindness to everyone, was loved by so many, loved a good joke and will be greatly missed. In Bob's words, you can never go wrong if you "measure twice, cut once!" Go Vandals!

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Wed, 22 May 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/robert-mostek-1089803919
<![CDATA[Jeannie Meyer]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/jeannie-meyer-1089770896<![CDATA[

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Jeannie Meyer of Milton-Freewater passed away peacefully on May 14, 2024 at Park Manor Rehab. Center in Walla Walla at the age of 70 years. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at the Milton-Freewater Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in care of the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main, Milton-Freewater, Oregon.Jeannie was born to Eugene and Dorothy Meyer on August 24, 1953 in Walla Walla, WA. She grew up and stayed local attending area schools and graduating from Mac-Hi in 1971. Jeannie started working summers during high school for HT Rea Farming, held other misc. jobs after graduation and finally she found her forever job working at Northrup-King in Touchet, WA where she worked for 40 years until retiring in the mid-2000's.Jeannie is survived by her best friend Debbie Parrish, step-mom Lonnie Meyer, sister Barbara Meyer, aunts, uncles, cousins and many others who considered her family. She is preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, a half-brother and other "extended" family members.To leave a condolence online visit: www.munsellerhodes.com.

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Tue, 21 May 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/jeannie-meyer-1089770896
<![CDATA[Marie Pavish]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/marie-pavish-1089789465<![CDATA[

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Marie Pavish passed away at home with family members on May 13, 2024. She was under the care of Hospice of Jefferson County for the last two months of her decline due to dementia. She was 77 years old.Marie once wrote, "If someone offered you a lifetime of encounters with fascinating people, what would you do? When the offer was made to me, I asked no questions. I said 'yes' emphatically." She lived her life this way, making friends with everyone. Those who knew Marie will never forget her. Her smile charmed everyone, and she had a way with words both in person and in her well-known correspondence that made people feel special, whether they were longtime friends or passing acquaintances. She was a lifelong learner, and her curiosity and zest for knowledge were never sated. She had a playful spirit and a tender heart, and the world was warmer with her in it.Marie was born in Walla Walla, Washington on April 22,1947 to Stanley (Stan) Stephen Pavish and LaVerne Lee (Lynch) Pavish. The family traveled throughout the Northwest following her father's work as a manager at Sears until settling down in Walla Walla where her parents started a cleaning service for businesses and homes (American Services) in 1954. Marie was very close to her family and as a teenager helped raise two of her brothers. This turned out to be good experience when raising her own family.After graduating from Walla Walla High in 1965, she left home to attend the University of Washington in Seattle. She loved the learning experience and opportunity to meet a wide variety of students and professors from all over the world. Marie readily made friends of those she met who could not resist her smile, warmth and unique style. She was also known for her engaging hugs and handshakes and her resonant voice. After earning her B.A. degree in Slavic Studies/Anthropology in 1969, she changed her focus to science and earned an M.S. in Geological Sciences in 1973. A summer spent doing fieldwork at an anthropological dig in South Africa (Plettenberg Bay) led to further graduate studies at the University of Chicago where she worked at the Field Museum and earned an M.A. in Geography in 1974.The West Coast then beckoned her home where she rekindled a friendship with Bill Deutsch whom she had met as an undergraduate at UW. They were married in October 1974 in San Diego where Bill was in graduate school. Following a move back to Seattle in 1975, Marie joined the U.S. Geological Survey office in the University District. Work and family followed as Elizabeth was born in 1976, Emily in 1979, and Annika in 1985. Marie had a soft spot for animals, especially the family dogs Charley, Kipling, and Dulci.Over the years, work took the family to many parts of the country: the Tri-Cities (Washington) in 1979, Albuquerque in 1985, the San Francisco Bay Area in 1987, Vashon Island and West Seattle in 1988, the Maine coast (Brooksville) in 1999, and back to the Tri-Cities in 2002. To facilitate the children's education, Marie began training to become a Montessori teacher in 1984 and ultimately taught at Montessori schools until 1999. During their time in Maine, Marie focused on Annika's education and designing the home they built.In 2007, Marie and Bill settled on the Olympic Peninsula. Marie put her impeccable editing skills to good use in these years, helping Bill develop and run Geochemistry Services LLC. They have lived in Port Townsend since 2010, where Marie made many friends attracted to her cheerful personality. Her last days were spent at home supported by her family and the staff of Jefferson Hospice to which her family are grateful.Marie is survived by her husband of 49 years Bill Deutsch, daughters Elizabeth, Emily and Annika (Scott Paradis), and grandchildren Kingsley, Hardy, Arlo, Maeve and Stanley. She is also survived by her siblings Stephen, Teresa, Tim, and Chris. A celebration of Marie's life will be held later this summer.Family and friends are invited to share memories of Marie and sign the online guestbook at www.bradley-kosec.com.

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Mon, 20 May 2024 16:24:30 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/marie-pavish-1089789465
<![CDATA[Dorothy Willis]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/dorothy-willis-1089723573<![CDATA[

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Dorothy "Dot" Willis passed away at the Walla Walla Odd Fellows Home after 80 years. Dot was born in Sunnyside, Washington to Cecil C. and Laurene M. Hudlow. Dot graduated from Park Rose High School in Portland, Oregon and enrolled at Oregon State University where she met her husband, James "Jim" Willis. After graduating from Oregon State University with a bachelor's degree, Dot completed a graduate program at Oregon Health Sciences University and obtained her Medical Technologist certification. Jim and Dot were married shortly thereafter and moved to Sacramento, California where the couple began their careers. Dot went on to work in West Lafayette, Indiana while Jim completed his master's degree in economics at Purdue and then in Tacoma, Washington before her son, Monte, was born in 1970. Months after Monte's birth, the family moved to Hilo, Hawaii where Dot took a break from her career to become a full time wife and mother. Their daughter, Carrie, was born in 1972 in Hilo before the family moved back to the main land and settled in Beaverton, Oregon in 1979. Dot returned to her career after the move and worked until her retirement at age 65.When she was not working, Dot loved to ski, hike and camp with her family. She spent many hours planning long camping vacations and weekend hikes, which also facilitated her husband's passion for photography. Dot spent almost as many hours training and grooming their "Shaggy D.A." size Old English sheep dog who took part in every vacation and family outing during their Beaverton years. In 1994, Dot left Beaverton and moved to Walla Walla where Jim had joined the staff at Walla Walla Community College. Photography began to play a bigger and bigger role in the couple's life as Jim began producing prints and cards to sell at the Walla Walla Farmers Market. Dot spent many hours helping Jim with his enterprise and never missed a market day until Jim's Parkinson's disease made it impossible for them to continue.Church was also very important to Dot. The family was active in Beaverton's Bethel Congregational Church and Dot was a dedicated member of the Walla Walla Congregational Church until her death. Dot was particularly passionate about the Sunday school programs at Walla Walla Congregational. She administered the program and taught for many years before Jim's diagnosis.Dot leaves behind her brother John Hudlow (Carolyn), son Monte Willis (Sue), daughter Carrie Ross, grandchildren McKenzie Angele (Taylor), Aspen Hummel (Dustin), Emeline Willis and great-grandchild Charlotte Angele. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Jim, her brother William "Bill" Hudlow, and great grandson Colter Hummel. Memorial gifts can be made to the Walla Walla Congregational Church and the Washington Odd Fellows Home.Friends and family are invited to share memories of Dot and sign the online guestbook at mountainview-colonialdewitt.com.

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Sat, 18 May 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/dorothy-willis-1089723573
<![CDATA[Donna Lou Raugust]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/donna-raugust-1089743137<![CDATA[

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Donna Raugust (age 89) of 208 Stone, Walla Walla, died at home April 14, 2024 surrounded by her family.Donna was born May 31, 1934 at St Mary Hospital, Walla Walla to Richard and Faye Spencer Thompson. The family resided in Prescott later moving to Walla Walla where Donna attended local schools. They relocated to Logan, Utah in 1951 where she graduated from Logan High School in 1952. She attended Utah State College for 2 years and was affiliated with Sigma Kappa sorority. She entered Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Spokane in 1954 and graduated in 1957. She worked at University Hospital for many years and completed the Nurse Practitioner (NP) Program in the 1980's but never sought work as an NP. She continued her nursing career at Walla Walla Clinic.She married Fred Buehler in 1957; they later divorced. She later married and divorced Everett Thompson, Lionel Davin, and then married Don Raugust in 1988 who became her life-long partner. They were married 34 years.Donna and Don enjoyed traveling to the Oregon Coast and seeing parts of the U.S., including Branson, Missouri, and Mount Rushmore. They also enjoyed a cruise through the Panama Canal, visiting Puerto Vallarta, Guatemala, Costa Rica, and Cartagena, Columbia, S.A.Donna was a religious woman who lived and died with Jesus in her heart. She was a hard-working woman who loved all of her children unconditionally. She was a skilled pianist who felt pursuing family life was more important than pursuing her musical goals. She excelled in her career as a nurse and truly enjoyed her work and made many friends. She was also quite a horsewoman and was a member of the original WW Wagonettes. And, she never failed to send a birthday card to any of her relatives - children, siblings, nieces, nephews. It was important to her to keep in touch.Donna is survived by her sons Fritz (Michael) Buehler and Richard (Woody) Thompson; four stepchildren Susan (Gene) Summers, Catherine (Mark) Zitzer, Tom (Sharon) Thompson, and Mathew (Catherine) Raugust; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters Dicksie House and Debbie Kleinhesselink both of Walla Walla, and brother Doug (JungHee) Thompson of Fredericksburg, VA. She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.A memorial service will be held at Walla Walla Presbyterian Church, 325 S. 1st Ave., Walla Walla, WA, at 11:00 am, May 25, 2024, the Rev. Albert Gillin officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice through Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder St., Walla Walla WA 99362.

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Sat, 18 May 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/donna-raugust-1089743137
<![CDATA[James Pease]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/james-pease-1089758561<![CDATA[

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James (Jim) Pease, age 79, of Walla Walla, Washington passed away at Miranda's Home Care February 12, 2024. Jim was born in Leon, IA to Wayne and Lenore Pease on August 12, 1944. He attended Oklahoma Christian College in Edmond, Oklahoma, graduating in 1966 with a BSE in Social Studies and Communication. Later he completed master and specialist degrees in secondary education administration. He worked as a high school social studies and speech teacher in Leon, Iowa and as a high school teacher and administrator in Richmond, Mo until his retirement in 2000.He married Diane Miller on July 30, 1983, and in 2002 the family moved to Walla Walla where he started a career at Windermere Real Estate, retiring again in 2015. Jim enjoyed singing in a country music band, coaching students for public speaking competitions, traveling, reading, bowling, and raising his family of four sons. He was a member of Christian Fellowship Ministries in Richmond, MO and Life Church in Walla Walla. Jim was preceded in death by his mother, father and sister and brother-in-law Jeannie and Don Sheridan, and sisters-in-law Lola Miller and Debbie Miller, and grandson Jack Pease. He is survived by his wife, Diane Pease, brother and sister-in-law Tom and Pam Pease, nephew Matthew (Becca) Sheridan, four sons and daughters-in-law; Daniel, Joshua and Chloe, Andrew, Johnny and Morgan and grandchildren Jude, Rosie, Eloise, Georgia, and Marlowe Pease, and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 3 PM, June 1, 2024 at Life Church, 611 S. 9th Ave in Walla Walla. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Walla Walla Hospice at 1067 E. Isaacs Ave., or Life Church at 611 S. 9th Ave, Walla Walla. Family and friends are invited to share memories of Jim and sign the online guestbook at mountainview-colonialdewitt.com.

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Sat, 18 May 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/james-pease-1089758561
<![CDATA[Connie Rogers]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/connie-rogers-1089771459<![CDATA[

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Connie Adel (VanDonge) Rogers passed away at home on April 17. Connie was born in 1952 as the youngest of 4 children to Bardell and Martha VanDonge in Walla Walla, WA. She was married to Randy Rogers for 50 years and had 1 son Drew.Connie was well known in the valley as a long-time antique dealer and owner of "White Elephant Sales" for nearly 50 years. She also owned Diettrich House Antiques. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 3 pm, Sunday May 26 at Eastgate Adventist Church located at 380 Tausick Way in Walla Walla. Come & share memories of Connie.

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Fri, 17 May 2024 14:36:18 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/connie-rogers-1089771459
<![CDATA[Arthur "Art" Davila]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/arthur-art-davila-1089766381<![CDATA[

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Art Dávila passed away on May 1, 2024, at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center. Art was born on August 9, 1943, to Camilo and Martha (Garcia) Dávila in Crow Agency, Montana.The Dávila family, which included ten siblings and parents, moved to Washington State in the mid-1940s. They began their small family farming business in Wapato and then moved to Toppenish to work for a local farmer for many years.Art attended junior and senior high in Granger, WA, where he was a team member for Track and Field. He took Regionals and State Titles in the Triple Jump, Broad Jump, and Discus Throwing events. Art graduated from Granger High School in 1963. At Granger High School, he met the love of his life, Carmen Cervantes, Granger High School, Class of 1965. They were inseparable sweethearts from 1962-1965. On May 24, 1965, they eloped to Yakima, WA, and would have celebrated 59 years of marriage this May 24.They moved to Walla Walla in November 1967, when Art started working as a correctional officer at the Washington State Penitentiary. After nine years, he transferred to the Walla Walla School District #140 as a Trades Assistant II for 37 years. He mowed all the school lawns, filled in on different levels, and did other assignments. You could call him a "Jack of all Trades."Art was known by many as a kind, funny, strong, proud, and hardworking man. He was the best husband, father, and papa. We welcomed our first granddaughter, Jessica, in 1995 and our second granddaughter, Danielle, in 1997.Art enjoyed sharing his family life with anyone who would listen. He did the best he could and was very proud of his son and daughter, granddaughters, and recently his first great-granddaughter, Emelia Grace Magaña.Art enjoyed woodworking, creating miscellaneous furniture items, and landscaping. He was a self-taught guitar player and would often play CCR, ZZ Top, and numerous Blues and Rock artists. He also enjoyed planting and growing long-stemmed flowers for display at Sunday Church Services at the First Congregational Church.Art and Carmen have spent most of the last four years in poor health. The last eight months took its toll on them. After three surgeries, Art never completely recovered. God knows what kind of pain and discomfort Art was facing every day.He was forever thankful that he found the First Congregational Church. This was the beginning of a "saved" life, and due to Shirley Fouts's help, he finally found himself in a safe place. Thank you to all the First Congregational Church members for their love and support of our family.Thank you to the Park Manor Rehabilitation Center, Providence St. Mary Medical Center, and Regency at the Park for their caring and gentle care.Art is survived by his wife, Carmen; his son, David; and daughter, Dawnie Dávila; two beautiful granddaughters, Jessica Carrasco (Jose) and Danielle Magaña (Damian); great-granddaughter, Emelia Grace Magaña; four sisters, Lydia Dávila of Spokane, Elois Cummins (Jim) of Kennewick, Rachel Budd (Denny) of Spokane, and Irene Dávila of Westport, OR; brother, Cam Dávila of Modesto, CA. He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Juanita and Eva; two brothers, Milo and Henry; and numerous family members, a sister-in-law, Delores Ramos, and uncle, Lino Rojas.Reverend Ann-Marie Illsley of the First Congregational Church officiated at services on May 9. A private family interment followed.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Walla Walla Alliance for the Mentally Ill through the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W Alder St, Walla Walla WA 99362. In addition, friends and family are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.herringgroseclose.com.

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Thu, 16 May 2024 14:07:02 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/arthur-art-davila-1089766381
<![CDATA[Eldon John Dietrich]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/eldon-dietrich-1089751007<![CDATA[

Eldon John "Pete" Dietrich of Walla Walla left this world for Heaven October 2, 2023, at the age of 103. He was born in the tiny town of Notus, Idaho, to Henry and Augusta Dietrich and was the 3rd of 4 children. Being raised on a farm during the depression meant learning to work hard from a very young age. He mentioned many times how his mother, father and siblings were powerful and positive influences in his life. His school was very small, but he considered this a significant advantage. He was able to participate in all sports, but really loved basketball. Later his basketball skills paved the way for scholarships, coaching and educational opportunities. He graduated from Notus High School in 1938 along with 12 classmates.Being influenced by his older brother and sister who were already teachers, he followed in their footsteps and attended Lewiston Normal Teaching College. He played basketball for the "Loggers" and worked odd jobs on weekends, graduating in 1940. More importantly and of much greater significance in his life was meeting a fellow teaching student, Pat. The courtship began. Furthering his education, Pete was off to The College of Idaho in Caldwell. He played basketball for the "Coyotes" and graduated with a bachelor's degree in education in 1942. In the fall of 1942 Pete enlisted in the U.S. Army as a private and later after OCS (Officer Candidate School) became a 2nd Lieutenant. He was stationed in England, France and Germany during WWII. He completed his army service and the long-distance courtship with Pat happily culminated in marriage in 1946 as soon as he got back from overseas.They moved to Wapato, WA where Pat taught 6th grade and Pete taught and coached. Pete continued his education obtaining a Master of Science degree in Education from the University of Idaho in 1950. He was principal of Wapato High School 1953-1964 and Kennewick High school 1964-1966. He earned his Doctorate in Education from Washington State University in 1963. He became the founding President of Walla Walla Community College in 1966 with the doors opening to students in 1967 with just one building. However, as the college grew a new campus was needed. Visualizing the possibilities and with a lot of work from many, the new campus came to fruition in 1974. After 15 years at the helm, Pete retired in 1982. Pete and Pat knew from their own lived experience that an excellent education for each individual student was one of the most valuable contributions they could ever make to others in this world.Retirement brought many enjoyable years of trailering with their wonderful Schipperke dogs. They had so much fun traveling throughout the United States exploring, visiting family and always continuing to learn along the way. Pete (and his neighbors) also enjoyed his garden produce and always being the athlete even in his later years, he really loved the challenge and fun of playing golf.Pete was preceded in death by his beloved wife Pat. He is survived by son, John (Merrilee); daughter, Lynn (Rod); three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Walla Walla Country Club, 1390 Country Club Road, Walla Walla, WA on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at 2 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Eldon "Pete" and Isabella "Pat" Dietrich Scholarship at Walla Walla Community College Foundation.The family wishes to express our thanks to Dr. Ball of the Walla Walla Clinic, Bobbi Hawes of Home Instead and Pete's caring neighbors, particularly the Tuckers and the Hitchco*cks.

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Thu, 16 May 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/eldon-dietrich-1089751007
<![CDATA[Donald Keith Bohlman]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/donald-bohlman-1089690537<![CDATA[

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Dr. Donald Keith Bohlman, beloved husband, dad, poppy, brother, and general practitioner, passed away on April 26, 2024, at the age of 88. Born on November 19, 1935, in Walla Walla, Washington, to Dr. Ivan and Lola Bohlman, Don's life was a testament to compassion, dedication, and faith.Don married Carolyn Owen on August 26, 1956, and together they shared a life full of love and devotion. After graduating from medical school in 1961 Don enlisted in the United States Army and was a flight surgeon at Fort Sam Houston Texas at the rank of Captain from 1963 to 1965.A leader in the Seventh Day Adventist church, Don's faith was a guiding force in his life. He was deeply involved in his church communities in Portland, Oregon, and Walla Walla, Washington, where his kindness and leadership touched many lives.In addition to his medical and military service, Don had a passion for golf. Whether playing, watching, or teaching others, he found joy in the game and traveled the world with his clubs in search of the perfect course. He was also an avid skier, enjoying both water and snow skiing throughout his life.He fell peacefully to sleep, knowing his salvation is assured.Don is survived by his loving wife Carolyn, his brother Ted Bohlman, his sister Glenna Koorenny, his daughter Lori (Audie) Marcoff, his son Brock (Laura) Bohlman, his grandchildren Jonathan (Jill) Mack, Cole (Amber) Mack, Kinsey (Jon) Nickell, Brandon Jansen, Lexie Bohlman, Paige (Danny) Rogers, his great-grandchildren Tanner and Adison Mack, Hutchinson and Jackson Mack, Iris and Opal Nickell, and a host of other family members and friends who will miss him dearly.Don's legacy of service, compassion, and joy will live on in the hearts of those he touched.A Celebration of Life will be held in memory of Don on Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. at the Village Seventh-Day Adventist Church and a private Graveside Service will be held at Mount Hope Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Don may be made to the Gospel Outreach in care of Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt. Family and friends are invited to share memories of Don and sign the online guestbook at mountainview-colonialdewitt.com.

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Sat, 11 May 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/donald-bohlman-1089690537
<![CDATA[Kathleen Eugene Elliott]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/kathleen-elliott-1089703733<![CDATA[

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Kathleen Eugene "Kay" Elliott went to Heaven on November 9, 2023. She was born July 1, 1925, in Missoula, Montana to Lawrence Thomas "Mac" McLaughlin and Martha "Margie" Beck McLaughlin. The family relocated to Spokane, Washington where she was raised. She was valedictorian of her high school graduating class at Rogers High School. After high school she wanted to be an attorney however decided to work as a legal secretary instead for 3 attorneys followed by Fairchild Air Force Base. She married Carroll Ernest "Tim" Elliott on December 26, 1946. Stardust was their song. After relocating to Walla Walla, Washington in 1950 Timothy Steven, Pamela Kay and Suzanne Michelle were born. She was an active member of Pioneer United Methodist Church and served as President in the Sunshine Club, Daughters of the Nile, Union Pacific Old Timers Club and Walla Walla Travel Club. She served as Director of Music in Jobs Daughters and was a member of the Idle Roamers RV Club. She and her husband managed the annual Blue Mountain Shriners screening clinic for many years. She enjoyed her children and grandchildren, travel, gardening, reading, following news and politics, her pets, music, living an active and healthy lifestyle, and was a wonderful homemaker. Survivors include son Timothy, daughter Pamela, her cat Athena and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, brothers, husband, daughter Suzanne and many beloved pets. She was a treasure and will be greatly missed.

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Sat, 11 May 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/kathleen-elliott-1089703733
<![CDATA[Nicole Howland]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/nicole-howland-1089705794<![CDATA[

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College Place resident Nicole M. Howland, 77, passed away on April 24, 2024 in her daughter Maggie's home. She was born on December 3, 1946 in St.-Grégoire, Québec, Canada to Lucien Joseph Provencher and Marie Blanche (St. Onge) Provencher. Nicole married Leo Paul Howland in October of 1971 in Three Rivers, Québec, Canada. She later divorced in 1979. Nicole moved from New Hampshire to Walla Walla, Washington in 1993. She worked as an in-home caregiver until her retirement in 2011. Nicole deeply enjoyed oil painting, knitting, crocheting, sewing, and gardening. She loved children. Especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.Nicole is survived by her daughters Maggie (Marguerite) Miranda and Michelle Howland; her two brothers and four sisters in Québec -- Jean, Leo Paul, Luce, Cecile, Angel and Celine; her grandchildren Sonia, Devin, Alex, Chantal and Charlene; and eight great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents and her former husband.A special thank you and acknowledgment to Walla Walla Community Hospice, especially her R.N. Lori Tucker and to her wonderful caregiver Daniela Saldaña. A Celebration of Life followed by a reception will be held at Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt for Nicole on May 17, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.Family and friends are invited to share memories of Nicole and sign the online guestbook at mountainview-colonialdewitt.com.

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Sat, 11 May 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/nicole-howland-1089705794
<![CDATA[Cira Louise Shoemake]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/cira-shoemake-1089709248<![CDATA[

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Cira Louise Shoemake passed away on February 19, 2024, from a heart attack caused by a rare occurrence of Coronary Artery Disease at the age of 23. She was born in Plano, TX but moved to Walla Walla at 3 months of age along with her parents Jeanine and Steve Shoemake. She attended College Place schools, Lincoln High School, and Walla Walla Community College. Like many, those formative years presented significant challenges for Cira. As her parents, we could not be prouder of how she persevered, learned from, and gained strength through those times and had become a loyal, loving and compassionate young adult, with a quick wit and wonderful sense of humor. She was loved by many and will be dearly missed.Cira's talent for art and music became apparent in her early years. At age three and a half she had taught herself (by ear) to play "Ode to Joy" on the keyboard. She took piano lessons with Mrs. Koch for several years, and her performances at recitals were always remarkably beautiful. Her favorite musical expression was singing, which she began while at Davis Elementary School and continued through middle school as a member of the choirs lead by ReNae Davis. Cira thrived on performing. Cira's art was a constant companion throughout her life. Although she rarely shared it, drawing was her primary release and source of joy. She loved anime and manga which greatly influenced her style of illustration. She really loved all things Japanese and Korean -- food, culture, entertainment, cosplay, etc. Samples of her work will be displayed at her "Celebration of Life" gathering.During high school she met Rodney Outlaw and was one of the inaugural members of the Walla Walla Music Organization (WWMO). Rodney was a steadfast mentor and friend to Cira, and his support played an important role in completing high school. Cira also loved her dear online friends. Two of them, Josh and Shelby (who live in Michigan) became very special to her. They were much more than just gaming friends; they made her life better. Cira also had a number of friends that she kept in touch with from Lincoln High School who greatly enriched her life. We are deeply indebted to each of these people for loving Cira and improving her life.She is survived by many family members including her grandparents, Rodger and Ginger Shoemake, and Patricia Odell; aunts and uncles, Melissa Grant (Kevan), Heidi Curnow (Rob), Kristan Preacher (Mike), Chris Shoemake (Carol), Scott Kay, and Gregg Kay (Kathy); cousins, Eli Shoemake, Margaret Shoemake, Abby Grant, Emma Grant, Megan Grant, Sophie Curnow, Spencer Curnow, James Kay, and Daniel Kay.A Celebration of Life gathering will be held on May 25, 2024, at the Garden Center in Pioneer Park, at 10:30 AM. If you knew Cira and want to share/listen to stories about how she touched your life, please attend. If you are unable to attend but would like to share a story, please leave a remembrance at the Herring-Groseclose website under "sign the guestbook".In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in her name to the Walla Walla Music Organization (www.wwmo.org).We will miss her vibrant spirit every day for the rest of our lives.

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Sat, 11 May 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/cira-shoemake-1089709248
<![CDATA[Hattie Arlene McGuire]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/hattie-mcguire-1089709706<![CDATA[

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Hattie Arlene McGuire, aged 91, passed away peacefully in Walla Walla, Washington, on May 1, 2024. Arlene personified love, kindness, warmth, loyalty, thoughtfulness, resilience, and generosity, all woven seamlessly together. To her many grandchildren, she was the best grandma ever: a heroine, a paragon of faith, strength, integrity, and love. Above all, Arlene epitomized the essence of family. She was a beloved caretaker and a strong and enduring presence behind the scenes, quietly holding everyone close and filling hearts with memories.Arlene was born in Weston, Oregon, on July 1,1932, to the late Dale and Veryl Erickson. She grew up on a small ranch on Weston Mountain and graduated from Weston High School. In September 1950, she married Bruce LaVern McGuire, her school sweetheart and the absolute love of her life. In 2021, they celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary. Together they raised a family of four children: Dennis (Janet), Pam (John), Tami (Robert), and Teresa (Joel). The family grew to include eleven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren.Arlene and Bruce initially resided in Oregon, calling North Powder, Hermiston, and Athena home before eventually settling in Davenport, Washington, where they raised their children. They built a cabin along the banks of the Spokane River which became a cherished haven of joy and camaraderie for family and friends. Arlene's cooking talent and warm hospitality brought family, friends, neighbors and the community together. While the crowd was swimming, water skiing, and playing volleyball, Arlene was busy whipping up a feast-cooking was truly her love language. They later expanded the cabin and it became their home.Arlene and Bruce were a formidable team, working side by side for years at DavenportChemicals before starting their own farm chemicals business, GroMor, in 1985. While Bruce was often in the spotlight, Arlene was the driving force behind the scenes, significantly contributing to the company's success. Through their dedication and hard work, they grew the business before eventually selling it to The McGregor Company in 1993.Arlene had a magical green thumb, cultivating an abundance of vegetables and filling her yard with thousands of exquisite flowers. Gardening was her passion, and she delighted in canning, cooking alongside her family, experimenting with new recipes, and perusing cookbooks. She treasured time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, spending much of that time playing cards and games, including family favorite dirty board competitions.Arlene dedicated her time and talents to serving her communities, including her church, where she baked goods and crafted items for bazaars and actively engaged in groups like the Methodist Women and Circle. She volunteered as a Sunday School teacher and participated in organizations like the Davenport Study Club and Republican Women. When her children were young, she spent many hours volunteering in the classroom and serving as the room mother for events and school parties.When they retired, Bruce and Arlene traveled across the country in their RV and took several international trips before settling in Yuma, Arizona, where she easily made many new friends and found a loving community. Arlene loved to volunteer her time and talents to help those in need through Helping Hands of Yuma, including driving seniors to medical appointments, volunteering at fundraising events, and supporting the organization.Arlene had a knack for making everyone feel special, including those she met at Wheatland Village Senior Home, where she spent her final years. She was adored by the residents, staff, caregivers, and servers and even "adopted" more grandchildren among the Wheatland staff.Arlene was always there for her family, offering a comforting cup of homemade soup or just the right words when her kids were sick, whether they were six or sixty. She offered advice and exchanged recipes and cooking tips over the phone and made special birthday dinners with expertly decorated cakes. Arlene planned shopping weekends with her daughters to spend time together, took all the grandchildren to Disneyland when they turned six years old, and held coffee dates and game show nights with granddaughters clad in robes and slippers.Although Arlene was gentle and kind, she definitely had a competitive side, particularly when it came to winning at cards and baking perfect pies. All the card players at Wheatland wanted to be her partner because she was fierce and almost always won. In her early years working at a ski resort, she would hop out of bed at the crack of dawn each day and whip up 50 delicious pies for guests. Arlene never needed a recipe for her pies and could practically bake them with her eyes closed! It was a skill she held dear and one that her three daughters never mastered (although they were much happier to eat their Mom's anyway).Arlene's passing creates a huge hole in the hearts of all who knew her, but her legacy lives on through her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren who learned from her the value of hard work, the beauty of growing things, the importance of serving others, and the joy of cooking. They strive to make the ultimate pie crusts, win at cards, and cut vegetables into perfect little squares just like her. Arlene leaves behind countless memories of the love and warmth she brought into so many lives.A Celebration of Arlene's Life will be held on Friday, June 14, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel at Wheatland Village Senior Living, 1500 Catherine Street, Walla Walla, Washington. The service will be followed by interment at the Weston Cemetery, in Weston, Oregon, at 1:30 p.m. and a family luncheon at Boyer House, 571 Boyer Avenue, Walla Walla, Washington.In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Meals on Wheels at the Walla Walla Senior Citizens Center at 720 Sprague Street, Walla Walla, Washington, 99362. Cards and memories can be sent to Teresa Poppen at 851 W. Front Street, Suite 1702, Boise, Idaho 83702, or tgpoppen@gmail.com.To leave a condolence online visit: www.munsellerhodes.com.

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Sat, 11 May 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/hattie-mcguire-1089709706
<![CDATA[Gordon Ethmyr Adams]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/gordon-adams-1089706098<![CDATA[

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Gordon Adams, age 91, of Walla Walla, WA, passed away peacefully in April 2024. He was born in Spokane, WA, the son of the late Donald and Tirza Adams.Gordon grew up on the family farm west of Spokane and attended Lewis and Clark High School. He was a proud alumnus of the University of Idaho, where he was awarded a football scholarship despite being one of the smallest members on the team. Gordon played center during his freshman year, a testament to his determination and spirit. He also sang with the Vandaleers and was a dedicated member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity.After earning his business degree, Gordon served as a Naval Aviator in the US Navy. He returned to Spokane long enough to marry the former Miss Spokane, Suzanne, and they moved to Maine, where he was stationed. As a "Seahawk" of Patrol Squadron 23, he piloted the P2V-7 Neptune on deployments to Iceland and Malta, conducting maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine patrol missions in the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea.Following his military service, Gordon joined his brother Carroll selling farm equipment at Adams Tractor Company in Walla Walla, WA. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to found and manage Adams Steel Buildings, a division of Carroll Adams Tractor Co., constructing vital agricultural and industrial structures across the Pacific Northwest. He ultimately formed a business partnership with Suzanne, serving the investment needs of client families throughout the region for over a decade.Gordon was deeply committed to his community as a long-time member of the First Congregational Church, Walla Walla Noon Rotary Club, Masonic Lodge, Walla Walla Elks Lodge #287, and Walla Walla Country Club. He also dedicated many years to serving on the Troop Committee for Troop 312, Boy Scouts of America.His most important partnership in life was with his true love, Suzanne. Over 65 years, they built a family, a business, and a beautiful life together in Brunswick, ME, Walla Walla, WA, and at their cherished lake retreat in northern Idaho.Gordon is survived by his wife, Suzanne; children, Elizabeth (Dan), Peter (Jean), and Daniel (Teresa); and grandchildren, Madeleine, Natalie, Brian, Lauren, and Jackson. He is preceded in death by his parents, his siblings, Jack, Donald, Carroll, Rosamond, Doris, Robert, Tirzah, Howard, and his grandson, Nicholas.Gordon will be remembered for his integrity, leadership, and enduring commitment to his family and community. He will also be remembered for his fierce optimism, his innate sense of happiness, and his fondness of huckleberry pie and his mom's peanut butter cookies.In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Gordon's memory to the First Congregational Church, 73 S Palouse St, Walla Walla, WA 99362 (https://www.fccwallawalla.org/donate).Arrangements have been entrusted to the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home.

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Wed, 8 May 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/gordon-adams-1089706098
<![CDATA[Marjorie Ruth Rodgers]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/marjorie-rodgers-1089703862<![CDATA[

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After living a full life at age 98, Marjorie Rodgers passed away at River's Walk Assisted Living in Dayton on April 30, 2024.Marge was born on July 11, 1925, in Ada, Oklahoma. She was the first child of Bun and Alta Bush. Marge and her sister Dean grew up in Texas and Oklahoma where their dad worked as a heavy equipment operator in construction. Education took place in many different towns.In her junior year of high school, the family moved to Pryor, Oklahoma. Marge was named valedictorian, secretary/treasurer, and senior class queen of Pryor High School in 1943. This is where she met her high school sweetheart and future husband, Jim.Upon graduation she attended business college and worked as a telephone operator for Southern Bell. Marge also worked for the civil service, and it was said that she sent her future husband, Jim, his notice for the military.After the war Marge and Jim married on January 17, 1948. College was now available to Jim, so they went to Warner, Oklahoma. On September 29, 1949, they welcomed Janis Dean to the family in Henryetta, Oklahoma.Though most of their relatives were in Oklahoma, Jim, Marge and Janis packed up and moved to Washington State in 1953. Marge's sister, Dean lived in Washington so that was a big draw for this new location.James Donald was added to the family on March 29, 1956, while living in Richland, WA. With their family complete, Jim took a teaching/coaching job in Mabton, WA. For the next few years, moves were made to Aberdeen, Morton, Dayton and finally Walla Walla. Friends were made in every town!Marge was happy to be a homemaker! She made sure her family was well loved and cared for. Her favorite pastimes were sewing, crocheting, needlework, reading, crossword puzzles and jigsaw puzzles.The study of God's word was always important to her. Marge's faith in God deepened with every church and Bible study she attended during their moves. Pioneer Methodist church became her place of worship during her fifty years in Walla Walla. The United Methodist Women's group was a highlight for her as she spent time with close friends.Grandkids became a loving addition to her life. They knew they were loved by a special lady.Marge is survived by her children, Janis Gerlitz (Gordon), Jim Rodgers (Barbara); five grandchildren, Ryan Gerlitz, Chad Gerlitz, Jaclyn Clarry, Olivia Rodgers, Noah Rodgers; and eight great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, and great-grandson Gregory.Many thanks to Dayton's River Walk Assisted Living staff and Walla Walla Community Hospice for their love and devotion to Marge.Memorial contributions may be made to Walla Walla Community Hospice through the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W Alder St, Walla Walla WA 99362. In addition, friends and family are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.herringgroseclose.com.

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Tue, 7 May 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/marjorie-rodgers-1089703862
<![CDATA[Martha Schilling]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/martha-schilling-1089673884<![CDATA[

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Martha Philips Schilling, always known as Martie, passed away on March 31, 2024, in Walla Walla at the age of 95. Martie was born to Richard T. and Doris H. Philips on May 17, 1928, in Seattle, Washington. The family lived in Madrona near Lake Washington and had a vacation cabin on Lake Sammamish, where she became an expert and lifelong swimmer.Martie graduated from Garfield High School in Seattle in 1946 and from Whitman College in 1950. Looking for some adventure after college, she and her best friend applied for and accepted jobs with the State Department in Washington, DC ("just lots of typing and filing," she sometimes reminded us, no diplomacy). After two years of East Coast fun and exploration, including dancing at President Eisenhower's inaugural ball, she returned to Seattle.At a Whitman Homecoming party in Walla Walla, Martie met Kenneth Schilling, a Whitman music professor and director of what was then called the Conservatory of Music. They married in 1954 and soon welcomed daughters Janet and Nancy. With Ken's son, Steven, they were a happy family of five. In 1959 they built a home on Bonnie Brae Street, where Martie and Ken lived until 2001, when Ken passed away. Martie continued living there before moving to Wheatland Village three years ago.In 1962-63 the family spent Ken's sabbatical year in Salzburg, Austria. While Ken studied music, Martie learned German. They made dear Austrian friends, some of whom even visited them in Walla Walla over the years. Martie later earned a teaching certificate and taught German and English at Saint Paul's School for Girls, DeSales High School, and Walla Walla High School. After Ken's retirement, Martie and Ken established a vocal music scholarship at Whitman College. She made it a point to meet each scholarship recipient and loved attending their recitals.Martie was smart and inquisitive. If it was in the news, she wanted to talk about it. A lifelong learner, she took Quest classes, traveled with Elder Hostel, and added her name to the waiting list at the public library for the latest nonfiction (and fiction) bestsellers. She was a founding member of MLB (Martinis, Lunch, and Books), which continues to meet today. Between 1980 and 2023 she read more than 2,000 books (we have the list). Who knows how many thousands she read before she started keeping track?Martie loved and supported the Walla Walla community. She donated gallons of blood to the American Red Cross and volunteered at Kirkman House, at the Carnegie Center for the Arts, and in the local elementary schools, testing the eyesight of hundreds of children. She supported the Blue Mountain Humane Society as a kitten foster mom and outlived many cherished cats of her own. She helped compile a series of books about Walla Walla's historic homes. She biked with Ken and with a group of other Walla Wallans, and served on a local bicycle safety committee. Martie was a 70-year member of PEO and the Delta Gamma sorority. She played social bridge for decades, until she was 92. Her many, many friendships were strong and lasting.At home, she made everything look easy. She planted an enormous backyard garden that produced zucchini, cucumbers, beans, peas, lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, rhubarb, raspberries, apricots, and flowers She kept the neighborhood creek (which ran through their yard) running smoothly by regularly wading into it to clear rocks and weeds. She sewed beautiful dresses for her daughters to wear to dances and in piano recitals. She hung wallpaper, made curtains, and painted walls. She played all manner of word games, relished a good pun, and could always make us laugh. A curious and energetic traveler, when she was 80 she and Nancy went on a safari in Tanzania. A couple of years later she and Janet toured the Civil War battlefields of the American South. And at 85, she took the whole family on a two-week Alaskan cruise. She loved her family beyond measure.She is survived by her daughters, her stepson, and their spouses: Janet Schilling Mowery and David Mowery of Novato, CA; Nancy Schilling and Rich Shine of San Diego, CA; and Steven and JoAnna Schilling of Sierra Madre, CA. She is also survived by her nephews Peter Philips and Christopher Philips, their families, and two step-grandchildren. Her younger brother, Richard H. Philips, predeceased her. In her last years, Martie added two "daughters" to her family, her beloved caregivers Adela Garcia and Ana Dicochea, who remain sisters to Janet, Nancy, and Steven.To those who want to remember Martie with a charitable contribution, please donate to a charity of your choice or to the Kenneth and Martha Schilling Vocal Scholarship at Whitman College.Martie lived a long and happy life. She was a treasured friend to many. We, her family, miss her every day. We will celebrate her life on June 8 at 4 p.m. at the Baker Faculty Center on the Whitman College campus. We invite Martie's friends to join us.

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Sat, 4 May 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/martha-schilling-1089673884
<![CDATA[Esther Large]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/esther-large-1089680702<![CDATA[

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Esther "Ramona" Carlson Starr Large passed away on April 2, 2024 in Walla Walla Washington. Ramona was born on November 21, 1929 in Troy, Idaho to Ester W. Louise Nelson, and Oscar H. Carlson. In 1948, at the age of 18, Ramona married Richard (Gene) E. Starr in Troy, ID. She began teaching in a K-12 schoolhouse where she was the only teacher. Gene and Ramona had two children, Gary and Monica. They moved to Walla Walla, WA in 1964. She began a career in dog breeding and also sold Tupperware, quickly becoming a regional manager. In 1958, Gene and Ramona adopted Kathy and in 1968, they completed their family by adopting Becki. During this time, Ramona groomed dogs and enjoyed working in her vegetable and flower gardens. In 1978, Ramona tragically lost her husband and mother on the same weekend. She met Gregory (Greg) Large, from Seattle, WA a year later and in 1980, they married. Her family doubled in size when she married Greg. He had two sons and a daughter: Don, Gary and Linda. Ramona spent the next several years commuting with Greg from Seattle to Walla Walla as they didn't want to settle in one place. When Greg retired, they settled in Walla Walla where they spent the rest of their years. In 2009, they built their dream home. Ramona was a member of the Village SDA Church in College Place. Her surviving children and grandchildren from her 1st marriage are - children: Monica J. Starr, Kathy Brown, and Becki Wilson; grandchildren: Tracey A. White (Starr), Corey Moore, Mike Moore, Carly Moore, Jared Brown, Rhonda Brown, and Ashley Wilson. From her 2nd marriage, she is survived by children: Don Large, Linda Large-Vandehey, and Gary Large; grandchildren: Janelle Kasabasic, Cori Benscoter, Nathan Large, Brandon Large, Jarrod Large, Holly Aldred and Heather Aldred. Ramona is preceded in death by her parents: Oscar Carlson and Ester Louise Nelson; her husbands: Richard E. Starr, and Gregory B. Large; her son: Gary E. Starr, and all her siblings: John Carlson, Leroy Carlson, Connie Scheopflin, Sylvia Hart, Maybelle Kegley, and Ivy Ewert. A Graveside Service will be held at Beulah Cemetery in Troy, Idaho on May 26, 2024 at 2pm.Family and friends are invited to share memories of Ramona and sign the online guestbook at mountainview-colonialdewitt.com.

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Sat, 4 May 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/esther-large-1089680702
<![CDATA[Robert Major Hysell]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/robert-hysell-1089686995<![CDATA[

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The youngest of three siblings, Bob Hysell was born in Minneapolis, MN in 1932 to Leslie and Mildred Hysell. He was raised in the small towns of Farmington, Browerville and Long Prairie, MN.After two years of college, he served four years in the US Navy Air Force as an Air Traffic Controller in Pensacola, FL. It was during this time that he married his high school sweetheart, Anne, and their daughter Catherine was born. After his naval career, he earned his BA and BArch from the University of Minnesota and a Masters in Architecture from Harvard.His career as an architect was multifaceted. As an Assistant Professor he taught design to UofM architecture students and was a partner in the design firm ZHHD in Minneapolis. From 1977 to 1980 he was Project Director for the Consortium HOK+4 in the building of King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Back in the US Bob held positions in marketing and development in Texas, Arizona and California. After seven years with Bechtel Corporation, three of which were in Hong Kong, Bob retired in 1998.Retirement brought the couple to Sonoma, CA with involvement in the community for eight years. In 2006, they moved along with their daughter to Walla Walla, WA where Bob designed and built their home on Graybill Pond. He volunteered his time to the Downtown Foundation, Whitman College Friendship Family and Whitman College Life Cycle Committee.Music was always a part of Bob's life starting at age three when he won 1st prize singing "When I Grow Too Old To Dream." He played the baritone horn and the Boy Scout bugle from his Eagle Scout days his entire life and always sang with gusto. Bob golfed, cheered the Sea Hawks, made outlandish winning decisions in card games, and made a commendable Caesar Salad.The Walla Walla Veterans Home was Bob's home for the last year of his life and it was a creative one. He wrote letters to the editor at the UB, letters to Senator Patty Murray and short short stories with characters such as newlyweds Ben and Eileen Dover, helicopter pilot Hap Hazard and mechanic Allen Wrench. He loved to laugh and along with Anne made lifelong friendships with people all around the world.Bob is survived by his wife Anne and daughter Catherine, and many nieces and nephews who speak of Bob as their favorite uncle. He was preceded in death by his parents Les and Mildred Hysell and his two sisters Joyce Stier and Maylon Curry.Our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Jon Gardner and to the Walla Walla Veterans Home staff who gave Bob a loving caring home away from home. A memorial service and flag presentation were held at the VA the day of Bob's death. A family celebration of life will take place at a future date.

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Sat, 4 May 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/robert-hysell-1089686995
<![CDATA[Janice Louisa Zuger]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/janice-zuger-1089690007<![CDATA[

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Janice Roberts Dunn Rocconella Zuger passed away at Washington Odd Fellows Home in Walla Walla on May 1, 2024, at age 95. She was born July 20, 1928, to Adda and Henry Roberts of Waitsburg, WA.While growing up on a homestead wheat farm near Waitsburg, she became Days Real Sport Queen. After graduating HS 1945, Janice married Private James Dunn, stationed at Ft Lewis, WA, during WW2. While farming, they lived in Waitsburg, Walla Walla, WA, and Pilot Rock, OR. Three children, all survivors, were born to the union, David of Salem, OR Terry of Fairbanks, AK, and Nicki of Athena, OR. Divorced, Janice entered Community College Seattle, becoming a case worker for the Social Security Administration after graduation. While there, she married construction supervisor Tom Rocconella. After both retired, they moved to Waitsburg until his passing. Janice then married Waitsburg mayor and farmer Bill Zuger. They lived in Waitsburg until moving to Walla Walla until his passing at Oddfellows. Surviving stepchildren are Becky Dunn of Waitsburg and Greg Zuger, also of Waitsburg. Hobbies include, horses, piano, ceramics, puzzles, travel, dance, and roses.Janice will be missed, remembered, and loved by many.A Memorial service will be held Saturday, May 11, 2024, at 1:00 PM, at the Walla Walla Presbyterian Church with Pastor Albert Gillin officiating. A private family burial will be held at the Waitsburg City Cemetery.Memorial donations may be made to Blue Mountain Humane Society or Walla Walla Community Hospice through the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W Alder St, Walla Walla WA 99362. In addition, friends and family are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.herringgroseclose.com.

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Fri, 3 May 2024 08:42:26 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/janice-zuger-1089690007
<![CDATA[Randy Clark James]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/randy-james-1089676864<![CDATA[

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Randy Clark James passed away on April 18, 2024 on his farm in Columbia County, Washington.Randy was born on October 15, 1956 in Dayton, Washington, to Clark Warren James and Bessie Ann (Colley) James. He attended Dayton schools, graduating with the class of 1975. In high school he participated in football and basketball, choosing not to compete in springs sports because farming came first. He was a 4-H member in grade and middle school, then a FFA member in high school. In FFA he received his Chapter, State and ultimately his American Farmer Degree.He started his farming career while still in high school with his father. In 1983, at the age of 26, he took over for his dad and started James Farms.He married his wife, Terri (Mortier) James on February 18, 1978 and together they had three children, Miranda, Ashley and Drew.Farming and raising cattle were his passion. He started a herd of purebred red angus cattle in the early 1980s that he has grown over the years, supplying breeding stock to ranchers in the Northwest.He was active in many organizations over the years including the Columbia County Farm Bureau, Columbia County Grain Growers, Columbia County Cattlemen's Association, Intermountain Canola, Walla Walla Community Council and Blue Mountain Heritage Society.Randy didn't know a stranger. His kind, light hearted personality garnered him many friends.Randy was preceded in death by his father, Clark James and his brother, Mark James. Left to cherish Randy's memory are his mother, Bessie Ann (James) Keve; his wife, Terri; daughter Miranda (Josh) Bowen; daughter Ashley (Charlie) Hatfield; son Drew (Shannon) James; sister Laurie (Ron) Malecha; sister-in-law Linda James; sister-in-law Marva Thomas; sister-in-law Cathy Abel; brother-in-law Lupe Benavides; grandchildren, Stacia, Levi and Willow Bowen, Gentry and Preston Hatfield, Brycen, Allison and Calvin James; bonus grandchildren, Andrew, Parker and Landyn Wertz; numerous nephews and nieces, and the many friends and acquaintances whose lives he touched.A celebration of life will be held on May 9, 2024 at 3:00 pm at the Columbia County Fairgrounds pavilion.Those who wish can make memorial contributions to the Columbia County 4-H Endowment Fund, the Blue Mountain Heritage Society or a charity of the donor's choice in Randy's name. Corbeill Funeral Homes of Dayton is taking care of the family. On-line condolences may be made at www.corbeillfuneralhomes.com.

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Thu, 2 May 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/randy-james-1089676864
<![CDATA[Douglas Lee Krueger]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/douglas-krueger-1089677606<![CDATA[

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Douglas Lee Krueger, retired Columbia River Pilot, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2024, in Dayton Washington of natural causes at the age of 82. A Celebration of Life for Doug is planned for June 2nd, 11 AM at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Dayton.Doug was born November 4, 1941 in Portland, Oregon; the middle child of Raymond and Leona McClure Krueger. He grew up on the Krueger dairy farm in rural Multnomah County, Oregon and graduated in 1959 from Scappoose High School. Doug started his career at Montgomery Ward's at the shipping and receiving department as a teenager. Later joining Standard Oil before getting a "wiper" job on the tugboats in Portland. Doug worked his way up in the maritime industry and embarked on a fulfilling career that would take him up and down the Columbia River and beyond. He was one of the last remaining tugboat Captains to have run the Columbia River rapids prior to the last dams going in.During the Vietnam conflict Doug served in the merchant marines before being recruited by a civilian contractor as a tugboat Captain for the uncharted waters of the Mekong River and Delta region of Vietnam. There he supplied U.S. military bases for two years using barges and old wooden tugs so that the rockets fired by the Vietcong wouldn't detonate against the hulls like they would have on newer steel tugs. When he returned to Portland there wasn't any available work on the river, so he went back to the ocean-going tugs of Pacific Inland Tugboat Company. He made runs to Hawaii and up through the Inland Passage all the way to Point Barrow, the northernmost part of Alaska in the days before GPS where mariners navigated by the stars and later radio waves. He returned to the river as one of the last skippers of the steam-powered, sternwheeler Portland assisting ships to dock and move through the narrow bridges of the harbor while also studying to become a Columbia River Pilot. The sternwheeler, the last steam-powered one built in the U.S. is now part of the Oregon Maritime Center and Museum on the Portland waterfront. After memorizing the entire river system and 3 years of mentorship from senior Captains, Doug became one of the youngest River Pilots where he successfully guided ships between the ports of Vancouver, WA and Portland to Astoria OR and back for the rest of his career. He also served as President of the Columbia River Pilots from 1986 through 1989.During his time with Inland he met a special secretary who worked there. Doug and Marjory Best were married in a ceremony at the Krueger Farm on August 30, 1975. They made their home in Vancouver, Washington before moving their young family to the farm in 1978. The family enjoyed spending time outdoors together. They went fishing, camping, snowmobiling, waterskiing and on many horse and mule packing trips. He loved to spend time at the family cabin in Ocean Park, WA. Digging clams, salmon fishing and crabbing were some his favorite things. Doug often worked extra shifts in the winter so he could have more time off for family adventures during the summer.In 1988 they re-located to Woodland, Washington before settling in Dayton in 1998. Even though Doug wasn't on a ship anymore; he didn't really retire. He raised cattle and donated his time and love of mules to the community through his 4-up hitch of Belgian Drafts which were regulars during the Walla Walla Fair and Frontier Days, Dayton Christmas Kickoff celebrations, the Pendleton Round-Up Wagon Train and in parades and festivals all over the west. Since 2007 Doug felt privileged to pull the historic stagecoach representing the Walla Walla Fair with his matched set of draft mules in regional parades and places as far away as Calgary, Alberta and Cheyenne, Wyoming. He and Margie were given the honor to serve as parade marshals in 2020 and 2021. He also helped start and participated in the family friendly "Mule Mania" event that ran in Dayton for more than six years. Doug was always helping his friends and family out and we are grateful for his heart of service and humor.Doug and Margie spent many years as snowbirds in Tucson, Arizona and made many friends during their winters there. He enjoyed helping people learn to drive a team; too many to count. He kicked off his parade season in Arizona by pulling a wagon entry for the Tucson Rodeo Parade. While in Dayton he served on the Port Authority Board in Columbia County and was a member of the Kiwanis Club.Doug will be missed by many friends and family; but especially by his wife of 48 years Margie at their Dayton home; his son Bryce and wife Jessica and their children; Conagher (7), Ryker (6), and Ember (4); by his daughter, Beth and husband Chad and their children; Cassidy (16), Rylee (12), and Sawyer (12); by his brother Bob and wife Bette; and his sister Debbie and husband Kevin Bauer. Doug was preceded in death by his parents. Doug touched the lives of so many people and we are deeply saddened, but we are comforted by the knowledge that he drew close to the Lord in his life and was saved by faith and grace.The family suggests memorial gifts be made in his memory to the Pendleton Round-Up Wagon Train, 1330 SW Court Ave. Pendleton, OR 97801.On-line guest book is at www.corbeillfuneralhomes.com. Corbeill Funeral Home in Dayton is caring for the family.

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Thu, 2 May 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/douglas-krueger-1089677606
<![CDATA[Jack Edward Schoessler]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/jack-schoessler-1089680313<![CDATA[

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Jack Edward Schoessler of College Place, WA, earned his wings on April 25, 2024. Jack passed in the comfort of his home while he was surrounded by family. He was a child of God who was born to Ruben and Adeline (Wagner) Schoessler of College Place on February 15, 1947. Jack was an only child and lost his mother, Adeline, at a very young age. He was later blessed when Ruben married Ruth King of College Place, where he also gained five siblings, along with several nieces and nephews. Jack attended school in Walla Walla, where he met Sandy Mikesell; they married in December 1963. Jack served in the National Guard as well as for the US Forest Service, where he was stationed as a fire spotter. Jack later joined the machinist union where he worked and retired from Continental Can Company in Walla Walla.Jack was a member of the local Jaycees and truly enjoyed the community service they provided. Jack and Sandy raised their two children, Rick and Kelly, on a small farm out on the old Milton Freewater highway. This is where Jack discovered his love of gardening and raising livestock (through trial and error).Jack was a member of the Presbyterian Church of College Place for many years before joining the Cowboy Church. The Presbyterian Church is where God brought Janet Selby to bless his life. Jack attempted to woo Janet with his debonair charm that he (or thought) he had. Within time, he was able to convince her that he was the perfect man for her. They later married in June of 1991. It did not take long for Jack to convince Janet that fishing was a necessity and a way of life. Not hard, as he had the help of stepson Justin Moran, who liked to fish as much as Jack. Jack and Janet were later blessed with their daughter Heidi in October 1993. Jack shared his love of gardening with Janet and Heidi as he turned their large backyard into a gardener's paradise. They did not seem to mind as they noticed the smile it brought to his face when he shared from the garden with neighbors and friends. Jack came out of retirement when Home Depot opened in College Place. He thought it would be fun to meet new people, maybe a couple of days a week. Jack was definitely a people person. Home Depot realized this, and several years later, after many promotions, Jack decided to go back into full-time retirement where he could enjoy his love of golf, fishing, and family.Jack is survived by wife, Janet Schoessler of College Place. Siblings: Betty Williams, Debbie Bergevin (Tom), Gary King of Walla Walla, Marsha Shattler of Florida. Children: Rick Schoessler (Christy) of Walla Walla Daughters Kelly Hopstad of Spokane, WA. Heidi Schoessler of College Place and Justin Moran (Michelle) of Portland, OR. Grandchildren, Derick Schoessler (Megan), Shane Schoessler, Brandi Pinson (Austin), Carly McMillian (Andrew), all of Walla Walla, Andrew Helm of Spokane, Trevor Lindsey (Trina) of Irrigon, OR, JD Helm (Katie) of Wollmerath Germany. Great-Grandchildren Stephen, Brady, Casey, Taylor Lindsey of Irrigon, OR. Nolan, Camden, Paisley Schoessler, Amelia McMillian all of Walla Walla. Along with Several nieces and Nephews. Jack is preceded in Death by his Parents, Ruben, Adeline, and Ruth Schoessler; Brother and Sister-in-Law, Walter and Pat King; Mother and Father-in-Law, Leroy and Anita Selby of Walla Walla; and Great-Grandson, Leyton Lindsey of Irrigon, OR.The viewing and visitation to honor Jack's memory will take place on Friday, May 3, 2024, from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM, at Herring Funeral Home, 315 W Alder St. A graveside service, a solemn moment to bid farewell, will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 11:00 AM, at Mountain View Cemetery, 2120 S 2nd Ave. Following this, a memorial service, a time for reflection and celebration of Jack's life, will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at 1:00 PM, at Walla Walla Valley Cowboy Church, 8136 Old Hwy 12, Walla Walla, with Pastor Ron Alexander officiating. We invite all who knew and loved Jack to join us in these services.Memorial contributions may be made to Walla Walla Community Hospice or the Cowboy Church through the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W Alder St, Walla Walla, WA 99362. In addition, friends and family are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.herringgroseclose.com.

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Wed, 1 May 2024 10:08:12 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/jack-schoessler-1089680313
<![CDATA[Richard Joseph Herres]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/richard-herres-1089676860<![CDATA[

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Richard Joseph Herres, 89, of Pomeroy, Washington passed away on Wednesday, April 24th, 2024.Richard was born on Christmas Day, December 25th, 1934, in Pomeroy and was the 10th child born to M.P. and Mary (Kucklick) Herres. He attended Holy Rosary Catholic School through the fourth grade and then St Patrick's in Walla Walla, Washington where he finished schooling and spent the early part of his life.Richard returned to Pomeroy, where he worked on the family farm for the Herres Brothers and for Ted Feider on his farm.Richard joined the U.S. Army November 5th, 1957. Basic training was at Fort Ord, California. Then he went to Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, to train to be a telecommunications specialist. He spent the remainder of his time at Fort Gordon, Georgia where he oversaw a group that went into areas after hurricanes and tornados setting up telephone communication stations. Rich traveled the southern US on many missions, repairing and setting up stations, He enjoyed his work. Richard was discharged just as the Vietnam War was starting and never served overseas. He remained on standby for 4 years and was honorably discharged in October 1963.Richard went to work for his brother Joe, at Walla Walla in the alfalfa and cattle production. In the spring of 1970, he returned to Pomeroy to work for his brother Swede, (Leonard) in the grain, seed, and feed business until his retirement.Richard was always a quick volunteer, whether you were re-roofing your house or needed a "Santa" for a Christmas gathering, he was always a willing volunteer.During his life he enjoyed boating at the Snake River and snowmobiling with the Mt. Misery Sno-Drifters Club. He spent many weekends in the mountains cutting firewood for family and friends.After he retired, he would go to Walla Walla in the spring and bring back boxes of fresh asparagus for all the family. Then later he would bring back fresh strawberries, he was really a very generous man.He was "Uncle Rich" to his nieces & nephews and many others that knew him. He was especially close to the nieces and nephews in Walla Walla having spent his early years there when they were young. They were like his own children.He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Pomeroy Eagles.Richard is survived by 30 of his 47 nieces & nephews and many extended family members. Sister-in-law Frances Roth of Walla Walla. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister St. Mary Ann Herres and eight brothers Mike, Leonard, John, Herman, Ferd, Hubert, Joe, and Jim.The family is very appreciative of the care that was provided for Richard by the staff at Memory Manor in Pomeroy.A funeral will be Saturday, May 11th Rosary at 10:30 mass at 11:00am at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Pomeroy followed by a graveside service at Holy Rosary Cemetery and a reception to follow at the Holy Rosary Catholic School Hall. Please join us in remembering our uncle.Memorials may be made to the Knights of Columbus council 1460 or the Garfield County Hospital District %HUGS hospital auxiliary.

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Wed, 1 May 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/richard-herres-1089676860
<![CDATA[Michael Eugene Peck]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/michael-peck-1089677431<![CDATA[

Michael Eugene Peck passed away peacefully at his home on March 5, 2024. He was born on February 10, 1961, in Grangeville, ID, to Dale and Verna Peck.Michael was a Marine and was stationed in Hawaii for a short time. He had a 35-year career as a correctional officer at the WA State Penitentiary. Michael married Vicki Chaney on May 27, 2014. He loved spending time at the coast, bowling, and watching football. He also cherished spending time with family, especially his grandchildren.Michael is survived by his wife, Vicki Chaney Peck; sisters, Rebecca Munson (Scott) and Camille Tilden (Roger); stepchildren, Shayla and Isaac (Kelsey) Kern; nieces, Cortney and Christine Munson; and grandchildren, Allyiah, Camryn, Evelyn, Lorelai, Naomi, and Desmond.He was preceded in death by his parents, Dale and Verna (Hewitt) Peck.A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2024, from 4:00 - 6:00 PM, at 1414 Avalon St, Walla Walla WA.

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Wed, 1 May 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/michael-peck-1089677431
<![CDATA[Melvin A. Litzenberger]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/melvin-litzenberger-1089673538<![CDATA[

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Melvin A. Litzenberger was born on August 28, 1941 in Walla Walla, Washington to the union of Alwood and Clara Litzenberger, who preceded him death. Growing up in Walla Walla, Melvin spent summers working on farms, building woodworking projects with his father, and was an accomplished baseball and football player who enjoyed playing for his high school teams.After high school, Melvin attended Whitman College where he graduated summa cum laude. For 30 years, he worked as a business consultant, travelling the globe. Although he enjoyed a successful career, Melvin considered meeting and marrying Sandy as his greatest adventure.Melvin and Sandy married on February 28, 1976 in Reno, Nevada while en route to Yakima, Washington. Their union was blessed with a son Ehren and daughter Sasha. Soon after they moved to California before moving to Washington state, Texas, and Michigan; in their later years, Melvin and Sandy settled in Phoenix where he enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and above all, spending time with family and friends. A gifted pianist and vocalist, he often participated in worship at Crossroads Church of the Nazarene in Chandler.On March, 28, 2024 Melvin peacefully passed after a short illness. He leaves behind to cherish his memory Sandy, his wife of 48 years; his son, Ehren; daughter, Sasha; brother Allen; sister-in-law, Jana Beck, grandsons Brayden and Carsyn; and a host of nephews, nieces, and friends in Oregon, Washington, and Phoenix.

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Mon, 29 Apr 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/melvin-litzenberger-1089673538
<![CDATA[Wilmetta Earl (Kellison)]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/wilmetta-earl-kellison-1089673572<![CDATA[

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We said our earthly farewell to our beloved Wilmetta (Kellison) Earl November 2023.Wilmetta "Willie" was born in Bozeman, MT to Harold and Ethyl Kellison in 1941. The Kellisons moved to Walla Walla area when Wilmetta was a young girl. Later moving to the Tri-Cities area where Willie and her siblings attended school.After college, she moved to Las Vegas where she married her love, Tracy M Earl. The family relocated to Southern Oregon and raised their children. Willie worked as a Chief Accountant/Investment Manager for a municipality and a major Oregon school district before retiring in 2013.Willie is survived by her sister, daughter, grandchildren/great-grandchildren, nephew and several cousins.The family invites acquaintances of Willie's to join them for a picnic at Lions Park, College Place, to honor Willie with a Celebration of Life, sharing stories and memories.

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Mon, 29 Apr 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/wilmetta-earl-kellison-1089673572
<![CDATA[Dale Lewis Carlisle]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/dale-carlisle-1089657028<![CDATA[

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Dale Lewis Carlisle was born to Filmore William and Alice May Carlisle on June 23, 1953 in Connell, Washington. The youngest of three children, he joined brother Dan (Naomi) and sister Nancy (Cash) Frackiewicz. They grew up in a community at the Walla Walla Airport whose parents were government employees after World War II. Dale attended area schools, graduated Walla Walla High School 1971, and attended Columbia Basin College. He married Cindy Lee Weaver, the love of his life, on August 15, 1975.Dale settled into a 45-year career with United Parcel Service, driving a semi-truck every night. He received multiple safety awards and commendations over many years of service. He was totally devoted to Cindy, and they were blessed with four children: Tricia Kay Ezell (Darrin), April Ann Miller (Tim), Nathan Lewis (Ashley), and Erika Jean Loudermilk (Nick). They enjoyed a busy, happy life raising the four children, serving in music ministries, and following all the various church and school activities of their children.Dale passed April 16, 2024. He was preceded in death by a 5-month old son, Aaron William, on May 28, 1980; and by Cindy, his wife of 33 years on May 22, 2008; as well as his brother, Dan, on July 30, 2023. He is survived by four children and their spouses, 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and a large extended family.He will be remembered for his devotion to God and family. His family shares many warm memories of vacations, horses, camping, music, country life, and a father who loved and highly valued them and totally adored their mother.Arrangements are through Herring-Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W Alder, Walla Walla, WA 99362. Interment is private.

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Fri, 26 Apr 2024 11:42:46 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/dale-carlisle-1089657028
<![CDATA[Lawrence Edward Diederich]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/lawrence-diederich-1089648210<![CDATA[

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Lawrence (Larry) Edward Diederich, 76, of Walla Walla, was surrounded by the love of his family when he passed away peacefully on the morning of Wednesday, April 17, 2024.Baptized and confirmed at Sacred Heart Church in Murdoch, Minnesota, Larry's Catholic faith provided the foundational values he cherished in life. His veneration of faith led him to study seminary before school for three years prior to graduating from Kerkhoven High School in 1965.Enlisting in the Navy, he served on the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise. A proud Vietnam Veteran, Larry was the recipient of multiple medals and commendations. After fulfilling several tours in Vietnam, he settled in Southern California, where he worked as a Loan Officer and Branch Manager for Bank of America and started a family. After retiring from Bank of America, Larry used his astute intelligence and keen knowledge of financing to open a second mortgage and loan business.Larry married his life partner, Darlene McWeeney, on April 15, 2005, in Bullhead City, AZ. Larry and Dar spent many happy years enjoying travel, near and abroad, cruises, and Bingo everywhere they went. They also savored spending time with family and friends, which usually involved family dinners.Honest and selfless, Larry's Faith, Service, and Love for God were the fundamental aspects of his life. Standing tall, Larry lived by the ethos: 'You Give More than You Get.' Everyone who was lucky enough to cross paths with Larry were blessed by his enjoyable and easy-going, witty, authentic soul. Larry lived his life with love for both family and community. He was active in the Elks, Eagles, and especially the VFW. While serving as VFW Post Commander, alongside friends, Joe and Trina, Larry enjoyed helping veterans, and the community, through service and various fundraising activities.With a lifetime of memories, Larry's favorites are topped by the births of his beloved daughters, Lauri Lynn and Amber Anne, a recent trip with the esteemed Honor Flight program to Washington DC with his son-in-law, Tony, as well as the many memorable trips he took with his wife, Dar, and close friends Jay, Rosalie, Arwin, and Sandy.Larry is survived by his wife, Dar; three brothers, Chuck (Linda), Bill (Marguerite), and Frank (Tina); two sisters, Marie (Arlin) and Marlys (Kelly); and his daughters, Lauri Largent and Amber (Blake); along with stepchildren, Daniel (Jenna), Lynne (Tony), Shawn (Diana); grandchildren, Luke, Jake, Kate, Nick, Evan, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Kathleen, as well as his older brother, Steve.An immense Thank You to the Palliative Care team (Stacie, Marseile, and Alessandra), Dr. Kemper, and all of the doctors, nurses, and staff at Providence St Mary's who helped in providing a comfortable and compassionate setting for Larry and his family in his final weeks.A Rosary service will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at 6:00 PM, at the Chapel of the Herring Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, from 1:00 PM, at the VFW Hall, 102 N Colville St, Walla Walla.Donations in Larry's name can be made to the Inland Northwest Honor Flight through the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W Alder St, Walla Walla WA 99362. In addition, friends and family are also invited to sign the online guestbook at www.herringgroseclose.com.

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Fri, 26 Apr 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/lawrence-diederich-1089648210
<![CDATA[Robert "Bob" Lowell Roop]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/robert-bob-roop-1089630999<![CDATA[

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Robert Lowell "Bob" Roop, age 95, died Saturday, April 20, 2024, from natural causes. He is preceded in death by his parents, Lowell and Mae Roop of Oregon, his wife of 73 years, Vera, and his daughter, Rena Searles of Olympia, WA. He is survived by his daughter, Robin Smith of Bellevue, WA, his son, James Roop and his wife, Carolee of Walla Walla. He also leaves behind nine grandchildren (David, Monica, Jesse, Wesley, Casi, Courtney, Stephen, Patrisha, and Lance), as well as numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.Bob was born January 14, 1929, in Wallowa, Oregon. He attended Wallowa, Oregon, schools, graduating from Wallowa High School in 1947. He married his high school sweetheart (Vera Barton) in 1950. They eventually settled in Walla Walla, and together, they raised their three children (Rena, Robin, and Jim).Bob enjoyed golfing, family, history, and a good story. He was an avid reader and the master of tidbits of trivia and local and historical knowledge; he loved a good joke, too! In his last years, he was especially fond of his pet cats and always fed the neighborhood strays (and an occasional opossum)!Bob was an Air Force veteran, serving in the Korean War in the early 50's. He started his career with the Union Pacific Railroad before his time with the AirForce and continued shortly after returning from the overseas. He retired from his position as an engineer with Union Pacific in 1989 after 42 years of employment.Bob loved being with his family. He was a very loving husband, father, son, and grandfather. He loved visiting with family and friends, discussing politics, and always having a story or joke to share. He was surrounded by his family when he left this earth. We think he missed his wife, Vera, who passed away in February, and so he went to be with her. He lived a long and full life and has left us all with a great legacy.Private Family Inurnment will be held at a later date.Arrangements have been entrusted to the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home. Friends and family are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.herringgroseclose.com.

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Wed, 24 Apr 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/robert-bob-roop-1089630999
<![CDATA[Mary Louise Soper]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/mary-soper-1089631333<![CDATA[

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Mary L Soper, 94, a 3 year resident of Lacey, passed January 9, 2024 at the home of her niece Lynn Hansmann Aue. Mary was born August 10, 1929, in Hoquiam, to George and Sarah (Dickter) Hansmann.Mary was raised in Hoquiam and attended school there until her family moved to Aberdeen, Washington. She graduated from Weatherwax High School in 1947. After high school, Mary attended Grays Harbor College, the University of Washington, and the Walla Walla University where she received her teaching certificate and Masters Degree.In 1949, Mary competed and was chosen Miss Grays Harbor. She moved on to represent the Harbor in the Miss Washington Pageant. In 2023, Mary was honored during their February 75th pageant event as a 'Forever Miss Grays Harbor' and longest living MGH.Mary, recognized as an accomplished artist and photographer, taught art, photography and history 23 years for the Walla Walla School District. Her work can be found in many businesses and private collections in the area.Mary married the love of her life J. Keith Soper in 1975. Keith was her greatest supporter of her art career. They spent many happy years together until his death in 1997.Mary was preceded in death by her beloved husband Keith, her parents, sister Grace Cuzick, brothers George Jr., Leonard and Clifford Hansmann. She is survived by many nieces and nephews, and her many friends at Woodland Retirement Community in Lacey, Washington.Interment will be May 1st, 2PM at Mountain View Cemetery in Walla Walla.

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Tue, 23 Apr 2024 14:02:01 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/mary-soper-1089631333
<![CDATA[Wilhelmina Johanna Van Krieken]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/wilhelmina-van-krieken-1089621915<![CDATA[

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Wilhelmina Johanna Van Krieken, 71, passed away suddenly at her College Place, Wa residence on Thursday, April 11, 2024.Known as "Willy" to everyone, she was named after Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands. Willy was born in Sumatra, Dutch East Indies now known as Indonesia. Her father Anton had just survived over three years as a Dutch POW under Japanese internment. Meanwhile her mother Pietertje spent the war years under Nazi occupation in the Netherlands.Sponsored by Grace United Methodist Church of Billings, Montana, Willy and the family immigrated there from the Netherlands in 1957. In her new home Willy made many new friends through church and school. She also excelled at Billings Senior High School being a straight A student. At graduation Willy was presented with a four year full scholarship to Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wa. She graduated with a B.A. in Biology.Willy was the Whitman College Prentiss Hall director 1979-82. Willy then left for Europe, first teaching at a youth center in Austria then two years as a Science teacher at a secondary boarding school in Ireland. Returning to Whitman College, the pivotal change in her life occurred when she joined Wycliffe Bible Translators. The largest Bible translation organization in the world, working in hundreds of minority language groups. Over the next 18 years Willy worked in linguistic and administrative posts in Mexico, Australia, Canada and Germany. She also worked for SIL, a global faith based non-profit whose core mission is Scripture translation, literacy, linguistic research, and education. She was an SIL Linguist 1984-87, Darwin, Ramingining, Australia. The SIL North Eurasia group administrative assistant 1993 - 95, Germany. She eventually returned to Walla Walla becoming active in church and community.Willy was a devout Christian, leading her life in the example of Jesus Christ. She never had wealth or many material possessions in this world, yet her life was rich in devotion to God. She considered her calling to be wherever the Lord would send her and celebrated with others in the fellowship of Christ.One great joy in Willy's life was caring for her cats. She always had three or four house cats and fed other strays that showed up on her porch. She was a self described "cat herder" and known throughout the neighborhood as the cat lady.Over the years many individuals were of assistance to Willy. Thank you. The family is especially grateful to Al Statler of Walla Walla. Al's generosity, friendship and support for Willy was of immense help to her. Especially when her health declined in later years.Willy's urn will be placed next to her mother and father at Terrace Gardens, Billings, Montana. A family reunion will share a remembrance of Willy later this summer.Willy is survived by her brothers Fred (Ginny) of Portland, OR and Eduard (Carrie) of Billings, MT. Sister Annette Greene (Scott) of Mount Vernon, WA. Nephews Jed Van Krieken and Gabe Greene. Nieces Ava, Nevaeh, Angela and Lea. Cousins Boudewijn Schmidt (Danuta) and Joyce Romswinckel (Romke) of the Netherlands.Willy is now safe and at peace in the presence of her Lord Jesus Christ.Tot ziens. Until we meet again.

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Tue, 23 Apr 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/wilhelmina-van-krieken-1089621915
<![CDATA[Albert Komarek]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/albert-komarek-1089621939<![CDATA[

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Albert (Al) Komarek was born near Roy, MT in 1928 and passed away April 2nd, 2024 in Spokane, WA. He spent 24 years in the USAF and ANG. Later he sold, assessed, taught, and negotiated real estate for the majority of his civilian career. Al loved playing music, especially banjo, and you may have heard him pre-pandemic in Spokane's Hillyard Belles. He also enjoyed cooking and read extensively about WW2. A more complete obituary is at http://www.komarix.com/obit.The memorial service will take place Saturday 18 May at 5pm PDT at Veradale United Church of Christ, 611 N Progress Road, Spokane Valley, WA 99037. Please contact veradaleucc@gmail.com for a Zoom link.

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Tue, 23 Apr 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/albert-komarek-1089621939
<![CDATA[Esther Grace Winn]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/esther-winn-1089576933<![CDATA[

Esther Grace Winn was born September 4, 1926, in Soap Lake, Washington to Virgil and Grace Winn, and she passed away April 14, 2024 in Northbrook, Illinois. Esther was raised in eastern Washington and resided in Portland, Oregon for over 40 years before relocating to Northbrook, Illinois. She attended Walla Walla Business College in Washington and was a secretary for many years with several different organizations including, Branden Tractor & Equipment, Co. in Walla Walla, WA, The First Baptist Church in Portland, OR and Reedwood Friends Church in Portland, OR. Once in Illinois she lived at Covenant Living of Northbrook and was a member of the Northbrook Covenant Church. She was the loving sister of the late Rev. Alden (Ruth) Winn, Sr. and cherished aunt of Alden (Lynn) Winn, Jr. and two great nephews. A memorial service will be held Friday, April 26, at 10:30am at Engebretsen Chapel of Brandel-Covenant Living of Northbrook, 2155 Pfingsten Road, Northbrook, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Covenant Living Benevolent Care Fund, 2625 Techny Road, Northbrook, IL 60062. Funeral information 847-998-1020.

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Sun, 21 Apr 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/esther-winn-1089576933
<![CDATA[Anita Jolene Laeger Cline Williams]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/anita-laeger-cline-williams-1089595502<![CDATA[

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Anita Laeger Cline Williams passed away on February 5, 2024 at her home in Walla Walla, WA. She was born on August 22, 1937 in Wichita, Kansas to Leslie & Katheryn Laeger. She was the oldest of 6 children.In her last days she was able to lay in her bed, look out the window and share who was coming & going, including the ambulances and firetrucks.She married Bill Cline on September 24, 1956 and gained 3 children, David (Linda) Cline, Betty Presiado, Patty Kirby. They then had 4 children, Melody Droneberg, Claudia (Irvin) Powell, Cynthia (Joe) Embrogno and Billy Cline. They owned and operated Bill's Tree Service and drove trucks for Birds Eye. Her husband, Bill, passed away on April 25, 1988. She then married Lou Williams on July 9, 1996, and gained 2 daughters, Joyce Pollard and Janet Teal, and a very large family.She loved children, going on drives, bowling, playing bingo, embroidery, being a Campfire leader, doing the Operation Christmas Child shoebox ministry, and looking out her window.She was a member of Aldersgate Nazarene Church, and then attended First Assembly of God.She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Kathleen Lewis, brothers Donald Laeger and Fred Laeger, daughter Patty Kirby and son Billy Cline.She is survived by a large wonderful family of children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, whom she loved dearly.Her celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 2:00 pm, at First Assembly of God Church, 1919 Fern Ave, Walla Walla, WA.Memorial donations can be made to Adonais Mercy House at adonaismercyhouse.org or any of your choice.

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Sat, 20 Apr 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/anita-laeger-cline-williams-1089595502
<![CDATA[Monte Jane McCalla]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/monte-mccalla-1089595879<![CDATA[

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Monte Jane "MJ" McCalla, 103, of Walla Walla, WA passed quietly on March 2, 2024, at her residence at Odd Fellows home. Born June 16, 1920, in Oklahoma City, OK to Monterey and Callie Conner McCalla. She attended Oregon State University in Corvallis.She was raised on the family farm until they moved to OR. The family suffered a massive loss, MJ's only brother Billy was killed in a motorcycle accident; this was a very defining point in her life, and she never really recovered from the loss. She would go on to swim for the next 65+ years and she loved the YMCA. During this time, she meets her first husband Bill Burgess, and they had two daughters, Cy Kiryk (Australia), & Paige Nysoe (Seattle). They later divorced.MJ moved to California to stay with other family members. She found some of her other passions in snow skiing in the High Sierra Mountains and hiking the Muir trail. During WWII she started working for Lockheed in Burbank, CA, building planes for the war effort. This is where she learned to fly and gained her pilot's license. Eventually she began shuttling aircraft to the outer airbases in NV & AZ to remove the temptation of bomb strikes in the city. After the war MJ would meet her second husband Richard Ostronik and they would have two sons, KC Ostronik of (Key Largo, FL) & Samuel Ostronik of (M-F Oregon). They lived in South Pasadena, CA for most of 25 years.In the early 80's MJ was once again living in Oregon at Newport Beach. In addition to walking on the beach she occupied her time by house/pet sitting where she could satisfy her love of animals. She also volunteered to drive for the state. Three days a week for 21 years she drove people from Newport to Portland and back for medical treatment. She would sit in her car knitting sweaters while waiting. MJ was a master level knitter for 60+ years some of her sweaters were sent to Paris for sale.She would move from the coast due to losing her "driving job" and constant rain was too much, so we moved her to Walla Walla, WA. She thrived swimming every day possible at the Y, gardening, & chasing the turkeys with her cane around the house.In her 90's she was still active, and at 93 years of age jumped from a plane at 12000 feet, the first thing she said upon landing was let's go again I could do this all day. Unfortunately, she was no longer safe living alone, so she decided to move to assisted living at Odd Fellows home. They didn't know what was coming, she took over her floor and staff with jokes and off color remarks, but that was mom, she had a great sense of humor. She was always up for a road trip, it didn't matter if it was a 10 min. drive or a hundred miles, she said that is how she got her jollies. In MJ's later years she would teach others knitting, and wheel around seeing all the staff and residents.She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, both husbands, and sons in law Greg Nysoe & Alex Kiryk. She is survived by four children: Cy, Paige, KC, & Sam, 3 grandchildren: Alice, Xanda & Dane, and a grandchild, Lily. Time had taken her vigor, and she can be at peace now. She will forever be in our hearts and never forgotten Love you mom. At MJ's request there will not be a service. If you wish to make a donation, WSU Medical School donation program, Blue Mountain Humane Society, Walla Walla Community Hospice, or YMCA.

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Sat, 20 Apr 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/monte-mccalla-1089595879
<![CDATA[Charlotte R. Munns]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/charlotte-munns-1089595451<![CDATA[

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On Easter Sunday, March 31, 2024, Charlotte Rose Munns, 82, of Walla Walla, WA left us peacefully in her sleep to be with her Lord and Savior.She was born in Minot, ND on February 5, 1942, to David and Mary Emma Peck. She was the youngest of four children. She attended school in North Dakota and graduated in Vancouver, WA.Her good friends set her up on a blind date with the man who was to become the love of her life, Ron Munns.They eloped and were married on September 30, 1961, in Pomeroy, WA. Ron was a land surveyor and Charlotte raised their four children and later worked at Bi-Mart. She was known and loved by her many customers and always had a genuine smile and a cheerful attitude. To know Charlotte was to immediately love her. Her kindness, caring personality and warm welcoming smile made people feel right at home.Charlotte was passionate about her family and her husband and children were her life. She was very spiritual and had a close walk with the Lord. She was involved in bowling leagues, volunteered in the classroom and in Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts. She enjoyed boating and camping trips with her family, travelling and spending time with her children, grandchildren and eventually her great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, one sister, her beloved husband, Ron, and son, Anthony. She is survived by her daughter, Ramona LaBeaf (Mike), sons, Ron Munns (Ninetta), Jeff Munns (Jill), daughter-in-law, An Munns, seven grandchildren: Kaitlyn Prisacariu (Costica), Cody Kemph (Liz), Guy Munns (Mikki), Drew Munns, Megan Munns, Nick Munns, and Camden Munns and numerous great-grandchildren.Graveside services will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at 12:00 PM at Mountain View Cemetery, 2120 S 2nd Ave, followed by a Celebration of Life at 342 S Wilbur in Walla Walla.Arrangements have been entrusted to the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home. Friends and family are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.herringgroseclose.com.

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Fri, 19 Apr 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/charlotte-munns-1089595451
<![CDATA[Eudene Louise Carlton]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/eudene-carlton-1089587440<![CDATA[

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Eudene Louise Carlton, 74, died peacefully in Idaho on Monday, March 18, 2024.Deene was born on January 20, 1950, the oldest of three children of Eugene and Frances Louise Stearns-Clausen. Growing up, she split her time between Dayton, WA, and LaGrande, OR, and graduated from Dayton High School. One of her fondest childhood memories was being a member of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls. She cherished the lifelong friendships she had made during that time, along with her special Rainbow Bible.Deene met Robert (Bob) Carlton while attending Dayton High School. They married in 1969 in Dayton, WA, and celebrated nearly 55 years of marriage. While Bob attended Eastern Washington University, they lived in Cheney, WA. After graduating, they returned to Dayton to raise their family. Upon their return, Deene attended beauty school in Walla Walla and became a licensed beautician with two of her good friends. Deene enjoyed several jobs over the years, from reporting the snow conditions at Ski Bluewood to bookkeeping for Christy's Realty, receptionist at Valley Vision Eye Clinic, and lead bookkeeper for Bridgeport Place Assisted Living in University, WA. She had a talent for bookkeeping and a special gift for connecting with older people. While she did enjoy her various jobs, it was always the people she worked with that she loved most. She knew everyone, and they knew her. She was not a fan of heights, loud noises, or the ski patrol practice ride down the mountain, and she was not afraid to tell you. She was always proud to be part of Ski Bluewood.She was devoted to her husband and children, and her family formed the core of her life. She found joy in her hobbies, such as cross-stitching, painting, coloring, and button collecting. Anything with a sparkle or rainbow brought a smile to her face. Her love for her children was fierce, and her grandchildren were the sun that rose and set in her world. She was an avid sports fan, loved watching golf, basketball, and football, and spent many weekends cheering for her favorite teams. Earlier this year, she enjoyed her 74th birthday with family.Survivors include her husband, Bob Carlton, Star, ID; two children, Angela (Travis) Skidmore, Austin, TX, and Robert (Nikki) Carlton, Eagle, ID; and her three grandchildren, Jonah (22) and Quinn Skidmore (15), Austin, TX, and Jaxson Carlton (7), Eagle, ID. Sisters Kay (Bill) Pyle, Keizer, OR, and Sharlene Boggs, Keizer, OR, also survive.Deene was preceded in death by her parents and first child, Doug. Following cremation, Deene will reside at the Dayton Cemetery alongside her firstborn, Douglas Robert Carlton

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Wed, 17 Apr 2024 12:54:21 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/eudene-carlton-1089587440
<![CDATA[Daniel Ellsworth Seese]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/daniel-seese-1089586836<![CDATA[

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Daniel Ellsworth Seese was born May 29, 1945 to William Brian Seese and Willia Noland. Dan had one sibling, his sister Dixie Ellen. Dan was raised in Walla Walla, attended WaHi and went on to join the Navy. He had an early influence of public service; his father was a City of Walla Walla Police Officer.In the Navy, Dan was a Petty Officer 3rd Class. His honorable service was from January 1, 1964 to July 26, 1968. He served aboard the USS Coral Sea in Southeast Asia on numerous combat operations during the Vietnam Campaign. He was awarded the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon twice, Vietnam Service Medal with 4 bronze stars, National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and Good Conduct Award. He was honorably discharged from the Navy and returned to Walla Walla.Dan continued in his father's footsteps as a public servant and became a Fire Fighter for the City of Walla Walla Fire Department on April 1, 1969 and retired in March of 2001. He dedicated 32 years of service serving the citizens of Walla Walla. He achieved the highest rank of Lieutenant as well as saving lives as Paramedic for many years.Dan was a member of several local service organizations. He was an active member in the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #287. He was voted Officer of the Year 2008-2009. He enjoyed participating in the Picnics at Fort Walla Walla and basketball shootouts hosted by the Elks.He was a long-time active member and true supporter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 992. He was very generous with his time. Dan was an advocate for Shriners Children's Hospitals and a member of The Walla Walla Freemasons Blue Mountain Lodge #13.Dan most enjoyed taking numerous cruises to Alaska, The Panama Canal and The Caribbean. He frequented Wildhorse Casino and hosted many BBQ's for his longtime friends. He especially enjoyed taking drives around Walla Walla with dear friends while devouring Baskin-Robins ice cream. He was an avid reader and enjoyed the History Channel.Dan had a bird's eye view high above Walla Walla where he lived on the tenth floor of the Marcus Whitman for over 30 years. Dan was a cat Dad to many cats over the years.Dan was a selfless Veteran, Public Servant, Husband and friend to many. He will be missed for his wit and humor and willingness to help anyone in need.A flag presentation and memorial service will be held in honor of Dan at the Fire Fighter Memorial at Mountain View Cemetery, 2120 S. 2nd Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362 on May 4th. at 1pm.

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Wed, 17 Apr 2024 00:00:00 GMThttps://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/daniel-seese-1089586836
<![CDATA[James Homer Milligan]]>https://obituaries.union-bulletin.com/obituary/james-milligan-1089586841<![CDATA[

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James Homer Milligan passed away peacefully in his home in College Place, Washington, on Friday 12 April 2024. Jim was born on 10 June 1938 in Boise, Ada County, Idaho, to parents Cleve Henry Milligan and Helen Josephine Quist Milligan. He spent his growing up years in North Logan, Utah, except for a couple of years in his early teens when his father's employment with the Civil Engineering Department at Utah State University took the family to Teheran, Iran as part of a cooperative agreement to help that country develop irrigation and water resources. As a young man, Jim served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Helsinki Finland Mission, then returned home to study Civil Engineering at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. While there, mutual friends set him up on a blind date on April Fool's Day with Bonnie Winward, and thus started a romance that led to their marriage in the Logan Temple on 02 March 1962. They soon started a family with the arrival of their first son, Robert, followed by another son, Sean, and a daughter, Janice, all born in Logan, Utah. After completing both a Bachelor's degree and a PhD degree in Civil Engineering at Utah State, the young family moved north to Moscow, Idaho, where Jim was first employed at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington, as part of the Agricultural Engineering Department, working in their Ag Extension program. After a couple of years, Jim shifted a few miles over to Moscow, Idaho, to join the Civil Engineering faculty at the University of Idaho, where he enjoyed a long and fulfilling career (29 years), retiring in 2001. While in Moscow, Jim and Bonnie welcomed their last son, Jarrod, to the family. After over 40 years in Moscow, Jim and Bonnie moved to College Place, Washington, in 2014 to be closer to sons Sean and Jarrod and their families.Although he grew up in North Logan, Utah, Jim spent quite a bit of time in his youth on his grandparent's (later his uncle's) ranch near Arco, Idaho, where he developed an abiding lifelong love for horses. One of his favorite activities was horsepacking in the wilderness. In contrast to his professional career in academia and engineering consulting, Jim maintained a side job as a farrier for many years. His sons have fond memories of many forays to help him shoe horses during the evenings and Saturdays, where they all started learning the craft at a young age.Jim loved learning. He was widely read, and had a gift for languages. Besides English, he learned French and Farsi as a youth in Iran, Finnish and Swedish while on his mission to Finland, and picked up smatterings of German and Spanish along the way. In later years, he decided to add Russian to his list. We all loved it when Dad read stories to us. Even as adults, a favorite activity at family gatherings was to have Dad read stories by Patrick McManus or poems by Baxter Black to keep us all laughing. Other hobbies included woodworking, music, and cooking - especially over a campfire or in a Dutch oven. He loved teaching. He had penchant for collecting pens and pocketknives.In addition to his research and teaching at the University of Idaho, which included several years as Department Chairman and Acting Associate Dean of the College of Engineering, Jim was professionally active in other venues. He was a licensed Professional Engineer and an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the Idaho Society of Professional Engineers (ISPE). He served for 13 years on the Idaho Board of Licensure of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors and gave decades of service with the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. After "officially" retiring from the University of Idaho, Jim continued teaching at both the University of Idaho and Washington State University for several more years, along with private engineering consulting. As smart as he was, he didn't seem to understand what the word "retired" meant. Jim was inducted into the University of Idaho Academy of Engineers in 2014. Engineering runs in the blood - all Jim's sons are also Professional Engineers, and his daughter married one!Jim's life was defined by his love and faith in his Savior, Jesus Christ. He was an active lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He gave many years of service in a variety of callings. He had faith that the end of this mortal life marks the beginning of the next stage of his eternal progression, where he will join his family who have gone before and will be joined by the rest of his family later.Jim is survived by his wife, Bonnie, and all his children - Robert (Norma) of Lake Jackson, Texas; Sean (Tammy) of Dayton, Washington; Janice Carlsen (Wayne) of Riverton, Utah; and Jarrod (Beth) of Walla Walla, Washington. He is also survived by three sisters - Carol Ann (Clyde) Kerston of Mesa, Arizona; Shawnee (Tom) Keith of Logan, Utah; and Kathleen (Leonard) Anderson of Bremerton, Washington; and one brother - Erin (Eileen) Milligan of North Logan, Utah. He was preceded in death by his parents, Cleve and Helen Milligan, along with two brothers, John and Robert, and a sister, Janice. Jim had 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.There will be a simple grave dedication ceremony at the Moscow Cemetery in Moscow, Idaho, on Friday 19 April 2024 at 1:00 pm. There will be a Memorial Service on Saturday 20 April 2024 at 1:00 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel at 1821 S. 2nd Ave. Walla Walla, Washington.

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A graveside service will be held in honor of Robert "Bob" Britton at Mountain View Cemetery on April 26, 2024 at noon in the Veteran's Section. Memorial contributions in honor of Robert may be made to the American Cancer Association in care of Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt. To reference the full obituary please visit www.mountainview-colonialdewitt.com.

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