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Group Visits Nine Cemeteries, Memorials to Recognize Fallen Military Members - Centralia Chronicle

Monday, June 19, 2017

Veterans Wall of Honor. “I know a lot of them on the wall,” said Lewis Zion, of Onalaska’s American Legion Post 508. “As a kid growing up, you know a lot of people, but you didn’t know they were in the service.”The memorial wall honors both living and dead veterans. Don Buswell paused Monday near his own name, inscribed near that of his grandfather, wounded while fighting for the north in the Civil War, his brother, who flew 44 missions as a pilot in the Pacific during World War II, and his niece. “I probably know a fourth of them, or a third of them,” he said of the names on the wall.Buswell, like his brother Anor Buswell, was a pilot in the Air Corps, a precursor to the Air Force.“All I did was have fun when I was in the service,” he said. Members of Winlock and Onalaska American Legion posts 101 and 508, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3409, members of Boy Scouts Troop 324 and Girl Scouts Troop 40512 and other volunteers held Memorial Day Ceremonies throughout the day Monday in the south end of Lewis County, striving to leave no veteran’s sacrifice forgotten. “They deserve that honor,” said Mitch Davis, incoming post commander of Winlock’s ...

Obituary — June 14, 2017 - Sequim Gazette

Monday, June 19, 2017

She also had a life long passion for the art of Iconography.During her lifetime she traveled over much of Europe, some of Asia, to Canada and Alaska; and several times to the Hawaiian Islands.Carolyn and Richard moved to Sequim Washington in April 2007, partly as the result of an ill fated attempt to reside in Victoria, B.C., where the Canadian Immigration authorities rejected them. It was a “very fortunate” episode because they discovered Sequim. The warm and wonderful reception and hospitality that they experienced at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church played a large part in their decision to make Sequim their home. They purchased a house built in 1976 in the beautiful Sunland Community, and Carolyn lovingly remodeled and redecorated it into their “perfect home.”Carolyn Marie was a truly generous and loving person and a fervent practicing Christian. Among her activities and accomplishments was participating as a server in Christian soup kitchens in Seattle and Wisconsin, functioning as a foster parent, being a coordinating member of the Square Dance community of the Olympic Peninsula; and she was also an avid supporter of the Boys & Girls Club, the Habitat for Humanity, the Sequim Food Bank, and the Community Foundation of Sequim Dungeness Valley.Carolyn functioned as the Chairperson of the Sunland Golf and Country Club’s Social Committee for two years. She was a member of NAMI (National Association for Mental Illness), and a major contributor to the Clallam County VeteranÕs Standdowns. She was an involved member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, and along with a group of other dedicated women in the church, they produced well over a thousand prayer quilts for wounded military veterans across Washington state; as well as, prayer quilts for ill members of the church and their families, neighbors, and friends.Carolyn always had a warm smile, a kind word, and a caring heart and hand for everyone that she encountered. She will forever be cherished and loved by those she left behind. Besides her devoted husband, Richard, she is survived by her brother Gary Riese and his wife Michel of Parrish, Florida; her sister Janice Dierdorff and her husband Terry of Olympia, Washington, also by her four children: Mark Maciejewski and his wife Donna of Issaquah, Washington, John-Paul Maciejewski and his wife Rochelle of Tampa, Florida; Teresa Rose Schultz and her husband Ryan of Wassau, Wisconsin; and Michael of Iola, Wisconsin; and a total of 5 grandchildren. As well, by her step-daughter, Karie Hempel and her husband Brian Bump; and her step-son Greg Hempel and his wife Rochelle Gurusinghe.In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to a charity of your choice.A Memorial Service will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave, in Sequim, Washington on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at 4 p.m. Her earthly remains will be interred in the Church Columbium. Carolyn’s beautiful soul has moved on to the joy of etern...

Margaret E. Keeney Hann Main - The Star Democrat

Monday, June 19, 2017

Audrey L. McDaniel (Bobby) of Damascus, Md., Patricia A. Blacksten (Dick) of Denton, Md.; daughter-in-law, Jennifer Hann of West Palm Beach, Fla.; stepdaughter, Beverly Metcalf of Alaska; stepson, Caroll Main (Kathy) of Felton; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Nina U. Martin of Sykesville; and several nieces and nephews.She was predeceased by a son, Hayden M. Hann Jr. on Nov. 24, 2016; a great-grandson, Tristen Monroe; a great-great-granddaughter, Alaina Elizabeth; seven sisters; and three brothers.Through her illness, she had loving and devoted care from caregivers in her home, hospice and nursing home staff.The family will receive friends at Hartzler Funeral Home, 6 E. Broadway, Union Bridge, Md., from 1 to 3 p.m. on Monday, June 19, followed by a funeral service at 3 p.m. Pastor Fern Brittain, her pastor, will officiate.Interment will follow in Pipe Creek Cemetery, Union Bridge.A memorial service will be held on Sunday, June 25, noon, at Sandtown Church of the Nazarene, 448 Willowgrove Road, Felton.Memorial contributions may be made to Delaware Hospice, 911 S. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901.The family invites you to leave a message or memory on our “tribute wall” at

Golda Lee Fitzsimmons - Burnet Bulletin

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Earl Joseph Fitzsimmons in 1944. As the wife of a U.S. Air Force officer and pilot, the family traveled extensively and lived in many places in the United States, including Anchorage, Alaska, and overseas in such places as the Philippines and London, before Earl's retirement.Lee (also affectionately known as Great Mema) was preceded in death by her parents; husband Earl; sisters Arleta Bryson and Bernatta Schnelle; and granddaughter Diana Schachle. She is survived by her daughters; Sherian Schachle and Sandra Fitzsimmons; grandchildren Shireen (Brian) Darbyshire, Debbie (Mark) Dunaway, Vince Schachle, Daniel (Michelle) Schachle, David Schachle, Samantha (Cedric) Villenave, and Chris (Jennifer) Hegeman, 24 great grandchildren, two great, great grandchildren and beloved nephews and nieces.The family held a private viewing in Jackson, Tennessee, at Arrington Funeral Home on Friday, March 24. There will also be a viewing for family and friends from noon to 1 p.m. at Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Burnet.It will be followed by a graveside service with burial in Liberty Hill Cemetery under the direction of Arrington Funeral Directors, Jackson, Tennessee.

Julius "JR" Behling

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Thrivent) and a charter member of the Cuming County Historical Society. While in the U.S. Coast Guard he served as a radio operator, First Class and saw ports in Cheboygan, WI, New Orleans and Alaska. While with Cubic Corporationhe was assigned as a civilian to military bases in Canada, Sardinia, Italy, England and the Netherlands from the home base in San Diego, CA.In 1959, Julius and Wynona Lee Foy of Escondido, CA were married in Norwalk, CA . Deciding to help Julius’ father farm, Julius moved his family to the farm for the next 12 years. After that, Escondido, CA became the family home base until Julius’ retirement in 1993 when he and Wynona returned to the family farm – a long time dream fulfilled.The loving and close-knit family Julius left are: Spouse: Wynona (Foy) Behling, daughters:Lana (Mike) Wolford, Diane (Eric) Wright, and son: Robert (Stefani) Behling. Seven grandsons:Michael “M.C.”(Hannah) Wolford; Matthew (Bailey) Wolford; E. Keegan Wright; Caleb Wright, Samuel Wright and Henry Wright; Zachary Behling.Siblings: Ewald (Margaret) Behling; Julie (Behling) Langevin, Lois (Behling) Glade; and Lydia (Behling) Lambrecht. Many nieces, nephews and cousins also remain.Julius was preceded in death by his first-born son, Mark Behling; his parents, brother: Edgar (Esther) Behling and three brothers-in-law: Wyman Glade, Artwin Lambrect and LeRoy Langevin.A memorial service will be held 15 April at 2:00 at the Behling Farm 860 K Rd, Beemer.A private family committal will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Rural Beemer.“Rest confident in this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Rest in the Lord …and wait patiently for Him” Psalm 27:13,14 -- exactly what Julius did and the Lord rewarded him.

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Doris Ann Oberle - Ste. Genevieve Herald

Monday, June 19, 2017

Doris Ann Oberle of Cape Girardeau died on Saturday, May 13, 2017, at the home of her daughter in Juneau, Alaska. She was 88 years old.She was born March 6, 1929, in St. Mary, a daughter of Lawrence and Agnes Braun.She was married to Leroy “Rip” Oberle on September 21, 1949, in St. Mary, and he preceded her in death in 2011 after 62 years of marriage.She is survived by a daughter, Lisa (Mrs. Jay) Oberle-Satterfield of Juneau, Alaska; two sons, Chris Oberle and his wife Robin of Cape Girardeau, Jeff Oberle and his wife Barb of St. Ann; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Terry Oberle; two brothers, Glennon and James Braun; two sisters, Barbara West and Janet Ringwald; and a great-grandson, Rhyan Miles.She was very active in her parish, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, and belonged to several organizations, including Marriage Encounter, Cursillo, Mission Club, Association of St. Francis de Sales and St. Vincent Ladies Council. She volunteered at Birthright for 32 years. She also worked the lunch hour...

'He belongs to Alaska': Adventurer, wilderness conservationist Ken Leghorn dies at 62 - Juneau Empire (subscription)

Monday, May 01, 2017

Leghorn co-owned Alaska Discovery, advocacy stretched from Audubon Alaska to Alaska Conservation Foundation In the late 1990s, Ken Leghorn and his friend Sam Skaggs sat on a sailboat in a bay near Sitka, ready to turn in for the night. Then Leghorn’s phone rang.At the time, Leghorn was the owner of Alaska Discovery, a company that took people on excursions through the Alaska wilderness. On the other end of that phone call that night, someone informed Leghorn that one of the patrons on an Alaska Discovery trip was dealing with stomach problems.Leghorn wasted no time.“He just called a plane in to our boat,” Skaggs remembers, “jumped on to the plane and went to help his client. That’s just the kind of guy he was.”Friends have been telling similar stories about Leghorn recently, as the adventurer and wilderness conservationist died April 11 at the age of 62 after a seven-month battle with pancreatic cancer.As Leghorn’s daughter Yana Warner described it, Leghorn’s close ties with a multitude of people in t...

Marcia Griffith Salmela - Uinta County Herald

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Marcia is survived by her siblings Bruce Griffith, Leslie Griffith Engebretson (d. David); stepchildren­­­­­­ Steve (Marylou) Salmela of Fairbanks, Alaska, Alan (Cheryl) Salmela of Boring, Oregon, and Linda (Mike) Ness of Fairbanks, Alaska; sister-in-law Delila Michaels of Burlington; and seven grandchildren.A memorial for Marcia is planned for 11 a.m. on April 22 at Brookdale Senior Living, 76 S. 500 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84102. SereniCare Funeral Home of Salt Lake City has been entrusted with the arrangements.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Marcia Griffith Salmela Scholarship fund, University of Wyoming Foundation, 222 S. 22nd St, Laramie, WY 82070.

OBIT: Alvin Gene Foster - Newton Press Mentor

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Meyer Funeral Home June 24, 1929 – April 5, 2017Alvin Gene Foster, 87, of Effingham, Illinois, and a former resident of Anchorage, Alaska, passed away at 11:05 a.m., Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Lavender Ridge Memory Care in Effingham, Illinois, while being visited and comforted by family members.Graveside services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Friday, April 7, 2017, at the Bailey Cemetery west of Latona, Illinois, with full military rites by Scott Air Force Honor Guard. In loving memory of Gene, memorials may be made to the HSHS St. Anthony’s Hospice. Arrangements are under the care of the Meyer Funeral Home in Dieterich, Illinois. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at "Pop" "Papa" Gene Foster, was born June 24, 1929, in North Muddy Township, Jasper County, Illinois, the son of Benjamin and Dean (Wetherholt) Foster. Gene enlisted in the United States Air Force on November 28, 1950, to begin his 22 year career in the service. He met his future wife on his way in to church one Sunday, and married Bessie Maxine Tucker on July 23, 1955; she preceded him in death on December 13, 2010. T...