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! , ! l liiiiiiilllilIIIIi THE ISSAQUAH PRESS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2009 * B3 Edna Barger 0BIT1LiRIES Edna Barger, of Issaquah, died in Kirk- land on Satur- day, Jan. 3, 2009. She was 76. A memorial service was held Jan. 10 at Flintoft&apos;s Is- saquah Fu- [dB gl[ neral Home. An additional service is scheduled for May 29 in Juneau, where Edna will be laid to rest next to her hus- band in Alaskan Memorial Park. Edna was born May 29, 1932, in Philadelphia, the daughter of Frederick and Edna Eisenhart. She was raised in Philadelphia and graduated from high school in 1950. She married Clifford T. Barger, also of Philadelphia, and followed him as his career in the United States Navy, as an Air Force contractor, and in the Coast Guard took the family to Santa Barbara, Calif.; Cheyenne, Wyo.; Governor's Island, N.Y.; Temple Hills, Md.; and Juneau, Alaska. Edna continued her career with the Civil Service while the family resided in Juneau, eventually serv- ing as an office manager for the United States Coast Guard's Civil Engineering Department there. She was also very involved with her husband in supporting the ac- tivities of the Coast Guard's Chief Petty Officers' Association in Juneau. Clifford retired from the Coast Guard as a senior chief petty officer in 1978, and Edna retired from the Civil Service in June 1992. Edna relocated from Juneau to Issaquah in 1994, in order to be closer to her daughters after Clif- ford's death. In Issaquah, she re- mained active in the lives of her children and also volunteered many hours to support the various activities of the Issaquah Senior Center. Survivors include daughters Donna Mackey, of Spokane, Bar- bara Borbridge, of Juneau, Alaska, and Beverly Perniola, of Issaquah; son Michael Barger, of Austin, Texas; sisters Margaret Spotts, of Philadelphia, and Vir- ginia Dellarocchetta, of Sunnyvale, Calif.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. The family suggests remem- brances to the Evergreen Hospice, 12822 124th Lane N.E., Kirkland, WA 98034. Arrangements are by Flintoft's Funeral Home and Crematory. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family's online guest book at www.flintofls, com. Donald k Jerick Donald A. Jerick, of North Bend and formerly of Issaquah, died Dec. 20, 2008, in Belle- vue. He was 52. Don will be buried with his parents in Donald A. Jai Spokane at Fairmount Memorial Park at a later date. A celebration of Don's life will be shared by family and friends in the spring. Don was born March 6, 1956, in Spokane, to Nickolas and Dorothy Jerick. He was baptized and con- firmed at St. Francis Xavier Church in Spokane. He was raised in Spokane and was a 1974 gradu- ate of Gonzaga Prep. He also grad- uated from Spokane Falls Commu- nity College. While growing up in Spokane, Don and his parents were avid golfers at Wandermere Golf Course, where he and his Dad both had a "hole-in-one" to con- verse about for many years. Don was a former resident of Is- saquah, where he was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church. When he moved to North Bend, he became a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church. Don married Janet Farnam on March 18, 2006, in Preston, and they made their home in North Bend. He was a manager of sales at Acosta Sales and Marketingin Bellevue. Don was an avid golfer and member of the U.S. Golf As- sociation. He and Janet enjoyed playing golf at Mount Si and Cas- cade golf courses. Good golfing memories were also shared in Maul with friend Timm. The best golf was enjoyed while visiting his cousins in Palm Springs, Calif. Don is survived by his wife Janet; his sister Nikki Schafer and husband Dave, of Spokane; a niece; and two nephews. Always a sports fan, Don was coach and mentor to Nelson Espe and Amber Bangsund for many years. Don will also be missed by his best friends: Scott Hill (Pam Brewer), Rorey Learn and the Timm Hopfenspirger family, all of Issaquah, and Jon Pieroni, of Spokane. Don was an avid animal lover, so a donation in his memory to the animal shelter of your choice would be appropriate or a memo- rial contribution may be made to Overlake Hospital Cancer Center, 1135 llGth Ave. N.E. Bellevue, WA 98OO4. Arrangements are by Flintoft's Funeral Home and Crematory. Call 392-6444. Friends and family are invited to share memories and sign the fam- ily's online guestbook at www.flintofls, corn or call Don's sister in Spokane at 509-994- 3766. VOLUNTEER CALL Does your nonprofit agency or civic club need volunteers? Call 392-6434, ext. 237. or e-mail newsclerk@isspress, com. Elder and Adult Day Services in Issaquah: Noon - 2 p.m. lunchtime prep and cleanup; 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. exercise program; 2-3 p.m. therapeutic ac- tivities -- 206-859-5721 Mountains to Sound Green- way: Squak Mountain State Park or tree potting in its Lake Sam- mamish nursery: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Jan. 17, 24 and 31 -- 206-812- 0122 or www.mtsgreenway.org. a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Also update the Web site -- 392- 4123 Eager Eye Guide Pups Club: Raise puppies for use as guide dogs for the blind -- 644-7421 Community garden groups are needed to adopt garden beds (provide seasonal maintenance), have a teamwork party and join a group of gardeners who work in- dependently at Pickering Farm -- 837-3442 Seattle Tilth: Three to six hours per month, usually week- days, who have a flexible schedule and a car or truck to help with Cougar Mountain Zoo: General assistance with wildlife education and conservation- 392-6278 Faith in Action: Transporta- tion, home services and/or social support services for Issaquah/Sammamish seniors -- 391-2817 lssaquah Alps Trails Club: Volunteer for trail restoration. Work is typically done twice a week, weather permitting -- 369- 1725 before 7 p.m. American Cancer Society: Serve on several fundraiser com- mittee positions, including the 2009 Issaquah Relay For Life Planning Team --stacy_strick- land@yahoo.corn or 369-2195 Monica Mary Casey-Scott Monica Casey-Scott, a widely trav- eled local ha- five, suc- cumbed in the late after- noon of Dec. 18, 2008. Monica bravely bat- fled oral can- Monim asey-tt cer for 10 years, courageously enduring radical surgeries, radiation and chemotherapy for the last two. She passed quietly and comfort- ably in her home in the loving presence of her husband, daugh- ter, nurse and favorite kitty. Monica was born in Seattle on April 14, 1950, to Dr. James M. Casey, of Seattle, and Ruth McLandress Casey, of Wenatchee. She joined sisters Kathy, Pat, Sheila and brother Mike, and then was in turn followed by the arrivals of Nancy and Carol to the big house at 14 W. Lee on Queen Anne Hffi, just a block away from St. Anne s School. In the late 1950s, Dr. Jim moved his busy family to Tucson, Ariz.; the '60s saw a brief residence in Fresno, Calif., before settling for good in La Jolla, Calif. Monica graduated from La Jolla High School and took courses at the local junior college. In early 1972, Mort]ca joined two of her older sisters in be- coming flight attendants (OK, originally "stewardesses") with United Air Lines. Kathy fell prey to marriage dismissal, but Mon- ]ca and Pat stuck it out for 36 years each through tumultuous changes in the airline industry. After her training and initial assignment to the Chicago base, Monica transferred to San Fran- cisco and then came full circle to the Seattle area in 1980. That same year, she met her eventual husband Steve Scott at a wed- ding; he joined her in Bellevue in 1983 and they married that fall. Daughter Stephanie joined Monica and Steve in August 1988. Six years later, their little family found their peaceful acreage in Four Lakes, south of Issaquah. Monica spent her time off there reading her favorites from Austen, Grouts, Dickens and watching classic movies. Bird watching on the eight-acre pond out back became a surprisingly avid hobby, with Monica keeping track of the bald eagles, great blue herons, wood ducks, migra- tory waterfowl and songbirds. The occasional deer wandering through the yard were a treasure to her; cougar, bear and bobcat sightings were a bit too scary. A trip to Europe early in her career, and later family trips to London in 2002 and Paris in 2006, generated many lasting memories. Sadly, her dream of traveling to see much more of the world was cut short by her illness. Monica was smart, funny and professional, and enjoyed most of her flying partners and even quite a few of her passengers. She was always thrilled to come home and report having had a celebrity on board (movie stars, politicians and other famous faces), but always avoided any intrusion on their privacy. Her hard work and sense of fairness made her a favorite to fly with. Monica was an especially good mother to Stephan]e, sacrificing career time to make sure her baby had everything she needed, including a parent always close at hand. She had to leave us too soon to watch her pretty, smart girl start a career, but was so very proud to see Steph gain ac- ceptance to The Evergreen State College and enjoy her work there for the past three years. As a wife, Monica was a saint -- sweet and forgiving, loyal and affectionate, and always ready to laugh. She is very, very badly missed. A service will be held in her honor at Flintoft's, 540 E. Sunset Way, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17. A celebration of her life will fol- low at the home in Four Lakes, 16737 235th Ave. S.E. At her wishes, her cremated remains will be scattered. ]avon Center: Donations helped build the facility FIOM PAGE B1 Vafaeezahdeh. People have also donated di- rectly and through United Way, and grants have been given by both the Seattle Foundation and the Glaser Foundation. "All of this money helped build the facility and goes toward our overall expenses," said Vafaeeza- hdeh. "It's a place where people with disabilities can interact with oth- ers outside their family -- they can form a group of friends wh(, they.just hang out with and have fun, she added. Megan Wegner is the activities and programs director of the center. She is enjoying being part of the program and said it was easy to get started. "We didn't need a set regiment schedule to start, all we needed was to get to know the people and that is how we decided what our days and their days would be like," said Wegner. Wegner describes the Tavon Center as a home, and she feels that the people who work there and the clients who come every day are just like a family. "We cook our meals together, care for our animals together and we look after our garden together - we also just got a van, so we have been going on more out- tugs," said Wegner. Wegner designs activities that help the clients gain greater inde- pendence, a sense of direction and the ability to work with oth- ers. But one of the main aims Wegner focuses on is making the activities purposeful. At the moment the clients are currently working on two cover crops in the garden. In spring they turn the crops over and plant many vegetables and herbs. "Come next spring- we hope to be able to sell our own produce at the farmers markets," said Wegner. She also hopes clients from the Tavon Center will be able to take part in the community through volunteering for different organi- zations. "We really want to help out in the community wherever possi- ble, and we would like the com- munity to feel free to come and visit us at any time," said Wegner. Rebecca Steele is a student in the University Of Washington Department of Communication News Laboratory. We've remodeled Come in Hopelink: "Bus buddies" -- 943-6769 or busbuddy@hope- link.org lssaquah Chamber of Com- merce: Visitor Information Center from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturdays -- 392-7024 Issaquah Valley Senior Cen- ter: Lunch program on Tuesday and Friday, serving in the dining room and washing dishes; also lunch and grocery runs -- 392- 2381 Providence Marianwood Aux- iliary: Special care dementia unit -- 391-2827 lssaquah Food and Clothing Bank: Sort food and clothing from 8 a:m. - noon Monday and from 9 shopping and outreach volunteers three hours per weekend a month -- 206-633-5045, ext. 2 lssaquah Special Populations Social Club: Assist with dances, movies, field trips and special events. For every three hours of volunteer service, a 30-day pass will be issued for use of the com- munity center facilities and Julius Boehm Pool -- www. ci. issaquah, wa. us Pampered Hands Group: At Providence Marianwood, assisting with soaking and massaging hands; individuals or teams from 10:15-11:45 a.m. Sunday to help with worship services -- 391- 2827 . Kids Eat FR,EE * Arts Commission Building Board of Appeals Cable TV Commission Cemetery Board Development Commission Human Services Commission Library Board Park Board Planning Policy Commission River and Streams Board Sister Cities Commission Urban Village Development Commission 1 IK-12 12 YSAltS EXI'SRIENCE I _.lk:< In-Home Tutoring " in All Subjects ,qv Including ESL . &Spanish.  Emphasis on Math. .... 425-837-9077 www.tutoringwithsuzannc.com \\;Y%,rc It's Nt:'r [bo t.att: Ii'r Brci&ist! Happy New Year! 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