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THE ISSAQUAH PRESS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2009 B3 OBITUARIES Lura Elizabeth Backster Lura Eliza- beth Backster' of Issaquah, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2009. She was 78. A celebra- tion of her life is at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at Seattle Unity Church, hill h~*[ef 2oo Eighth Ave. N., Seattle. Elizabeth was born Oct. 17, 1930, in Moscow, Idaho, the daughter of Mary and Jesse Pat- terson. She was raised in Seattle, and graduated from Queen Anne High School in 1948. Elizabeth married Knight Backster in 1959 Dean Arnold Bergstrom Dean Arnold Bergstrom, of Preston, died Jan. 22, 2009. He was 82. A memorial service is at 11 a.m. at Preston Baptist Church, 31104 S.E. 86th St., followed by aDean 6er~trom gathering for family and friends. At 2 p.m, there will be a short graveside service at the Preston Cemetery. Dean was born Feb. 13, 1926, in Snoquahnie, the eldest son of Manne and Ruth Bergstrom. He is a lifelong resident of Preston and attended Issaquah schools, gradu- ating from Issaquah High School in 1944. Dean served in the United States Navy as a seaman first class dur- ing World War II immediately fol- lowing graduation. His service took him to Alaska, where he re- turned to work after the war, and where he picked up his trade. Eventually, he made his way back to Seattle and found himself paint- ing for Standard Oil at the water- front. He was later employed as a painter for the King County Court- house for 30 years, retiring in 1981. He was also a 25-year vet- eran of the King County Volunteer Fire Department in Preston and a Doreen Pead Brockway Doreen Pearl Brockway, a 50-year resi- dent of Is- saquah, died Jan. 8, 2009. She was 94. Services were Jan. 13 at Sunset Hills Memorial Park and Funeral Doreell Brockway Home, Belle- vile. Doreen was born June 22, 1914, the only daughter of Lester A. Clark and Anna W. Clark, in Seattle. She later came to Hous- Buy Local and Save! FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 9806 238th Way SE, Issaquah 10:30 Sunday Service & Sunday School 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Testimony Meeting READING ROOM: 195 Front St. N Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat 11 am-2 pm (425) 392-8140 United Church of Chris1 ..~,~,.,.~.~ Newport Way UNITED CHURCH 425-746-2411 OF: CHRIST www.EastgateUCC.org Rev. Dr. Rick Russell Church Services and Sunday School ................ 10:30 a.m. An Inclusive community of God Sunday Worship 8:30 AM & 11:00 AM Sunday School for all ages 9:45 AM : Alpha Confirmation Sunday School Music for all ages Fellowship Local & Interna- Jr. & Sr. High tional Outreach Youth Program LIVING GOD'S LOVE 745 Front Street South, Issaquah Phone: 425-392-4169 www.oslcissaquah.org and they spent the next 49 years learning about each other, raising children, traveling, growing spiri- tually together and enjoying fam- ily, friends and life's journey. Elizabeth had sparkling blue eyes, a smile and kind words for everyone. She was cherished by all and will be greatly missed. She is survived by husband Knight Backster; children Jodee Capo, Debhie eedrola, Bruce Turner and Janet Lagasse; six grandchil- dren; two great-grandchildren; and brother Jack Patterson. Remembrances, in lieu of flow- ers, may be made to The Golden Sufi Center Charity, Box 1938, San Anselmo, CA 94979-1938. Friends and family are invited to share their memories and thoughts on the online guest book at www.flintofts.com. lifelong member of the Interna- tional Union of Painter's and Al- lied Trades. Dean enjoyed the outdoors as an avid fisherman and hunter. His favorite places to indulge in these hobbies with family mem- bers and friends were Alaska, Canada and off the coast of Washington. He found great pleasure in playing and spending time with his grandkids, teaching them to tie their shoes, the art of poker, cribbage and driving the family car. He spent many afternoons on long walks around the neighborhood, reading favorite books, exterminating weeds in the yard and pruning trees with a vengeance! He was married for 50 years to his loving wife, Jewel Bergstrom, who preceded him in death in 2000. Dean is survived by his sons Dean E. Bergstrom (Renee), of Is- saquah, Daniel A. Bergstrom (Kristine), of Cle Elum, and his daughter Ann K. Armstrong (Roger), of Preston; sister Louise Smith, of Spokane; four grand- children; and 11 great-grandchil- dren. The family suggests remem- brances to the Preston Baptist Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 948, Preston, WA 98050. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family's online guest book at www.flintofts.com. ton, Texas, where she lived in Edenbrook Assisted Living in The Woodland, Texas, area until her death. She was predeceased by her Pieter Broodryk Pieter Broodryk died Jan. 14, 2009. Always the ea- ger one in everything he did, he left much too early, at age 51. Adventure was always inPieter Broodryk his blood, and the wide-open spaces of his native country, South Africa, were never enough for this great man. So, in 1991, he left for America with his only love and soul mate of 30 years Alta, daughter Marne, son Pieter, five suitcases and a 13-inch TV. Even though he was proud of his roots, he became one of the fiercest and supportive patriotic citizens of the United States of America. eieter was a brilliant career man and worked for several com- panies, including Washington Mu- tual, Sumitomo Bank and Wells Fargo. His career took him and his family all over the United States, to such places as Buffalo, N.Y.; Calabasas, Calif.; and finally, Sam- mamish. Pieter loved children of all ages, Owen V. Durkin Owen V. Durkin, of Is- saquah, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, at Greenwood Point Adult Family Home in Issaquah. He was 96. A funeral Owell Dgrkig Mass will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Issaquah. A committal service will follow at 2 p.m. at Holyrood Cemetery, Shoreline. Mr. Durkin was born Nov. 25, 1912, in Seattle to Charles and Katherine Durkin. He was raised in Seattle, graduated from Broadway High School in 1932, and attended the University of Washington and Seattle Univer- sity. In college, he worked for the Merchants Exchange U.S. Ship- ping Board on the Lake Union Reserve Fleet. Later, he worked with the United States Immigra- tion Service in Seattle as a ste- nographer. His w~ki~g career continued with the United States Army Corps of Engineers in Seattle, ordering machinery and supplies for Alaska. Later, he became an Army comptroller auditor working in St. and in many ways was one of them with his childlike amuse- ment of all things Disney and candy. He was the perfect grandfa- ther to every child he met. With his jolly demeanor and generous spirit, he was the ideal Santa. One of his favorite activities was seek- ing out and opening his own Christmas presents, in the middle of July or as soon as he could find them. From the simplest of pleasures to the daunting task of remodeling the bathroom, eieter enjoyed every aspect of life. He could often be found building R/C airplanes, playing with mechanical toys or gadgets or gardening in his green- house. This avid fisherman would spend hours on his boat catching fish with family and friends, even if the weather or the sea refused to cooperate. eieter will be remembered as a gentle giant who left footprints on our hearts. He took enormous strides, entering the lives of others and changing them for good. He was never content until his house was bursting at the seams with people, and was always known to live life to its fullest, laughing as loud as he could. No one was a stranger to him. The countless lives he touched is the legacy he now leaves behind. Louis. He transferred to the U.S. Navy field auditors and worked with them for 10 years, traveling the Pacific Theater doing audits. On July 1, 1969, he retired from the field office at the Maritime Commission in Seattle. Owen married Betty Bradshaw on April 3, 1971. They shared many fond memories over the years, which included trips and cruises. No matter where they were, Owen always navigatedhis way back to the water. His hobbies included golfing (he was a member of the Twin Rivers Golf Club), skiing and at one time, he had done ice dancing. He was a former member of the Seattle Skating Club. In his younger years, he served as a caddy at the Broadway Golf Club. Other mem- berships include the Knights of Columbus, Issaquah Eagles and the Issaquah Elks. Survivors include his loving wife Betty, of Issaquah; niece Pamela Woods and nephew David Strat- ton. The family suggests remem- brances to the Macular Degenera- tion Association, P.O. Box 20256, Sarasota, FL 34276. Arrangements are by Flintoft's Funeral Home and Crematory. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family's online guest book at wwwflintofts.com. Patricia Hardgan Lawrence Patricia Har- rigan Lawrence, of Issaquah, died Jan. 16, 2009, at Mercer Is- land Care Cen- ter. She was 74. Viewing was Jan. 26 at Flintoft's Fu- Patdcia Lawrence neral Home and Crematory, Issaquah. A com- mittal service followed at Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent. Patricia was born Oct. 24, 1934, in Perry, Okla., to Rollyn and Ber- nice Smith. Patricia started her paralegal career in Oklahoma. When she moved to Washington state in 1960, she continued in her profession, joining attorneys Cush- man & Holt in Issaquah in 1966. She retired from paralegal work in 1978. Patricia married William "Bill" Beach Lawrence on Thanksgiving Edward (Eric) Richison Edward (Eric) Richison died in a California hospital Jan. 10, 2009. He was 73. Born Feb. 14, 1936, in Seattle, Eric, as he was known to all of his friends, was a longtime Issaquah resident. He served in the Korean War, earning a Purple Heart. Eric, a member of the Issaquah Chades H. Schaefer Charles H. Schaefer, for- merly of Is- saquah and Renton, died in Ellensburg on Jan. 22, 2009. He was 83. A memorial service is at 1 p.m. Jan. 29, at Flintoft's Is- (~rles Schaefer saquah Fu- neral Home, 540 E. Sunset Way. Following the service, there will be a gathering for family and friends. Visitation is from 4-7 p.m. Jan. 28 at the funeral home and from 11 a.m. Jan. 29 until the service. Charlie was born July 2, 1925, in Seattle, the son of Herbert and Theresa Schaefer. He was raised in Renton and attended Renton High School. Charlie married Bette Ruddell, of Bellevue, on April 26, 1945, in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Charlie was a carpenter by trade and built many homes in the Hazelwood, Newport Hills and Newcastle areas, and on Mercer Day, Nov. 27, 1977, in Blaine. Af- ter she retired, she and Bill moved in 1979 to Selah, where they owned and operated a horse ranch/hay farm and raised many dogs and cats, They mo~ed~back ~!' to Issaquah in 2900.W~6n~:~ir ~:: health began to fail;both ~a:: and Bill moved ifito the Mercet:!s~) land Care Center, where ttiey: : ? ' sharedaroom. : :: : :i; Her family fondly remembers her as an amazing and fascinating woman, highly educated with an: " incredible vocabulary. Her has- band remembers her as a good , wife and the best-ever fishing " partner. They spent many hours in both good and bad weather fish- ing for crappie, catfish, salmon and trout. Patricia is survived by her beloved husband Bill of 31 years, a sister in Oklahoma, other rela- tives in Colorado and her ex- tended family of friends. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family's online guestbook at www.flintofts, corn. Fraternal Order of Eagles, was very caring and volunteered to help the homeless. He enjoyed his many hobbies of golfing, racecars, flea markets and motorcycles. He is survived by daughters Francis and Carla. Eric's loving children and many friends will miss his laughter and generous heart. Island. In the early '70s, Charlie moved his family from Renton to Issaquah, on five acres, to add farming to his list of activities, and he shifted his carpentry focus to building foundations. He volunteered many hours to the Four Lakes Community of Is- saquah, where he lived, and was recognized by the community for his years of dedicated service. For the past three years, Charlie and his wife Bette lived together with their daughter Cindy Majors and her family in Ellensburg. Charlie, was a recent widower, but is survived by his four children, Linda (Schaefer) Holecek and hus- band John, of Renton, Marvin Schaefer and wife Kathy, of Is- saquah, Cindy (Schaefer) Majors and husband Jim, of Ellensburg, and Ryan Schaefer, of Issaquah; nine grandchildren; 14 great- ~er,andchildren; brother Walt Schae- of Renton; and sister Marion (Schaefer) Jordan, of Reno, Nev. 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.flintofts, com. beloved husband Harry R. Brock- way. She is survived by daughter Sharleen Doherty and husband Jack, of The Woodlands; son Charles Brockway and wife Sherla, of Puyallup; four grand- children: andnine great-grand- children. Doreen was a Life Member of Eastern Star and Daughters of the Nile. VOLUNTEER CALL Does your nonprofit agency or civic club need volunteers? 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