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THE ISSAQUAH PRESS WEDNESDAY~ MARCH 25~ 2009 B3 OBITUARIES Phyllis Lee Hammerbacker (Hardy) Phyllis Lee Hammer- backer (Hardy) died Jan. 19, 2009. She was 82. Phyllis was born Jan. 11, 1927, in Eu- reka Springs, Ark. She is sur- I lis vived by daughter Janis L. Wiseman of Is- saquah; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and sister Charlene Dawson, of Oklahoma City. She was preceded in death by her father George Riley Hardy and mother Della May Hardy Frances Hoganson Frances Hoganson, of Issaquah, died Monday, March 16, 2009. She was 73. A memorial service was March 22, 2009 at East- gate Congrega- Fran HogansoH tional United Church of Christ. Private committal was at Tahoma National Cemetery. Frances was born July 8, 1935, to George and Esther Beardsley, 12 years after the birth of her only sibling, Edward. She was born Eulah Nikko Eulah Nikko Eulah Nikko, of Issaquah, died in Sno- qualmie on Monday, March 16, 2009. She was 77. A private graveside serv- ice was March 19 at Hillside Cemetery. Eulah was born June 11, 1931, in Los Angeles, the only child of John and Elizabeth Buffer. In 1949, she moved to Issaquah, where she . met and married Floyd Nikko on April 19, 1950. They raised four children here on the Nikko farm. After her husband died in 1971, she moved to Texas to care for her ailing mother and stepfather. She June Wanetta Sandberg June Wanetta Sand- berg, of Everett, died Monday, March 9, 2009, at Bethany at Sil- ver Lake in Everett. She was 85. A celebra- JHIIO Sandl)ei'g tion of June's life was March 21 at Flintoft's Is- saquah Funeral Home. June was born May 22, 1923, in Renton to Frank and Alberta Day. She was raised in Issaquah and later moved to Renton. She at- tended Issaquah High School and graduated from Renton High School in 1941. On Feb. 14, 1942, June married Arne Sandberg in Issaquah. June was first and foremost a home- maker, but also worked as a payroll master at Weyerhaeuser in Sno- qualmie for more than 22 years. In her leisure time, June en- joyed playing the piano and knit- ring. Her love for the piano led her to share her talent with others; she gave lessons in her home for more than 20 years. June also loved sharing outdoor activities with her husband, including hunt- 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 Sunday Worship 8:30 AM & 1 $:00 AM Sunday School Education Hour 9:45 AM Join us for LENTEN WORSHIP 7:00pm Wednesday February 25 & FOR DINNER & WORSHIP every Wed. March 4 -April 1 5:30-6:30pm Dinner ($5 suggested donation) 7:00pm Worship (Child care available) Everyone welcome! LIVING GOD'S LOVE 745 Front Street South, Issaquah Phone: 425-392-4169 www.oslcissac~u a h.or~ Robert Kingsley McKinney (Williams), husband Clyde Ham- merbacker, brother George P. Hardy and sister Rita Wright. Phyllis lived in Eureka Springs, worked in her family's restaurant, Robert Kingsley McK- inney, of Sam- mamish, died in Bellevue on Friday, March 20, 2009. He was 79. Hardy's Caf6, graduated high At the fam- school and was a lifetime member fly's request, of the Eureka Springs Assembly of there will be no God church, public services. She went on to become an evan- gelist, ordained minister and ap- pointed home missionary to the American Indians by the Assem- blies of God. During 50years of Christian ministry, she did evan- gelism ministry, co-pastored and helped build American Indian churches in Red Rock, Okla.; Tuba City and Bita Hochee, Ariz.; and Wapato, Wash. Peace and rest at length have come, all the day's long toil is past, and this dear heart is whispering, "Home, home at last!" Robe Hci(inney Bob was born Dec. 30, 1929, in Seattle, the son of Leslie and Vivien McKinney. He graduated from Ballard High School. He served with the United States Army during the Korean War. On Nov. 22, 1964, he married Beth Cowles. In 1969, they moved and raised in West Seattle. She graduated from West Seattle High School in 1953, and went to work for the phone company as a switchboard operator. She married James Hoganson on Feb. 19, 1960, and raised three children while working various jobs, such as proof operator and secretary. In 1975, Frances and her family moved to Issaquah. Frances was preceded in death by her parents and her brother. Survivors include her husband Jim, daughter Vickl and son Larry, of Is- saquah, son Jamie, of Boca Raton, Fla., and five grandchildren. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family's online guest book at www.flintofts, corn. returned to Washington state, liv- ing in Cashmere and Preston. After a stroke in September 2008, she lived in North Bend. Her love of needlepoint left her family with dozens of beautiful wall hangings that will be cher- ished for many years to come. She was preceded in death by her par- ents and her husband. Survivors include son Ray Nikko and his wife Nelda, of Carnation; son Glen Nikko, of Omak; daugh- ter Sharon Nikko and her husband Wes Sorstokke, of Carnation; Di- ane Jamerson and her husband Rick, of Fall City; three grandchil- dren; and two great-grandchil- dren. Arrangements were by Flintoft's Funeral Home and Crematory. Friends are invited to share mem- ories and sign the family's online guest book at wwwflintoffs.corn. ing, fishing, boating and camping. In summer, you could find June workingin her garden and watch- ing thehummingbirds. She will be remembered by her family as a positive, outgoing mother and friend who loved help- ing others. She is deeply missed. Survivors include her loving children Kathleen Girolamo, of Everett, and Reinold Arne Sand- berg, of Othello, Wash. She was preceded in death by her husband Arne Sandberg in 2007; her sister Alyce Basye in 2004; and her granddaughter Laura June Heiusen in 1998. The family suggests remem- brances to the Issaquah History Museums, P.O. Box 695, Issaquah, WA 98027. Arrangements are entrusted to Flintoft's Funeral Home and Cre- matory, Issaquah. Friends are invited to view pho- tos, get directions to the service and share memories in the fam- ily's guest book at www.flin toffs, com. to their custom-designed and built home in what is now Sammamish. Bob was a salesman for several different companies, selling building supplies. He was very active with Cub and Boy Scouts, and provided Pinewood Derby track and services for many different groups. He was a passionate lifelong gardener and member of several garden clubs. Fay J. Morrison Fay J. Morri- son, of Is- saquah, died March 12, 2009. She was 74. At Fay's re- quest, no serv- ices will be held. Fay was FayMOITiSOII born Oct. 19, 1934, in Sauk, Wash., the daugh- ter of Dee Hooper and Irma Meyer. She raised her family in Seattle, Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Beth Cowles McKinney; sons Mark McKinney, of Seattle, and Bruce McKinney, of Everett; daugh- ters Laura McKinney-Harding, of Marysville, and Karen McKinney, of Kirkland; sister Jacqueline Battson, of Seattle; three grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to share mem- ories and sign the family's online guest book at www.flintoffs.corn. Edmonds and Auburn. She retired in Issaquah and enjoyed living on Issaquah Creek. She married John Kenneth (Ken) Morrison on Jan. 30, 1954. Her family remembers her as someone who lived through exam- ple and always put her family first. She is survived by her daughter Kirn Hall and son Ken Morrison Kathleen Ann Westendorf Kathleen Ann Westen- doff., a beloved wife, mother and grand- mother died March 16, 2009, follow- ing a coura- geous six-year battle with breast cancer. Kathleen Westendorf A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Is- saquah, with the funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Friday, March 27. Are- ception will follow at 2 p.m. at the Trilogy Cascade Club, Trilogy at Redmond Ridge. Kathy was born Oct. 11, 1947, in Moline, Ill., to Bill and Mary Barbour. Following her graduation from McAnley High School, in Cincinnati, she received an associ- ate degree in business from the University of Cincinnati in 1967. Kathy's professional career ranged from sportswear buyer to owner of a wallpaper business to medical receptionist. Kathy married her high school sweetheart, Bill Westendorf, in April 1970. The couple lived in Pensacola, Fla., San Jose, Calif., Portland, Ore., and Issaquah, while raising their three children. They moved to their (Sandy Gould), of Issaquah, and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter Tracy Ann Morrison in 1956 and husband Ken in 2006. Memorial donations should be made to the Parkinson's Association. home in Trilogy at Redmond Ridge, in Redmond, five years ago. Kathy loved traveling, sunny places, playing bridge, spending ality time with her family and ends, and doting on her twin grandchildren. Kathy is survived by her hus- band and best friend, Bill; daugh- ters Sarah Westendorf and Amy (husband Matt) eellett; son Brian (wife Amy) Westendorf; and the twin grandchildren. Kathy is also survived by her parents, Bill and Mary Barbour, her sisters Mary Beth and Suzanne, and her brother Steve and his wife Florence. Kathy's family thanks God for the many blessings and wonder- fnl years they had to spend with her. She gave so much to all of us, and even in her later days was more concerned with the wellbe- ing of those around her, more than her own situation. While the family grieves the loss of Kathy, heaven rejoices in receiving its new angel. The family wants to express its appreciation and thanks to the On- cology Department of Virginia Ma- son Hospital and Providence Hos- pice of Seattle for their loving care. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Kathy's honor to Providence Hos- pice of Seattle or the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Kiwanis Club seeks Volunteer number of hours of service over a of the Year nominations significant period of time. The volunteer's contributions will The Kiwanis Club of Issaquah have demonstrated outstanding recognizes outstanding Issaqua- results for the betterment of the nians eachyear at the Issaquah " community. Chamber of Commerce Commu-To make a nomination, e-mail a one- or two-page nomination letter by April 3 to Chris Brandt, chairman of the Community Ser- vice Committee, at chrisb@at- workwa.org, Previous Volunteer of the Year nity Awards luncheon. ' The 2009 Community Awards luncheon is May 19. The club is requesting nomina- tions for the Volunteer of the Year Award. The award honors a vol- unteer's efforts that made a big impact in the Issaquah commu- nity, who demonstrates a commit- ment to the community and vol- unteerism by contributing a large Award Winners include Fred Ny- strom in 2004, Karen and Dave Conley in 2005, Connie Fletcher in 2006, Portia Anderson in 2007 and Jeanne McHolland in 2008. Family and Smile Design Dentistry Dr. Kelley Fisher, DDS Actual patient tcsdmonla] - Chris "I went m Dr. Fisher to save mywom teeth. Other dentists had told me that nothing could be done about my smile. The fact that I got a great smile is a pleasant side effect to correcting the total problem. The staffis kind and respectful of my time. I would recommend this office to anyone looking for a great dentist!" ~. p; i !i!iiiii!il ...... Family and C~$mefic D~' 425-392-1256 600 ~ Gilman Blvd., Ste D, Issaquah www.DrKFisher.com The Rotary Club of Issaquah recently honored its students of the month for February. Elle Pearl School: Tiger Mountain High School Grade: 12 Category: Music and drama Parents: Erica and Jeff Pearl Achievements: Good grades Likes: English, psychology Activities: Spending time with fam- ily, art, working, busy with son Plans: Continue with college edu- cation Career: Stay at home with son and continue work at Gold's Gym Kids Klub Taryn Ohashi School: Issaquah High School Grade: 12 Category: Vocational Parents: Ross and Ava Ohashi Achievements: Valedictorian candi- date; department recognition in biol- ogy, advhnced placement language and calculus; attendee of the International Career Development Conference; recognition by the American Association of University Women for mathematics Ukes: Mathematics, business Sports: Team and individual dance competitions Activities: Associated Student Body, Unk Crew, DECA, Avon/Mark representative, Limited Too/Justice representative, teacher's assistant at Backstage Dance Studio Plans: Bachelor's degree in eco- nomics and master's degree at'four- year college and graduate school Career: Chief financial officer, likely for a fashion label Dan Shade School: Issaquah High School Grade: 12 Category: Music Parents: Terry and Scott Shade Achievements: 3.55 grade point average Likes: History, English, psychology and reading Sports: Varsity tennis Activities: Playing guitar, listening to and recording music, and watching movies Plans: Pepperdine University dental school Career: Orthodontics or child den- tistry GET INVOffED Go to www.issaquahrobotics.org P or call 837-6039 with sponsor- FROM PAGE B1 ship questions. could use the community's help. "We're going to try to make it Place said, adding that it will be to nationals, but we have a lot of cool to see how the legislative grant writing to do," Place said. It would be the second time in the team's history it has been in- vited to compete at nationals. Last year, the team was invited because it won a special award for lobbying during the 2008 state legislative session to raise money they helped raise is being used by new FIRST teams. Most of all, Issaquah's team members said they want the community to come see what they do, because the competition is nearby, and to support them. We d love to see the commu- awareness about FIRST. The lob- nity there," Edwards said. "We bying efforts procured $150,000 have a lot of sponsors and sup- in funds from the state to begin port from the community, and it more FIRST programs in state would be nice to have them see public schools, Place said. At least 20 new teams "were created because of the legislation we helped pass," he said. The team, and its robot, will face-off again at the Seattle Ro- botic Regional, held at Key Arena March 27-28. "Seattle will have 64 teams, but half of those are rookie," how it finished." Members said they are avail- able to give tours to anyone in- terested in taking a closer look at the event. Reach Reporter Chantelle Lusebrink at 392-6434, ext. 241, or clusebrink@iss- press.com. Comment on this story at wwm issaquahpress, com. FROM PAGE B1 she said. A team from Newport High School came in second in the restaurant management competi- tion, followed by a squad from Chief Leschi High School, of Puyallup. Liberty's culinary team of Marissa Harrell, Emily Petryk, Marie Mittag and Anna Carlson received high marks from the judges for its teamwork, commu- nication and cleanliness, Matsuda said. The team's main course con- sisted of pan-seared salmon, po- tato celery root hash, spring peas, herb salad and lemon beurre blanc. Dessert included vanilla-chocolate mousse, white chocolate cup and hazelnut tulle. Liberty was one of two teams to heat its entree plates and the only team to bring in a whole fish and filet it, Matsuda said. "The girls are very pleased with their performance and learned a lot from it," she said. "For a couple of them, competing was the determining factor in choosing a career in culinary arts."