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n a  HNilHIIIrJili IIili iIJl[lliilllllllll ' THE ISSAQUAH PRESS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2009 B3 OBITUARIES Barbara Ann Abbott Barbara Ann Abbott, of Fall City, died March 31, 2009, at Briar- wood Health Center in Issaquah, after a monthlong battle with pneumonia and cardiovascular complications. She was 76. A funeral Mass was April 6 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Is- saquah. Barbara was born Jan. 15, 1933, in Seattle, the daughter of Joseph and Theresa Mallinson. She was raised in Seattle, where she graduated from Lincoln High School in 1951. On Sept. 9, 1951, she married David "Bud" Abbott, of Fall City. They settled at Aldarra Farms, Fall City (formerly Rural Route A, Issaquah), where they raised two children and lived hap- pily together for 58 years. Barbara was the ultimate home- maker and hostess. She was a life- long fan of Washington State Uni- versity, who honored her with alumni status. In her leisure time, Barbara enjoyed traveling the U.S. and abroad and spending time with her family, especially her five grandchildren. Barbara's family and friends all remember her beautiful gardens and greenhouse, and her gift for gardening. She was also an active member of St. Joseph's in Is- saquah for more than 40 years. Barbara was a beautiful, vibrant woman with a lovely smile and quick wit who always managed to get the last word. She will be deeply missed. Survivors include her devoted husband, Bud, of Fall City; chil- dren Dave Abbott Jr. and wife Mary, of Renton, and Mary Abbott- Retzlaff, of Fall City; five grand- children; and a host of extended family and friends. She was pre- ceded in death by her siblings, Joseph Mallinson and Mary Gar- ris. The family suggests remem- brances to The WSU Foundation or The American Cancer Society. Friends are encouraged to view photos and share memories in the family's online guest book at www.flintofts, com. Adra R Berry Adra e. Berry, of Preston, died at home in Preston Wednesday, April 1, 2009. She was 82. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April lt, at Preston Adra Berry Baptist Church, 31104 S.E. 86th St., Pre- ston. Viewing will be from 2-7 p.m. Friday, April 10, at Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home, 540 E. Sunset Way, Issaquah. A grave- side service will be held before the memorial, at 1 p.m. at the Preston Cemetery. Adra was born Dec. 1, 1926, in Sardis, British Columbia, Canada, daughter of Guy and Mina Saun- derson. She was raised in Sardis and Chilliwack, British Columbia, and graduated from high school in Sardis, British Columbia. She married Richard J. Berry in Canada in 1945, and they moved to Pasadena, Calif., where they lived for a year. In 1946, they moved to the Seattle area and settled on Mer- cer Island. After almost 30 years on Mercer Island, they moved to Pre- ston, where they bought property and built a house in 1969. Adra was active in the Preston Baptist Church and many different community organizations. She and her husband volunteered at Echo Glenn Children's Center for 30 years, as well as the North Bend Nursing Home and the Preston Food Bank. At the time of her death, she was still involved in di- recting the Preston Food Bank (for more than 20 years). She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard J., in March 1999. Survivors include her chil- dren Mark H. Berry, Abbie B. Berry, Matthew J. Berry, Richard K. Berry; two sisters, Mrs. David J. Woods, of Wales, U.K., and Mrs. Elinor Brown of Armstrong, Canada; two grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. The family suggests remem- brances to the Adra Berry Memor- ial Fund, P.O. Box 861, Preston, WA 98050. 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. Foster pets FIOM PAGE B1 She started out as an adoption support worker, helping those who came into the shelter find an ani- mal that met their needs. She soon shifted to fostering cats and esti- mates she has fostered about 150 cats over the years. "It's a way of giving back and hav- ing fun at the same time," she said. "Even though it's not a big deal for me, it's a big deal for the shelter." Issaquah resident and dog foster parent Suzi Spiridakis hasn't been at it quite as long. She started in December, and has fostered three dogs and one puppy in that time. "I had no plans on fostering. I just wanted to see where I fit in at the shelter," she said. "But once you're in, they're in your heart." While McKagan and Mulej deal mostly with newborn kittens, Spiridakis has fostered full-grown dogs. They're usually dogs dealing with high stress that need to de- velop the social skills that will make them adoptable. The most extreme case of this was Rolly Polly, who had been found abandoned in an apartment. ONTHEWEB Learn more about volunteering and donating at www.seattlehu- mane.org. The shelter is at 13212 S.E. East.gate Way, Bellevue. "That was the most frightened dog I'd ever dealt with," Spiridakis said. "My stepson actually tiptoed around him for a week, so he didn't make direct eye contact and frighten him." She said her own dog, Honey, has been a great comfort to the foster animals, giving them com- panionship and an example for how to act around humans. While giving her first foster dog, Buddy, a walk, Spiridakis' hus- band sent a text message to her, saying he wanted to keep Buddy. It didn't happen. "People always say to me, 'I couldn't do that. I would get too attached,'" she said. "Well, you're not doing it for yourself. "You might have to give them up, but they're going to a good place." FosterIng is only one of many ways to help the Seattle Humane Society. Volunteers must attend a two-hour orientation and commit to six months with the shelter. Alexis Dee Becker Chandler Alexis Dee Becker Chan- dler, of Sam- mamish, died at home Wednesday, April 1, 2009, after a long and coura- geous battle against breast cance She e$ Chandler was 62:1 A celebration of her life was April 7 at Faith United Methodist Church, Issaquah. Internment was at Haven of Rest, Gig Harbor. Alexis was born Feb. 25, 1947, in Milwaukie, Ore., and was a life- long resident of the Northwest. She was a descendant of Oregon pioneer Lindsay Applegate. She graduated from Milwaukie High School in 1965 and the University of Oregon in 1969. She married her college sweetheart, Dale Chandler, on Aug. 16, 1969. Alexis and Dale moved to Sam- mamish in 1999. Alexis was a former high school history and German teacher who recently retired from Microsoft, where she worked for several years as an executive assistant. Her favorite job, though, was be- ing grandma. Her love of travel, music, dance and art brought joy to the entire family. Survivors include her husband, Dale Chandler; children Ryan Chandler, Kirstin Doughty and Sh- eryl Lane; two grandchildren; fa- ther Emil Becker; and sister Sharon Coursey. The family suggests that re- membrances be made in honor of Alexis to Young Life, Sky Val- ley, P.O. Box 386, Duvall, WA 98019-0386, or online at www.skyvalley.younglife.org, ; or to American Cancer Society s Re- lay for Life online at www.green- lakerelay.org, under Alexis Chan- dler and Family. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family's online guest book at www.flintofts, com. Madeline J. Hart Madeline J. Hart, of Sam- mamish, for- merly of Spring Hill, Fla., and Northford, Conn., died April 1, 2009. She was 81. A funeral Mass was held Madeline Hart April 7 at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Sammamish. Madeline was born Aug. i0, 1927, in New York City to the late Ernest and Josephine Downes. She was the devoted wife of the late Arthur C. Hart Sr. for 59 years. She lived most of her life raising her family of six children in Milford, Conn., until moving to Northford, Conn., in 1972. She was a quality control spe- cialist for U.S. Surgical Corp in North Haven, Conn., until retiring to Florida with her husband and subsequently moving to be closer to her children and grandchildren residing in Washington. Madeline was an avid bowler, Scrabble and bingo player, and loved playing card games of any kind with her family. She and her husband, Art, enjoyed dancing to- gether and celebrating many New Years Eves at the Moose Club with family and friends. She was a for- mer Girl Scout leader and den mother, as well as secretary for the C.Y0. and PTA for many years. Madeline is survived by her daughters Eileen (Bob) St. John, of Connecticut, Kathleen Pennington, of Sammamish, Maureen Wunsch, of Kirk]and; sons Arthur C. Hart Jr., of Sammamish, and Thomas (Deirdre) Hart, of New York. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews, her sister Ellen (John) Acampora, of Connecticut, sisters-in-law He- len Messero, of Connecticut, and Sue (John) Collier, of Florida. She was pre-deceased by her loving daughter Madelyn Green and her brother Joseph Santora. Madeline (Auntie) will be sorely missed by all who knew her and loved her. We can only find solace in knowing she will be joining those she loved who have passed before her. Arrangements are by Flintoft's Funeral Home and Crematory. Friends and family are invited to share memories and sign the family's online guest book at www.flintofts, com. Mary E. Lewis Mary E. Lewis, of Issaquah, loving mother to Mary Lou and Donald Lewis, died Monday, April 6, 2009, at her home. She was 95. Services will be held Saturday, April 11. Friends are invited to view photos, get directions to the service and share memories In the family's on- line guest book at www.flintofts.com. Call Flintoft s Funeral Home and Crematory at 392-6444. Mary Lewis Charles Elwood Heib Charles El- wood Heib died Wednes- day April 1, 2009, at home in Issaquah. He was 67. Charles was born July 25, 1941, in War- ren, Ohio, to William and Charles Heib Margaret Heib. Hewas raised in Seattle in the Queen Anne neighborhood, where he attended John Hay Elementary School and later graduated from Queen Anne High School in 1959. That same year, Charles enlisted in the Air Force. On June 25, 1966, Charles mar- ried Barbara Horn at United Methodist Church in Spokane. Be- fore residing in Issaquah, Charles and Barbara lived in Dover, Del.; Sacramento, Calif.; Phoenix; and Seattle. Charles was active in the mili- tary from 1959-1979. He was a flight simulator instructor, prepar- ing pilots for training. He was also a computer engineer, as well as in- structor for many other levels of services in the Air Force. LaDonna J, Henninger LaDonna J. Henninger died April 2, 2OO9, at her Oak Har- bor home. She was 74. She was born Dec. 28, 1934, in Is- saquah to Enoch and Ma- bel Hansen. laDonH Henninger LaDonna, who had bright red hair, was the youngest of eight children. She at- tended school In Issaquah, where she enjoyed sports and cheerlead- ing, graduating as an Issaquah In- dian in 1952. LaDonna married her high school sweetheart, Fred Hen- ninger, 54 years ago. She sup- ported him as he went through dental school, and after his gradu- ation, LaDonna became an Air Force officer's wife. Together, they lived in Guam and other duty sta- tions for three years, settling in Oak Harbor in 1950 to raise their children. LaDonna had four children but counted eight with spouses: Bruce (Cindy) Henninger, of Bellingham; Judy (Steve) Zurilgen, of Federal Way; Lisa (Mike) Carlson, of euyallup; and Ray (Ann Marie) Henninger, of Sequim. Many of her children's friends also came to know her as Mom. LaDonna was very active In her children's lives, including beIng a Charles worked for IBM for 22 years as a customer service engi- neer and retired in 2000. In his leisure time, Charles en- joyed sailing, scuba diving, snor- keling and anything that had to do with water. Some of his other hob- bies were hiking, cooking, elec- tronics, photography and most of all spending time with his family. He will be remembered by his family and friends as a wonderful man who always had a listening ear, as well as much sought out knowledge and advice. Charles al- ways had an open, revolving door when it came to the kids, whether it was his daughter Christine's friends or some of the neighborhood kids. Charles was loved by everyone who met him. He will also be remem- bered as Barbara's sweetie pie. Survivors include loving wife Barbara Heib; daughter Christine Heib-Ishitani; one granddaughter; son-in-law Adam Ishitani, of Seat- fie; and brother William "Bill" Heib and sister-in-law Lea Heib, of Roy, Wash. Charles also had a lot of kids and grandkids of proxy and love. Arrangements are entrusted to Flintoft's Funeral Home and Cre- matory, Issaquah. Friends are invited to view photos and share memories in the family's guesthook at www.flintofls.com. room mother and Campfire leader. LaDonna was Grandma to 14 grandchildren ranging in age from I to 24. She was an extraordinary cook and always had room at the table for guests. She thoroughly enjoyed entertaining. Her Fourth of July parties, Easter gatherings and Christmas open houses were favorites for many. LaDouna's other passions in- cluded gardening, canning and sports. She always looked forward to playing ladies' bridge, and these women were special friends during her later years. She had a gift for making creative floral decorations and often helped out at the local flower shop during the holidays. LaDouna loved camping, especially the annual Henninger Family Camp-Out, where, surrounded by grandchildren, she would play cards for hours on end. LaDonna knew how to make everyone feel welcome, and her generous care will be greatly missed by all. Market PIOM PAGE B1 on Saturday," Sao said. The market, launched in 1990, will face increased competition this season from new markets in Bellevue, Maple Valley and Auburn. In the past, when com- munities such as Mercer Island opened markets, the Issaquah market was unaffected. "I like to think that we've got the best market on the Eastside," Sao said. During the market's early years, only a handful of vendors participated. As Issaquah grew, the city Parks & Recreation De- partment claimed sponsorship of Family and Smile Design Dentistry Dr. Kelley Fisher, DDS Actual patient testimonial - Karen S. "l just finished up my LAST appointment and had all of my old ugly silver fillings taken out and replaced with nice white fillings. Now. when I talk and laugh, my teeth look healthy and youthful! I feel great! A nice gift to myself at 46 years old. Dr. Fisher and her staffwere so patient and caring as I put this offfor a long rime, because, quite frankly, who likes going to the dentist ? 1 do now! Wish 1 would of done this years ago. Now it's my husbands turn! I can't stop smiling." / KelleaDs m.i::. Family an.~d/Cbsmetlc: Vfi 425-392-1256 600 NW Gilman Blvd., Ste D, Issaquah www.DrKFisher.com the event. The market moved to ...................... eickering Barn in 2000. Duris said the markets work to promote a sense of community, in addition to allowing customers an opportunity to buy fresh pro- duce and ask questions about the food chain. "The community really sup- ports it," she said. "The commu- nity enjoys it not just for shop- ping, but for keeping in touch so- cially." For Haas, the third generation of his family to farm In Yakima County, farmers markets are key to survival. In addition to provid- ing an outlet for his produce, Haas said the markets offer a chance to educate people about how food progresses from farm to table. "It's not a job," he said about farming. "It's a way of life." /iiiiiii!::iiiii::ijiii:iiiii!i iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!ii!iiiiiiii