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THE ISSAQUAH PRESS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2009 B3 OBITUARIES Douglas W. Emery Douglas W. Emery, of Red- mond, died April 7, 2009. He was 58. A celebra- tion of life for Doug will be held at I p.m. Saturday, May 9 at the Is- saquah DOU IS FJnery Salmon Hatch- ery's Watershed Science Center, 125 W Sunset Way. Doug was born Feb. 27, 1951, in Whittier Calif. He began his longteaching career at Don Bosco Technical Institute, and then moved on to Death Valley High School. He relocated to Alaska and taught in Tyonek and Kenai. In 1989, he moved to Washing- ton state and worked for the High- line School District. In 1990, he started teaching at Issaquah Mid- dle School and in 1994, he went on to Beaver Lake Middle School, where he taught until he retired in 2008. Doug was a founding member of FISH (Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery), a one-time president of the board and a life- time member. Doug is survived by his parents Paul and Marge Emery, of Great Falls, Mont., two sisters, Paulette Lynn and Collette Wolfslau, both om Great Falls; and their fami- lies. Doug was preceded in death by his wife, Maryann Weglage. In lieu of flowers, the family re- quests donations are made to Friends of the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, 125 W Sunset Way, Is- saquah, WA 98027. Arrangements are by Flintoft's Funeral Home & Crematory. Friends are encouraged to get directions, view photos and share memories in the family's online guest book at www.flintofls, com. Roseanna Therese Preston Roseanna Therese Pre- ston, an Is- saquah resi- dent for the past 12 years, died April !6, 2009, in Seat- tle. Rose suc- cumbed to a seven-year battle with MDS. Roseanna Preston Rose was born April 6, 1950, in Kenosha, Wis., the beloved daugh- ter of Eugenic an4 the late Donald Preston, and sister of Scott, Gary, LuAnn, Bruce and Suzanne. Rose graduated from the Uni- versity of Wisconsin - Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Science in and was employed at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Cen- ter. Most recently, she was em- ployed at the Veteran's Affairs Med- ical Center as an oncology nurse. Rose was active in the Puget Sound Ontology Nursing Society, the Northwest Collage Society and the Mercer Island Visual Art League, where she served as pres- ident from 1991-1992. : Rose was a skilled watercolor media collage artist, showcasing pieces at numerous local galleries and shows, and winning many awards. Two of her pieces won an award from the National Collage Society. Rose was notorious among her . friends and family for her trays of baked goods and homemade jam, and infamous for the boxes sent to her family in Wisconsin. nursing. She served in the U.S. Rosewill be sadly missed by her Army from 1970-1975, earned her fellow flying pigs" of 2 West, as registered nurse degree in 1972 well as all others whose lives she and was honorably discharged as touched. a captain in 1975. While in the In lieu of flowers, the family re- Army she was stationed in quests that donations be made in Tacoma and Hawaii. Rose's name to Fisher House or She moved to Seattle in 1975, the Northwest Collage Society. FROM PAGE B1 A Kenyan habit that you might find interesting is that it is per- fectly acceptable to pick your nose in public, and not just discreetly. You can dig in your nose and no one thinks twice. It is always in- teresting when someone does it prior to serving you food or shak- ing your hand. The Masai children typically do not have good schools, and in Kenya, your future is predicated on your success at two exams. One is given after primary school, and determines whether or not you will be able to attend high school. The second given as high school comes to a close, and determines whether or not you will be able to attend college. Because of the lack of good schools, the Masai kids are at a great disa4vantage. Emmanuel, a Masai himself, started his school five years ago to help these kids. He currently has about 150 stu- me to Masai Mara for only two days, Emmanuel and I made the decision to send me back to Nairobi early, disappointing since I missed my second safari. He offered to re- fund my money, but I wanted it to go to the school. What a wonderful blessing that I had gone on the sa- fari with Freda and Richard. I can't imagine coming to Kenya and not having that experience. However, [ was so impressed by Emmanuel, I want to come spend some more time with him in the Masai Mara. His wife was suppos- edly making a goat soup with se- cret herbs that I was going to miss. You drink one liter three times per day for three days. He says it cleans out your system and cures everything. Sounds like just what I needed, though apparently it is very bitter. Today, we visited the Giraffe Center in Karen, where Karen Blixton, from "Out of Africa," used to live. The giraffes eat right out of your hand, and you can pet them. ! loved it, so cool. They are such amazing creatures. Tomorrow, we are going to the elephant orphan- age. I just can't take much more of Nairobi. Since I am not feeling 100 percent, the smells and dust are making me feel worse. I am ready for the fresh, cool air of Seattle and home. Reach Issaquah resident Cheryl Shea at cheryl shea@yahoo.com. dents. On Tuesday morning, the car was I it:, .___ _.,__ .__ j t-~ __ _.,_ I still not fixed, so rather than taking ,ramuy ana omue, Design Dentistry 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 OutreachYouth Program LIVING GOD'S LOVE Front Street Soul:h, Issaquah Phone: 425-392-4169 www.oslcissaquah.orc~ 745 Dr. Kelley Fisher, DDS Actual patient testimonial - Chris "I went to Dr. Fisher to save my worn teeth. Other dentists had tdld 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 r w office to anyone looking for a g eat dentist." 425 392-1256 600 NW Gilman Blvd., Ste D, Issaquah www.DrKFisher.com 6 9 FROM PAGE B1 ness of the disease. "It's manageable, today," she said. I give myself in- jections every day. It hurts, . but I do it every day. My daughter even helps. She says, 'You give yourself medicine, so you can hug me and pick me up.' She is why I keep going." Learning to cope and advocating education This year, McDonald's company pledged corporate support for the walk in honor of her. "This is the second year that she's been involved in the MS walk," said Karyn Beckley, vice president of marketing for Pacific Med- ical. "She is very con- nected to the Pacific Med- ical community and the people that work here. And the people that work here were very excited about an opportunity to support her." in turn, McDonald pledged to share her story, gather a team and raise money for the cause. Gathering pledges, how- ever, wasn't what she had in mind. Instead, she wanted to give workers at nine dif- ferent Pacific Medical Cen- ters the opportunity to help. McDonald organized a day where employees could par- chase the right to wear jeans to work something they're not typically allowed to do. "I think the key is that it was creative and allowed everyone in the company to participate. So, even if they couldn't join the team Sun- day to walk, you could still participate," said Jenny eoast, vice president of de- velopment for the local multiple sclerosis founda- tion. Between the jeans day and regular pledges from friends, family and co-work- ers, McDonald and her team were able to donate about $7,000 to the Multiple Scle- rosis Society. In all, Wash- ington participants raised more than $1.7 million, Poast said. In addition, Mikszewski set up a booth where pa- tients and family could ask him questions. This year, McDonald and 25 of her friends and co- workers gathered to walk at Husky Stadium on April 5. They were among $0,000 participants in eight loca- tions throughout Washing- ton. "It is amazing to me to see how many people are af- fected by the disease. Some- one out there somewhere knows someone that is af- flicted with it and the whole stadium was full," she said. "It couldn't have been a more perfect day. It was just beautiful." Reach Reporter Chantelle Lusebrink at 392-6434, ext. 24l or clusebrink@isspress.com. Comment on this article at www.issaquah- press.com. CONTRIBUTED Liberty High School's National Honor Society students at last year's wa kathon start the first lap on the school track to raise money for library books for Liberty, and for student-life programs at a school and collegein Mumbai, India. FROM PAGE B1 contributions. This year, the society is hoping to raise more. "We'd like to raise $5,000. We want to increase the amount we raise but we're happy to get as much as we can," Turnidge said, adding it's a way to combat some of the cuts local schools will face next year. PI~OM PAGE B1 helps them play for a half-hour. Wu graduated from the Univer- sity of HaWaii with a bachelor s degree in music and then went on to study at the University of Kansas, where she earned a mas- ter's degree in music therapy. She started using handbells during her studies at Kansas with children with attention deficit dis- order and elderly patients, hoping to prove people with limited mem- ory could create music together without the fi'ustration of learning to read music or playing an in- strmnent. "It's not about the product, it's about the process," Wu said. "As Students are also looking for Liberty students collecting pledges business sponsors m donate food for the event. and beverages for the walkers and Community members are also small prizes, Greeuberg said. welcome to participate in the walk Community businesses or resi- and donate the day of the event. dents can donate gently used ' It is an event that will gather books in foreign languages by kids from all parts of Liberty and dropping them off the day of the there will be fun, activities going event or at the school, on in the fielc ," Greenberg said. Monetary donations can be "It should be a really nice time for mailed to Liberty High School, the whole community." 16655 S.E. 136th St., Renton ____------ 98059. In the memo line, be sure Reach reporter Chantelle Lusebrinkat to denote that it is a donation to 392-6434, ext. 241 or clusebrink@iss- the Honor Society Walk-A-Then. press.com. Comment on this article at Donations can also be given to www.issaquahpress.com. long, as they get somethin, g out of it, it s fine with me, and Ive never had a time where the seniors haven't enjoyed themselves." Throughout a session, Wu guides her students by giving them bells within their capabilities. Some bells, like those in the middle, are used all the tune. Oth- ers are heavy and used infre- quently. So, she gives the chimes in the middle or two chimes to students who want to participate a lot, she said. For those students who seem to lose track of the ,task or don't wish to participate often, she gives one chime or really high or really low chimes to ring. Wu also spices up her handbel] classes with music that resonates with their generation, so it's not uncommon to hear Elvis or the Glen Miller Orchestra being chimed at Marianwodd. Spring Celebration Luncheon fUndraiser to benefit Providence Marianwood programs The Providence Marianwood short- or longFterm home. She ninth annual Spring Celebration served the Providence Marian- Luncheon is from 11:30 a.m. - wood Auxiliary for 15 years, 1:15 p.m. May 14 at the Sno- qualmie Ridge Golf Club, 36005 S.E. Ridge St., Snoqualmie. Best-selling author Robert Fulghum, noted for his wise and insightful way of looking at life, will be the keynote speaker. Lo- cal comedian Pat Cashman will be the emcee. The event is the premier fundraiser for the resi- dents who call Providence Mari- anwood home. The Providence Foundation hopes to raise $80,000 this year, far surpass- ing last year's total of $57,000. At the luncheon, the late Anne Strodel will be honored with the Spirit of Marianwood Award. She was an active leader of the Providence Mari- anwood Auxiliary. Known as The Bag Lady, Strodel would visit new patients and residents with a gift bag of useful items to help them adapt to their new which helps her easily change keys, assign chimes and point to individuals who are holding the next notes she needs to hear in a piece. Students in class said it was a chance to break out of their ordi- nary routine. "It's something we do because it's enjoyable," Dalessandro said, adding that she used to sing of- ten in her youth. "Otherwise, , what would we do? If you don t Durin the sessmn Dalessandro get up and do Something, then attende , several women gathered you re just sitting here. And if you do something, you may as well enjoy it." Though it's the first instrument was a past president and was an active member of many com- mittees. Her son Scott will ac- cept the award on her behalf. Providence Marianwood is the only nonprofit rehabilitation and long-term healthcare provider in east King County. More than 45 percent of the res- idents come to Marianwood having exhausted their personal savings and insurance benefits. Marianwood's mission is to pro- vide round-the-clock skilled to play various chimes in a half- hour salute to Stephen Foster, a famous American composer and musician in the mid-1860s. Among the tunes for the day were many the women said they thoroughly enjoyed, including "Camptown Races," "My Old Ken- tacky Home" and "Beautiful Dreamer." Wu said she has perfect pitch, Join the fight against cancer in Issaquah. May 30-31 Skyline High School Register online: www.lssaquahRela yForLife, org AMERICAN (ANC~ER SOCIETY R~:LAY ~:0~ L}~:~ 1.800.ACS.2345 www.cancer.org nursing care to those in need, regardless of their financial sit- nation. Make a reservation by calling 391-2895. While there is no charge to attend, a minimum tax-deductible donation of $150 per person is requested. Lun- cheon proceeds will support the programs and services at Provi- dence Marianwood. she's played, Virl Luck said she is a regular at the sessions because she likes the music and likes to talk to others. For Wu, it is a way to help peo- ple connect with one another and a way to help them feel like they are creating something. "In a group, they can help each other create music," Wu said. "But they also come together and talk and remember. Those are all good things." Reach Reporter Chantelle Lusebrink at 392-6434. ext. 241. or clusebrink@iss- press.com. Comment on this article at www. issaquahpress, com. 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