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THE ISSAQUAH PRESS WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2009 B3 OBITUARIES Lois Ann Bergman Lois Ann Bergman, of [ssaquah, died July 5, 2009, in Bellevue. A celebration of her life will be at 1 p.m. July 25 at Evergreen Washelli, 11111 Aurora Lois Bergmn Ave. N., Seattle. Lois was born on Oct 3, 1917, in Seattle, to Ralph and Ester Bow- ers. She was raised in West Seattle and graduated from West Seattle High School. Lois was very independent and lived alone in Issaquah for 27 years. She loved to care for her cat Tina and dog Maury. You might remember Lois in her red bomber scooter traveling around down- town Issaquah with her dog. Lois will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother with a dry sense of humor. Lois is survived by daughters Patricia (and her husband Milton) Jones and Nancy Jenkins; son Larry (and his wife Beverlee) Mc- Clanahan; sister Sarah Johnson; nine grandchildrep; 17 great- grandchildren; anii five great- great grandchildren. The family suggests remem- brances to the Leukemia &amp; Lym- phoma Society, 530 Dexter Ave., N., Suite 300, Seattle WA 98109. Arrangements are by Evergreen Washelli. Blogger FIOM PAGE B1 maintain a blog for more than four posts before leaving it hanging in cyberspace for all eternity. According to its State of the B1- ogoshpere 2008 report, Techno- rail, a blog search engine com- pany, 7.4 million of the 133 mil- lion blogs it tracks (about 5.5 per- cent) have been updated in the past 120 days. Although Johnston didn't base his decision on aban- doned-blog stats, he knew the po- tential for income if it brought in enough readers. "It is something that I hadn't seen done before," he said. So far, no income or significant reader base has come, he said. But it has become an outlet for his writing passion. "I wanted to find another venue for writing out there," he said. "I wanted to do it the fullest I could imagine doing it. The original thing I wanted to write was called the Cosmological Principals. It was very stupid. I didn't know anything about String Theory. I realized no one in their right mind would read it." While at Skyline, Dru Johnston worked with current theater teacher Jim Henderson to write and produce a children's show. Henderson said Johnston's effective writing skills made the show a hit among children and their parents. "It was very sophisticated and charming on a bunch of different levels," Henderson said. "The thing that made it so good is while a child could come see this production, adults could sit in the audience and also enjoy it. That's a hard balance to hit." Although playwriting is differ- ent fromblogging, Drn Johnston ON ]liE WEB www.theyeamftheblog.com combines his command of the English language with a comedic, sometimes sarcastic and cynical view of the world to entertain those who visit one of the more than 80 blogs. He takes on many characters in the entries. "I think that most of the blogs are just things that I find funny. If I don't enjoy writing them, I wouldn t like doing the project," he said in an e-mail. "So, it's re- ally a matter of keeping myself entertained. I research a few blogs that friends send me for parodies and such, but I would still say I'm not an expert on the blog scene by any stretch of the mind, really. Just an enthusiastic writer who s found a very, very free outlet." While he works full time and is involved in an improv comedy show, Dru Johnston said the blog project is indeed time-consuming. It can take 15 minutes or up to two hours to set up a blog. Those who know him well say that however sporadic or random the blogs he creates are, "The Year of The Blog" fits Dru John- ston's personality. "Honestly, I think it's just a lot of fun, said Zane Johnston, who has read every blog to date. "It's definitely really random, but that's just down his alley, it's re- ally funny and it really suits him." He's got roughly nine months left, so there's plenty more com- ing. By April 11, 2010, he said he plans to choose four of the blogs and maintain them indefinitely. Reach Reporter Christopher Huber at 392-6434, ext. 242, or chuber@isspress.com. Comment on this story at www.issaquahpress.com. Gregory Andrew Bissoll Gregory An- drew Bissell, of Snoqualmie, died Monday, June 29, 2009, at the Sno- qualmie Hospi- tal. He was 50. A memorial potluck cele- bratinl I  reg's life wa  teld Gregory Bissell July 11 at the Bissell home in Snoqualmie. Greg was born Jan. 10, 1959, in Kirldand, to Nancy and Joseph Bissell. He went to high school in Issaquah, playing football and working at the bowling alley. Greg finally settled in Snoqualmie. He ran his auto-body repair shop for years in the valley while raising his three children, Katrina, Dalton and Dillon Bissell. Grey spent a lot of time at the family property in Tonasket, riding Shirley Dell Johnson Shirley De[ Johnson, of Salnmamish, died July 9, 2009, in Belle- vue. She was 85. A private ,,tb er ng will h ah L. Call Kurt Johnson 06-8329 Shirley Johnson ( etails. Slirley was born April 12, t! P2, t, in Tacoma, the daughter of Chauncy and Hazel Lingerman. She was raised in Tacoma, after being born into a pioneer Tacoma family. She lived most of her life on Lake Sammamish, by Is- saquah. Shirley graduated from Stadium High School in Tacoma. She also Maxine Elizabeth Knowles Maxine Eliz- abeth Knowles, of Sammamish, died peacefully July 5, 2009. She was 79. A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. July 17 at St. Joseph's Mae Knowles Catholic Church, Is- saquah, with reception following. Born in Minot, N.D., to Charles and Dorothy McCall on Sept. 27, 1929, Maxine moved with her family to Seattle in 1943. She graduated from Immaculate Con- ception High School. After graduation, she met Leo Knowles and they were married in 1948 and raised a family. She had a long career with Sears, Roe- buck and Co. before retiring to Maxine's beachside resort on Lake Sudoku Solution 534678192 287491356 619325487 178539264 325746918 496812573 752984631 943167825 861253749 2Z F Ege ACT LEE OAN NS T --ff-ff - ||| ROA APS NET IRE |-- F-l RIM OVE MEW LFE]DIB OlA R D OILIA1 1 NIc U R LIAINIS I,iA T O  AI___M ER -''TO AISIT]EIE!C R U AISlSlO Js E S LIOIPIEIRIA C E OIDIOIRI .... A R NIAITI SILiM N dirt bikes, snowmobiling and fish- ing. He loved cars and each of the kids learned how to drive in his lap at a very early age at the ocean or the dirt roads of Tonas- ket. Greg loved football and will sorely be missed at Mount Si High School's practices and games. He was the dad who knew every player's name and was hol- lering encouragement from the sidelines. He was the dad who packed all the neighborhood kids to the pool or park to play foot- ball He will be missed by family and friends, as he was always the guy there to help. He knew God and loved God, and was ready to go home to see his Mom, Dad and brother Eric. Survivors include his children Katrina Bissell, of Kirldand, Dalton and Dillon Bissell, of Snoqualmie, and his sister Laurie Whitley, of Chicago. earned a master's degree in social work from the University of Wash- ington. She worked for Washing- ton state many years until retire- ment. Shirley was married to Edwin Lee Johnson for 61 years. Shirley was a former volunteer for the local nonprofit group Friends of Youth and a member of Chi Omega Sorority, UW. In her spare time, she enjoyed charity work, aerobics, gardening, travel and pottery. Her family remembers her as a beloved wife, mother and grand- mother. She is survived by Lee Johnson, Tamis Root-Reber, and Kurt, Amanda and Andrew Johnson. Memorial donations, can be made to Friends of Youth, Is- saquah. Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home. Sammamish. Maxine is survived by her daughter Vickie Young, of Seattle; sons Michael (Melissa), of Western Australia, and Patrick (Susan), of Orondo, Wash.; sister Rosemary Devine; brothers Charles (Joyce) McCall and George (Eleanor) Mc- Call; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and many caring friends. , In lieu of flowers, the family re- quests remembrances be made to Faith in Action, c/o Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, or the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home. Family and friends are invited to share memories and sign the family's guest book online at www.flintofts, com. Trailsfest FROM PAGE B1 Alps Trails Club," Issaquah Alps Trails Club President Steve Williams said. "We provided the inspiration and literature that got people motivated to do things like Trailsfest." North Bend's Pro Guiding Ser- vice & Pro Ski Service will pres- ent two workshops at the Trails- fest Skills Camps: "Tips and Tricks from a Mountain Guide" at 12:30 p,m. and "A Look Inside a Mountain Guide's Pack," at 2:30 p.m. =Basically, we're going to bring along a pack we would take out for an overnighter," said the ser- vice s general manager Caley George. "We're going to show how some gear can be used for multiple things." Other workshops include Experience. All of the events except two are free. Climbing wall trips cost $3 per person. A kayak adventure on Rattlesnake Lake is priced at $3 per person or $5 per family. Thornberg advised anyone par- ticipating in the 10 a.m. Seattle Audubon bird watch to bring their own binoculars. The event will be held rain or shine. Participants may bring a sack lunch or cash for food ven- dors like Rhodies BBQ, which will serve barbecue, veggie dogs, soda and water at the food court. GET INVOffED See a complete schedule or vol- unteer at www.wta.or. Click on "Morn About Trailsfest." The first 750 people to arrive at Trailsfest will receive a Nature's Path Organic Foods bag with goods from select sponsors. =Backcountry First Aid for Dogs," "Backcountry Parenting" and "Find Your Way with Map & Com- pass." Trailsfest is presented by the Washington Trails Association and has several sponsors, includ- ing REI, Hilleberg the Tent-maker, Green Trails Maps and The Alpine Bachelor of Science (biology: ecol- ogy and evolution); Rick Chert, Bachelor of Science in informatics; Slava Chernyak, Bachelor of Sci- ence (computer science); Craig Christensen, Bachelor of Science in civil engineering; Bonnie Chn, Bachelor of Science in nursing; Danica Coonan, Bachelor of Arts in business administration; Brit- tany Cornfield, Bachelor of Science (biology: general); Travis Corra, Bachelor of Arts (political science); Adam Cox, Bachelor of Arts (politi- cal science); Sterling Dao, Bache- lor of Science (biology: general); Melody Davidson, Bachelor of Arts (comparative history of ideas); Ryan Dean, Bachelor of Arts (soci- ology); Jeremy Donate, Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering; Margaret Clair, Bachelor of Sci- ence in chemical engineering; Douglas Donnahoo, Bachelor of Arts in business administration; Jessica Dorr, Bachelor of Science in nursing; Tierney Edwards, Bachelor of Arts (political science); William English Jr., Bachelor of Science (physics); Loida Erhard, Bachelor of Science (biology: gen- eral); Zarya Faraj,Bachelor of Arts (law, societies, justice; pOlitical.sci- ence); Kira Fickenscher, Bachelor of Arts, (anthropology); Brianna Fields, Bachelor of Arts (political science); Maria Fleischman, Bach- elor of Arts Isociology); Katherine Fletcher, Bachelor of Arts (psy- chology); Daniela Foggitt, Bachelor of Arts (communication); Tracy Fung, Bachelor of Arts (interna- tional studies: Asia); Matthew Gaf fin, Bachelor of Arts in business administration (finance); Joyce Gang, Bachelor of Arts (psychol- ogy), Christopher Garrity, Bachelor of Arts (economics); Zofia Gil, Bachelor of Fine Arts (photogra- phy); Ilya Golovaty, Bachelor of Science (general studies); Taylor Gordon, Bachelor of Arts in busi- ness administration (accounting); Aaron Greenfield, Bachelor of Sci- ence in mechanical engineering; Tobie Halpin, Bachelor of Clinical Health Services; ehillip Hanson, Bachelor of Arts (chemistry); Jonathan Harding, Bachelor of Arts (.economics); Mariel Hartman, Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering; Laurentius Hartomo, Bachelor of Fine Arts (visual com- munication design); Timothy Hatlen, Bachelor of Arts (commu- nication); Matthew Helm, Bachelor of Arts (history); Sarah Hill, Bach- elor of Arts (communication); Bryce Hockett, Bachelor of Arts in business administration (account- ing); Erin Horvath, Bachelor of Arts (communication; Eastern Eu- ropean language, liteLature, cul- ture); Aaron Hossack, Bachelor of Science (astronomy; physics); Tracy Houghton, Bachelor of Arts (comparative religion); Kyle Hov- enkotter, Bachelor of Arts (archi- tectural studies); Kevin Weei Hu, Bachelor of Arts in business ad- ministration (accounting; finance); Micah Huff, Bachelor of Science in informatics; Rebecca Huff, Bache- lor of Arts (individualized studies), Julia Hunt, Bachelor of Arts (art history); Iris Hwang, Bachelor of Science (applied and computa- tional math sciences); Sakina Iqbal, Bachelor of Arts in business administration; Pati Irish, Bache- lor of Science in nursing; Cama- rina Jared, Bachelor of Arts (his- tory); Brett Kaluza, Bachelor of Arts in business administration (marketing); Channing Kanyer, Bachelor of Arts (economics); Clif- ford Kate, Bachelor of Arts (eco- nomics; political science); Gurman driving can find Rattlesnake Lake by taking exit 32 off Interstate 90 and turnhig south on 436th Av- enue Southeast. The Issaquah Alps Trails Club will join other exhibitors, such as Issaquah's REI, at the event to sell hiking guides of Cougar, Squak and Tiger mountains. Experi- enced hikers will man the booth and answer questions about hik- ing in the area. =Trailsfest and WTA (Washing- ton Trails Association) pretty much got their kick start from the GRADUATES Local students graduate from the UW The following students from Issaquah recently graduated from the University of Wash- ington in June (names A-L): Maria Acosta, Bachelor of Science (neurobiology); Aryasb Afshar, Bachelor of Arts in business administration (fi- nance); Brandon Akers, Bache- lor of Arts in business adminis- tration (finance); Michelle Av- ery, Bachelor of Arts (compara- tive history of ideas); Casey Ay- del, Bachelor of Arts (psychol- ogy); Kathryn Baker, Bachelor of Music (music education); Stephen Barr, Bachelor of Sci- ence (applied and computa- tional math sciences); Stephen Barr, Bachelor of Science (eco- nomics); Mallory Bender, Bach- elor of Arts (English; psychol- ogy); Michael Borrego, Bache- lor of Arts in business adminis- tration; Jeff Bowman, Bachelor of Science (oceanography); Jef- frey Braun, Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering; Chris- tine Breen, Bachelor of Arts (communication); Scott Bretl, Bachelor of Science in bioengi- neering; Roy Burstein, Bache- lor of Arts (geography); Roy Burstein, Bachelor of Arts (de- sign studies); Tyler Bush, Bach- elor of Arts (architectural stud- ies); Thomas Butcher, Bachelor of Arts (history); Adam Cald- well, Bachelor of Arts (philoso- phy); Kimberly Champlin, Bachelor of Arts in business administration (accounting); Daniel Chang, Bachelor of Arts in business administration; Shawl Chang, Bachelor of Arts (American ethnic studies); Yi- Shiuan Chap, Bachelor of Arts in business administration (ac- counting}; Jonathan Chartrand, Reach Reporter Laura Geggel at 392- 6434, ext. 221, or lgegyel@snovalleustarcom. Comment on this story at www.issaquahpress.com. Kaur, Bachelor of Science (envi- ronmental health); Jennifer Kautzky, Bachelor of Arts (psychol- ogy); Jordan Keating, Bachelor of Arts in business administration; Kathryn Kerr, Bachelor of Science in forest resources (environmental science and restoration manage- ment); Kristi Kettman, Bachelor of Arts in business administration (marketing); Alexander Kiln, Bach- elor of Arts in business adminis- tration; Sarah King, Bachelor of Arts in business administration (human resource management); Mark Kinnish, Bachelor of Arts in business administration Ifinance); Heidi Kinsella, Bachelor of Arts (interdisciplinarY studies: society, ethics and human behavior); Kristin Kofinehl, Bachelor of Arts (environmental studies); Christina Koike, Bachelor of Arts, (commu- nication); Reshma Keener, Bache- lor of Science in technical commu- nication; Stacy Kowalchuk, Bache- lor of Arts (psychology); Thomas Kozaczynski, Bachelor of Arts (economics); Marnie Koziol, Bach- elor of Arts (economics); Emily Landi, Bachelor of Arts (political science); Manyee Law, BachelOr of Science (chemistry); Chau Le, Bachelor of Science (biology: gen- eral); Jennifer Le, Bachelor of Arts (psychology); Dan Lee, Bachelor of Arts (economics); Kevin Lee, Bach- elor of Science in industrial engi- neering; Kyle Lee, Bachelor of Sci- ence (biology: physiology); Nathaniel Lee, Bachelor of Music (orchestral instruments); David Leibly, Bachelor of Science (micro- biology); Betty Li, Bachelor of Sci- ence (biochemistry) and Bachelor of Science (neurobiology); Dechi Lu, Bachelor of Science (econom- ics); and Yat Lun, Bachelor of Arts (American ethnic Studies). 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