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THE ISSA~:~UAH PRESS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 129 2009 B3 Leslie Allen OBITUARIES Leslie Allen, of Issaquah, died Wednes- day, Aug. 5, 2009, of com- plications fol- lowing surgery. She was 63. A celebra- tion of Leslie's life will be at 7 p.m. Wednes- h~lb Allu day, Aug. 12, at Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave. N.W., Issaquah. Leslie was born Sept. 4, 1945, in Seattle, the daughter of Norma and Robert "Bud" Sanders. She was raised on Mercer Island and graduated from Mercer Island High School in 1963. Leslie mar- ried her husband Ralph Allen on Aug. 27, 1966. They welcomed Trisha Leigh Hogan Masen Trisha Leigh Hogan Masen died suddenly Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009, at her home in Issaquah. She was 37. Services were held Aug. 11 followed by a graveside Tfisha Masen service at Up- per Hillside Cemetery. Family and friends cele- brated her life after the services at Temple B'nai Torah, Bellevue. Trisha was born Sept. 4, 1971, in Oxnard, Calif., the daughter of Richard and Karen Hogan. She spent her elementary school years in Oxnard before moving to San Luis Obispo, Calif., in 1983, and graduating from San Luis Obispo High School in 1989. She earned her bachelor s degree in political science from the University of Cal- ifornia at Davis in 1993. Trisha married Jim Masen on Oct. 10, 1998, in Philadelphia. She celebrated the birth of her only child, a daughter, Jocelyn Masen, in January 2000. The Masens moved to Issaquah in January 2008. Trisha was employed as a legal assistant with Savitt and Bruce daughter Kristen in 1971 and Leslie began her career as mother. In 1973, daughter Traci was born. Leslie raised her family in Bellevue before moving to Is- saquah. Survivors include husband Ralph, of Issaquah; daughter Kris- ten Allen-Bentsen and husband Chad, of Issaquah; daughter Traci Allen-Kelleher and husband Nick, of Bellevue; sister Julie Sanders Kamins, of Sammamish; brother Steve Sanders, of La Conner; aunt Shirley Personeus, of Yakima; and five grandchildren. In lieu of donations, the family asks that you honor Lola by spending your money and time to build relationships with those in your life who matter most. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family's online guest book at wwwflintofls.com. Law Firm in Seattle. She enjoyed creative writing, reading, travel- ing, teddy bears, computer sci- ence, learning about history and politics, and she was an avid Ma- jor League Baseball fan. Trisha was known for her wicked sense of humor and memorable laugh. She had a compassionate and lov- ing personality, and her writing and blogs attracted numerous friends and admirers throughout the United States. Her greatest ac- complishment was her beautiful daughter, Jocelyn. Trisha is survived by her hus- band Jim Masen, of Issaquah; daughter Jocelyn Masen, of Is- saquah; parents Richard and Karen Hogan, of San Luis Obispo, Calif.; sister Stephanie Hahn (Gre- gory), of Round Rock, Texas; brother Mark Brandt (Michelle), of Moreno Valley, Calif.; and numer- ous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends throughout the country. The family suggests remem- brances in her name be made to the American Diabetes Association (800-342-2383 toll-free), the Lu- pus Foundation of America (202- 349-1155) or Sempervirens Fund's Plant a Tree program (650- 968-4509). Friends are invited to view pho- tos and share memories in the family's online guest book at www.flintofts.com. CLUBS This week Cascade Llama 4-H Club: Wednesday, 391-7988 Cascade Mountain Men: Tues- day, Issaquah Sportsman's Club, 600 S.E. Evans St., club shoots the third Sunday, www.cascademoun- tainmen, corn Eastside Genealogy Society: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Bellevue Li- brary, 1111 ll0th Ave. N.E., Gene Fagerherg Friends of the Issaquah Li- brary: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Is- saquah Library, 10 W. Sunset Way, 392-3571 Issaquah Garden Club: 10 a.m. - I p.m. Wednesday, Tibbetts Creek Manor, 750 17th Ave. N.W., 603-0711 Issaquah Quilters: 10 a.m. - noon Friday, Community Church of Issaquah, 205 Mountain Park Blvd. S.W., rvndlspl@aol.com Pine Lake Garden Club: 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, occasional work- shops and field trips, 836-7810 Social Justice Book Group: 1- 2 p.m. Monday, Sammamish Hills Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 22818 S.E. Eighth St., shlcmin- istriesC~ahoo.com Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3436:7 p.m. Tuesday, Is- saquah Valley Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way, 837-9478 West Lake Sammamish Gar- den Club: 10 a.m. Thursday Weekly Camp Fire Family Group: 7 p.m. every other Tuesday, 313- 1600 Greater Issaquah Toastmas- ters Club No. 5433:6:45 p.m. Thursday, Bellewood Retirement Community, 3710 Providence Point Drive S.E., 306-2232 or is- saquahtm@gmail.com Guide Dogs for the Blind: 6 p.m. most Sundays, Issaquah Po- lice Station Eagle Room, 644- 7421 Arthur Lamar Olson Art "Papa" Olson died peacefully July 26, 2009. He was 79. Family and friends at- tended a graveside me- morial service Aug. 4 at the Upper HillsideJ~JlU[ 0~0g Cemetery in Is- saquah. Art was born May 22, 1930, in Ada, Minn, He received his Bache- lor of Science in education from Moorhead State University in 1952 and earned his fifth-year certifi- cate from Washington State Uni- versity. Art taught math at Mahnomen High School in Minnesota for 11 years. He moved his family to Bellevue in 1964, and continued teaching in the Bellevue School District and at Bellevue Commu- nity College. Art retired from Bellevue High School in 1988. He is survived by his wife Ar- lene; four children, Kathy, Janet, Jeff and Sandy; nine grandchil- dren; and three great-grandchil- dren. Art enjoyed music, hunting, hiking, working in his work- shop, playing poker with his friends, spending time with his family and, of course, playing his banjo. We have enjoyed his stories and jokes, and have shared many laughs and tears. We will always love our Papa and will miss him. You will always be with us. Arrangements were made by Flintoft's Funeral Home. Sign the online guest book at www.flintofls.com. Eugene Adolph Rothleutner Eugene Adolph Roth- leutuer, for- merly of Is- saquah, died Aug. 1, 2009, in Marysville. He was 70. Committal was held at Hillside Ceme- tery in Is- Eugene RoUdeutner saquah. Gene was born Sept. 5, 1938, in Seattle, the son of Adolph and Jenny Rothleutner. He was raised and attended school in Is- saquah. He lived in Issaquah un- til 2000, when he moved to Marysville. Survivors include two sisters, Vera L. Mellon, of Allyn, and Donna Snow, of Clearview. Arrangements were by Flintoft's Funeral Home and Crematory. Kindering FHOM PAGE B1 ONTHEWEB www.kindefing.org Hannah's teachers agreed. "She is an amazing kid," said Wendy Harris, an educator at the center who taught Hannah. "She has this great sparkle in her eyes and connects with people. She also has this sense of determina- tion that she is going to accom- plish something." However, at Kindering, the mis- sion is much larger than simply teaching children, Siegel said. "We also offer family therapy, as having a child with special-needs is really an unexpected journey for most families, she said. The center's employees pro- vide home therapy services and counsel siblings of special needs children and families providing foster care for abused and neg- lected children. The Benns, a family from Sam- mamish, found program services like home therapy to be the best environment for their daughter Claire, 2, to begin learning at just one month old, Greg Benn said. "She has Prader-Willi syn- drome, which is a genetic disor- der," he said. "It is basically a dis- order where they have low mus- cle tone and she couldn't eat. The doctor said she would have to be on a feeding tube and maybe even insert a G-tube in her stom- ach, which we didn't want." Their doctor referred the fam- ily to the center and within three months of home occupational and nutrition therapy visits, they had removed Claire's feeding tubes, he said. "That was her first big suc- cess," and they've kept coming, Greg Benn said. Children with Claire's diagno- sis often have delayed mental and social development but through her therapies, Claire is able to attend school with other children and she functions at nearly the same level as her classmates. The Benns are still considering whether to enroll her in a special needs preschool or whether to enroll her with typically developing children in the public school system. After the ceremony, parents and students celebrated with games and activities, including an inflatable bouncing area, face painting, obstacle courses, drum- ming and, of course, refresh- ments and cake. Watching Claire run, play and laugh with friends and other stu- dents is something theymight not have seen without the help of Kindering Center, Greg Benn said. "I am a strong believer in early intervention," Greg Benn said. "It can completely change the out- come. Though they worry about Claire's future -- as she will likely develop an insatiable ap- petite without the need for in- gesting the amount of calories she'll want to consume -- the Benns said they are thankful for the skills and experiences they've had with the center. "Once we were here, we saw success and we can see that Claire can make her own story and lead her own life without be- ing defined by a textbook," Greg Benn said. GET YOUR FREE REPORT If your student struggles to learn or read, there is hope! Compiled by an independent education analysis group, this special report documents the gains experienced by LearningRx students throughout 2005. The report will help you understand the power of cognitive skills training and the potential it could release in your child. To receive your FREE report, and learn how we can help your child, simply contact your local LearningRx Training Center. (425) 657-0908 Issaquah ingn -t train the brain, get smarter. ~guaranteed. www.learningrx.com/issaquah the-art facilit~ ~rams and activifi~. and abilities! Classical concert can change lives BY ERIN KIM Kevin Lee, a senior at Issaquah High School, decided to conduct a special classical music concert in order to help the less fortunate. During the concert -- A Clas- sical Calling -- student volun- teers will play music by Mozart and other composers Mozart in- fluenced and was influenced by, including Bach and Handel. The highlight of the concert is the volunteer orchestra and choir performing Mozart's Requiem Mass in D Minor. Lee has played the violin for 11 years and is conducting the concert's orchestra. "I have a habit of bringing mu- sicians together to individually mix their own interpretations and personalities into a unified vision of music," he said. After Lee was baptized into Catholicism two years ago, he heard Mozart's 218-year-old piece, Requiem, in its original Mass setting at St. James Cathe- dral in Seattle. "The music helped me to have a profoundly new religious expe- rience," Lee said. The encounter gave him a vi- sion to help those in need. Lee said community service builds compassion. I felt [this] summer was the appropriate time to realize such dreams," he said. In addition to Lee's musical passion and religious calling, the story behind the composition of Mozart's Requiem also helped to IF YOU GO A Classical Calling concert Aug 23, 7 p.m. Covenant Presbyterian Church 22116 SE 51st Place Cost: one can QI food or $5 Proceeds go to St, Mary's Food Bank instill this classical dream. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart foretold his death while compos- ing the Requiem in 1791. "His meditation upon issues such as salvation, God's love, and the sin of man has a whole new dimension because of Mozart's own closeness to death and, as some interpret it to be, a final reconciliation," Lee said. Moreover, Mozart did not fin- ish the piece. One of his students completed it for him. Thus, the piece combines two differing viewpoints -- one of an elderly man near death and the other of a robust, young student. The cost to attend A Classical Calling is one can of food per person or $5. The proceeds will go to St. Mary's Food Bank. The food bank is dedicated to fighting hunger by providing free, nutritious food to Seattle residents in need. St. Mary's pro- vides food for at least 4,500 peo- ple each week. "Besides the fact that we're fundraising, it's an outreach and an influence to the community," violinist Shannon Chen said. VOLUNTEER CALL Does your nonprofit agency or civic club need volunteers? Call 392-6434, ext. 237, or e-mail newsclerk@isspress, com. The King County Library System's Study Zone: 20-40 volunteers needed for a new vir- tual online tutoring opportunity for the September semester. Ses- sions are available Mondays- Thursdays, from 3-5:30 or 5:30- 8 p.m. Call 36%3312 or e-mail aholloma@kcls.org. Issaquah History Museums' Train Depot and Gilman Town Hall: A cataloguer and DVI) pro- duction volunteers are needed for the 0ral History Video Project. Also, be a docent four hours a month or more -- volunteer@is- saquahhistory.org or 392-3500 The Tavon Center: Work the gardens and/or assist clients -- 999-2269 Life Enrichment Options: Help needed at its 20-year cele- bration/fundraiser Raise Our Roof. Go to www.leoorganiza- tion.org and click on "volunteers." Providence Marianwood Auxiliary: Staff the Gift Nook monitoring gift items and the cash box, and making and tally- ing sales -- 391-2895 DownTown Issaquah Associ- ation: Host the DIA info booth at the Hailstone Feed Store; provide event/activity assistance and set up/tear down at ArtWalk, Music on the Streets, Salmon Days, Hal- loween Hoopla and Holiday De- Lights -- 445-1174 lssaquah Food and Clothing Bank: Get groceries, sort and repackage donations and serve clients from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and from 8 a.m. - noon Mondays and Fridays- 392-4123 Pampered Hands Group: At Providence Marianwood, assisting with soaking and massaging hands; individuals or teams from 10:15-11:45 a.m. Sunday to help with worship services-- 391-2827