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THE ISSAQUAH PRESS WEDNESDAY~ AUGUST 26, 2009 B3 OBITUARIES Willis 'Marry' Martinez Marry Mar- tinez, of Is- saquah, died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009. He was 81. Funeral service was Aug. 25. In- terment was at Upper Hill- side Cemetery, Issaquah. Willis MartJnez He was born to Gabriel and Odessa Martinez in Springer, N.M., on May 31, 1928. He was raised in Pasadena, Calif., at- tended Pilgrim Bible School, Pasadena Academy and Pasadena Nazarene College. In college, he worked for Market Basket Grocers Inc., and contin- ued his career there until joining the Kroger Co. He retired from Kroger in 1973 as produce merchandiser for the Midwest Division. Re- turning to the West Coast, he managed the Oregon Washing- ton California Pear Bureau in Portland. In 1975, he moved to Medford as sales manager of Oregon Pear Sales Inc. He re- tired from Associated Fruit Co. in 2006. In 1979, he was appointed to serve on the Oregon State Agri- culture Board. An avid golfer, he was past president of the Rogue Valley Country Club and spon- sored junior golf. He was loved and respected by friends and family. "When he was younger, he played football, basebafl, basket- ball and enjoyed bowling on company leagues. If a competi- tive sport was being played, Marty was playing. He always said, "Nobody remembers who came in second." He always strived to be the best at whatever he did, and succeeded. He also volunteered in the Los Angeles County Youth Sports Program. Marty was preceded in death by his parents, brother Victor, sister Pauline, infant son Danny, his special friend David Matson and beloved son-in-law Jim Evans. He is survived by his lov- ing wife of 26 years, Marilyn (Gilman) Martinez; four daugh- ters, Lisa Heenan, Diana Evans, Judy (George) Ezquerro, and Tami Martinez; and two sons, Randy (Linda) Martinez and Scott (Tammy) Martinez. He will also be missed by 14 grandchil- dren; 15 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Jerry (Carolyn), Gabe (Vi), Preston (Verna), Ed- ward (June); and sister Evelyn Hemann. The family requests donations in Marty's memory to Alzheimer's Research Founda- tion, 12721 30th Ave. N.E., Suite 101, Seattle, WA 98125, 800- 848-7097, ext. 228. Arrangements were by Flmtoft's Funeral Home. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family's online guest book at www.flintofts.com. Ruth Reinert Ruth Rein- err died Aug. 21, 2009, at the University of Washington Medical Cen- ter. She was 81. A funeral Mass will be at 11a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at Ruth Reinert Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Sammamish. A recep- tion will follow. A committal service will be at 2:30 p.m. at Tahoma National Cemetery. Ruth was born and raised in the Freeport, Ill., area, and moved to South Elgin, Ill., after marrying her husband, Jerry, in 1949. Ruth and Jerry moved to Sammamish in 1991, after she retired from the Registrar of Vot- ers in Orange County, Calif., fol- lowing 21 years of service. Ruth is survived by her hus- band Jerry; daughters Chris (Jack) Woolsey and Jolene (Bob) Wallace; and sons Mike (Linda) and Doug (Gina). She leaves be- hind eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son Bruce and her grandson Ben. Remembrances may be made in Ruth's name to the American Heart Association or the Univer- sity of Washington Medical Cen- ten Arrangements are by Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home. Donald Dudley Cartlidge Donald D. Cartlidge, of Issaquah, a dearly loved husband, proud father and grandfa- ther, died sud- denly at home Aug. 22, 2009. He was 66. A memorial O0na[d ~l~id~ service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at Flintoft's Issaquah Funeral Home, 540 E. Sunset Way, Is- saquah. Don is survived by his wife of 39 years, Wendy; daughter Jen- niter and her fianc6 Brent Laws; son Jonathan, his wife Kristen Carpenter and a grandson. Born in Montreal, Canada, on March 4, 1943, and graduate of McGill University, Don had lived with his family in Calgary, Van- COUVer, and Chicago before set- tling in lssaquah in 1995. He was an active member of his community as a business owner, a member of the Issaquah Singers and a friendly neighbor. His family and friends grieve their loss and cherish the person he was for them. In lieu of flowers, remem- brances may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Friends are invited to view photos and share memories in the family's online guest book at www.flintofts, corn. 0" By Laura Geggel Issaquah Press reporter Sudden Infant Death Syndrome can devastate a family, but those working in the King County Sher- iff's Office said they realize many SIDS crises can be averted with a few simple steps. The office has partnered with the Northwest Infant Survival Al- liance to provide cribs for families in need in areas around Issaquah that they patrol. Deputies patrol areas like Klahanie, the Renton Highlands, Southeast Issaquah- Hobart Road and west of the city limits along Newport Way. If deputies notice an infant in a sleeping environment that could lead to a SIDS death or an acci- dental suffocation, they will con- nect that family with the alliance and a free crib. "Normally, we go out on infant death," saidScott Dungan, a com- munity service officer in the Spe- cial Assault Unit. "We wanted to be able to catch it at the other end and help prevent infant death." Seven cribs have been donated since the partnership between the sheriff's office and the alliance be- gan in April. King County Councilwoman Kathy Lambert helped at the part- nership's April 24 launch, present- ing a King County Council procla- mation in honor of SIDS Aware- ness Day. "We had a neighbor whose baby died of SIDS,~ Lambert said. "I've been involved with it ever since/ People wishing to refer friends or family, or who wish to see if CONTRIBUTED Those wanting to help battle Sudden Infant Death Syndrome can make monetary donations to the Northwest Infant Survival Alliance. they qualify for. a free crib, should call the Northwest Infant Survival Alliance. "There are families out there who don't have money to buy a crib and they might not realize the importance of considering that op- tion," Dungan said. "I'm not say- ing that every baby needs to have a crib, but we are really seeing some infant deaths in King County, and they're SIDS or accidental suf- focation deaths." In 2008, about 80 infants died of SIDS in Washington state. Of those deaths, about 30 were in King County. "In the last couple of years, we've seen that number go up," said Inga Paige, the executive di- rector of the Northwest Infant Sur- vival Alliance. Researchers are still studying the causes of SIDS. In 1994, the U.S. Public Health Service part- nered with several organizations for the Back to Sleep campaign, encouraging parents to lay infants on their backs for naptime. As of 2002, SIDS deaths in America have decreased almost 50 percent, according to the National Insti- tutes of Health Web site. Still, SIDS is the No. 1 cause of death for infants between I month and I year of age. Infants of black and American-Indian descent ap- pear to be at two-times to three- times greater risk for SIDS than Caucasian babies. Factors decreasing SIDS include laying a baby on its back on a firm mattress when it goes to sleep. Caregivers should be sure to clear GH HELP Northwest Infant Survival Alliance www.nisa-sids.org 206-548-9290 the baby's sleeping area of pillows or stuffed animals that could fall on or suffocate the infant. "It doesn't take a lot for a baby to stop breathing, nor does it take long," Paige said. Overheating also appears to lead to SIDS, as more babies die of SIDS in the winter when parents bundle them up. Caregivers should refrain from sharing a bed with babies, as the baby could overheat, fall off the bed or get unintentionally smoth- Pred. "One option is to have a crib right next to the parent's bed, where morn or dad can easily reach out and touch the infant," Dungan said. A smoke-free home also reduces the risk of SIDS, according to the Stanford Medical SchoOl Depart- ment of Pediatrics. The Northwest Infant Survival Alliance relies on grants and mon- etary donations. Information about how to donate is on the or- ganization's Web page. Donations are used to buy cribs from Graco Children's Products, which offers the alliance a discount, Paige said. Laura Geggel: 392-6434, ext. 221, or lgeggel@snovalleystar.com. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com. FROM PAGE B1 "Pa" who had been pre-screened, and then grouped with other "sib- lings," usually eight to nine per family. An additional 100 adult volunteers assisted throughout the journey, including medical person- nel to ensure safety throughout the four-day event. One day, 10 miles With everyone dressed in pio- neer clothing, close to 30 families started on the 16- mile journey. During the first part of the trek, the road took the group on steep hills with rocky paths, similar to condi- tions in the Rocky Mountains. "The first day was exhausting," Cindy Schiel, of Issaquah, wrote in her journal, "but absolutely no complaining" by the youth in her group. She and her husband Ron were Ma and Pa to nine youths. The youths pulled together and worked BY MARK GRIFFITH From left to fight Tori Howell, Chris Kubeja, Maggie Bean (of Issaquah) and Emma Stuart pull a handcart full of supplies and things common to pioneers. "It was the longest day of my life," recounted Eden Moss, a 16- year-old Issaquah athlete and A- student. "We were the first com- pany to leave, and even though we had steep hills all morning, we were doing great." Then, the spokes on two wheels of the handcart broke; it was on its side as the men tried to repair the wheels. By the time it was fixed, it was pitch black, save for a bright brother" with the lead rope when it snapped, leaving her to pull the lead while her brother dropped back to help with the harness. "I was ready to collapse when the moon came out and lit the way," she recalled. "Suddenly, the cart seem to move easier and everyone was working together more efficiently. We were led by the moonlight into the camp, and when we saw two lanterns, we knew we were finished." as a team, even though they hadn't known one another that morning. The trek lasted into the night. Literally stumbling into camp that moon that had emerged from be- evening, the youths ate chicken hind the clouds. Eden s Ma and Pa broth and a roll, a pioneer meal, encouraged the teens to keep go- A hoedown, scones and black powder before crawling into sleeping bags, "g. The third night was a blast, re- the one modern luxury allowed on m"I was tired from the day, I counted Issaquah teen Margaret the journey, couldn't even think and my body (Maggie) Bean. was numb," she wrote in her jour- "After dinner we had a dance, by the moon nal. "I was following the rhythm of and it was called a hoedown," she After having pushed and pulled the walking, letting each foot fall wrote. After teaching ~e group, a her handcart nearly nine miles, in front of the other again and few dances, including the pie, one of the company leaders real- again." the youths "were having so much ized he'd made a wrong turn. Eden was assisting her "older fun dancing in the cold while the moon shown a bright orange-red- dish colon" Issaquah resident Scott Gordon took his turn at shooting during black powder rifle practice while his wife Kerrie made homemade scones. Other pioneer games in- cluded rope tossing, tug-of-war, board walking and flag making. The trip was a time of reflection for some who aren't LDS, but wanted a new experience. "This was a life-changing expe- rience," explained Brook Bonner, a nonLDS youth who came at the in- vitation of her best friend. "I was tired, my muscles ached, with my stomach growling and the pound- ing sun on my back. Before Trek, I thought I could do anything, but now I know it. I can truly believe if I set my mind to something, I'll be able to achieve it." Uniting families, uniting community Sixteen-year-old Daniel Abram- son, of Bellevue, wrote in his jour- nal that the lasting friendships he made were a great part of the ex- perience. "The biggest thing was I came to realize we need to stay together as families and communities. We need to unite, now more than ever, if we want to prosper for the fu- ture," he wrote. "We need to pick each other up when we fall, and we need to just keep going, putting one foot in front of the other. The LDS church plans to start preparing in 2012 for Trek '13, and it will once again be open to youths and adults. Sarah Gerdes: washingtnauthr@gmail'cm" Comment at www.issaquahpress, com. POLICE & FIRE Half-cocked dialed 911 at 4:47 p.m. Aug. 17. When an officer ~rrived, an employee A man was driving eastbound on said she saw on her systems screen Northwest Gilman Boulevard when that 911 had been called, but that she another vehicle pulled out in front of did not know who called. ~o one him at 9:56 a.m. Aug. 17. He braked needed police, fire or medical assis- hard and his 12-year-old cocker tance. spaniel struck the dashboard. The vehicles pulled into Moneytree, 810 Unable to compute Front St. N. No injuries were report- ed. A laptop computer was stolen in the 100 block of West Sunset Way prior to 5:51 p.m. Aug. 17. The loss is estimated at $650. Out of time Down, said she could retrieve her belongings cage in her apartment in the 200 in the morning. The woman agreed block of Wildwood Boulevard and said she would leave for the Southwest. A person contacted police night, and said the rats were being neglect- ed at 6:06 p.m. Aug. 18. The caller I scream, you scream said the building manager had been contacted about health issues related A woman said she heard a man to keeping rats as pets. screaming and yelling in the woods at a park near Bear Ridge Drive Water torture Northwest and Big Tree Drive Northwest at 1:01 p.m. Aug. 18. A man in the 200 block of She and the children with her were Southwest Clark Street said water leaving the park when they heard was leaking from the ceiling at 7:12 the noise and proceeded out of the p.m. Aug. 18. He attempted to notify park. the renter of the apartment above his. He said he was unable to contact the renter, and that he smelled something foul in the other apart- ment. Police contacted the upstairs renter. Let mY love open the door A man said his car was keyed a week earlier by his ex-mother-in-law in the 400 block of First Avenue Northwest. Police attempted to con- tact the man. The officer left a voice- mail at 11:16 p.m. Aug. 18 asking for the man to formally report the crime to police. A watch was stolen in the 100 Police responded to a report of a block of Northeast Dogwood Street Phannaeyfight dog in a hot car with the window prior to 11:20 a.m. Aug. 17. The loss cracked open in the 1100 block of is estimated at $70. Police responded to a report of a Northwest Gilman Boulevard at 5:13 Locked fight in the parking lot at Walgreens, p.m. Aug. 18. The dog was aggressive Take a load off 6300 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway and did not appear to be in distress. .... S.E., at 9:27 p.m. Aug. 17. Officers The officer attempted to contact the .,: A woman sitting on the sidewalk in did not find anyone fighting when owner. :-~:~e 100 block of Newport Way they arrived. :Northwest at 11:52 a.m. Aug. 17 Dance like no one is wutching Zoned out declined medical aid and said she ~ up the volume was too tired to walk home. The offi- cer gave her a ride home. :! Signs, signs, eve r vhere a sign Police responded-to a noise com- plaint related to four adults in the 3000 block of Quinalt Court Southwest at 10:38 p.m. Aug. 17. The adults agreed to turn down the music. IFtther on the v/me A safe, cash and bottles of wine were stolen during a burglary in the 300 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard sometime prior to 10:14 a.m. Aug. 19. The loss is estimated at $1,2oo. Smooth criminal Signs were damaged at Timbedake Park, near 182nd Street and Northwest Sammamish Road, prior Bad breakup :: to 12:25 p.m. Aug. 17. A man in the 600 block of Front Overprotected Street South contacted police at 1:10 Police blotter information comes directly a.m. Aug. 18 and said he wanted his Oh, rats from local police reports. A person at John L. Scott Real ex-fianc6e to leave for the night and Estate, 1700 N.W. Gilman Blvd., mis- take her belongings with her. He then A woman kept several rats in a A person shoplifted sunglasses in the 100 block of Front Street South A woman said she received a text prior to 4:59 p.m. Aug. 19. The sun- message from her ex-stepson saying glasses, recovered by the store, were he believed she had keyed his car a valued at $10.94. week earlier prior to 8 p.m. Aug. 18. She wanted to know if the incident had been reported. She said she was A woman dancing in traffic at not involved in the incident. A book-and-release inmate Southeast Issaquah-Fall City Road refused to leave the Issaquah City and Southeast Black Nugget Road told Exit stage Jail," 130 E. Sunset Way, after being police she got off of a bus after booked at 6:44 p.m. Aug. 19. When returning from methadone treatment Police responded to a report of sea- officers arrived, the woman was in a in Seattle. She told police she was eral juveniles riding scooters on the catatonic state. Before officers thirsty and was searching for a store stage set up on the community center arrived, the woman responded to a at 5:29 p.m. Aug. 18. The officer lawn in the 300 block of Rainier corrections officer and agreed to dropped her off at the Issaquah Boulevard South at 10:10 p.m. Aug. leave. Highlands Park & Ride. 18. The caller wanted police to ask the juveniles not to ride their scooters on stage. Police were unable to locate the juveniles. Eastside Fire & Rescue reports for Aug. 26 At 9:49 p.m. Aug. 18, five units from Station 71 re- sponded to a motor vehicle ac- cident at Southeast 97th Street and 324th Place Southeast. At 8:03 p.m. Aug. 20, a unit from Station 71 re- sponded to a trash bin fire at Fifth Avenue Southeast and Seventh Avenue Northwest. At 6:03 p.m. Aug. 21, two units from Station 71 re- sponded to a motor vehicle accident on a dead end street off eastbound Interstate 90, west of Front Street. At 6:19 p.m. Aug. 21, two units from Station 72 re- sponded to a motor vehicle accident at 12th Avenue Northwest and Renton-Is- saquah Road Southeast. At 7:05 p.m. Aug. 22, seven units and a chaplain from Station 73 responded to a cardiac arrest at Southeast 41st Drive. At 9:44 p.m. Aug. 22, a unit from Station 81 re- sponded to downed, sparking electrical wires at Southeast Eighth Street and Southeast 13th Place. At 9:49 p.m. Aug. 22, a unit from Station 83 re- sponded to downed, sparking electrical wires at Southeast 24th Street and Southeast 26th Street.