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THE ISSAQUAH PRESS WEDNESDAY) OCTOBER 7, 2009 * B3 OBITUARIES Ruth Pohl Ruth Pohl, formerly of Issaquah, died in Virginia Beach, Va., on Oct. 4, 2009. She was 81. The family will hold a memorial service in Cape Charles, Va., on Oct. 9, at her daughter Martina's home, 1530 Elliotts Creek Lane, Cape Charles, VA 23310. Mrs. Pohl was born Jan. 1, 1928 in Germany, where she was raised. Mrs. eohl immigrated from Ger- many to Winnipeg, Manitoba, in the 1950s. She then immigrated with her husband and three chil- dren to Albany, N.Y., in 1966. Mrs. Pohl resided in Issaquah, near her daughter Andrea Gordon, from 1999-2008. She recently relocated to Virginia to be closer to her daughter Martina Coker. Mrs. eohl attended university in Germany and received degrees in hematology and radiology. She worked in various positions in the medical field, including work as a radiology technician, laboratory technician and as the director of the Red Cross Blood Bank in Al- bany, N.Y.. She concluded her ca- reer as an epidemiologist with the state of New York. Mrs. Pohl was married to her husband Eberhard Pohl, who passed away in 1974. She loved the outdoors, in par- ticular the seashore. She volun- teered at the Wells National Estu- arine Research Reserve at Laud- holm Farm while she lived in Maine. Her passion was needlework. She was gifted in knitting, crochet- ing and embroidery. She also en- joyed spinning wool and quilting. She crocheted more than 400 baby blankets for military families at bases in Maine, Washington state and Virginia. She is survived by two daugh- ters, Andrea Gordon and herhus- band Garry Gordon, of Issaquah, and Martina Coker and her hus- band John Coker, of Cape Charles, Va., and a son, Michael and his wife Maria Pohl, of Middleboro, Mass. She is also survived by four grandchildren she adored. She was preceded in death by her husband Eberhard Pohl who passed away in 1974. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Laudholm Trust in support of the Wells National Estuarine Reserve at Laudholm Farm, P.O. Box 1007 Wells, ME 04090, or to a charity of one's choice. Kenny Rector Kenny Rec- tor, of Is- saquah, died Sept. 28, 2009, at Overlake Hospital Med- ical Center in Bellevue. He was 21. A celebra- tion service will be at 4 K lIP/Rector p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009, at Crossroads Bible Church, 15815 S.E. 37th St., Belle- vue WA 98006. Kenny was born Oct. 18, 1987, in Bellevue. He is the son of Tom and Ruth Rector. He was raised in Bellevue and Issaquah, and gradu- ated from Issaquah High School in June 2006. Keuny was an avid Boston Red Sox fan and a sports fan in general. Survivors include his parents Tom and Ruth Rector; brother Jeromy Rector; and grandparents Dale and Pat Whitlock and Stan Wilde. Kenny would like remem- brances sent to Action Interna- tional, P.O. Box 398, Mount Lake Terrace, WA 98043-0398 c/o: Steve Allen family, account 43034A. 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.flintofls, corn. CLUBS This week Cascade Llama 4-H Club: Wednesday, 391-7988 Eastside Camera Club: 7 p.m. Thursday, St. Madeleine Catholic Church, 4400 130th Place S.E., Bellevue, www.east- sidecarneraclub, corn The Eastside Welcome Club: 10 a.m. Wednesday, 821-5857 Issaquah Amateur Radio Club: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Is- saquah Valley Senior Center, 75 N.E. Creek Way, 392-7623 Issaquah Emblem Club: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Elks Lodge, 765 Rainier Blvd. N., 392-7024 Issaquah Women's Club: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Tibbetts Creek Manor, 750 17th Ave. N.W., 793-1416 Weekly Camp Fire Family Group: 7 p.m. every other Tuesday, Clark Elementary School, 500 Second Ave. S.E., 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 Issaquah Alps Trail Club: 206-328-0480 Issaquah American Associa- tion of University Women Club: I0 a.m. - noon Thursday, Issaquah Library, I0 W. Sunset Way, 392-1890 Issaquah Community Family Club -- Camp Fire USA: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, usually at Clark El- ementary School, 500 Second Ave. S.E., 313-1600 Issaquah History Museums: 392-3500 or www.issaquahhis- tory.org lssaquah Networkers: 7:30- 8:30 a.m. every other Wednes- day, IHOP restaurant, 1433 N.W Sammamish Road, 466-1378 Issaquah Vegetarian Meetup: http://vegetarian, rneetup, com/41 8 Jewish Juniors Club: 4:30 p.m. Monday, Chabad of Is- saquah, 2018 N.E. 16th Court, 427-1654 Kiwanis Club of Issaquah: noon Wednesday, Gibson Hall, 105 Newport Way S.W., 391- 9275 MOMS Club of Sammamish Plateau: www.rnornsclubsarn- rnarnish.org or 836-5015 Moms In Touch: 9:20 a.m. Friday, 4119 W. Lake Sam- mamish Parkway S.E., Bellevue, 746-4561 Providence Point Kiwanis: noon Friday, Bake's Place, 4135 Providence Point Drive S.E., 427- 9060 Rotary Club of lssaquah: 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Tibbetts Creek Manor, 750 Renton-Is- saquah Road, wwm issaquahro- tary.org Rotary Club of Sammamish: 7:15 a.m. Thursday, Bellewood, 3710 Providence Point Drive S.E., 444-2663 Rhythm and Reins Women's Equestrian Drill Team: Sunday, Rock Meadow Equestrian Center, 20722 S.E. 34th St., Sam- mamish, 222-7100 Writing Workshops and Retreats Register now for Fall Workshops! Saturdays 10/1 O, 11/7 & 12/5 www.writetotheedge.com Afraid of the Dentist ? At Dr. Kelley Fishers office- we understand! Dr. Kelley Fisher performs Oral Conscious Sedation for people with extreme dental anxiety. We'll take care of your teeth- once we've made you comfortable. Call for your appointment today/ Gende Quality Full Service Dentistry 425.392.1256 600 NW Gilman Blvd- Issaquah- Suite D Creekside Professional Center www.drkfisher.com Kathy Lynn Sechrist Linderman Kathy Lynn Sechrist Lin- derman lost her long, but incredibly courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2009 -- her family was Undoi'man gathered close by her side. Kathy was born in Seattle on June 25, 1951, to Jack and Betty Sechrist. She was the eldest of five children and had unlimited patience, empathy and love that she shared with everyone from the day she was born until the day shb left us. She will always be remem- bered for her warmth, personal integrity, generous spirit, infec- tious laugh, quick wit and unwa- vering strength. She was a gifted teacher who inspired so many with her passion for public edu- cation and love of books, her tireless commitment to her stu- dents and steadfast support of her colleagues. She was a devoted friend and will never fully realize the tremendous impact she had on those she came in contact with during her short 58 years of life. Above all, she was an amazing mother to her three children and a source of great pride and joy to her parents as well as her broth- ers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Kathy loved to play the piano and guitar, sing in church, sail, read, crochet and bake "from scratch" her famous crescent rolls and cardamom bread. She spent many happy days out at the family home and cabin at Paradise Cove on Vashon Island with her room, her family and LOTS of dogs. Kathy grew up on Vashon Is- land, graduating from Vashon High School in 1969 -- during her high school years, she was captain of the Drill Team and very active in music, German and letter clubs, Thespians and Honor Society, as well as an avid snow skier and instructor. Her family was so proud when Kathy was selected by the local chamber of commerce in the summer of 1969 to compete in the annual Island Festival pag- eant highlighting 12 young women with strong academic performance and goals, and community involvement, as well as talent and beauty. She was crowned Miss Vash0n and went on the following year to compete in the Miss Washington pageant. Kathy attended Central Wash- ington State College (now Central Washington University) in Ellens- burg and graduated in 1973 with a bachelor's degree in education with a special emphasis in mu- sic. It was there she met Rob Linderman -- they were married Dec. 27, 1973. She began teach- ing grade school in Hoquiam earlier that fall and continued to teach there until Ross was born in 1977. In 1978, the family moved to Centralia, where Amy was born (1979) -- Kathy loved being home with her children and working in her bountiful garden with both of them in tow along- side the North Fork of the Newaukum River. Employment opportunities for Rob then took them down to Sacramento, Calif., in 1982 where Chris was born. It wasn't long, though, before they moved back to the Northwest and set- tied in Issaquah. In 1986, the couple divorced, but Kathy and the kids remained in Issaquah. A young single mom, Kathy enrolled in the University of Washington to obtain her mas- ter's in library science and grad- uated in 1988. She was then hired as the librarian of Is- saquah Valley Elementary School (Chris was one of her students) and remained there until 1997, when she became the Issaquah High School librarian -- Amy was a senior and Chris, a sopho- more there. In 2001, she was elected presi- dent of the Issaquah Education Association, where she worked relentlessly for five years as a VOLUNTEER CALL Does your nonprofit agency or civic club need volunteers? Call 392-6434, ext. 237, or e-mail newsclerk@isspress, corn. lssaquah History Museums' Train Depot and Gilman Town Hall: 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 with clients -- 999-2269 Life Enrichment Options (LEO): Help needed at its 20-year celebration/fundraiser Raise Our Roof. Go to www.leoorganization.org and click on "volunteers." Providence Marianwood Aux- mary: Staff the Gift Nook monitor- ing gift items and the cash box, and making and tallying sales -- 391-2895 DownTown Issaquah Associa- tion: Host the DIA info booth at the Hailstone Feed Store, 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. Tues- day 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 Cougar Mountain Zoo: General assistance with wildlife education and conservation -- 392-6278 Faith in Action: Transporta- tion, hom services and/or social staunch advocate for the teach- ers in the Issaquah School Dis- trict. When her term was over in 2006, it was time to go back to the library, this time at Skyline High School in Sammamish, where she worked until her re- cent surgery in August. Kathy was diagnosed with cancer on Christmas Eve 2003. She endured so much in the last six years (multiple surgeries, as well as numerous rounds of chemotherapy and radiation) -- all while continuing to work. Her resolve never faltered, her good humor rarely failed and she bravely accepted the next hurdle. She often said, "You just do what you gotta do!" And she always did it with a smile and a dismis- sive shrug. She exemplified how to live with cancer. Kathy is survived by her chil- dren Ross Linderman (Seattle), Amy Linderman (Tri-Cities, Wash.) and Chris (Heather) Lin- derman (Tri-Cities, Wash.); her mother Betty Sechrist (Vashon); siblings John (Carolyn) Sechrist (Norfolk, Va.), Mike (Melinda) Sechrist (Seattle), Jan (Jeff) Sandstrom (Seattle); and Polly (Bob) Caprye (Whidbey Island); nine nieces and nephews -- Michael, Brian, Todd, Johnny, Brett, Andrew, Holly, Kalie and Jack; and her granddaughter Hadley. She was preceded in death by her father Jack Sechrist. We miss you and love you, "Skeets" -- we know that you and Daddy are spending some well-earned "staring" time to- gether. Hold a place for all of us and we'll see you in awhile... A memorial service celebrating Kathy's life was held Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at Burton Commu- nity Church on Vashon Island (23905 Vashon Highway S.W, Vashon, WA 98070). Donations may be made in Kathy's name to the Issaquah Schools Foundation (www.is- saquahschoolsfoundation.org), the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) or the Burton Community Church. Please visit www.legacy, corn and sign Kathy's online guest- book. support services for Issaquah/Sammamish seniors -- 369-9120 Issaquah Alps Trails Club: Volunteer for trail restoration. Work is typically done twice a week, weather permitting -- 369- 1725 before 7 p.m. American Cancer Society: Serve on several fundraiser com- mittee positions, stacy_strick- land@yahoo.com or 369-2195 King County Library System: Study Zone tutors for all sites, but particularly at the Fairwood, White Center, Skyway, Snoqualmie and Foster libraries- 369-3312 or aholloma@kcls.org Eastside Baby Corner: Sort do- nations of clothing and toys from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, from 9-11 a.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. - noon Saturday -- www.baby- corner, org AtWork!: Answer phones, greet visitors and perform general office duties anytime from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday-- 274-4000 King County Library System's Words on Wheels Program: De- liver library materials to home- bound patrons -- 369-3235 Senior Services Volunteer Transportation Program: Dri- vers take Issaquah and Sam- mamish seniors to medical ap- pointments -- 206-448-5740 Friends of the Issaquah Li- brnry: Book Shelf Program dis- tributes books to Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank patrons, espe- cially from I0 a.m. - noon Tues: day and Wednesday -- 432-3571 or fletcheraun@msn.com Mountains to Sound Green- way: For a list of restoration events, call 206-812-0122 or go to www. rntsgre enway, org. Hopelink: "Bus buddies" -- 943-6769 or busbuddy@hope- link.org Issaquah Chamber of Com- merce: Visitor Information Center from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturdays -- 392-7024 Stream Team: Help monitor Issaquah Creek's water quality. Call 837-3400. Elder and Adult Day Ser- vices in Issaquah: From 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Monday-Fri- day to assist with lunch duties, clerical duties, arts/crafts/ani- mal therapy and other activi- ties -- 206-859-5721 Issaquah Valley Senior Center: Lunch program on Tuesday and Friday, serving in the dining room and washing dishes; also lunch and grocery runs -- 392-2381 Providence Marianwood: Assist residents in groups, such as .crafts, gardening, cooking, exercise and many others. Day, after school and evening oppor- tunities are available -- 391- 2827 Eager Eye Guide Pups Club: Raise puppies for use as guide dogs for the blind -- 644- 7421 Community garden groups are needed to adopt garden beds (provide seasonal mainte- nance), have a teamwork party and join a group of gardeners who work independently at Jennifer DeVere Jennifer DeVere, of Sam- mamish, was recently selected to participate in the national Miss Jr. Teen Seattle pageant Oct. 11. DeVere submitted an applica- tion and took part in an interview session conducted by this year's Seattle pageant coordinator. DeVere will compete for a share of thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts that will be dis- tributed to contestants. She'll compete in the Miss Jr. Teen divi- sion, one of four divisions with contestants between ages 7-19 who compete in modeling routines that include casual wear and for- mal wear. DeVere will also display her personality and interviewing skills hile interviewing with the judg- ing panel. Personality is the No. 1 aspect that each contestant is judged on during all phases of competition. If DeVere were to win the title, she would represent Seattle and surrounding communities at the Cities of America National Compe- tition in Orlando. More than $60,000 in prizes and awards will be presented at the national com- petition while each winner enjoys an all-expenses-paid trip of five nights and six days in Orlando. Community businesses, organi- zations and private individuals are assisting DeVere with costs of participating in the competition by becoming official sponsors. Through sponsorship, each con- testant receives all of the neces- sary training, rehearsals and fi- nancial support to allow them to become confident and well-pre- pared contestants. If you're interested in becoming a sponsor to DeVere, call 800- 569-2487, toll-free. Pickering Farm -- 837-3442 Seattle Tilth: Three-six hours per month, usually weekdays, who have a flexible schedule and a car or truck to help with shopping and out- reach volunteers three hours per weekend a month -- 206-633-5045, ext. 2 Issaquah Special Populations Social Club: Assist with dances, movies, field trips and special events. For every three hours of volunteer service, a 30-day pass will be issued for use of the commu- nity center facilities and Julius Boehm Pool- www. ci. issaquah, wa. us SOLID ROCK COUNSELING CENTER Compassionate, Convenient, Competent Christian Counseling that WORKS! Counseling available for all emotional and mental health needs, for all ages. In-office, telephone, and internet sessions available. iii iii~ ii!i REBECCA ~RN~. LP.C. "Rebecca literally saved my life! In a very short amount of time, she 4:25.454.3363 accomplishedwhatothe;counselorscouldnotdoafter20+yearsoftherapy..." 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