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THE ISSAQUAH PRESS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2009 B3 OBITUARIES Anna Maria Dunmore Anna Maria Dunmore, of Issaquah, died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009. She was 77. A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 11 at St. Joseph Catholic Anna Dunmm Church, Is- saquah. Anna was born May 2, 1932, in Monasterevan, County Kildare, Ireland. She was raised and at- tended school in Monasterevan. Following primary schooling, Anna moved to England, where she earned her degree in nursing. She met her husband Ralph in England, and on June 22, 1955, they were married at St. Mary's in moved to Issaquah, where they raised their children, Peter and Valerie. Anna always remained very close to her family in Ireland and visited often. She equally loved her home in Issaquah, so much so that she became an American citizen. She was a fantastic wife, mother, sister, friend and a won- derful human being. Anna was a very kind and gentle person, al- ways ready to help others with a smile. A friend who knew Anna well describes her as a "perfect lady." She loved gardening, sewing and crafts, and spending time with her shelties, Susie and Kalli. She was a devoted and steadfast volunteer at St. Joseph Catholic Church. She helped with the St. Anne's Guild, the Women's Club, CCD, weddings, funerals, bazaars, plant sales, the REX program and cooking for any occasion the church was hosting. Her demise deprives us of a wonderful mother, sister and life- long friend. We love her to bits and will never forget her as long as we live. Survivors include her children Valerie Monsey, of Seattle, and Pe- ter Dunmore, of Sammamish. She was preceded in death by her hus- k.l O.lh ; 9fiQ Arrangements are entrusted to Flintoft's Funeral Home and Cre- matory, 392-6444. Friends are invited to ew pho- tos and share memories in the family's online guest book at www.flinto fts. com : Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Lois Gloria Johnson Lois Gloria Johnson, of Preston, died Nov. 28, 2009, at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue. She was 82. A memorial service is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at Lois Job.on Raging River Community Church, Preston. Her final resting place will be Preston Cemetery. Lois was born July 26, 1927, in Seattle, the daughter of Ronald and Mabel Johnson. She was raised in Preston and graduated from Issaquah High School. She spent most of her life in Preston. She spent some time in Chicago in the early years of her marriage. In the late '60s, she moved into her dream home, right on the Raging River in Preston, where she remained until her death. While in Chicago, she did some clerk work in a department store and worked in a bank. In her later life, she worked in Leonard's Restaurant in Coalfield for many years. Survivors include three sons, Steven R. Davidson and Scott Davidson, both of Sammamish, and Paul Davidson, of Preston; daughter Christine Willson, of Chewelah; sister Marge Warner, of Bellevue; sister Edith Johnson, of Trinidad and Tobago; brother Roger Johnson, of Lake Tapps; eight grandchildren; and 10 great- grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother Earl Johnson and sis- ter 'June Hubbard. 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, com. Yoga FROM PAGE B1 with a laugh. Valach said the idea of having the players do hot yoga came from yoga instructor Bonnie Dike, whose son was a member of the Liberty football team dur- ing the 2008 season. Valach agreed that hot yoga is quite a workout; he said he tried it in the past. "It kicked my butt," he said. "It was really hard. I couldn't be- lieve I sweated that much just stretching out." He also agrees that it is very helpful for the players. "I think all of the stretching does a lot for the guys," he said. Tim Pfarr: 392-6434, ext. 227, or new- cas@isspress.com. Comment at www. issaquahpr ess. com. Available in . Extra Wide Widths Rain or Snow, We Have You Covered. EDMONDS BELLEVUE 7621 Lake Ballinger Way ! 2402 SE 38th St. i-5 exit 177/Hwy 104W to King,:on Ferry (Behind Factoria Mall Near Top Gun Restaurant) M-F ]0-6, SAT ]0-5, SUN ] 1-4 4-25.6 ] 4-.0087 Virl I. Luck Virl I. Luck died Nov. 30, 2009, at Providence Marianwood, Is- saquah. She was 86. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Dec. 12, at Providence Marianwood. Virl was born Aug. 9, 1923, to Roy and Lorena Tucker, longtime Issaquah residents. She attended Issaquah schools, graduating from Issaquah High School in 1941. In April 1942, she married her high school sweetheart, Marvin Luck. They built a home and raised their family in Issaquah. Wlrl enjoyed sewing, gardening, crafts, and spending time with family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Lorena, her brother Roy Tucker and her hus- band Marvin. She is survived by her son John Luck and wife Carlah, of Fair- banks, Alaska; daughter Lisa Greenlee and husband Ron, of Redmond; and five grandchildren. The family suggests remem- brances to the American Heart As- sociation. 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.flintofts.com. Jim Olsen Jim Olsen, of Issaquah, died Nov. 25, 2009, of a long ill- ness. He was 83. Born in Lit- ItlJ J.YI Clkl Usl/:3, Minn., on Dec. 17, 1925, Jim moved to Is- saquah in Jim Olsen 1962 and mar- ried Rosemarie Warren in 1969. Jim is survived by his wife of 40 years, Rosemarie; his sons Jerry (and wife Rhonda), Ronald (and wife Debbie) and Tom (and wife Connie); daughter Sheri; brother Allen, of Minnesota; stepchildren Bill Warren and Tina Drumheller; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great- grandchildren. Jim was preceded in death by his son Kenny, sister Helen Camp- Robert, George and Johnny Olsen. A memorial service was Dec. 5 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Is- saquah. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimers' foundation. Alice Mary Jones Beloved mother and grandmother, Alice Mary Jones, of Is- saquah, died Nov. 12, 2009. She was 91. A celebra- tion of Alice's life will be at 3 p.m. Dec. 18 at Alice Jones University House in Issaquah. Alice was born in Detroit on Oct. 5, 1918, to parents of Scottish and Irish descent, Agnes and Lyle Leslie. She was happily married to her high school sweetheart, Nel- son L. Miller Jr., for more than 32 years, having three daughters who now live in the Seattle area: Mary Ann Currie, Joanne Miller and Lynne Miller. After Nelson Miller's passing, Alice married William T. Jones with whom she shared 27 happy, active golden years. Alice's multifaceted life was cen- tered on her love of people, espe- cially her family. She was a con- summate morn and grandma, do- ing her best to make sure every- one was happy and healthy. Her physical appearance mirrored her inner beauty; she never looked her age. She was the prototype mod- ern working mother, juggling a jcb in retail sales with kid-chaaffet r- ing duties and maintaining a household. She later served as executive secretary to the owner of the largest worldwide General Motors auto dealership while also work- ing regular hours as a longtime volunteer at the Community House in Birmingham, Mich. She was a lifetime member of Eastern Star. She was an avid boater, loved to bowl, play cards, sing and play the piano, and in her later years, got a great kick out of playing the slot machines at local casinos. To be near her daughters, Alice moved to Washington in 2002, re- siding at Providence Point. For the past three years, she has been a resident of University House in Is- saquah, where she enjoyed the company of new friends and de- voted caregivers. She is survived by her daugh- ters, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Alice lived life to the fullest, and her loving presence will be sorely missed by her friends and family. She was one of a kind. Please make remembrances in Alice's name to Providence Hos- pice Foundation, 424 Pontius Ave. N., No. 300, Seattle, WA 98109. 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That weekend, food and cloth- ing bank officials will also collect baskets from the community, or- ganizations and individuals that chose to adopt a family. So far, many of the area's fami- lies who asked to participate in this year's adopt-a-family pro- gram have been adopted. "Our schools have been great," she said. "Normally, we'd only have 350 families sponsored at 368 and say at least 90 percent of those have been through the schools." However, as Christmas ap- proaches, there will be more people asking and needing help each day, she said. Meier estimated that another 200 families could come forward for assistance in the next few weeks. "It's really going to be for the families in our community who come to us at the last minute, those who thought they would be doing better than they are or have just moved here," she said. "That way, we will still be able to give kids presents at Christmas." If there are toys left over, after every family has been served, the remainder of them will go to- ward the food bank's birthday fund, Meier said. They also need gifts and sup- plies for seniors, Meier said. "We have a lot of them," she said. "They are very proud and always think someone else needs it more than them." If you don't have enough in your holiday budget to purchase new items, then think about pur- chasing a few extra supplies, like toilet paper, shampoo, cold medi- cines and lotions. You could also go through your closets at home to find gently used warm cloth- ing and coats. Meier said they are also wel- coming used camping equip- ment, including tents, tarps, battery operated lanterns and camping stoves. Those things are needed for people in the community who are homeless said. Many of the items will also help them prepare for the influx of residents that will come to Is- saquah next month with Tent City 4. "Last time they were here, there were nearly 60 families," Meier said. "Everything helps, because we will have more peo- ple here in need." Chantelle Lusebrink: 392-6434, ext. 241, or clusebrink@isspress.com. Comment at www. issaquahpr ess. com. Climb FROM PAGE B1 "There's only three stops, and a guide has to go back with any- one who turnsback, he said. After four climbers and two guides did turn around, at the third stop, it was everyone all the way or everyone turn back with only one guide left. No one else quit. Roped closely together, Rafuse said he literally at that point had no choice but to keep pace, one foot after the other, no mat- ter how exhausted he was get- ting. "When I felt like I had nothing left in me, we were 15 to 20 min- utes from the top and the guide kept saying, 'Just 10 more min- utes of pain,'" Rafuse said. "This was the hardest thing I ever tried to do." Surprisingly, even accessing water was difficult, as bottles had to be securely packed away. Instead, Rafuse, to placate his thirst, kept sucking on snow dug ( by his ice pick. fter collapsing in exhausted exultation at the summit, he broke out one of the lung associ- ation banners he was asked to carry for O'Neil. After about an hour to enjoy the experience, the group made the return trip in another eight hours. He learned the climbers that joined O'Neil raised over $100,000 for ALA. "It was an amazing experi- ence, from start to finish," he said. So much so that he's already training for another one next July. Only this time, he's roping in a buddy. As enticement, Ra- fuse purchased so much equip- ment that he's got two of every- thing, so his friend doesn't have to get anything on his own. His smoking habit? Completely gone. "There was something differ- ent this time I quit," he said. "I have absolutely no desire to do it again. My mindset is differ- ent. I feel tremendously health- ier." His ultimate goal is to get in good enough shape and enough experience under his belt that he could summit Mount Rainier with a group of friends without needing guides. "I'm not there yet," he said. David Hayes: Dhayes@isspresss.com, 392-6434, ext. 237. Comment at www.isspress.com. SOLID ROCK COUNSELING CENTER Compassionate, Convenient, Competent Christian Counseling that WORKS! m ii i!!!!!i!!iii!ii!ii!ii!!iiiiiii;iii!!ii!ii!!!!ii!!i!!i!::iii!ii!!ii!i!iii!ii REBECCA TURNER, L.P.C. 425.454.3863 Counseling available for all emotional and mental health needs, for all ages. In-office, telephone, and internet sessions available. "Rebecca literally saved my life! In a very short amount of time, she accomplished what other counselors could not do after 20+ years of therapy..." THIS YEAR, STUFF THEIR PIGGY BANKS INSTEAD OF THEIR STOCKINGS. Long after most holiday presents have been fi)rgotten, a gift of an investment from Edward Jones can still be valued by those who received them. 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