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THE ISSAQUAH PRESS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2009 * B3 OBITUARIES Jeanne L. Coward Jeanne L. Coward, of Bend, Ore., died Nov 23, 2009, in Bend. She was 69. A service was Dec 5, fol- lowed by an open house for friends and family in Bend Jeanne Coward on Dec 19. Jeanne was born May 1, 1940, in Newark, N.J., to the late Alice and Robert Mercier. She grew up in Northern New Jersey, with a summer home in Pennsylvania. In 1963, she was married and drove cross-country to Seattle, set- fling in Issaquah. She lived in Is- saquah and Bellevue for 36 years, and then moved to Bend, where she lived for 10 years. In Bend, she worked for the Paul J. neck law office for 10 years DeIore recq ltly retiring. Scan Lonergan Martin She was on the board of the Redmond Community Concert As- sociation, was a founding member of the Deschutes Chapter of Trout Unlimited, and was very active in the spinning and fiber arts com- munity in Oregon, as well as being an avid gardener. She married Robert Coward in 1963 and they moved to Issaquah, where they raised their daughters. They later divorced. She is survived by her daughters Melanie Bohren, of Longmont, Colo., Julie McGaughey, of Junction City, Ore., and Susie Lambert, of Bellevue, Idaho; seven grandchil- dren; her siblings Marion Maas, of Barryville, N.Y., Edythe Inhoffer, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Robert Mercier, of eocateno, Idaho. Contributions in memory of Jeanne may be made to the De- schutes Chapter of Trout Unlim- ited, www.deschutestu.org/do- nate.html, or to the Deschutes County 4-H program, www.de- schutes4h.com/page/l o7pm/Sup- port_4-H.html. Sean Loner- an Martin led Dee. 17, 2009. He was 23. A celebra- tion of Sean's Life will be at 11 a.m. Dec. 30 at Sam- mamish Pres- byterian Sean Martin Church, 22522 N.E. Inglewood Hill Road, Sam- mamish. Scan was born Aug. 20, 1986, in Bellevue, to his loving parents Steve and Nancy Martin. He was raised in Sammamish and gradu- ated from Skyline High School in 2005. Scan had a passion for all sports, and especially baseball. He was a loving son and devoted friend to many. Scan is survived by his parents, Steve and Nancy Martin; his uncle Lee and aunt Lori Wickham; his uncle Donald and aunt Gall Leav- itt; and many more aunts, uncles and cousins. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sammamish Little League, or to the charity of your choice. We love you, Sean, and will miss your warm smile and big hugs. Arrangements are by Flintoft's Funeral Home and Crematory. Friends are invited to share mem- ories and sign the family's online guest book at www.flintofls.com. BY GREG FARRA] CANDY MENORAH Erica Tarlowe, 2, with a little help from her dad Michael, pours her share of candy into a 10-foot tall menorah of clear plastic pipe, as Rabbi Shalom D. (Berry) Farkash looks on. Youngsters and their fam- ilies participated Dec. 13 in a Hanukkah celebration in Issaquah Highlands at Blakely Hall, in a party and history lesson sponsored by Chabad of the Cen- tral Cascades. ErnestHuberforCongress.com WA-8 GOP THOMAS R. QUICKsTAD, DDS FAMILY DENTISTRY ON THE PLATEAU SINCE 1989 SERVICES AVAILABLE: Preventive Cleanings Digital X-ray (75% less radiation) Cosmetic Veneers Sealants Crowns Dentures Teeth Bleaching Bridges Extractions Fillings Implants 425-391-1331 3707 Providence Point. Dr. SE NEW PATIENTS WELCOME Issaquah, WA 98029 Joy Margaret Spurr Joy Margaret Spurr, of Issaquah, died Dec. 16, 2009, at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue. She was 89. By her request, private family services were held. She was born Dec. 21, 1919, in Albert Lea, Minn., to Edward H. Flindt and Anna 1". Hartwig. She attended Albert Lea High School and later attended business col- lege in Minneapolis. Joy married Roger Spurr in Seattle in July 1948. Joy was a self-employed professional photog- rapher. She moved to Seattle in 1940 and later moved to Issaquah in 1988. She was a member of the Woodland Park Zoological Society, Puget Sound Mycological Society, the Arboretum Foundation, Ever- green Rock Club and Issaquah : John Louis Whitaker III John Louis Whitaker III, of Snoqualmie, died Monday, Dec. 14, 2009. He was 68. A funeral Mass was Dec. 19 at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Sno- qualmie. A re- John WhJtaker ception fol- lowed. A committal service fol- lowed at Fall City Cemetery. John was born Oct. 16, 1941, in Dallas, to Dr. John and Mary Whitaker. He was raised in Sno- qualmie after his family settled there in 1948. A graduate of Seattle Prep, he served with the 82nd Airborne Di- vision of the United States Army - from 1964-1966. After his military service, John enrolled at Seattle University, where he met and married his wife, Nancy K. Boys, on April 18, 1970. Later that same month, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. John had a successful career as a nursing home administrator at Issaquah Villa and various other Rock Center. Her hobbies and interests in- eluded photography, hiking, snow skiing, rock-hounding, mushroom collecting, wildlife -- plants and an- imals identification, gardening and reading. As an accomplished pho- tographer, her adventures included worldwide traveling to exotic and sometimes dangerous places. With these experiences she became an author and lecturer and considered herself a lifelong learner. She is remembered as being friendly, outgoing, loving, loyal and a philanthropist. Joy is survived by her children: Donna Avery, Scott Avery, Lisa Nelson, Cindy Rich and Diane Sievers. Friends are invited to share memories, view her photographs and sign the family's online guest book at www.flintofts, corn. Villa Care facilities, until he retired to the field of real estate. Although he was an active member of his community, involved with the Ki- wanis Club of Issaquah, 4-H and as a founder of the Issaquah Farmers Market, his passion for his children and family were al- ways his focus. John is survived by his wife Nancy; his children Elizabeth, Joseph, John and Charles; two grandchildren; his siblings Ann Do- erfler, of Snoquaimie, Thomas Whitaker, of Cle Elum, William Whitaker, of Snoqualmie, Mary Labovitch, of Ellensburg, Caroline Whitaker-Woodcock, of Weiser, Idaho, Harry Whitaker, of Elleus- burg, Richard Whitaker, of Odessa, Robert Whitaker, of Snoqualmie, Jane Whitaker, of Mercer Island, and Elizabeth Lind, of Egensburg; and many extended family members. The family suggests remem- brances to Encompass at www. en- compassnw.org and Life Enrich- ments Options at www.leoorgani- zation.org. Arrangements are by Flintoft's Funeral Home and Crematory. Friends are invited to view pho- tos and share memories in the family's online guestbook at www.flintofts, corn. Activist decks Northwest Gilman Boulevard in holiday finery Never mistake Connie Marsh for a scrooge. The longtime citizen activist, a ubiquitous presence at city meet- ings, wanted to bring holiday cheer to the stretch of Northwest Gilman Boulevard where she op- erates a shop, Doubletake Vintage & Consignment. Marsh, disappointed by the lack of citywide holiday decorations, took matters into her own hands -- in the form of 52, 30-foot-long strands of white lights. "Redmond twinkles. Kirkland twinkles," she said. "Everybody twinkles but us." Marsh, a frequent critic of the impact development could have on the environment, tried to mini- mize the amount of electricity the decorations would consume. The lights are the energy-sipping LED variety. Marsh and other business own- ers in the plaza paid for the lights and electricity. Then, Marsh decked 10 trees in the 1100 block of Northwest Gilman Boulevard. The goal, she said, was to im- part holiday cheer in high-traffic areas where shoppers swipe credit cards the most during the pre- Christmas rush. "We're the shopping corridor," she said. Verizon expands coverage for local customers Verizon Wireless has expanded wireless coverage for customers from Issaquah to Snoqualmie Falls with a new cell site. The expansion increases call quality and enables access to the Web, e-mail, text and picture messaging, plus music and video. Verizon spent $106 million to enhance services and coverage in Washington last year. The local enhancement is a part of the ef- fort to stay ahead of the growing demand for voice and data serv- ices. W/c00f ht dvrc  Downtown Issaquah 7 TO my Chri,t.rna, weet.heart. o.%. , (Kitten- aka 5uan O'Connor) It has been so much fun this month with you,  "]_'q2 , and putting up the decorations. _ o"it Shopping at the mall :( , ': ]' and just being together at Christmas time. k', %'7"'.[ I am so blessed to have you and Wendy with me  ll to make this a great Christmas! Br=l _ __ I love ou My Par!ing -- I]1 Your Miko (Michael 0 Cyynor ) *.?,. Available in Extra Wide Widths Rain or Snow, We Have You Covered. 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"The girls played great," said coach Troy Anderson, of New- castle. His daughter, Devin, plays on the team. "They put a lot of time, a lot of hard work and a lot of effort in. More than anything, I'm just ,, very happy for the young ladies, he said. Danielle Demps led the team in the final game, scoring 18 of the team's 40 points. The Cold Turkey Tournament is sponsored by the Newport Girls Basketball Association, and is the largest youth basketball tournament in Western Washing- ton. This year, more than 90 teams from Washington and Ore- gon attended. "To win the tournament was a great start to the season," Troy Anderson said. Tim Pfarr: 392-6434, ext. 239, or new- cas@isspress.com. Comment at www. issaquahpress, com. Film: Experience provided perspective FROM PAGE ]BI Rwanda to help the people of Rwanda, but you realize that the people of Rwanda helped you,' he said. His daughter accompanied as an assistant, caring for children at shoot locations and helping with various other things. The experience -- she met sur- vivors and perpetrators -- gave her a greater perspective to ap- ply to her life in Sammamish. It helps her more easily deal with American teenage issues, like getting in a text-message argu- ment with friends, not getting the car for the night or having to get up early. "It's not just about entertain- ment. It's a message people need to hear," she said. "It's too im- portant to hide." GET INVOLVED View the movie trailer or request a showing of the film at www.woundedhea/ers movie.com. Learn more about Rwanda Partners at www.rwan- dapartners.org. Sam said her friends were confused about how Pascal and Narcisse could reconcile. She said all you have to do is look at the media and Hollywood to see why people in the West have trouble forgiving even the smallest of things, such as a driver cutting you off on the road. "I really enjoyed explaining it to them," she said. Mark Stendal and Stone said the film is not a happy one, but it will open people's eyes to the atrocities in Rwanda. They said they hope it acts as a mirror for viewers and may lead them to consider forgiving people in their own lives. "It's not an easy film to watch, but I think it's important," he said. "For good things to happen, it's not always easy, but it s worth the journey." Drill team The ened with an exhibition dance, and Is- saquah dancers took the floor next for their pom routine. The Liberty drill team performed ninth, and Issaquah s drill per- formed 12th. Liberty drill team head coach Laura Gawler said her team also gave a strong performance. "We did really well," she said. "I'm really proud of the girls. The routine we did was a lot more intense than what we did in the past." The competition concluded with a drill down -- an individ- ual competition where members from all of the competing schools follow commands read off by a caller- and the announcement of the winning team. "After months of planning and organizing, it was so rewarding to see the competition be a suc- cess," said Kristin Sargent, coach of the Hazen drill team, who or- ganized the event. "Great competitions only hap- pen because great teams come to compete," she said. "We had the best of the best." Tim Pfarr: 392-6434, ext. 239, or new- cas@isspress.com. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com. holh Serving e Issaquah community f 25years State othe art technologT and dental equipment Adults and children welcome! Rated top Issaquah dentist in regional cmtsumer magazine Newest Zoom 3 whitening system bwisalign- invisible braces for adults 175 N.E. Gilman Blvd. Issaquah 425.391.9200 www.wideshoes.cc ,e