Rick passed away peacefully at home on Oct. 24, 2007 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Oakdale, Neb. Aug. 30, 1938 but spent most of his childhood in Pasco, Wa., graduating from Pasco High School in 1956. He went to work in advertising for the Pasco Newspaper, moved to Seattle to work for the West Seattle Herald newspaper, then worked for many years in publishing local telephone directories. Rick was a very devoted volunteer in the White Center and Federal Way communities.

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Mary Ann Schmidt - Born 1932 in Billings, Montana. Passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, Sept 23rd. Mary Ann has resided in the Kent, Washington area for over sixty years.

Mary Ann loved her crafts, teaching and sharing her talents and gifts. Her most loved crafts were knitting, sewing, doll making and quilting. She loved to travel and some of her fondest memories were visiting and fishing in Alaska. Mary Ann will truly be missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her husband of fifty-seven years, Robert Schmidt Sr., and her children Lynn (Bart), Bob Jr.

Sylvia Lindeman passed away May 16, 2007.

Sylvia was born in Sweden in 1917 and immigrated to Chehalis in 1930. In 1940 she married Alvin Lindeman. They moved to Bremerton where Alvin worked in the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard during and after World War II. Sylvia applied her artistic talents hand-coloring black-and-white photographs at a local photo studio.

Sylvia and Alvin lived in Tacoma for 30 years. After retirement they lived at Treasure Island (in Mason County) and in Federal Way.

Sylvia is survived by her son, Terry, and her grandson Jon.

James (Jim) E. Cooksey

James Edgar Cooksey, 85, a long time resident of Auburn, WA. passed away at the home of his son in Southern California of natural causes. Jim joined his wife, Barbara Jean Cooksey, on Friday September 7, 2007. Jim and Barbara were married 58 years before her sudden death on November 24, 2004.

He was born in Des Moines, Iowa on December 16, 1921 to Edgar E. and Lucille L. Cooksey. In May 1942, he proudly began serving our country in the US Coast Guard as an anti air-craft machine gunner and depth charge operator.

The Lindenauer family expresses their thanks for all the loving condolences received on the death of Col. (Chaplain) J.M. Lindenauer July 29, 2007.

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Donna Gail Wilcox Colcolough, 48, of Greenwood, died Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at Self Regional Healthcare.

Born August 6, 1958 in Tacoma, WA, she was the daughter of Ruth Bradley Wilcox of Spartanburg, SC and the late Donald Wilcox and the wife of Theodore "Thad" Edward Colcolough, Jr.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Charles Donald Emery of Spartanburg, SC, a sister, Lynda Ruth Wilcox Marvel, her husband, Gerald, of Federal Way, WA, a brother, William Allen Wilcox of Spartanburg, SC, and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Edward L. Blessing, 71 of Gold Canyon, Arizona, passed away on June 12, 2007 in Mesa. A memorial service will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 16, 2007 at Mtn. View Lutheran Church, Apache Junction, AZ. Arrangements were handled by Mtn. View Mortuary, 7900 E. Main St., Mesa, AZ.

A long time resident of Federal Way, Margaret (Peggy) Eichholtz, passed away at Point Defiance Village in Tacoma on May 27, 2007. Peggy was the only child of the late James and Leila Austin of Seattle, WA. She was born in August 1920 and lived in Seattle up to and including graduating from the University of Washington.

She is survived by her husband, Philip and four children: James W., William P. of Federal Way, Philip A. of California and her only daughter Olivia Williams of Walla Walla, WA, and six wonderful grandchildren.

Willard C. Julum died suddenly May 9, 2007, of a heart attack at Lake Tapps. Services were held May 15 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Auburn, and he was buried at Gethsemane, Federal Way.

He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Jean Payne-Julum, sons Brad of Olympia and Blaze of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; daughter Darcie (Billy) Jacobsen of Lake Tapps; four grandchildren; and sister Marian Julem-Weaver of Seattle.

He graduated from Highline High School as ASB president in 1951.

He and his best friend Ken Leingang enrolled at Eastern Washington University.