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Keith Swartz Solie Funeral HomeKeith E. Swartz
2/21/1947- 2/4/2017
Beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. Keith went to be with Jesus on February 4th. He leaves behind his wife Dianna, his son Kevin and wife Chanel and daughter Sherri. Also, his Grandchildren; Aidan, Magnolia, Breanna and Taylor. There will be a short graveside service at Cypress Lawn Cemetery, Saturday, February 25th at 12pm. To leave a message of condolence:



Pedro Maltos
Pedro Maltos passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on February 8, 2017. He was born March 2, 1924, to Guadalupe Munoz and Luis Maltos in Edinburg, Texas. He moved to Washington with his family in 1947. Pedro was a very devoted father-grandfather to all his children.
In early years he worked as a farm worker, he worked hard and at times he went without to support his 12 children and wife, regardless of the circumstances, he always put his family first. He loved the farm country and was his own veterinarian by nature. He loved it all, anything to do with the farm, whether it was the crops, farming, or animals, he took pride in his acquired knowledge. Our dad was very proud of his family, always showing his love for all who knew him. He told the best stories you have ever heard. In 1970 he went to work for the city of Everett and retired in 1990.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Antonia Ramirez Maltos, five sons, Miguel Maltos, George Maltos, Jerry R. Maltos, Pedro Jr. Maltos, and Felipe Maltos, one daughter, Ernestine Pastores, two sisters, Alicia Castillejos, and Juliet Baldoz and one brother, Luis Jr. Maltos. He is survived by three daughters, (Lillie) Oralia Sanchez, (Molly) Amalia Herrera (Ruben), and Maria Mejia (Rogelio)and one son, Luis Maltos (Myrna); six sisters Dian Ortiz (Ray) Mary Delgado (Ceasar), Emma Yzaguirre, Theresa, Eva Briones (Santos), Angelica Davila (David); 90 grand children up to six generations. He will be deeply missed, he is our Papa forever, and will be forever in our hearts.We will always love you dad. Viewing will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2017, 12:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Solie Funeral Home, 3301 Colby Ave., Everett, WA 98201. His services will be held Friday, February 17th at 11:00 a.m. at Solie with funeral to follow. Please join us for a memorial and celebration of life at Forest Park Community Hall in Everett, from 1:00 p.m to 4 p.m. To leave a message of condolence:
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Minnie Lee Capers
Minnie was born to Nehemiah Miller and Carrie Lee Young on November 7, 1943, in Robinsonville, MS. Minnie met the man of her dreams, Emerson. G. Capers, Sr. in 1964. They were married ed for 37 years until his death in 2001. To this union they were blessed with four children: Emerson G. Capers, Jr., Allison, Vanessa, and Adrienne. Emerson, Sr. was blessed with a job at Boeing and moved the family to Everett, WA, in 1967. Minnie worked at Frontier formerly Verizon, formerly GTE for 25 years until she retired. Minnie was preceded in death by her parents, Nehemiah and Carrie Miller, her husband, Emerson G. Capers, Sr., her daughter, Adrienne Capers, her brothers, Nehemiah, Jr. and Robert, and nephew, Nehemiah Aaron. Minnie leaves behind her son, Emerson, Jr., daughters, Allison and Vanessa, grandchildren, Katelyn, D’Marcus, Brieanna, Kevin, Sydney, great grandchildren, Layla, Azaria Madison, Kayden and Elijah; her siblings, Joash (Irma), James (Laura), Jonathan (Laura), Melvin (Debbie), Marion Coleman, and Linda (Antonio) Williams and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and good family friends. To leave a message of condolence:


LaVerne BirkAlythe LaVerne Birk
Alythe LaVerne Birk was born in Twin Valley Minnesota on November 16th, 1921 to Lena and Almer Lysaker. LaVerne passed away in Everett Washington on January 28th, 2017. She married Keith Birk on March 2nd 1957 in Everett Washington. LaVerne’s interests included movies, music and traveling. LaVerne is survived by her two sons: Timothy and Thomas, daughter Janine Lysaker Birk Dimonda, and  sister LouAnn Troubridge. She was preceded in death by Lowell Lysaker. To leave a message of condolence:




Ruth Leigh Dills Houghtaling
July 28, 1940 – January 31, 2017 Ruth Leigh Dills Houghtaling was born in Topeka, Kansas on July 28, 1940. She passed away at Northwest Hospital in Seattle, WA on January 31, 2017. She worked in the Everett, WA School District both as a speech and hearing therapist, and as a special education teacher. She retired in 2000. Ruth was preceded in death by her sister, Mary, in 2015. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, David, of Everett, WA; her daughter, Mary, of Lake Stevens, WA; her son, Scott of Edmonds, WA; her daughter, Kristi, of Piscataway, NJ; her granddaughter, Ally, of Lake Stevens, WA; her grandson, Jared, of Fribourg, Switzerland; her granddaughter, Amy, of Marysville, WA; and her grandson, Zachary, of Seattle, WA. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 3, 2017 at Solie Funeral Home, 3303 Colby Avenue, Everett, WA.
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Jean Marie Anderson
Jean was born in Washington DC in 1969 and passed away January 29, 2017 at the age of 47 in Bothell Washington losing a five-year battle with cancer.   Jean was a US Navy veteran serving on the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz.    After leaving the Navy Jean worked in the electronics industry then took a break to focus on raising her family of three boys and spend time working in and leading church children’s ministry programs.  She felt a calling to get more involved with abused and neglected women and children.  Jean began social work involvement obtaining an Associate Degree from Edmonds Community College and a Bachelor of Arts with Honors, Magna Cum Laude in Social Welfare from the University of Washington in 2016.   She was a member of Phi Kappa Beta, Americas oldest honor society.   Jean was especially happy that she was able to participate in research work and writing a chapter in a university level social welfare text book.   She was accepted into the University of Washington Master’s Degree program having to drop out due to a re-occurrence of cancer in the fall of 2016. Jean loved her university internship at Children’s Services and time working at Mary’s Place in Seattle. Jeans interests included gardening, butterflies and birds, hiking, boating with the family in Arizona and the Puget Sound, and music where she participated in church singing groups and community Christmas choirs.  Jean had a number of interests that only a few people knew of including poetry and writing, martial arts with a number of 1st place trophies from tournaments, involvement in the Society for Creative Anachronism specializing in swordsmanship, and an interest in photography.  Jean is survived by her Mother, Barbara Jean Wells, her husband, Fred Anderson, three sons Patrick, David and Kyle, two step sons David and Fredrick, and we can’t forget to include one of her number one fans, Zyta, her Chihuahua buddy and companion that wanted to go with Jean wherever she went including her university graduation ceremony. To leave a message of condolence:


Walter G. Larson Jr.
Nov. 25, 1936 – Jan. 10, 2017 Sonnie passed away at home on January 10, 2017. He was born on November 25, 1936 to Walter and Lillian in Leeds, ND. He married the late Beatrice Larson on December 6, 1957 in Tioga, ND. They moved to Washington in 1967. Sonnie is survived by his four kids: Randall Larson of Everett, WA; Wanda Hollaway of Mesquite, NV; Mike Larson of Marysville, WA; and Angie Smith of Marysville, WA. He had 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren and many others who called him Grandpa.



John Michael Grosso
John Michael Grosso was born on May 30, 1945 in Seattle, Washington to John Grosso Sr. and Shirley Vann Grosso. After graduating from Ingraham High School he attended Shoreline Community College. Shortly thereafter he enlisted in the Navy in September of 1965 and served in the Vietnam War until his separation from the armed forces in 1971.

John went back to building Allied Ice Company into the largest ice manufacturer north of Sacramento with five locations. He was very active in both the Western Ice Association and the International Packaged Ice Association. In 2012 he sold the company with the intention of retiring. After ten short months he and his wife purchased Builders Millwork Supply in South Everett where he worked until his passing. John managed to satisfy his love of racing cars and motorcycles by joining the SCCA and other racing associations. This took him to many parts of the United States and Canada. John is preceded in death by his parents John and Shirley Grosso; his brother Danny Grosso, and his sister Shirley Mae Aspnes. He leaves behind his wife Sherry (Parks) Grosso; siblings Suzanne Young, Janie McDonald, and Patty Huso. A visitation is scheduled at Solie Funeral Home on Saturday January 21st at 10am with a funeral to follow at 11am, and a committal service at Evergreen Cemetery at 1pm. Following all services will be a reception at the Future of Flight Museum, Forward and Aft Cabins later in the day. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to a worthy Veterans association or Wounded Warriors. All arrangements are entrusted to Solie Funeral Home. To view the online video tribute for John Michael Grosso:

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John Howard Bruff
John Bruff passed away peacefully at home surrounded by those he loved January 12, 2017, of emphysema. John was born in Yakima, WA, August 9, 1941, to John Hardin Bruff and Pauline Bruff. A proud member of the United States Army, he served from 1962-1969. He worked for Napa Auto Parts as a salesman for many years then drove the Dart bus for the handicapped and enjoyed helping them. He had three sons, Buddy, Mike, and Rick with his former wife, Mercedes and had two grandchildren, Casey and Keri. He met his life partner, Arlene and had 30 wonderful years together traveling, and socializing with friends. He was a member of the Eagles #195 and American Legion #96. John’s kindness, generosity and his joking with all his family and friends will be missed. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, sister, Nadine and brothers, Allen, Billy, and Paul. He is survived by his sister Carol Chappell and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at Noon at Solie Funeral Home in Everett, followed by Military Honor Guard service at the GAR Cemetery in Snohomish, Washington. To view the online video tribute for John Howard Bruff:


Phyllis Jean Rogers
Phyllis was born in Kellogg, Idaho on February 19th, 1937 and she passed away in Everett Washington on January 15th, 2017. Phyllis is survived by her husband Gerald Rogers and daughter Paige Brown of Camano Island Washington. Phyllis was a customer service representative at PUD Utilities for many years. There will be an intimate viewing held at Solie Funeral Home on Friday, January 20th from 2-3pm.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Floral Hall on January 28th at 12:00 noon. Floral Hall 802 Mukilteo Blvd, Everett WA.




Edna Rita Konechy
Born February 26, 1918 and passed on January 12, 2017. Edna Schuster was born in Dysart,Sask Canada to Anton and Susan (Spanier) Schuster. The youngest of 7, she had a happy, carefree childhood growing up on a wheat farm. She married Frank Konechy in October of 1936 and in 1953, they moved to the States. For many years she worked at Everett Health Foods (before health foods were popular) She loved bowling, and belonged to many winning leaques..she had a 180 average! A devout Mariner’s fan, she never missed a game on TV. We took her to one game, and she decided it was better at home in her recliner. Everyone loved Edna, she always had a smile and a joke for you. Following Frank’s death, she moved into the Cascadian retirement home where she lived for 13 years. Declining health had her move to Washington Oaks where she lived for 2 years and then to Love and Care family home in South Everett. There, they lovingly watched over her until her death. The family thanks all of her caregivers for their love for her. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and 6 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her daughter Gail Lasher and son Patrick (Cassie). Grandchildren Brad (Leona) Lasher, Tracy Lasher, Allison Lasher, and Suzie Lasher Heid. She also leaves 5 great grandsons: Ben (Cass) Lasher, Alex Lasher, Dylan (Kayla) Lasher, Hayden (Madilyn) Lasher and 2 great grandchildren, Leona and Brandon Lasher. There will be a Memorial Mass on Saturday Jan 21st at noon at Immaculate Conception Church. A reception will follow Mass graveside services to follow at Cypress Lawn Cemetery.


Selinda Marie Thorson

Selinda Marie Thorson, 81 formerly of Fort Collins, passed away on Thursday, January 5th, 2017 in Everett Washington. Selinda was born June 25, 1935 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin to Carl and Signe (Lemponen) Anderson. Selinda is survived by children, Susan (Gary) Stormo, Nancy (Jim) Elwell, Dan (Alix) Thorson, and beloved grandchildren, Jill, Corey, Tessa, Abby and Ian. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold and her cherished dachshunds, Cindy, Snoopy and Rosie. After growing up in Wisconsin and Minnesota, Selinda spent 38 years in Fort Collins as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Rarely, if ever missing the sporting or musical events of her children and grandchildren. She also spent 30 years working for Poudre R-1 as a dietary aide. Selinda enjoyed friends and family above all else, but she also enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, walking local 5 and 10Ks (especially the Bolder Boulder) and, in the last few years, watching Dancing with the Stars. Selinda will be forever loved and missed. If you wish, donations can be made to the Larimer County Humane Society. Selinda’s family will hold services at a later date. To leave a message of condolence


Robert Jackson Cogdill was born January 16, 1924 in Clear Lake, Washington and passed away in Seattle, Washington on December 26, 2016. Robert was a celebrated veteran of the U.S. Navy and was beloved by his family. Robert will join his wife Nelva at Tahoma National Cemetery. Services will be held by the family at a later date.




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Nanette Carolyn Gambino
Nanette Gambino was born on January 22, 1945 in Orange County Florida and passed away on December 24, 2016 in Everett Washington. Nanette’s family will hold services at a later date.




Donald Miller Don A. Miller, 71, of Everett, WA born in 1945 went into the arms of our Lord on Friday morning December 9, 2016 at his home in Everett after a prolonged illness. Don worked as a Supervisor II for the City of Everett until his retirement in 1992. He loved fly fishing, camping, biking and running. He was admired for his love of dogs, and was often seen walking them in the North Everett neighborhoods. He is survived by his wife, Karen of 53 years, two daughters, Shelly and Wendy; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren, as well as his brother, Bob. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Solie Funeral Home, 3301 Colby on Sunday December 18, 2016, from 2-5 p.m. Say not in grief he is no more – but live in thankfulness that he was Hebrew Proverb -Video Tribute for Donald: Click here to view the video on the web.



Mai Thi Duong Mai Thi Duong was born in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam on May 10th 1944 and passed away in Everett Washington on November 25th, 2016. Mai was a wife and mother and is survived by her husband Hien Nguyen and family. The family will hold a traditional Buddhist Ceremony at Solie Funeral home and crematory on December 2nd, 2016 at 10 a.m.





Marianne Skotdal Marianne Philipp Skotdal, 75, passed away November 10, 2016. She was born in Yakima, Washington on March 3, 1941, to Walt and Marian Philipp. Marianne attended Eisenhower High School in the Yakima Valley and graduated in 1959. She was a member of the school’s inaugural class, and helped form the traditions and spirit of the new school as a cheerleader. After graduating, she earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and her teaching certificate from Western Washington University. While attending the UW, she was an active member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Marianne became involved in the Everett community as a school teacher and librarian for the Everett School District from 1964 to 1972. She taught second and third grade at View Ridge, Whittier, and Longfellow Elementary Schools. She later followed her passion for literature and shared her love of reading as a librarian at Whittier and Lowell Elementary Schools. While teaching school, she met and married her husband, Art, with whom she celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary last February. The two would become life partners in many pursuits, including a small but growing real estate business. Art and Marianne shared a common vision for investing in their hometown and making it a better place.
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Dewey Hee Dewey Hee, Sept. 29, 1949 – Nov. 11, 2016 Dewey Hee, 67, of Everett, Washington, passed away on November 11, 2016. He was born in FortBragg, California, on September 29, 1949, the son of George and Martha Hee (Kellum). His family was the first Chinese settlers in Mendocino, California and Dewey was a fourth generation direct descendant to that legacy. He grew up in Mendocino, graduating from Mendocino High School in 1969. After graduating from Heald’s Engineering College in San Francisco, California, he was recruited by Boeing and moved to Seattle Washington.After a career with Boeing that spanned 39 years, he retired in 2012. Dewey was an avid Ham Radio operator beginning at an early age and post retirement, returned to his passion, connecting with ham operators worldwide. He became a member of Snohomish County Hams Club where he met and became fast friends with many in the club. Dewey also enjoyed music, playing bass in high school and guitar in a local band in Mendocino. Dewey overcame many obstacles in his life and with his stubborn persistence and tenacity, rose above them and went on to lead a rewarding and fulfilling life. Most importantly, he was devoted to his family and quite fond of his dog, Lunetta, a Belgian Malinois. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Raymond and Wayne. He leaves behind his wife, Gloria; and daughter, Jessica; he is also survived by his sisters, Loretta McCoard, Lorraine Hee-Chorley; and brothers, Mervin Hee and Wesley Hee; and numerous nephews and nieces. The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Providence Cardiac Care Unit and Providence Hospice for their compassionate and giving care they provided Dewey. A celebration of Dewey’s life will be held December 10, 2016, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at Willis Tucker Park Activity Center, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish, WA 98296


Solie Obituaries William Andrew Boe (45), husband, father, son and brother passed away on October 22, 2016 in Auburn, Washington. Bill leaves behind his wife of 20 years, Jessica, and their three children that he adored; Alex (21), Connor (18), and Summer (13).  He is survived by his parents; Jay and Charlee Boe: brothers Shawn (Kayla) Boe, Micah (Ken) Boe, Travis Boe, his sister Christine (Moises) Nolasco, Grandmother Emily Boe, and numerous Aunts, Uncles and cousins. William was born on February 5, 1971, in Edmonds, Washington. Bill was the 2nd of 5 children to Jay and Charlee.  Bill was a skilled craftsman working hard to provide for the family he loved.  He also had a love of motorcycles, nature and adventure.  Bill will always be remembered for his classic sharp humor and quick wit that provided his friends and family with endless laughter. A Celebration of Life will be held at Solie Funeral Home, 3301 Colby Ave., Everett, Saturday November 19, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers, donations for Jessica and the kids would be sincerely  appreciated. Donations can be done at any Wells Fargo under Jessica Boe.
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Linda Suchy Linda Diana Coil Suchy born October 11, 1951 in San Diego, Calif. Holding off until her birth month, she left us on October 1, 2016. Linda was a strong woman who accomplished so much in her short life. Her generous spirit brought her to Korea where she worked in an orphanage. While in Korea, she fell in love with a young orphaned girl and with patience and fortitude, brought her to her new home in America. In order to bring joy and laughter to many people, she opened a party supply store, and later a jokes and novelty shop. One of her proud accomplishments was attending truck driving school and eventually co-owning a heavy construction company. She was also the published author of a well-written and highly regarded book about Sasquatch in the Pacific Northwest, and had other books in the making. Nobody could tell a story like Linda! She lost her mother and father at a much too early age and left behind a son, (her rock); a daughter (who made her proud); six grand children (her pride and joy); Bubs (Lifelong friend, sister and partner in crime), and a childhood sweetheart, who she loved dearly. She was the mom of many. With a huge heart, she opened her doors to all and even when she didn’t have much for herself, she gave to others. Her love will forever be imprinted on all of the hearts of those she touched. She is now having a much overdue reunion in the sky!


Judith Startzman (1945-2016) Judith Diane Startzman was born on July 3, 1945, in Fort Sumner, New Mexico and she passed away in her Las Vegas, Nevada home on Monday September 19, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Startzman. She is survived by her four children: Jeff (Jan), William, Stan (Billi), and Russell (Mary Jane) and beloved nephew, Calvin (Theresa); also by her grandchildren: Nick, Keith, Mike, Kayla, Amber, Jenna May, Adam, Zack, and Alex; as well as many great grandchildren. Judy spent her life raising her children, taking pride in her real estate business, and traveling the world with her husband. They toured the country multiple times in their motorhome where most summers were spent enjoying their retirement in Snohomish, Wash., with their family. She was a wonderful woman who was truly loved and will be missed by many. Her funeral will be held at Solie Funeral Home on Saturday October 8, 2016, at 11 a.m. Graveside service to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Snohomish., Washington