WILLIAM F. SNELL
Bill Snell, 88, passed away peacefully at his home in
Ellensburg mid September 2006. Bill was born on Jan. 9, 1918 in
He lived his early childhood on the Lauderdale family lodge
property in the upper Kittitas Valley. In the late 20’s the family moved to
Ellensburg, where he attended school. Bill met and married Roberta
(Bobbie) Leslie in Ellensburg. They then moved to Sunnyside, where they ran a
dairy farm until 1966. The Snells sold their dairy farm but remained in the
Sunnyside area until Bobbie passed away in 1998. Bill then moved back to
Ellensburg to be closer to family and friends.
Bill was very active as an adviser for the 4H and Sports
Council for many years. For the last 25 years of his life he was involved in
various rock clubs and was a representative to the Washington State Gem &
Mineral Council. Bill loved the great outdoors-even during the last weeks of his
life he could be found camping in the Teanaway Valley and hunting for rocks.
Bill is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Lynette
and Rod Case of Issaquah; and a granddaughter, Coleen Case of Maple
Valley. He is also survived by one brother, Jack Snell of Ellensburg; a
sister, Nona D’Anna of Georgia; as well as many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Francis
Snell of Ellensburg; a brother, Tom Snell of Royal City; and a sister, Ednell
Snell of Ellensburg.
It was Bill’s desire that in lieu of a formal memorial
service that all of his family and friends remember the good times they shared
Arrangements are entrusted to Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral
Home. Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family’s online
guestbook at www.flintofts.com.
JOHN VAN WINGERDEN
John Van Wingerden, 81, of Sunnyside passed away Friday,
Sept. 22, 2006, at Yakima Regional Hospital.
He was born Feb. 7, 1925 to Arie and Bastiaantje Van
Wingerden in Ridderkerk, The Netherlands. On Dec. 28, 1948 he married Teuntje
Van Belle and together they immigrated to the United States on Feb. 18, 1949.
In 1950 John founded Van Wingerden Landscaping, which later grew into a family
business providing landscaping and greenhouse services.
He was an active member of the Netherlands Reformed
Congregation, serving as deacon and elder for 48 years.
His joys were serving God, his family and his
He is survived by his wife, Teuntje Van Wingerden of
Sunnyside; his children, Arie Van Wingerden and wife, Agnes of Sunnyside,
Maaike Van Wingerden of Sunnyside, Sjaane Heikoop and husband, Chris of
Lethbridge, Alberta, John Van Wingerden and wife, Deanna of Sunnyside, Bill Van
Wingerden and wife, Anne-Marie of Sunnyside and Janny Visser and husband, Art of
Calgary, Alberta; 22 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is also
survived by two brothers, Cornelis Van Wingerden and Willem Van Wingerden, four
sisters, Cornelia Plaisier, Janny Van Drunen, Maria Belder and Lydia
Uittenbogaard all of The Netherlands.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Leen Van
Viewing and visitation will be held Wednesday, Sept. 27,
2006, from 4 until 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Funeral services
will be held Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006, at 10 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home, with
burial to follow at the Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside.
In lieu of flowers those wishing to honor John’s memory may
contribute to the Trinity Reformed Christian School. Smith Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.