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Mr Anderson
Mr Anderson

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R.F. "Rule" Beail
R.F. "Rule" Beail

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Paul Bennett
Paul Bennett

Died January 21st 1979




Paul T. Bennett of Monroe died at the age of 63 on January 21 1979 in Monroe following a short illness. He was born January 30th 1915 in Palouse, WA.
Paul Bennett came to teach in Monroe in 1936 when the district had two elementary schools and a high school. Shortly after he arrived the building now called Monroe Elementary School was built.
Originally beginning his teaching in music, Bennett later switched to teaching U.S. history and government classes. He was director of the band and has been credited with starting an excellent band program still maintained today. It was Bennett who laid the groundwork.
Paul Bennett interrupted his teaching for a stint in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He spent the war as a weather observer in Greenland.
Together with teacher Dick Gemmill, Bennett taught virtually all of the juniors and seniors in the district in the subjects of history and government. Students and teachers both appreciated Bennett's well organized teaching. The students rewarded Bennett with enthusiasm and attentive behavior in class. The teachers gave him their respect, admiration and friendship.
Bennett's subtle sense of humor and well informed lectures were cut short by illness in 1971 when he retired from Monroe High School. He was a member of the Monroe Congregational Church, the American Legion and a graduate of Eastern Washington College of Education at Cheney, WA. Bennett served in the Army Air Corp during WWII as a weather observer in Greenland.
He is survived by hi wife, Betty, his daughter, Suzanne (Donald) Dyer of Memphis TN., his grandchildren, Devin Lee and Dawn Cheree, his brother Philip A. Bennett of Spokane and his sister, Ellen (John) Fishback of Washougal, WA.

Arlene Berry
Arlene Berry

7220 Aloha Ave
Othello, WA. 99344
509 346-2391
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Al Borlin
Al Borlin

Died December 5th 1976






Allan Borlin--one of this community's leading civic servants and sans peer as a vocational agriculture instructor and Future Farmers of America advisor--passed away Sunday morning, Dec. 5, 1976.
Mr. Borlin was born in Monroe on March 7, 1911. Man and boy, this valley was his home. He graduated from Monroe High School in 1930, earned his B.A. degree in agriculture education at Washington State College (now W.S.U.) in 1941.
In July of 1941, he married Dorothy Laura Eilert (she preceded him in death in 1961) of Eastern Washington and they made their home in Cheney, where he taught agriculture for four years.
Blessed with their daughter Nancy, they returned to Monroe in 1944 where his tenure began as a vocational agriculture instructor with Monroe Public Schools and advisor to the Monroe Future Farmers of America Chapter. Twin daughters, Kathleen and Carol, were born in 1946.
Mr. Borlin's career as a professional educator spanned 26 years in Monroe until his retirement in 1971. Upon that occasion the city declared an "Allan Borlin Day" at which time he was honored for his local, state and national accomplishments.
He was the recipient of honorary State and American farmer degrees, the latter during the 1953 National F.F.A. Convention in Kansas City.
Allan Borlin was always active in educational and community affairs, including 25 years as a director of the Evergreen State Fair and as a member of the Monroe Kiwanis Club. He served as a Monroe city councilman from 1964 to January 1973 when he was named pro-tem mayor for the duration of 1973. He was re-elected to the city council in 1974 and was serving with distinction as the head of the streets and parks committee at the time of his death. With the cooperation of many people, his love of flowers and lanscaping has given Monroe parks and parkways a state-wide reputation for beauty. Recently, Buck Island Park was renamed Al Borlin Park.
Surviving are his daughters Mrs. Gerald (Nancy) Fessenden, Mrs. Rick (Carol) Webber and Mrs. Lowell (Kathleen) Braaten, granddaughter Laura Braaten and numerous relatives.

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Betty Curryer
Betty Curryer Shampoo

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Verne Fankhauser
Verne Fankhauser
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1529 63rd SE
Everett, WA. 98203
425 353-9860
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Mr. Fulks
Mr. Fulks

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Richard Gemmill
Richard Gemmill

Died August 9th 2005



Richard "Dick" Ernest Gemmill
May 16, 1931-August 9, 2005
Richard E. Gemmill was born to Robert Harry and Alice Ethyl (Waldal) Gemmill, on May 16, 1931, and entered into rest, unexpectedly, on August 9, 2005, in Kirkland, Washington, with his loving wife, Barbara, at his side.
Dick was a teacher in the Public School System of Monroe, Washington from 1955 to 1988, coaching Monroe's Championship Varsity Baseball Teams. Dick served his country faithfully in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. He loved baseball. Dick married Barbara Jane Baker on March 27, 1982.
Dick is survived by his wife; his brother, Lawrence Gemmill, of Ellensburg; and sisters, Jeanette Gemmill, of Ellensburg, and Louise Miller, of Prosser.
Cliff Gillies
Cliff Gillies

Died May 24th 2004



Clifford A. Gillies
Clifford A. Gillis, 77, a Pacific County resident since 1992, died Monday, May 24, 2004 at his home at Stony Point.
Cliff Gillies was born November 23, 1926 in South Bend to Donald and Doris (Caldwell) Gillies. He married his wife Sally Lybecker on June 9, 1950 in Gig Habor, she survives at the family home in South Bend. Mr. Gillies was a graduate of South Bend High School in 1945 and was just inducted to the Wall of Fame in the Koplitz field house in 2002. He was also a Washington State University graduate and a veteran of WWII. He was a teacher, coach, counselor and principal. Working in Monroe starting in 1951, and Snohomish and Mariner High Schools. He was an adjunct professor for Western Washington University and the University of Washington, City University and Seattle Pacific University. He was a member of 25 service and professional organizations. He enjoyed Indian art and wood carving.
Cliff Gillies is survived by a daughter Ann Gillies of Spokane; three sons, Scott of Dallas, TX, Don of South Bend, and Patric of Monroe; brother Jim Gillies of Rhododendron, OR; and eight grandchildren.
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Kurt Klingman

2840 Sheridan
Port Townsend, WA. 98360
360.390.8555 or 360.385.1487

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Thomas Marsden
Thomas Marsden

Died May 24th 2004



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Gretta Neal
Gretta Neal

Merrill Gradens
Monroe, WA. 98272
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Mr. Notter
Mr. Notter

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Jerry Ramey
Jerry Ramey
Nancy Nasman
5736 59th NE
Belviders Terrace
Seattle, WA. 98105
206 525-4312
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Mrs. Sandberg

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John Sandberg
John Sandberg

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Alice Voland
Alice Voland

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Bob Warner
Bob Warner

Died January 21st 2013
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Zere Robert Warner "Bob" died peacefully on January 21 in Arlington, Washington after suffering for years with Parkinson's disease. Bob was born June 19, 1930 in Portland, Oregon to Zere Robert Warner Sr. and Alma Belle Warner. Bob attended Central Washington College where he met Margie, his wife of 61 years, at a college mixer. He graduated in 1953 with a degree in Education. Bob taught and coached at Meridian, Monroe and finally in Arlington. After retiring, he and Margie spent many happy years at their Lummi Island cabin. Bob leaves his wife, Margie of Arlington; his children, Jane Henery and her husband, Mike, of Port Townsend, Bob Warner and his wife, Cookie, of Sedro Woolley, Sarah Warner and her partner, Susan Erickson, of Seattle, and Pete Warner and his wife, Laura, of Poulsbo. There are also six grandchildren, Mike and Matthew Henery and Annie Neziri, Robby and Katie Warner and Anna Warner; and nine great-grandchildren. His family gives special thanks to his caregivers for their devotion to his well being these last few years. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Arlington Boys & Girls Club. A memorial gathering was held there at 2 p.m. on Saturday February 2, 2013. The club is located at 18513 59th Avenue N.E. in Arlington. Bob enjoyed life to its fullest and will be remembered with much love.
Don West
Don West
Sally
14931 218th Ave SE
Monroe, WA. 98272
360 794-7162
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I grew up in the Shoreline district north of Seattle just above Carcreek Park. Attended Lincoln High School in the Wallingford area and graduated in 1952. Played varsity basketball and baseball in 1951 and 1952. I wasn't very good because I couldn't shoot very well in basketball and I couldn't hit very good in baseball.
Attended Western Washington College of Education in Bellingham. Graduated in 1956 with a BA in Education. Played on the varsity golf team 1954, 55 and 56. I wasn't very good in golf either because I couldn't putt and couldn't hit the ball out of my own shadow. I played best when it was cloudy.
I married Sally in September of 1955. We have three girls. Connie, Christy and Cindy and all graduated from Monroe. Sally graduated from Lincoln High School also and attended Western.
My first teaching job was at the Monroe Central School teaching 5th grade. These kids became the graduating class of 1964. Many of these poor kids had me in 5th grade along with 7th, 8th and 9th because I got a teaching job at Monroe Junior High School for 3 years and then to Monroe High School for 12 years. I retired from teaching in 1982 and started a new career working at Snohomish Golf course for 20 years. I am now retired.
My wife Sally and I spend most of our time now with past students that have great respect for me and treat me with kindness, honor and don't talk very nice to me just like in 1964.

Charles Wickizer
Charles Wickizer

Died
Auto Accident Old Owen Road
Charles Wickizer




Charles David Wickizer, 55, Monroe, died November 11th 1983 as the result of an automobile accident.
He was born February 9th 1928in Butte, Montana. He attended schools in Butte and in 1946 served one enlistment in the U.S. Marine Corp. He was a graduate of the University of Montana in Missoula in Business Administration. In 1950 he was commissioned as Lieutenant through the ROTC Army reserve Program. Following his commission, he served two years in Germany where he met Gertraud Will and they were married in 1953. Upon returning to the U.S. he went back to the University of Montana and received his teaching degree in Secondary Education. He came to Monroe in 1956 for his firs teaching assignment. He had served as Vice Principal of Monroe High School for 8 years and retired in June of 1982 as Vocational Director. He was active as Admissions Representative for West Point Military Academy, serving 36 school districts from Everett to Canada. In 1981 he was promoted to full Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and was currently assigned to Federal Emergency Management Agency, region 10, Bothell. He was also a member of NEA and WEA, and St. Mary of the Valley Catholic Church in Monroe.
He is survived by his wife, Gertraud, daughters, Susanna of Crescent City CA, Andrea of Snohomish and Barbara of New York City. Sons Karl of Monroe and Christopher (Linda) of Edmonds.
Mrs. Young
Mrs. Young

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