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Alice McManus (Kalilimoku)
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Owner Galaxy of Stars LLC(Scentsy Group) www.alice.scentsy.us Widowed 2
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Alice Joyce Kalilimoku
1941-2016
Alice Joyce Kalilimoku left us on May 28, 2016 after a seven-month battle with cancer.  She returned to her Heavenly Father to be greeted by her husband, fred, and numerous family and friends for a long-awaited reunion.  Alice was born on February 9, 1941, in Tonasket, WA. the oldest of four children.  She was born two months premature and was the first baby to survive in the hospital's newly purchased incubator.  Her family moved to Walla Walla, WA in 1942 where she attended school, graduating in 1959 from Walla Walla high School.  Right before high school graduation, Alice decided that she wanted to be a stewardess.  She went to work for West Coast airlines at Walla Walla airport, first working as a reservations clerk, then as a stewardess.  That job took her to Seattle where she met John B. "Jack" Braucht, who she married on November 28, 1963.  They had two children together, Heidi and heather.  The marriage lasted 25 years. 
In the Spring of 1989, she met Fred Kalilimoku.  They were married for time and all eternity in the Seattle LDS Temple on December 8, 1989.  Fred and Allice moved to Meridian in the summer of 1994 to be close to their daughters and grandchildren.  Alice loved making friends and spending time with family in Idaho.  In 2004, Alice was instrumental in helping launch Scentsy.  Alice and fred spent thousands of hours making Scentsy Bars.  When the company invented high-speed production machines to keep up with demand they were named Alice, Fred and Alfred to honor them for their generous service.  Once the business side of the company was well established, Alice decided to become a Scentsy Consultant herself in December 2006 after someone reached out to her for help in running their Scentsy business.  She was always ready to go out of her way to help others and found this passion fulfilled through Scentsy.  She reached the highest title of SuperStar Director and has blessed tens of thousands of other consultants, leaving a legacy that will always be cherished.  Alice was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints and served in many positions, including Primary President, Relief Society President and Stake Missionary.  She loved doing family history work, traveling and gardening.  Although her love, laughter and friendship will be missed by many here on earth, there was a great celebration welcoming her back to her heavenly home.  Alice joins in heaven her husband, Frederick M. Kalilimoku, parents Ab and Joyce McManus, and sister Billie Jean "Jeanne" Fox.  She leaves behind her daughters Heidi (Orville) Thompson and Hannah Blake, sister Linda (Bill) Krapfel, brother Daniel (Valerie) McManus, and numerous nieces and nephews.  A Celebration of Life gathering was held at scentsy Commons, 2701 E. Pine Ave., Meridian, ID 83642 Monday, June 13, 2016 from 6-8 p.m.  A viewing for family and friends was held on Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 9:00 - 10:45 a.m. at the LDS church with a funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m.  Internment took place at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery immediately following her funeral.
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Sharon McOmber (Gaedeke)
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Sharon Lynn Gaedeke
 
Homer resident Sharon Lynn Gaedeke, 72, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013 at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer.
Services were held Monday, June 24, at Land's End Resort.
 
Sharon was born June 18, 1941 in Wenatchee, Washington and was raised in Walla Walla.  For most of her life she lived in Pasco, Washington, where she raised two children and operated flower shops with her husband.  in 1999, sharon retired and moved to Homer where she was co-proprietor and owner of Room with a View Bed and Breakfast and volunteer at Pier one Theatre.
 
"she was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family, moose, fishing and cooking.  She was the most kind and gentle person that would do anything for her family and friends.  Mom, we love you and will miss you." Her family wrote.
 
Sharon is survived by her husband, Manfred Gaedeke of Homer and sons, Hans Gaedeke of San Diego, Calif. and Erich Gaedeke of Portland, Ore.; and two grandchildren.
 
Memorial donations may be sent in memory of Sharon to Pier One Theatre, P.O. Box 84, Homer, AK 99603.  Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
 
 
 
Larry McRae
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HOMER, Alaska -- Former area resident Larry W. McRae, 60, died of cancer April 11, 2001, at South Peninsula Hospital.

A memorial service was held at Kachemak Community Center in Homer.

Larry was born March 6, 1941, in San Luis Obispo, CA, to William and Rhea Reichert Mcrae.  He came to this area and graduated from Walla Walla High School.  Attending colleges in Washington and Alaska, he earned a bachelor's from Alaska Pacific University.

From 1959-1965, he served with the U.S. Marine Corps, including in Okinawa, Japan, and in El Toro, CA.  He earned the rank of Sergeant.

While in California, he married Karen Kilgore on Aug. 12, 1967, in La Habra.  They moved to Alaska in 1977, living in Anchorage until 1981, then settled in Homer.

He was chairman of the South Peninsula Hospital Service Area Board and commissioner of Clan McRae Society of North America.  He retired from Arco Alaska in 1994.

He was a life member of the American Legion, Marine Corps League, Amvets and the National Rifle Association.  He enjoyed gardening, fishing, traveling, reading and home improvements.

Survivors include his wife, at home; a son, Kenneth McRae, and a daughter, Janel McRae, both of Anchorage; his mother and stepfather, Rhea and Gordon Townsend of Walla Walla; a brother, Randy Townsend of Hermiston; and a sister, Pamela Townsend of Walla Walla.

(from obit dated circa April, 2001)
Joan Meadowcroft (Councilman)
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Curtis Melhus
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Retired Married 1

Spouse:  Nancy
Activies/Hobbies:  Fishing & Yard Work
Children:  1 son Kenneth Melhus.  
Grand Children: 1 granddaughter Ansley Blake Melhus.
After graduation I enlisted in the US. Navy for 4 years.  While in the Navy, I met and married my lovely wife Nancy on April 28, 1962 while stationed in Seattle, Washington.  We have one son, Kenneth, who lives here in Walla Walla.  He is a 1982 graduate of Walla Walla High School.  After my discharge from the Navy, I started to work at the Washington State Penitentiary as a Correctional Officer and later promoted to Correctional Sergeant and later promoted to Correctional Records Manager II.  I retired from the penitentiary.  After retirement I worked intermittently for the Department of Correctional Industries at the Penitentiary as a warehouse supervisor for three years.  After that for something to do I worked at the Super One grocery store for about four years.  I am now fully retired and have been for some time.  We have been to Hawaii three times and have made several trips to Reno and one trip to Las Vegas.  I enjoy fishing.  I don't have a hard time finding things to do.  I do, however, have a problem getting to it.  Looking forward to the 50th class reunion.

My wife & I are finally grandparents.  My Son Ken and his wife Katie have a new baby girl named Ansley born July 7, 2010.  We are very blessed and happy.

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Carol Mercado (Toombs)
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retired Married 3
Spouse:  Jerry
Children:  1 Son and 2 Daughters
Grandchildren:  6 Grandsons & 4 Granddaughters
Activities/Hobbies:  Reading, Working Sudoku & Crosswords

I married Jerry Hall in 1959 and in Oc.t 1960 I gave birth to my first daughter Terri. My son was born in April of 1963 and in August of 1966 I had my second daughter Lisa.  I spent the next several years raising my children.   In 1970, after the passing of my mother, we moved to Bettendorf, IA so Jerry Hall could go to Chiropractic College.  In Dec. of 1973, he graduated and we moved back to our home on Sturm Ave..   He set up practice and were happy for a while.   In 1986 we divorced and I remarried another guy named Jerry, namely Jerry Toombs.  We moved to Phoenix, AZ where he had a job with America West Airlines.  I, too, joined America West Airlines and retired from that airline.   Jerry is still employed as he loves his job.       America West eventually purchased US Airways and that being the larger airline, changed our name to US Airways.  
  I enjoy traveling and am most thankful I retired with an airline.  I have been to Israel twice now as well as, Scotland, London (3 times), Italy, Litchenstein, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria.  I have a tentative plan to go to Egypt and Israel again, in April of 2010.  I have been to Puerto Rico four times and just love it there.   Of course, I have been to many cites in the U.S.
    With my daughters residing in the Seattle area, I travel there several times a year.   Just returned from Walla Walla visiting my son who has moved back. I lnow have five grandchildren --two boys with Lisa --1 daughter for Terri and my son has a girl and boy.  
      We have made Arizona our home for the last 23 years.  A good central point for travel.   
       In my retirement I spend a lot of time reading, working crosswords and Sudoku puzzles.   I recently started making my greeting cards.
        I look forward to seeing everyone at the reunion. 
  
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David O Meyn
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Retired - Design Engineer, Ford Motor Co Married
Wife - Barbara
No. Children: 2
No. of Grandchildren:  8

Hi to all my fellow prior classmates. Where has the time gone. It is so sad to see how many from the class have passed away or become lost over time.

This biography is work in progress. I will add more as I finish it.   
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Don Miller
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Donald Miller, Oct. 30, 1941 - Nov. 14, 2009

YAKIMA - Former Walla Walla resident Donald Eugene Miller, 68, died Nov. 14, 2009, in Yakima, after battling cancer.

The memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday at West Valley Four Square Church, 5802 Summitview Ave., Yakima.  Arrangements are by the Neptune Society.

Don was born in Walla Walla on Oct. 30, 1941, to Floyd and Elma Miller.  He grew up in Walla Walla.  He joined the Army in 1963 and served until 1965.  He then moved to Yakima where he worked and attended Yakima Valley Community College.  He met his wife, Gerri, while in school and they married in 1975.  He adopted her two daughters and the couple had another daughter and adopted a fourth.

Don worked as a registered nurse in Yakima.  In 1986 the family moved to Arizona, where he and his wife attended Grand Canyon University, earning their Bachelor of Nursing degrees in 1989.  The family then moved back to Yakima and continued serving there.  He was a nurse for 34 years.

He enjoyed being a father and also liked cooking, cleaning, sewing dresses and fixing his daughters' hair.  The word "can't" was not in his vocabulary.  As a nurse, he was known for his compassion for his patients.

Don is survived by his wife, at the home; four daughters, Tammy McMahon of Spokane, and Rebecca Festa, Sarah Morris and Jolene Maygra, all of Yakima; a brother, Ronald Miller of Walla Walla; and three grandchildren.
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