email@example.com Single 2012-07-11 22:26:48After Wa-Hi, I enrolled at WSU where I managed to flunk out three straight semesters. Joined the army and during the three years there learned I should have studied harder at Wazzu. Went back to WSU and was graduated in 1967 with a degree in Business and Economics. Moved to Seattle for a series of ho-hum jobs until becoming Director of Material for a large commercial bakery forecasting, negotiating and contracting for everything required to run a large commercial bakery. In January of 1978 after a few years of this, I noticed the sky was gray, my office walls were gray, the carpet was gray and my outlook, well.... Spotted the Wall Street Journal on a shelf and noticed an ad under the "Help Wanted" section saying, "Visit Exotic Saudia Arabia" and in April of that year I was landing at an airport half way around the world that brought a whole new meaning to the term "Foreign Country". Lived and worked in the Persian Gulf area off and on for eighteen years in Construction Management building offshore oilwell platforms and the connecting pipelines. Travelled a lot during this period enjoying the proximity to access new lands and cultures and, at times, opening very wide the eyes of this Walla Walla lad. Retired to Seattle in 1996 and, unfortunately, took up Golf, the bane of my existence.
The Road Not Taken - Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,
And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Linda Knapp (Stump)
July 02, 1940 2012-07-11 22:26:47Deceased
Union-Bulletin, 27 July, 1964
Rare Ailment is Fatal for Gregory Koehler at Age 24
Gregory K. Koehler died in a local hospital Sunday at age 24 after several months' illness.
The young father, who was born and educated here, succumbed to aplasia, a form of anemia in the bone marrow. There have been numerous blood donations for him during his illness, many by persons unknown to the family, for which the grieving parents expressed their thanks Monday.
Greg was born here July 2, 1940, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Koehler. Other survivors include his wife, Beth Ann, and a daughter, Kim, at home; a sister, Mrs. Robert (Sheri) Fouts of College Place; two brothers, Gary, of Los Angeles, and Jeff, of Walla Walla; and a niece and two nephews.
A member of Christ Lutheran Church, Koehler was a graduate of Walla Walla High School. He served three years in the U.S. Army, two of the years in Germany. Since his discharge he had been employed by Tum-A-Lum Lumber Co.
Service was held in the Marshall (Herring) chapel with the Rev. Edward Wagner of Christ Lutheran Church officiating. Vault interment was in Mountain View Cemetery.
Joan E Kooreny (Stimmel)
September 02, 1940 2021-12-02 12:44:20DECEASED
Eugene L. Kukal
Karan (Bill) LaBadie
April 11, 1939 2012-07-12 01:27:52Deceased
Karan L. (Bill) LaBadie -- June 16 at his late residence, of College Place, aged 17 years. Son of Mrs. Charlea Nelson of Pasco; brother of DaVerle LaBadie and Lourine LaBadie, both of Walla Walla; nephew of Cyril LaBadie of Seaside, Ore.
Born April 11, 1939 in Washington. Private funeral services were held at the DeWitt Chapel with Interment in Mountain View cemetery. Elder, C.C. Rouse officiating.
(obit dated 18 June, 1956)
Elaine Lacey (Wadsworth)