Helen M. Farrar died Dec. 14, 2008, at the age of 81.
She was born Feb. 3, 1927, in Naches, Wash. She worked in sales most of her life, but her final occupation was as an administrator for Social Security. She loved to dance, make quilts and laugh.
She is survived by sons John Farrar and wife Leanne of Sumner, Gary Farrar of Costa Rica and Neil Farrar and wife Leslie of Everett, Wash.; daughters Mary Benson and husband Vern of Bellingham, Wash., and Donna Goebel of Bonney Lake; 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Harold in May 1990, daughter Nancy Mattice in January 2005, grandson Stacey Mattice and two brothers.
A graveside service took place Friday, Dec. 19, at Buckley City Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Weeks’ Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to: A.D. Alzheimer’s Association, 12721 30th Ave. N.E. No. 101, Seattle, 98125.
All are invited to sign the online guest book at www.weeksfuneralhomes.com.
J. LYNN SOLBERG
Former Sumner resident J. Lynn Solberg, 66, of Elkview, W.V., died Nov. 21, 2008, at his residence.
He was a retired quality inspector with Rockwell Company where he worked on the space shuttle and airplanes.
He is survived by his wife Janice; sons Todd of Virginia, Michael of Elkview and Timothy, James and Eric, all of Washington state; daughters Kimberly Steffen and Jennifer Mai of Washington state; brothers Wayne and Ken of Washington state; and eight grandchildren.