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Harlem Halo Aliitama Anderson
Harlem Anderson died April 7. He was 3.
He touched many people during his brief life, his family said. His days were full of exploring, coloring, snuggling and splashing in puddles. His happiness and love were apparent to all who knew him.
Survivors include his mother, Alexandra Anderson; grandmothers Lisa and Heather Curulla; grandfather Ethan Treber; grandparents Kim and Steve Sweet; aunt Mackenzie Treber and uncle Jackson Anderson.
A memorial service will be held April 21 at Calvary Cemetery.
Sister Elizabeth Ann Brennan, CSJP
Sister Elizabeth Ann Brennan, a Sister of St. Joseph of Peace, died April 6. She was 79.
Born in Milwaukee, Wis., she entered the novitiate of the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Dubuque, Iowa, in 1953 and professed perpetual vows in 1961. In 1990 she transferred to the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace in Bellevue.
She received a B.S. in chemistry, an M.A. in religious education and an M.A. in Christian spirituality. She served as an educator for 27 years and as a parish associate for 10 years in Illinois and Seattle. With the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace, she served as novice director and administrator.
She is survived by her brother, John Brennan; six nieces and nephews; and 19 grandnieces and -nephews.
A funeral Mass was celebrated April 11 at St. Mary-on-the-Lake in Bellevue.
Bertha Kolipano de Jesus
Bertha de Jesus died March 24. She was 74.
She was born in the Philippines and moved to Washington state 17 years ago. She received a Master’s of Divinity from Seattle University in 1999. She then worked as pastoral assistant at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Parish from 2000-2007. At her parish she was active bringing the Eucharist to the homebound, and she served at St. Joseph Hospital.
She is survived by her husband, Benny de Jesus; six sons; four daughters; 21 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A funeral Mass was celebrated March 27 at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church.
Andrew Joseph Douvier
Andrew Douvier, a member of St. Mary of the Valley Parish in Monroe, died March 25. He was 89.
He was born in Holdingford, Minn., and moved to Washington state as a young man. He worked at Leckenby Steel Company before retiring in 1985. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and also enjoyed fishing, traveling and dancing.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha; son John; and great-grandsons Jordan and Levi.
Survivors include his sons Michael, Jim, Bill, Richard, Paul and Dan; daughters, Andrea, Betsy and Marikay; 26 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.
A funeral Mass was celebrated April 5 at St. Mary of the Valley Church.
Maria Manyari Medina
Maria Medina, a member of Holy Family Parish, died March 30. She was 91.
She was born in Peru and moved to Washington state 40 years ago. In 1978 she helped initiate the celebration of the Peruvian religious holiday Senor de los Milagros (Our Lord of Miracles). She also founded Club Peru which brought solidarity among Peruvians in the area. She was an artist, poet, seamstress and craftswoman.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Filiberto Medina.
Survivors include her sons, Filiberto Jr., Luis and Manuel; daughters, Blanca Rioja, Gladys Diaz, Isabel Simpson, Mabel Manyari, Carmela Paul, Maritza Sprague, Haydee Ruiz and Ines Medina and Irma Galloso; 39 grandchildren and 42 great-grandchildren.
A funeral Mass was celebrated April 4 at Holy Family Church.
April 17, 2014