Donald Wayne Coccellato
October 10, 1946 – April 2, 2018
My sweetheart Don, passed away suddenly Monday evening, the 2nd of April. I was following him and watched as he had an apparent heart attack in the vehicle in front of me. He was my first boyfriend in high school, though we were separated for 50 years, until we reunited in 2015. I was so blessed to have this gentle giant of a man in my life for nearly 3 years.
We grew up in the Bay Area of California, but circumstances separated us at the tender age of 17. Don went on to serve in the Air Force in Vietnam, then went on to open several businesses of his own through the years. He had 2 natural children in the 60’s and adopted 3 children in the early 1990’s. You see he adopted his (then) wife’s grandchildren so they would not become wards of the court, and raised them into their mid to late 20’s. As he would say, the information highway put us in touch through a website called Classmates.com. We both ended long and tired marriages to venture into a life of our own bringing full circle our journey together here on this earth. He traveled out from back east and we were married in June of 2016.
He is survived by his brothers Rick, Mitch & Barry Coccellato, his birth children, Donald (Cannon) Coccellato, Lisa Marie Rivera, his birth granddaughter Destiny Rivera, step son Bryan Prince, and Bryan’s son Hartley Prince, adopted children Brandon Green (Coccellato), Brandi Coccellato, Brittani Scott, and Brittani’s children Kylie & Aiden Scott, and the Martin family in Oregon, whom he adopted years ago. :) He is also survived by me, his wife, Terrie Forcier-Schmitt.
A military service is scheduled for May 30, 2 p.m. at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA.
This man’s presence will be dearly missed as he left imprints on all of our hearts and in our lives, for which we will never be the same…
Jane Lind Trombley
July 11, 1955 – March 30, 2018
Jane Lind Trombley, 62, of Republic, WA, passed away suddenly on March 30, 2018. Jane was born July 11, 1955 to Shirley and Tom Trombley. She married Steven Leuze on October 25, 2002. Jane lived most of her life in the Monroe area. She graduated from Monroe High School in 1973 and went on to Fashion Merchandising School in Boise, ID.
Jane loved to read, listen to music, and attend plays. She was very creative and artistic. She enjoyed crafting and beadwork. She was happiest traveling, spending time with family and special girlfriends, and spoiling her beloved grandchildren.
Jane’s unique sense of humor and contagious laughter will be remembered and missed by all who loved her. She is regarded as the “Favorite Auntie” by her many nieces and nephews. She is especially cherished by her closest family members.
Jane is survived by her husband, Steven Leuze, his children: Brad (Amanda) Leuze and Leaha (Chris) Boser, and grandchildren, Reislyn, Isabelle, Cooper, Kallen, and Lennon; her beloved mother, Shirley, siblings, Steve (Terry), Suzanne (Bruce), John, Tim (Genny), Terri, Russ (Joy), Greg (Anita), and many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.
Jane’s Life Celebration will be held at Monroe Community Senior Center located at 276 Sky River Pkwy in Monroe on April 20 at 5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your favorite library or charity.
January 27, 1942 – March 25, 2018
Salle was surround by her family when she passed away on March 25th following a brief illness.
Salle was born January 27, 1942 in Fargo, North Dakota. She relocated to Snohomish in 1947 and was a long-time resident. Salle worked at Vic’s Market for 26 years before retiring.
Salle is survived by her 4 children Larry Kelly (Amy), Kathy Johnson (Kerry), Matt Jackman (Melissa) and Mark Jackman (Jami). Salle also leaves behind 8 grandchildren aging from 27 years old to 8 months old!
Celebration of life services will be held Saturday April 14, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Snohomish where she was a member for years. There will be a potluck immediately following. Please bring something to share,
Edward B. Wise, Jr.
October 27, 1930 – March 23, 2018
Edward B Wise Jr. passed away peacefully in his home on March 23rd, 2018 at the age of 87. He is survived by his loving wife Kay Wise, with whom he shared 55 wonderful years, his son Jay and wife Trudy, his daughter Cheri, son Jeff and wife Lynn and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents and his sisters Arlen and Margaret.
Ed was born in Sedro Woolley on October 27, 1930 to Edward and Dorothy (Walters) Wise. He attended Sedro Woolley High School and at the age of 16 started working at the Sedro Woolley Courier Times which he later owned. After graduating in 1948, Ed worked the tugboats that frequented the Skagit River and followed that work to Alaska where he worked on the pipelines.
In 1972 Ed moved to Snohomish where his experience at the Courier Times led him to become part owner of the Snohomish Tribune and Snohomish Publishing Co. He retired in 1996 as president of Snohomish Publishing Co.
Ed was a member of the Jaycees and the Lions Club and enjoyed participating in the many ways those clubs helped serve the community. In his spare time, he enjoyed sailing, skiing and vacationing with his wife Kay in Mexico and Costa Rica.
A celebration of life will be held on April 15, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 4th St, Snohomish. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Snohomish Senior Center or the Snohomish Lions Club.
Joann Mae (Matney) Meeds
March 17, 1935 – February 23, 2018
Joann Mae (Matney) Meeds passed away at home and surrounded by family on February 23, 2018.
An Irish gal, she was born on St. Patrick’s Day, 1935 to Earl and Marcie Matney in Prosser, Washington. She moved with her family to California as a young child and graduated Long Beach Polytechnic High School in 1953.
Joann, the sweet redhead Dave wished for, met David L. Meeds, a sailor on shore liberty, on a blind date in December 1954.
They married two years later and soon moved to the Monroe area, where they raised their five children.
Joann was a continually involved and impactful member of her community, volunteering with many local organizations and serving in numerous outreach activities through her church. A few of these were: starting a daycare program for the children of visitors to inmates at the Washington State Reformatory in the 1960’s, doing research and record-keeping for the Monroe Historical Society, fundraising for March of Dimes, working as a Voter Registrar and feeding and housing of homeless. Joann was a long-time creator of handmade quilts and a member of several local quilting groups who eventually hosted a group in her own home. She worked as a substitute paraeducator for the Monroe School District before she and Dave retired.
Joann was a loving, kind, caring, supportive, devoted mother and grandmother, a faithful, steadfast wife, and a gracious lady who was a true friend to many. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Dave, her sister Carolynn Cooper, children Denise (Bryon) Hollenbeck, Scott Meeds, Nola (Clemance) Miller, Shannon Muse and Russell (Casey) Meeds, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A celebration of her life will be held at the Monroe Congregational Church, 301 South Lewis Street in Monroe at 1 p.m. on April 28, 2018. Joann loved flowers and plants so please feel free to plant something in her memory; donations may also be made to the Women’s Fellowship of the Congregational Church or to Planned Parenthood.
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