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James Allan Pulliam
Sept. 20, 1955-Mar. 14, 2014

James Allan Pulliam, 58, died on March 14, 2014 in Tulalip, Washington from injuries sustained in a workplace accident.
A memorial service to celebrate Jim's life will be held May 2 at 2 p.m. at the Snohomish United Methodist Church, 2400 Lake Ave. in Snohomish.

Homer Flickinger
October 30, 1918-March 25, 2014

On Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Homer Flickinger who had lived for more than 65 years in Monroe, WA, changed residence to the presence of our Lord, the Creator of the universe. He was born October 30, 1918 as the oldest offspring of Amos and Ida Flickinger of Pretty Prairie, KS. He was preceded in death by his parents, and also by siblings Mildred (Pretty Prairie, KS), Elmer (Pretty Prairie, KS) and Virgil (Inman, KS). He leaves behind siblings Melvin (Pretty Prairie, KS), Calvin (Glendale, AZ), Mary Ann Bonebrake (Topeka, KS), Chester (Denver, CO) and Theodore (Hutchinson, KS).
Also remaining are his wife of 63 years, Beatrice (Senner) Flickinger (whom he loved very much!), his sons Wayne (Cindy) and Dale (Jeanette) of Monroe, Barry (Audrey) of Snohomish and daughter Donna (Al) Fadenrecht of Everett. On that date he had 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren along with many nephews and nieces and their descendants.
After moving to Washington in 1946, Homer lived part of the first 3 years with relatives in Monroe and also in Everett, WA at the YMCA and began working at the Weyerhaeuser Lumber Company in Everett. In 1949 he moved to Monroe permanently. He retired 34 years later from that same company. He faithfully served as a member of Monroe Community Chapel (previously First Mennonite Church) for all the years he lived in Monroe. He was a devoted mission’s supporter and enjoyed studying the Bible, reading, golfing and family game times. A brief graveside service for family and friends is scheduled for 2:00pm Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at the IOOF Cemetery in Monroe. A memorial service followed by a fellowship/refreshment time is planned for 3:00pm Friday, April 4, 2014 at Snohomish Community Church, 13622 Dubuque Rd, Snohomish, WA 98290.
A Homer Flickinger Memorial Mission Fund has been set up at Columbia Bank, Monroe, WA (Routing# 125108272, Acct# 1101896502), for anyone interested in contributing to some of the missionaries and missions projects Homer had faithfully supported for many years.
For further information please contact: Purdy & Kerr Funeral Home, 360-794-7094,

shirleyShirley Rae Curtis
January 10, 1924
- March 26, 2014

Shirley Rae Curtis, 90, peacefully passed away with her husband and family by her side on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 in Monroe, Wash.
Shirley was born on January 10, 1924 in Flandreau, South Dakota to Clarence and Ina Peterson. In 1944 she married Alanson Kidder Curtis Jr. This June they would have celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. Shirley and Alan had three sons; Lanny Curtis (passed away 1988) Ann Sorenson, Don Sward (Gerry), and Greg Curtis (Cathy); many grandchildren and great grandchildren, Wendi Warren(Dan, Sawyer, B.T.), Troy Curtis (Janelle, Tyler, Tanner, Emily), Angie Clark (Chip, Sammie, Alex, Adrian), Tiffany Proctor (Chad, Kennady), Cameron Keefe (Becky, Olivia, Sofia), Marcie Faaborg (Jason, Chelsea, Jake, Anna), Tim Curtis (Sam), Ben Curtis (Kris, Rain, Cassie).
Shirley retired from her teaching career at Machias Elementary in 1979 and spent her retirement years being very active in the Snohomish and Sultan communities and churches, traveling as snowbirds, and in her later years active in the Monroe Merrill Gardens community. Memorial arrangements are being coordinated by Purdy& Kerr with Dawson of Monroe Washington.
Special thanks to Regency Care Center of Monroe and to Dr. Mark Raney for the wonderfully tender care they provided to our Gram.
Memorial Services will be held at the Sultan First Baptist Church 315 8th Street Sultan, WA 98294 on Saturday April 5, 2014 at 1 p.m.
‘My Legacy’
Told by Shirley to great granddaughter Chelsea Adams on June 28, 2007
When I die, give what is left to the children.
If you need to cry, cry for the brother who is walking beside you.
Put your arms around anyone, and give them what you need to give to me.
I want to leave you with something, something better than words or sounds.
Look for me in the people I have known and loved, and if you cannot live without me, then let me live on in your eyes, your mind, and your acts of kindness.
Love does not die, people do.
So when all that is left of me is love, give me away.

hoffmanNancy Hoffman
July 29, 1933 - March 22, 2014

Nancy Hoffman, born July 29, 1933, passed away March 22, 2014. She died peacefully at home surrounded by family.
Nancy was born at the Snohomish Hospital and graduated from Snohomish High School. Once a Panther, always a Panther! Every year she enjoyed watching the serpentine parade as they marched by her house. She was an active member of the community, participating in Community Kitchen, The Grange, the local chapter of PEO and she was a deacon at her church.
Nancy loved to hike and hiked many of the trails in Washington (some multiple times)! She was an avid reader ever since she was a child. She never outgrew a good book. She also loved spending time out in her yard gardening. She would sit outside weeding and would strike up a conversation with anyone who walked by.
She believed in helping others and donated to many charities. Nancy donated to the Children’s Fund; last year she had three children and she would share the letters with her family. She was extremely passionate about education for women and because of this was actively involved in P.E.O. In honor of this passion the family is asking in lieu of flowers for money to be donated to
There will be a celebration of life at First Presbyterian on April 6 at 2 p.m. If you would like to share a memory or thoughts for the family please bring a printed copy of the story because the family will be assembling a book filled with stories about her. Nancy’s compassionate soul will be missed by all.
The family would like to thank all who wrote, brought flowers, brought meals and supported us during this time.




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