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Downed Riders Notices


This page is intended to provide information on any rider in
 Washington State who has lost their life.
as a result of an injury or an illness.
 "May God Bless them all!"  

We all face the same dangers every day as we try to live & survive in this world.
To add a name to the list, send email to Dragoni@BikerFriendlyBar.com
 


 

Mic Cain "Leprechaun"

Given to us: December 22, 1954
Scottsbluff, Nebraska

 

Intrigued into mischief by the twinkle in his eye…
Or pushed by his example to just
“give it one more try”,
Tickled into laughter by some
Blarney that he’d spun…
Delightedly we joined in any song
that he’d begun.
Swept away by romance at a
thoughtful, loving word…
Believing in each other,
Forgiveness was ensured.
Inspired into Brotherhood
through hugs, good fun and cheer…
The world was a better place because:
 The Leprechaun was here!

~ Laura Cain 2017

 

Abruptly Taken: June 21, 2017
Auburn, Washington

Celebration Of his Life:
July 22, 2017 – 200 p.m.
Buckley Eagles

Military Ceremony and Columbarium
Inurnment:
July 31,2017 - 2:30 p.m.
Tahoma National Cemetery
(Escort from Enumclaw: Patriot Guard Riders & EPCC ABATE)

 


JULY 31st. 2017

In loving memory of Mic Cain
Leprechaun!

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We ask you join us for Leprechauns last ride!
 To his final resting place at Tahoma National Cemetery.

* From the Yella Beak Saloon
Enumclaw, WA
KSU at 12:30pm.
* Service will begin at 2:30 pm.

* Straight group or individual ride to The Royal Bear,
 Where we're attempting to host a spaghetti dinner
 and silent auction.
 Benefits will go to his widow during this financial hardship.

(We're asking you please contact Noel Ortiz: 206-218-4812
 if there is anything you could assist with regarding
 spaghetti dinner and auction items.
 

 


 

Donald Leroy Ballard Jr. ( Grumpy)
1/25/1956 -12/14/2016 R.I.P. (GBNF)

 

ABATE of Washington
Spanaway Chapter Member

Don Leroy Ballard Jr.
(Grumpy)
 




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My good friend (Grumpy)

R.I.P. Don Ballard Jr.
(Grumpy) My Friend!

See you on the Other side!
Love Loyalty and Respect
Always: Dragoni of (BFB)
With all your Brothers and
Sisters of the hi-way of life. 

Don Ballard would say going for the ride,
 or seeing a bunch of old fart's riding Harley's.
 We always have a good time.

(Grumpy) is gone, but never forgotten!
 

 


 

Oct. 24th. 2015

Memorial for Irish McKinney

PLEASE POST YOUR STORIES AND MEMORIES OF IRISH

Circle the date on you calendar!
 
The Memorial for Irish McKinney will be on October 24th, 2015.
 Details are being worked out (this includes the actual start time)
 and will be released as soon as they are available
. One thing is for certain, this event on October 24th
 is going to be a very large turnout.

Irish was known far and wide in the motorcycle community,
 his work with State legislators, his involvement with NCOM,
 in the Seattle music community, tax community,
 through his involvement with charity benefits, and his family.
 The memorial is being planned to capture
 as much of the flavor of his life as possible.
 The memorial will take place at a series of locations in order to fulfill his wishes.

Please mark your calendars,
 and help spread the word. Invite any and all that might like to attend.

Feel free to click on 'invite' and send this out to your friends.

https://www.facebook.com/events/534786390021013/


 

This is Dragoni:

Just wanted to let you know Sharon Shaffer
 passed away this past Wednesday
 from Heart And liver complications.

I am posting the details
 Maybe some of us can make it to the service..

She was a Spanaway Chapter member in good standing.

 RIP Sharon Shaffer

The services will be at the:
Edline-Yahn Covington Funeral Chapel in Kent,

Address: 27221 156th Ave SE
Kent, WA

Date Time: on Sat 4/25/2015 at 2pm.

There will be a reception following. .

I plan to be there on my bike.

Dragoni



04-2015


Sharon Shaffer

R.I.P. Sharon
See you on the Other side!
Love Loyalty and Respect
Always: Dragoni of (BFB)

Sharon Laverne Shaffer
(January 30, 1964 - April 15, 2015)

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 Sharon Laverne (Darnell) Shaffer, 51, of Lakewood, Washington,
 passed away at St. Clare Hospital attended by her sister, Marie
 on April 15, 2015 at 2:30am (always the night owl).
 Sharon was born to Margaret Frances O’Leary and Frank Jesse Darnell
 (who preceded her in death) on January 30, 1964 in Augsburg, Germany.
 Her father was in the Army, so Sharon lived in many locations,
 including Oklahoma, Texas, Pennsylvania, finally settling in Washington State.
 She went to school first in Edmonds, WA and then moved to Sumner, WA,
 graduating from Sumner Sr. High School. She also attended Pierce College
 and later in life, Clover Park Vocational School. She worked initially as
 an Administrative Assistant and then was a Homemaker.

Sharon had many passions, including: music, drawing, painting, gardening, camping and reading. She loved science fiction and fantasy movies and books.
 Some of her happiest times were living out the fantasy through participation in SCA activities. Sharon also loved to cook and was and excellent baker.
She would frequently make meals or bake items to share with friends and family.
 One of her most recent passions was motorcycles. She didn’t have one of her own, but she loved to ride and was a member of the Spanaway Abate Chapter. Most of all Sharon loved her family, her son, her friends and her cat.

Sharon is survived by her son, Iain LeBlanc of Spanaway, WA; her sister, Marie Olson of Auburn, WA; her brothers Larry Darnell of White City, Or and Paul
 Darnell of Gansevoort, NY; as well as many Aunts, cousins,
 one Uncle and her cat, Bastet.

Her family is deeply saddened by her death.
 There will be a Memorial Service this Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 2pm
 at the
Edline-Yahn Covington Funeral Chapel
27221 156th Ave SE in Kent, WA.

 


Jesse M. Crayne, 64, of Kelso, WA

 Passed away June 14, 2013, at home surrounded by his family.


He was born Sept. 19, 1948, in Longview, to Jesse Merton and Edith Merle (Morgan) Crayne.
 His family’s roots were in Wyoming and they moved back and forth from Washington to
 Wyoming. Jesse spent his teen years in Wyoming, graduating from Sheridan High School,
 in Sheridan, Wyoming in 1966. He then attended a trade school to become a certified welder.
 

Jesse worked in the welding industry for a number of years and was a member of the
 Boilermakers Union. He was a project manager for SAFE, Inc.,
 before serving as an operations manager for a local manufacturing company.

 Jesse was an avid hunter and enjoyed four-wheel drive racing, truck- and tractor-pulling and
 motorcycles. He was past race chairman of the Pacific Northwest Motorcycle Riders and a past
 member of Cowlitz County ABATE. In his younger years he coached girls Fastpitch.
 He was also a member of the Columbia Heights Baptist Church.

 Jesse was outgoing and enjoyed life. His family meant the world to him.
 As a foster parent, Jesse was a father figure to many girls.

 

  He is survived by:
 his wife of 44 years, Carol; two daughters, Sarah Minyard and Becky Schafer (Garrett),
 both of Kelso; two sisters, Tina Cummins (Charles) of Portland and Nola Wills
 (Bob) of Longview; four foster daughters, Morgan Todd and Kara Quaschnick, both of Kelso,
 Courtney Delsa in Florida and Asalie Groff in Virginia; a granddaughter, Kenzie Minyard of
 Kelso; three grandsons, Eli Schafer, Larz Schafer and Jamison Todd, all of Kelso and Nathaniel
 Hollingsworth in Virginia; a niece, Sasha Shadiow of Portland; a nephew, Jesse Shadiow of
 Portland; and a great-nephew, Tyler Shadiow of Portland.

 Jesse was preceded in death:
 By two brothers, Neale and Frank Crayne;
 His sister, Dorothy Baker; and a daughter, Rachel Crayne.

 

A celebration of Jesse’s life is planned for 2 p.m. Sunday
 at Columbia Heights Baptist Church,
 3136 Columbia Heights Road, Longview, WA
 Potluck afterward (He loved food).

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Columbia Funeral Service.


Friday June 28th. 2013

Funeral and Celebration of life for:

"
RHINO"
Michael R. Rhinevault

Please Join us in honoring and celebrating his life!
 

Bike escort Leaving from:
 J&S Tavern 13004 SE Kent Kangley Rd. Kent, WA 253-638-8258 at Noon.
Ride to Tahoma National Cemetery for an Honors burial.

Then escorted immediately to:
 Sonny Haubners residence 37014 316th. Ave. SE Enumclaw, WA
(1 Mile East of
City Hall Saloon) to Celebrate his Life for a:
"A RIDE-ON-RHINO SEND-OFF!!!"

BYOB-Potluck-music-memories. No Kids/No Dogs, 2 1/2 acres to camp.
We will party all weekend. You're welcome to set up prior to the event.

For camping details contact:
 Sonny VIA FACEBOOK or Phone:
513-807-7137

Event PDF Flier: Click Here

 

 


 April 2013
 Don
"Cowboy" C'uda


 
A long time EPCC ABATE member
 
and a VERY close friend of so many has passed away.

Don, Served Term as:
ABATE of Washington
 Public Relations Officer

ABATE of Washington
 East Pierce County Chapter Member

  RIP  "Cowboy" I will See you on the other side Brother!
You will be missed by us all.


He always treated people with respect!  Dragoni of (BFB) L.L.&R.


06-01-2013 Celebration of Life Ride


ABATE of Washington

 EPCC Member and Former State P.R. Officer

Don “Cowboy” C'uda

 

Come and join us for a ride to celebrate the life of one of our own
Don "Cowboy" C'uda.

 We will meet at the Eagles Club in Buckley, WA
29021 State Hwy. 410 East
Buckley, WA 98321

Update: There is No Breakfast at the Buckley Eagles That Saturday Morning,
 Maybe some coffee! Some of EPCC is meeting at the Iron Horse Casino in Auburn, WA for Breakfast and then riding to meet up at the Buckley Eagles Saturday Morning for the Memorial Ride and Celebration of Life for Don “Cowboy” C'uda

 

Doors open at 9:00am
Kick Stands Up at 11am.

A Nice Country Ride to his Brothers place in Roy, WA
31026 Schudy Rd. South
Roy, WA
 

BBQ Visiting
 To share stories and good times!

 This is NOT a poker run, patches are being made,
 and we are accepting donations for the family.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME
THIS IS A KID FRIENDLY EVENT!

 

 For Info Contact
 Carl “red” Evanson
253-341-5776
 
Noel Ortiz 206-218-4812

 

MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013 AT 10:15 AM

SERVICES FOR RUFUS (
NEAL) PARRETT
RETIRED AIR FORCE MAJOR

ABATE Of Washington
 
Tacoma Chapter Member
 

TAHOMA NATIONAL CEMETERY
  18600 SE 240
TH
ST. KENT, WA  98042

  YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN
 THE FAMILY FOR FELLOWSHIP
 AND LUNCH AFTER THE SERVICES

*****PLEASE NO ALCOHOL*****

 If you would like to bring a potluck dish please call

Traci - 253-335-2981 or David - 509-306-9729

 PEGGY and JASON
25734 135th Ave. SE
Kent, WA  98042

 


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Leland Kelly "CRASH"
Always hard at work Selling ABATE Products!

I gave him the nick name "Mule"!
He was always packing around ABATE  of WA Products.

Dragoni of (BFB) R.I.P.

 ABATE of Washington E.P.C.C.

 Leland Kelly passed away today 12-31-2012
 at approx 2:30 am from Pneumonia and Complications

RIP "CRASH"

He was a past ABATE Of Washington Chapter Coordinator and
He worked with: ABATE State Products Roxy Kelly, for years.
 He was a good man, who did many positive things for us in the bike community.
 His presence will be missed, both by his family, and his bike family, as well.

  RIP  "Mule" I will See you on the other side Brother!
You will be missed by us all.


He always treated people with respect!  Dragoni of (BFB) L.L.&R.

Leyland Kelly
 the husband of our longtime State Products person Roxy Kelly
has passed away and she is not in the best financial position right now.

 Ranger Rick from the Christian Crusaders
 has offered to take care of taking donations and getting them to Roxy.
 Please make a donation to help one of our own out by
 sending a check or money order to:

 Rick Sanders 68 State Park RD. Republic WA. 99166

Friday April 12th, 2013

LELAND KELLY “CRASH”
Memorial
 

Starts @ Eagle Leather in Lakewood, WA
Eagle Leather, 10:AM
Services will be at: Mt Tahoma Cemetery:

Tahoma National Cemetery
18600 Southeast 240th Street
Kent, WA 98042- 4868

 



 

Saturday Oct. 29th. 2011
 2:00pm to 5:00pm

"Amigo Top Hat Memorial Ride!"

Staging at: Uncle Sam's
American Bar & Grill
16003 Pacific Ave. S
Spanaway, WA  98387  253-507-7808

Services at the: Church of all Nations
 111-112th St east. Tacoma, WA


Amigo Top Hat
When Life was Good!

 

   

 

Oct. 8th. 2011

 My dear friend LeiLani Lanning lost her several year battle with cancer on Oct. 8th.
 Her chemo weakened immune system could not handle the pneumonia which finally took her.

"See you on the other side my friend!"  Dragoni of (BFB) L.L.&R. Always

 


Chris Dulas

 ABATE of Washington Mason County Chapter

Chris Dulas passed away today 09-13-2011 at approx 3:50 pm from cancer!

RIP Chris Dulas ~
 He was a good man, who did many positive things for us in the bike community.
 His presence will be missed, both by his family, and his bike family, as well. ~ Kim Adair

 


Spring Opener Friday Night

  RIP  I will See you on the other side Brother!
You will be missed by us all.

Chris Dulas was a great guy & my friend,
He was very active in promoting & Fighting for our Motorcycle rights & freedoms. 
He always treated people with respect!  Dragoni of (BFB) L.L.&R.

Memorial Event PDF Click Here

Chris Dulas Celebration of Life By: Dragoni Click Here

 




 "
Big Rick" Kelly, AMERICAN STEEL MC

Long time Brother with AMERICAN STEEL MC
Passed Away on Sunday March 6th. 2011
 
AMERICAN STEEL MC
Has a special Memorial Benefit for the "
Big Rick" Kelly
Friday March 11th. 2011 from 6pm to 8pm
@
The
Roy Tavern 106 McNaughton St N
Roy, WA 98580 (253) 843-2680

Donation at the door to help his the Family!

There is another benefit for the Family
 Saturday March 12th. 2011 from: 2pm to 1:30am

Kamel Toe Bar & Grill  14422 Pacific Ave S.
   Parkland, WA Call:  (253) 536-1533
 

Live Music By: Version 2  9:00pm to 1:30am

$5.00 at the door
All door proceeds for Saturday Night go to the Family!

 More info coming soon.
Dragoni of (BFB) L.L.&R. Always
 

"Big Rick" Kelly

Event Flier: Click Here



 

Steven Bird, Better known as "BIRD"

"Bird" was in a Fatal Motorcycle Accident
 on Sunday Aug.15th 2010, on the Mt. Rainier Hwy.
 A Wake will be held at 1:00pm on Sat.21st 2010
Location: VFW Hall 3510 McKinley Ave. Tacoma, WA.

 This will be a Potluck Wake!

 The Funeral will be held at 11:00pm on Monday August 23rd.
  Location: Fir lane Funeral Home,
 924 176th St. E. Spanaway WA.

Questions Call:
 Windy Blum 253-370-0705 or Jerry Gilman 253-640-0993

BIRD Loved his Bike! as you can see.
He was very active in ABATE of WA events.

To see more pictures Of "BIRD" And His Bike Click Here!

 RIP  Brother See you on the other side!
You will missed by us all.

Steve Bird "BIRD" was a great guy & my friend.
 He always treated people with respect!  Dragoni L.L.&R.

 

 


Jim Adams

 ABATE of Washington SKCC
Member # 19163

Jim Adams passed away Friday, May 14, 2010
after returning to his home from a beautiful ride
 with some of his friends. 

The services will be held this Friday, May 21st
 at the:
Oregon Trail Church of God
 23057 Old Highway 30, Caldwell ID 83607
 at 12 noon.  Doors will be open at the Church at 11 am.

  We will have a memorial procession/ride to the Dry Creek Cemetery
 Veterans section from the Church.  This is located on State Hwy 55
 just passed Hill Road on the right (going north).
 The ceremony at the Veterans cemetery is at 2pm.
 After the services, there will be a reception/potluck at the:
 VFW Post 63, 3308 W Chinden Blvd. Garden City ID 83714, at 4pm.

Everyone is invited!

 Jim and his wife Bree are the owners of “Cruisin Biker Wear
 Many of you will remember him from the demonstration of the
 “Vib Rider” Motorcycle Seat Accessory!"

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Jim Adams at Spring Opener 2009 Goldendale, WA
 
 They have been a vendor at several Spring Openers

Jim had been very active in “ABATE of Washington SKCC.” 

 Jim Adams was also the Coordinator of the one year old
 “ABATE of Southern Idaho”.

 He was very active in promoting Motorcycle rights.

 Cards and letters can be sent to:

 19567 Sandy Beach Ct
Wilder, Id. 83676

RIP  Brother See you on the other side!
You will missed by us all.

Jim Adams was a great guy & my friend, He always treated
people with respect!  Dragoni L.L.&R.
Don't let them be forgotten!

 



Kenneth C. White
ABATE OF WASHINGTON
( INDEPENDENCE CHAPTER MEMBER )

Kenneth Charles White, 52, of Zillah died Thursday 4/15/2010.

 Kenneth C. White was born in Toppenish.
 He was the head groundskeeper for the Zillah School District.

Survivors include his fiancée, Jackie Scott of Yakima;
 a son, Brian White of Yakima; a daughter, Maelene White of Yakima;
 his mother, Ada White of Zillah;
 and his brother, Calvin White of Yakima.

The funeral was at 10 a.m. 04-22-2010 at the Zillah Church of the Nazarene. Arrangements were by Valley Hills Funeral Home of Zillah.

RIP  Brother See you on the other side!
 



George B. Iness Jr.
ABATE OF WASHINGTON
C.W.C. Memeber #16899
From: Wapato, WA

Passed away 04/16/2010 in his sleep!

See You On The Other Side Brother!
 


James Suddoth "57 years old"
"Amigo A. J., State Ambassador"
from Kent, WA was killed late Saturday night 01/16/10 after he crashed
 on Highway 512  near South Hill Mall in Puyallup, WA
 and was then run over by three vehicles.

Amigo A.J., was riding his 2007 Harley-Davidson Road King
 East on Highway 512 near 104th Street East when he had to swerve
 around a piece of corrugated steel in his path
he then lost control and
 hit the cable barrier on the median.
  When he hit the barrier, he was thrown from his motorcycle.

A.J.'s  riding partner was waving his arms and trying to get the traffic to stop,
 maybe if the people in the cars had been paying more attention
 they could have avoided hitting him.

A.J., landed back on the highway, where he was struck by three vehicles.  Two of the vehicles, a 2003 Nissan Altima and a 2002 Chevy S-10 pickup, stopped after hitting him, but a third vechicle,
 described as a light-colored 4-door car, sped off.

Amigo A.J., died at the scene.  No one in the vehicles that stopped after hitting him were hurt.  WSP does not expect any charges to be filed.

Aj, was a Real Biker & a good personal friend.
 He was a Strong fighter for our motorcycle rights & freedoms.
What happened was very tragic. Aj will be missed by us all.
 He had always greeted me with a hand shake & a hug of respect.
  LLR,  Dragoni of (BFB) & QT Magazine NW


To see the 02/06/10 Memorial Ride & Service Click the Button Below!

CyberMemorials.net

Amigo AJ is CPS 0000008 on the page!
 

 More Information Call:
Beer Man @ 253-332-1108 Or 253-507-7808

Posted By: Dragoni

 


Special posting for the 4 Slain Lakewood, WA Police Officers

The Lakewood officers were killed by a lone gunman Nov. 29 before the start
 of their shift. Authorities say Maurice Clemmons singled them out and spared employees and other customers at the coffee shop in Parkland,
 a Tacoma suburb about 35 miles south of Seattle.

Floral arrangements lined the stage at the sports arena, as well as two motorcycles,
 a drum set and a NASCAR race car. Griswold and Owens both loved motorcycles,
 Owens & Richards played the drums, and Renninger was a big NASCAR fan.


Greg Richards, Playing Drums with the Band "Show of Hands"
at The Riverside Pub in Sumner, WA  09-18-2009

 


George Congdon

George was a long time member of the Buckley Eagles Club Aerie # 1387

He had been confined to a wheel chair for a lot years.
 George always collected the money for breakfast
 on Sunday mornings at the the Buckley Eagles.

He was a good man & a military veteran. His family could use our help!

I will miss seeing you at the door brother!

Until we meet again your friend: Dragoni

DONATIONS FOR HIS FAMILY

The George Congdon Memorial Fund
C/O of Buckley Eagles

Any Branch: COLUMBIA BANK

 

 

 



Type of Accident: Fatal Motorcycle Crash
Accident Date: 10-07-09

 Rider Name: Alan Gene Gelvin

Riders Info: Seattle Cossacks Motorcycle Team

Alan Gene Gelvin

Alan Gene GELVIN May 10, 1954 ~ October 7, 2009
 Alan was born in Meadville, PA and moved as a child to Castle Rock, CO. He joined the Air Force as a young man and served in Vietnam. Alan was stationed in Blaine, WA where he met the love of his life, Patrice in 1973. They married in 1974 and moved to Seattle where he worked at Todd Shipyard.

He later purchased his father in-law Harry's company Westeel in 1982 with long-time friend Leonard McMillan. Alan loved his family most of all. He enjoyed spending time with his Grandson Spencer. He assisted other veterans in getting benefits. Alan was a 31 year member of the Seattle Cossacks Motorcycle Team. He enjoyed riding his Harley, hunting, the history channel, and a good joke.

Alan passed away on a sunny day riding his Harley on the Oregon coast. He is preceded in death by his daughter Kenzie. He is survived by his wife Patrice; daughter Shana (Josh Woodrome); grandson Spencer Alan; three brothers: Dennis (June), Brian (Phyllis), Victor (Linda); sister Cheryl Callahan, and numerous loving relatives and friends.

A celebration of his life will be held Sunday, October 18, at Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge Way SW, Seattle from 11am to 2:30pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Disabled American Veterans Fund, 915 2nd Ave, Room 1040, Seattle, WA 98174.

Motorcyclist killed in wreck
 south of Cannon Beach


CANNON BEACH - A Seattle, Wash., man died Wednesday afternoon when he lost control of his motorcycle and slid underneath a pickup traveling in the opposite direction on Highway 101 about one mile south of Cannon Beach.

Oregon State Police Sgt. Andrew Merila said Alan G. Gelvin, 55, was traveling south on his Harley Davidson motorcycle on U.S. Highway 101 about 3:20 p.m. when he lost control on a sharp right curve. The motorcycle slid into the northbound lane and went underneath an oncoming 2000 Toyota Tacoma pickup.

The pickup driver, Edward Jones, 62, of Scappoose, tried to steer to the right to avoid the motorcycle, but was unable to do so, Merila said. The pickup came to a stop straddling the fog line along the northbound shoulder.

Gelvin, who was wearing a protective helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Jones and his wife, Carol Jones, 59, were transported by ambulance to Providence Seaside Hospital to be evaluated for possible injuries.

OSP troopers from the Astoria Area Command office are continuing the investigation. Personnel from the Cannon Beach Police Department, Cannon Beach Fire Department and the Oregon Department of Transportation assisted at the scene. The Clatsop County medical examiner also responded. The highway was closed until 5:40 p.m. during the investigation.
 

Posted By: Dragoni  10/19/09




Type of Accident: Fatal Motorcycle Crash
Accident Date: 9-26-09
Accident location:
near Tenino,WA

 Riders Name: ART WALDON

ART WALDON

Art Waldon was a charter member of
 ABATE OF Washington Lewis County Chapter,
 and friend to whomever he met along the road.
 He went down on September 26
th riding with long
time friends near Tenino and passed away
from his injuries the next day.

 He will be remembered for his sense of humor and
mission in life to make others laugh.

 


 

 



Rob Belts

10/4/62 - 09/22/09
 

 Rob "IM ROB" Belts rode home on September 22nd 2009 to be with our Heavenly Father,
 his loving family near his side.
Robert Paul Belts was born October 4th, 1962 in Eugene, Oregon to Dr. & Mrs. Richard Belts. Since Dr. Belts was in the Army Medical Corps, Rob and his family moved several times before settling in Steilacoom, Washington where Rob graduated from Lakes High School in 1980.

He battled as a valiant warrior against lung cancer, never giving up. Rob is survived by his wife Robin, both parents, Dick and Leah Belts of Steilacoom, WA, grandmother Iris Purvis of Oregon, sister Laura DeCaterina (Peter), two sons, Ryan and Corbin, stepdaughter Alexis, niece Anna.

Rob had several jobs as a young person and it wasn't until he started working for the local Harley-Davidson shop where he really found his niche. He was able to combine his creative interests, technical abilities and affable people skills.  Rob had a multitude of life-long customers & friends during his tenure with Harley- Davidson where he worked in many departments, the latest as Sales Manager at Destination Harley-Davidson in Fife, WA.

He carried a fierce loyalty and dedication for both Harley motorcycles & the company where he worked for the past 20 years. Rob's passion for motorcycles began at an early age and only deepened through his final days where he dreamed of having tools in his hand, working on cycles; his most cherished task that he so enjoyed.

Rob loved to ride to his sister's restaurant in Puyallup and park his latest cycle on the sidewalk within view, friends in tow, to socialize, laugh and enjoy all things Harley, purple and family.
He appreciated anything purple; the color his grandmother adored and instilled in him at a very early age. Purple items were found, bought, given, shared & saved just because they were purple.

Rob n Robin enjoyed owning matching Concord Purple Harley's, riding side-by-side and with friends. Rob also had an affinity for the number 13, as his 'lucky number' he called it. Good things happen to me with that number he'd say and he was right.


 

After starting in the Parts and Accessories department Rob quickly became the department manager. After realizing there was a large Pre-Owned Harley-Davidson market and that Rob was the go-to-guy on Used bikes, Rob was made our Used Bike Manager. Next Rob was made our New Harley-Davidson Sale Manager. The numbers Rob put up on the Used and New side of the business have never been matched. Anyone who knows Rob knows that the secret to Rob's success was his personality and the way he treats people.
From Robin:
Friends, Last evening late, Rob received his purple angel wings ...
..In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Tacoma General Outpatient Cancer Center where we've received the best care and support, to the Outpatient IMROB Cancer Fund.  Funds are tax-deductible and 100% go directly to compassionate care needs for current patient needs.
 
As always, thank you!
 
MCHF - TG
Out-patient IMROB Cancer Fund
PO Box 5296
Tacoma, WA  98415-0296

We miss you Rob. 

Please join Destination Harley-Davidson in celebrating Rob's life.
Further details will be forthcoming.
 Tribute Gallery
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be,
 so he put his arms around you and whispered "Come with me"

With tearful eyes we watched you and saw you fade away,
 Although we loved you dearly, We could not make you stay.

A golden heart stopped beating, you are now at peaceful rest,
 God broke our hearts to prove to us, he only takes the Best!

We will miss you Rob! Rest in Peace Brother.

 


 
Robins Bible Verse:
Psalms 55:22
Cast your cares on the LORD
       and he will sustain you;
       he will never let the righteous fall.
 
Robs Mom - Bible Verse:
For I am the LORD, your God,
       who takes hold of your right hand
       and says to you, Do not fear;
       I will help you
 
Bible Verse
Psalm 116:15
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints
 


The most important thing in life ....
is to live your life for something
 more important
 than your life
We are all in the same boat in a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty.
The Lord will either calm your storm,
 or allow it to rage
While He calms you.

Mathew 11:28
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
 


 
In His Majesty's Service
Reverend Smitty
Peace

 

 

 


Warren Middleton 53 years old
 Died Aug 6th. 2009
He was killed Thursday when his Motorcycle
 collided with a minivan near the Edmonds ferry terminal.


Picture Courtesy of KomoNews.com

Edmonds police Sgt. Don Anderson said the 53-year-old
 Port Orchard man died at the scene,
 but the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Warren Middleton, Lived in Port Orchard

He was a regular customer at the
 Manchester Pub & Bethel Tavern in Port Orchard
Warren Rode a Harley

This From: duck956 a witness

I was riding right next to this guy when this collision occurred and saw it
 happen. I'd chatted with him at the Kingston ferry dock in the motorcycle area
 and he seemed like a decent guy. He was an experienced rider and was
 wearing a full-face helmet.

He and I were the first two bikes off of the ferry. I had the left lane, he had the
 right lane. He was not riding fast or recklessly. He was riding at about the same
 pace that I was. The light turned yellow, I decided to stop, he decided to go
 through. He easily and legally made it through the yellow light when the
 minivan pulled a left turn in front of him. He clearly had the right of way and the
 collision was not his fault.

My best guess is that he was distracted by watching the light and did not see
 the minivan pull in front of him, nor did the minivan appear to see him. If you're
 a rider then the lesson you can learn from this tragedy is not to get distracted
 watching the yellow light and to keep your guard up at all times.

The EMTs did not spend much time before covering him so I assume
 (hope) that he died on impact and did not suffer.
 

 
From: Warrens Niece, Warren; the driver of the motorcycle was my uncle.
 He was a great and ingenious man. I thank everyone who has given their condolences.
  
There will be a Wake at 3pm on August 15th at the High Tide Tavern in Port Orchard.
 if anyone knew him & wants to come you are very much welcome.
 This will also be my 21st birthday and I can't think of a better way to remember him
 than by spending time at his favorite hang out with his biker family.

 Any riders who wish to ride to the Wake in a group. Meet at the
 Poodle Dog parking lot in Fife, WA Saturday at 1pm.
Memorial Ride Pictures Click Here


More Info: Coming soon.  His good friend Sasha Lewis ask me to post all
This information on the Downed Riders Website.

 Posted by: Dragoni




Type of Accident: Fatal Motorcycle Crash
Accident Date: 7-13-09
Accident location: 4 Miles from HUNTER, WA

 Riders Names: Randy and Jodie Robinson

Riders Info: 410 Mysfitz FMC (Friend Motivated Club)

Jodi Robinson

We lost Jodi Robinson yesterday to a fatal motorcycle accident 4 miles from Hunter.
 There is a corner that is unmarked and sneaks up on a motorcycle. Word of mouth
 from the Trooper on scene is there have been at least five fatal accidents involving
 motorcycles.  Jodi was a member of the 410 Mysfitz FMC (Friend motivated Club),
 we got together for our love of motorcycles, off road camping and called ourselves
 the 410 Myzfitz cause "no one else wanted us and we are okay with that".
 

 Jodi's husband and chauffer is in Sacred Hearts Hospital in Critical condition, please
 say prayers, folks it does not look good and our heats are hurting right now. This is so
 recent that Jodi has not been claimed, we do not know where the bike is and all our
 efforts are with Randy who has severe head trauma, back injuries, no spinal cord
 injury (thank God), crushed ribs, broken collar bone, liver damage
 and needless to say he is in a coma.

Funeral information will be posted as that information becomes available.

With a heavy heart,

Teresa "T" Vineyard, Rat City Products

7/16: Update from:
 Teresa "T" Vineyard, Rat City Products
Life support was pulled from Randy yesterday, he passed at 11:24am.

Event: Services For Randy & Jodie Robinson
What: Ceremony
Host: In Loving memory of Randy and Jodie Robinson may they rest in peace
Start Time: Friday, July 24 at 2:00pm
End Time: Friday, July 24 at 4:00pm
Where: FourSquare Church Puyallup
 
To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:

http://www.facebook.com/n/?event.php&eid=233820570182&mid=c94674G54854e73G9733aeG7

Posted By: Dragoni 07/17/09




Charles "Wolfman" Darneille,

ABATE of WASHINGTON Tacoma Chapter member,
 was in ICU 04/26/09 in very serious condition at
Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, WA.

I am very sad to say he passed away
from his health complications on 04/29/09!

Wolfman will be missed by all his
 brothers & sisters of the Hiway.

 The funeral home is
TUELL-MCKEE 2215 6
TH AVE TACOMA WA 98403
THE VIEWING IS FROM 4:00-8:00PM THIS SUNDAY May 3rd. 2009

The Internment will be Monday May 11th leaving
 TUELL-MCKEE Funeral home 1:00 PM sharp for a procession
 to Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent Wa.

Wolfman will be buried with full Military Honors!

 

See you on the other side brother, Dragoni

EVENT PDF Flier Click Here





Riders Name:
Chris J. Walters

Type of Accident: Motorcycle Crash
Accident Date: 04/18/09
Accident location:  Tacoma Area

On Saturday 04/18/09 we were on a way home from riding and a u haul
 cut our friends off. One bike went to the right and Chris went to the left as
 this happened Chris's chopper clipped the u haul. And that sent him and the
 chopper flying. When Chris landed he was ran over by another car heading
 the other direction. The driver of the car left the scene.
 My husband and I, his wife Heidi, Larry, Cassidy and Rayna
 (we all ride together) were there in the last moments of Chris's life.


Memorial Ride For
Chris J. Walters

In Loving Memory Chris J. Walters
 January 16, 1980 – April 19, 2009
 
Ride will begin on Saturday May 30, 2009 at  10am.
 Please meet at Psycho Bros at 14806 Pacific
Avenue
 in Tacoma . Join family and friends to honor Chris’s life and
 ride to favorite spots in town.  All riders are asked to attend.
 Whether  you have a bike or a car, as Chris had a love for
 bikes and hot rods. Donations will be accepted at the ride or
 anytime at www.psychobros.com by PayPal. You
may also
 post any thoughts or prayers for Chris and his family.
 
    If you have any questions about this event please contact
 Larry Frye at www.psychobros.com or Amy
Cheney at:
 dbiker269@msn.com

EVENT PDF Flier Click Here





 Iron Workers M.C.

Riders Name: Layne "Hippie" Poston

Type of Accident: Motorcycle Crash
Accident Date: 02/22/09
Accident location: exit to hwy 169 off I 405 Renton, WA

  I regret to inform you that the Ironworker Motorcycle Club has lost another
 member due to a fatal motorcycle accident. Layne "Hippie" Poston died
 Sunday morning in an accident in Renton when he lost control of his bike on
 the exit to hwy 169 off I 405. As of yet I have no information on when or where
 services will held but will let you know as soon as possible. Could you please
 forward this to any other Clubs as I have very few e-mail addresses.

 Thank You Very Much:
 President: Iron Workers M.C.
 Ironworker "Dave" dap9815@comcast.net

 Update 02/26/09 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 Here is the info: on the memorial services.

 Viewing on Sunday March 1st 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

 Klontz Funeral Home

 410 Auburn Way North Auburn WA 98002



 Memorial Service on Monday March 2nd at 3:00 pm

 Tahoma National Cemetery

 18600 SE 240th St. Kent WA 98042
 

 Thank you for your support

 Ironworker Dave
 President IWMC

 Posted by: Dragoni


Ron Scott

Wednesday Oct. 8th. 2008

Ron Scott: Memorial
Co -Owner of the Wilkeson Saloon

Wilkeson Eagles Hall 2:00pm
Wilkeson, WA




 

Type of Accident: Motorcycle Crash
 Accident Date: 9-2-08
 Accident location: Sumner, WA
 

 Riders Name: Barry Miller 
 Riders Info: ABATE of WA
 East Pierce County Chapter Member
                            

 Barry Miller, was on his motorcycle yesterday afternoon while on way to
 Puyallup to visit friends when he lost control of his bike on Houston street.
 He was taken to Good Samaritan hospital where he was pronounced dead at 12:25PM.

 Information Submitted By: Glenn Miller
ABATE of WASHINGTON
East Pierce County Chapter member & His Father
Cell Phone:  253-686-8866

 Update 09/05/08 

I just talked to Glenn and Mary Miller and the memorial for Barry will be at the Methodist church
 in Sumner at 3:00 PM on Tuesday 9/9/08. The address is 901 Wood, Ave. Sumner, WA
 
They have requested as many bikes as possible be there because Barry loved to ride.
Glenn told me that it was a freak accident. Barry was turning down by the Old Cannery in Sumner
 and he apparently caught his running board on the lane divider bumps and he was thrown over
 his handle bars and broke his neck. He apparently died instantly.

Mary and Glenn have asked that a donation be made in Barry's name instead of flowers
 to the Nicholas and Barry Miller Memorial Fund at US Bank.
 
I asked them to come to the Swap Meet on Sunday and they will be there. They need big hugs
 from the "ABATE family" so everyone bring a full flask so we can make a toast and show our
 support for our family members. Please spread the work.
 
Submitted By:  Jeanne "Puddles" EPCC

 

 Posted By: Dragoni 09/03/08
 

 



 

We Lost a Very Special Member of ABATE of WA

Saturday 08/02/08 Bill Kost,

 Owner of Performance Grill in Auburn passed away.
  Bill was a strong supporter of ABATE, The Performance Grill is where South King County Chapter call's home.  SKCC would like all who can attend Bills Services to meet at the Performance Grill at 5:00 - 5:30 Thursday August 7th and ride together out to Maple Valley Presbyterian
Church for services at 6:30pm. 

"Give Support, Where Support is Given!"

    Dear Jerry,

    Thank you to all of you at SKCC Abate for your kind thoughts,
  for being with us at Bill Kost's memorial and for the beautiful spray of white flowers.
  I and my family are so very appreciative for your kindness. I would like to send a note of
  thanks to the SKCC Abate of Washington members. Can you give me an address to send it to.
  If you prefer, I can post something on your web site.

   Blessings, Vicki Kost, Bill's wife
 

 

 





Lee will be Missed by All

My Friend, Lee Scearcy
 

 Type of Accident: Motorcycle Crash
 Accident Date: 07/29/08
 Accident location: Montana
 

 Riders Name: Lee Scearcy 
 Riders Info: Past ABATE of WA Member & Strong Supporter of (BFB)
                            
" Owner of Sir C's Tavern in Tacoma, WA "

  Lee Scearcy, lost his life today near Billings Montana.
  He had a rear flat going about 70 mph.
  He died enroot to the hospital of severe head trauma.
  He will be flown home to his family we believe tomorrow,

 
His riding partner is finishing the trip without him,
  please pray for a safe journey home.

 This is a huge loss both personally and for the motorcycle community as a whole.

I will miss you brother, You were always my friend!

Dragoni of (BFB)


 
  The Services were held Monday, August 4, 2008 at 3:00pm
  in the Mountain View Valley Chapel, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, WA.
  I was told the count was over 500 people at the service.
  After the service it was back to Sir C's to say good by to our brother of the hwy.
 

   For More Info Call: Sir C's Tavern: 253/474-7919


Sir C  Riding & living his Dream!

  Lee Scearcy Sr., AKA: Sir C


 
Lee (Lannie) E Scearcy, Sr. 10/12/1949 - 7/29/2008 Lee (Lannie) Scearcy, Sr.,
 veteran, retired City of Tacoma Water Dept.
 and proud owner of Sir-C's Tavern in Tacoma, WA

"Coldest Beer in Town"

   Passed away unexpectedly on July 29th from a motorcycle accident.
 Lee, along with his dear friend Gary Rollings, achieved his longtime dream of riding his
 motorcycle to Washington, D.C. to pay his respects to the fallen soldiers at the Memorial
 Wall. Lee was preceded in death by his birth father, Vernon Nicolaysen, and his brother
 Jens. Survived by his wife Carol, son Robert (Melissa), daughter Deanna (Juan) and son
 Lannie Lee Jr., and wife Lindsey, grandchildren Paige, Saige, Robert Jr., Rubuen, Chase,
 Selena, Marisa and Malia, pets Cisco and Cinnamon, parents Everette and Betty, siblings
 Bernie, Leanna and Pat Darland, Clarissa and Steve Kloser, Matthew and Sherry, Jim and
 Felicia Nicolaysen, in-laws Sofia Ensoy, husband Leon (deceased), five brothers, two
 sisters, longtime friend Jerry Gilman and the Prodigies, along with numerous aunts,
 uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. He left us doing what he loved, riding his
 Harley. He also enjoyed his Friday morning ritual drinking coffee with his father, and
 visiting with his regulars at the Tavern. Life changes, people change, but one thing that
 will never change is our love for you. In our hearts and prayers forever.

  Article Published in the News Tribune (Tacoma) on 8/1/2008

 

  Posted By: Dragoni 07/29/08

 

 





Ronald "Ron" (Capt'n Ron) Seabury


Ronald "Ron" (Capt'n Ron) Seabury

  Ronald "Ron" (Capt'n Ron) Seabury, age 52, passed away Thursday, June 12, 2008
 in Seiad Valley, California on an annual ride to the Redwood Run.
 Ron was born March 19, 1956 in Mount Vernon, WA to Bob and Betty Seabury.
 
 He leaves behind his parents; his wife "baby doll", Audrey; three children, Jaron, Jalea, and Beau,
and their mother, Val; two grandchildren, Max and Samantha; brother, Rob; numerous other relatives and friends; and Otis his cat, and the late Norman.
 
 Ron, a proud Union Ironworker of 25 years, dearly loved his Northwest Steel Erection family where he was employed for the majority of his career. He had a great fondness for Jerry Smith
 who is a friend and owner of the company.
"Capt'n Ron" active in the biker community was a member of A.B.A.T.E. of Washington, NSCC Chapter. Aside from his children, Ron's most proud accomplishment was founding the Iron Workers Motorcycle Club, Local 86, where he served as the President. Bike runs were his passion.
 
 Ron was also a sports fanatic. He loved the game of baseball.
He coached his sons and enjoyed taking his daughter to Mariners games.
A Prayer Service will be held at 6 p.m., on Friday, June 20, 2008,
at Wexliem Community Building, 2100 Lummi View Dr. Bellingham, WA 98226.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 21,
also at Wexliem. Burial will follow in Lummi Reservation Cemetery.
A reception to follow at the home of a friend in Stanwood.

 Please contact Randy Tew at (425)508-1225 for details.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to A.B.A.T.E.  OF WASHINGTON

 Please share your thoughts and memories of Ron in the online guest book at www.molesfuneralhomes.com Moles Family Funeral Homes & Crematory - Ferndale

 

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 The Red and Gold Family was invited to attend the services which will be held on sat.
 at 10 am on the Lummi Indian Reservation in Bellingham. Their will be a group leaving
 at 8am from the Buzz Inn Steakhouse at Smokey Point. Anyone with any questions can
 contact Bandido Rowdy Ron 1%er from the North County Chapter at 425-231-0742.
 Thank You.
 Bandido Strokker Al 1%er
 Bandidos Motorcycle Club
 Northwest Regional Secretary

 

 




ABATE of WASHINGTON
Olympia Chapter


Rick Courtney "Two Tone"

http://forums.delphiforums.com/doa51/messages?msg=804.1

 

ABATE of WA Olympia Chapter Member Rick Courtney
 Went down on his bike Sunday the 4th On Old Hwy 99.
  He left the road and hit a tree.  He was air lifted to Harborview Hospital and was in the ICU.  He has been
 a Olympia member since 2006 and has been to many of our events.  He is 46 and is married to Susan
 and they live with their children. Rick has many injuries but, so far he is beating this situation.  However
 they are keeping him in a drugged state so he can heal and has had several surgeries to fix broken
 bones, lacerated liver and spleen, broken pelvis and more but for right now there is nothing we can do but,
 wait to see how he does. Going up there to see him is ok and there are no limits but, remember that he is
 asleep to heal and there is nothing you can do.  He is in surgery a lot and not very good company right
 now. The family is doing great with everything. However, Susan says she is getting called by so many
 family and friends that it is hard for her to do stuff.  So Stick has a forum on the link below that she is
 updating to help with the phone traffic.  She has sprint and is out of minutes to talk to non sprint numbers.
  So if you could check the DOA site and read the blogs that would really help.  Susan is just trying to focus
 on being his voice for his care and she knows she has so many friends out there and will call if she needs
 anything.  Thank you all so much from her.  Yes he is really banged up but he is doing good.  It will be
 awhile to heal and get better and find out the extent of his injury's but Susan and the doctors are feeling
 really positive.   We may have some fundraisers coming up so keep watch for them.

 

 

Posted by: Dragoni 05/05/08


 Update May 7th. 2008

Hey everyone,  Here is a update on Rick Courtney.  I went up last night to see Susan and right now there
 is nothing we can do but, wait to see how he does. Going up there to see him is ok and there are no limits
 but, remember that he is asleep to heal and there is nothing you can do.  It is hard for Susan because she
 is getting called by so many family and friends that it is hard for her to do stuff. So Stick has a forum on the
 link below that she is updating to help with the phone traffic.  She has sprint and is out of minutes to talk to
 non sprint numbers.  So if you could check the DOA site and read the blogs that would really help. He has
 surgery today that will take all day and then recovery.  So no big answers until tomorrow.  Susan is just
 trying to focus on being his voice for his care and she knows she has so many friends out there and will
 call if she needs anything. Thank you all from her. Yes he is really banged up but he is doing good.

  It will be awhile to heal and get better and find out the extent of his injury's
 but Susan and the doctors are feeling really positive. 
 
 
Thanks Darcy and see you at the meeting tomorrow.

Posted by: Dragoni 05/08/08


Posted by: Dragoni 05/15/08

Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2008 12:17 PM
Subject: sad news


I hate to be the bearer of bad news;

I have just been informed that Rick "Two Tone" Courtney has succumbed to the injuries sustained related his motorcycle accident on May 4th. He gave it a good fight for the past 12 days but the injuries were just too severe.

He left behind a wonderful wife and two children, many other family and friends.
 Please pray for peace for all his loved ones.

 I will let you know when there is info on the funeral.

Rick Courtney's Memorial Service will be this Friday the 23rd 2008
At: 11:30am At the:
 Mt. Tahoma National Cemetery
  A celebration of life party will follow at the VFW in Olympia, WA

The cemetery will stage us prior to the service so you need to check with the staff
 at the gate and they will direct you (in case you don't see all the bikes) also keep in mind
 it is a Friday just before a three day weekend that means heavier traffic.

I want to tell everyone who plans to attend "Thank You".

For those of you that don't know where these are located I have added links to maps.

The VFW is giving us the use of the hall at no charge and has it has a bar
 that they will be staffing for us. Kori is trying to get the food part done and has volunteered
 to set up the hall but is asking for any help with the purchase and transport of the food.
 We are wanting to plan a memorial ride down Hwy 7 to Morton to scatter some of Rick's ashes
 as this was his favorite ride, so if anyone has input or suggestions
 of places to stop for food and drink that would be great!

Mt. Tahoma National Cemetery Map Link

VFW Olympia WA Link:

DOA 51 will be riding up to Mt. Tahoma National Cemetery
 from NW Harley in Lacey. 
 We will be leaving at 10am.
  Everyone is invited to ride with us.
  Come early and drink their free coffee.

 Stick

Posted By Dragoni: 05/21/08

 



 

"Kimi". (Ira) Buttelo, passed on 3-26-08 in Tacoma.

Memorial Service April 12th

 Fir Lane Funeral Home. 
 924 East 176th Street
Spanaway, WA 98387
(253) 531-6600
 Click here for Directions

"Kimi" Freedom Rose: Born 12- 02-1959 in Chico Calif.
 Died 3-26-2008 of surgical complications in Tacoma WA

 Her family was with her when she died.

  Kimi lived in Spanaway most of her life and attended school in the Bethel Dist-class of 77.
She is Survived by her sons: Josh Zeiler, Kyle Downs and Mark Krapf.
 Her soulmate & Fiancé Bill Allison of Portland Oregon.
 And Her parents Dee(Don) Arneberg,  sister Deb(mark) Thyen, brothers Rock(Deb) and Rick Buttelo. Many nieces, nephews, Friends and loved ones. She was preceded in death by her father Gene Buttelo,aunt Linda Houle and grandparents on both sides.

 Her greatest joy was the wind in her hair either in front or riding bitch in back.
She made Many rides to Sturgis, and with the Outsiders gathering by the Gorge.
 After the assault on her Jan.1 1996,
She became Pit Boss for the  Mark I Vintage Formula Racing Team U.S.A.
 She was known to take out a motor and put back in faster than some men.
 All 5'2" and 125 lbs. of her!


 Freedom Rose Favorite quote:
 Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention
 of arriving safely in a pretty, well-preserved body,
 but rather to skid in sideways, thoroughly used up,
  totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming,
 'Wow' What a ride! 

 Thanks to all friends who remember the good times:   Momma Dee

 Kimmi_Freedom_Rose 04-12-08
 


 



I am sad to report that (Crazy) Ted Barnhart passed away last week (January 6, 2008).
  He was a long time member and supporter of ABATE of Washington.
  Many will remember him from his days as head of security for
 State ABATE and his willingness to help others.

  He will be missed by all that new him.
 

 

 

 


 

In Loving Memory

Metan Looney


At approximately 10:00 pm Monday December 24
 Metan passed away ....
He was a great friend and mentor

May you ride in peace
you will always be in our hearts
you will never be forgotten


Jerine has asked that anyone that has a story about metan
 please e-mail it to her
 and she will put it into a book for Joanne.
Her e-mail address is bjbharley@msn.com

 

 

 

 

   CWC FORUM

 

Funeral Services

Saturday 12:00 December 29th Wapato Community Center
1009 Camas Rd. Wapato (across from Camas Elementary School)

Graveside services in Harrah
West Wapato rd.

Potluck in Parker at the Parker Grange

 

 

 Posted By Dragoni 12/26/07

 





 

                                        Michael L. Hays

 

   On Wednesday, November 14,one of Tennessee’s most respected Freedom Fighters, Michael L. Hays (Twanger), died at his home in Nolensville of a heart attack. Mike was born in Pulaski, TN on June 17, 1955 to Harold Dean Hughes and Doris Ellen Baker Hughes Hays, who have both preceded him in death, as well as his respected step-father, Freeman C. Hays, M.D. 

 

   An avid motorcyclist, he was the State Legislative Corporate Director for CMT/ABATE, the state-wide motorcyclists rights organization, as well as that organization’s lobbyist. He was also a member of the Motorcycle Riders Foundation in Washington, DC, and recently lobbied on their behalf in the US Congress. Mr. Hays was also the sole proprietor his agency, Midsouth Talent & Booking.  Prior to living in Nashville, Mike had been a radio announcer in Orange, VA,  toured with his band, Mike Hays and the Haybailers, and prior to that had spent many years selling specialty audio equipment. Michael entered the US Navy in 1974, served  honorably, and at the time of his discharge 1978 was a member of the Admiral’s band as singer and saxophonist.

 

   Mike is survived by his immediate family: one brother; Paul M Hays (Cindy), Washington, DC and three sisters; Barbara Thomas (Cam), Underwood, WA, Pamela Johnson (Shannon), Elizabethton, TN, and Patricia Ruth Emory (Jimmy), Richmond, VA. Also surviving are his daughter, Michelle Diana Williams (Indianapolis, IN), two granddaughters Savannah & Taylor, and grandson Bishop.   Mike will also be deeply missed by his life partner, Carol Simpson of Nolensville, her three children and six grandchildren, and additionally, by a true army of Brother & Sister Freedom Fighters and many of his friends in the music industry.

 

Visitation will be Monday, Nov 19,from 3pm to 5:45pm at Woodbine Hickory Chapel, 5852 Nolensville Road. The funeral service will be held at the same location beginning at 6pm. A buffet remembrance reception , hosted by brother Paul will be held at Mike and Carol’s home immediately following the service.

 

On Tuesday, Nov 20 a procession led by the Patriot Guard will take Mike’s remains from Hickory Chapel
 at 9:00 a.m. to Maplewood Cemetery in Pulaski where he will be laid to rest at 11 a.m. near to his father,
 Mr. Hughes, and his paternal grandparents.

 

Mike Hays was a man of faith, and had been close to the Methodist Church throughout his lifetime.

 

Special memorials may be made to CMT/ABATE, Mike Hays Freedom Fighter Fund,
 P.O. Box 160223, Nashville, TN 37216-0223


 






John Lazor Age 56

John Lazor. age 56 passed away 11/14/07
From Bone Cancer Complications

The funeral was on Wednesday at:

 Weeks funeral home
1810 Wells St.
Enumclaw, WA 98022
(360)825-3548  (360)825-3549 fax
Map and Directions

 at 11:00am
On Wednesday November 21st.
 

John Lazor was a member of ABATE of WA EPCC

John was my Good Friend
His will always be remembered

Dragoni of (BFB)

Click Here to go to John's Cyber Space Plot 0000004
 

 Posted By Dragoni: 11/16/07





 

 

Michael "Gravel" Tetrick

Jan 4, 1941 - November 9, 2007
 
Memorial Service
Sunday November 18th, 2007
1-4
Wilkeson Eagles
Bring whatever for potluck
 
Group ride leaving American Custom Cycle at 12 noon
 
For More Info: Linda Kay Alley
All American Embroidery
253-678-7734
 

Rest in peace my good friend, see you in the next world!
You will always be remembered for your good works.  Dragoni of (BFB)





 

Another Great Motorcycle Leader Gone!



 Longview Tom was involved in a Motorcycle Accident September 28, 2007 near Biggs Oregon
 On his way to the NCOM Regional in Spokane-

As of 10-2-2007 Longview Tom, a member of the Gypsy Joker MC & President of the Oregon C.O.C.
 was taken off life support at OHSU in Portland, OR. at around 6:30pm and passed away shortly afterwards at about 6:45pm. He was surrounded by family, Gypsy Joker members, Free Soul members, Freedom Fellowship MM members from Salem and Vancouver and myself. He will be missed.

It is with sadness that I tell you he passed away October 2- 2007

ABATE of WA wishes to pass on it's sincere condolences to the Friends and Family of Longview Tom,
Rich Bright
ABATE of WA- State Coordinator
Dutch Phillips of (BFB)
ABATE of WA- WS Deputy

The memorial service for Longview Tom is as follows:
SUNDAY -- October 7th -- 300pm

Location:
Central Bible Church
8815 NE Glisan
Portland OR 97220
Ladies and Gentlemen,
This mission is confirmed!

Detailed information is below.
 
 
 Services for Longview Tom will be this Sunday, October 7 at 3 PM, at Central Bible Church, 8815 NE Glisan St., Portland.  We will stage in the parking lot behind the church.  The entry is just west of the building.

Cabbie will be ride captain for this mission with assistance from Kevin Williams.

Staging time will be 1:30 PM (1330), ride briefing at 1:45 (1345) and establish the flag line at 2:00 PM (1400).  There is really no good place to stage and ride en masse to the church without encountering a lot of lights and traffic so for the sake of safety and expedience we will go ahead and meet at the church.

Getting to 8815 NE Glisan:  From I-205 southbound, take the Glisan St. exit.  Turn right at the stoplight.  The church is on the right about 6 blocks down.  From I-205 northbound, take the Glisan St. exit.  Turn left at the stoplight and the church will be on the right about 8 blocks down.  From I-84 eastbound, take the I-205 south exit.  Stay in the right lane as it will take you onto the Glisan exit.  Turn right to the church.  From I-84 westbound, take the I-205 south exit.  Stay in the right lane to the Glisan exit.  Turn right to the church.

Let's see what kind of turn out we can have for one of our own whom we all dearly loved and will miss.
 
Rest in peace Tom


Any questions, feel free to call me...cell..360/751-1236
Jim Gibbons
Christ's Disciples
 

 

 From: The ABATE -WA.ORG State Website Contacts Page

 TO ALL THAT LOVED MY DAD " LONGVIEW TOM"

 
 I want to thank everybody from the bottom of my heart for the love and support while my dad was in the hospital and when we had to make the choice to let our dad go to heaven! It was the best feeling to
know how much our dad had touched so many people! I personally want to say THANK YOU!
Dad is watching over each and everyone of us! He will be truly missed by everyone!
 
Thank You
Longview Toms Daughters, Granddaughters, And his Great grandson!

 

 

 Posted By: Dragoni 10/04/07





Scott Anderson

 
Below is the Letter to Editor of: (BFB) From  LLISMEL@aol.com

I'm not sure who I need to contact or speak to about this.
 I was involved in a very bad accident on August 12,2007 in Wickenburg AZ on Yarnell Hill.
 I was critically injured & my boy friend Scott Anderson, who I was riding with died.
 I'd like to add him on your page if possible & also if I can get help it would be extremely appreciated.
 I was able to just recently go back to work.
My leg was broken in 4 places
I was in car sales, But for now I have to make do as the receptionist which doesn't pay the bills to well.

I'm told until I'm 100% & released from my doctors care I'm a liability!
 I've enclosed a picture of Scott Anderson.

 Thank you again for all your help

"May you ride with Gods, For your good deeds in life!"  Dragoni of (BFB)

 Posted By Dragoni 01/08/08
 





 Posted with Honor & Respect By Dragoni & FlagMan:  10/01/07





Saturday (June 2) at 2:00 PM,

Memorial Service
 For: Larry R. (Crazy) Maitrejean
  Fir Lane Memorial Park & Funeral Home
924 176th East Spanaway, WA
 

Larry (Crazy) Maitrejean, passed away Friday (May 25) due to complications from a stroke suffered last January.    Crazy Larry has in past years participated in
ABATE events and knew many bikers associated with ABATE Events. 

For More Info Contact:  Jackie Bennett witch_96@hotmail.com

 

 
    

       

 Bryan Dickson
 
With sadness I regret to inform you that Bryan Dickson formerly a very active member
 of ABATE of Georgia has passed away on Wednesday (January 23rd, 2007).  He was at
 the home of his long time friend William Mcnair on Monday night doing what they
 normally did while spending time together...out in the garage killing time and talking.
 He suffered a brain aneurism and never regained consciousness.
 
I was told by William that there will be a memorial service for him in Carrollton
 on Friday February 2nd 2007.  I will forward the details as I hear them.
 
Please keep Pat and their children in your prayers.
 
Dean Cheek
His Laboring Few MM
Coordinator- Georgia
 ------------------------------------------------
Bryan Dickson Memorial Service info

Here's what I have on Bryan.
 
Next Friday the 2nd at 2pm, there is a service at The Lady of The Perpetual Help Catholic
 Church in Carrollton.
 
Take I-20 West to exit 19, Hwy 113. Go south 4.7 miles and turn right on Old (something) Pointe Rd.
 Go a little further - I think William said it would be on the right.
 
Moose
 
Blessings, grace & peace,
Fred
 
Chaplain Fred
The Bikers Pastor!
912-673-7314 home
904-556-3266 cell
 
Assemblies of God U.S. Missions
Acct # 2609667
1445 N Boonville Av
Springfield, MO 65802

 




 

 After a valiant battle with cancer ABATE of WA Member Bruce Kingsland, a past state Secretary of ABATE of Washington, passed away at about 2:00 AM, Saturday, January 20, 2007. Bruce was also a member of the Gold Wing Touring Association, Motorcycle Riders Foundation and a past member of Renton ABATE.

 He was my friend and he will be missed.

Our love and condolences go out to Marg Webb, his friend and companion;
 and the Kingsland family.

Respectfully,
Ginger Magures

Services will be Saturday, January 27th at 1:00 PM at Irondale Church:

681 Irondale Rd
Port Hadlock WA
98339-9525
360-385-1720

Directions:
From Seattle & I-90:
Follow signs to SEATTLE-BAINBRIDGE ISLAND FERRY
  Departs: 9:35, 10:35 or 11:25 AM
(Check ferry fares}
SEATTLE-BAINBRIDGE ISLAND FERRY forward on WA-305/WA-305 NE. 13.5 miles 
Merge onto WA-3 N toward HOOD CANAL BR.. 7.1 miles
Turn LEFT onto WA-104 W. 6.7 miles
Turn RIGHT onto WA-19/BEAVER VALLEY RD. Continue to follow WA-19. 11.6 miles
Turn RIGHT onto IRONDALE RD. 0.6 miles (1 km)


From Tacoma I-5 :  Merge onto WA-16 W via EXIT 132
toward GIG HARBOR/BREMERTON                     27.2 miles
WA-16 W becomes WA-3 N.                                 25.3 miles
Turn LEFT onto WA-104 W.                                  6.7 miles
Turn RIGHT onto WA-19/BEAVER VALLEY RD.
Continue to follow WA-19.                                       11.6 miles
Turn RIGHT onto IRONDALE RD.                              0.6 miles


From Burlington & North : I-5 Take WA-20. 16.4 miles
 Turn LEFT onto S BURLINGTON BLVD/WA-20. 0.3 miles
Turn RIGHT onto W RIO VISTA AVE/WA-20. Continue to follow WA-20 W. 11.9 miles 
Turn LEFT onto WA-20. 16.4 miles
Turn RIGHT to stay on WA-20. 9.5 miles
Turn RIGHT onto S MAIN ST. 0.6 miles
S MAIN ST becomes ENGLE RD. 3.4 miles
Turn SLIGHT RIGHT. 0.1 miles Turn RIGHT onto PORT TOWNSEND-KEYSTONE FERRY. Departs: 8:45, 10:15 AM & Noon (Check ferry fares). 5.7 miles

Turn LEFT onto WATER ST/WA-20. Continue to follow WA-20. 4.7 miles
Stay STRAIGHT to go onto AIRPORT CUTOFF RD/WA-19. 2.2 miles
Stay STRAIGHT to go onto RHODY DR/WA-19. 0.3 miles
Turn LEFT onto IRONDALE RD. 0.6 miles

Vern Jenkins and a CVI pastor will officiate at Bruce's service.
 
A potluck will follow... 
Bring a dish, your favorite or finger foods...anything will work.
 
The potluck will be held at:
 
VFW Post 7498
31 Matheson St
Port Hadlock WA
98339
360-379-8040
 
 
Door to Door Directions to VFW Post 7498
From: 681 Irondale Rd
Irondale WA
To: 31 Matheson St
Port Hadlock WA 98339
Direction Distance
1. Start out going SOUTHEAST on IRONDALE RD toward PATISON ST. 1.2 miles (1.9 km)
2. Turn RIGHT onto MATHESON ST. 0.1 miles (0.1 km)
Total Distance: 1.3 miles (2 km)
Estimated Time: 2 minutes

For Printable Directions Click Here

 

Posted Dragoni 01/21/2007




 

Roger B. Mackey Jr.
Born, Aug.
15th 1960
Passed Dec. 7th. 2006 

 Elbe man dies in car crash.

  Roger Mackey Jr. was killed in a single car rollover accident
 on State Route # 7 in Lewis County. Roger Mackey Jr.
 age 46 was a passenger in a 1987 Chevrolet Camaro driven by
 Shelly Darrah on Dec. 7th. when the car left the roadway
 heading north about 9 pm approximately 2 miles south of Elbe.
 Both the driver and passenger were ejected from the car after it
 struck a stone wall & rolled several times and came to rest in the
 south bound lanes of the highway. Mackey died at the scene
 from head injuries. Shelly Darrah was transported to Morton General Hospital and then airlifted to Harbor view Medical Center.
 
Original Story By: John Sparrow

He Shall Cover you with his Feathers and under his wings
You shall take refuge;
His truth shall be your Shield and buckler

 Posted By Dragoni 12/28/2006


 




ABATE OF WA SKCC Member
SKCC ABATE Road Captain.
Dennis Hoover

  Suddenly passed away
 the weekend of December 1, 2006.
Our thoughts and prayers go out
 to Dennis's family and to Karen.

Dennis was a strong supporter of our chapter
 and defender of motorcycle rights!

 Dennis will be greatly missed by all!

The details on the memorial and reception are as follows:
11:00 service at Fairwood Assembly of God
13120 SE 192nd St Renton, WA

Immediately following the service there will be
 a motorcycle/car procession
to the reception at:
 The Residence location
22620 202nd Ave SE
Maple Valley, WA. 4250432-3820

For those that can't make it,
 we will be taking Dennis's ashes to Ocean Shores Sun and Surf and will have more information on that to follow.
Thanks for all the help and support!
Bree Walker
If anybody needs more info, contact me at: 206-715-0284.

 


 




ABATE OF WA EPCC Member
Richard Johnson ( Rambo)

Around May 3rd.
 while visiting the Chiropractor (Rambo)
Apparently suffered a heart Attack
 & was rushed to Auburn General Hospital.
 From what I have been told
(Rambo) is now in an induced coma
 until the fluid in his Lungs clears up.
 Then he will need heart surgery.

Update, 11/20/06
 I am very sad to say that Rambo Passed away on or about 11/14/2006 From Complications from Cancer.

On a personal note,
 "Rambo had always been a loyal
Personal friend of mine!"
And an active ABATE Member.
"Yes he loved to drink & Party,
 But he always had an ABATE
 application in his pocket!"
"(BFB) & his Friends will be at the
 Benefit To say farewell To Rambo!"

I will miss my good friend Rambo
 Posted By Dragoni: 11/20/2006

  


Rambo at Spring Opener 2005, Holding My Flag.

Memorial Service for Rambo Will Be:

11/26/2006 At 1:00 pm

Wilkeson Eagles Club
Church Street
Wilkeson, WA

Rambo Now Lives In Cyberspace
Just Click Here


The Rambo Memory Patch is Just $10.00
Price Includes Sewing On.
50% of The Patch Proceeds goes to the Family.
They Will be At The Memorial Sunday.

A Big Thanks, To Linda Kay at:
All American Embroidery for making the patch.

 




 

Click here to view a larger image.


 ABATE WA MEMBER  & STRONG SUPPORTER
 Step was the First Coordinator of South Kitsap Chapter

      

 James Stephenson  (Step) 54

 Sept. 1, 1952 to Oct. 26, 2006

 Veteran

 James Alan Stephenson, 54, of Bremerton died of cancer Thursday in Seattle.

 He was born in Spokane and raised in Benge. His parents were Joe and Ethel Brown  (McClung) Stephenson. He graduated from Huntington Beach High School in Huntington Beach, Calif., in 1970. In 1971, he enlisted in the Navy. He was a missile technician for six years before receiving a medical discharge in 1977. He also worked at Step’s Chop Shop in Bremerton from 1978 to 2006. On June 5, 2004, he married Della Dunning in Poulsbo.

 Survivors include his mother of Otis Orchard; his wife of Bremerton; a son, Jason Stephenson; a daughter, Trinda Herbeck; brothers, Richard Carl Stephenson and Thomas William Stephenson; a sister, Kristie Lynn McGowan; and four grandchildren.

 Memorial service: Noon Nov.11 at Manette Community Church.
 Celebration of life: Bike run on Nov. 18.
 For more information call Step’s Chop Shop at (360) 373-9944.
 Donations: Step’s Memorial Fund at any US Bank or Step’s Chop Shop.

  Posted By Dragoni 11/03/06

 



Bandido Zog  1%er  

ABATE OF WA Web Master 1998-1999
One of the Original Programers for ABATE of on Line Forms
Randy Slape, of  Zog T. Barbarian Productions (tm)

To All:
It is with deep regret that I must inform you and your respective chapter's that our
 brother, Bandido Zog 1%er of the Seattle Chapter, died from his injuries late
Thursday evening in a motorcycle accident.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Puget Sound Blood Center,
 c/o Development Office, 921 Terry, Seattle, WA 98104.

 
Randall Roy SLAPE
Randy Slape, 41, aka Bandido Zog died on Friday,
 October 27, 2006 while riding his bike.


 Born on August 9, 1965 to Gene and Leota Slape in Richland, WA, he served in the Marine Corps
 (1983-89). After receiving an AA degree in Computer Sciences in 1994, he worked in the software
 industry as a web designer and software developer. He loved the outdoors, being a father to his 14
-year old son, Grant, playing games, and riding his Harley, especially as a member of the Bandidos
 Motorcycle Club. As one Bandido Brother said, "Bandido Zog 1%er Son, Father, and Brother will be
 missed by his Red and Gold family. His journey with us was as an Hermano and a Destralo Originale.
 He finally achieved his goal to be a Bandido Patch holder this year. He left this world doing what he
 loved most. That was sharing an evening with his brothers and riding his motorcycle. Zog was a fine
 man. He was a man of principle and walked through the world with his head held high. He lived his
 life the way he believed life should be lived with Honor, Respect and Dignity. He was always there
 for his Brothers. I will personally miss his big goofy smile and hearty laugh. The man always showed
 the world his zest for life." He is survived by his father, Gene Slape and stepmother, Marian Svinth;
 son, Grant; mother, Leota Slape; sister, Regina Slape (Law); nephews, Kyle Lawrence and Jed Law;
 niece, Bonnie Law; and grandparents, Cecil and Lilly Moss.

Thank you.

Love, Loyalty, and Respect
Bandido Strokker Al 1%er
Bandidos MC Washington State Secretary

 Posted By Dragoni 10/27/06





Russ Tom

 Russ Tom, perished in a helicopter crash on
October 8th, 2006 while piloting his small helicopter over Lake Tapps.

Russ Tom, the son of Carmen Tom, is best known for taking over his fathers motorcycle business,
Downtown Harley-Davidson in Seattle Washington in the late 1990’s.
The dealership was later moved to Tukwila and eventually purchased by Bob Lanphere Jr. in 2005.

ABATE of WA & all the other Motorcycle rights organizations will surely miss Russ Tom.
Russ was always Generous in his support for the Motorcycle community.

It is with a deep sadness that we acknowledge the loss of a Northwest friend and icon Russ Tom.
 Russ, who was well known for his custom motorcycles and his love of all motorsports,
 was a driving force in the world of motorcycling.
Whether it was a Harley or a Honda, Russ had a passion for all things motorcycle.
His innovative designs and signature ideas were instantly recognizable in his custom creations
 that helped to make DHD and Downtown Harley-Davidson a Northwest brand name and leader in the industry.

Russ had a strong interest in helping others to succeed
 which was evident in those that worked with him, as well as in the charitable rides
 that he helped put together for Boyer's Children's Clinic and others.
 Russ will be missed, though our love for him will continue.

Above Article & Picture  From Down Town Harley Web Site: 10/10/2006

 Posted By Dragoni 10/10/06




Joann Kaye

It is a mixed blessing that our sister, Joann Kaye (North Olympic Chapter), went home to the Lord this morning 9/6/2006.

I know she had made her peace with God and she is free of the pain and suffering of the cancer ravaging her earthly body.

I was blessed to have seen her on Monday when all the CVI brothers and sisters gathered for her bon voyage potluck. I am blessed to have known her and called her friend. She will be missed.

Ride with God Joann.
Ride Free,
For more info contact: Ginger Magures
360.697.2659 home - 360.271.3092 cell

 





ABATE OF WASHINGTON
Member SKCC

KAREN BOLIN

Hi all, I just got home from the hospital. Because of the overnight improvement
in Karen's numbers (kidney and blood) at 3:30pm they put her on
pre-chemo chemicals, or as we are going to look at it, launched the
landing craft. To continue in that light, at about 5:45 the Marines
landed on the beach and the first shots from the good guys were fired.
When her doctor returns on Monday, we should know what the future will
look like. When we do, I will let you know.
For now, thank you all for
your support.
John

KAREN BOLIN

Hi all,
The doctor was in with the pathology results from the University of
Washington. They are not good. Karen does not have a lymphoma. She
has cervical cancer.
She remains in the hospital where she has been since Tuesday. They
thought that they had the poor kidney function and anemia under control
until today. Last night, they internalized the stints and inserted a
porta-cath. All was looking good until she was unable to produce urine.
At about 3pm they inserted a catheter and she began producing so that
cleared up and they hung a bag of whole blood which cleared up the blood
problems before. She is in a lot of discomfort - both pain and pressure
- so she is fairly heavily drugged. All of you can imagine how Karen
feels about being of fogged mind.
If all goes well, sometime this weekend, they will start chemo-therapy.
As more news is available, I will pass it along.
John

KAREN BOLIN
Karen B- Update 10 September
I have something that will make you all a little more cheerful today.
Yesterday there was a marked improvement in Karen's urine output. From red it became almost normal.
 Today it is better yet. They think that they have the bleeding solved and her bowels have come back to life.
 I will go out on a limb and say that if things continue along these lines and her blood remains stable,
 they may let her come home on Monday. You guys have been hearing the bad for so long,
I figured you might like a little of the good.

Final Update 10/31/06

"The Lord has taken one of our own"

The officers and members of ABATE of Washington, wish to extend our deepest
sympathies to the Family and Friends of Karen Bolin, who lost her battle with
cancer today- 30 October 2006. Check back later for Info on services.

Posted By Dragoni 10/31/2006


The Motorcycle Riders Foundation regrets to report

 That our beloved past President, Karen Bolin, passed away on October 30, 2006.
 Karen's integrity, her love of motorcycling, and her dedication
 to motorcyclists' rights will be long remembered.
 
A memorial service will be held for Karen on November 4, 2006 at 10:00 AM
 At the
Yahn and Son Funeral Home
 55 West Valley Hwy South,
 Auburn WA 98071.
 Karen requested that in lieu of flowers a donation be sent to
 The National Cervical Cancer Coalition (www.nccc-online.org)
 6520 Platt Avenue # 693, West Hills, CA 91307.
 Karen's concern and hope was that every woman be tested regularly.
 




 

Kevin Cook went to ride in the wind on 07/18/06 he was a gentle giant who love to ride wild and free,
 He will be missed by many.
He was an ABATE member #16663 and a proud member of the Prodigies.





Lost his life near Wapato, WA 06/16/2006 in a Motorcycle Accident.
There will be a Funeral Ride meeting at:
Mels Diner in Yakima, WA on Thursday 06/22/2006 12:30pm.
The Funeral is at 1:00pm at First Presbyterian Church
on 8th.&Yakima in Yakima, WA.





 

It is with deep sadness that I must report that my dear friend Lucy Haisch lost her five year battle with cancer this past Saturday, July 8th. Lucy who was 56 years young passed peacefully in the early morning hours in her home.
She gave it her best effort to beat this devastating disease, five years of chemo therapy and all the side effects, many hospital stays and was always hopeful until near the end. She just kept on goin', never complained about her pain or discomfort.
She was an active member of ABATE N. Kitsap chapter as well as with many other activities in the community. Those who had the privilege of knowing Lucy will always remember her as an extremely caring and generous woman with a good heart, willing to help out whenever, or wherever she could!! While we are sad for our loss, we are relieved for Lucy, we pray that she is in a much better place free of all her pain, riding "Blue" her bike, which was her passion!
For more info contact: Paula Cranford at:
pjoakley@yahoo.com or 360-509-1769

 


 
May God  Bless & protect all our downed Brothers & Sister's.




 
Bernd "Sig" Wachter

(May 4, 1960 - April 15, 2006)
45, born May 4th 1960 in Germany,
 Passed away on Saturday April 15, 2006 in Tacoma, WA.
Sig is survived by son Jason and his wife Caroline, father Rick Young,
 sister Doris and her family in Europe,
 and Manuela Wachter ex-wife whom he was married to for 20 years.

Bernd

Throughout Sig’s life, he acquired a larger family.
 People were attracted to Sig’s big heart and fun loving personality.
 He surrounded himself with people that didn’t need to put on an act,
 people that would be themselves and speak their minds.
 This was one of the rules that he lived by and is why his family grew to be so large.

Sig had an outstanding work ethic and excelled at everything that he did.
 He had many passions in life his favorite being his “shovel head” Harley Davidson
 that he rode cross country and seemed to always be tuning or replacing parts on.
 His bike tool bag was always in use. Another one of his passions was family.
 Didn’t matter if it was his son, father, or “extended” family he was always there to lend a helping hand.
 He didn’t command respect, it was always given to him and in return he gave the same.

Sig would love for his friends and family not to mourn his death but to celebrate his life and live as if today
 could be your last. He will be missed by all and will always be in our hearts and souls.
 “Peace, live in it or rest in it.”

There will be a celebration of Sig’s life that will be held at Galloping Gerties bar and grill at 15417 Union
 Avenue SW Tillicum, WA. (253) 588-7131 on Sunday, April 23rd at 2:00pm.
 Donations can be made at the service.

Arrangements by Edwards Memorial Center 253-566-1008

 

 





 
ABATE Has Lost a Past Member, & My Friend
 

Joseph K Orendorrf

 

  Joseph K. Orendorrf Lifelong Seattle/Tacoma resident
Joe was a past member of ABATE of WA
Joseph (Joe) K. Orendorff, 50 was born Feb. 6, 1955 and passed away Jan. 25, 2006
 in a shooting accident in his home in Tacoma. He is survived by two brothers, Wayne and Karl Orendorrf and sister-in-law Shelly Orendorff of Tacoma. Joe worked as a machinist at Boeing in Auburn for 27 years, and was a gifted mechanic since youth. His love for building and riding motorcycles was deep.

 A memorial service will be held Sat., Feb. 4, 2006 at Christian Biker Tabernacle,
 2702 East 112th St. in Tacoma starting at 12 noon. See you there.

Published in the News Tribune (Tacoma) on 1/31/2006.

  Posted on BFB By Dragoni: 02/02/2006

From: Honda Patty & Tom Wortman & Gina Wyman
Sent: Thursday, Feb 02, 2006 9:46 AM

 




North Coast ABATE has lost a long time member,
 
Dennis McCarthy
Dennis McCarthy ran the shop in Seaside for the past several years.
There will be a memorial run for him on Sunday
Jan 22 at 11am leaving workers tavern to the Seaside Legion, left at McDonald's go to blocks east. 

From: Lenny Email: lenny@wwest.net
Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2006 9:46 AM






Brandon J. Jackola Age 30,
 died Dec. 11, 2005 In an accident 

   

A memorial service was be held
Saturday 12/17/2005 at: 3 p.m.
at the
Sumner United Methodist Church
901 Wood Ave.
Sumner, WA 98390

 Arrangements by: Funeral Alternatives of Washington. 863-2800 http://www.faofwa.com

Posted By Dragoni: 12/2005


Well Remembered as a Good Man

 

 






 
Bandidos MC Worldwide:
All Red and Gold Family:
 
Bandido Jesse 1%er, Skagit County Chapter, transferred
Sunday evening, Nov. 20th 2005, at home into the "Forever Chapter".
The Memorial Service will be held on
Camano Island in Washington State
Love, Loyalty, and Respect
Bandido Andy 1%er
Skagit County Bandidos
 
Bandidos MC Washington State 1%ers

 




Renee' DiLorenzo
Was taken from us July 27th 2005.


Rene DiLorenzo was taken from us July 27th 2005.
A victim of Domestic Violence.

We would like to invite you to join us for:
Renee's Funeral which will be Thursday Aug 4th, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. at the Christ the King Church in Lynden (which is located in the Fairway Shopping center across the street from the State Fairgrounds) the funeral will be followed by a procession of motorcycles and cars to Birch Bay State Park for a reception. The church is organizing a potluck type of reception anyone who is interested in bringing a dish for the reception can call 360-318-0604 for coordination. There is also a Renee' DiLorenzo Memorial Fund set up with any Bank of America if anyone would like to make a donation to help defray costs for a memorial.

Rene was a member of the North Sound Chapter of ABATE in Bellingham WA. Rene's parents are Jingles & Becki DiLorenzo also of North Sound Chapter. Jingles and Becki hold State offices, Jingles as our Safety and Education Instructor, Becki as our Swap meet Coordinator. Rene was an active ABATE member, Volunteering at all ABATE functions she attended.

Rene had a blast while attending the 2004 kick ass rodeo, participating in the weenie bite, jumping on with anyone who was without a partner for the game.
Motorcycles have always been a part of Rene's life, first riding behind her father as a young child and then riding beside him after receiving her motorcycle endorsement in 2004.

Rene recently finished her senior project completely restoring with her father the 750 Honda he had purchased for her at last years swap meet. Services will be held at Christ the King Church, 123 North 17th Street Lynden. reception to follow.

A Memorial Fund has been set up to help defray the funeral expenses, Donations may be deposited at any Bank of America to the "Rene DiLorenzo Memorial Fund".

Rene was loved by so many. All who knew her are feeling a deep loss. Rene will be greatly missed. I am thinking though...we will all be feeling her at times....along side us as we ride. Rene loved to ride.
 

We would like to express our sincere appreciation of everyone's well wishes, prayers and the support we have received from so many ABATE members during this difficult time.

With much Love,

Jingle's & Becki



Linda Henriksen

From Marj and Jerry Graham--Narrows Chapter
The passing of Jerry Graham's sister Linda Henriksen

It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Jerry Graham's sister Linda Henriksen who died as a result of a motorcycle accident Sunday July 17th, 2005. She hit a guard rail on the 105 exit near the Capital in Olympia. We have not been able to find out yet, why she hit the rail. Doug, her husband, was in front of her and did not see her go down. Linda was the former head of the Motorcycle Safety Course and was presently the Head of the License plate department. She worked with the Legislation on a big scale. She was a kind sweet person who did do a lot for the biking community.
Lynda Henriksen's funeral is:
Saturday July 23, 2005. 11AM @ Mountain View Church of the Nazarene
940 Isreal Rd SW
Tumwater WA 98501
The family is in need of nothing but prayers.
For more info contact:
Marj and Jerry Graham @ Marj1973hd@aol.com





Dale P. Kruse

Dale P. Kruse born Feb. 24, 1953 passed away March 23, 2005. Dale's passion was riding his Harley with his large group of friends. "The Prodigies". He will be missed dearly by all who knew him. He was a long time member of A.B.A.T.E.

 

 ABATE of WA Tacoma Chapter Member & Brother Prodigy

 Dale P. Kruse

 

02/24/1953 - 03/23/2005

 Posted By:
Dutch Phillips, Web Master ( Dragoni )
Coordinator, East Pierce County
ABATE of WASHINGTON, Chapter Rep 3

#13759 Member Since 10/1986
253/301-7727
ICQ # 1042342
Email:
dragoni@bfbus.com 
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Louis Plemmans

Tim Sexsmith Coordinator of Lewis County has asked that I pass on this very Sad news...
Lewis County member Louis Plemmans 49 has passed away from ongoing heart problems on May 18th, 2005.
Lewis County ABATE members will be meeting at the "Limit" Bar and Grill on Gold Street in Centralia WA on Wednesday the 25th of May at 3:00 PM to ride to the memorial to be held at Brownings Funeral Home in Chehalis WA. Everybody is invited to meet with them to ride to the memorial. For more information contact
Tim Sexsmith @ 360.736.9571 or dideye2005@comcast.net.

 



Kelly Johnson age 46 of North Bend
Candie Johnson age 19 Of North Bend

Killed Saturday Night 04/23/05 in a Motorcycle Accident on Hwy 18
Funeral Saturday 04/30/05 At Greenwood Cemetery 11:00am
ABATE of WA Riders Are Meeting up at Babalouies Sports Bar
 in Bonney Lake, WA at 9:00 am They will be Leaving for the Funeral at 10:00am

This is all the information I have About these Riders.

www.BikerFriendlyBar.com

Posted By Dragoni:

 



 
February 22, 2005
DOWN RIDER!
It is with heavy heart that I must pass on this sad news.
This just in from Dutch Phillips East Pierce County Coordinator.

I would like for you to send out an email to all ABATE Members about the lost of one our members.
Destralo Boxer
He was an EPCC Member in Good Standing & My Personal Friend.
He Died on or about Valentines Day from a Gun Shot to The Chest Area.
The Incident is still under investigation at this time.
 This is All I was told to Say about the Matter.
For more info contact:
Dutch Phillips, ( Dragoni )
Coordinator, East Pierce County
A.B.A.T.E. of WASHINGTON, Chapter Rep. 3
#13759 Member Since 10/1993
253-862-2556
Email= dragoni@bfbus.com ICQ # 1042342



Carol Rawls
Tacoma Chapter member, Mike "Cowboy" Rawls,
lost his wife, Carol last Sat. the 15th in a fatal car accident in Yelm.

Carol Rawls was a charter member & secretary of the former Nisqually chapter.
Carol recently battled breast cancer and Mike is currently waiting to be on the organ transplant list
 due to his recent diagnosis with liver disease. They are both loved by many people and Carol will be greatly missed.
 Our prayers go out to the Rawls family.

Funeral services will be held this Sat. the 22nd at:
The McKenna Community Church at 2 PM.
4108 350th St S.
McKenna, Wa. 98597
The phone # for the church is:
360-458-5300.
Food will be served following the service.
Anyone wishing to attend and contribute is welcome.
On behalf of Tacoma Chapter,
Thanks. Big Red




Harry Lane died wednesday night 8/11/04 on the on ramp to I-5N out of Nisqually.
Harry was a charter Prodigie an ABATE member and a gentleman to the end.
A celebration of Uncle Harry's life will be:
Sunday Aug. 22 at noon, services at 2 pm.
At: VFW, 34th and McKinley in Tacoma
Please remember his wife Lenevia in your quiet times.
For more info contact: Wilson Ferguson @ narrowsabate_pr@hotmail.com
 
 


 


BOB HARRIS

Thursday, February 26th, 2004
IN MEMORY OF BOB HARRIS
Bob Harris, the original “Rolling Bones”, died Thursday, February 26th, 2004 at 11:30 p.m. from Pancreatic cancer.
 I have a great deal of respect for Bob and will miss him very much.

Bob was the first man to introduce me to ABATE and fighting for our rights.
 He truly fueled my passion for riding; something Bob loved to do and never let anything stop him.
 He was a man of many words and great character. After almost every ride he would detail our adventures in his “Tales
 from the Bones”. Looking back on some of the situations we got ourselves into is inspiring and funny.
 Bob was determined to live life to the fullest, and he did.
He always had a smile for everyone and was always there when you needed him.

About a year and a half ago, Bob moved to Phoenix, Arizona to get away from the cold North.
 But he never quit riding.
He met and married a wonderful woman, Judy, and soon after was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer.
He fought hard and never gave in. His smile never faded.

I will miss Bob Harris, as will many others and will always remember him for the way he lived, his friendship,
 his passion for life and his passion for riding.

Written by Dave Carton

Remembered by Jack, Mike M; Mike S; Tim, Dennis and Joe.
 


Scott Hall
Coordinator EPCC
ABATE OF WA
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Scott Hall

Saturday February 28th. 2004
Memorial Service for Scott Hall
Coordinator EPCC ABATE OF WA
At: The Spar Pole lounge in Orting WA.
Time: 1:00pm

It is with deep sorrow I must pass on this sad news, Scott Hall (Screamneagle)
 the East Pierce County Chapter Coordinator for ABATE of Washington has been
 tragically taken away from us by an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound.
He was found dead on Wednesday February 18th in his home.
 Scott Hall, will be missed by many,
ABATE OF WA EPCC will be having a memorial Service for Scott Hall on 02/28/2004
 Saturday at 1:00pm at the Spar Pole Lounge in Orting WA.
The Spar Pole lounge is located right on the Main Street in the center of the Town
 the Phone number for the Spar Pole is 360-893-3176

Posted By: Dragoni
Dutch Phillips Deputy Coordinator EPCC ABATE OF WA
For info: 253-301-7727 Email: dragoni@bfbus.com
 




January 20, 2004
Memorial for the Friends & Family of Nasty

Dear Friends and Family of Nasty,
As you may have heard our dear friend Nasty passed away on January 9, 2004.
 His wish was that all of his friends get together, have fun,
 and remember him as he was in happier days.
So.. in compliance with his wish, and for the love and remembrance of our friend.
 We will be getting together for a Memorial at the Godfather's Pizza in Tacoma on 6th
 Avenue, at 7:00 on January 20th.
It is buffet dinner night (not provided) for those who wish to eat.
Bring a smile, and a memory or two to share.
 There will be a memory book, and a basket for cards and donations for Dani.
Hope to see you there
For more info contact the State Office at: 253-475-4944
Or email the State Office at: abateofwa@comcast.net



Glenn "Phoneman" Rice
 
 
Saturday December 20th, 2003
Memorial Services for A.B.A.T.E. Brother, Glenn "Phoneman" Rice

It is with great sadness to tell you that our Brother, Glenn "Phoneman" Rice
 passed away Friday November 7th, 2003.
 Glenn was born January 30, 1949 in Bangor, Maine.
 He served in the Air Force from 1967 to 1971 and was an employee of the
 phone company from 1983 to the year 2000.
 Glenn moved to Tacoma in 1983 and his life was involved around motorcycles and motorcyclist rights.
 He has been a member of ABATE of Washington Tacoma Chapter since October 1983.
 He will be missed.
He is survived by his son Kristoffer (pictured) and sister Theresa Litourneau of Seattle.
Memorial services will be held Saturday December 20th, 2003
 at 2pm at the AMVETS Hall (5717 So. Tyler) in Tacoma.
For the flyer in PDF format click HERE.



Marv Holcomb
 
 
November brought sadness to our chapter with the loss of our brother,
 friend & recent past Treasurer.... Marv Holcomb. The memorial service for Marv
 was held at the Viking Hall on Saturday , November 22nd ... The hall was
 packed (standing room only) with family & friends who came to share there
 memories & good times as well as there final respects to a man that was loved
 & respected by all. From being Santa Clause at our Chapter functions, loving
 husband & father, as well as fellow biker , I can say he will be truly missed by
 all. Marv, ride safe & may god be with you.
Kevin A. Larson
Coordinator
North Snohomish County Chapter
ABATE of Washington

 



 
 
Oct. 27, 2003
BENNIE ZEIGLER
Bennie Joseph Zeigler, 60, owner of Ben's Harley Repair in Thorp, died in a vehicle accident
 on U.S. Highway 93 in Nevada.
He was a member of the newly established Kittitas County Chapter of ABATE.
 



 
Oct. 18th 2003
Tom Bunn
 
Tom, was seriously injured and we will be having a benefit
 with proceeds going to his family.
Starts at 5pm at:
Bubbas Place (tavern)
21237 84th Ave S.
Kent WA
Spaghetti feed - 50/50 Silent Auction
Thanks, Robert Contreras
For more info call: 253-872-8854
Or
halfrack20022002@yahoo.com

 



 

Monday morning September 15th
****Preacher Mike Passes Away****

Many of you have heard and some of you may have not.
 Preacher Mike finished his race and went home to be with the Lord early Monday morning
 September 15th. For us it is not goodbye but see you later, this is the promise we have as
 believers in Christ. Yes we will miss him now but look forward to
 living with him in Heaven for eternity.
RR
Preacher Mike
ABATE of Washington
State Chaplain
Romans 14:7-9
For if we live, we live to the Lord and if we die, we die to the Lord.
 So whether we live or die we belong to the Lord.
Because of His Grace,
Ranger Ric
ABATE of Washington
ST. Asst. Chaplain

Any cards and/or donations could be sent to:
Christian Crusader Homebase
PO Box 7192
Kennewick WA 99336
Attn: Preacher Memorial Fund


For more info contact:
Ranger Ric @ (509) 775-3592
A.B.A.T.E. of WA State Office @ (253) 475-4944
Email: abateofwa@attbi.com
www.goccm.org
 


 


Friday August 8th, 2003

Dawn (Sunshine) Stacey.
Sunshine passed away at home. It was Sunshine's wishes that all who knew her get together to celebrate her life and
 times. There will be services for her at the Green bank Clubhouse on the corner of Bakken Rd and Firehouse Rd in
 Green bank, WA on Whidbey Island. The Clubhouse will be open at approx 1:00 PM on the 23rd of August, 2003.
 Services will be a sunset memorial per Sunshine's wishes. The time has been set at 8:30 pm.

Directions to the Clubhouse are as follows:
From Deception Pass Bridge, go South on Hwy 20 approx 30 miles to the Green bank Store. Just past the Store, slow
 down for a right hand turn on Bakken Rd. Proceed one block to Clubhouse on the Right.

From the Clinton Ferry go North on Hwy 525 approx 15 miles to the Green bank,
 before you get to the Green bank Store
 watch for Bakken Rd on the Left hand side of the highway, next to a power substation.
 Proceed one block to Firehouse Rd and the Clubhouse on the Right.

Any questions please contact me at: 360-221-2941
James Harris Island County Dep. Coordinator

 



Jay Hanson

July 25, 2003
Jay Hanson A.B.A.T.E. of Washington Eastside Deputy Coordinator passed away.
It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Jay Hanson.
On July 25th, Jay left this world and our lives. I get a lot of credit for
starting the CW Chapter, but it is guys like Jay who where there from the start.
Jay was a central figure in starting the South East Chapter out of the
Tri-Cities. He later was sucked in too the Chairmanship of Spring Opener, he chaired
that huge job for 7 years. He also served two terms as Eastside Deputy of
ABATE of WA. For the last 6 years he has been a central figure in the CWC.
Jay leaves behind his wife Holly, Kelly his daughter and Squeak his son.
 For more information contact:
Darrell Wynn @ 728-0212
Mike Carpmail @ 697-4817
Ray Deluna @ 865-3552.

The Family is having a service the 9th and a dinner afterwards at the Toppenish Eagles.
Danny Polotto is doing a benefit the 16th of August in Prosser.
Jay will be missed, but not forgotten, goodbye friend........
Rich Bright.

 




May 14, 2003 Dennis L. Powell ( Papa Smurf)

Member of East Pierce County chapter was admitted to Harbor View on May 14th.
 Dennis suffered severe head injuries in a motorcycle accident sustained after a head on
 collision with a pair of multiple stacked metal mailbox stations concreted in the side of the
 roadway. Currently as of May 26th, Papa continues to struggle and is recovering from a
 operation on Saturday. Visitors are allowed 10am-8pm. He has a sister that comes to see
 him every day. Cards and letters and non-plant items may be sent to:
Harbor View Medical Center
325 9th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
Room 257. Trauma ICU
Papa is currently not too responsive and still on support systems.
 Care of Dennis L. Powell.
 He has a long row to hoe and all prayers and support are appreciated.
Thank you.
Jimbo
Deputy Coordinator,
East Pierce County Chapter, Abate of WA #15404.

June 21, 2003 Dennis L. Powell ( Papa Smurf)

Member of East Pierce County Chapter of ABATE of Washington and a Bonney Lake resident, passed away on Saturday, June 21, 2003 at the Bel Air Health Care Center at the age of 55 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. The funeral was held at the Sticklin Funeral Chapel, Centralia, Washington. Brown Mortuary, Chehalis, Washington, was in charge of arrangements.
 



CeCe Sorrells

****Thursday May 15th 2003****
CeCe Sorrells a member of ABATE of Washington East Pierce County Chapter
 suddenly passed away.
Funeral will be in Tacoma on Thursday at 1 o'clock at:
Mountain Veiw on the corner of Steilicoom & S. Tacoma Way.
Pack will be leaving Cloud 9 about 12:15.

CeCe passed away suddenly on Friday the 9th of May.
 She owned the Could 9 Tavern in Tacoma for 22 years.
 CeCe was a person who often helped others.
 She was quick to forgive those who had wronged her.
 She cared about ABATE and was always ready to offer ideas that would be of help to the
 organization. She even had my cell phone number written on the back of her membership card
 so that when she thought of an idea she could pass it along. As a neighbor of hers for the
 past 9 years one could always count on her to be in the yard working on something,
 whether it was the yard or busy cutting out figures from plywood to paint and give away.
 We have three different sized wooden cats that she made for us because she thought that we
 would enjoy them. You could go to CeCe and have a good talk with the knowledge that what you
 had to say would stay with her. The many people that knew her will miss her and things won't
 seem the same without her around.
I will post further information as it becomes available.
Bob Houk

 



Dave Hemmingsen
 

It is with a heavy heart that I must tell you all that Dave Hemmingsen,
Charter member of Sno King Chapter & past Deputy Coordinator, passed away this morning
 Monday 5/12/2003 at his home with his loving wife, Penny at his side. He fought a long,
 courageous battle with cancer & has passed on to a better place with no more pain & suffering.
 A memorial service will be held but the date has not been set.
 Condolences can be sent to Penny at their home:
15532 Densmore Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98133
or:
C/O Sno King Chapter
PO Box 5367
Lynnwood, WA 98046.
I will be out of town from 5/14-19 so you can contact
 Bruce at 425-774-7243 for any details that come while I'm gone.

Carol Kraemer

 


Tragic Loss of MRF President Buck Kittredge
 

It is with great sadness and tremendous loss that the Motorcycle Riders Foundation's Board of Directors reports the untimely death of MRF President and friend Nathan "Buck" Kittredge. Buck's life was taken just before 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 20, 2003 in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident less than 10 miles from his home in Wisconsin. The exact cause of the accident remains unknown. Buck was 56 years old and leaves behind his beloved wife Carolyn and his two sons Jesse and Travis, as well as a worldwide family of motorcyclists' rights activists with whom he had served for many years. Tom Wyld, MRF Vice President of Government Relations, echoed the sentiments of the entire motorcyclists' rights community upon hearing the tragic news. "We are all numb, grief-stricken and in utter disbelief at this unfathomable loss, and our hearts are one with Carolyn and the rest of the Kittredge family. We will carry on, as Buck would have us do, guided by this wonderful man's spirit and his unflagging devotion to his family, to his cause, and to each and every one of us. "Visitation and a memorial service will be held for Buck on Thursday, April 24 at Jones Funeral Home, 107 Franklin Street, Oconto Falls, Wisconsin 54154, (920)848-2222. Visitation hours will be from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. with the memorial service beginning at 7:00 p.m. There will be an open microphone remembrances period immediately following the memorial service during which Buck's friends and family will be given the opportunity to share their tributes and memories. In lieu of flowers, the MRF asks that you please forward contributions to the Buck Kittredge Memorial Fund, c/o Wells Fargo Bank, 225 E. Central Avenue, Oconto Falls, WI 54154. Since 1966, Buck had ridden his various motorcycles through 49 states from his home base in Wisconsin. He first became involved with motorcyclists' rights when he became a life member of the American Motorcyclist Association. He was heavily involved with ABATE of Wisconsin starting in 1985, served as Executive Director of ABATE of Wisconsin from 1994-2000, and was well known for his lobbying efforts for motorcyclists' rights and safety in Washington DC beginning in 1991. "Buck and I started in bikers' rights together almost eighteen years ago," said Ed Williams, the current Executive Director of ABATE of Wisconsin. "At that time, neither of us had any idea how far it would take us. There is no way I can express in words how much Buck will be missed. I promise you, my friend we will not let you down. We will finish all that you started and we will continue to fight for our right to ride free. "Buck began his service on the Motorcycle Riders Foundation Board of Directors as Supporting State Motorcyclists' Rights Organization Board Member in 1995 when Mark Buckner was MRF President. "The Motorcycle Riders Foundation, and all of biker's rights, has lost a great leader," said Buckner. "Buck was a good friend and a better man. I'll miss him dearly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Carolyn and the Kittredge family ."Buck served two years as Vice President before taking over as MRF President at the Meeting of the Minds in Lansing, Michigan last September. MRF Vice President Chuc Coulter has stepped in as Interim President as the organization continues to advance the hard work and dedication of Buck and many others to preserve the rights and freedoms of street motorcyclists nationwide.
 

 



Judy Claxton

   Hey Dutch,

   This is my mom, She died on March 27, 2002
 from cancer. She didn't buy her 1200 Sporty until after
 she was in her 50's. She was just starting to really
 enjoy life and was getting into the bike scene when she
 was diagnosed with cancer. Six months later she was
 gone. Would you please put her on the list with the
 other Downed Riders.

   Thanks' Bro,  "Leaky" EPCC ABATE OF WA
 
 

"Dream what you want to dream; Go where you want to go;
 Be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do."

Judy Claxton

 

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