Clinton “Bodie” Kevin Sam

Obit-Clinton SamClinton “Bodie” Kevin Sam was born February 6, 1962 in Everett, Wash. to William E. Sam Sr. and Carole B Allen. He went to be with his heavenly father December 15, 2012

He is survived by his wife, Maureen Fryberg; daughter, Carole M. Allen; sisters, Wanda (Ray) Sam, Augusta (Archie) Lobehan, Jessica (Joe) Myers, Angela Sam and Loreen Barr; brothers, Stacey (Sherina) Sam, William Sam Jr., and Anthony Sam; step siblings, Donald Allen Jr., Nick Allen, Emma Allen; grandchildren, Virginia Allen, Malikai Allen, Jayson Sanchez, Aunt Jo (Walt) Landert.

Bodie liked taking long walks around Tulalip and Muckleshoot Reservations. He enjoyed going to the casino to play the machines. Bodie enjoyed going fishing and woodcutting or taking long car rides. He enjoyed the company of his nephews and nieces.

He is preceded in death by his parents, William Sam Sr. and Carole B. Allen; step dad, Donald G. Allen; and children, Anita Maurice and Clinton Fryberg.

Visitation was held Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home; an Interfaith Service followed at the Tulalip Tribal Gym. Funeral Service was held Wednesday at 9 a.m. at the Tulalip Tribal Gym with burial following at Mission Beach Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home.

Brian McCutchen

obit-Brian McCutchenBrian McCutchen, 44, of Marysville, Washington passed away suddenly on December 12, 2012. He was born on November 10, 1968 in Carbondale, Illinois to Mac McCutchen and Cozette Samuel.

Brian grew up in Carbondale, graduating from Carbondale High School in 1986. After high school Brian earned his four-year degree from Robert Morris College and upon graduation began working in the banking “business”. Four years ago, however, Brian changed “careers” and began working in “education”.

Since 2008, Brian was employed at Totem Middle School in the Marysville School District, serving as an Administrative Office Manager. Coach McCutchen also coached outside linebackers the past six years for the Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawk varsity football program. He loved his students, his athletes, his colleagues at Totem and his coaching “family” at MPHS, however, Brian’s greatest “loves” were his son, Marcus, 22 years old and currently serving in the US Army, and his daughter, Jasmine, a 17 year old senior at Marysville-Pilchuck.

Brian was an extraordinary man who, in spite of leaving us far too early, had an incredible impact on all he encountered, particularly the countless young people whose lives were enriched by his “touch”. Whether Brian was sharing M&M’s from the candy bowl on his desk or reminding his “backers” to “keep ’em choppin”, kids knew this special man cared deeply about them, and they, in turn, cared deeply about him. The man we called “Cutch” will be missed terribly.

Memorial services were held Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at the auditorium on the campus of Marysville-Pilchuck High School.