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Sixteen people have been confirmed dead, and scores of others are missing. Here is a list of people whose family members have told The Seattle Times or The Associated Press that they are missing or that their bodies have been found.


Christina Jefferds, 45

Jefferds was home with her 4-month-old granddaughter, Sanoah Huestis, who is missing. Her husband, Seth Jefferds, a volunteer firefighter, wasn’t home when the slide hit. Peter Jefferds described his daughter-in-law as “very charismatic, loving. A great woman.”

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Linda McPherson, 69

McPherson and her husband, Gary “Mac” McPherson, were reading the newspaper Saturday morning, separated only by a living-room end table, said their daughter Kate McPherson. Battered, he survived. Linda McPherson had worked as a librarian and was a longtime school-board member.

Summer Raffo, 36

Raffo, of Darrington, got married two years ago. She worked as a custodian at Darrington High School and is a farrier on the side. On Saturday, she was driving on Highway 530, headed to a horseshoeing appointment. She was fifth in a line of 13 children.

John Regelbrugge III, 49

Regelbrugge, whose wife Kris Regelbrugge, was also killed, was a 32-year Navy veteran, said his sister-in-law, Jackie Leighton. The couple had three sons and two daughters. The couple’s third son, who lived with his parents, had left for work at a lumber mill just before the slide, Leighton said.

Kris Regelbrugge, 44

Regelbrugge and her husband, John Regelbrugge III, who also was killed, had three sons and two daughters.


Sanoah Huestis, 4 months

She is the granddaughter of Christina Jefferds; Jefferds has been confirmed killed.

Amanda Lennick, 31

Lennick, a nurse at Providence Regional Medical Center, had just moved into her new home. She didn’t have hot water yet — the tank was broken — and wanted television reception in the remote area. She scheduled three workers to do work at her home Saturday morning — an electrician, a technician from Dish Network and a plumber.

Bill Welsh, 66

An electrician from Arlington, Welsh served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He has worked 25 years for Marysville-based Whitley Evergreen, where he heads the electrical department. He was to install a water heater at the home of Amanda Lennick, who is also missing. He planned to meet Steve Neal, there, a plumber friend from work.

Steve Hadaway, 53

Hadaway has worked at Dish Network for less than a year, said his daughter, Brandy. His brother, John Hadaway, said Steve Hadaway attended school to earn a degree while working full time as a manager at Diebold. “Whatever he did, he was dedicated to it,” his brother said. He was to be at Amanda Lennick’s house to hook up TV service.

Stephen Neal, 55

Neal has owned his plumbing business for about 30 years, said son Ryan Neal, of Marysville. The senior Neal sometimes worked as an independent contractor for Whitley Evergreen and was to do plumbing work Saturday at Amanda Lennick’s house. Ryan Neal described his father as someone always concerned about others. “He was definitely out to help people.”

Marcy Satterlee, 61

Thom and Marcy Satterlee had a home on Steelhead Drive. A passionate gardener, she has loved living near the river in a house she and her husband bought in late 2012, said sister-in-law Debbie Satterlee. She was excited her vegetable garden had just been rototilled and was helping to plan the wedding of her granddaughter Delaney Webb, Satterlee said.

Thomas Satterlee, 65

Thom Satterlee grew up in Seattle and joined the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, during which he suffered a disabling injury, said his sister Debbie Satterlee. He was a leader of the Freedom County movement that sought to secede from Snohomish County in the late 1990s. A 1998 state Supreme Court ruling denied the claim.

Delaney Webb, 19

Webb was visiting her grandparents, Thom and Marcy Satterlee, on Saturday, and planning her August wedding to her fiancé, Alan Bejvl. Described as a country girl by her great-aunt Debbie Satterlee, she loves hiking and her dogs and was studying at Everett Community College.

Alan Bejvl, 21

Bejvl grew up on his parents’ tree farm not far from the mudslide area. Perpetually happy, according to family members, he works at Reece Trucking & Excavating. “You couldn’t ask for a better employee. He was always trying to better himself and go beyond what was expected of him,” said his boss, Andy Reece.

Spillers family

Billy Spillers, 30, is a chief petty officer in the Navy stationed at Naval Station Everett. He is married to Jonielle Spillers, a nursing assistant. The Spillers moved from Seattle about two years ago. Billy Spillers is missing along with children Kaylee Spillers, 5, and Brooke Spillers, 2, and 13-year-old stepson Jovon Mangual. Billy Spillers and the children were apparently watching TV when the mudslide hit. Rescuers pulled Jacob, 4, from the mud. Jonielle Spillers, who wasn’t home at the time, called around to hospitals and found him.

Joseph R. Miller, 47

Miller has worked as a nature photographer, exhibiting and selling his work, said his father, Reed Miller. The two live together and like to fish for steelhead together. The elder Miller was at the grocery store during the slide, which he thinks hit while his son was home drinking his morning coffee.

Tom Durnell, 65

Durnell is retired. His wife, Deb Durnell, was at work Saturday when the slide hit, said her daughter, Pam Keller.

Brandy Ward, 58

While Ward remains missing, her husband was treated at Harborview Medical Center for a broken pelvis.

Shelley Bellomo, 55

Bellomo “loved living by that river,” where she would watch bald eagles fly by, said her father, Pete Bellomo. She lives on East Steelhead Drive with longtime partner Jerry Logan, who is also missing.

Jerry Logan, 63

Jerry Logan is a well-known handyman in the area and performs odd jobs for neighbors, his friends say. He lives with his longtime partner, Shelley Bellomo.

Ron DeQuilettes, 52

DeQuilettes, an electrician from Bothell, was meeting a couple at their house in the slide area, his wife of 31 years told KPLU.

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