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Remembering Donald A. Gwilym, 1935-2020

Family and friends are remembering Donald A. Gwilym吉林快三大小群, and sharing this with the community:

Donald (Don) Andrew Gwilym passed away peacefully on September 16, 2020 at his daughter’s 吉林快三大小群 in West Seattle, surrounded by family, after a few months’ battle with brain cancer.

Don was born on June 1, 1935, at Seattle General Hospital, to Herald and Aina Gwilym. Don graduated from West Seattle High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Washington. He served two years in the Public Health Service in Washington, D.C. After a cross-country return trip in a VW bug, Don joined his father and brother at Seattle City Light, where he spent 41 years working on hydroelectric projects on the Skagit and Pend Oreille Rivers, including dam safety.

On September 23, 1961, he married Karen Oberg, and raised three daughters. In 1991, Don and Karen moved to Vashon Island, where they spent 25 wonderful years living in the woods, ferry commuting, and hosting magical “grandparent camps” and family reunions. In 2016, they moved to Horizon House in Seattle.

Don was a gentle, giving, compassionate man with a strong passion for justice and helping others. He was a lifelong member of the United Church of Christ denomination, including 52 years at Plymouth Church in Seattle. He worked to eliminate housing discrimination, desegregate public schools, provide companionship to many who were unhoused or experiencing mental illness, and deliver food to those who were isolated. Up until his illness, Don escorted supported-living residents to events, and coordinated the Horizon House van trips to church. He honored every single individual he met and advocated for those in need.

吉林快三大小群Don loved dogs, playing with his grandkids, greeting neighbors, learning history, dancing, singing, eating cinnamon rolls, watching Storm/Seahawks/M’s games, traveling to Sweden and China, and cracking really corny jokes.

Don was preceded in death by his newborn son Thomas and his brother Edward Gwilym. He is survived by his wife Karen, daughters Gwen (Fred Williams); Janet (Bing Tso, Jr.); and Kathy, and his brother Herald Gwilym (Kathleen). He is also survived by his five grandchildren—Rheanna (Seth), Tyee, Alana, Morgan, Annika — and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of Don’s life will be held at a later date due to COVID. Consider donations in his memory to Plymouth Healing Communities () or Kids in Need of Defense (), wear your mask for others, and pet a dog.

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Remembering Barbara J. Schorn, 1937-2020

Family and friends are remembering Barbara J. Schorn and sharing this with her community:

Barbara Jean Schorn, loving wife and mother of three children and grandmother to six, went 吉林快三大小群 to be with her Lord on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at age 83, surrounded by her three sons.

Barbara was born on May 9, 1937, in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Victor and Violet Erickson. She was baptized and confirmed at Redeemer Lutheran Church. After receiving her teaching degree from the University of Minnesota, she spent the summer in Europe and then returned to teach 4th grade at Robbinsdale School. On December 22, 1959, she married Robert Schorn. Together they moved to Seattle in 1962. In 1964, they moved to Racine, Wisconsin. Then again in 1965, they moved to Anchorage, Alaska, returning in 1967 to settle in Seattle.

Together they raised three sons, Scott, Eric, and Tyler.

吉林快三大小群Barbara had a passion for children, teaching and volunteering. While raising her sons, she volunteered in the Seattle Public Schools and was very involved in First Lutheran Church of West Seattle (a member since 1963) being a Sunday School Teacher, Bible School Teacher, serving on Altar Guild, and as a Circle member. She volunteered in her sons’ and grandchildren’s activities such as Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, soccer, baseball, basketball, and paper routes. She loved to take Scott’s dogs on the paper routes of all her sons.

吉林快三大小群After she raised her sons, she worked at the Seattle Public Schools as an Instructional Assistant and then as an on-call Substitute Teacher. She volunteered at the Son of Heaven China exhibit and others. She also helped elderly couples by taking them on weekly grocery-store trips, and helping them live independently in their 吉林快三大小群s. She attended all her grandsons’ baseball and soccer games. Barbara was an avid seamstress.

Barbara loved camping, boating, and trips to Lake Chelan. Barbara and Robert were Seattle Sonics basketball season-ticket holders from the inaugural season all the way until the Sonics left for Oklahoma, and also a fan of local baseball, football, and hockey teams. While in Anchorage, they went camping every weekend that weather would allow to explore Alaska. She was known for her kind, caring, compassionate spirit.

Barbara was preceded in death by her sister Gloria Nordin, her parents Victor and Violet Erickson. She is survived by her husband Robert, her three sons, Scott (Valerie), Eric (Wendy), and Tyler (Kaoru), and her 6 grandchildren, Gunther, Peter, Nicholas, April, Miyabi, and Madoka.

The family would like to thank Rosalind Chege and Mercy Muturi for their tender care of Barbara in her final years.

吉林快三大小群Private family service will be held at Washington Memorial Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be sent to the West Seattle Food Bank.

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Remembering Jon M. Southworth, 1955-2020

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Jon Michael Southworth
April 15, 1955 – September 10, 2020

Jon Michael Southworth, beloved husband, father, papa, brother, and friend to many left us too early following complications from a medical emergency on September 10, 2020 at the age of 65, with his wife by his side.

吉林快三大小群Jon was born in Seattle in 1955, the fourth of five children, to Mary Ann and Howard Southworth. He graduated from West Seattle High School in 1973 and WA State University in 1977 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He met the love of his life, Belinda Fumasi, in 1979. They married in 1986 and built a beautiful life together in their West Seattle 吉林快三大小群. He specialized in heating and cooling systems and was proud to have engineered the design for the Tacoma Dome and many Seattle buildings.

Following complications from surgery to remove a benign brain tumor in 1990, Jon lost his eyesight and suffered other complications. Over many years, he regained great function, and through his strength, tenacity, and resiliency was fully present to his family and friends. He especially found great joy in bringing laughter and the news of the day to all who knew him.

Jon is survived by his devoted wife Belinda, their beloved dog Bo Bo, daughter Brandi (Robert), grandchildren Malea and Elijah, as well as brother Steve Southworth (Rebecca Wiess), sister Martha Schoen (Steve) and Molly Swain, as well as many nieces and nephews. Jon was predeceased by his parents Howard and Mary Ann and brother Jeff Southworth.

吉林快三大小群Our deepest appreciation to his caregivers at Elder Place West and to Sue Laden at Jon’s 吉林快三大小群.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Jon’s memory may be sent to Providence Mount St. Vincent Foundation in appreciation of his care at Elder Place at The Mount.

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Arrangements Entrusted to Emmick Family Funeral Home of West Seattle

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Remembering John E. Sacco, 1929-2020

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吉林快三大小群John E. “Buddy” Sacco passed away peacefully at 吉林快三大小群, surrounded by his loving family, on September 7th, 2020 at the age of 91.

吉林快三大小群John was born at the family 吉林快三大小群 in “Garlic Gulch” on January 19, 1929 with the help of his loving Aunts. He was the second-born son of John B. Sacco and Elizabeth Rickenbacker Sacco, preceded by his brother Carl.

He attended Mt. Virgin Grade School and graduated from Franklin High School in 1947. An independent soul, he attempted to sign up as a cabin boy in the Merchant Marine during WW2, but was stopped by his mother before he could get aboard. He served during the Korean War at the Atomic Bomb plant at Hanford, Washington as an anti-aircraft gunner on the Quad 50 machine gun. He lived in a tent for two years in the desert and would never sleep outdoors or in a tent again for the rest of his life.

He met the love of his life, Elsie Novito, and they were married on April 24, 1954, a marriage that lasted for over 66 years. He held several jobs, but finally settled in at Seattle City Light, at first a cable splicer and then in the streetlight division, retiring in 1990 after 30 years.

吉林快三大小群A quiet genius, he could make anything and do just about everything he put his mind to. He remodeled the house he and Elsie lived in for nearly their whole married life, working on it after his work day ended and then on weekends. He had many hobbies, from building his own darkroom for color photography, to being an expert airplane-model maker. He could look at a picture of a plane and build it from scratch and fly it, but flying model aircraft only whetted his appetite for flight and he learned how to pilot sailplanes and then small engine airplanes. He was a past member of the Puget Sound Soaring Association.

He also belonged to other clubs: A past member of “The Cascade Mountain Men” and present member of “The Sons of Italy” and the “West Seattle Italian Club.”

He leaves his loving wife Elsie, son Joseph “Joey,” daughters Diana and Mary. Grandchildren Danielle Sacco Wartena (Eric). Erica Concannon Martin (Brett). Anthony Concannon, Katie Concannon Brenner (Nathan), Nicole Concannon, and Sean Concannon. He also leaves 5 great-grandchildren, with one more on the way.

吉林快三大小群A private family Mass was held at Holy Rosary Parish, West Seattle.

吉林快三大小群Donations may be made to St. Jude Hospital.

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Remembering Monica Stenberg, 1944-2020

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吉林快三大小群Monica was born Monica Eklöf on October 2, 1944 in Gothenburg, Sweden. She grew up there with her mother and her two younger sisters. During the summers they moved out to their mother’s family 吉林快三大小群 in a small fishing village on the island of Mollösund off Sweden’s West Coast.

As a young adult, Monica got a job working in the finance department of a shipyard in Gothenburg, and it is there that she met her future husband Bengt Stenberg, who was originally from Malmö, Sweden. In 1969, Monica and Bengt moved to the United States, first to New Orleans and then Santa Monica and finally Seattle, where they remained for the rest of their lives. Bengt passed away in 2004. After so many years in the US, Monica felt more and more American, but kept Sweden in her heart and always had a love of the sea.

Monica worked for many years at Seafirst Bank in West Seattle, which later became Bank of America. She enjoyed visits with her Swedish family, travels in Europe and the US, and adventures with friends in the Pacific Northwest. Monica also liked going to opera, musicals, plays, and celebrating the holidays with a traditional Swedish Christmas Eve julbord dinner with friends.

Monica was a happy and energetic person, and was always ready to laugh. She was known for her quick wit and many jokes, and she was a fun person to be around. Monica had a big heart and never forgot the birthdays of her friends and family. Monica was a loyal friend and beloved sister and aunt.

She is greatly missed by her friends and family in both the US and Sweden. Monica is survived by her two sisters, Gertie Skeppstedt and Margreth Eklof, niece Petra Myhren, and nephew Mathias Skeppstedt, and their children.

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Remembering William G. Urlevich Sr., 1942-2020

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吉林快三大小群William G. Urlevich Sr. passed away unexpectedly on September 5th, 2020 in Seattle at the age of 77.

William, otherwise known as “Big Bill,” is survived by his wife Lauree Urlevich (nee Riefflin) and his son William G. Urlevich, Jr. He is predeceased by his brother, Mike Urlevich.

Bill was born December 21st, 1942 in West Seattle to Gasper and Julia Urlevich. He graduated from West Seattle High School in 1962 and also attended Olympic Junior College. He and Lauree were married in 1966 at Holy Family Church. He was employed as a Longshoreman with the ILWU for over 40 years until his retirement as a checker in 2008.

He was a longtime coach of West Seattle baseball teams from T-Ball, Pee-wee, and Pony for 18 years and won many championships. Bill enjoyed spending time with friends, playing Yahtzee with his brother-in-law Tom, and occasionally traveling. No family gathering was complete without Big Bill getting kids and neighbors together for a game of street football, basketball, or baseball. He was a keen competitor who played championship cribbage and was patient with teaching kids all sorts of card games.

吉林快三大小群He was an avid sports fan and had a deep appreciation for everything football, especially the Huskies and Seahawks. He and his son won the Seattle Times Guest Guesser in 1984 and were awarded the grand-prize trip to the Super Bowl.

Bill was also known for some serious dance moves, winning dance contests in high school and wowing friends and family at every occasion. On trips to Reno, he got up on stage and danced with Chubby Checker, The Coasters, The Temptations, and the Four Tops. In a revival of Grease, Big Bill and Lauree were pulled on stage to dance with the cast doing “Willy and the Hand Jive.” He will be remembered for his generous spirit, a larger-than-life personality, and the World’s Best Clam Dip! Those closest to him lovingly referred to him as “Johnny.”

吉林快三大小群A Celebration of Bill’s Life will be held at a later date.

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Remembering Jon D. Rickey, 1966-2020

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On a ‘hot August night’ in 1966, (at 7:11 no less!) Jon David Rickey was born in Seattle to Ann Riedasch and Dave Rickey. On another August day, August 28, 2020, Jon passed away far too soon. His short life was packed full of his energy and enthusiasm and humor that was typical of how he rolled.

Seattle, Maltby, Monroe, Yakima, and Billings, Montana, Ellensburg, and Wenatchee are among the places he left his imprint. He graduated from Monroe High School, where he played football for the Bearcats. But that was the just the beginning. With a football scholarship in hand, he left the area to play ball at Yakima Valley College. Soon he was sought out by Rocky Mountain College in Billings to continue college and football. Central Washington is where Jon graduated in Construction Management and met his wife to be, Karen (Harker) Rickey.

吉林快三大小群Jon had many talents including being part of the marching and jazz bands in high school. In fact, his saxophone skills improved greatly, from being asked by his first teacher to use the ‘sound-proof’ room to practice, to playing a solo at his graduation. Family trips to Disneyland were as frequent as possible and always memorable. He was as excited as the kids, ready to go when it opened and staying until it closed. You can almost hear him cheering for the Seahawks and Huskies. He was probably the best ‘couch-coach’ they ever had! And whether with good friends or family, a round of golf always left Jon with lots of stories to tell as only he could!

His career in construction focused on site development working for others and then\ opening his own business in Wenatchee. After the birth of his two daughters (Megan and Kristin), he returned to the West side and settled in Mukilteo. Jon jumped in with both feet to be part of the the girls’ school activities; coaching and volunteering in their music efforts, sports and theater.

Hitting his stride, Jon gravitated toward Real Estate and opened his own Agency. It was a perfect blending of his construction knowledge, his people skills and his enthusiastic and positive approach to life.

Jon is preceded in death by the brother Erick, sister Laurel, daughter Megan, his grandparents, and stepfather Dan Freemon. He leaves the rest of his grieving family, daughter Kristin Nicole Rickey, his mom Ann Riedasch (Ron), and dad Dave Rickey (Jeanne), his former wife Karen (Harker) Rickey, stepbrothers Dean (Lynn) and Brian Knox and Chris Freemon (Debbie), stepsister Pam Methner (Brad), and more aunts and uncles and nieces and nephews and cousins than we can list. And his best friend Chet Buchanan (Amy) of Las Vegas was as close as a brother. Jon loved his family as he loved life.

吉林快三大小群Due to COVID-19, there will be no service at this time. Jon was in the process of creating a Foundation to honor his deceased daughter Megan, The Megan Rickey Bright Light Foundation. After all the paperwork has been filed and it’s up and running, when you think of Jon, that might be a good place to leave a remembrance.

吉林快三大小群For now, grab your favorite beverage, raise it high, and toast Jon!

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Remembering Elizabeth Jane Spry, 1926-2020

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Elizabeth (Bette) Spry passed away on August 16, 2020, at the age of 93 at her 吉林快三大小群 in West Seattle with family by her side.

Bette was born on September 28, 1926, in Omaha, NE to Frank and Margaret Swinarski. Bette’s father emigrated from Poland, and her mother was born in Ashton, NE. One of six children growing up during the Great Depression, Bette enjoyed ice skating on cold Nebraska days and spending time with her family. After graduating from high school, Bette went to work to support the war effort. During World War II, she worked for the Glenn L. Martin Bomber Plant as a timekeeper. Bette loved dancing and she met her future husband, Al, while dancing in one of Omaha’s lively ballrooms in the 1950s.

On July 16, 1955 they were married at Immaculate Conception Church in Omaha, NE. Shortly thereafter, they moved to the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where they settled in West Seattle and raised four children.

Bette was a member of the Highland Park Improvement Club in West Seattle, where she and Al regularly participated in monthly dances, and she served terms as Vice President and Secretary. Bette, with Al, knew how to “cut the rug” when it was time to dance. Bette was a devout Catholic and a founding member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, where she helped it grow from its humble beginnings in the school basement to the current church it is today. An active volunteer, she was a member of the church guild, participating in many Parish activities and charitable events.

吉林快三大小群Bette enjoyed traveling. She and her family made many road trips back to Omaha with the family dog, Cricket, in tow, taking detours to National Parks and other destinations along the way. An international trip with dear friends took her through many of the great cities of Europe, with the highlight for Bette being attending the Passion Play in Oberammergau, Germany.

吉林快三大小群Bette was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother and will be greatly missed. She had a sharp mind and kind heart and never forgot a birthday or anniversary. She was also a loyal friend throughout her lifetime and enjoyed organizing dinner parties and having coffee with friends. Bette is survived by her husband, Al, of 65 years, her children Paula Buty (Kim), Sandra Scatena (Brian), Stephen Spry (Brandy) and Michael Spry (Mary Kay), grandchildren (Mitchel Spry, David Spry, Rocco Buty, and Katherine Spry) and many nieces and nephews.

吉林快三大小群A funeral mass will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in West Seattle. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance will be limited. A private interment will follow at Tahoma National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to St. Martin de Porres or St. Vincent de Paul.

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Remembering Joyce J. Wiseman, 1930-2020

Family and friends are remembering Joyce J. Wiseman, and sharing this remembrance with her community:

Joyce Jeanette Wiseman was born in Madison, South Dakota on July 28, 1930, to parents Orville and Mary Johnson. Joyce passed away peacefully on August 5, 2020 at Aegis Living in West Seattle.

吉林快三大小群Joyce graduated from Madison High School, where she met her sweetheart and future husband Austin (Cal) Wiseman. Cal and Joyce married May 23, 1950 in Madison, South Dakota.

Cal was soon stationed in Colorado Springs for the South Dakota National Guard, and Joyce moved there, where their first child (Paula) was born. After his service, they returned to South Dakota, where son Daniel was born.

Cal and Joyce moved their growing family to Seattle in 1953, where their four other sons (Stephen, Craig, Scott, and Mark), were born. They were the founders and former owners of the still-operating Wiseman Appliance of West Seattle. Joyce was a devout Catholic, and a longtime parishioner of Holy Family and later St. Bernadette Parish. Joyce and Cal were well-known throughout, and truly loved being a part of, the West Seattle community. She had a warm smile and kind greetings for everyone she met. Joyce loved gatherings with family and friends, travel, and taking in the ever-changing views from the Alki condo, as well as spending time at the lake property in Shelton.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents, and Cal, her husband of 68 years. She is survived by daughter Paula (Billy) Small of Renton, sons: Daniel of Seattle, Stephen of Kirkland, Craig of Seattle, Scott of Seattle, and Mark of Des Moines. In addition, Joyce is survived by nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews. Joyce will be dearly missed by her family, friends, and loved ones.

A private family funeral mass will be held at St. Bernadette’s Parish in Burien. A private interment will follow at a later date at Tahoma National Cemetery.

吉林快三大小群Please share your memories of Joyce by visiting .

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the family hopes to host a reception and celebration of Joyce’s life with family and friends in the future.

吉林快三大小群In lieu of sending flowers, remembrance donations may be sent to St. Bernadette Parish, Alzheimer’s Association, and Children’s Hospital, and would be appreciated by the family.

吉林快三大小群The family wishes to thank the staff at Aegis Living of West Seattle and the folks at Kline Galland hospice for the kind care and dignity afforded Joyce during her final life chapter.

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Remembering WSB mascot Miles, 2000-2020

Once upon a time, before a mixed-use building replaced it, a storefront at 4724 California SW held the West Seattle store.

Among its offerings in the early 2000s: Shelter cats up for adoption.

Back then, our son liked to visit the store to see the fish, some of which came 吉林快三大小群 to join our aquarium (until the 2006 windstorm outage claimed the last one吉林快三大小群). Your editor would usually insist on a visit to the back of the store to see the cats.

In summer 2005, one shelter-maintained cage held a 5-year-old Tonkinese/Siamese mix, whose info card from said his name was Kitty Boy and that his prior owner had to give him up upon moving to a long-term-care facility. Kitty Boy looked at us with big sad “get me out of here” blue eyes. But we had a cat at 吉林快三大小群 already, a 5-year-old tortoiseshell adopted three years earlier during a Seattle Animal Shelter “foster cat” event. The next time we visited Petco, the card for Kitty Boy indicated an adoption was pending. We felt relieved for him.

On our next visit a week or so later, though, he was still there – and we learned the adoption didn’t go through. That changed everything. We took him 吉林快三大小群 (and renamed him Miles, which seemed a bit more befitting than Kitty Boy).

A few months later, we started WSB (as a personal site, almost 2 years before going all-news). Miles has been our “shop cat”/mascot the whole way – low-maintenance as house cats go, no escape attempts, not much furniture clawing, occasionally putting his head on my arm while I typed but never trying to commandeer the keyboard. He had a few endearing habits like swatting at the straps on co-publisher Patrick’s camera bag when we returned from a story – left jab, right jab, left jab.

Miles became our lone cat when Sweetie吉林快三大小群 the aforementioned tortoiseshell died of cancer at 13 on the 4th of July, 2013, while we were out covering the Kids’ Parade. The years ticked by and we wondered what amazing feat of kitty longevity Miles was aiming for.

Early this year, though, as Miles turned 20, there were signs of decline – going into corners of the house and yowling for no apparent reason. A few weeks ago, he became notably skinnier, and then started to wander around the house in apparent confusion, mewing rather than yowling. But he seemed relatively OK until this past Wednesday morning, when suddenly, he couldn’t stand up, and soon lost consciousness.

We sat with him, thinking death was near. He wasn’t going without a fight, though. Our vigil lasted 34 hours, and then Miles was gone – during a breaking story (the power outage). After one last round of goodbyes, we called , which came to tenderly transport him.

It’s odd around HQ now. No cat lying in the morning sun, or curled up on the couch. No playful paws to take aim at the camera-bag strap. So whether your pet is 2 or 20, give them a hug on our behalf, as we remember Miles.

Remembering Dominic Madura, 1992-2020

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Dominic Madura passed away in Seattle on July 19th, 2020, at the age of 27.

Dominic was born in Seattle, on July 23, 1992, to John and Jana Madura, joining his older sister Chelsea, at their 吉林快三大小群 in West Seattle.

Dominic attended Holy Rosary Grade School in West Seattle, and graduated in 2011 from Kennedy Catholic High School in Burien.

吉林快三大小群Dominic loved the outdoors, including fishing, kayaking, biking, skateboarding, and spending time at the beach. He could often be found longboarding or kayaking along Alki Beach near his 吉林快三大小群. Dominic’s love for fishing started at an early age, when he was barely big enough to hold his own fishing pole. His favorite time of the year was the family’s annual summer vacation to Twin Lakes where he would fish, spend time with family and friends, and relax in the outdoors. He loved fishing there so much, that once when his family went for a fall weekend trip, and didn’t catch anything, the distraught eight-year-old demanded they stay until he caught at least one keeper to bring 吉林快三大小群. Nic (as his family called him) always out-fished everyone.

Dominic was a very kind and gentle person; a loving son and wonderful brother. He was always thinking of others, often bringing 吉林快三大小群 a treat to his mom or lending a hand around the house. He loved nature, and all creatures, especially dogs. Growing up, the Madura family had a yellow lab, Blondie, that Dominic absolutely adored. His favorite times with Blondie were the rare occasions when West Seattle was hit with snow. He once built a snow fort in the backyard for them to play in, and then fed Blondie cheese from a hole in the roof. Dominic had a wonderful sense of humor. He loved to make funny faces and use goofy voices to make everyone laugh. For example, a few months ago Dominic threw on a witch Halloween mask, and began strumming the song “Last Kiss” on his guitar, singing along with a silly voice. He loved to play his guitar, especially with good friends, most of whom called him “Dom.” Jam sessions in his parents’ living room would last for hours; they sometimes took requests but mostly played local Grunge and other favorites of the Madura household.

Dominic was also a fighter, winning a battle against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, all while dealing with late onset, type 1, diabetes. Though he won the battle over the cancer, these two diseases took their toll on his body, and his spirit. Despite those challenges, he always remained strong and tried to look on the bright side of life.

吉林快三大小群Dominic leaves behind his parents, John and Jana Madura; his sister Chelsea (Madura) Smith, and his new niece, Siena. He also leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. A funeral mass will be held for Dominic, and donations can be made in his name to The Oxford House. Due to COVID restrictions, a larger celebration of his life will take place next Spring.

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吉林快三大小群Care & Arrangements Entrusted to Emmick Family Funeral Home of West Seattle

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Remembering Anne Elizabeth Sward Aronson, 1924-2020

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Anne Elizabeth (Betty) Sward Aronson
April 3, 1924 – July 29, 2020

Anne Elizabeth (Betty) Sward, 96, died July 29, 2020. The day before her death, the family was able to be with her to say goodbye.

吉林快三大小群Born in Seattle of Swedish parents, Carl and Hedvig Sward April 3,1924 at Waverly Place east of Queen Anne. In 1932 her parents “exchanged” houses (no money changed hands) and moved to West Seattle! She attended Lafayette Grade School, James Madison Junior High, and West Seattle High School Class of 1942. She attended Seattle Pacific College for one year, took two years off to work at Boeing during the war, resumed her education in 1946, graduating in 1948 in Elementary Education.

吉林快三大小群Betty met her husband-to-be Connie on a one-day trip to Victoria on the SS Princess Marguerite in 1946. She was playing hymns and choruses on the piano, Connie joined in the singing. They soon discovered they shared a Swedish heritage and shared childhoods where Swedish language was spoken in the 吉林快三大小群 … that would eventually lead to many trips to Sweden to visit family and friends. Connie and Betty were married in 1949.

吉林快三大小群She taught 5 years at High Point Elementary School, took a break from teaching until her youngest of three children started school. At that time she resumed teaching as a substitute at the West Seattle elementary schools for several years. Following her short teaching career, she began working with her husband at C. “Connie” Aronson, and later known as Aronson Security Group. She fully retired at 89 years old.

Betty had a huge heart, a serious gift of hospitality, often hosting Swedish pancake suppers, traditional Swedish dinners, and summer picnics on the beach. She loved getting to know people and made life-long friends in unusual places like riding the elevator in Maui, sharing a table on a cruise, or hosting a young man one of their friends met at a roadside rest stop …“just because he was Swedish”!

Betty’s favorite times included making memories with her granddaughters; baking, overnights, attending sports events and concerts. Betty was a member of West Side Presbyterian Church for over 50 years, 20 years as Sunday School superintendent with her late husband, and many years playing piano in the pre-school department.

吉林快三大小群Betty is preceded in death by her husband, Connie, and son, David. She is survived by daughter, Karol; sons, Paul (Kris) and Philip (Susan) Aronson; granddaughters Kristina (Jon) Gratton, Erika, Karlee (Benjamin) George, Andrea; and great granddaughter Lillian George.

吉林快三大小群Betty will be greatly missed but comfort for the family is that she is now with her Lord and Savior. No services have been planned at this time but the family hopes to in the future. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to West Side Presbyterian Church. You can sign an online guest book at .

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Remembering Mark Hagstrand Thomas, 1950-2020

Family and friends are sharing this remembrance:

Mark H. Thomas吉林快三大小群 died July 27, 2020, after fighting a courageous battle with frontotemporal dementia, a debilitating disease that attacks the spirit and body.

He was born April 27, 1950 in Munich, Germany as a military dependent. Growing up, his family was stationed in various places including Salzburg, Okinawa, and Frankfort before returning to West Seattle in 1961.

吉林快三大小群He attended Madison and West Seattle High graduating in 1968. In 1972 he completed a BS in Geology from Western Washington College. The majority of career was in the moving and storage industry, retiring as the General Manager for Continental Van Lines in 2013. Mark loved to cook, fish, and, especially, entertain friends and family.

吉林快三大小群He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, of 33 years, brother Raymond (Terry) Thomas, daughter Nica Tovey, and 2 grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages you to donate to your favorite charity. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers.

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Remembering Ken Stafford, 1949-2020

In memory of Ken Stafford吉林快三大小群, this remembrance is being shared with the community:

吉林快三大小群Walking his dog on Alki. More specifically, carrying his treasured dog all over our city, from Alki to Ballard, to Lake Washington and back. That was Ken Stafford, an original Alki gem.

吉林快三大小群Kenny was born on July 14, 1949 and left this world on July 15th, 2020. He graduated from West Seattle High School in 1967 where his band started up and continued to play at old nightspots like the Embers, Alki Tavern, and the Jigsaw. His biggest thrill was performing a tribute to Elvis, his idol.

After a stint in the Navy, Kenny continued to live, and walk, and always enjoy the Alki Beach neighborhood. Now, those that knew him, will miss him and are pretty sure he is up there playing great music, probably Elvis songs. Rest in peace, my friend.

吉林快三大小群A remembrance for Ken will be held at a later date.

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Remembering Barbara A. McGlothern, 1933-2020

In memory of Barbara A. McGlothern, her family and friends are sharing this remembrance with the community:


Born January 26, 1933, in Michigan to David Hazlett and Dorothy (Ritchie) Hazlett. Passed peacefully July 20, 2020. Raised in Omak, and graduated with the Omak High School Class of 1951. Attended Western Washington University, where she met Richard McGlothern and wed in 1953.

Preceded in death by her parents David and Dorothy Hazlett, and her brother David Hazlett. Survived by children: Michael McGlothern and Aleece (Nokes) McGlothern, Cynthia McGlothern, Kerry (McGlothern) Casteel, Robert McGlothern and Jenny (Gwinn) McGlothern. Grandchildren: Matthew McGlothern, Jenny (McGlothern) Schild and Eric Schild, Katy (Casteel) Brown and Justin Brown, Tracy Casteel, Margaret McGlothern, and Simon McGlothern, and great-grandchildren: Blaire Brown, Benjamin Brown, and Bowie Schild.

吉林快三大小群Barbara was intelligent, thoughtful and had a great sense of humor. She loved her work at the University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, and retired from Washington State University Cooperative Extension. She enjoyed retirement, traveling to numerous countries, and volunteering with several organizations.

She had a passion for opera, reading, art, music, dogs, horses, and horse racing; sometimes she’d even
place a small bet! Her backyard was her oasis, where she loved to relax and read or visit with friends.
She always offered tea and a 吉林快三大小群made treat.

She was woven into the fabric of her beloved West Seattle community. She was an active member of the Admiral Congregational United Church of Christ.

Our family would like to extend deep gratitude to those at Sunshine Care for their loving care and attention to our Mother in the last couple of years. She was loved by so many and will be missed dearly.

A virtual Memorial will be held August 8, 2020; for details, see Emmick Family Funeral Services at

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Remembering Dean Barney, 1946-2020

Family and friends are remembering Dean Barney吉林快三大小群, and sharing this with the community:

吉林快三大小群Dean was a man of quiet strength with an unwavering moral compass who loved to explore throughout his career and life. Whether delighting in well-planned excursions with family to explore nature’s vast treasures, carefully stewarding the financial strength of many diverse organizations, or being there to build puzzles with his daughter, share sports tips with his son, or share a laugh with his wife, Dean was a pillar of strength who faced life with good humor and a commitment to supporting others.

On July 12, 2020 at the age of 73, Dean died peacefully surrounded by family and a lifelong friend after a two-and-a-half-year valiant battle with acute myeloid leukemia. Birdsong, sunshine, and a gentle breeze accompanied Dean on his final journey. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years Ginny Barney, daughter Beth, and son John.

Born a twin in Portland, Oregon in 1946 to USAF Colonel Russell Barney and Mrs. Helen Barney (née Funderburgh), Dean was an 8th generation descendant of Ian Robbins, a pioneer on the Oregon Trail. Dean and his three sisters – Myrna Barney, Gini Corvi, and his twin Connie Gill – were raised in many places in the US and abroad during their father’s military service. After high-school graduation from Highland HS in Albuquerque, NM in 1964, Dean attended the University of Colorado in Boulder on an ROTC scholarship for two years, followed by two years of service in the Navy. He worked several jobs to fund his education, completing his degree at UCB in business in 1970 before attending the University of Washington, where he completed his MBA in 1971.

Dean’s professional career as a financial executive began in public accounting and spanned many diverse areas from cable television to mineral water to the performing arts. Later in his career he devoted his many talents to bolstering the financial capabilities and stability of many notable Seattle arts organizations including the Intiman, Seattle Children’s, and ACT Theatres, where his financial acumen and dedication to sharing his knowledge across organizations helped support vibrant theatre in the region for years.

Throughout life, Dean enjoyed exploring nature’s bounty with Ginny, family, and friends – camping, hiking, and cycling through the diverse natural treasures of the American West and around the world. From paddling the rivers of the Pacific NW to exploring the red rock canyons and rich cultural history of the desert Southwest, Dean loved adventure.

吉林快三大小群As four-decade residents of West Seattle, the Barneys welcomed many friends into their 吉林快三大小群 near Lincoln Park to appreciate the beauty of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains along with their hospitality and playful presence.

Dean’s family and friends will miss his quiet, strong presence, meticulous planning, love of nature, dry wit, and unwavering banter about the perils of pets.

The Barney family extends their deep thanks to the dedicated nurses and doctors of Kaiser Permanente, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and UW Medicine for their encouragement and extraordinary care throughout Dean’s hard-fought battle with cancer.

吉林快三大小群Friends wishing to honor Dean’s life are encouraged to support the Leukemia Lymphoma Society through and local organizations dedicated to the beautiful trails of the region: the and the .

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Remembering Daniel M. DeSantis, 1945-2020

Family and friends are remembering Dan DeSantis, and sharing this with the community:

Daniel Michael DeSantis passed away unexpectedly on July 14, 2020 at his favorite place, Hood Canal.

吉林快三大小群Dan was born on 1/23/45 in Seattle and kept his 吉林快三大小群 here until recently; he currently resided in Palm Desert, California. He is survived by his wife of 19 years Jan DeSantis, his daughter Gina DeSantis Coats (son-in-law John, grandsons Alex and Anthony), son Dan (daughter-in-law Teresa), and former spouse and mother of his children, Ruth DeSantis.

吉林快三大小群He was raised in Seattle and had an extensive career in sales and 45+ years in Seattle Real Estate. Dan was a force of nature with an infectious laugh, big smile, sense of humor, and an unmatched love of life. It was essential for him to stay active every day, cycling, working out, and even walking lately (his “forced marches”). Everything was, of course, a social event.

Family and friends were his priority! He was so proud of his Italian heritage, children, and grandchildren. He idolized his grandsons and would do anything to be in their company — camping, white-water rafting, golfing, cheering at their sporting events, even dancing in nightclubs. He spoiled them whenever possible. He was their biggest fan!

It was important for him to stay connected to his friends, many of whom he had reconnected with recently. He lived life with gusto and wanted to continue traveling extensively. Dan would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need, not asking for anything in return. Everyone who knew him well loved him. In lieu of flowers, please donate to St.Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the American Cancer Society.

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Remembering Dorothy K. Wicklund, 1926-2020

Family and friends are remembering Dorothy K. Wicklund吉林快三大小群, and sharing this with the community:

Dorothy Katherine (Webb) Wicklund

吉林快三大小群Lifelong Seattleite Dorothy Wicklund passed away peacefully at 吉林快三大小群 on July 14 at the age of 93. She was born at Seattle’s Providence Hospital to Harry and Amalia Webb, the first of three children. In 1944 she graduated from West Seattle High School. She married Carl Wicklund in 1950 and they raised three children, Don, Janis, and Ken. The family spent summers camping and enjoying the family beach cabin on Vashon/Maury Island.

Dorothy had lifelong friends (“Sewing Circle”) and was active in her community. She led large Girl Scout troops in the 60s, was a leader for Local 609, and served on the finance committee of Hope Lutheran Church for many years. She was involved in the Swedish Club, was a strong advocate of voting, was a member of the 34th District Democrats, and had a prolific garden in her backyard with vegetables & dahlias every summer. She will be remembered for her quick wit, intelligence, outstanding organization, fierce pursuit of fairness, intense loyalty, and her memory – “which was like a steel trap.”

As a kitchen manager for the Seattle School District, Dorothy “was a legend,” says her granddaughter, Hailey. In retirement she and Carl traveled to Sweden, Russia, England, Ireland, Scotland, Canada, Mexico, Morocco, and, her favorite – the Canary Islands. She felt most grounded, though, at 吉林快三大小群. She enjoyed watching the squirrels out the window with a cup of coffee or an occasional martini. She collected Steinbach nutcrackers and always read the newspaper cover to cover. Most of all she loved having her family around, especially when they were all together.

The absolute matriarch of her family, Dorothy was immensely proud of her children Don (& Jeanne) Wicklund, Janis Smith (& Doug Bacon) and Ken (& Connie) Wicklund, her four grandchildren (Erin, Patrick, Hailey, & Heather & their spouses), and her five great-grandchildren (Chloe, Ryker, Sawyer, Sylvie, & Kinley). Dorothy was preceded in death by her brother Harry in 1942, and by her husband Carl in 2001. She is survived by her sister, Maxine Martin of Olympia.

吉林快三大小群A memorial will be held with immediate family. Donations in Dorothy’s memory can be made to the Hope Lutheran Foundation.

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Remembering Vernon ‘Don’ Adams, 1936-2020

The family of former longtime West Seattle resident Vernon “Don” Adams has announced his passing and is sharing this remembrance:

吉林快三大小群Vernon ‘Don’ Adams passed away peacefully on June 21, 2020, with his loving wife of almost 65 years, Tricia, and his daughter, Edie, at his bedside. Other family members were not able to visit due to the current pandemic.

Don was born on Valentine’s Day during the Great Depression times of 1936 in rural Wellington, Texas to David Wendell and Anna Dobson Adams. Dave and Anna worked a variety of jobs including farm labor and picking fruit. At the time of Don’s birth, Dave worked as a rural school bus driver. The young couple were assisted by a minister whose name was Vernon and, in gratitude, named little “Don” after the minister. Within a few years, when Don was six-months-old, the migrant family had moved to Auburn, Washington. At four years old, Don was recorded onto the 1940 census.

With his older brother, George, Don grew up in Auburn throughout the 1940s and – 50s. Like many young men of those times, his interests included cars, hunting, horseback clubs, and girls. Don “lettered” as a varsity basketball player and played other sports. He was also an avid outdoorsman all his life. He enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting with his family, friends, and business partners.

吉林快三大小群According to Tricia, during his school years, he was really into horses: “I think he had at least three and he belonged to the Saddle Club.” The club went on trail rides and Don and his friends camped with their horses. “I remember Don telling me about camping out by the river, catching fish and cooking them over a campfire, and having sword fights with the big ferns”. Another time Don and his buddies were riding their horses up by Lake Tapps chasing some Indian ponies and Don’s horse ran into a wire and was cut. Don’s father Dave taught Don how to doctor the horse.

吉林快三大小群Then cars entered the picture. “When I first met Don, he had a little red Oldsmobile convertible with a white top he sold to get a ‘49 Chevrolet that ended up being our first car”. He always felt bad about being lured away from his horses by a car. He drove to school and worked on a water well rig and also in a slaughterhouse outside of Auburn but mostly at his father’s Auburn Texaco service station. Don cherished all the friendships he made and has maintained them from those early school days.

In 1954, Don was introduced to Patricia Wilson by his sister-in-law Hazel Adams (both young women were working for Patricia’s uncle in the main office of his downtown bookstore, which was part of a national chain). Love bloomed and they married July 30th, 1955, in Seattle. Don initially worked at Boeing but did not find that to his liking. Don had always been enamored of planes and was able to start flying lessons while working at Boeing. With a new family, he eventually had to stop the lessons, but later he was able to go back and fly solo.

吉林快三大小群Over the next few years, the couple followed construction to find work. For a few months in late 1956, they lived in Myrtle Point, Oregon while Don was working as an apprentice carpenter, helping build a school. The young couple lived in Myrtle Point until the construction job finished and they then traveled to Santa Rosa, California. While living in a mobile 吉林快三大小群 park on the Old Redwood Highway, Don took a job at the Cadillac garage in Santa Rosa. Their first son, Michael, was born in Santa Rosa and the young father took his family 吉林快三大小群 from the hospital in a borrowed Cadillac. Eventually, Don got 吉林快三大小群sick and lonesome for the beautiful green state of Washington and the couple went back to Washington, living in several small towns south of Seattle, before moving to West Seattle in 1963. While his children were small, Don had another job that involved driving a big truck from Seattle to Reno to Sacramento. For a while, he also was a relief milk truck driver for Kent Farm Dairy in Kent, Washington. Don always wanted to be a police officer and in 1960, he began working with the King County Sheriff Department. In 1961, he moved to the Seattle Police Department.

As a Seattle Police Department Sergeant in July 1972, Don was awarded the Seattle Industrial Kiwanis Club Police Officer of the Month for a heroic rescue action he performed during a March 18, 1972 gunfire standoff involving a mentally-ill individual who had been sniping at individuals from his upper story, downtown hotel window. In a Seattle Times article of the day, “Officer Honored for Actions against Sniper,” it was written that: “Police Sgt. Vernon D. Adams, 36, was honored at a luncheon today as Officer of the Month by the Industrial Kiwanis Club. Adams was chosen because of his role in taking command of police operations as a sniper at the Bush Hotel fired on police March 18. Adams was also awarded a department commendation by Chief George P. Tielsch.”

The Chief’s commendation was as follows: “Although you were aware that you were exposing yourself to deadly danger, you risked your life to rescue a fellow officer…” which “resulted in your sustaining a serious and painful gunshot wound. I have no doubt that your direction of this operation, although wounded yourself, and your courageous self-sacrifice minimized the potentially serious injuries and prevented the fatal injuring of the police officers at the scene.”

Thankfully, he recovered from his physical injuries, but trauma nevertheless was in fact sustained (today it would be called post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD). Also, although Don had always wanted to be a police officer, he became disillusioned with what might be called “politics” in the Department (i.e., watch out who you catch doing something wrong and arrest and who they might be connected to). He left the police department in 1975.

That period was initially a period of chaotic personal turmoil, facing the challenge of changing employment while having a family of six to feed. Also, within approximately a year of leaving police work, the family unexpectedly sustained a house fire, requiring him to face multiple challenges including several moves over the next year, while he commissioned a new house in the Schmitz Park area of West Seattle.

吉林快三大小群Although he initially considered small-town police department Chief positions during this period, he found an exciting change in the direction of real estate. He later felt that he owed a great deal to his mentor, the West Seattle real estate broker Ron Turner. Within short order, he was his office’s top producer and eventually sold multiple millions of dollars in real estate. His wife, Tricia joined him in the real estate practice, and together with another couple, they started their new business “Elliott Bay Realtors,” first operating out of the Admiral District and later building their own real estate office at California and Brandon street in West Seattle. They eventually sold their interest, left, and worked with Prudential Real Estate (the other couple later sold Elliott Bay Realtors to Prudential).

吉林快三大小群During Don’s later years as a real-estate agent, he resumed his young adult hobby of private pilot aviation and enjoyed several different aircraft. According to Tricia, during a hectic real estate market, Don discovered he could get away from the office and watch the planes and hide at Boeing Field. It was there he saw his first Ercoupe and the rest is history. The guy was rebuilding the one we bought and we had our choice of paint colors so we chose lime and white, just like the can of (a popular) shaving cream.

At one point, he also had his own small 22-foot sailboat which he would sail in Elliott Bay of Seattle. In a time of a busy market, these activities helped preserve his sanity!

吉林快三大小群After retirement in 2000, Don and Tricia traveled the United States in a fifth-wheel trailer revisiting historic sites of family history. After two years of this nomadic travel (and with some health issues), they settled down at their high-desert retirement 吉林快三大小群 in Sierra Vista, Arizona.

Through the connection of their daughter and son-in-law to the U.S. Army post-Fort Huachuca, Don and Tricia were introduced to Sierra Vista and it was there that they decided where their retirement years together would be spent. In Sierra Vista, Don was involved with the local radio-control-aircraft flying club, where he made many deep friendships.

吉林快三大小群Don was an engaged parent and grandparent and was constantly amazed by the large and small achievements of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Employment: Carpenter; Long-haul Truck Driver; Milk Man; King County Sheriff Deputy; Seattle Police Department Motorcycle Officer, Patrolman, Sergeant & Detective; Real Estate Agent, Broker and part-owners of Elliott Bay Realtors.

Children: Besides Michael Don Adams, two additional sons, Stanley David Adams and Jerrold Dennis Adams, and a daughter, Edith “Edie” Anne (Adams) Guild became part of their family.

Grandkids and Great Grandkids: Michael David Adams, Zachary Loberg Adams, Lauren Rae Adams, Kyran Park Adams, Bradley Adams, Kiana Jade Adams, Nicolle Rose Guild, Jessica Anne Guild, and Great-grandchildren James A. Segovia and Landon Rose.

The family plans to have a Memorial BBQ in the near future.

吉林快三大小群In lieu of flowers, please donate “In Memory of Don Adams” to your favorite animal rescue organization.

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Remembering Susan Kay Harris, 1949-2020

Family and friends have said goodbye to Sue Harris and are sharing this remembrance with the community:

Susan Kay Harris, age 71, died peacefully at 吉林快三大小群 on May 23rd. She is survived by her children Sean (Courtney Harris-Campf), Colleen, Becky (RJ Masters), Marianne (Pat McGah), and CJ (Morgann Harris), six grandchildren, and her siblings Rita Meyers and Chuck Pepka. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Joseph, her parents Ruth and Ray Pepka, and her sister Rose Ann Hallett.

吉林快三大小群Sue was born in Kokomo, Indiana and moved with her family as an infant to Seattle. Raised in the Rainier Beach neighborhood, Sue attended St. Paul Catholic School, Forest Ridge, and Seattle University. Pepe, as she was known to her camp friends, loved her summers working at CYO camps, and it was there that she met Joe.

吉林快三大小群After they were married in 1973, Sue and Joe moved to West Seattle to begin their family together. Sue remained a staple in the neighborhood, all the way until the end of her life. Sue loved that her house, “the big blue house,” was a place that everyone was welcomed, where people would gather together, and kids could often be heard playing on the third floor. Sue and her neighbor, long-time friend Teresa Brown, would always comment that between the two of them they collectively raised their nine kids.

吉林快三大小群Sue worked at Holy Rosary School for over 25 years as the school librarian. Sue loved Holy Rosary. She loved the people at Holy Rosary. She would always rave about the amazing teachers and staff she got to work with and how proud she was of all the school does. Everyone could count on Sue to have a good book recommendation and some M and M’s to share when they visited her in the library.

In the last three years, Sue was an absolute trooper as she dealt with stage 4 breast cancer and the intense pain that came with it. She was always someone who loved life, and she continued to love her life even through the chemo and treatments. During which, she took her whole family to Hawaii, traveled to Portugal for a cruise, continued to coach basketball at Holy Rosary, watched Survivor every week, and maintained a decades-long love of the Mariners (especially Edgar!).

Sue was a constant caregiver and loved to be a host to w吉林快三大小群ver walked through her door, even in her final days. She was happiest when talking to neighbors, students, life-long and new friends near and far, and above all, spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

The celebration of her life will be held at Holy Rosary Church at a later date once it is safe to do so. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fr. Mallahan Endowment Fund at Holy Rosary School, a fund that Joe and Sue helped to create, or to Camp Gallagher or the Kaplan Cancer Research Fund.

吉林快三大小群Please share memories of Sue and condolences with her family at .

Arrangements entrusted to Emmick Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services of West Seattle

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Remembering Jacob Warbis, 1981-2020

Family and friends are remembering Jacob R. Warbis, gone at 38, and sharing this remembrance with the community:

In Memory of Jacob Richard Warbis, son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and best friend
June 22, 1981-May 3, 2020

Jacob was born and raised in Coos Bay, Oregon, where he loved working on fast cars, playing musical instruments, and his pets.

吉林快三大小群After graduating from Marshfield High School in 1999, he continued his passion with cars, and later apprenticed to be a heavy equipment operator and truck driver for the family business, Warbis Excavating. Known by all as a “gentle giant,” Jake was beloved by many. An incredible storyteller, karaoke singer, athlete, master of a chainsaw, dirtbike, and mechanic. He was always willing to help any friend in need, an incredible listener, and could make friends laugh until they cried! He was a hard worker, and loyal to the core. He loved deeply and gave of himself entirely. He was hard to not notice with his 6’4” body covered in tribal tattoos, and a shaved head – but his sparkling blue eyes and beaming smile couldn’t hide his kind soul.

He moved up from Oregon nearly two years ago with his beloved dog, Max. Jake continued to pursue a career in trucking until the opportunity to train to be a chef arose via Fare Start in Seattle. He excelled and finished the three-month program at the top of his class. He worked many extra hours at the 吉林快三大小群less shelter downtown and felt giving back helped him heal. He was given the nickname “Jacoby” so it stood out on the line when his teammates were shouting orders. He was hired to work as a line cook at two local West Seattle restaurants and was quickly rising up the ranks. The family will forever remember him hosting 12 people for Thanksgiving this year, where he planned every single dish – and was filled with love and pride for his new path.

He is gone much too soon. His heart was simply too big for this world. He is survived by his mother, Sannie Warbis (Seattle); father, Jerry Warbis (Coos Bay, OR); sister, Nicole Klein (Seattle); and nephews Jason and Andrew Klein (Seattle). In lieu of flowers, Jake would have loved for his memory to be attached to helping the 吉林快三大小群less. Either by , or your own time or donation to your local food bank or shelter. There are no words for how much he will be missed. Please share your favorite memories about him on , and what made him special and unforgettable, so we all can someday heal.

Arrangements entrusted to Emmick Family Funeral Services – West Seattle

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West Seattle music legend Donn Weaver lost to COVID-19

(Photo courtesy Jim Edwards: Donn Weaver, with son Doug in the background)

Opening this afternoon’s media briefing about mask-wearing, King County Executive Dow Constantine expressed condolences for those lost to COVID-19 – saying a West Seattle music legend was among them, Donn Weaver. Mr. Weaver, 87, was a longtime music teacher – including 12 years at – and spent 19 years as leader of the . The band’s current leader, Jim Edwards, says, “Donn made music a passion for many here in West Seattle,” Jim included. “For the West Seattle Big Band, in his 19 years as musical director, he set the foundation for what has become a highly respected group that continues to give back to the community the joy and the love of music. And we in turn continue to share that with the student musicians at all the schools we collaborate with. His passion for music, and his love of teaching, have made all of us better people because of it. He will be missed.” We featured Mr. Weaver in 2015, when he was honored with the ‘s Orville Rummel Trophy. We hope to have a longer tribute to him soon.

Remembering Margaret Ball, 1931-2020

Family and friends are remembering Margaret Ball, and sharing this remembrance with her community:

Margaret Ball passed away Saturday, April 18, 2020, at the age of 88. She was 吉林快三大小群 and surrounded by her devoted husband of 62 years and their five daughters.

Margaret was born August 31, 1931, to Winifred and Patrick Carroll in a small village in Wales named Ystradgynlais. As a young girl, Margaret was raised in London, England, along with her four sisters and one brother. Her family survived the Blitz in London during WWII by spending many nights in bomb shelters underground.

吉林快三大小群After the war, Margaret continued her education and graduated from St. Mary’s of the Angels. As a young woman, Margaret began working in the Royal Theater in London as well as Marks and Spencer department store. Margaret’s dream was to come to America. She arrived in New York City on the Queen Mary in Decembeer of 1955 and continued to her final destination. Port Orchard, where she had a pen pal.

Shortly after arriving in Port Orchard, Margaret met the love of her life, Dick Ball. Dick and Margaret would marry and go on to have five daughters and make their 吉林快三大小群 on Gatewood Hill in West Seattle. Margaret worked at Rainier Bank in the West Seattle Junction, where she made many friends in the Junction community. One of her proudest accomplishments was becoming a US citizen in May of 1970.

Margaret loved her family most and enjoyed many camping trips down the Oregon Coast and ALL the family get-togethers, grandchildren, great-grandchildren. and a GOOD CUP of TEA!! Margaret is survived by her beloved husband Dick and their five daughters, Barbara, Lydia (Bruce), Carroll, Mary, Rose; thirteen grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by all.

Margaret will be laid to rest at Holyrood Catholic Cemetery in Shoreline. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Please sign Margarets online Guest Book at

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