Death notices as of January 22, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Obituaries are condensed biographies of people's lives, written by the people who loved them. Like a memorial service, they tell us things we may not have known about the person, and may leave us wishing we had known them better.

Obituaries from The Seattle Times

Charles Verner Moren 1920-2011  He was a partner in the law firm of Keller, Rohrback, Waldo, and Moren in Seattle and then started the law firm of Moren, Blackburn, Lageschulte, Cornell, and Hanson. Charles and Fran Holman were the attorneys that incorporated Lake Forest Park as a city in 1961; he served as judge for this city until 1987."

Kenneth William Blair  1956-2011  Attended Shoreline High School.

Betty (Taintor) Sheriff  1920-2011  She and her twin sister lived across the street from each other in Ballard for 43 years. "Betty lived her final years receiving excellent care at the Callahan House in Shoreline."

Marion E. Swenson  1914-2011  Moved with her husband to Shoreline in 1958.  Traveled widely. Lifetime and 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star (Richmond and Analia chapters) and Past Matron in 1969.  Member of the Daughters of the Nile.  Retired JC Penney associate.  Her family thanks "the wonderful staff at Richmond Beach Rehab" and memorials may be made to them. 

Lucile W. Lee  1919-2011  Retired from her job as a secretary for the Shoreline School District "after many years of enjoyable service."  Active member and past matron of Eastern Star.

Christine Eaton Croft 1951-2012  Taught in Shoreline Public Schools for 27 years, including 15 at Kellogg Middle School. Sang in the choir at St Mark's Church.

Virginia Venable  1925-2012  "Tireless volunteer" at St. Mark and St. Luke parish. Room parent, Campfire Girls, Thanksgiving baskets, school auctions, parish council, St. Vincent de Paul Society or grandchildren needing cookies-she was there." Mass and reception at St. Luke's.

Bertha Melton  1918-2011  With her husband, settled in what is now Shoreline in 1948 and raised four sons and a daughter.  Retired in 1983 after 23 years as a supervisor at Fircrest.  Celebration of life at Holyrood Cemetery and reception at the Nile in Mountlake Terrace.

Rev. James L. Boyle  1935-2011  Catholic Priest of The Archdiocese of Seattle for 50 years. "Devoted 35 years to serving the spiritual needs of the developmentally disabled, their families and care providers. He was the long-time chaplain for Rainier School in Buckley, Fircrest School in Seattle, as well as L'Arche Homes in the region. He also co-founded a religious education program, REX, for the disabled." His brother Patrick Boyle lives in Shoreline.

Barbara E. Hughes  1940-2011  Received a nursing degree from Shoreline Community College, worked for Northwest Airlines as a flight attendant for 48 years.

Beverly Ann Parfitt  1925-2011  Life long member of St. Marks Catholic church. Services at Holyrood.

William James "Bill" Wiesenbach Sr  1932-2011  Died in Shoreline following a long period of declining health and strength. "Using the rudimentary equipment of the 50's and 60's, he reached the summit of all of Washington's 7 peaks."

Herman S. Andreasen  1919-2012  Died peacefully in his sleep at age 92 after a healthful and happy holiday surrounded by family and friends, in the home where his four daughters were born. His wife Phyllis died in 1999 just after their 50th anniversary. "...always calm, ready to joke for a smile and never a negative word to say, he was a true gentleman."

Karen J. Hagen  1935-2012 Memorial service at First Lutheran Church of Richmond Beach.

Thomas M. Morton abt 1927-2012 Tom married Irene in 1949 and they raised their family in Shoreline.
"Tom kept active by traveling in his motorhome with his wife, dancing, bowling, rock hounding, wood carving, crossword puzzles, and golfing."

Beverly Ann Parfitt 1925-2012 Life-long member of St Marks. Survived by children William Jr. (wife Barbara), Jim, Sarah, and Laurence (wife Shelly) and many grand and great-grandchildren.

Robert J. (Rob) Downer 1955-2011 Grew up in Shoreline. "Rob loved playing his drums, guitar and singing with several different bands. Rob loved telling jokes and was a great impersonator of John Wayne, Rodney Dangerfield and Johnny Carson..."

George S. Iwasaki 1935-2012 Electronics instructor at North Seattle CC. Devoted to his grandchildren. "The family wishes to thank the Shoreline District Fire Department and Northwest Hospital for the excellent care they provided him."

Mildred A. Misic 1916-2012  Ran Old World Imports Shop in Lake Forest Park.

David Louis Martin 1942-2012 Superlawyer. Funeral mass at St Luke Catholic Church in Shoreline.

Tyler James Greer 1972-2011 Grew up in Sheridan Beach, went to LFP Elementary, Kellogg Middle, and Shorecrest HS.  Certificated RV technician who worked at Roy Robinson RV. "He lived to fish!" and loved going to Neah Bay with his coworkers. Died suddenly of a heart attack.

Buren Campbell "Bo" Douglas  1966-2012 Lived his entire life in Lake Forest Park. Died watching a football game on TV.

Gretchen Ragsdale -2012  Moved to Uplake in Kenmore in 1960 and raised her family there. She  often shared her joy of being a Christian by calling friends and family members to sing her "hymn for the day." Services - which will include the traditional hymns she loved - at the Lake Forest Park Presbyterian Church.

Mary Ellen Peterson Lentz 1920-2012  She was "always active in education focused service. She earned a PTA Golden Acorn award, ran Sunday school programs, tutored elementary and junior high students, served ten years on the Shoreline Public Library board, and led Camp Fire groups for her daughters. She later taught in the Shoreline School District and retired as a special ed. assistant at Shorewood HS in 1986." "She was a 60+ year unwavering Husky football fan/season ticket holder, attending games with her husband and children until age 89. She enjoyed learning, gardening, opera, ballet, poetry and Siamese cats."

Douglas S. Carmichael 1919-2011 Celebration of Life at Cristwood, Shoreline.

Updated and corrected 1-26-2012 1:01am

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