Death notices as of March 22, 2012

Monday, March 26, 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.


Roger Hatton 1965-2012  Died peacefully after six-month battle with brain cancer. General manager of Hatton Marine. Memorial service at Calvin Presbyterian Church.

Palma Mavis Arendt  1915-2012 Proud Air Force wife and mother. Services at Christ the King, interment at Holyrood Cemetery.

Chandler Holden Baker  1992-2012  Died unexpectedly but peacefully at his home in Lake Forest Park. 2010 graduate of Shorecrest High School, he was active in sports and activities. He had a love for water sports, as well as skiing and snowboarding. He enjoyed cruising Puget Sound and the San Juans in the family boat and was planning on attending the Seattle Maritime Academy this fall to obtain his captian's license. A Celebration of Life was held at the LFP Civic Club.

Beverley M. Funk  1925-2012  Teacher, educational consultant, she raised her family in Richmond Beach. Mass at St. Luke.

Richard Irving Sampson Jr  1924-2012  "Proud of his affiliation with the Seattle Congregational Church and his devotion to God." Services at Seattle Congregational Church in Shoreline.

Sterling Victor Jensen  1918-2012  A member of the Church of the Nazarene where he served on numerous boards and held many local and district positions. Services at Aurora Church of the Nazarene in Shoreline.

Henry Vander Pol  died 2012 aged 95  Founder of Watson Groen Christian School, now Shoreline Christian School.

Gordon A. Bowers  died 2012 aged 93  Teacher, principal and business administrator for the Shoreline School District. Awarded two Golden Acorns, Crystal Apple from Shoreline Schools Foundation, AARP Outstanding Service to Community Award. Active in the Sno-King School Retirees Association.

Dolores L. Crow  died 2012 aged 92  Taught Spanish and art classes at King's Garden High School.

Robert E. Knapp  1940-2012  Long-time resident of Shoreline.

Barbara Eileen Lewandowski  1942-2012  Barb and Bob moved to Seattle in 1965, lived in Seattle, Edmonds, and Shoreline.

Nancy Jean (Berg) Sanders  1951-2012  Memorial at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Shoreline.

Janice Marjory McCall  died 2012 aged 86  Missionary in Japan from 1954 to 1988, retired to Edmonds, moved to Crista Senior Living in Shoreline in 2001.

Dorothy Shiveley  1917-2012  Settled with her husband and children in Shoreline in the post-war years. Navy wife, mother, homemaker, great cook, and avid gardener. Didn't like tomatoes but loved to grow them. Sang in church choir and with the Seattle Chorale. Celebration of life at St. Dunstan's Parish in Shoreline.

Ted S. Brown  1934-2012  Moved to Shoreline in 1968 and was a real estate appraiser for 38 years.

Janet L. Hjellen  1930-2012  Lived at Crista Senior Living.

Mark Houle  died 2012 aged 43  Graduated from Shoreline High School in 1986. Survived by daughter Courtney. The family has created an account for Courtney's education.

Larry Norton Jr  1925-2012  Celebration of Life will be held at Shoreline Community College.

Herman "Brad" Olson  1920-2012 Born in Harstad, Norway, lived in Ballard, Shoreline resident.  Worked his entire life as a commercial fisherman.

John Lawrence Storrs  1926-2012  Born in Ballard, lived in Shoreline. 

Dirk E. Haringa  1969-2012  Passed away in March after a heart attack the month before. He could fix anything and helped many people with their cars, "machinery, and a few broken hearts." Services at Calvin Presbyterian in Shoreline.

Merle William Claflin  1931-2012  Resident of Lake Forest Park. "long-standing service with the Shriners." "...treasurer of the Nile Shrine Center for the past 9 years, past Grand Master of the Layefette Lodge, fifty year member of the Scottish Rite Lodge, past Captain of the Drum and Bugle Corp, Chaplain of the Luzvaminda Lodge #319 and a board member of Portland Shrine Childrens Hospital."

Morris George Telford  died 2012 aged 84  Resident of Shoreline. Active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, "he served on the High Council as a Bishops Councilor, Temple Worker, Dance Director, Scouter, Employment Specialist Missionary and in the Primary."

Annie Katherine Smith Zaback  1921-2012  In retirement she and husband Perry moved to Shoreline.

Colleen Helen Hogle  1960-2012  A graduate of Shorewood High School, Colleen had "struggled with a brain injury suffered over 5 years ago."

Winton Glen Cannon  1927-2012  Memorial service at Aurora Church of the Nazarene, Shoreline.

Kathleen Marie Larson  1950-2012  She "loved her kitties, water sports and was passionate about her political views." Services at Bethel Lutheran Church in Shoreline.

Margot (Heesemann) Kowalsky  1911-2012  Born in Berlin, passed away in Shoreline. Following the war, where her first husband died, she and her son lived in Berlin. On a trip to the US in the 1950s she met Henry Kowalsky, whom she married in 1956.

Robert W. Wildermuth  1938-2012  Memorial at Bethel Lutheran Church, Shoreline.

Robert I. (Bob) Cook  1941-2012  Services at the Lake Forest Park Civic Club.



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