Death notices as of Aug 22, 2013

Friday, August 23, 2013

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.


JoAnn Darlene Fletcher  age 78  Services at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church in Shoreline.

Elizabeth Ann Hasson  1940-2013  Shoreline resident, raised four children on Queen Anne, retired from Bayview Manor on Queen Anne.

Eva Marie (Kamp) Davis  1921-2013  Shoreline resident, raised two children in West Seattle. Services at Aurora Church of the Nazarene.

Jane Catherine Lotter  1952-2013  Grew up in Shoreline, attended Shorecrest. A professional, award-winning writer, she wrote her own obituary. "When the cancer recurred last year and was terminal, I decided to be joyful about having had a full life, rather than sad about having to die." "...always remember that obstacles in the path are not obstacles, they ARE the path."

Peter Nicholas "Nick" Anderson  1953-2013  Graduated from Shorecrest in 1972,  "...a long-time member of the Queen City Yacht club and was well known on game days among the Husky boating community."

Howard Claire Steele  1936-2013  Services at Shoreline United Methodist Church.

Esther Mildred Helsel  1916-2013  Many years a teacher in the Shoreline School District. After retirement, she and her husband spent many years teaching in mission schools.

Diane Mae Fiebig Renstrom  1928-2013  Many years as a teacher in the Shoreline Schools, she will be remembered for standing on her head as her students filed in for their last day of school.

Harold Henry Beumel Sr.  married to Donna for 66 years. Always "active in his church Saint Luke's in Shoreline. During most of his life he and Donna did hundreds of charity works through their involvement in the Independent Order of Foresters."

Carol Jean King  1938-2013  Shoreline resident was a talented hairdresser for nearly 50 years. "Her hobbies included reading, crossword puzzles, sewing dolls and designing their clothes."

Erin Noel Walker  1970-2013  Faculty academic adviser in the International Education Program at Shoreline Community College. A soprano, "Erin directed the Women's Chorale at the Music Center of the Northwest. She was also active in the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church. She served as choir director at summer retreats and on international tours of China and Cuba with an ecumenical choir called Jubilate! She also sang with the Seattle Symphony Chorale."

Raymond A Packard  1928-2013  "Singing in the Lord's choir". "His life was filled with Music: singing and directing Barbershop choruses and quartets and church choirs, composing and arranging songs. He volunteered many hours in local food banks, and hiked 500 miles of the Appalachian Trail.""

Cecelia Gorman   Four days short of her 90th birthday  "Her late husband, John, was a well-known race car driver in the 1940s and 50s and she was active in contacting his racing colleagues and collecting original materials for donation to the Shoreline Historical Museum for an exhibit on the Playland Aurora Speedway, thus preserving a part of NW racing history."

Jill Adele Hoffman  1943-2013  "She self-published several books of poetry and enjoyed playing piano and singing at her church, Sanctuary Church of Lake Forest Park." From the KitsapSun.

Fenwick Ernest Tinker  1920-2013  52 year Shoreline resident was a Navy veterans and 20 year auto mechanic.

Kevin T. Olson  1974-2013  "Kevin met the many challenges he encountered with courage and humor to find happiness and share it with those around him. He worked at the Northwest Center and became involved in community activities in the Shoreline area."

Royal Roy Edwin Pirie Jr.  1925-2013  Worked at Safeco. Raised four children, primarily in Lake Forest Park. Moved to Snohomish in 1987 and became a "Master Gardener."

R. Bridget McAlerney  1933-2013  Born in Bellingham, died in Shoreline. Mass at Holy Rosary in Edmonds.


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