Death notices as of July 21, 2014

Sunday, July 27, 2014

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.


Donald G. Brown  1924-2014 He attended the old Lake Forest Park Elementary and went to Roosevelt High School before there were local high schools. He joined the Navy in 1942 for WWII and was part of the D-Day Invasion. He had a career in the airline industry, eventually founding a company that produced airplane parts. He designed and built the family home in Sheridan Heights. After the children were raised, Don and Jeanne spent their time in California and cruising on their boat - but they never missed a Husky football home game.

Brady Michael Douglas  1969-2014  Graduated from Shorecrest and majored in communications at EWU. Spent most of his career as a TV news reporter and anchorman. His last job was as a physicians' liaison in Brownsville, TX.

Barbara Johnson Bryant  1917-2014 She earned a bachelor's degree from Smith College in 1937 and a master's from Columbia University in 1939. Barbara followed her parents to Seattle in 1942. She served with the Red Cross in Japan for two years at the end of WWII. She then worked for the US Consulate in Manilla, where she met an RAF pilot from Scotland. They married in Seattle and built their home in Shoreline. She returned to school for teaching credentials and taught in the Edmonds School District until she retired in 1977. She sang with Seattle Symphony Chorale and supported multiple arts organizations including Innis Arden Friends of the Arts. The last seven years of her life were spent at Crista Senior Living in Shoreline.

Paulette S. Cziske  1943-2014  Resided in north Seattle, Shoreline, and Hansville. A long-time volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America, Chief Seattle Council.

James Frank Bell  1927-2014  Long time member and designer of St. Stephen's Lutheran church of Shoreline.

Gail R. Lanier  1927-20014  A memorial service was held at Cristwood in Shoreline.

Roy G. Morgan 1935-2014  Long-time Shoreline resident and volunteer. In the 1970s Roy was the Vice President and President of Richmond-Highlands Athletic Association (RHAA). Many local people will remember him as their coach. "Those who knew him knew he was a mountain of a man, a true southern gentleman, a hero, chauffeur, chief pancake maker, and friend to many." Remembrances to Richmond Junior Football.

Jeffrey Lee Schmidt  1955-2014  Services held at Bethel Lutheran Church for Shoreline resident Jeff Schmidt. Jeff and his wife were both dancers at Barclay-Shelton in Edmonds, performing with the troupe and performing in local dance groups. He was a member of the Corvette club with his 1972 Stingray.

Michael Robert Kercheval 1953-2014  Mike married Sandy Brezarich in 1988 and they raised their two children in Lake Forest Park. Professionally, he created tracking systems for the transportation industry.

Jay A. Anema  1932-2014  Memorials to Shoreline Christian School in Shoreline. He was very involved with his church, First Seattle CRC.

Brian D. Rowland  1956-2014  1975 Shorecrest graduate. Involved in sports from age 9, he was an avid fan of the Seahawks and Huskies.


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