Death notices as of June 21, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015

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.


Everette F. "Ted" Baker, Jr  1926-2015  Retired from the U.S. Public Health Service and went to work for King County Health department. Memorial service held at New Hope Church in Shoreline.

Lois K. Champion  1935-2015  Spent time as a school nurse in the Shoreline School District.

Frank Moll  1934-2015  Shoreline resident and active community volunteer. Joined the Navy after school and was assigned to the Pentagon as an intelligence officer. After three years, he transitioned to the Reserves where he retired with a rank of Captain. Member of local American Legion. "Frank's family was his true love. If his children were involved so was he; be it scouting, school sports, little league, PTA, or band concerts. He enjoyed teaching them how to fish, hunt, and enjoy nature."

Philip R. Mylet  Age 69   Worked in the Marine Services division of Honeywell. Services at St. Mark Catholic church in Shoreline.

Edith B. Rohrback  1926-2015  Services at Calvin Presbyterian Church. Donations may be made to The Pinckney and Edith Rohrback Family Scholarship Endowment through Shoreline Community College Foundation.

Judith McCusker, age 70, died in Shoreline on June 3, 2015. She graduated from Shoreline High School in 1963 and then moved to New York City. She lived in Greenwich Village for almost 50 years, working in publishing and administration. Extraordinary tour guide, gourmet chef, hostess, poet, writer, singer, political activist, and many other talents.

Lillian Alice Spangler  1934-2015  Worked in various facets of the insurance industry.

Mark Strathy  1953-2015  A creative and talented artist, Mark graduated from Shorecrest in 1971, earned a Masters in Fine Arts in 1984 and taught at Central Connecticut University.

Elaine Lueck  1929-2015  She and husband Don retired to Shoreline in 1985. She was active in the Shoreline Lady Lions; NW Hospital Speech / Hearing Guild; League of Women Voters Seattle; and the former St. Stephen's Lutheran of Shoreline, WA. Donations may be made to National Jewish Health, 1400 Jackson St., Denver, CO 80206.

Richard James Gahen  1944-2015  Richard grew up in Shoreline and graduated from Shoreline High School.

Wilhelm T. (Corky) Christensen  Age 86  Science teacher for 50 years in Shoreline Schools.

Felix "Sammy" V. Samson  Funeral mass held at St Luke Catholic Church in Shoreline.

David Ross Strecker  1956-2015  Funeral mass celebrated at St Luke Catholic Church in Shoreline.

Alice "Dee" Collier Moore  1915-2015  Owner of a chain of TV and appliance stores, including one in Lake Forest Park.

Bobbie Maurine Roberts  Services held at Shoreline Community Church.

Clifford Austin Garl  1914-2015  Born and died in Richmond Beach. He met his wife Lois there when he was a boy. Worked for Standard Oil his entire career, traveling extensively and living in Alaska and California. A swimmer and golfer, he obtained his pilot's license and made his first solo flight at age 91.

Evelyn Marie Sparks  1919-2015  Shoreline resident. "Besides her family, she loved dancing and going to the casino. Heaven is probably still rocking from her arrival."

Mary Dolores Murphy  1925-2015  She and her family lived in Lake Forest Park and were members of St Mark Catholic Church between 1951 and the early 1960's.

Joseph "Jeff" Walters Lewis III  1944-2015  Services were held at the Lake Forest Park Civic Club. 

Mary E. Underwood  Services at St Luke Catholic Church in Shoreline.

Otto "George" Wells  32 years in Marines and Coast Guard. During retirement, he played Range Master at Kenmore Gun Range. Member of North Puget Sound Friends of NRA, he taught Hunters Education. Active in Masons, Nile Shriners, and American Legion Post 234.

Glenn "Cotty" Edgar Johnstone  1930-2015  Services at Berean Bible Church in Shoreline.

Ronald Bernard Hansen  1940-2015  Services will be held on July 11 for former Mayor and Shoreline City Councilman Ron Hansen. He was a long time Rotarian and member of Shoreline Community Church.

Dorothy Margaret Knechtel Cathey  1920-2015  Shoreline resident believed in education and worked hard to put all her children through college.

Lawrence Joseph Murray  Age 70  Graduate of Shoreline Community College, he sailed the world's oceans.

Marilyn Urstad  1939-2015  Prayers offered during mass at St Mark Catholic Church in Shoreline.

S. Elliott Walters  Services at St Barnabas Anglican Church in Shoreline. 



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