Death notices as of March 21, 2016

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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

Paul Cameron Bell  1939-2016  40 year Shoreline resident who retired from the Sears catalog division. Long time member of St. Luke and the Phoenix Club. Services held at St. Luke.

Dorothy E. Smith  1921-2016  Passed away at her home in Shoreline. Burial at Acacia in Lake Forest Park.

Robert Griffin Busby Jr.  1961-2016  Shorecrest graduate passed away at his home in Shoreline at the age of 54. Worked in TV repair, painting, and landscaping.

Shirley Doman  1963-2016  Taught for 28 years at Shorecrest High School and retired to Mount Vernon.

Shirley Anne (Herbst) Rancich  1934-2016  Born to a Croatian - Slovenian family, she moved to Washington in 1965 and lived primarily in Shoreline. After being a stay at home mom, she became a special education teacher, and later a water aerobics instructor. She was very active in Croatian clubs and activities.

Michael Thomas Rancich  1930-2016  The son of Croatian immigrants, he was the family historian and spent decades researching and charting his family tree. He traveled to areas where his ancestors lived and introduced many relatives to each other. Active in Shoreline Rotary and Croatian clubs, he was known for his barbecue skills for ethnic events. Michael died six days after his wife Shirley and their funerals were held jointly at St. Luke.

Esther Anderson  1920-2016  Services at Evergreen Baptist Church in Shoreline.

Thomas Joseph Traeger  1936-2015  Retired as Assistant Superintendent for Shoreline Schools after a 30 year career in the district as teacher and administrator. Tom loved to travel, attend plays, garden, and golf. An avid genealogist, the Kenmore resident established the Kenmore Heritage Society and served as president for five years. He was instrumental in creating and writing the Kenmore History Book. Took his idea of a Kenmore History Path at Logboom Park and saw it through to completion. He was an artist, working in watercolor and acrylic.

Edward W. Funsinn  1922-2016  Shoreline resident was known for his good humor, generosity, and public spirit. Served in US Navy during WW II, then earned an accounting degree. He spearheaded fundraising for St. Luke Elementary school and loved to usher at St. Luke services.

Arthur Edward Day  1922-2016  Grew up in Lake Forest Park and Ballard before settling in Shoreline. Services held at Lynnwood Eagles.

Robert Griffin Busby, Jr.
Robert Griffin Busby, Jr.Robert Griffin Busby, Jr.


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