Sunday, July 31, 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
John Coryell Black 1921-2016 Passed away in Shoreline at the age of 94. His career included working for Boeing and the Washington State Patrol before starting and successfully running Radio Systems in Seattle for over 26 years. He was also a life-long Ham Radio enthusiast, enjoyed bird hunting and tennis.
Betty S. DesJarlais 1924-2016 Funeral mass was held at St. Mark for Shoreline resident, Betty DesJarlais. After 37 years with the local Army Corps of Engineers, she retired and she and her husband John enjoyed traveling and military related activities. He died last year after 67 years of marriage.
Frederick (Rick) L. Herzog 1949-2016 Rick and Diane Herzog moved to Lake Forest Park in 1981 and raised their family there. An avid golfer, he died after suffering a sudden heart attack on the links at West Seattle Golf Course.
Edith M. Swenson 1940-2016 Edi and husband were married in 1961 and raised their two daughters in Shoreline. In 1994 they moved to Boise, Idaho. She was a lifelong Lutheran.
Dolores Barbara Holberg 1929-2016 Services were held at St. Luke for devoted Catholic and mother of ten Dolores Holberg. Married to husband Frank for 66 years, she was a business owner of Clearview Ribbon Company.
Spencer Vaughn Brewer 1996-2016 Services were held at Shorecrest high school for 2014 graduate Spencer Brewer. "He loved everything to do with boats and water" and died while working as an AB Seaman in Alaska. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Sea Scouts.
Richard Andersen 1934-2016 Memorial services were held at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Shoreline. A member of Local 32, he retired as the chief plumbing inspector for Seattle - King county.