Death notices as of October 21, 2016

Saturday, October 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



William Albert Branch  1924-2016  He was a teacher at King's Garden in Shoreline, starting in 1951. He and his wife invested in real estate. He eventually left teaching to manage their properties full time.

Emma L. Bogus  1923-2016  A long time member of the Lake City (now Shoreline) Elks, her memorial service was held there.

Mary Fisken  1963-2016  Passed away in Shoreline after a ten year battle with breast cancer. She completed 10 three-day cancer walks and volunteered at many others.

Kenneth Hamada, DDS  1941-2016  Long time Shoreline dentist died at home in Shoreline after many years of serious health issues. He had a heart transplant in 1994 and a kidney transplant in 2001. His patients called him the "miraculous dentist - a testimony of his will to survive." He retired in 2014. An autocross racer, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, skiing, bowling and Husky football. Donations in his memory can be made to the NW Kidney Center Home Dialysis Program, 700 Broadway, Seattle WA 98122.

Gudrun Loyland Frechin  1919-2016  Passed away in Shoreline where she lived with her daughter and son in law the last 6-1/2 years of her life. The family thanks Park Ridge Skilled Nursing Center for care and compassion during her final days.

Marie B. Larsen  1929-2016  Passed away at her home in Shoreline. She loved to ballroom dance, and loved flowers and anything sweet. Mother, grandma, great-grandma. "She was soft-spoken but touched many lives."

Esther (Essye) M. McGuinn  1926-2016  A registered nurse who served in the Women's Army Corps while in college. "She was a 65-year member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority, participated in several bridge groups, and enjoyed spending time with her many friends." Memorial services were held at Richmond Beach Congregational Church. Donations suggested to RBCC and Mary's Place.

Homer Lee Millspaugh  1941-2016  Died at his home in Shoreline after several years of health issues. He worked in the grocery business, primarily for Albertson's and Red Apple. Enjoyed his Richmond Beach community where he lived for 47 years. He and his wife traveled extensively, reaching 50 different countries.

Delia Rillera Guerrero  1936-2016  A memorial was held at St. Marks Catholic Church in Shoreline. 

Jerry Ryder  1940-2016  Shoreline resident died after a short battle with brain cancer. His philosophy, "Be yourself. Treat people with respect and you will get respect back."

Barbara J. (Young) Arnesen  1933-2016  A founding member of St. Mark Parish, she raised 13 children in the faith. "She was deeply involved with the Queen of Heaven Guild, Sunday choir, weekly adoration, contributor to St. Vincent de Paul Society and many school functions. Barbara was very active in her local community, volunteering for the national census and as an election poll moderator. At one point she ran for a seat on Lake Forest Park City Council." Barbara was a Windermere Realtor.

Brena (Gustafson) Rydeen / Brena "Rose" (Smiley-Gustafson)  1951-2016  Came to Shoreline as a young child and lived there until retiring to Whidbey Island. "Brena was a free spirit, lived her life colorfully, fully, and loved her family and friends."

Mark Richard Kirsch  1944-2016  Completed his nursing studies at Shoreline Community College around 1969.

Lars Arne Gilmour  1956-2016  "Taught classes in geology at the University of Washington, Shoreline Community College, and South Seattle Community College." Donations suggested to SCC Geology Department.

David R. Fairchild  1940-2016  He began his second career in 1981 at CRISTA, leaving nine years later as Director of Operations.

Randal John Nelson  1950-2016  Died in Shoreline.

Joanne Marie Brown  age 74  Funeral mass and reception were held at St. Luke's in Shoreline. Memorial donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.



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