Death notices as of November 25, 2016

Friday, November 25, 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


Margaret Roberts  1924-2016  After a lifetime in Moses Lake, Margaret moved to Seattle in 2002 to be close to family. She attended Northwest Church of Christ in Shoreline for several years. She died in Shoreline at the age of 92.

Donald Edward Jordan  1967-2016  Grew up in Lake Forest Park and graduated from Shorecrest in 1985. He was director of the Seattle Animal Shelter and the family asks that donations go to that organization in his name.

Frederick D. "Rick" Neuman  Age 62  Rick went to Shoreline High School, class of '72. He served in the US Army from '71 - '74. A carpenter by trade, he loved fishing and kept his boat at the Edmonds Marina.

Christina Soong  1960 - 2016  Raised in Taiwan during a time of social unrest, she was educated there in a Christian school. She moved to Montana in 1987 to get a degree in guidance and counseling. She married there. She and her husband lived in Seattle, then Taiwan, then returned to Seattle where she began working for Seattle Schools. They moved to Shoreline in 1995.

Roberta Kelley Mooers  Age 88  After her husband completed dental school, they moved to Shoreline where they bought a house in Innis Arden. She was active in the Innis Arden Club, Women's University Club, Alpha Phi sorority, the Dental Auxiliary, and University Presbyterian Church.

Patricia Ann West  1946 - 2016  Died on her birthday. She worked in the mortgage industry. Graveside services at Holyrood Cemetery and celebration of life in Lake Forest Park.

Donald Henry Nelson  1923-2016  After a career as an aerospace engineer, he and his wife retired to Shoreline in 1988. He served in the Army in WWII. He was an avid fisherman, loved to dance and was a voracious reader. A celebration of life was held in the clubhouse at Forest Hills Condos in Shoreline.

Hettie Lee Kinner  Worked with special needs students in the Shoreline School District.

Dorothy May Sparling 1921 - 2016  Passed away in Lake Forest Park. She was a very active volunteer in the Briarcrest Guild of Children's Hospital. She and her husband loved to travel, golf, and bowl.

Robert J. McConnell  1932 - 2016  Passed away at his home in Shoreline. Services at Westminster Assembly of God Church in Shoreline.

Alice E. Swanson  1917 - 2016  She and her husband raised their family in Shoreline. Services at Shoreline Community Church.

Carolyn Gay Haltom  1942 - 2016  Attended the UW and worked at Slope Indicator Company. Graveside services at Evergreen Washelli.

Christy Gerhart Cufley  1953 2016  A feminist and champion for women's rights, she earned her law degree in 1978 and became an administrative law judge for the State of Washington. She was President of the Lake Forest Park Rotary Club 2008-2009. Donations may be made in Christy's name to her favorite charities: NW Planned Parenthood, NARAL, or LFP Rotary.

Barbara Jean Wade  1931 - 2016  After her husband died at age 50, she entered the work force as an Attendant Counselor at the Fircrest School in Shoreline. She retired in 1991.

Marian K. Waldal  1940 - 2016  Married and settled in Shoreline in 1995. She loved cooking for family and friends and enjoyed dancing. Memorial services held at First Lutheran Church of Richmond Beach.



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