Death notices as of December 22, 2016

Tuesday, December 27, 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


Lucille M. Kirschner Denning  1922-2016  Active in the Shoreline - LFP Senior Center, Seattle League of Arts, and St. Luke's Catholic Church where funeral mass was said.

Carol G. Fraser  1937-2016  After traveling the world as a Canadian Foreign Service family, they retired in Seattle. Participated in several local Catholic churches, including St. Mark in Shoreline. Active in pro-life movements and peaceful sidewalk prayers in front of abortion clinics.

Barbara Jean Wade  1931-2016  She had a bottle of peach wine in the ICU and shared a last toast with her family. After her husband died, she went to work at Fircrest School in Shoreline as an Attendant Counselor until her retirement in 1991. She preferred to be known as "The Empress", loved elaborate earrings, and "socks that made a fashion statement."

Sondra Dawn Chesen-Clubine- Crossman age 82  Private services were held at a Methodist church in Shoreline.

Lynn Theodore Waller  1922-2016  He was an educator for 35 years. Principal at Shorecrest and Shoreline High Schools, Assoc Exec Director of the Association of Washington Principals, President of Lake City Rotary and Trustee of the College Board. Lynn and his future wife, Marlys Swenson, co-managed the Seattle Ski Club. Married in 1950, they raised their four children in Lake Forest Park. They retired to Lopez Island where he chaired the building of the Lopez Community Center.

Sylvia Grace Birks  1934-2016  Taught PE in Seattle. Substitute teacher in Edmonds eventually serving as President of the Edmonds Substitute Teacher Association. Lived in Shoreline adult family home. Services at Calvin Presbyterian in Shoreline.

Richard (Dick) F. Erickson  1930-2016  Worked his way up in the moving and storage business, becoming upper management at World Wide Moving. His work took him to Puerto Rico and Hawaii. Served two years in the Coast Guard during the Korean War. Services at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Shoreline.

Janette Arlene Clouse Nielsen  1938-2016  Services were held at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Shoreline.

James Adams  1932-2016  Original owner of Jim Adams Auto Clinic in Shoreline. Scoutmaster in Shoreline District Boy Scouts of America. Member of Shoreline Chamber of Commerce.

Lois Kathryn Grasmick  1933-2016  60 year resident of Shoreline taught in the Shoreline School District for 30 years. See previous article.

Loretta Denny Myhre  1916-2016  Services held at Crista Senior Living's Chapel in Shoreline for hundred year old Loretta Denny Myhre, descendant of the pioneer Denny family.

David Lee Dunaway, GYSGT, USMC, RETIRED  1929-2016  Retired to Shoreline in 1997 with wife Susanne. Services at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Shoreline. Remembrances for David may be sent to: St. Luke School, 17533 St. Luke Place N, Shoreline, WA 98133.

William Swinton Steele, Jr.  1945-2016  A Memorial Service and gathering will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 722 N 145th Street, Shoreline, where Bill will be interred.

Rosaline B. Reimer  1923-2016  While working full-time at People's Bank, and raising three daughters, she supported her husband Clarence in his work as President of Crista. She entertained Crista co-workers and staff at many open houses, dinners, teas and events. Together Rose and Clarence traveled internationally to visit Crista projects and led two trips to the Holy Land.

Ruth E. Wood  1928-2016  Met her husband at the UW Pharmacy School and they ran their own pharmacy for over 40 years, with one of the first drive-thrus in the area. Services at Lake Forest Park Presbyterian.



Janette Arlene Clouse Nielsen
Janette Arlene Clouse Nielsen

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