Death notices as of January 21, 2017

Sunday, January 22, 2017

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


Elfreide "Frieda" J. Henning  1931-2016  Frieda was born in Germany and naturalized as a U.S. citizen in 1997. Married 47 years and mother of three children, grandmother of three. "She loved working on her home, playing pool, dancing, cards, and camping at the ocean and the mountains."

Einar H. Pedersen  1939-2016  A celebration of life was held at First Lutheran Church of Richmond Beach for Einar Pedersen, the co-founder of the Olympic Ski School. An avid skiier, he started a small ski shop in Ballard which grew into the Olympic Sports chain, known for its annual Ski Bonkers sale. After fishing for years in Alaska, he and partners started several fishing companies. A proud Norwegian, he was on the Board of the Nordic Heritage Museum and a benefactor for all things Norwegian.

Richard Michael Kuhner  1940-2016  Funeral mass was held at St. Luke in Shoreline. Kuhner had a 31-year career as an executive with Pacific Northwest Bell, AT/T, US West and Quest Communications.

Elmer Clell Norton 1928-2016  A member of the Shoreline Rotary Club for many years, he was heavily involved in Richmond Little League, and actively involved in Seafair, becoming the comptroller through five presidents. Korean War vet, avid skier. Donations suggested to Rotary.

Bob Chivers  1932-2016  Bob died a couple of weeks before his 85th birthday. He was a longtime resident of Shoreline, a Cub Scout and Boy Scout leader, a volunteer fire fighter, food bank coordinator, and jack-of-all-trades at The Driftwood Players Theater in Edmonds. See obituary

William (Bill) Manning Dilley  1923-2016  Services were held at St. Mark Catholic church in Shoreline. He served in the Navy in WW II and made his home in Shoreline in 1944. He started his own business, Custom Package and Design, in the early 80’s.

Diane Marie Lockhart  1941-2016  Diane loved working in her garden, visiting with her neighbors in her Dayton Ave neighborhood, and creating memorable celebrations for her extended family. Retired from Bank of California.

James A. Morehouse  age 83  Celebration of Life held at the Shoreline Elks club. Donations to the Shriners Children's Hospital.

Ronald Holm  1930-2016  Retired Seattle firefighter and avid square dancer. He loved the water, and boating. Burial at Acacia in Lake Forest Park.

Janice Forsell  1930-2017  Married husband Ron in 1957 and they built a home in Shoreline. She raised three children and supported Ron in his television career.

Jessie Gooding Richeson Perry O'Mara  1916-2017  Passed away in Edmonds. Family in Lake Forest Park and Shoreline.

Betty L. Casey  1923-2017  She was a nurse at Swedish and Northwest hospitals for many years.

Richard William Freitas  1935-2017  Shoreline resident for 55 years. Coached many years in Richmond Little League. Loved gardening and shared his vegetables and flowers with the neighborhood. Burial at Holyrood.

Stig Arne Mansson  1926-2017  Services at First Lutheran Church of Richmond Beach for Mansson, who was born in Sweden 90 years ago. Employed by RCA Service for 30 years. Member of the Swedish Club. "He enjoyed crosswords, eating lutefisk, and was an excellent cribbage player."

Clydene Staatz  1932-2016  Taught 3rd grade at King's Garden Elementary in Shoreline for 31 years.

William Albert Kelly, MD  1927-2016  Bill and his wife Joan settled in Lake Forest Park to raise their two sons. Bill accepted an Assistant Professorship of Neurosurgery at the University of Washington Medical School, eventually becoming Chairman of the department. He also served as President of the Western Neurosurgical Society. He is known professionally for developing a specialized procedure on the pituitary gland.

Beverlei (Nuzum) Hoerlein  1929-2016  She was a teacher in Hawaii, San Bernardino, and Seattle before retiring to raise her four children in Lake Forest Park. She found time for genealogy research and substitute teaching. She and her husband travelled widely.

Patrick M. Boyle  1932-2017  Funeral mass was celebrated at St. Luke Catholic church in Shoreline. Served in the Army during the Korean war. Attended the UW and worked 35 years for Pacific NW Bell.

Tommie Lynn Robertson  1939-2016  Born in Bremerton and lived in Shoreline. He retired from pharmaceutical sales in 1999 and moved to Shoreline to be close to family. Remembrances are suggested to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or the Democratic National Committee.

Christina May Lahmer Taran  1920-2017  A spunky lady with a fascinating life, she lived her last days in Shoreline.

John Michael Grosso  1945-2017  Attended Shoreline Community College before joining the Navy in 1965 to serve in Vietnam.

Randy Thompson  1952-2016  Graduated from Shoreline High School in 1971 where he played football. Member of the Iron Workers Local 86. Celebration of life held at the Lake Forest Park Civic Club.

Florence Shapiro  1919-2017  Born in Brooklyn and passed away in Shoreline at the age of 97.



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