Death notices as of February 21, 2017

Sunday, February 26, 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


Talea Windschigl Lulay  1937-2016 Funeral mass was said at St Mark for Shoreline resident Talea Lulay. Married to Roy for 61 years, they raised five children in Shoreline. "Her family was her greatest joy."

Mary H. (Sharkey) Schantz  1927-2016  Funeral mass celebrated at St Mark, followed by mass and burial at Holyrood.

Esther (Tracie) Marie Cummings  1924-2016  She raised four children, worked for various King County departments, Shoreline Community College and was co-founder of Wonderland Play School. Private ceremonies were held at Holyrood Cemetery.

Loren Crosby Davidson  1941-2017  Taught middle school English in Shoreline Schools.

Lane Dale Ruud  1933-2016  Teacher and principal in Shoreline School District. Named Washington State Principal of the year. Skied the European circuit; visited 102 countries and every state. Belonged to the Finnish Lutheran Church, Edmonds Sons of Norway, VFW, Lake City Elks, Masons, and Nile Shriners.

Bruce Hart  1933-2017  After his marriage in 1968, he designed and built a home in Lake Forest Park. Bruce coached their three boys in baseball, soccer, and basketball. He was an advocate for the disabled and supporter of Special Olympics. After 33 years as a Boeing engineer, he retired and he and Joyce traveled the country.

Erma LaVon (Johannes) Bender  1937-2017  Memorial service held at Shoreline Community Church for Shoreline resident and mother of five Erma Bender, who died unexpectedly. Memorials can be made to Water For Life.

Donald Ernest Jones   1926-2017  Services held at Ronald United Methodist Church where he was a counselor for the Methodist Youth Fellowship (MYF) group for many years. He loved athletics and coached tennis teams for years including the men's team at Shoreline Community College. Inducted into the Pacific Northwest Basketball Officials Association (PNWBOA) Hall of Fame in 2011, and officiated basketball and football games for 28 years.

Naomi Ruth Steele  1925-2017  Secretary for the Shoreline School District.

Irene Donohue Betor  1928-2017  Longtime Shoreline resident and member of St Marks. Mother of five, she operated the G/G Cigar Store in Smith Tower from her husband's death in 1980 until her retirement in 1994.

William Lawrence McQueen, Jr  1930-2017  Services held at the Innis Arden Clubhouse for Bill McQueen, owner of accounting practice, William L. McQueen, CPA and Associates.

Kurt James Saldin  1948-2017  1966 graduate of Shoreline High School, he played baseball all through school. Graduated from Western in 1970. He traveled the world for his antique business.

Douglas Forrester Bulloch  1923-2017  He got his private pilot's license with the Boeing Glider Club. After retiring from Boeing in 1985, Services were held at the Museum of Flight where Doug worked for almost 20 years as a volunteer to restore the B-29 now on display.

Alan Bryant  age 60  Graduated from Shorecrest in the late 1980s. After leaving their corporate jobs, he and his wife adventured around the world, "From the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, to the savannas of Kenya, from the windy roads of Europe to rustic trails in the Andes."

Lawrence Michael Horowitz  1943-2017  30 year resident of Shoreline, Lonny's business career included in excess of forty-five years of real estate experience of all types. Leasehold and every aspect of commercial real estate were his specialties.

Emily Routledge  age 55  Graduate of Shoreline High School and the UW, she was working as an administrative assistant for Sound Transit.

Joshua Payne Brady  passed away unexpectedly. Loved the outdoors and particularly snowboarding. Graduate of Shorecrest High School, he worked as a bartender at several local clubs.

Barry Austin Bowers  1943-2017  Worked 32 years as a Boeing engineer.

Grace Irene Laegreid Simmons  1928-2017  Passed away in Lake Forest Park. Worked at Shoreline Community College as an executive secretary until her retirement. Celebration of life held at Leif Erikson Sons of Norway lodge in Ballard.

George Plumis  1938-2017  Trisagion and memorial at Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church, Shoreline, where he was a founder. He taught special ed in Seattle Schools and volunteered as a Scout leader, camp director at All Saints Camp, Board President at St. Demetrios Church.








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