Saturday, March 25, 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
Barbara Egtvet Gillman 1934-2017 She taught for a few years, then retired to raise her family. She returned to work as a Shoreline school bus driver and she and husband Jan traveled the world. He died in 2016 after 59 years of marriage.
Erma "Pennie" Mitton 1924-2017 (see obituary)
Bradley Owen Norton 1958-2017 Raised in Shoreline and graduated from Shoreline High School in 1975. Known for his love of motorcycles. Worked at Boeing.
Ruby Adelaide Hoff 1919-2017 Services held at Bethel Lutheran Church for Shoreline resident Ruby Hoff. Survived by three children, nine grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
Kristi Marie Hoebelheinrich 1959-2017 Services at St. Luke Catholic Church in Shoreline.
Lucille Korpi 1921-2017 She lived her last 25 years in Shoreline where services will be held at Calvin Presbyterian Church.
Alice Fay Tonkin 1956-2017 A celebration of life was held at the Shoreline Conference Center.
John Hill Williams 1926-2017 Services held at St. Luke Catholic Church in Shoreline for long-time Seattle Times reporter Hill Williams. Primarily a science writer, he walked in the crater of Mt. St. Helens not long after it erupted and witnessed tests of the atomic bomb in Nevada and at Bikini atoll. He was the scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 319. In retirement, Hill wrote three books, with the most recent published just before his death. The Seattle Times obituary.
John Van Cleve James 1942-2017 He was a Technical Services and Research Librarian at Shoreline Community College for over 30 years. Active in the faculty union, he promoted political and social activities on campus. His faculty committee advocated working with the state legislature on higher education funding. He and his wife, faculty member Phyllis Topham, staged faculty retirement parties, celebrating achievements of their colleagues.
June Marie (Bashaw) Robinson 1924-2017 As a stay-at-home mom, she would stage children's carnivals in the back yard and hold neighborhood cupcake parties. The family traveled the US, visiting national monuments and parks.
Donna Margene Veveris 1930-2017 She enjoyed travel, nature, and her family.
Victor Matulovich Garbin 1935-2017 Funeral mass at St. Luke for Richmond Beach resident. Born in Croatia, he didn't speak English until he went to school. He loved sailing in the San Juans and Gulf Islands.
Jeff Gilbert 1964-2017 Shoreline resident died of prostate cancer. Graduated from Edmonds High School, served in the Marines, and worked in Bellevue.
Evelyn Matthews Bunton 1922-2017 Services at Shoreline Community Church for mother of seven, step-mother to 5, grandmother of 16, and great-grandmother of 26. Her greatest joy was to be a mother, and she served others by being a foster mother to over eighty kids.
Betty Jane Ohlenkamp 1928-2017 Lake Forest Park resident twice survived breast cancer. Worked at Allstate in administrative jobs for over 30 years. Known for her great sense of humor and her love of family (and red wine).