Death notices as of October 25, 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Painting by Chrystine Westphal
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 extracted from The Seattle Times

Vera Adamson  1934-2017  A memorial service was held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church for former Kenmore resident. 

Lanny and Diane Kimmel  Lanny 1942-2017 / Diane 1944-2017  Married for 54 years, Lanny and Diane Kimmel passed away within a month of each other. A funeral mass was held at St Mark Catholic church in Shoreline.

Don Meehan  1931-2017  Rosary and funeral mass at St Luke Catholic church in Shoreline for retired Seattle schoolteacher and army veteran. The Gonzaga graduate loved Broadway musicals and "an occasional trip to the casinos."

Charlotte H. Comin  Services at St. Mark Catholic church in Shoreline with graveside services at Holyrood.

Jennifer Attwood Rapuzzi  1953-2017  Memorial service held at the Lake Forest Park Civic Club for writer and climate activist. She belonged to the Sierra Club and was a Bernie volunteer.

Richard Allen 'Dick' Strand  1927-2017  Born a few years after his family came from Sweden, he grew up in north Seattle. "In 1962 he established his own business, Shoreline Plumbing and Heating where he and his wife Irene worked side by side for 20 years." After retirement in 1982 he started a second career in real estate, which he pursued for 40 years. Services at Seattle Golf Club in Shoreline.

Bonell (Bonnie) K. Gonzalez  1939-2017  Services at New Hope Four Square Church in Shoreline for Lake Forest Park resident.

Paul Smith  1921-2017  An educator and fitness guru, he was an athletic instructor at the UW when he was named chair of the P.E. department at the newly opened Shoreline High School. He was a teacher, then administrator for the Shoreline School District until he retired in 1989. During WW II he was in the Army Signal Corps. He was listed in many Who's Who and received numerous awards. He had a fitness show on local public TV. He conducted fitness workshops in 18 states and developed teaching techniques for dyslexia. Services held at Acacia in Lake Forest Park.

Patricia Jean Stone Vegsund  1935-2017  With her first husband, Ivan S. Stone, Jr., she lived in Shoreline from ten years, from 1954 to 1964 when they moved to Edmonds with their children.

Eleanore Louise Montzingo  1927 -2017  Richmond Beach mother of six passed at her residence at Crista. She was an artist and crafter who loved to entertain at home. In later years, she and husband Lloyd were members of Calvin Presbyterian church in Shoreline.

Ingvald Ask  1921-2017  Passed at Anderson House, close to his home in Shoreline. He was a commercial salmon and albacore troller, and longliner into his 80s and a dedicated member of the Seafood Producer's Co-op. His fishing stories are here.


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