Death notices as of February 22, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

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.

Janice Wasden Price  1932-2012  Life member of the Seattle Genealogical Society and retired from the Seattle Archdiocese. Services at Holyrood.

Howard G. Bendtsen  1918-2012  Lake Forest Park resident, WW II vet, and proud member of Lake City Elks.

John Thorne Wheeler  1926-2012  Retired from Washington Mutual Bank. Avid outdoorsman and member of Kenmore Gun Club, Pheasants Forever, and Ducks Unlimited. Services at St. Dunston's Episcopal Church, Shoreline.

John David Echols  1938-2012  Graduated from Stanford, taught in Hong Kong. Earned a Doctor of Divinity and taught in Taiwan. Taught at University Prep. Seattle Times teacher of the year in 1998. Gourmet cook. Avid reader, volunteer at both Kenmore and Lake Forest Park libraries. Refused to use cash machines because he thought it was "important to have a relationship with the tellers."

Sandra Kay Rue Devoir  1960-2012  Shoreline. National Board certified teacher. Life-long athlete, playing volleyball at collegiate and elite club level. Mother of Tom and Ryan Bullock, Ben (Jennifer) Devoir, Erin, and Jessica Devoir. Remembrances to Food Lifeline of Shoreline, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, or to Northwest Hospital.

Robert W. Anderson  1920-2012  Just celebrated his 70th anniversary of marriage to Audrey. Marine Corps for 22 years, followed by 20 years at the UW Police department. Long time member of Bethel Lutheran Church of Shoreline.

Stephen Scott Haanen  1961-2012  Passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack. Shoreline resident, wife and two daughters. Memorial reception at Nile Shrine Golf Center. Educational fund established for daughters at Chase Bank of Shoreline.

LaVerne Engebretsen Lewis Tiedeman  1920-2012  Lived her entire life in Washington state but travelled extensively. Taught for Shoreline School District for 23 years. Active in Lutheran Church, including Richmond Beach.

Dionisia Acena  1914-2012  Born in Philippines. Cosmetologist and dietitian. Active in Filipino Columbians and women's activities of Knights of Columbus. Mother of many foster children. Travels took her to London, Rome, and the Philippines. Services and entombment at Holyrood in Shoreline. (Obituary from Bonney-Watson)

Joanne (Blackman) Phillips  1928-2012  Born in Seattle, raised in Richmond Highlands. Cheerleader at Edmonds High School. Owned the Basketta store at Old Milltown in Edmonds. St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church. Family service at Acacia in Lake Forest Park.

Ralph Dennis Velie 1944-2012  "Ralph graduated from Olympia High School in 1962. He then became a lifetime WSU cougar. He started a career, in teaching, with the Shoreline School District, spanning 42 years. He was a teacher, soccer and football coach and a powerful example of how to live with honesty, integrity and honor. He was both a teacher and a learner. He believed that we are here to fulfill our journey in life, to do the best we can do in every moment and to be happy doing it."

A Ralph Velie Memorial Fund has been established, to be used for Shorecrest High School student needs in athletics / activities. Donations at any Chase Bank.

Charles Brenner  1919-2012  A founder of Brenner Brothers Bakery, WW II veteran of Omaha Beach landing and the Battle of the Bulge. Services and burial at Herzl Ner-Tamid Memorial Park in Shoreline.

Glenn Ellen "Happy" (Auld) Battson  1918-2012  "Her 93 years were full of high energy, music, nature and volunteer work" Memorials to Calvin Presbyterian Church, Shoreline.

Ronald L. Haight  1957-2012  Graduated from Woodway High School before starting at the family business, Haight Roofing Co. Services at Aurora Church of the Nazarene in Shoreline.

Larry Norton Jr.  1925-2012  Ran the family business, Westlake Chevrolet. Founded organization which become Puget Sound Auto Dealers Association. Endowed the Norton Family Automotive Technical Scholarship for the Professional Automotive Training Center at Shoreline Community College.

Beryle Elizabeth Wynakos  1934-2012  Travel agent for 40 years and travelled the world. Advocate for education and served on "many school boards." Memorial service at Berean Bible Church in Shoreline. Remembrances to World Vision.


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