Death Notices as of June 21, 2014

Monday, June 23, 2014

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.

Judith (Screws) Joki  1943-2014  Services were held at First Lutheran Church of Richmond Beach for Judith Joki, who died unexpectedly in May.  A "Navy Brat" by birth, she lived in several US states as a child, then moved to Texas with her husband. They returned to Seattle in 1979 where she completed a degree in geology, going on several field trips.

Mary Ann Murray  1963-2014  Retired from the Shoreline School District in 2003, after her diagnosis of breast cancer in 2002. She leaves behind a husband and two teenaged children.

Annabelle Marshall Alexander  1914-2014 Worked in her husband's construction company, where she designed, built, and decorated many homes in Innis Arden. A longtime member of Calvin Presbyterian Church, she moved to Crista for her final years.

Sidonia Curran  1932-2014  Services at Shoreline United Methodist Church. Born in a tiny village in England, she went to work young as a waitress and bartender, meeting and serving the rich and famous. She married a US Navy career man and they were stationed all over the world. At one point she was head den mother of Boy Scouts of America NATO forces, Frankfurt Germany.

Vernon J. Madsen  1925-2014  He grew up on a farm in Montana and died in Shoreline. A WWII vet, he was a rifleman and squad leader. "He was an accountant in his work, but a gardener in his heart."

Max Samuel Zoretic  1930-2014  In 1959 he opened the SUN Insurance Agency on Aurora in Shoreline. "He owned and operated the business for almost 50 years before passing it on to his son, Daniel." 

Evelyn Grace Fralick  1913-2014  Services at Shoreline Free Methodist Church. "In 2011 Evelyn moved to Arden Nursing home in Shoreline, Washington where she was President of the Resident Council. While at Arden Evelyn enjoyed socializing with the other residents, playing Bingo, Scrabble and bowling and as recently as last month Evelyn won first place in bowling at Arden."

Genevieve M. Shelton  Memorial mass at St. Mark Catholic Church. A 41 year volunteer at Northwest Hospital, and Lake City Emblem Club #189.

Catherine "Cathie" Boyce  1944-2014  Funeral mass at St. Barnabas Anglican Church in Shoreline. Long-time volunteer for Cancer Lifeline and University Lions Club Auction.

Patricia Ruth Katona 1926-2014  Shoreline resident was a professional medical technologist/ pathologist, Swedish Hospital, Seattle.

Glen K. Kiyonaga, M.D.  1950-2014  "Glen Kiyonaga, M.D. died peacefully in his Shoreline home on Saturday, May 31, 2014. At 63 years of age, he lost his battle with progressive renal cell carcinoma." The long-time Shoreline resident was born and raised in the Beacon Hill area and returned there to open his medical practice, serving there for over 30 years. "Despite advancing illness, he continued treating patients until shortly before his death." He is survived by his wife, Colleen, and two daughters Dr. Kristi and Dr. Julie, who continue his legacy of service in health care.

Alvah Francis Graves  1925-2014  A proud Marine who was twice awarded the Purple Heart, he survived four combat landings in WWII. After retiring from UPS he volunteered 16 years for Toys for Tots and served many years as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Luke Catholic Church where funeral mass was said.

Donna Mae Pederson  1924-2014  Services at Bethel Lutheran Church. Worked as a secretary for the Seattle Gas Company and Dow Chemical. Survived by her sister Phyllis (Frank) Moll, sister-in-law Dorothy, and 7 nephews and a niece.

John (Jack) P. Erlandson  1934-2014  50 year Shoreline resident was an avid fan of women's basketball and founding member of the Seattle Storm.

Wayne E. Foster  age 58  He could craft almost anything with wood and remodeled five of his homes. He and wife Cathy moved to Innis Arden to be near the Blue Heron nature preserve. He and his dog Stella walked the beach every day and he had "an uncanny knack for finding beach glass." "His parties would invariably include musical jams running late into the night with an ever-changing group of musical friends he often referred to as the Richmond Beach Ramblers."

Alan Hanson Mattock  1925-2014  UW Professor who lived in Lake Forest Park for 31 years. Born and educated in England, he was an engineer who earned his doctorate with research into the ultimate strength of pre-stressed concrete beams. He taught at London University and worked in British Guiana before coming to Illinois to direct a research team at the Portland Cement Company.

Rosemary L. Woods  1926-2014  Died in Shoreline. Worked 30 years for Pacific Northwest Bell.

Edna K. Greising  1920-2014  Services at Bethel Lutheran Church. 

Martha Nishitani  1920-2014  Taught for Shoreline Public Schools. Interned with her family at Camp Minidoka during WW II. Modern dance performer, choreographer and teacher for more than 50 years, with her own dance company in the U District.


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