Death notices as of April 21

Monday, April 27, 2015

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.

Benjamin Selos  1927-2015  Services held at Shoreline Full Gospel Fellowship.

Bruce DeGrazia  1964-2015  A Celebration of Life was held at the Lake Forest Park Civic Club.

James Ron Gordon  1943-2015 Landscaper for the Shoreline School District

S. Elliott Walters  1928-2015  Services held at St. Barnabas Anglican Church in Shoreline. "Elliott's family asks that remembrances be made to the Elliott Walters Memorial Fund to help create a new gathering space at St. Barnabas Anglican Church, 2340 N 155th St, Shoreline, WA 98133"

Barbara J. Hellstrom   1922-2015 Remembrances may be made to: Shoreline Fire Dept., Aid Car Fund, 17525 Aurora Ave N., Shoreline, WA 98133.

Rachel Marian Lake  1932-2015  Lake Forest Park resident. See obituary published earlier.

Thore Mangor  1928-2015  Born and raised in Norway, during WW II he fought with the resistance in Sweden. After the war he joined the merchant marines and lived in South America. He ended up logging in Vancouver BC, then selling in Seattle. He met his Norwegian wife in Seattle and they returned to Norway to live. Years later, they returned to Seattle, adopted a second child, and settled into life in Shoreline. With his wife and a friend, he started the VikingWear company.

Ronald Dean Babcock  1943-2015  His rock n roll band - The Comancheros - was inducted into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame in 2010. He was a 38 year member of St Luke Parish where services were held.

John E. Theis  1918-2015  Shoreline man served in the Navy in WWII and the Korean War. Retired from Pacific Northwest Bell. Remembrances are suggested to Heifer International at 

Maryon Pearl Cotton Troxel  1920-2015  Taught elementary music in Shoreline Schools where she retired in 1979. In 2000 she was inducted in the Washington Music Educators Association Hall of Fame. She served 50 years in Alpha Delta Kappa and was a faithful member of Ronald and Edmonds United Methodist Church choirs.

Evelyn Nieradzik Virgin  1922-2015  Married in 1951, settled in Lake Forest Park. Nurse during WWII. Campfire Leader for 12 years while raising her four children. Avid gardener.


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