Death notices as of November 25, 2017

Saturday, November 25, 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

Naomi Rogene Hardy  1936-2017  Volunteer with Vision Shoreline, the committee which guided the creation of the City of Shoreline. After the Nisqually Earthquake, she helped raise a million dollars to repair her U District Church.

James Francis Carlin, Jr.  1971-2017  Shoreline resident. "Artist, master chocolatier, baker, landscaper, culinary professor and chef, Jim loved to design beautiful things that tasted amazing, and he loved to make things grow."

Arnold L. Larson  1924-2017  Memorial service held at Shoreline Covenant Church for retired Seattle City Light employee.

Allen C. Clark  age 98  Services at Calvin Presbyterian Church. "As a charter member of Calvin Presbyterian, he was a deacon and ruling elder teaching Bible studies, hosting college age adults, new membership classes and facilitating the maintenance of the church." He volunteered with AARP, helping Seniors with their taxes.

Duane Clocksin  1949-2017  32 year resident of Shoreline. He had a career in construction and property management.

Gordon Kiemele  1929-2017  Services at Acacia in Lake Forest Park. He volunteered for his children's schools, and was awarded a PTA Golden Acorn for his service. Air Force veteran and bird house builder, "he could fix anything."

Bernard "Gene" Eugene Ritzinger  1930-2017  He retired in 1991 and moved to Lake Forest Park. He had a second career as a Seattle tour guide. After volunteering at the Gold Rush Museum in Pioneer Square, he was hired as a uniformed guide.

James Homer Fultz  1944-2017  Shoreline resident was a long-time real estate professional. Graduated from the UW in 1966.

Dennis Lee (Stoagie) McCoy  1949-2017  Graduate of Shorecrest and Shoreline Community College, he was a Seattle police officer for 42 years.

Douglas Earl Looney  1958-2017  Services were held at his old high school - Shoreline - now the Shoreline Conference Center. "He was happiest at sea, in his shop, or on the seat of his Harley."

Harriet "Louise" Christenson  1920-2017  She was an Army nurse in a MASH unit in Korea and proud to be a veteran. Past President of the Lake City Shoreline Emblem Club 189, and an active member of the NSDAR and The American Legion.


Janet Way November 26, 2017 at 6:58 AM  

I am very sorry to hear about the death of Naomi Hardy. She was a thoughtful contributor to many citizens efforts in our community. She frequently attended Council and Planning Commission meetings and commented. She had a detailed knowledge of public policy. I appreciated her participation and contributions to conversations and ideas. RIP Naomi.

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