Death notices as of December 25, 2017

Saturday, December 30, 2017

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

Timothy H. Sweeney  1926-2017  Funeral mass at St. Luke for Shoreline resident and proud Navy veteran Sweeney. He worked 40 years for Farmers Insurance. After retirement, he golfed every day until his 90th birthday.

Katharine Ann Shoemaker  age 72  Shoreline High School graduate taught school in British Columbia, American Samoa, Alaska and Micronesia.

Mark Newman  1948-2017  Celebration of life held at Lake Forest Park Civic Club.

Virginia Cruver  1943-2017  Ging loved flying and became a small aircraft pilot during her long time residence in Lake Forest Park. She raised two children and was active in the Presbyterian Church. With her second marriage she began travelling the world, then settled in Indianola WA, later Indio CA.

Anita M. LaViolette Schultz  1931-2017  Services at St. Mark and interment at Holyrood for Seahawks and Sounders fan. She ended her career at Bank of America and Online Banking Report in Seattle.

Alfred A. Bahlkow  1922 -2017  WW II veteran was a sergeant in the Marines. He served in the South Pacific, and while there contracted dengue fever, malaria, and tuberculosis. He spent three years in a military hospital recovering. Memorial service at St. Dunstan's.

Julie Jane McFarlane  age 59  Died after a six month battle with cancer. A 25 year Shoreline resident, she recently retired from the Small Business Administration after 35 years of public service where she last served as deputy district director. Her travels included trips to England, Ireland, Scotland, France, and two trips to Italy.

Elspeth Dautoff Alexander  1929 - 2017  Shoreline resident. Born in Oregon, she had degrees from Oregon State University and Mills College.

Suzanne Maury Philips  1929 - 2017  Born in a Basque hamlet in France which was occupied by Germans during WW II. After the war, she travelled and learned three languages, then went to Paris where she met and married a GI from Seattle. They moved to Lake Forest Park in 1967. She was active at St. Marks, singing in the choir for 50 years and active in the All Saint's Guild. She taught French at St. Mark School. She had weekly lunches with the Le Cercle Français at Cafe de Paris in Edmonds.

Catherine Hazel Henricks  1938 - 2017  She passed away peacefully after a courageous battle against glioblastoma. Funeral mass at St. Mark.

Harold M. Olden  1930 - 2017  A veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a Boeing engineer for his entire career. Memorial service at First Lutheran Church of Richmond Beach.

Donna Day  1948 - 2017  She attended Auburn Adventist Academy Church during her high school years. After graduation she worked as a medical stenographer. She attended the Shoreline Seventh Day Adventist Church.

"Bill" William B. Scherr  1947 - 2017  Memorial mass at St. Luke. Bill's career was in human resources but he volunteered with volunteered with Filipino Youth Activities, St. Edwards Parish as a Eucharistic Minister and on their Parish Council, and on the Seattle Archdiocesan Pastoral Council.

Arnold Timss  1940 - 2017  Born in Latvia, he came to Seattle when he was 10. A CPA, he and wife Arlene bought a home in Richmond Beach in 1970 and raised their son there. "He enjoyed war novels, Bond films, stretch Cadillacs, the hashbrowns @ the 13 Coins, and the musical works of Neil Diamond. He loved gardening, golfing, the Golf channel, gambling on the occasional horse and spoiling his grandchildren." Services at Richmond Beach Lutheran Church.

Richard James Town  1932 - 2017  Joined the service at 17 and became a medical corpsman who fought in Korea and Vietnam. Graduated as an RN from Shoreline Community College in 1971 and worked at the VA hospital. Services at The Sanctuary Church in Lake Forest Park.


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