Death notices as of February 24, 2018

Saturday, February 24, 2018

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

Edwin Gerald Teel 1941-2018 Served two years in the Army during Vietnam. Returned to the family business, Vitamilk. Active leader at First Free Methodist Church in Seattle for more than 50 years and served on the church board. On the Board of Trustees for Seattle Pacific University and founded the E. Gerald and Katherine Teel School of Economics and Business Scholarship Endowment, coordinating a partnership between SPU and the Teel Charitable Foundation, sponsoring sporting events such as SPU Basketball's Vitamilk Classic. With wife Kathi, named Seattle Pacific University's Alumni of the Year in 2006.

Nicholas William Brady 1985-2018 Shorecrest graduate served briefly in the U.S. Navy. Was a bartender at several local lounges and clubs.

Rita Elizabeth Grohman 1925-2018 Shoreline School District PE teacher at Richmond Beach Jr. High School and Jane Addams Jr. High School from 1946 to 1952.

Robert L. Carlson, MD Age 90 He was a public school teacher before becoming an MD. He was a family practice doctor, as well as an emergency room doctor. He established a large family medical practice in Lake Forest Park; his clinic is now owned by the UW.

Marjorie Rorrison Olmsted Age 88 Marge was dedicated to serving her community, volunteering for many organizations including Cub Scouts, League of Women Voters, Lake Forest Park Presbyterian Church, Mountlake Terrace Food Bank, and the Mountlake Terrace Senior Center.

Walter Edward Brewe 1931-2018 Walter and wife Carol raised their five children in Lake Forest Park and celebrated their 65th anniversary last year. He owned several insurance agencies in western Washington, including Redmond and Ilwaco. He was CPCU designation and was a well-regarded teacher in the insurance field.

Lester Earl Poole 1929-2018 Lester was a civil engineer who was in the ROTC and served in the army in Germany after college graduation. Moved to Seattle in 1956 and eventually became Director of Engineering for the John Graham Company. Services held at First Lutheran Church of Richmond Beach.

Roland Norvell Lindstrom 1929-2018 Grew up on Beach Drive on the shore of Lake Washington in Lake Forest Park. Attended Lake Forest Park Elementary, Roosevelt High School and Bothell High School where he graduated with the class of 1947. Served in the Navy during the Korean War. A founder of the Kenmore Art Show.

Thomas James Hoagland Age 56 1979 Shorewood graduate passed away after many years of health challenges. Worked at Mercury Pharmacy. Loved playing with his nieces and nephews.

Richard Lee McNeely 1922-2018 Shoreline resident was a scientist who invented the underwater TV camera. He worked 25 years for NOAA, earning numerous awards for successful innovations in the fisheries industries. His technical papers are published in 14 languages, and he lectured around the world. Received the Congressional Gold Medal of Honor - 1976 - US Dept of Commerce for successfully reducing porpoise mortality to levels approaching zero, as required by the Marine Mammals Protection act of 1972 - "Saving Flipper" he called it.

Nicholas Ryan Harrison 1986-2018 Studied accounting at Shoreline Community College. Played with the Puget Sound Senior Baseball League Knights in 2016.

Elizabeth Ruth Halfacre Age 69 She was an art instructor at Shoreline Community College for 17 years and was a member of the Northwest Collage Society, Women Painters of Washington, UUC Art Committee, Columbia City Gallery, Seniors Making Art Program, Gallery 110, and Kirkland Art Center.

Frank John Foote 1956-2018 Graduated from Shoreline High School in 1974 and continued his education at Shoreline Community College. Lived in Langley.

William Thomas Montgomery 1926-2018 A marine in WW II and Korea. He played the violin at senior centers and made violins as a hobby.

Carol Hudson Grieser 1941-2018 Celebration of Life at Lake Forest Park Civic Club. "Carol was passionate about living life on her own terms throughout her struggle with Multiple Sclerosis and, with amazing strength and resilience, refused to let the disease define her life."

Dorothy Oma Ray Heuchert Honored as Shoreline Teacher of the Year in 1967. Active member of Luther Memorial Church and First Lutheran Church of Richmond Beach.

Linda Lee Cook 1944-2017 In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Shoreline Fire Department.

Tiffany Joy Paige Tynes 1990-2018 Died after a lifelong battle with Batten's Disease. "Full of life, Tiffany was always active and carried a huge smile." A memorial service was held at the First Lutheran Church in Shoreline.

Mildred (Kay) Chelemedos 1922-2017 Kay was active in the League of Women Voters, local Democratic politics, the University Unitarian Church and the Shoreline Unitarian Church. She was a member of the Sherlock Holmes Society, the Seattle Storytellers Guild, and the Audubon Society. Services at Shoreline Unitarian Church.

Virginia M. (Lowry) Volpone 1924-2018 Her passions were camping, coaching kids CYO volleyball, being the original soccer mom, and travelling. But mostly, she enjoyed spending time with her family.

Kay Beeson 1939-2018 Memorial service at Lake Forest Park Presbyterian, where remembrances may be made in her honor.

Sue Bartels 1951-2018 She sang in many choral groups, and played the euphonium, trombone and tuba in several local bands and ensembles. Her compassionate nature and musical talents led her to initiate and nurture The Evergreen Threshold Singers. Memorial service at Richmond Beach Congregational Church-UCC. In lieu of flowers, donations to Music4Life.


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