Death notices as of April 25, 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018

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

Gary Kay Bjarnason 1941-2018 Shoreline resident worked for Boeing for 45 years and retired in 2008. He loved spending time with family and friends, particularly on his boat exploring the San Juan and Gulf Islands.

Thomas (Tom) Baird Keefer 1921-2018 Services in St. Dunstan's for Tom Keefer who was a Navy instructor during WW II. After the war he made a career in selling electrical instruments. He was a woodworker who created beautiful things in his workshop.

Susan Hanson Lundli 1950-2018 A resident of Innis Arden since the early 1990s, she worked as rental coordinator for the Innis Arden Clubhouse for a few years. "She helped facilitate a weekly outreach program called Everybody Place which involved cooking a mid-day meal for all in the nearby community who could benefit from a hot meal and face-to-face conversation." She loved her family, and her cats and dogs.

James Dennis Ward III 1971-2018 Services at Richmond Beach First Lutheran for family man and Mariners fan J D Ward who leaves behind a wife and three teenaged children. "He was a man who loved watching his kids play sports, and teaching them his love of dirt biking."

Philip Whitmarsh 1935-2018 Services at Shoreline Covenant Church for Army veteran, graduate of Prairie Bible Institute, Seattle Pacific University and UW.

Paul Andrew Lehtinen 1943-2018 1961 graduate of Shoreline High School served in the US Navy. Owned WIN industries until 1996 and retired from Northwest Handling Systems in 2009. "Museum of Flight, Seattle, Volunteer: B-29 restoration team; DeHaviland Comet, Paine Field, Everett."

Gary Lawrence Harrison 1943-2018 Member of Shoreline Auxiliary Communications Service (Ham Radio). As an IT professional, he maintained the computers in the ham stations in Shoreline fire stations, and trained volunteers in all forms of digital communications.

Francis Marion Guion 1926-2018 Edmonds resident was very active in the Shoreline Community Church where he "cherished and loved his church family."

Richard "Dick" McMahon Age 83 "He taught a course in photography at Shoreline CC for several years. Dick insisted on using film for his work, shunning the use of digital cameras."

Alan Robert Worthington 1947-2018 Shoreline resident passed away suddenly. "Taught for over 20 years in Lake WA School District and worked for Olsen Farms at Seattle Farmers Markets." Survived by wife, Janet Way, two sons, and a granddaughter. A legacy fund has been established in his honor.

Benjamin Peter Shuey 1930-2018 Services at the Innis Arden Clubhouse for Shoreline resident and local attorney Ben Shuey. Active in the environmental community, he was President of the Washington Environmental Council from 1982-1984. An accomplished fly fisherman who fished all over the world, and an expert river oarsman who rowed steelhead streams and whitewater rivers, he was also a mountain climber who summited Rainier, Baker, Hood, and Adams.

Richard Jacobson 1946-2018 Memorial service at the Lake Forest Park Civic Club. Retired from ATL/Phillips Medical, he was known for being an "avid car and motorcycle enthusiast, grease monkey, fantasy sports nut, and master of 'dinking' around in the garage."

Diane Lorraine Estep 1931-2018 Memorial services at First Lutheran of Richmond Beach.

George Robert Webster 1937-2018 Ronald Wastewater Commissioner George Webster died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Celebration of life to be held at the Senior Center. See previously published obituary.

Jason Dwight Jones 1937-2018 Services will be held at Lake Forest Park Presbyterian Church for long-time resident Jones. In spite an impoverished childhood and early onset diabetes, he graduated from the University of Washington with an engineering degree and worked at the UW JPL and then Boeing. He and his wife raised three children in Lake Forest Park and were deeply involved in their activities. He was honored with a lifetime achievement award from the Seattle Youth Soccer Association (SYSA) for his years of volunteer work coaching and developing a scheduling template.

Lisa Marie Petschl 1967-2018 Funeral mass at St. Luke for Woodway resident and mother of five.

Deloise Ann Shockley 1929-2018 The Shockley family moved to Shoreline in 1966 when Dallas Shockley got a job with the Shoreline school district. Deloise moved after his death in 2005.

Rev. Anna Maria Korathu 1946-2018 Services at St. Dunstan's in Shoreline for Rev. Korathu. She "served as Rector at St. George's in Lake City, until the closure of the church in 2011. Anna Maria was proud that during her tenure at St. George's the congregation hosted a monthly soup kitchen and Tent City3."


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