Death notices as of June 25, 2018

Thursday, June 28, 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

Rodney "Rod" Allen Falor 1940-2018 A celebration of life was held at the Shoreline Center for Rod Falor, who worked as a Personnel Director and Labor Arbitrator. "He was involved in many organizations, but most of all, Seattle Youth Soccer Association." In lieu of flowers, donations to the Shorelake Soccer club.

William R. Forney M.D., USNR Ret. 1931-2018 Navy veteran, Richmond Beach pediatrician. See previous obituary.

Maryann Mason Age 86 A funeral mass was said at St. Luke's for English teacher Maryann Mason. She taught for 46 years, then retired and went back into the classroom as a volunteer. She moved to Shoreline to live with her grandchildren. "To honor Maryann, please give a book to a child to provide the lifelong gift of reading."

Gladys Pauline Mast 1920-2018 A founder of the Bellevue Arts Fair, she moved to Shoreline with her family. She was an elevator operator for Frederick and Nelson, a flight attendant for Northwest Airlines, and worked 30 years for Weisfield's Jewelers.

Robert Joseph "Bob" Monks 1926-2018 Memorial service at St. Lukes for WWII army vet Bob Monks. Bob and his family lived in Shoreline for 30 years before building a house and moving to Poulsbo. After retiring as a civil engineer in 1987, Bob worked for the Edmonds school district and later volunteered with construction of the Poulsbo Library.

Rory James Doyle worked in Shoreline for years, first at the Ryobi store and then at Sears. He loved old cars and owned over 50 in his lifetime.

Doris L. Nelson 1929-2018 Services were held at the Berean Bible Church in Shoreline.

Ronald (Randy) L. Wales Passed away unexpectedly at his parents' home in Shoreline.

Arnold David Lind 1959-2018 David grew up in Shoreline and graduated from Shorewood high school. He played football at UPS on a four year scholarship and was the treasurer for Phi Delta Theta fraternity. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982. He was a national sales account executive for Navient and the son of Ronald Commissioner Arnie Lind.

Jean Ferguson 1937-2018 Jean was a Shoreline resident who helped found a breakfast program that fed 300 people a week at her church in Seattle. As the wife and mother of an Air Force family, Jean’s travels took her across the country, where she lived in seven different states. She was a valued member of the Echo Lake Neighborhood Association in Shoreline (see obituary). Her celebration of life will be held Sunday, July 29 at 2pm at the Seattle First United Methodist Church.

Dorothy Lane-Gilbert R.N. 1931-2018 In 1964 Dorothy and her family moved to Lake Forest Park where they eventually raised four children. She enjoyed gardening, especially roses. She also loved birds and raised roller canaries, a specialized song canary native to Germany. She had a 20 year nursing career, including Stevens Hospital, where she met her second husband.

Earl Donnan 1929-2018 Memorial Service at Richmond Beach Congregational Church-UCC. Navy veteran and father of three was most proud of his six grandchildren.

Dolores ("Dee") Faye Johnson 1930-2018 She taught high school in Kansas. She married in 1958 and she and her husband raised three children in Shoreline.

Scott Albright Caldwell 1973-2018 Raised in Shoreline and Shoreline Schools, Scott was interested in the law and attended the para-legal program at Edmonds Community College. Scott loved to be in the mountains at night. "His car was his freedom. He and friends would get in his car and spend the night on remote logging roads and stargaze." His hobby was guns and he learned to shoot at a young age. Scott lived all of his life in a wheelchair, but his disability never defined him.

Dorothy McGladrey 1918-2018 Her primary career was as a homemaker but she worked part time for Shoreline School district for many years.

Mary Ellen Bumgarner Kerley 1917-2018 Lake Forest Park resident. Matriarch of a large and extended family. Services were held at Acacia in Lake Forest Park.

William A. Eriksson, Jr. 1942-2018 Shoreline resident was an Army veteran who served in the Vietnam war. Services were held at St. Luke.

Kevin C. Sill Shoreline resident died unexpectedly, leaving behind his wife Anina Coder Sill. Donations may be made in his memory to the Shoreline Historical Museum or KUOW.

Gladys Charlotte Sorbo 1922 -2018 She and her husband moved to Shoreline in 2010 to live with family. Her husband died that year and she continued life in Shoreline.

Colleen Kathryn Gauntt 1940-2018 Lake Forest Park resident died after a long battle with kidney disease. She told her family "not to feel sad because she felt she lived a full life and was blessed with so many wonderful people around her."

Eric R. (Rick) Petersen age 59 1977 graduate of Shoreline High School died after a long struggle with multiple health problems.


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