Death Notices as of October 25, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Oil 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

Lorraine June Crossett 1931-2018 Moved to a farm in Lake Forest Park with her family after WWII. She and husband Tom had a small Scottish Woolens shop in Firdale Village. They met and married at University Presbyterian Church in 1956 and continued to be active there all their lives. Lorraine lived out her years at Crista Senior Living in Shoreline.

Patricia Claire Arntzen 1926-2018 Funeral mass was held at St. Mark's in Shoreline for this homemaker who was "always up for adventures, family get-togethers and even a practical joke or two."

Pastor Vernon G. Hunt 1923-2018 Services were held at Prince of Peace Lutheran church in Shoreline.

Sandra Lee Hertz A special ed teacher at Echo Lake Elementary school in Shoreline, she began her career as a professional figure skater, where she met her husband David. While she was raising her children she worked as a writer for The Seattle Times' Prudence Penny column. "Sandy was an active member of Lake Forest Park Presbyterian Church where she knitted hats and sewed quilts for other cancer patients." After retirement, she and her husband travelled the world, visiting over 70 countries. She lost her battle with pancreatic cancer in September.

Clare E. Clausen age 93 Funeral services held at St. Mark's in Shoreline.

Mary Ballestrasse Kainrad 1920-2018 Services for Shoreline resident will be held at St. Matthew's in north Seattle.

Roger Franklin Stubbs 1926-2018 Owner operator of Stubbs Highland Service and Towing on Aurora. Active in Rotary for 25 years. Cofounded Family Savings and Loan in Shoreline, serving as president and chairman of the board for many years. Commodore of the Edmonds Yacht Club and two term Edmonds Port Commissioner. Roger and his wife retired to Arizona "where Roger volunteered for the National Forest Service finding and marking old, dangerous, abandoned desert mines."

David Charles Watson 1944-2018 Served as Family Counselor for Holyrood Cemetery where he compassionately assisted countless families in end of life arrangements. Memorial service to be held at Holyrood.

Dawn Paggeot 1931-2018 Passed away at her home in Lake Forest Park. A harpist since high school, she was a founder of the Seattle Harp Society and played harp professionally most of her adult life.

Tordis Solheim Born on a farm in Tordal, Norway, she immigrated to the U.S. in 1954 where she worked as a bookbinder. She and husband Harry lived in Shoreline. She was active in the Norwegian Male Chorus of Seattle Helpmates for over 40 years. She and Harry retired to the Norse Home.

Mary Patricia "Pat" Pearson 1931-2018 A 45 year resident of Lake Forest Park, Pat was active in ministries at St. Mark's church in Shoreline.

Alvin Louis Blindheim 1924-1981 WWII vet was past president of the Norwegian Commercial Club, and head of the Seattle - Bergen Sister City Committee. His activities with the Norwegian Community included serving as the Grand Marshall of the Leif Erickson Day Parade. Services held at Prince of Peace Lutheran church in Shoreline.

Harriet Hughes 1918-2018 Passed away in Shoreline at the age of 99.

Frank Radford 1930-2018 Passed away at Áegis of Shoreline of Alzheimer's.

Ellis Dale Evans 1934-2018 Lake Forest Park resident was an Educational Psychologist, chair of the department at the UW. "He played trombone in various bands from high school through retirement and directed bands including the E Sharp Ensembles and the Nice and Easy Band."


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