Death Notices as of March 31, 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019

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 and other sources

Tracie Nicole Remick  1975-2019  She was an avid basketball player as a youth. For much of her adult life she worked as an Activities Coordinator in Senior living and retirement facilities. This was her element with older folks, and she made deep and close friendships at each facility that she was blessed to be a part of. Services at Richmond Beach Lutheran Church.

Dolores Beverly Sloan  1932-2019  Shoreline resident "Dee" loved fishing, gardening, playing bridge, and cozy murder mysteries. Services will be held on the Kingston-Edmonds ferry and her ashes scattered into Puget Sound.

Ferne Louise (Bohle) Supler  1920-2019  She was active in the Checkerboard Squares dance club, Evergreen Rose Society and activities at Crista Senior Living Community where she spent the last 19 years of her life.

James (Jim) Joseph Freitas  1959-2019  Jim graduated from Shoreline High School in 1977 and went into truck driving right out of high school until he was forced to retire from MS. He loved fishing and spending time with family and friends who gathered yearly to celebrate his birthday.

Peggy Bernice Pishue  1935-2019  Peggy was a certified skin diver and was part of the first all-women's skin diving club in Seattle. She lived in Shoreline for 20 years and worked in food services at the UW. After retirement, she traveled the world.

Richard Eno Rust  1926-2019  Devoted husband, beloved father, treasured grandfather, and much-loved family physician. (See obituary in the Shoreline Area News).

Jade L. Poole  1948-2019  Shoreline resident graduated from Shorecrest High School in 1967. Served in the Navy during the Vietnam War. When he returned, he began a 40 year career at Boeing - or as he called it "the Kite Factory", retiring in 2008.

Henk Kunnen, DVM  1938 - 2019  Henk was born and raised in South Africa where he attained his veterinary degree. He went on to practice in South Africa, England, Canada, and the U.S. The Kunnen family finally settled in Shoreline, where he opened the Spay and Neuter Clinic in North City and ran it for 43 years. 

Pierre Lieurance  1922-2019  Owner of Pierre Lieurance Interiors in Shoreline until retiring in 1989. He had lived in Richmond Beach since 1970, and loved his view of the Olympics and Puget Sound. He was a member of Elks, Naval Lodges, Edmonds and Seattle Yacht Clubs, and a past member of Shoreline Rotary.

Monica Jane Heckman  1967-2019  Graduated from Shoreline High School in 1986 and served as a full-time minister of Jehovah's Witnesses for almost 14 years. She loved tulips and the Skagit Valley.

Oddny K. Johnston  1933-2019  Services were held at First Lutheran Church - Richmond Beach for Trondheim born Oddny Johnston. In 1957 Oddny was crowned the Queen of the Halibut Fishermen's Wives Association and became a Seafair Princess. Skier, gardener, volunteer for PTA and Assistance League of Seattle.

Catherine (Kitty) Ellis  1932-2019  Born in London and immigrated to the United States in 1961. Before moving to a retirement community, Kitty lived in Lake Forest Park for 37 years. 

Stewart "Skip" Thompson  1931-2019  Services at Shoreline Covenant Church for Edmonds resident Skip Thompson. He was an auditor with the Department of Defense for over 30 years and also had his own tax business.

Adrienne Lynn Underwood  1950-2019  Lake Forest Park resident worked for more than 20 years with hundreds of special needs children as a Special Education Technician with the Shoreline School District. Adrienne enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, cooking, traveling, gardening, sewing and square dancing.

Mary Ann Robblee Henning  1945-2019  Services at Lake Forest Park Church for LFP resident and retired teacher Mary Ann Henning. An LFP resident since 1970 she was a long-time member of Lake Forest Park Church where she encouraged women in Bible study, provided healthy meals to kids in need, and mentored new moms. 

Irvin H. Meyers  1929-2019  Services at Calvin Presbyterian Church for Edmonds resident and retired Safeco employee who spent his winter months in Palm Springs.

Burton Appelo  1927-2019  He helped turn Chelan's Holden Village from an abandoned mining hamlet to a Lutheran retreat now visited by 7,000 people per year and was president and adult Sunday School teacher of Shoreline's Bethel Lutheran Church.

Bertha Mae (Schreiber) Nelson  1923-2019  A memorial was held at Shoreline Community Church for "energizer bunny" Bertha Nelson. Bertha raised her three children as a single parent. She was full of energy, working all day, home to prepare dinner, very active in her church, and the only mother who came out to play with the neighborhood kids – baseball, kick the can, hide and go seek, swimming at Green Lake, ice skating and roller skating – she just kept going and going.

Jeanne Charmaine (Sipprell) Creighton  1929-2019  Preceded in death by her son, Gordon Lee, and survived by three loving children, Matthew, Adam, and Cassandra, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren that were the joy of her later years. Her joyful spirit was celebrated in a service open to all at St. Luke Shoreline.

Patricia Ruth (Doane) Hawney  1929-2019  Married in 1949, she and her husband eventually moved to Shoreline where their four children were born. She went to work in 1963 as a checker at the Greenwood Safeway, retiring after 30 years. In 1995 she went to work as an office assistant at the UW, retiring again in 2003. In retirement she traveled to Europe and spent her 80th birthday with her family in Paris and Rome.



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