Death notices April 1-30, 2019

Wednesday, May 22, 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

Marjorie Merrill Christianson age 90 A memorial service was held at Cristwood Park Activity Center for the Crista resident.

Mary Burglehaus age 100 After her first husband died after 27 years of marriage, Mary went to work at Frederick and Nelson, where she met Cliff Burglehaus. They married and moved to Shoreline where she had a beautiful garden. She loved to travel and collected art from the places she visited.

Warren E. Wilkins 1937-2019 Services were held at Calvin Presbyterian Church for Edmonds resident Wilkins. He was a banker by profession and a Ret. Colonel in the Air Force Reserve.

Maureen Tucker age 90 Funeral Mass and reception held at St. Mark's in Shoreline with burial services at Holyrood Cemetery. "She loved to garden and in her retirement years on Camano Island enjoyed capturing floral scenes on canvas."

Ronald E. Beechner 1942-2019 Army veteran who worked in the hospitality and global shipping industries. He lived in Lake House in Shoreline.

Amanda Marie Ream 1979-2019 Amanda, raised in Lake Forest Park, lost her year-long battle with cancer. She leaves behind a husband and two young sons, as well as a large and close knit family. She was a dedicated homeschooler, gardener, and cook. "She was always dreaming up and coordinating memorable trips, creating memories that friends and family will cherish forever."

Mary Elizabeth Heien 1922-2019 age 97 She and her husband moved to Shoreline in 1957 where she worked at the Sears Aurora store, retiring in 1980. "She enjoyed gardening, reading and her quilting group, winning a 1st prize. She loved to bake and always had homemade cookies"

Ronald C. Thompson 1935-2019 Died in Shoreline after a long illness. He had a long career as a pastor to university students in Berkeley, California. In retirement, he and his wife moved to Seattle where he worked part-time at First Presbyterian Church and built houses with Habitat for Humanity.

Beverly Ann Tessmer Aasen 1934-2019 She raised her family in Lake Forest Park, "cheering at sporting events, attending school plays, and hosting family dinners." She worked for 32 years in the deli and meat departments for Safeway and Albertsons. She loved reading, Elvis, cribbage and "had an impressive collection of owl figurines."

Charlotte Louise Crane 1937-2019 A celebration of life was held at Tabernacle Baptist Church. She worked as a Pharmacy Tech at Fircrest School but retired early to care for her parents full time. She enjoyed "boating, beach combing, Bible study, bowling, softball, knitting and crocheting, and coffee with many friends."

Patricia Diane Frost 1962-2019 Services at Shoreline Free Methodist Church. She was a beloved preschool teacher, respite caregiver, and Special Education paraeducator in the Edmonds School District for many years.

Gwendolyn "Gwen" Elizabeth Josephine Merendino Raudsep 1938-2019 Long-time Shoreline resident. Gwen climbed all of the major peaks in Washington except Mount Rainier, lived in Germany for six years and traveled all over the US and the world, spoke both German and Italian, and completed two major house remodels. She started a co-op preschool and taught parent education classes at Shoreline Community College. She worked as a legal secretary, retiring in 2007.

Carl R. Peters 1937-2019 Shoreline resident Carl was a "quiet, peaceful man who had a great memory and loved his family and grandchildren." He was a Vietnam vet. As a young man he won the Oregon State Men's Singles Badminton Championship two years in a row.


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