Death notices May 1 - 31, 2019

Sunday, June 30, 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

Glen Oliver Twitchell  1927-2019  WWII vet had lived in Shoreline for 57 years. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Pauline. "He loved spending time with family, friends, and his dog Odie. He also loved cooking, gardening, salmon fishing, and NASCAR."

Ivan E. Thompson  1924-2019  WWII Navy veteran married Molly in 1956 and they raised two children in Shoreline. He was an expert fisherman and he and Molly were involved in many activities with the Sons of Norway. "He had an endless supply of Norwegian jokes and told many fishing stories (some of them true)."

Robert S. Fleming II, MD  Age 83  He moved to Shoreline in the early 1960s and practiced child and adolescent psychiatry until retiring in 2015. His two children were raised in Shoreline.

David Spencer Compton  1948-2019  Services were held at Shoreline Community College for Compton who was deeply involved with two organizations - the Boy Scouts of America and DeMolay. "David is remembered as always having a smile and joke or quip for any situation - after all 'there are no problems, only opportunities.'" 

Marianne Gutteridge  1927-2019  Deeply involved in the arts, she was an active participant with the Shoreline Arts Council. A pianist, singer, weaver, Senior Center volunteer, she and her husband were part of award-winning productions of the Seattle Gilbert and Sullivan society.

Irene Lawseth  1919-2019  She worked in and then taught special ed classes for the Shoreline School District for many years.

Dorothy Ann (Mattson) Pointer  1936-2018  Lived at times in Shoreline and was active with her children and both Boy and Girl Scouts.

Rini Ariani Sulaiman  -2019  A longtime resident of Shoreline, Rini was a graduate of UW and WWU, and enjoyed a long career as an environmental toxicologist.

Martha (Helen) Lindquist  1921-2019  Services were held at Crista Ministries Chapel for long time Shoreline resident Helen Lindquist. She worked for Washington Natural Gas, retiring after 25 years as a Sr. Executive Secretary.

Steven Craig Johnson  Age 67  A celebration of life was held at the Berean Bible Church in Shoreline. The former US Navy Corpsman was employed by Metro for over 40 years.

Wayne M. Rutledge  Age 66  A celebration of life was held at the Lake Forest Park Civic Club. After graduating from Nathan Hale in 1970, he joined a band and toured the US. Upon his return he started his own photography business, eventually opening a studio in the University District.

Gayle Jean (Martin) Freitas  1936-2019  Gayle and her husband raised their family in Shoreline. Upon retirement, they moved to Union, WA to a home on the golf course. Besides golf, she was an avid genealogist, traveling to Sweden to research her history.

Amy Elizabeth Patterson  1990-2019  Amy, age 28, succumbed to complications of a genetic syndrome. "We laud the amazing staff of Fircrest Skilled Nursing who provided medical care, love and support to Amy and her family."

Thomas Franklin Pitcock  1935-2019  Shoreline resident was a founding investor of Viox Corporation. Tom was an active member of Edmonds Harbor Square Athletic Club and a long time member of Queen City Yacht Club in Seattle. Tom and Astrid enjoyed boating on Puget Sound and NW waters in their boat the Kalihi Kai.

Jose Doquilo, Jr  1958-2019  Died at his home in Lake Forest Park in the presence of his family.

Jean Francis (Olson) Nordlund  1920-2019   Shoreline resident at her death, she was an Army Nurse during WWII, stationed in Europe. "She was especially proud of her participation at Normandy, and the liberation of France." She returned to nursing after her children were grown, working at Group Health Northgate. She and her husband were live-aboards, docking their boat at Gasworks Park.

Harold G. Purkhiser  1923-2019  Long time member of the Berean Bible Church in Shoreline where his memorial service was held.

Doris Olson Warbington  1926-2019  "She taught French at Holy Rosary High School and then adult education all around Seattle, where she spent most of her life. She established the Lifetime Learning Center with her business partner and gave assertiveness training to women as feminism developed. She finished her career at Shoreline Community College at 80."

Kathleen Ann Hagen  1940-2019  She moved to Shoreline with her family in 1964 and joined the Aurora Church of the Nazarene, forming close and lasting friendships. They moved to Edmonds in 1979. Services were held at the Aurora Church of the Nazarene.

Katy (Green) Pollock  1947-2019  Katy and her family have lived in Lake Forest Park for 32 years, during which time Katy completed a 30-year career as a Registered Nurse at Seattle Children's Hospital.


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