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· age 67, a native of Coleharbor, N.D., and resident of Seattle, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005· services Friday at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial Funeral Home in Sea Tac, Wash. · survived by his wife, Georgina Busch Wicklund of Seattle; two sons, Ray Wicklund of Houma and Bill Wicklund and wife, Jennifer, of Browns Point, Wash.; two daughters, Billie Jo Dehod and husband, Tom, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and Sharon Troseth and husband, Ken, of Sumner, Wash.; and 11 grandchildren · preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Ruby Wicklund; and one brother, Gary Wicklund · grew up in Burien, Wash., and graduated with the class of "56" from Highline High School; lifelong member of Local 32, Plumbers and Pipe fitters Union where as a mechanical contractor and superintendent he ran jobs up and down the West Coast from the Bering Sea to southern California; retired from the Union in 1997; made many visits to the bayou area and has enjoyed many past Mardi Gras celebrations; known for his generous and positive attitudes, as well as his stubbornness, you could always count on Bob to speak his mind
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Theresa Virginia (Groves) Longley passed away in Kent at home on Oct. 5, 2005. She was 68. Born to Ira and Katherine Groves on Sept. 29, 1937 in Burien, Theresa lived in Burien and Kent all her life. She graduated from Highline High School, Class of 1956. Theresa, also known by nick name as Gina, worked as a key-punch operator at the Boeing Co. and Tradewell. She drove school buses for the Kent School District. She was active in Scouting and loved children. Her hobbies included helping others, cooking, baking, ceramics, and gardening. She loved her time spent with family.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas Longley Sr. of Kent; sons Thomas (Sandy) Longley Jr. of Ephrata and Millard Longley of Federal Way; daughters Donna Longley-Hall of Auburn and Katherine Baril (Scott) of Kirkland; a brother, Ira (Bill) (and Susan) Groves of Federal Way; 14 grandchildren; two great -grandchildren; and nephews John (Steffanie & Delia) Groves of Covington, and Robert (Brenda) Groves of West Seattle.
She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Ira and Katherine Groves.
Theresa's service was held at Edline-Yahn Funeral Chapel in Kent with burial at Hillcrest Burial Park in Kent. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 557 Roy St., Seattle, WA 98109-4219
Jorgensen, Marianne, 63, died of Cancer at her home in Santa Barbara on December
10, 2001. She was born in Seattle on Oct 27,1938 to George and
Agnes Jorgensen and raised in Des Moines, WA. She was a 1956 grad from Highline High School, Burien, and in 1960 Phi Beta Kappa from the U of W. She moved to Santa Barbara, CA in 1965, where services were held Dec 18, 2001. She had been with the Bank of America in Santa Barbara for 20 yrs.
Her son Jeff Hetrick, brother Robt. Jorgensen, and former husband Carl Hetrick survives her. Her parents preceded her in death as well as her beloved companion of many years, Keith Whitham of Santa Barbara.
Marianne's life was one of devoted love and service to others. Her beautiful soul has moved on, but has left a legacy that will be forever felt by those privileged to have been touched by her.
Richard A. Childs, died suddenly at home on January 17, 1994. He was 56 years
old. He was born to Bertha and Earl Childs on May 29, 1938 in Stanley, N.D.
The family moved to Burien in 1941, he attended Burien grade school and graduated
from Highline High School in 1956, attended Central Washington University and
Washington State University.
He had been a self-employed building contractor as Childs Construction Company, for 33 years living in Federal Way/Kent area.
Rich characterized himself as an avid hunter and fisherman, and was successful at both. He loved hunting and camping and hiking the trails of the Cle Elum area and Okanogan County or fishing for Salmon on the coast and especially loved to fish for Steelhead on the Cowlitz River. Christmas dinner at the Childs’ house was often a fresh Steelhead.
He endeavored to pass his outdoor skills along thru scouting. He was was a Webelos leader and then became Scoutmaster of Troop 264/306, Mt. Rainier Council from 1971 to 1978 and from 1985 to 1989. He took his troop to the National Jamboree in Farragut, ID in 1973. The troop was known as “The Rain Troop” as they went rain or shine, once a month, and it usually rained!! During his time as Scoutmaster, 11 boys earned their Eagle Award.
He is survived by his wife and best friend of 34 years, Donace Childs, also
a 1956 graduate of Highline; sons Steven 33 of Bellingham and Darren 31 of Seattle;
daughter Susan 29 and husband Michael Gormley of Kent, and son Bryan 19 and
daughter Erin17 of the home; granddaughter Alexandra of Vashon Island; mother
Bertha of Burien, brother Roger of Bellevue; sister Elaine of Seattle, and many
nieces, nephews and good friends.
Memorials may be made to Children’s Orthopedic Hospital in Seattle.
Stuart Byrns PLUMB Aged 67 Beloved father of Stuart N. Plumb, friend of ex-wife Martha A. Apostol, and uncle to two wonderful nieces-Lezlie & Brett Wolff, has passed away on the 5th of April 2006. Stuart was born in Seattle and raised in Seahurst , Washington. He graduated from Highline High School. Stuart joined our Lord after a long 14- month illness. He was preceded in death by his daughter Stacy M. Plumb, mother Selma A. Plumb, father Horace Plumb, and sister Margaret Wolff.
He taught school for 27 years. He was a Biology, Math, History, and Traffic Education Teacher for the Shoreline and Seattle Public School System from 1965 to 1992 school year. He was at Shorecrest High School from 1977 until 1992 and he will be remembered as the teacher who had the desire to go the extra mile for his students whether it was dissecting an animal or showing them the universe! He had the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley on various science grants from 1979 to 1988. His travels took him on digs in Kenya, Tanzania, Israel, England, Italy, Sardinia, France, and Egypt.
He was a graduate of the University of Washington where he received a BA in History in 1964 and he was a member of Chi Psi Fraternity. From 1960 to 1965 Stuart worked for the Boeing Corporation as a Computer Engineering Aide. After he had graduated from Highline High School in 1956, he was in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves where he became a Corporal. His family, friends, and all who knew him will miss him greatly. The Gravesite Service will be private, but any remembrances can be made to the Lambert House which serves young adults and their address is P.O. Box 23111 Seattle, WA 98102.
R. "Dick" Hamilton Johnson, 67, of Freeland, Washington, died unexpectedly, January 6, 2006, at Whidbey General Hospital in Coupeville, Washington. Dick was born November 5, 1938, in Roseburg, Oregon, to Hamilton and Jean Johnson.
He grew up in Seattle, Washington, and attended Highline High School in Burien, Washington, graduating in 1956. He attended the University of Washington, and joined the Washington State Association of Building Designers, designing many residential and commercial buildings, mainly in Seattle and on Whidbey Island, Washington. In his younger days, he worked for Boeing and Fluke, eventually becoming self employed as a building designer.
Dick married Christine Asay in 1978, and they moved to Whidbey Island after having their daughter, Holly, in 1981. He was preceded in death by his wife, Christine Johnson; and his father, Hamilton Johnson.
Jaclyn MacKinnon HENDRIX Jaclyn Hendrix, 68, died at home on October 18, 2006.
Jacky was born January 1, 1938 in Seattle, Washington to Allister and Bessie
(McWalter) MacKinnon. Jacky graduated from Highline High School in Seattle,
and married Thomas Hendrix in October of 1956. They moved to Fairbanks in May
of 1958 with their oldest daughter, Debbie. Three more children were born in
Fairbanks; Tammy, Tom, Jr., and Alan. They lived on the Chena River for 34 years,
and enjoyed picnicking and boating on the Chena and Tanana Rivers with family
and friends. Jacky and Tom also enjoyed traveling. Their home in Arizona was
a favorite destination in recent years. Jacky worked for the University of Alaska
Fairbanks from 1959-1970, then worked for Pan American Airlines until 1978.
She helped open Sunshine Travel, then returned to UAF. While at the University,
Jacky received the University of Alaska Fairbanks Nanook Award which was presented
by Dr. William Wood in 1999 for exemplary contributions to the Summer Sessions
Program. She retired from the University in 2002 as Director of Summer Sessions.
Jacky is survived by her children and their families: daughter, Deborah and
husband, Thomas Binder, their daughters, Laura and Sarah of Brier, Washington;
daughter, Tamara and husband, Randall Hambright, their daughters, Jocelyn and
Alyssa of Fairbanks; son, Thomas Hendrix, Jr. of Palmer, Alaska; son, Alan and
wife, Laura Hendrix, their children, Cameron, Andrew, and Mariah of Fairbanks;
niece, Kellie (MacKinnon) Fritze and her husband, Greg Fritze and their children,
Marquia and Evan of Fairbanks, and brother, Bruce MacKinnon of Maryland. She
also leaves behind many dear friends and family members in Alaska and Washington.
Jacky was predeceased by her husband, Tom Hendrix, her parents, and brothers,
Neil and Barclay MacKinnon. There will be no services at Jacky's request.
Published in print on 10/29/2006.
Curtis Paul BAILEY Age 68, died peacefully March 22, 2007 at Swedish Hospital Oncology Unit from complications of colon and liver cancer. Curt was born in Redwood Falls, MN on March 26th, 1938 to Junette and Frank Bailey. Shortly thereafter Curt and his family moved to Seattle, Wa. Curt graduated from Highline High School in 1956 and married his high school sweetheart, Lynne Steinhart in 1958. He joined the Delta Upsilon Fraternity and graduated with a BS in Chemistry from the University of Washington in 1960. Following his graduation, Curt served as an Artillery Officer in the United States Marine Corps. He specialized in the paint industry and worked at C & C Paints, Parker Paint and became owner of Jarvie Paint in 1978. For the last 16 years Curt has worked as a consulting chemist and those in the paint industry will surely miss him. Curt was President of the Pacific Northwest Society for Coatings Technology, member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers and was past President of the Puget Sound Paint and Coatings Association. His passion for skiing was amazing and he took his dream ski vacation in March of 2003 to Wengen, Switzerland and Chamonix, France with his wife, Lynne. He was a boat enthusiast and member of the Seattle Yacht Club, amateur wine connoisseur, and loved spending time with his grandchildren. Curt is survived by his wife, Lynne, son, Jeff Bailey (Kim), daughter, Janet Field (Mark), 3 beautiful grandchildren, Alex, Samantha, Logan, his mother, Junette Larson, step-father, Mel, sisters, Diane Larson, Julie Chamberlin, and Sue Kinzer. A Celebration of his Life will be held in the Seattle Yacht Club outstation at Elliott Bay Marina on March 31st from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. A private interment will be at the Tahoma National Cemetery. In his high school annual, these words were written about him, "The mildest manners and the noblest heart" and that was Curt Bailey. Many thanks to the Oncology Unit staff at Swedish Hospital. In lieu of flowers please send donations to Swedish Medical Center / Supporting Cancer Research - 747 Broadway - Seattle Wa. 98122, (206) 386-2738.
Published in print on 3/27/2007.
Memory by Verna Smalley Stegmer - Deanna passed away July 22nd. The last time
I spoke to her she was thinking about coming to the get together on July 28th.
She had ovarian cancer and had gone through treatment and thought they'd got
it, but it returned last winter. We met and became friends in the 5th grade
at Mt. View. I have so many fond memories of being together with her in Jobbies
and after we graduated. She had an apartment on Alki and was flying for Flying
Tiger Airline, which I believe became Alaska Airlines. We used to buzz around
town in her little convertible Nash Metropolitan. She was a bridesmaid in my
wedding and as young marrieds, she, Sonya (Cathy) and I would get together with
our babies. Deanna was a sweet person and I will miss her.
passed at his horne, Saturday, November 10th after fighting a courageous battle
against Melanoma cancer. He went to sleep peacefully surrounded by his family.
Pat was born in Seattle, on October 21st,1938 to Joseph and Adele Mary Kussman
and spent his entire life living in Burien, WA. After graduating from Highline
High School he went to work for United Airlines where he worked for 45 years
until retirement in 2001.
Pat's passion after he retired became golf and more golf. He changed his golf swing more times than the years he had worked. He truly enjoyed his golf league and the time he spent playing the game with his friends. He especially loved golfing and traveling with his wife Sandi. Pat's other passions were the times he spent with his two Grandchildren Jessica and Colin, grocery shopping (Trader Joe's was his favorite) for the best bargains and enjoying a good beer, he really liked researching micro-brews.
Pat is survived by his wife of 45 years Sandi, his daughters Lisa (Darrell) Rice, Shannon (Don) Cooper, grandchildren Jessica and Colin Rice, Brothers Mike (Yvette), Dennis, Aunt Jean McCall, golfing cousin Kelly Sheehan (Susan) and numerous friends and relatives.
Pat's cup was always 1/2 full. He had a wonderful sense of humor, and always found the good and positive in everything and everybody. He was great husband, father, grandfather, brother and mentor
. "If there's golfingin heaven, Pat's on the first tee"!
Note from Ken Linville: [Last spring Pat and I ] talked about his career with United Airlines but I didn’t know he had been a dispatcher. For those who may not know what a dispatcher does, it’s a very complex position requiring an immense amount of training, the highest of qualifications and all the knowledge of a pilot as well as a myriad of other operational areas to keep an airline rolling along as it should. When [there is a problem] , the dispatcher has to coordinate with many different departments both on the ground and in the air to get things back on track. He must know the FAR’s and company regulations like the back of his hand and work closely with the crews, planners, agents, executives, mechanics, and other groups knowing their capabilities and limitations as well.
Richard "Dick" Earl TRISLER 1938 ~ 2007 Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and friend to all who ever had the good fortune to know him. An avid outdoorsman with a particular love of fishing, Dick fished many of the great waters of the Northwest, Alaska, Mexico and Hawaii. A big man, with an even bigger heart, he lived a rich and full life, surrounded by family, friends, love and laughter. Always ready to help anyone in need and greet everyone he ever met with his fabulous, big, easy laugh. Preceded in death by his son, Eric, mother, Marion, father, Steve and brother, Jerry. Survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Donna, daughter, Stacy, son, Brad, 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
Arlyn D. OVERSTREET 7-10-1938 ~ 6-18-2007 Passed away peacefully on Camano Island after a long courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by; Son, Charles Wiggins (Suzanne), daughters, Wendy Weisse (Paul), Diane Pavlieck (Bret), Grandma, Helen Ollerman. Beloved friends, Jeanne and Judy. At her request there will be no services.
Agnes Ann Croy, a longtime Kent resident, passed away June 27, 2008 in her home surrounded by her family. She was born December 1938 in Ward, SouthDakota to Axel and Gladys Underland. Agnes moved to the Seattle area with her family in 1952 and graduated from Highline High School in 1956. After a shortcareer at Boeing, she married Robert Croy in June 1960. She was preceded in death by her husband and is survived by her three children Kathy (Mike)Campbell, Mark (Jodi) Croy, and Liz(Darren) Griffin; her brother Robert (Judy) Underland; sister-in-law Janet Smith; and her six grandchildren. Agnes was a caring and loving mother and grandmother, who enjoyed her home and spending time with her family and she will be deeply missed.
Gary D. MORGAN 9-17-38 ~ 7-14-08 Maple Valley's Most Loyal Cougar Gary D. Morgan fell peacefully asleep in his loving house mouse Jeanne's arms July 14, 2008. He was encircled by his most prized possessions Nani Sipila (Ted); Keoki Morgan; Kalei McKittrick (Ryan); Maile Barber/Morgan (Martin) and 7 precious grandchildren Micah, Madison, Cole McKittrick; Reilly, Colby Morgan; Jillian, Courtney Sipila. Gary was a Highline Pirate and WSU Cougar and Cougar Dad of the Year in '97. His parents Tug and Enid were proud of his tireless efforts for the education and welfare of the children of the Tahoma School District and South King County. He was a caring, innovative principal for 31 years. He was Lion of the Year, So. King Co. Principal of the Year and President of the Assoc., State of WA General, Rotarian "Gary Morgan Eye Care Fund" and Paul Harris Fellow, Maple Valley City Gary Morgan Day, Board Member of Valley Cities Counseling, Charter member of MV Presbyterian Church and founder of Rainier 2 Cyl Club. He proudly formed the "Tractor Factor" for MV Days' Parades beginning in '84. After a stroke in '02 his strength, courage, and love for others was amazing. A celebration of life will be held August 22nd 6:00 p.m. at Maple Valley Presbyterian Church. Contributions may be made to WA Mutual Bank for the Gary D. Morgan Scholarship Fund for Girls in Math/Science for the Tahoma High School. Go Cougs!
Betty Jean COOK Aug. 5, 1938 - Feb. 12, 2008. Daughter of John and Betty Keeley.
Beloved Mother of David, Steve, Sam Cook and Melissa Bustos. Grandmother of
13 grandchildren. Sister to Grace Renz, Jackie Kruse, Suzanne Hicks and Kathleen
Patricia Lee Parisio Patty was born in Saint Maries, Idaho on April 7, 1938; she passed away on July 24, 2008. After moving to the Seattle area, she graduated from Highline High School in 1956, and was a former Miss Burien and Miss West Coast Airlines. She married Mario on July 12, 1957, and they moved to Gig Harbor in 1964. Patty worked part time in an insurance agency and retired to work full time with her husband at Crescent Valley Gardens. To the end she loved to cook, sew, garden, and spend time with family and friends. Surviving are her two sons, Doug (Tamara) and Mario David (Laura), 6 grandchildren, BriAnne, Justine, Chalynn, Marco, Andrew, and Lindsey, 4 great-grandchildren, mother Adeline, and brother Dick. Husband Mario preceded her in death in 2001. Respecting her wishes, no services will be held.
Notes: I have nothing but good memories of Patty, a class act and a beautiful
person - Lynne Bailey. We had great times and I will never forget that
beautiful gal - Jeannette Kinnear. So sad, she went thru so much with
the cancer and it sounded like she had beat it. One just never knows, so let's
remember to live each day to the fullest and in the moment - Donace Childs.
She was undoubtedly the beauty queen for our class, and a classy person
she was - Darryl Johnson. I think she was the most beautiful gal in
our class - Lois (Hilbert) Schluter. She and I went on one date and
it was probably the most fun date I ever had - Dick Blomberg.
Carole A. BLOUIN (WINGER) Born July 28, 1937 -died March 24, 2009 surrounded by her family. Carole was a 1956 graduate of Highline HS where she met the love of her life, James Blouin. They married on August 3, 1957. She was a full-time mom who loved spending time with her family and friends. Carole is survived by husband Jim, children and grandchildren- Benner: Michelle (Scott), Marcus, Thomas; Miller: Lisa (Greg), Emily, Nick; Blouin: Craig (Katrina), Jack, Kiana, Taylor, Savannah, her sisters Marcia McDougal and Mary Bell, sister in-law Mary Jo Rees, along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Marie ZEECK Was Born January 3, 1938 in Ellensburg, Washington. She passed away
on March 29, 2009 in Federal Way, Washington. She graduated high school in Seattle.
Helen married Arthur Zeeck Sr. February 25, 1972. Together they shared many
wonderful years. She loved to go dancing and bowling as well as many road trips.
Helen is survived by her husband; Arthur Zeeck Sr, her children: Vicki Parrett,
Mark Carveth, Cecil Carveth, Karen Chappon and 19 grandchildren. She is preceded
in death by her son; Arthur Zeeck Jr.
Robert James BATTERBERRY 6/24/1938 ~ 10/29/2009 Bob was born in Willmar, MN to James and Blanche (Blondin) Batterberry. The family moved to WA in 1952 settling in Burien. After graduating from Highline High School in 1956 he attended the University of WA then transferring to Western WA State College in Bellingham, where he obtained his BA and a Master Degree in Education. He taught electronics at Renton High School; Computer Instructor for Univac in St Paul, MN, traveling to Military bases; electronics and developing the Computer Science Program at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon, WA; retiring in 1983 after suffering a stroke. Bob enjoyed mountain climbing, hiking, camping, riding his motorcycle, ham radio (KE7RP), collecting antique tractors and farm machinery. He is survived by his wife Mary (Kastel) of 49 years; sons Jim (Alejandra), Kevin (Lisa); brothers Daniel, Stephan, David (Leslie); sister Barbara (Richard) Whaley; grandchildren Sean, Emily, Devon, and Dustin.
Donald R. Wickstrom, 72, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 at Valley Medical Center in Renton, WA. Born May 25th, 1938 in Kellogg, Idaho, his family moved to the Puget Sound area in 1944. Donald graduated from Highline High School in 1956, and served in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1965, including a four-month tour of duty in Vietnam. Donald worked as an analyst for 'The Bell System', starting with Pacific Northwest Bell, and retiring from Qwest Communications after 40 years. Donald was an active member of the Pacific Cascade Mustang Club, winning multiple trophies with his 1965 'K Pony' in shows in Washington and Canada. Donald is survived by his wife Helen of Auburn, son Michael of La Mesa, CA, daughter Lori of Auburn, step-daughters Brenda of Maple Valley and Karen of Enumclaw, eight grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
resident Priscilla Jean Fagerheim, 72, died Oct. 13, 2010. She was born May
4, 1938, in San Diego to Vean and Lucile (Palitzke) Grett. She grew up in Burien,
Wash., and graduated from Highline High School in 1956. After high school she
worked at an architectural firm in Seattle. In 1965 she married Ola Fagerheim
and they had two daughters. In 1978 the family moved from Seattle to Enumclaw.
She worked at Key Bank in Enumclaw until her retirement. She was an avid hiker
and snow skier and enjoyed traveling throughout the country on historical tours.
She is survived by daughters Leena Salazar and husband Marco of Ashburn, Va., and Britt Fagerheim and husband Bob of Providence, Utah; brother Ross Gregg of Enumclaw; sister Renee Gira of Jackson Hole, Wyo.; and one granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her husband on August 22, 2006.
Frank Aloysius Gibbs, age 72 died peacefully on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 in Federal Way. Frank is survived by his wife of 50 years, Willa: children, Lt.Col. Rob Gibbs (Kelle), Siobhan Ricci (Larry), Barbara Gibbs, Brenda Croisdale (Paul); grandchildren, Sarah, Nathan, Brooke, Roselee, Levi and Joe; sister, Rosalie Edwards (Norman); brother, Thomas Gibbs (Marian) and numerous nieces and nephews. Frank: friend, father, brother, teacher, we thank you for your devotion. We will miss your generous spirit and wit. Frank was a loving grandfather and cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren. Frank was an avid gardener and loved flowers. We thank you for tending to our gardens with such passion and joy. The seeds of love you planted in our hearts will grow and flourish forever.