Obituaries

In memoriam: Barbara Maly, long-time Edmonds CC math educator

In memoriam: Barbara Maly, long-time Edmonds CC math educator

Barbara Maly, a long-time mathematics educator and liberal arts champion at Edmonds Community College, died from an aggressive cancer while surrounded by friends at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue on June 4. Born in 1945 in Troy, New York, where she lived with her family until she entered Smith College in Massachusetts in 1963, Barbara moved to Washington state in 1967 to begin a graduate program in... »

In Memoriam: Ronald Bernard Hansen, long-time Edmonds business owner

In Memoriam: Ronald Bernard Hansen, long-time Edmonds business owner

Ron was born March 15, 1940, in Seattle and passed away on June 16, 2015. He grew up in Edmonds and, after graduating from the University of Washington with an accounting major, enjoyed decades of serving clients at Hansen/McLaughlin in downtown Edmonds. Service to the community and love of his family defined his life. Ron was a founding Councilmember and a Mayor of the City of Shoreline. He was a... »

Celebration of life for Mike Ryman at American Brewing Saturday

Celebration of life for Mike Ryman at American Brewing Saturday

From American Brewing Co., we received the news that “an incredibly special man” — Edmonds resident Mike Ryman — passed away on Wednesday, May 27. American Brewing is holding a celebration of life for Ryman, who was a regular at American Brewing since opening day in 2011, this Saturday, June 6 from 1-4 p.m. Hot dogs with all the fixings — Mike’s favorite —... »

In memoriam: Mildred Doris (Kelly) Engels

In memoriam: Mildred Doris (Kelly) Engels

Mildred Doris (Kelly) Engels August 30, 1915 ~ March 3, 2015 Milly, as known by her family and friends, joined the heavenly choir March 3, 2015. She was born in Edmonds on August 30, 1915 to Orville and Herma Kelly. Orville managed the Kelly Brothers Logging Company and, as a girl, Milly spent many summers camping wherever her father was logging between Seattle and Tacoma. Milly was raised in Edmo... »

In memoriam: Dorothy Jean (Ellis) Robinette

In memoriam: Dorothy Jean (Ellis) Robinette

Jeanne Robinette, 83, passed away on Jan. 2, 2015 from complications of dementia. Jeanne was born in East Orange New Jersey on Oct. 9, 1931 to James and Dorothy (Flanders) Ellis. She was raised in the family home at 662 River Road in Chatham Township, N.J., and graduated from Chatham High School in 1949. Jeanne earned her way through Maryville College, Maryville Tennessee by working (summers) as a... »

Memorial service Saturday for Corydon ‘Cory’ Rice

Memorial service Saturday for Corydon ‘Cory’ Rice

A memorial service has been scheduled for this Saturday, Jan. 3 for Corydon T. “Cory” Rice, father to Brad and Jordan Rice, who died unexpectedly on Christmas Eve. The service will be at 11 a.m. at the Edmonds Conference Center, 201 4th Ave. N. Mr. Rice is survived by two his sons, Brad and Jordan, two sisters, two nieces, and one nephew; his sister-in-law, one great-niece, two uncles,... »

In memoriam: Edmonds resident, former P-I sports editor John Owen, 1929-2014

In memoriam: Edmonds resident, former P-I sports editor John Owen, 1929-2014

John Owen, retired Seattle Post-Intelligencer sports editor and a columnist for the Edmonds Beacon, died last Friday, Oct. 3. An Edmonds resident, John is survived by his wife Alice, son David and daughter Kathy (Greg Relaford); grandchildren Rosalyn and Sarah, and great grandchildren Connor and Tyler. A service is planned for Oct. 25; details are pending. That’s according to a wonderful tri... »

In memoriam: Robert ‘Bob’ Freeman, Edmonds environmental advocate

In memoriam: Robert ‘Bob’ Freeman, Edmonds environmental advocate

Robert “Bob” Freeman, an environmental advocate who worked tirelessly to promote sustainability issues in Edmonds, died Monday at the age of 78, following a long illness. In recent years, Mr. Freeman and his wife Janice were best known for their work to establish the all-volunteer citizen group Sustainable Edmonds. Mr. Freeman served as president of the group from its inception in 2008 until short... »

In memoriam: John M. Taylor, who died in Edmonds bicycle accident

In memoriam: John M. Taylor, who died in Edmonds bicycle accident

The Edmonds man who died in a bicycle accident Aug. 4 has been identified by his family and friends as John M. Taylor. Mr. Taylor, 65, was just a few blocks from home on his bicycle when he went off the road in the area of 7th and Hemlock in Edmonds and struck the fence of a home. While the official report has not yet been released from the Snohomish County Medical Examiner, family friend Ervin Me... »

In Memoriam: Raymond John Sittauer, Purple Heart winner, Edmonds business owner

In Memoriam: Raymond John Sittauer, Purple Heart winner, Edmonds business owner

Raymond John Sittauer, age 88 of Edmonds, passed away peacefully at his home on July 14, 2014. He was born in Sykeston, N.D. on Aug. 14, 1925 to Harry and Freda (Wild) Sittauer. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1943 and proudly served his country for 3 years earning his Purple Heart he has on display. On June 20, 1950 he married his loving wife, Dorothy (Lessner). They made the decision to move to mo... »

Edmonds-Woodway grad sets up fund to cover funeral expenses of fellow alum

Edmonds-Woodway grad sets up fund to cover funeral expenses of fellow alum

Edmonds-Woodway High School graduate Nora (Dean) Hermann is raising money to help pay for the funeral expenses of another E-W grad, Boise (Junior) Friday, who died Wednesday of complications related to cancer. The money is being collected through a GoFundMe account here. According to Hermann, Mr. Friday was an Edmonds native, born at Stevens (now Swedish/Edmonds) Hospital. “He was initially ... »

In memoriam: Chris Guitton, former Edmonds Chamber executive director

In memoriam: Chris Guitton, former Edmonds Chamber executive director

Christian Charles Henri Guitton was born in Paris, France, Feb. 2, 1950, the son of Michel and Josette Guitton. He passed away May 8, 2014, in Edmonds. His life was rich in achievement, adventure, and friends. After his childhood in Paris, he studied at the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Mechanique et d’Aerotechnique in Poitiers, where he earned his professional engineer’s degree as part of the pre... »

In memoriam: Paul Roy, longtime Edmonds resident

Paul Roy, longtime Edmonds’ resident, passed away on March 21, 2014, at the age of 95. He was born in Fort Kent, Maine on Feb. 5, 1919, where he grew up. In 1942 he entered the U.S. Army, serving in England, North Africa and the Eastern Pacific during World War II. After the war, he relocated to the Seattle area where he married Marion Francis, working for the next 40 years in the constructi... »

In memoriam: Jacob Derry– ‘a compassionate young man who made the lives of all he touched better’

In memoriam: Jacob Derry– ‘a compassionate young man who made the lives of all he touched better’

Jacob Derry loved his family, friends and dog Jackson with every ounce of his soul. His love was absolute, and when he gave you his attention he was all in, and he let you know it at the end of every interaction he had with you. If you knew him you know this and you can feel it now. His parents, Barbara and Bill, were his foundation. They were the source of his: • boundless love, • radiant energy,... »

In memoriam: James E. ‘Rock’ Roth

In memoriam: James E. ‘Rock’ Roth

James E. “Rock” Roth, CAPT USN (Ret) “God first, then family and country.” Rock Roth lived his credo with undisguised love and compassion. He died unexpectedly on February 27 while returning from a family trip to Arizona. He was 76. He was a devout Christian, a loving husband, a model father to his children, stepchildren and large extended family. He was a career Naval aviator and patriot. Rock Ro... »

In Memoriam: Dan Potts — strength and conditioning coach who worked with top local athletes

In Memoriam: Dan Potts — strength and conditioning coach who worked with top local athletes

Dan Potts, a long-time strength and conditioning coach who trained top high school, college and professional athletes – including many from the Edmonds School District – died Jan. 16, 2014, following a 16-year battle with cancer. Mr. Potts, an Edmonds resident who had just celebrated his 62nd birthday Jan. 1, died peacefully at University of Washington Medical Center with his wife Pritam Potts by ... »

In Memoriam: W. Hudson Kensel, Western American historian

In Memoriam: W. Hudson Kensel, Western American historian

W. Hudson Kensel June 16, 1928 – Jan. 16, 2014 W. Hudson Kensel was an experienced Western American historian who loved his family and relished researching stories related to the Old West. He became fascinated with Western history during his childhood at Pahaska Tepee, Buffalo Bill’s old hunting lodge and in Cody, Wyoming. Hudson spent most of his early school years in Ellensburg, Wash., and after... »

In memoriam: Fred O. Bell, 1927-2013

In memoriam: Fred O. Bell, 1927-2013

Fred’s childhood was spent in southwest Arizona, in and around Bisbee, Ariz. He grew up on a ranch, where his dad was the foreman. He had the freedom of growing up in the wide open spaces, and the responsibilities of a ranch hand and cowboy in his early years. Those formative years made him the man he was — decent, caring, loving, stubborn and inquisitive. At 17 years old, he joined the Air ... »

In Memoriam: Betty Mueller, community organizer

Long-time Edmonds resident Betty Mueller peacefully passed away in her sleep in bed at her home on Caspers Street in the early morning hours of Dec. 4, 2013, at the age of 91. Betty was active for many years as a community organizer and spokesperson for public opinion. She was widely known and well-loved by many Edmonds residents and current and former city employees. Many will miss her example of... »

In memoriam: Erling Borgersen, former owner of Ballard’s Scandinavian Bakery

Edmonds resident Erling Borgersen passed away at his home Dec. 4, 2013. Born Oct 22, 1942 in Sauda, Norway, Mr. Borgersen owned the Scandinavian Bakery in Ballard for 29 years. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Judith Borgersen, daughters Else Britt (Brad) Robinson and Tove (Joe) Rogers, and his three grandchildren Tyler Rogers, and Erik and Emily Robinson. Funeral services will be held at F... »

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