Patty M. Norman: A retired teacher, she touched the lives of all she met

Patty M. Norman, age 83, passed away peacefully at her home in Edmonds on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Patty was born in Nebraska to Ruth Waterman and John Mellquist. Raised on the Olympic Peninsula, Patty’s local roots ran deep. She attended North Kitsap High, WSU, U of W and WWU in pursuit of her Teaching…

William H. Hoppe: Retired Seattle firefighter loved sailing, travel, car racing

Willie passed away at age 83 on May 8th, surrounded by his family. Survived by wife, Elaine of 38 years; beloved son Michael (LaNell), step-son John Imus, grandchildren Michelle Golder, Kelby Hoppe and Lisa (Chris) Moore, sister Margaret (Bill) Cooley. He is also survived by his 2 cherished great-grandchildren, Everly & Camden, and many nephews…

Services May 26 for former Stevens Hospital physician Charles Hunter

A celebration of life for retired Stevens Hospital physician Charles “Gordy” Hunter  will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 26 at Temple Beth Am, 2632 N.E. 80th St., Seattle. Dr. Hunter died Saturday May 18, 2019 at age 70. He was born on May 25, 1948 in Seattle to Clarence Gordon Hunter and Dorothy Hunter. According…

Ernesto Cornejo Alba: Mass, burial set for May 16

Oct. 18, 1942 – May 8, 2019 Ernesto Cornejo Alba, 76, of Seattle, Wash., has reunited with his late wife and love of his life, San Juana Alvarado de Cornejo. He passed away on a beautiful sunny Wednesday morning surrounded by his loved ones. Born and raised in Torreon, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico, Ernesto later…

Jeanette Agnes Smyth: Service set for May 19 in Edmonds

Jeanette Agnes Smyth (Swank) born December 2, 1939, to Harold and Gertrude Swank in Anchorage Alaska, passed into heaven to be with Jesus May 7, 2019, Lynnwood Washington. Washington State was her home for 57 years. She is survived by husband Ron Smyth, her three children Harold (Donna), Victoria (Shawn Wright), Eric (Michelle Beeman), brother-in-law…

South County Fire Commissioner Richard Schrock dies

South County Fire announced Tuesday that Fire Commissioner Richard T. Schrock passed away Sunday, May 12 after a battle with cancer. He was 75 years old. Mr. Schrock served as a fire commissioner in South Snohomish County for more than eight years. He was appointed in October 2010 to fill a vacancy on the Snohomish County…

Lyla Dean: Service April 27 for former Edmonds resident

Lyla Joyce (Stigen) Dean, 89, residing in McConnelsville, OH passed away on April 18, 2019 surrounded by love. Lyla was born in Fairfield, ND on December 20, 1929 to Alf and Edith (Bird) Stigen. She was the second of four children. Her father, Alf moved the family to Port Orchard, WA during WWII to work…

Donald Mackay Goodfellow: Loved his family, hunting and fishing

On March 4, 2019, Donald Mackay Goodfellow, age 89, died peacefully at home with his wife and eldest daughter by his side. Born 9 /11/1929 in Seattle, shortly after relocated to Baby Island Heights, Whidbey Island where he was raised at Art Goodfellow’s Baby Island Fishing Resort. He and his brother Art chopped wood for…

Lillian Martyn: Avid reader and gardener enjoyed her time with family

Lillian (Lil) Phyllis Martyn, age 87, died peacefully on March 31, 2019 at Sunrise Senior Living on Mercer Island, after a 5-year battle with cancer.  Lil was born June 20, 1931, in LaGrange, Indiana, the daughter of Italian immigrants Aquilion and Felice (Fabrizio) Panicci. Lil was the middle child of five children. Soon after her…

Shirley Ann Bassett Frank: Memorial service set for April 13

Shirley Ann Bassett Frank, 84, of Edmonds, died March 25, 2019. Born July 6, 1934, she grew up in North Bend and attended Washington State University. Married to Adolph Frank (Francomano), Shirley worked for Ethan Allen as an interior designer while Dolph worked for Nordstrom. After raising their two children in Yakima, the Franks moved to…

Services March 30 for Elsie Roff, grandma to everyone

Elsie Roff passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on March 21, 2019 at age 98. Elsie was born on April 14, 1920 to Joseph and Elizabeth Spafford in Nottingham England. She was the oldest daughter to the second set of four of eight children. Many stories were shared over the years…

Richard Eno Rust: Celebration of life March 30 for beloved family physician

Dr. Richard (Dick) Eno Rust died at home Thursday, February 28 in the company of his six children. He was 92. Devoted husband, beloved father, treasured grandfather, and much-loved family physician, Dr. Rust was born in Des Moines, Iowa on August 14, 1926, the oldest son of Orville and Betty Rust. In WWII he served…

John R. Marts: Mountaineer, attorney, Navy veteran

John R. Marts The jack-booted Soviet Union policeman and I were arguing over my jay-walking across Red Square when a citizen approached, said something in Russian to the officer, and then pointed toward John Marts, who was partially hidden behind the corner of a building. As the crowd turned to where the finger pointed, John…

Bobby Search: Service set for Jan. 21

Bobby Search passed away peacefully in his home January 9, 2019. He is survived by his five children: Charie Search, Trina Search, Zachary Search, Zion Search and Zerek Search; his 7 grandchildren: Chantel, Christian, Makenna, Ilea, Katalina, Sabrina and Savannah; and his 2 great grandchildren: Justice and Avery; as well as his brother and sister:…

Alberta Margaret Bergquist: Service set for Monday, Dec. 3

Alberta Margaret Bergquist Born Aug. 23, 1929  Passed Nov. 26, 2018 She was predeceased by first husband Fred Davison, daughter Heather Roberts, son John Davison and second husband Arthur Bergquist.  She is survived by sister Dawn MacDonald, daughter and son-in-law Patty and Ted Muhlert; grandson Quentin and fiancée Corina Johns; daughter Tina Mortenson; Heather Roberts’ daughters Diana,…

Clyde William (Bill) Sagvold: Investment advisor, realtor and outdoorsman

SAGVOLD, Clyde William (Bill) Husband, father, grandpa, great-grandpa, and uncle, passed away November 20, 2018. Bill was born September 28, 1928 to Marie (Brisbane) and Clyde Sagvold in Starbuck, MN.  He grew up in Cyrus, and Morris, MN, graduating from Morris High School in 1946. Bill enlisted in the Army after high school and served…

Marianne Joyce Johnson: Former teacher, school volunteer

Marianne Joyce Johnson Marianne, mother, wife, grandmother, and friend to many, lived an exuberant 80 years after her birth in Ashland, Oregon, July 2, 1938. She died at home in Edmonds, Washington on November 16, 2018. Marianne’s family, so blessed by her, include her husband of many years, Lloyd Johnson, and three sons by a…

Glenn O. Werner: Retired elementary teacher enjoyed people and sports

Glenn O. Werner, 88, died at home in Edmonds, Washington on November 2, 2018 after battling Alzheimer’s disease for more than eight years. The son of Andrew F. and Mathilde Werner, Glenn was born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 20, 1930. They moved to Seattle in 1944 and Glenn was a proud alumnus of Queen…

Richard John Steves: Lover of music, boats and travel

Richard John Steves Oct 3, 1930 – Nov 5, 2018 Richard Steves (known to his friends as Dick) was born in Seattle on October 3, 1930, to Grace and Art Romstad. He grew up on Queen Anne Hill with a circle of friends he treasured for as long as they lived. Dick became a Steves…

David Lawrence Ayres: Service set for Oct. 13 at Holyrood Cemetery

David Lawrence Ayres, 55, passed away on Sept. 15, 2018 in Bothell, Wash. David, our beloved son, brother, and uncle, was born in Huntsville, Ala. on Sept. 10, 1963 to Albert and Marilyn Ayres. David attended the University of Washington, and graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality…