Helen was born and raised in Kilkeel, County Down, Ireland on April 6, 1917, and passed away Jan. 20, 2008. in Seattle. She came to Seattle in 1947 and settled in the Alki area where she raised her two daughters. Her favorite pastimes included walks on the beach with family and friends, crossword puzzles, and reading. During her lifetime she worked for the BBC in London, KIRO radio, and as a dental assistant. In later years she spent many happy hours with her granddaughter, Emilie. She was a great help.


Ronald Kay Kenny, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving children on January 6, 2008. He was born to Edward and Mildred Kenny on March 15, 1935. He was a lifetime resident of West Seattle, graduated from West Seattle High School and was an active member of the Masons and Shriners.

Ron is survived by his brother E.

Beverley Irene Burtch was born in Butte, Montana to Russell and Sophie Morrison on June 29, 1924. She died on January 16, 2008 in Seattle. Beverley was the beloved wife of 49 years of Charles Burtch, sister of Margaret Breen (of Butte, Mont.) and mother of Deeann Puffert and husband Rich (of Seattle), and Gary Burtch and wife Heather (of Pittsburgh, Pa.). She took great joy in her four grandchildren Grace and Laurel Puffert, and Kelly and Luke Burtch. Beverley loved community service, especially when it involved children and youth.

6/21/52 - 12/9/07

Julianne was born on June 21, 1952 in Seattle where she also had made her home for the last 55 years. Daughter of Julianne and the late William Savard. She is survived by three children Andrea Doerner, Erick Otto and Jessica Otto, her sister Denise Ludington, brother Greg Savard, five grand children, one great grand daughter and many nieces and nephews all of which reside in Seattle. Julianne was an photography enthusiast and an avid bowler at Roxbury Lanes in White Center.

Her Memorial will be held Saturday, Jan.


Robert Hale Clark, retired Seattle Firefighter, died Monday, January 7, 2008 in the comfort of his home surrounded by the love of his wife Charlotte.

Born on July 6, 1928, Bob was a lifelong West Seattle resident graduating from West Seattle High School in 1946, served in the Coast Guard and joined the Seattle Fire Department in 1958. During his service with the Seattle Fire Department, he presented the S.A.F.E.

Lillie Mae Thurston, Alki resident since 1945 passed December 14, 2007. Beloved wife of Richard A., devoted and loving mother of Jeri and Richard C. Cherished grandmother of Nell Chonle and Jennifer Garcia, great grandmother of Lindsay and Christopher Garcia, devoted sister of Lois Daniels, Buck Bennett, Nell Fleming and Cooter Glover. She will be profoundly missed by all who knew and loved her.


Carole Swenson, beloved wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend left us unexpectedly on December 31, 2007. Carole had no enemies and was loved by all those she touched.

Carole Lorraine Cathey was born on October 22, 1947 to Marquis Leonard and Dorothy Marie Cathey and spent her sixty joy-filled years as a Seattle resident. Carole graduated from West Seattle High School in 1965 and joined the phone company. She spent thirty years with US West Communications where she met dear friends and her husband and life companion, Gus Swenson.


Passed away on December 24, 2007 at 92. He was born May 6, 1915 in Huntley, MN to Homer and Rosa Ellen Parsons as one of five children. Lloyd married Dorothy Lien (from Delavan, MN) on May 5, 1940 in the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They had three children: Kay, Judy and Jeff. In 1942, Lloyd and Dorothy moved to Seattle where he worked at the Shipyards as a sheet metal worker. In 1944 he was called to serve as a Seabee. Dorothy and the girls lived in Delavan while he was gone. When he came back from Guam they returned to the northwest and raised their family in Seattle.

Doris Jansen Gillespie was born October 28, 1911 in Seattle, WA where she resided for her entire life with the exception of 2 school years spent in Seward Alaska, w/ Summers at that time at the Fauntleroy beach. Her parents were Charles Henry Jansen & Jennie Louise Jansen, nee Wright (of family stock arriving before statehood). She graduated from the original Lafayette Grade School & West Seattle High School, entered the UW at age 16, and graduated w/ a degree in medical social work at age 20.