Our favorite free spirited West Seattle resident passed away in September.

Everyone who knew Gert loved and admired her unique personality and vibrant active lifestyle. She had a great sense of adventure, traveling to the southwest, Idaho and especially Montana, where she would find the perfect campsite and swimming hole. Also our family made many trips to her mother and stepfather's lakeside cabin in Minnesota, which included a sauna. She was so proud of her Finnish heritage.


Died peacefully at home on September 17th at age 86.

She was born in Helena, Montana to Alma and Paul Immel. Her family moved to West Seattle when she was ten. She graduated from West Seattle High School, and attended Cornish, and Edison Vocational Schools.

Ruth and Ware Lantz were married in 1943. They settled in West Seattle, where they raised their children and participated in the life of the Fauntleroy neighborhood.

Ruth continued to develop and to practice her artwork with woodcarving, serigraphy, watercolor and sumi painting.


Age 83 passed away Monday evening, September 24th, from brain injuries sustained during a fall one month ago. Dorothy was a West Seattle resident for 55 years. She taught business education at West Seattle High School from 1962 until her retirement in 1988.

Raised in Milton-Freewater, Oregon, Dorothy (Angerman) graduated from Oregon State University in 1946. She married her high school sweetheart, Lee Kilburg, in 1947. They moved to West Seattle in 1952, where Lee worked as a local pharmacist. Their son Steve was born in 1953.

Born in Seattle to Ruby Wilson and Richard Landreth. Raised by Bill and Ellen Jones in Seattle/White Center. The first of four generations to attend W.S.H.S. graduated 1927.

Ruby is survived by four children; Diana Boling, Spokane, Jerry Fisher, Fairbanks AL, Dixie Lynch, Seattle, and Judy Harrington, Huntington Beach CA; 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

She retired as a secretary from Smith-Berger Company. Enjoyed time with her family, W.S. Eagles, W.S. rock club, arts and crafts, sewing, animals, and dancing.

Born February 13, 1925 in Sterlingshire, Scotland to Alexander and Catherine Wylie he dies recently in his beloved West Seattle "Alki" area.

Murray was a man of the world, residing in Buenos Aires, England and California. A veteran of WWII, Murray graduated from the University of Washington and was a proud member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He was also a member of CRI, Creative Retirement Institute.

Murray married Zena Nennsberg in 1954.


Passed away Sunday, September 16, 2007 after a long, hard fought battle with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. He will be remembered by family and friends alike as a determined adventurer and educator who loved the different cultures of the world as well as his many students.

John Taught for 30 years at Denny Middle School in West Seattle. His spare time was dedicated to travel throughout the world. He is survived by his wife Laura, sister Dorothy Wood, seven nephews and their families.

Memorial services are scheduled for 12 p.m. September 29 at St.


Of 16 Cotton Hollow Road, Naugatuck, Conn., passed away suddenly Saturday September 15, 2007, at the age of 49. She was wife of Daniel D. Labrecque, former employee of Uniroyal Chemical.

She was born March 26, 1958, in Renton, daughter of Carol McFarlane of Des Moines, Wash., and Gary McCorkle of Kennewick. Connie was an avid reader and worked part time for Barnes & Noble Books and Walden Books. She enjoyed her furry companions Iggy, Rufus, and Teddy. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She graduated from Mount Rainier High School.


Passed away quietly in Richland, Wash., as the result of a paralyzing stroke. She was 92 years old.

Annie was born at home in Humbolt, Tenn., on April 15, 1915 to W.C. and Nannie Hammond. She lived in West Seattle for 66 years.


Al passed away September 2 after a very short battle of metastasized colon cancer. Born in Cle Elum Washington, December 31, 1919 to Mary Sciacero and Dominic Martin Pricco. Al is survived by his sister Esther Schaute, and was preceded in death by his brother Atillio Pricco (10/21/93). Family members: First wife, Margaret (Peggy) Parsons (preceded him in death 2/21/07) - together their children are: son, Martin Pricco (Heidi) Parsons and daughter, Diedre Pricco Parsons. Their grandchildren are: Martin Parsons, Quentin Parsons, and Angela Parsons.