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84, of West Seattle passed away peacefully on July 30, 2007, surrounded by her loving children. She was born on July 16, 1923 in Mushelshell, Mont. A daughter of Jack and Paulette O'Brian, she graduated from Roundup High School in Roundup, Mont. She worked as a rivet bucker for Boeing during WWII. She moved to West Seattle with her husband Harry William Draper in 1950.

Frances was a very social person, spending time with neighbors and friends, and even enjoyed chatting with strangers.

Born February 7, 1917, in Tacoma, Miriam's generous soul left this earth July 22, 2007. She reluctantly left her husband of nearly 66 years, Richard Stanley, two older sisters, Alison T. Seymour and Ruth Wiesen, two children, Ric Seymour and Lucinda Wingard, both of Gig Harbor, five grandchildren, and two great-granddaughters.

Miriam valued education very highly. She and her sisters earned college degrees during the Depression and went on to successful careers. Mim was a Teacher of the Deaf at Seattle Hearing and Speech Center, working with pre-school children and their families.

Died Friday, July 20, 2007 in Seattle. She was born October 17, 1921 in Letcher, South Dakota. She settled down to raise her family in West Seattle and lived there for 60 years. She was a longtime employee of Sears and retired in 1981.

Preceding her in death were her parents Eugene and Mary Bowman, her brothers Donald and Stuart Bowman, first husband Leon Hansen and second husband Eugene "Bud" O'Brien.

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Nell M. Wheeler was born September 6, 1917 in Calgary, Alberta. Our beloved Nell went to meet our Lord and her dear husband of 64 years, Al, on July 3, 2007, her 70th wedding anniversary. She passed after a short, and blessedly painless bout of cancer.

Always a naturally talented artist, she went on to develop that talent, and become a successful Northwest artist. She was particularly known for her street scenes of Seattle in the rain. She saw beauty in all of nature, which led her to be an avid gardener.

Mildred Pearl Zeron December 2, 1918 - July 12, 2007 was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Grew up in Teulon, Manitoba and after attending one year of Bible College married beloved husband Earl Zeron in 1941. Long time resident of West Seattle, retired from West Seattle Hospital, and long time member of West Seattle Assembly of God Church. She is survived by her husband of 66 years Earl, daughters Joy Gilbert (Zeron), and Lynda Zeron, 3 grandchildren Jeff Gilbert, Danyelle Silhan (Fives), and Joylene Mandt (Gilbert), 5 great-grandchildren Dylon, Hans, Colin, Ian, and Shea.

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Hermina L. "Hermie" Colvin of Ocean Shores, Washington, passed away July 12, 2007 at Grays Harbor Health and Rehabilitation Center in Aberdeen, Washington, at the age of 91. She was born in Leadville, Colorado to parents Frank and Amalia (Mihich) Luzar whom immigrated from Austria. She lived in Leadville for approximately six years and then along with her parents, two older half-brothers and one older half-sister, they moved to Renton, Washington. She resided there until she was married to John Swieski in 1939 and the couple took up residency in West Seattle, Washington.

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Of Seattle, Washington passed away July 4, 2007 from heart disease. She was born October 30, 1937 to Josephine and James Power in Duluth, Minnesota. She worked at her parent's photography studio while still in school. She graduated from Cathedral High class of 1955. During school she was in Drama and later joined a local theater group. Avis worked at Bridgeman's ice cream parlor for a few years then attended St. Scholastica College in Minneapolis.

In 1961 she married and came to Seattle where her three children were born. The family moved to Houston Texas in 1967.

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January 27, 1920- June 24, 2007, was welcomed home by his Lord and Savior after a brief but courageous battle with pancreatic cancer on Sunday afternoon, June 24, 2007.

He leaves behind his wife Genevieve, his son, Mark (Sharon), three grandchildren, Danny, Josh and Lizzie, his daughter and best friend Bonita Corliss and her partner Pamela Wilkins.

Special gratitude goes to Lynn Kefgen, RN, Gwendolyn Roush, MSW, and Kate O'Sulllivan, Chaplain, all of Providence Hospice of Seattle.

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Born, December 28, 1921 in New Auburn, Maine; passed away on July 9, 2007 in Seattle, Washington.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Germaine. Devoted father of Marc and Brenda Cloutier and grandfather of Lisa and Laura Cloutier, Jena and Christopher Restad, as well as Anice and Anthony Spodnik. He enjoyed his family, building dollhouses and walking on Alki Beach.

Memorials to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, P.O. Box 19024/LY-120 Seattle, WA 98109 are preferred.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, July 24th at 11 a.m.