Born Ronald Phillip Cartwright May 28, 1947, passed away at his home in Seattle on Dec.18, 2007. He grew up and graduated from high school in Troy, Montana, served in the U.S. Navy from 1965-1968. Married Judy Smith of Libby, Montana, moved to Seattle, was a member of IBEW local 46 for 39 years. Survivors are wife Judy, sons Ross Cartwright of Seattle, Wash. and Mark Cartwright and daughter--in-law Tammy of North Bend, Wash. A memorial will be held at a later date. Suggested contributions may be made to Swedish Hospice or charity of choice in Ron's name.


Aug. 26, 1946 - Dec. 10, 2007

Kerry George Richard Williams, 61, of Winona died Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, at his home.

Kerry was born Aug. 26, 1946, in Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada, to Claude and Patricia (Dickson) Williams. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Washington and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. On Aug.


Alice Cramer, 100, of Bremerton peacefully passed away on Dec. 20 in Bremerton. She was born Dec. 9, 1907 in Clayton, Kan., to Rudolf and Lena Bolliger.

She was married to Chester E. Cramer for 54 years before he passed away on July 13, 1984. Alice was an operator and owner of Cramer's Grocery Store in Seattle. She also worked as a cook in the Seattle School District before she retired.

She was a life member of OES and bowled until the age of 92.


Eve Schumacher-Barnes Of Lake Mary Fl, formerly a long time resident of West Seattle Went to be with her Lord December 5 2007. She was 90 years old. Born Dec 21.1916 to William and Emma Davidson of North Freedom Wisconsin. She moved to Tacoma WA and enrolled in Beauty school. She met and married C.E. Bud Schumacher and moved to West Seattle where she co owned the Cottage of Beauty salon on California Ave.

Gaye Nell (Lawhead) McClure, born July 6, 1943, in Alluwe, Oklahoma, to Anna (Clingan) and Lester Lawhead, died Monday, December 17, 2007 after an eight-month battle with pancreatic cancer.

She moved to Seattle in 1945 and attended Seattle schools, graduating from Chief Sealth High School in 1961. She met Melvyn McClure in 1962. They married August 24, 1963 in Seattle.

She worked at Boeing for five years before taking 15 years off to raise three sons - Doug, Steve and Brian.


Arthur Larson passed away peacefully on December 7, 2007 in his home at the age of 82 after a brief hospitalization for treatment of pneumonia. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Jessie Leah Larson, on October 9th of this year. Arthur is survived by three sons John (Ana), James (Marilyn) and Todd (Maureen), three grandchildren Todd, Jr., Brianna and Caitlin, niece Marianne Rouse, nephew Edward Reichenback, Jr.


June 16, 1949 - November 26, 2007

JK passed away in the early morning hours of November 26 in his bed at home. John was a 13-year survivor of a Kidney and Pancreas Transplant.

John was born in White Center and was a proud and loyal member of that community for 58 years and was known as the leader of the herd. John was a free spirit who always marched to a different drummer.

He graduated from O'Dea High School in 1968, then attended Western Washington University in Bellingham for four years.


Vern Ballweg, born December 29, 1930 in Cavalier County, ND, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on December 19, 2007. He is survived by his loving and faithful wife of 56 years, Grace Elaine Reiste Ballweg. Other family members include his son, Kenneth L. Ballweg, daughter-in-law Lynn E. Herzberger Ballweg , daughter Linda M. Ballweg Williams, and son-in-law Charles I. Williams. Vern's grandchildren are Daniel, David, and Dale Ballweg and T. Justin, Christopher, and Digory Williams. He has one great-granddaughter, Milee Ballweg and a great-granddaughter soon to be born.

West Seattle native Stephen Hill, 47, died from natural causes Nov. 16 at his home in the Boston suburb of West Borough, Massachusetts where he'd resided for the past several years.

Born April 21, 1960, Mr. Hill grew up in West Seattle. He attended Jefferson Elementary and James Madison Jr. High before graduating from West Seattle High School in 1978.