Joan I. Buck, 75, of Seattle, died Saturday, October 13th at age 75. The mother of 10 is survived by her beloved husband, Carl.

She died from complications of multiple sclerosis.

While suffering from the debilitating disease for almost 50 years and bed-ridden for the last 25, Joan was an inspiration to hundreds of friends and thousands of others who suffer from M.S. It was often stated that visitors didn't come to visit Joan Braseth Buck to make her feel better, but instead visited her so they could better understand how they should live their own lives.


Age 78, died on October 15, 2007, after a brief illness following a fire at the family home. Born in Withee, Wisconsin, on November 18, 1928, she moved to the Seattle area at the age of 18. Vi worked as the playground teacher at Gregory Heights Elementary School for many years before owning and operating the His and Her Hair Center in Old Burien, where her daughter Kandie works to this day.

She enjoyed many interests, including sewing, gardening, cooking, and babysitting her grandchildren.


Lifelong resident of West Seattle, Jessie Leah (Sheppard) Larson, passed away peacefully October 9, 2007 at the age of 84. After a brief illness and hospital visit her life ended at Parkwest Care Center. Jessie is survived by her beloved husband of 59 years, Arthur L.


Age 90, resident of Washington State 14 years, passed away peacefully in his sleep Oct. 1, 2007 in his final home at The Kenney in West Seattle.

Harry was born April 17, 1917 in Oakland, Calif., and graduated from Fremont High. He worked at the "new" Oakland Zoo at Knowland Park prior to joining PG&E in San Francisco where he met his future wife Claire Gillick. As a pilot in the Army Air Corp during WWII Harry earned the Air Medal and Distinguished Flying Cross in recognition of his many missions as pilot flying "The Hump" in the China/Burma/India theater.


Stella was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who was born August 27, 1934 in Ashland, MO. She passed away October 10, 2007 in Renton, WA at the age of 73.

Through her life she enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and camping, recently Stella loved spending time with her family and reading a good book. Stella and her husband Jack, who passed away 6 months ago, were married for 53 years.


Was born April 5, 1919 in Aberdeen, S.D. She has been a Seattle resident since 1941, and went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sept. 28, 2007.

Ann is survived by her husband of 36 years, Edgar Phipps; son, Donald Hale (Jean), cherished grandchildren and great-grandchildren, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews.

Retired after 21 years with Sears. She was a member of the Teamsters Retiree Club, formed by her husband. She served as a dedicated member of the American Legion Auxiliary at Post 160, in West Seattle for 20 years.

Died October 6, 2007 in West Seattle, at age 83.

She was born on November 7, 1923, the daughter of Thomas and Clara (Coy) Reeder. Her parents were some of the earliest residents of Gatewood Hill in West Seattle. Her father built one of the nicest homes on Southwest Southern Street in 1912.


Passed away on August 31, 2007.

Born on March 14, 1916 in a Swedish farming community in McPherson, Kansas, the family moved to the Seattle area in the early 1900's. Martha with a clearly visible talent for music began a long career of study, performance and education. As a gifted pianist she studied in New York and was set to tour in Europe just prior to the onset of World War II. As that was postponed she returned to Seattle, met a Navy seaman (Armand Colang), married and eventually settled in Seattle at the end of the War.


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.