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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


April 18, 1913 - July 7, 2007 - Our Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother passed away after being with us for 94 years. She had lived in West Seattle since her teen years when her parents moved here from Minneapolis. She and her husband raised four children in West Seattle.

Bea spent most of her working years as a cook and waitress. Two of places she worked were the old Post Office Terminal and the Edgewater Hotel. She had the excitement of working at the hotel when the Beatles were there in 1964.


Remembering Rick Reding July 1950 - June 2007, gay community activist, horticulturist, party giver, and friend, died June 22 while under treatment for leukemia. Rick will be remembered partly because he believed politics and causes were too important not to be fun. Rick served on the board of SEAMEC for many years. As a leader and board member for Tacky Tourist Clubs of America he made sure we had dates for the prom, places to bump in the night, and cruises that put the fairy in Seafair.

Gardens in Seattle and across the country bear Rick's stamp.


Kenneth Ray Jensen, February 21, 1956 - June 23, 2007. Kenneth Jensen, loving father, son, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away unexpectedly June 23, 2007, at the age of 51, while camping with a friend at Mirror Lake. Ken was light-hearted, easy going and appreciated the simpler things in life. He enjoyed the outdoors, whether it was

hiking, camping, boating, fishing, or just relaxing. He was an expert hiker and left his footprints on many trails in Washington. He enjoyed golf and had a passion for photography.