"Old Fossil" was born March 28, 1918 in Longwood, Wisconsin and passed away October 17, 2006 in West Seattle at the age of 88. Bob was a Ballard High School graduate, WWII Veteran and Retired letter carrier. He was an avid sports fan and active outdoorsman enjoying hiking, fishing and camping.

He was preceded in death, by his wife Doris and is survived by Ronald and Judy Sievert, Jean and Tim Fanton, Ferne Elliot, Jane Nyhus DeCoster, and Gary Sievert.

Memorial services will be held Wednesday, October 25, 1 p.m. at Howden-Kennedy Funeral Home, West Seattle.

William G. Craig, age 96, died September 9 while staying in Virginia

with his daughter and her family.

Mr. Craig was born in Nanaimo, British Columbia in 1910. He moved to

Seattle when he was 18 years old. He was in the printing profession

for many years. He retired, and then became a piano tuner until a

few months ago. He was a violinist and played in several string


July 23, 1943 - October 16, 2006

Darlene passed away at age 63 after a brave battle with cancer. She was a long time resident of West Seattle until retiring to Elma about five years ago with her special friend, Bob Freeman. Darlene retired as a school bus driver after 17 years of service with Laid Law. She was a great fundraiser for the community and raised lots of donations for various charities.

Nettie J. Drisko passed away 19 October 2006. She was born 91 years ago in Goldfield, Colorado on 26 June 1915. Her parents Robert Blair and Martha Torrance moved the family to Ballard around 1920. She graduated from Ballard High School. She was preceded in death by her brother James, her sister Bertha, her first husband Emmett O'Brien and her second husband Clarence Drisko. She is survived by her brother Robert Blair (Mary Jane), son Jim O'Brien (Barbara), daughter Janet Halemba (Ron), and step-son Dan Drisko.

April 3, 1917 - October 7, 2006

Harry was born in Seattle, the youngest of Bruce and Lillian Lewin's six children. He graduated from West Seattle High School and worked as a truck driver in the family business prior to being drafted into the Army to serve in Europe during WWII. After the war, Harry began what would be a long career with the City of Seattle. Harry married fellow West Seattle High graduate Jennie Hughes in 1954 and fathered three daughters. After a long battle with breast cancer, Jeannie died in 1974 and Harry was left to finish raising three teenage daughters.

My mother passed away peacefully this morning (9/27/2006) around 8:30am at the Odyssey Health Care Hospice in Las Vegas, Nevada. She will be cremated in Las Vegas and her remains will be sent to Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery in Seattle, Washington where she will join my father. She was a loving and caring mother and lived a long and productive life. Martha will be fondly remembered by all her family and may friends.

Martha McKenzie born June 11, 1914 in Seattle, Washington and passed away September 27, 2006 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

March 8, 1938 - October 5, 2006

A long-time resident of West Seattle worked at West Seattle Hospital as a Nurse in the late 70's early 80's (15 years of Nursing.) A Bartell Employee for 16 1/2 years in Jefferson Square. Long time member at the West Seattle Eagles.

Born in Fosston, MN. She came to the west when she was only 16 years old and called Seattle home.

A wonderful mother to Scott Acopulos and Julie (Acopulos) Dodson.

Memorial held at West Seattle Eagles October 22nd, 2-5pm.

No flowers make donations to Northwest Kidney Center.

Marion Douglass, the grande dame of the Beach Drive dead-enders, passed away at her home on September 28, 2006. Friends and family � two-legged and four-legged � will miss her dearly. Marion and her identical twin, Madge were born in April, 1917. They were raised in Seattle with her brother, Stuart, and older sister, Jean. Marion spent much of her professional career as an illustrator and display artist for the Bon March/ before retiring to her home on Beach Drive.


Darlene J. Simpson, born December 2, 1941 in Yankton, South Dakota passed away September 27, 2006 in Burien, Washington. Darlene is survived by her husband of 46 years, Bob and her children Karen, Bobby Jr., Chuck, Brenda, Tom and Steve. She will be missed by her eighteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, along with her brothers Darwin, Dakota and Duane. Darlene spent her life taking care of her many children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were her whole world.