Just five days shy of his 72nd birthday, on Jan. 31 2007, Rod's heart just couldn't do any more work.

Marjory O'Connor Smith, 88, died March 2 at home in Andover, Kan., surrounded by her devoted family.

Marjory O'Connor was born Sept. 28, 1918 on a farm in Macksville, Kan. She grew up riding horses with her sister Pat and brothers Ed and Bob. In the midst of the Great Depression, Marge went to college and became a schoolteacher. She met her husband Jack Smith, a military pilot, while teaching in a one-room school in rural Kansas.

Born in Seattle on December 15, 1944 and passed away suddenly on Oct 27, 2006. Marilyn is survived by two daughters, Joleen Noratuk (Howard) and Mary L. Howard, along with three grandsons, Michael Diaz, Donovan and Alexzander Noratuk. A memorial is scheduled for March 25, 2007. E-mail for details on location and time to biggreymon@yahoo.com.

Condolences can be made to: Mary Howard and Joleen Noratuk, 151-11th Ave # B 8, Seattle 98122.

Alice Holmberg, April 25, 1914 - February 10, 2007, a longtime West Seattle resident, passed away peacefully at age 92 in Yakima, Wash. She was the oldest of eight children born to William and Daisy Page Howe in Augusta, Ga.

World War II and the Army brought Norman to Georgia to meet and marry Alice in 1944; they spent 58 years together, 57 residing in Seattle. Alice was a devoted homemaker, supportive partner to his career with Safeway Stores and mother to three children. She enjoyed entertaining family and friends as well as playing cards. She also belonged to St.

Ted Wilzen was born July 22, 1947 and passed away Feb. 4, 2007 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born and raised in West Seattle. He is survived by his best friend, Cathy Tomaselli and her sons, Jake and Tyler; brother, Bob Wilzen and his wife Barb and his nephews, Tom and Andy Wilzen. Preceded in death by his parents, Ted and Vivian Wilzen and sister, Ann Wilzen. Memorial Service will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007 at the West Seattle Eagles Club. Ted was an amazing fun loving and generous person. He will be missed!

Jack was born October 20, 1920 to Otto and Mable (Irvine) Langley in Beatrice, Nebraska. He was the youngest of five children. He grew up in Beatrice and graduated from Beatrice High School. Jack was an athlete and was captain of their football team.

He joined the Navy in March 1942 and was discharged in 1945 as a "MOMM" - motor machinist. After being discharged he worked at several jobs before coming to Seattle. He went to work at Boeing aircraft as a machinist, working there for 26 years and then retiring.


Gerald Cary Baskett passed away on Feb. 2, 2007. He is survived by his loving wife, Beverley of 55 years and his children, Lynne Savery, Jimmy Baskett, Julia Burns and Richard Baskett. Also his sister Marion Robinson along with his 11 grandchildren and his six great grandchildren.

Jerry was born December 6, 1921 in Curlew, WA to Robert and Tillie Baskett. The family moved to West Seattle when he was 2. He served as the front gunman on the USS Mississippi during WWII. He retired from Ford Motor Company after 37 years of service and retired from the Seattle Center as the head usher.

Born in Roslyn, Washington on July 26, 1922. Passed away on Feb. 6, 2007. Preceded in death by his daughter, Carolyn Butts (1975); his parents, Louis (1975) and Mary K. (1981) and his brother, Joseph (2003).

Married to his wife, Asenath, for almost 60 years (six months shy).

Survived by his daughter Mary Ann; his grandson Craig; his sister Evelyn and family and our extended family, the Raphael Burgas family and the Rick Butts family.

Ed served in the Army's 10th Mountain Infantry Division in Colorado during WWII.

Ann Marie Garland, 73 of West Seattle died on January 12, 2007, in Las Vegas, NV, while visiting family for the holidays. She was planning on moving there in the spring time to live permanently with her daughter and son-in-law on their ranch. She lived in the Alki Beach area for approximately 50 years and was also a member of Holy Rosary Church.

"Annie' was loved by everyone. She was so full of caring and kindness.