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.

February 11, 1917 - December 1, 2006

Long time West Seattle resident - Avid gardener - constructed numerous quilts which were sold to support Missionary endeavors through her church, after retiring from Skyway Luggage. Survived by sister Dorothy Lee, N. Dakota, daughters, Marilyn Potts (Carl) - Seattle, Jan Walker-Auburn, Karen Fletcher (Les)- Orting, and families. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, February 3, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. East Ridge Christian Assembly - West Seattle Campus, 4500 39th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116.

Listen to your heart. To the story of a most beautiful man born in to this world a fraternal twin 2 minutes apart from no ordinary love. He is one of a kind. Born of a very beautiful and most precious mom and a beautiful dad he never knew. Although he spent most of his life in mourning of both these losses, he strive to grow mature and persevered to find a life, love and to be blessed with a most beautiful child of his own and many many friends family and admirers who are at a loss without his beautiful eyes his big gazing smile and a most striking presence that no one ever dare forget.

Joanne Smithberg Lennon died suddenly at home in Juneau, Alaska on January 20, 2007 of natural causes. She was born June 25, 1932 in Bloomington Illinois, the eldest of six children of Raymond and Dorothy Flessner Vogel. She was raised in Toluca and Roanoke Illinois, graduating from Roanoke-Benson High School in 1950. She then went on to nursing school, graduating from St Joseph's School of Nursing in Bloomington in 1953.

She married Dudley Smithberg of Juneau, Alaska on January 17, 1955 and in September the first of their nine children was born.

Beloved Mother and Grandmother Lifelong resident of West Seattle passed away Dec. 24, 2006. She leaves behind daughter, Jean Sellars; grandchildren, Kim, Bill (Carla) and Mike; 5 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren and she will be missed by many close friends. Memorial Service to be held in the spring when it is warmer and the flowers are blooming. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. To send a message to the family please visit www.mem.com. Arrangements entrusted to Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Cemetery.