Ira was born December 18, 1916 in Lincoln, Nebraska. He died peacefully at home October 31, 2006. He was the son of Ira and Myrtle (Heacock) Johns and attended Kearny State Teachers College, Kearny, Nebraska. Ira moved to Seattle in 1939 where he met and married his wife of 63 years Helen (James) in 1943. Ira worked for the Boeing Company for 38 years, from which he retired as an outside quality control supervisor in 1979. Ira was a member of Hope Lutheran Church, the Seattle Milk Fund, West Seattle Promenaders and Boeing Retirees.

March 19, 1910 - October 8, 2006

Our beloved mother and grandmother passed away peacefully October 8, 2006. Evelyn was born March 19, 1910 in Deer Lodge, Montana. In 1937 she and her husband Joe made West Seattle their homestead, they owned Artic Ice Cream Store at the West Seattle junction and in 1948 built Arctic Ice Cream Novelties on Rainier Avenue. Evelyn spent 69 years in the West Seattle Area making many friends and acquaintances. She is preceded in death by an infant daughter and her beloved husband, Joe S. Jacobson who passed away in 1987.


August 11, 1926 - October 28, 2006

Born Helen Jewell in Everly, Iowa. Beloved mother to all the children in her life, she will be missed by everyone who knew her. All of our lives have been enriched by her inner beauty and her wisdon. Preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, John M.


Age 19

Our beloved daughter, sister and friend left us too soon due to a tragic car accident on October 16. Lindsey was born on August 10, 1987 and attended Hope Lutheran grade school, Madison Middle School, West Seattle High School and South Seattle Middle

College. She loved her family, friends and her dog Bagel. She is survived by her parents, Bob and Lisa, brother Blake (Danielle Yanda), grandmother Pat Yerg

and many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

"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.