Velva Verna Resser, 90 Green Valley Arizona, formerly of Seattle Washington went home to be with the Lord November 25, 2006. She was born November 18, 1916 in Springdale Arkansas, the daughter of Elbert and Verna Clemmer

She was very involved in volunteer work in Seattle at the VA Hospital and also at Santa Rita Care Center in Green Valley.

Maxine left us peacefully on November 15, 2006 after a full life of 84 years. She leaves behind five daughters (Janice, Joyce, Joan, Karen and Carol), a son (Phillip) and five grandchildren (Adrienne, Adam, Paul, Katelin and Heather), a brother (Everett) as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 27 years, Edward Tomisser. She will be greatly missed by us all and leaves a legacy of love and support.

Maxine had a number of passions and a true zest for life.

Age 74, passed away on November 10, 2006. She was born in Aizpute, Latvia on November 14, 1931 and immigrated to the United States with her parents. Her family took up residence on Orcas Island where she attended high school and graduated as class Valedictorian. She married Ojars Emmermanis in 1953 and together they raised their two children in West Seattle. She was a patron of the arts, an accomplished cook and an avid gardener. She is survived by her husband, Ojars of 53 years, daughter Erika Moorhouse and husband David; son Ivars Emmermanis and many treasured friends and loved ones.

Dick Sever, beloved husband, friend, father, and grandfather passed away on October 29, 2006 at Providence Hospital from complications of heart disease.

Dick was born on July 1, 1925 in LaCarosse, Washington to Harry and Clara Sever. His family, on his mother's side, settled in Washington Territory in 1859. His father's family were also pioneers in the Palouse area before Washington became a state.

He lived in Pullman and Colfax as a child, graduating from Pullman High School in 1943.


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.

Myrna Helen Pinkerton, born March 19, 1936, went home to be with the Lord on October 29, 2006. Surrounded by friends and family.

Born in Grimsby, England, Myrna came to the U.S. when her mother, Constance Smith, married Walter Shumway, a U.S. WWII soldier. Raised in McMinnville Oregon on her father's farm, she met Allen Pinkerton while attending church in Portland and married him in 1960. Together they raised three boys; Walter, James and Matthew.

Myrna was a nurse for over 40 years. She enjoyed a quirky sense of humor that she passed onto her sons.


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.