Marguerite Thiemens Stranrud pass away July 7, 2006 in the Alzheimer unit at Park West Care Center in West Seattle at age 89. She was born August 25, 1916 in Ephrata, Washington - a land of sagebrush and jackrabbits during her childhood, now a land of green fields.

She worked as a beautician until the 1939 beginning of a 66-year devoted marriage. She and her husband, Halvor Strandrud, lived in nine different states before settling down to their West Seattle home for half a century.

Gary, 73 passed away peacefully June 23, 2006 in Stanwood, Washington. Gary was born in Soap Lake, Washington where he grew up. He served in the Navy during the Korean War and then ended up on the west side of the mountains, mostly in the Seattle area. He spent the last years of his life in Stanwood. He is survived by five children; Willma "Chris" Manley, Gary "Mike" Schrag, Patty Schrag, Susan Schrag and Diane Schrag along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His life will be celebrated privately by family and friends at a later date. Gary will be remembered with much love.

79, born July 12,1926 in Cummings, North Dakota passed away July 4,2006 in Auburn, Washington. Eldest of eight, Ed joined the Navy at 17 serving in Mariana Islands during WWII. He married Eleanor Roell and raised three children in West Seattle. A local businessman, he operated Ed's Union 76, Texaco, and Phillips 66 and retired from Huling Brothers Buick. Ed was preceded in death by his wife (2000), brother Odin and sister Marie.

Local Realtor, Kris Sellers, husband passes.

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Elsie Last was born in Neustadt, Germany on August 6, 1917 and passed away peacefully in her home after a long battle with cancer in Seattle, Washington on July 6, 2006. She is survived by daughter, Ingrid (DiDi) Hoff, two grandsons; Bill (Melanie) Hoff and Ray Hoff and three grandchildren; Tony, Stephanie, and Rajon, two cousins and her long time friend, Fritz Langanka. She is preceded in death by her husband, Hans, in 1989.

Elsie was very active in the German Club, Salvation Army and Seattle Center Dancing.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m.

Muriel Stivers was bon on Septembers 29, 1928 in Hoonah, Alaska and passed away on June 15, 2006 in Seattle, Washington. She is survived by her eleven children and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Jefferson Myron Stivers, son Robert William Stivers and daughter Cecelia Marjorie Stivers. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. on June 24th, 2006 at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Seattle, Washington. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the American Heart Association.


Born 1918 in Bremerton, Bob passed away on June 9th. He was an early-day skier and climber, graduate of the UW, and WWII naval officer. Engineer and manager at the Washington State Surveying and Rating Bureau, Bob was involved with many fire protection engineering organizations.

Bob and his wife raised three children. Active with the boy scouts, Bob taught many kids about mountain travel. Bob skied and hiked until his mid 80's and was often in Lincoln Park until recently.

The family will have a picnic in Lincoln Park, September 2.

Oscar A. Nelson, age 71, passed away on 23 May 2006, after a short illness. He was born in Craig, Alaska into the Raven clan of the Tlinget tribe, of which he was very proud. After eight years in the US Navy, serving on the USS Boxer and USS Hancock, Oscar spent the majority of his life in Seattle. He was a member, and served as an officer, in VFW Post 2713. A brother, sister, many nieces and a nephew survive him. Interment will be at Tahoma National Cemetery on 29 June at 11 a.m. Please sign our guest book at


Sharon passed away peacefully at home on June 15, 2006 surrounded by family and friends.

Born July 25, 1941 to Fred and Adeline Dodd, Sharon was raised on a farm in Redmond through her grade school years. Growing up, Sharon attended many schools in the greater Seattle area and would graduate from Lake Washington High School in 1959. Influenced by her brother, Fred Jr. she developed an affinity for fast cars, which turned into a love of drag racing. She met and later married Dick Kalivoda and they would make West Seattle their home.