Harry Carlson long time resident of West Seattle passed away July 21st 2006 at Judson Park Healthcare Center in Des Moines at the age of 86.

He is survived by his loving wife Marie L. Carlson of 64 years, three daughters; Janet Starr (Doug) of Covington, June Oczkewecz (Mike) of West Seattle and Joanne Johnson (Steve) of Gig Harbor and seven grandchildren.

Harry was a WWII Veteran and served in Germany with the Timberwolfs 104th Infantry Div. He was a very loving, caring and hardworking husband and father.


Dad was born January 29, 1920 in Baltimore, Maryland and went to be with his Lord Jesus on July 8, 2006. He died of old age, as the word given to him from Psalms 91:16 states, "With long life I will satisfy him, and show him my salvation."

He is survived by his children, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife, Pat, of 56 years.

A devoted Christian, Dad served many years as deacon at his church.


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.