Arthur Lewis "Lewie" (AKA "Lumpy") Dickert, lifetime resident of West Seattle, passed away in his home on Wednesday, March 8th. He had courageously battled a brain tumor for the past five years. Lewie was the son of Arthur and Nelle Dickert. He attended Lafayette Elementary, Madison Junior High and West Seattle High School before joining the service in 1949. Lewie married Millie Lou Graham, also of West Seattle, in 1953. They were together until her death in 1998.

Born August 13, 1908, died March 9, 2006 in Seattle. Vyvian was a member of the Auxiliary of the Seabees and the VFW, a member of the ABWA and other organizations. No services will be held at her request. Please sign the online memorial guest book at

Calvin E. Claughton, II passed away March 5, 2006 at age 81 in Portland, Oregon. We miss him very much. Born in San Francisco on November 5, 1924 to Calvin E. and Margaret R. Claughton. He grew up in Seattle, attending area grade schools and West Seattle High School. He married Margaret Frankson in Walla Walla, Washington in 1947 and had two children, Margaret Diane (born November 4, 1952) and Calvin III (born May 10, 1955). In the late 1940's and early 50's, he worked as a theater manager for Fox Theaters, Sterling Theaters, Hamrick-Evergreen, and Mid-State Amusement Corp.

Cal was born August 4, 1926 at Chaska, MN. He died March 9, 2006 at Providence Mount St. Vincent in West Seattle. Cal received a degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1950. He was a long-time Boeing engineer; his specialty was new business proposals. Cal is survived by his wife of 55 years Joyce; son Tim (Marie); daughter Mary (Mike Wakeman) Abel; granddaughter Kelsey; two sisters in Minnesota; and numerous nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held at 1 pm, March 15 at Hope Lutheran Church, 4456 42nd Avenue SW in West Seattle.


Sunrise: September 25, 1925

Sunset: February 22, 2006

Jennie was born in Sansego, Italy, She came to West Seattle at the age of four, where she resided all of her life, She attended Holy Rosary Catholic School. Beloved wife of Dominic for almost 60 Years. Loving mother of Janice Caso, Jimmy (Janet), and Mitch (Prescilla). A caring grandmother and great grandmother to Dominic (Kerma), Jimmy (Kelli), Gina, Krista (Collin), Jeff, Devan, Ryan, Tori, Taylor, Jacob and Jimmy. Jennie is also survived by her sister, Nellie and her husband Jim Atwell of Sunnyvale CA.

Dale Eldon Widner Sr., age 71 of Ronald, WA, died February 23, 2006 at the VA Hospital in Seattle. He was a former resident of West Seattle.

Dale was born March 25, 1934 in Seattle to Floyd and Gudrun (Gunderson) Widner. Dale grew up in the Seattle/Tacoma area and in Portland, OR. He graduated from Washington High School in Portland in 1952. Dale was an active minister of Jehovah's Witnesses for nearly 50 years.

Dale was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother.

James William Chidgey, our father, grandfather and friend left this life on December 25, 2005. He will be remembered by his family as a father who loved us deeply throughout all our lives.

Jim was born on June 24, 1927 in Clark Mills, New York. He and his family moved to Seattle in October 1942. He graduated from Queen Anne High School in 1947 after spending two years in the Navy during WWII.

Martha Jean ("Marty") Van Buskirk passed away quietly at the age of 82 on February 22, 2006 in Portland, Oregon after complications from a hip fracture and surgery. Marty was born in Seattle on October 11, 1923, grew up in her beloved West Seattle neighborhood, joined the Navy after graduation from High School in 1942, and married the love of her life, "Van" in 1946. Marty loved people, fashion, and travel!! For sixteen years Mary was a salesperson in the former Frederick & Nelson Silver Department in downtown Seattle.


Ken was born on January 3, 1922 in Shelton, Washington to Lyle and Ruby (McMullen) Wilson. He was raised in Shelton and graduated from Irene S. Reed High School in 1939. He then attended the University of Washington graduating with a degree in civil engineering. Ken was married to Patricia Schuler in Shelton in 1943. They moved to Seattle where Ken worked for a variety of companies as and engineer and retired from ABKJ Company as their chief engineer in 1985. He and Pat moved back to Shelton following his retirement. Pat preceded him in death in 1993.