Cheerful to the end, Shirley passed away August 5, 2005 from High Grade Lymphoma. She was born in Auburn, Washington on June 5, 1921 to Arthur and Blanche Rasmussen. A direct descendant of Jacob Maple, the Original King County Settler of June 22, 1851, was also a member of the Daughters of the Pioneers. She lived in Seattle the majority of her life and loved the typical rainy northwest weather. Her pioneering strength and spirit helped her through life's difficulties, as well as giving her the lust for life, laughter and song. Her creativity shone through in everything she pursued.

Gertrude Kolstead, a 91-year-old resident of West Seattle, passed away July 31, 2005. Gertrude was born June 16, 1914 in Ellensburg, WA. She came to West Seattle in 1934 when she married and never left. Gertrude graduated from Broadway High School and Griffin-Murphy Business College. She worked at the Bon Marche, various office positions, West Seattle Herald, and helped in the family's business ventures. She was a member of Hiawatha Garden Club and the West Seattle Artist Guild.

Lost her battle with cancer. Born: August 26, 1933, Rosenthal-Chortitza, Ukraine, Died July 29, 2005, Seattle, WA. 41 year resident of West Seattle. Survived by children: Victor (Sandy, Brie, Colton) Karla (Chuck), Mark (Kristen), Erik, (Jen, Destry, Marina, Dakota). Services held 8/3/05. "It Is Well With Her Soul."

Passed away at Evergreen Hospice July 26, 2005. Born Aug. 26, 1928 in Puyallup, Washington to parents Esther and Claude Beadell. Left behind his wife and high school sweetheart of 54 years; three daughters, Deborah Davis, Sheryl Bannister, Robin Peterson; four grandsons, three granddaughters, three great grandsons;. Sister Betty Grittman, brother Roy Beadell, nieces, nephews, and many friends from H.P.I.C. He was a 1948 graduate of West Seattle High School.

In lieu of flowers, Evergreen Hospice 12822 124th Lane NE, Kirkland, WA 98034. Arrangements at Butterworth.

Died one day after her 82nd birthday on July 19, 2005. Born in Battleview, North Dakota, she graduated from the Seattle University School of Nursing and was a longtime resident of the West Seattle area. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 51 years, Jack J. Sparks, in 1997, and her son, Michael, in 2000. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Diana Sparks, of Sammamish, Wash., and three grandchildren, Melissa Arias and Tony and Keenan Sparks. Private family services were held at Washington Memorial Park.