Seattle, Washington- Virginia, born September 6, 1919 to Nora May Kneib and Frank Simeon Huse, passed away May 11, 2006 in Seattle. She was a 1937 graduate of West Seattle High School. Virginia worked was an addressograph operator and supervisor at the mailroom for a local company. As a lifelong resident of Alki, she was a wonderful resource on the history of Alki and loved to talk about it.

Shirley Ann Edwards was born in Juneau, Alaska on May 6, 1932 to Albert and Lempi Edwards. She passed on the beautiful, sunny morning of May 13, 2006, after a long battle with Emphysema. She was preceded in death by her husband, Erich Siegfried Ventur, her son, Timothy Ernest Ventur, and all eight of her beloved brothers and sisters. She is survived by son, Thomas Erich Ventur, daughter, Laurie Marie Fuller and her husband, Randal Fuller, grandchildren Christopher, Beccie, Eric, and Jessica, great grandchildren Damon and Ashley, and many nieces and nephews.


May 31, 1913 - May 24, 2006

Beloved father, grandfather, friend and mentor to many, Pastor Ruben Edward Spannaus, longtime resident of West Seattle died May 24, 2006, just one week short of his 93rd birthday.

Born May 31, 1913 in Loveland, Colorado, to Emma Schulengberg Spannaus and Edward Spannaus, Ruben completed high school in Woodland, California, entering the University of California, Berkeley, at age 16 and graduating with honors in 1934, majoring in math and science.


Born in Vera, Texas, July 8, 1927, died May 17, 2006. Raised in Sentinel, Oklahoma. Attended Oklahoma St. Moved to West Seattle and married Barbara J. Wickering in 1951. Survived by three brothers. Father to Curtis (Sandy), Eric (Dawn). Grandfather to Christie Steed, Danny, Michael Keith and Geoffrey Hodo. Five great grandchildren. Worked for HACK 19 years, 16 years as manager of Park Lake Homes and Sr. High Rises in the South end. After a long battle with Parkinson's, he was laid to rest at Tahoma National Cemetery.


Helen Iona Deets passed away May 10, 2006 in Burien, Washington at 98. Helen was born May 15, 1907, the daughter of Iona Carolus Deetsand Charles and Tiden Deets, in Davenport, Washington. She worked for many years for the City of Seattle until her retirement in 1972. Helen shared residence and travel with Alpha Ritchey in West Seattle. Helen is survived by her sister-in-law, Dorothy Deets of Bellingham, Washington.



Harry Belanger Retired USMC First Sergeant passed away on May 20, 2006 after a long battle with cancer. He was born on February 26, 1928 to Alaric Ellen Lomis Belanger in Seattle, Washington. He served as a Marine in WWII and the Korean War.

Memorial Services have been scheduled for 10 a.m., Thursday, May 25, 2006 at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in SeaTac, Washington.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Allene, four children Diane Belanger, Sharon (Al) Chafin, Harry Jr. (Karey) Belanger, and David Belanger.

Born January 11, 1927 in Bridgeport, Connecticut and grew up in Washington DC. Passed away peacefully in her sleep at Providence Mount Saint Vincent Nursing Home on May 12, 2006 Moved to Seattle in 1953 after marrying M.O. Spotanske in 1950. Her sisters, Edna, May, Dorothy and Florence preceded her in death. She is survived by her remaining sister, Alice Ford of Churchton, MD. Her children: Martin and his wife Sharon; Patricia; Roger and his wife Sue; and Catherine Spotanske Betts. Grandchildren: Lenny Vinson and his wife Michelle; Aaron and Justin Spotanske; and Billy Langdon.

Beloved mother, grandmother, and friend

Passed away May 13, 2006. Born in Everett to parents Leo and Leone Hayden, Dorothy became a life-long resident of West Seattle. She dearly loved her family and nurtured home and hearth with great care and devotion. Dorothy and her husband, Howard, maintained a family business in West Seattle for over 40 years.

Lloyd M. Myers 101, died on Vashon Island, Friday April 21, 2006. Lloyd was born May 23, 1904 in Calvin, North Dakota. In 1941, he married Ada Mae Parke from Devils Lake, North Dakota, and they moved to West Seattle. Lloyd worked for the Boeing Airplane Company until retirement in 1969. Lloyd continued to live in his West Seattle home after Ada died in 1994 until he moved to Vashon Island in 2004.