Ron Shoemaker died peacefully January 13, 2006. Ron was born in Seattle on May 3, 1944 and was a longtime resident of West Seattle. He was a graduate from Santa Ana High School in Orange County, California and later attended Highline Community College and the University of Washington.

Ron was a Lieutenant in the Seattle Fire Department and served 15 years until his retirement in 1986.

Alver J. Sanberg; 89, a West Seattle resident most of his life, passed away January 13, 2006. Alver spent his summers on Treasure Island where he resided. He loved boats especially drag boat racing and he was an avid Mariners fan. He served in the Army Air Corp.

Family members include his son, Ken (Pam) Sanberg of West Seattle and two grandchildren, Kim Sanberg and Ken Jr. both of West Seattle. Alver was preceded in death by his wife, Ann.

Memorial services will be held at Yarington's Funeral Home, Wednesday January 25, 2006 at 11 a.m. (206) 242.2771.

Carey V. Kerwin was born on August 22, 1956 in Seattle, Washington and passed away on January 16, 2006 in Seattle, Washington. He is survived by his son Taylor Kerwin and daughter Jessica (Justin) Kapaun, mother Jean Kerwin and father Fred Kerwin, brother Brad Kerwin and his family, sister Marla (Dan) Burke, uncles Buzz, Russell, and Ken and their families and many friends. He enjoyed watching sports and NSCAR racing. Memorial Services were held at 2 p.m Saturday, January 21, 2006 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Seattle, Washington.


Joanne Audett Griffin, 63, wife of Michael for 41 years and mother of five, died January 16 of a rare cancer after a long illness. She was very proud to be a fifth generation West Seattlite; her great grandfather served on the West Seattle city council. In 1964, she graduated from Seattle University with a BA in Education. She was a long-time Camp Fire leader, specializing in nature studies and known as "Big Bird" at summer camp. Traveling throughout the west was one of her joys, hunting down antique shops, auctions, rock collections and garage sales along the way.

July 6, 1922 - January 10, 2006

Robert Beaumont, scientist, business man, and naval aviator died after a long illness January 10 at Providence Mt. St. Vincent's in West Seattle.

Mr. Beaumont was born in Deer Lodge, Montana on July 6, 1922. He entered the University of Washington in 1941, but left to serve in the Navy between 1942-46. He served in a night fighter squadron on the U.S.S. Saratoga and later on the U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard, flying many combat missions.

Born May 28, 1930 in Seattle, passed away January 4, 2006 in Seattle at age 75. Helen graduated from West Seattle High School (1948) and Multnoma Bible School, Portland (1950). She was a loving, thoughtful and giving wife, mother and grandmother. Helen loved books, and was instrumental in establishing the library at West Side Presbyterian. She served as president of the Pacific Northwest Church Librarians Association and also volunteered faithfully at University Presbyterian Church (UPC) in the library, audiotape ministry, memorial committee and as wedding coordinator.

Age 87 born March 17, 1918, died December 21,2005. She is survived by her son, John Gasparach, daughter Judy Gasparach and grandchildren Yohan and Julia Gasparach. Marie retired as a financial officer with People's Bank and spent her remaining years active in a variety of causes close to her heart. She was loved by her family and many friends and will be sorely missed. A service was held on January 12th at the Alki Congregational Church.


Teresa Ann McSharry was born March 10, 1933, to Walter Ignatius John McSharry and Mary Vincent (Sargent) McSharry, the fourth of eight children, in Greeley, Nebraska. She died December 29, 2005 at Olympia, Washington.

Surviving siblings: Anna Mae Livingston, Olympia, WA; Dr.

Ann Hastie Zombro 84 of Stanwood, died Wednesday, January 4, 2006.

She was born July 18, 1921 in Windygates, Scotland.

Ann married Walter Zombro and came to America in 1945 as a war bride.

Walter preceded her in death in 1970.

She is survived by three children; Janet Turner, James (Nancy) Zombro, and Raymond (Nanci) Zombro, 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Private interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery, West Seattle.