Esther, 80, passed January 22nd after a stroke three days prior. Born to German immigrants in Chicago. Married Alvin Chrisman in 1946, moving to Seattle where he worked as a Boeing engineer. Active in PTA, Assoc. for Childbirth Education, Seattle Art Museum volunteer, and 50 years at Fauntleroy Community Church (UCC). Enjoyed traveling, photography, hiking and bridge. Survived by Paula (Jim) Oas, Carol (Curtis) Troll and Neil (Carolyn) Chrisman, nine grandchildren and sister Violet (Bob) Halleman. Proceeded in death by Alvin in 1988.

William was born January 10, 1924 in Seattle, WA. He died January 16, 2006 at the age of 82. In college, William was part of the Navy ROTC, and a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity at the University of Washington and also graduate from the U of W. He worked in education for 30 years, working as a principal in the Puyallup, Anacortes, and Parkland School Districts, and then finishing his career in the Federal Way School Dist. as an Assistant Superintendent in Charge of Personnel. William was a member of Rotary and he enjoyed taking time to go Steelhead Fishing.

Darrell A. Walter 59, died January 17, 2006 after a long hospital stay. He graduated from West Seattle High School in 1965 and from Puget Sound Christian College in 1970. he was ordained into the ministry in 1971. Survived by wife Diane, mother Merilyn Walter, sister Darlene Firpo (Len), brother Donn (Sabine) and Doug (Elizabeth) and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Robert Walter.

Memorial service will be Saturday January 28th at 10 a.m. at West Seattle Christian Church 4400 42nd Ave SW, Seattle.


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.