Leonard Frank Bedford who was affectionately known as Lenny B, died early on March 14, 2006 in his home in Bellevue, WA, at age 60. He was born on August 24, 1945 in Newbern, North Carolina. After his father was discharged from the Marine Corps, the family moved to Washington when he was 6 months old, where Lenny grew up in West Seattle, involved in scouting, skiing, building model airplanes and playing musical instruments as part of his passions. He graduated from West Seattle High and attended the University of Washington.


April 10, 1974-March 13, 2006

Beloved son of Kathy and Steve Edgell and Bill and Anita Duckworth. Josh graduated from Evergreen College in 1999 with a degree in fine arts. He was an accomplished artist who worked into the wee hours on his art projects. His favorite medium was making large sculptures out of scavenged metal parts and pieces. Josh also made and played the Australian instrument known as the didgeridoo. Josh lived life to the fullest; he was ready to try anything. Josh loved nature, from the smallest flower to the massive trees of the Northwest.


Born October 10, 1922 in Winthrop, Washington Passed away peacefully at Swedish Hospital from MDS (a rare-blood disorder.) She was survived by and will be greatly missed by her loving husband, Walter Roeder, daughter, Debbie Carlin, son, Maxwell Hanna, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Grace retired 1988 from Seafirst Bank, Commercial Mortgage, expert in shorthand and communication with developers.


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.