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.

James William Chidgey, our father, grandfather and friend left this life on December 25, 2005. He will be remembered by his family as a father who loved us deeply throughout all our lives.

Jim was born on June 24, 1927 in Clark Mills, New York. He and his family moved to Seattle in October 1942. He graduated from Queen Anne High School in 1947 after spending two years in the Navy during WWII.

Martha Jean ("Marty") Van Buskirk passed away quietly at the age of 82 on February 22, 2006 in Portland, Oregon after complications from a hip fracture and surgery. Marty was born in Seattle on October 11, 1923, grew up in her beloved West Seattle neighborhood, joined the Navy after graduation from High School in 1942, and married the love of her life, "Van" in 1946. Marty loved people, fashion, and travel!! For sixteen years Mary was a salesperson in the former Frederick & Nelson Silver Department in downtown Seattle.


Ken was born on January 3, 1922 in Shelton, Washington to Lyle and Ruby (McMullen) Wilson. He was raised in Shelton and graduated from Irene S. Reed High School in 1939. He then attended the University of Washington graduating with a degree in civil engineering. Ken was married to Patricia Schuler in Shelton in 1943. They moved to Seattle where Ken worked for a variety of companies as and engineer and retired from ABKJ Company as their chief engineer in 1985. He and Pat moved back to Shelton following his retirement. Pat preceded him in death in 1993.


January 23, 1921 to February 19, 2006

85 years young

Mary went to a joyous reunion with her loving family who have anxiously awaited her arrival in Heaven. Meeting her there are her mother and father, Peter and Tonina Vitalich, her brother Sam Vitalich, her son Peter Jack Mardesich, and her grandchildren Kristina, Mark, and John.

She was a loving, caring, stubborn, and feisty Mother, Grandmother, Wife, and Friend.


Sunrise: September 35, 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.

Willardine "Billie" Adair Nevins, 97, formerly of West Seattle, passed away February 21, 2006. She was born June 14, 1908 in Baring, Washington. Billie grew up in logging camps around the Pacific Northwest. As a teenager she lived in Seattle and attended Cornish School of Arts. As an adult she worked for the Doghouse Caf/ in Seattle. Later she became the cook at many local restaurants; Green Hat Caf/, Granite Falls, the Blue Bird and Steak House, Arlington, Skyline Broiler, Everett and she finished her career and retired from Sea-Tac Airport Employees' Restaurant, Seattle.


Born in Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, on September 5, 1908, to Charles House (who had homesteaded from Bath, England) and Mary Ann Fielding. He finished his schooling in Vancouver, BC, where he was written up for pitching a "no hit-no-run" game against a semi pro baseball team from Washington.

After moving to Seattle, he met and married Katherine Laura Powell, and had two sons who graduated from the University of Washington. Bill was a member of the West Seattle Christian Church since 1952.


Larry Patrick Gillians died Sunday, February 5, 2006, at his home in West Seattle.

Larry was born May 8, 1950, in Harrisburg, PA and resided over 20 years in Anchorage, AK before moving to Seattle. He worked for The Boeing Company for the last 15 years as an engineer.

Larry loved to ride his Harley Davidson motorcycle on road trips and participated in several charity benefits as well. He gave of his time to so many people who needed it.