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.


Larry was born May 18th, 1963 in Portland Oregon, passed away unexpectly of heart failure on the morning of May 19th, 2006. Larry was the oldest of five children and at times was more like a father than a brother. He graduated from St. Helens High school and then attended Oregon State University. He had a great love of computers and books and through these he was able to go places most of us only dream of. He was a big man with an even bigger heart and he world will be a smaller place with out him here.


Marie was 40 years old. She was a graduate of Cleveland High School, University of Washington, Golden Gate Law School and was a member of Washington State Bar.

While at the University of Washington she was a member of Phi Mu Sorority.

Marie leaves behind her Mom, Lola; Brother, Eddie and family; Dad, Jim and family; Aunt Barbara and Burt Olson, cousins and Many, Many Friends. Memorial celebrations, Sunday, May 21, 2006, Tibbets UM Church, everyone welcome, West Seattle, 2 p.m., reception following. In lieu of flower, contributions s to favorite charity.

Robert Antone "Tony" Strain, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, May 1st after a long illness. Tony served four years in the United States Marine Corps. He retired from Sears after twenty years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Charles Strain and Thelma LaMoyne Strain, as well as his stepfather, Norm Hamilton.

Gertrude Kinsman Osterberg passed away peacefully on May 1, 2006 while staying at Belmont Terrace, Bremerton, Washington, where she has resided since having a stroke on Christmas Day 2000. She was born October 17, 1914 in Seattle, Washington and lived there most of her life. She met and married her husband Waldemar Osterberg in 1947. They moved into their home in the Riverview neighborhood of West Seattle where they resided together until his death in 1991.