Greta P Spinning, 102 and 3/4 years old and 61-year resident of West Seattle, baker of cookies, and hostess extraordinaire died on November 1, 2019. Greta was born and raised in small towns on the prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada and moved to Regina in her teens where she attended business school and learned to operate the comptometer (a predecessor of a calculator), something she loved. She held a variety of office jobs working with numbers. She eventually relocated to Vancouver, Canada with her family and, in her 30's, moved to Seattle where she met her husband Marc, settled in their West Seattle home, and raised their daughter Kim. She became a US citizen.
During the 10 years prior to her retirement, she worked for Washington Mutual Bank as a Trust Accountant. Her daughter and son-in-law David also settled in Seattle, so she was able to be one of the primary caretakers for her sole grandchild, Olivia, who was the joy of her life. She said it was the best “job” she’d ever had. She lived independently in her own home, still driving herself to and from the grocery store, and with razor sharp memory and mind until past the age of 100. Due to physical frailty, she moved to The Norse Home for the last 2 years of her life where she made even more friends. She leaves behind her daughter's family, her youngest brother Dale, many nieces and nephews and countless friends of all ages as she made friends wherever she went. Greta wished for donations in her name be given to The Norse Home, 5311 N. Phinney Ave. Seattle, WA 98103 with gratitude for their support and care. Most of all, she would want you to be kind to others and to talk to strangers, because you never know when you're going to meet your next new friend.