The Annual Westside Awards Breakfast, presented by the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce honored Adah Cruzen as Westsider of the year for 2019 on April 30 at Salty's on Alki.
Adah has been a West Seattleite since moving here from Lafayette, Indiana inthe ‘50’s with first husband Bob, for his job at Boeing. After he passed, she joined Fauntleroy Church and there she met Willard Rhodes and Earl and Virginia Cruzen. Willard and Adah married in 1975 and over the years Virginia and Adah became best friends. After Willard and Virginia passed, Earl and Adah were alone for many years before they married on his 80th birthday in 2000. Earl Cruzen was raised in West Seattle and his heart remained here to the end. He was once told “put your money where your mouth is”, and he did. Adah has been carrying out Earl’s wishes to continue to spread the love in West Seattle with many impactful monetary and physical donations.