December 2019

Little smoke, small fire, big response on Fauntleroy Way SW

A large response to what proved to be only a small fire happened Thursday, Dec. 26 in the 8300 block of Fauntleroy Way SW just after 3pm.

Crews arrived to find smoke coming from the home at 8312 Fauntleroy Way SW and crews from Ladder 11 put firefighters on the roof with a ladder. The occupants got out of the home as the firefighters dealt with the small fire inside.

It was quickly extinguished with no injuries. No damage was reported.


Greta P. Spinning

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.

Josephine Gottbehuet

Josephine Gottbehuet passed away on December 11, 2019.  The funeral service will be held at Evergreen Washelli, 11111 Aurora Avenue N., Seattle, WA on December 28, 2019 at 12:00 pm.  


Josephine was a beloved mother and wife to Edward Gottbehuet who preceded her in death.  She raised two children, Jody and Mark Gottbehuet, who she loved very much.  Josephine also worked for Sears for 17 years and was a homemaker to her loving husband and family.  


Josephine lived a very long and happy life.  She was born in 1924 and was 95 years old at her passing.  

Mail truck stolen in West Seattle

Approx. 200 pieces of mail stolen

The United States Postal Inspector reports that a mail truck was stolen in West Seattle on Dec 23. 

Approximately 200 piece of mail were stolen and the truck was recovered a few blocks from where it was stolen in the 6000 block of 46th Ave SW.

Postal employees are instructed to lock the truck when they step away from the vehicle so it's surmised that the thieves were experienced with car theft.

Do you know who these people are?? If you know who stole this mail please call the USPIS tipline at 206-748-5430 with any information.

They are offering up to $1,000 reward (suspect used unknown device to enter and start the truck).