Susanne Lynn Steffes

Our sister, Susanne Steffes (56) of Kailua, Hawaii suddenly passed away on May 15, 2024, at the Queens Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. Her loss was completely unexpected, and her family and friends are profoundly saddened. Susanne was born in Fort Benning, Georgia on November 15, 1967, to the late Edward and Susan (Laudolff) Steffes. She was one of four children: Marguerite, Edward, Susanne, and Michael.

Gordon Ronald Gracey

Gordon Ronald Gracey, born to Ronald & Lola Gracey on July 15, 1960, passed away from complications of a stroke on May 12, 2024. Gordy, as his friends and family called him, was a life-long West Seattleite, having graduated from WSHS in 1979, where he was on the wrestling team and achieved the Eagle Scout award. He attended WSU for one year before following in his father's footsteps as an electrician.

QMCM RL “Beau” Beaucage 1941-2024

Robert Laurence Beaucage was born on October 1, 1941, in Portland, Oregon to John and Barbara (Pfund) Beaucage.  He passed away on May 3, 2024.

He spent his early years in Portland, Spokane, and Albany.  As a teen he worked in a store that was both a bicycle and hobby shop, here he was able to build a brand loyalty to Schwinn and foster a lifelong love of trains and model railroading.

Joseph Smith

Our dad, Joseph Smith began his wonderful journey called life in Vancouver, B.C. Canada on December 19, 1931, and ended his journey on Tuesday, December 5, 2023 in West Seattle, WA. He was born to Mary and Joseph Smith where he joined older sister Marion (Auntie Lala to those in the know). A few short years later, little sister Cibell (our beloved Auntie Cib) was born and completed their young Scottish family.


Karen Elizabeth Hume

Karen Elizabeth Hume (Groh) “Gram” age 84, was called home to Heaven in the early morning of August 11, 2023, with her daughter by her side.

After her 1939 birth in Lincoln, Nebraska, Karen spent her school years between Lincoln, Bremerton (WA), Colorado Springs (CO), and Seattle (WA). 

From mountains, to sound, and everything in-between, Karen was always in awe of the natural beauty that is Washington State.  One of her earliest jobs, she recalled often with fond memories, was at Paradise Lodge on Mt. Rainier as a switchboard operator.

Myrol Allen "Pat" Sweeney

Myrol Allen “Pat” Sweeney was born on April 21, 1936. He passed away peacefully surrounded by family and caregivers in Kent on August 15, 2023.

In 1940, Pat and his family migrated to the West Coast from Wisconsin “one state at a time” and eventually settled in Kirkland, WA in 1948. After serving in the US Army from 1954-56, Pat began a partnership to start a newspaper and printshop in Duvall, WA. It was a decision that led Pat to embark on a successful 50-year career in the newspaper and printing industries.

Annette C. Miller (Bryce

Annette C. Miller brought beauty everywhere she went. She passed away on July 11, 2023 from heart disease. Annette was a lifelong resident of West Seattle and loved her home, but in the winter, trips to tropical locales were always on the calendar.

She attended E.C. Hughes Elementary where her teachers would leave her in charge of the class while they had other obligations. She was a natural with children.

Jon-Paul Sletten


Jon-Paul ("Jon") ("JP") Sletten passed away peacefully and unexpectedly in the early morning hours of April 27, 2023. He was 53 years old at the time of his death - gone from this world too soon for all who knew and loved him.

Gloria Jean Webber (Turk)



Daughter of John Willard Turk and Virginia June Webber, born September 23, 1945, 4th of 7 sibling children born in Pawating Hospital in Niles, Michigan.  She passed away on February 5, 2023, at Kaiser Permanente Zion Hospital, in San Diego, California.  She and her surviving husband, Harold Webber, married since May 20, 2001, retired to San Diego, California in 2010 from Seattle.

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