Martin C. Dirks

The extraordinary life of Martin (“Marty”) C. Dirks of West Seattle, a family man, adventurer and master storyteller who also made significant contributions as a civil engineer, ended on July 16 in a Seattle hospital, surrounded by his loving family. He was 87.

Marty split his time between Seattle, where he was born on April 9, 1934, and Camano Island, where he was raised. Highlights of his teen years were chronicled in the Seattle Post Intelligencer by his father, Clarence, a sportswriter-turned “City-Bred Farmer” columnist. Marty’s mother was Cleo Coons.  

Marijo Neitro Hudson

Marijo Hudson, age 83, passed away peacefully at her home in San Rafael, CA on April 14, 2021, following a courageous six-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. 


Born in Fauntleroy, WA to Marguerite (Meg) and Jack Neitro, she was a proud graduate of West Seattle High School, class of 1955, and later attended Washington State University. After her first marriage to Robert Steele ended in divorce in 1978, she enjoyed a twenty-three-year long marriage to Gerald Hudson, who predeceased her in 2008. 


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