Obituaries

Ruth Chappell

Long-time West Seattle resident, Ruth J. Chappell, 84, died August 1, 2005, in Rathdrum, Idaho, after fighting a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born August 18, 1920, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Helga Rasmusson from Denmark and Oscar K. Larson from Nebraska.

On June 18, 1938, Ruth married Howard F. Chappell in Papillion, Nebraska. They moved to West Seattle in 1940. She worked as a secretary for Boeing and retired in 1977.

Robert "Lloyd" Wilson

Robert Lloyd Wilson died August 11, 2005, at the age of 88. Lloyd was born June 19, 1917, in Josephine, North Dakota. He married Myrtle Elaine Moon December 1945 and they resided in West Seattle for over 60 years. He is survived by his wife, sons and their wives Larry and Leslie Wilson, Kenneth and Christine Wilson,, foster son, Don Deems and wife Darlene three grandchildren, Amanda, Adam, and Allison, great grandson, Benjamin, and siblings Dr. Arthur Wilson and Mabel Johannesson.

He served in the Merchant Marines during World War II.

Deanna Marie MacCollom Rose

Age, 34, Born April 22, 1971 in Seattle, WA to Bruce & Rose MacCollom. She unexpectedly passed away on Friday, August 12, 2005 and her Mother, Rose Marie MacCollom, passed away Thursday, August 12, 2004; exactly one year to the day of her mother whom she loved very much. Deanna was preceded in death by her mother, Rose Marie. Deanna Graduated from West Seattle High School in 1989, As her Mother and Sister Shawna had. Deanna worked at TODD Shipyard where she met her special friend Ron Sykes.

She attended SSCC in hopes of becoming a nurse.

Estalene Beatrice (Brace) Rinnert

Estalene Beatrice (Brace) Rinnert passed away peacefully, on Thursday July 7, 2005 in Gig Harbor, WA. She was age 87. She was born January 12, 1918 to William E and Margaret (Bowmaker) Brace in Elbert Colorado. She married Myrven Rinnert of Kiowa, Colorado, June 29, 1937 in Golden, Colorado.

Myrven and Estalene lived in several places during their 58 years of marriage- CO, NM, CA and WA.

Violet TIMMS

The staff and clients of the Burien Arts Gallery will sadly miss Violet Timms, who died August 1 of lung cancer.

"Vi" was the epitome of the perfect art gallery volunteer - knowledgeable, efficient, witty and gracious. Her charming British accent was a delight to the ear.

Vi Timms was a good friend and truly a "class act."

At her request, there will be no service.

Eleanore Sjodin WILCOX

Eleanore Sjodin Wilcox was born in 1913, and died on Aug. 16, 2005, in Ballard.

Eleanore was a long-time resident of Burien. She was married to Oro Wilcox for 42 years when he died unexpectedly.

Eleanore was a woman of many talents, including being a published poet, a life-time member of the Orthopedic Guild and a generous benefactor to many charities.

Eleanore is survived by her loving sons, Wayne Wilcox and Peter Wilcox; grandchildren Franklin Wilcox and Melinda (Wilcox) Morgan; and great-grandchild Franklin Morgan.

Paul R. Miller III

Paul died in San Diego on 25, July 2005 where he has lived for the past 3 years. He was 48. Paul was born in Seattle, WA. Lived in West Seattle and worked at Todd and Bremerton shipyards as a painter for many years, prior to his retirement. He served in the U.S. Army from 1973-1976.

He is survived by his father Paul R. Miller Jr. Anza, California; Sons: Christopher R. Miller and Travis J. Miler, Seattle, Washington; Grandsons: Alex Miller and Jason Miller, Seattle, WA; Brothers: Michael L. Miller, Fort St. Lucie, Florida and Douglas F.

Shirley June Balcom

Cheerful to the end, Shirley passed away August 5, 2005 from High Grade Lymphoma. She was born in Auburn, Washington on June 5, 1921 to Arthur and Blanche Rasmussen. A direct descendant of Jacob Maple, the Original King County Settler of June 22, 1851, was also a member of the Daughters of the Pioneers. She lived in Seattle the majority of her life and loved the typical rainy northwest weather. Her pioneering strength and spirit helped her through life's difficulties, as well as giving her the lust for life, laughter and song. Her creativity shone through in everything she pursued.

Elmer J. RUNGE

Elmer went home to be with his Lord and with his wife on Aug. 3, 2005. He was married 54 years to Mildred (Millie) who preceded him in death in 2001.

Elmer was born in Cairo, Nebraska. Before becoming a resident of the Burien area over 50 years ago, he served his country in North Africa and Italy from 1942 to 1945 while in the Army Air Corps. After moving to Burien, he became well known and respected as a furniture upholsterer.

Estalene Beatrice (Brace) RINNERT

Estalene Beatrice (Brace) Rinnert passed away peacefully, on July 7, 2005, in Gig Harbor. She was age 87.

She was born January 12, 1918, to William E. and Margaret (Bowmaker) Brace in Elbert, Colorado. She married Myrven Bridges Rinnert of Kiowa, Colorado, June 29, 1937, in Golden, Colorado.

Myrven and Estalene lived in several places during their 58 years of marriage - Colorado, New Mexico, California and Washington.

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