Ann Kimberly Dirks



Ann Kimberly Dirks died peacefully at a senior care facility in West Seattle on January 3, 2021. She was 82. 

The mother of five boys, Ann was known for her spirited, outgoing personality and quick humor that helped her develop deep and lasting connections with neighbors, co-workers, friends, and within her large extended family. Born in Bellingham, Ann moved with her parents, Clair and Alta Smith, to West Seattle as a child.

Pauline Mae Kirlin 10/31/1927 – 12/17/20

Pauline was born in Bayard, Nebraska on October 31, 1927 to Paul and Edna Startzel.  Pauline had three sisters Lorene, Arline and Alice and a brother John. 

The family moved to Grandview, Washington where she attended Grandview high school. While there, Pauline worked at the local bank and at the local frozen food processing facility. It was there she met Raymond H. Kirlin who was on leave from the Navy, and they were married on March 17, 1946.


Don Henry

Don Henry was born February 16, 1936.  He died peacefully, at the age of 84, at home Wednesday, December 16, 2020 in the company of his beloved wife Sandra and friends at his bedside. He enjoyed life fully even after battling Parkinson’s the last 11 years. Don loved his Scottish heritage and would wear his Scottish Kilt whenever he could. He was proud of his “McNaughton” clan.


Alex Sasonoff

Alex Sasonoff of the Three Tree Point area of Burien, WA passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at the age of 90 following a short illness (no indication of Coronavirus infection). Alex was born in Seattle in 1930, the middle child of Russian immigrants who settled in White Center after fleeing the Russian Revolution. After graduating from West Seattle High School, Alex enlisted in the U.S.

Florence Marx

Florence (Kohler) Marx, 99, was born July 22, 1921 in Glen Ullin, North Dakota and died peacefully on December 10, 2020 at Providence Mount Saint Vincent nursing home where she lived for eleven wonderful years in their love and care.  She was preceded in death by her husband Herman, all her brothers (5) and sisters (7).  She is survived by 2 daughters, Bonnie (Thiviam) and Sherree (Randy).  3 grandchildren, Phil, Scot (Sara), Greg (Colleen) and 8 great grandchildren.


Sister Nancy O’Reilly, OP 07/11/1929 to 05/07/2020

Sister Nancy O’Reilly, OP (Mary Clement), a Tacoma Dominican Sister, died peacefully in Tacoma. WA on May 7, 2020. She was a native of County Galway, Ireland. Following her profession of vows, Sister Nancy served as teacher, pastoral associate and health care worker in several dioceses including Seattle, WA; San Bernardino and San Diego, CA; and St. Augustine, Florida. Because of COVID19 restrictions, there was a private burial with the Tacoma Dominican Community on August 19 and a Memorial Mass at St. Francis of Assisi, Burien on October 5, 2020.

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