Michael L. Grella

Michael L.  Grella 84 of South Yarmouth, MA died peacefully at his home Saturday October 23, 2021.


A retired educator and school administrator, throughout his career, Michael taught English and Latin.  He mentored countless faculty and staff as Head of School at educational institutions throughout the west, including Marin Country Day School, Saint Matthews Parish School, and Palm Valley School in California. He concluded his career at Thomas Academy in Seattle, WA. 


Deanne L. (Evans) Danner January 28, 1938 – June 29, 2021

Our Mother passed away peacefully in the early morning of Tuesday, June 29, 2021.

Dee was a beautiful and loyal friend to so many. She was so talented. 

Dee was born in Seattle, WA to E.W. George and Mary Ellen Evans. She was the oldest of two children.

She was raised in West Seattle, attended Van Asselt Elementary School, Holy Rosary Catholic School, and graduated from West Seattle High School in 1955.

Irene W. McCoy

It is with sadness that the family of Irene W. McCoy share news of Irene’s death on September 10, 2021, at the age of 94. As a long-time resident of Des Moines, WA and West Seattle, a teacher in the Seattle and Highline Public School Districts, and a faithful member of Tibbetts United Methodist Church, Irene was loved by all who knew her.


David Michael Daly-Ritchie

A potluck memorial has been arranged for David Ritchie. Friends, family, classmates and public are invited to attend an informal gathering at the gazebo in Marvista Park to share our memories of Dave. The Park is in Normandy Park located at the corner of 4th Ave. S.W. and S.W. 200th St. We will meet in the evening of Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. 


Marian Sarah Nelson

Marian Sarah Nelson passed away peacefully on June 29, 2021, at the age of 90.


Born on August 13, 1930, to Andrew and Amanda Melby in Ashby, Minnesota, Marian was the youngest of three – her brothers, Howard and Warren – having predeceased her. In 1949 she married Gerald R. “Jerry” Nelson and they moved to West Seattle in 1958, where they raised their family. They were married for 55 years until Jerry’s passing in 2004.   


Rose Marie Price

Rose Marie (Sissy) Price passed away peacefully on July 3, 2021, in Kirkland, WA at the age of 89.

She was born in Van Hook, North Dakota May 13, 1932 to Rose Ella Genevieve and Fred C. Ellis.  She graduated from Van Hook High School in 1950 and married James (Bobby) R. Price on October 8, 1951.

Sissy was small in stature but big in energy.  She was a wife, caregiver, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  

She and her family moved to Seattle in 1966 and started a career at The Boeing Company where she retired after 26 years.

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.  

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