Burrita Gongwer Perry

On Thursday, September 26, 2019, Burrita Gongwer Perry, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully at home from complications of Alzheimer’s, with her beloved husband, Dr. Robert L. Perry, at her side.


Jack Bernet Coffin

Jack Bernet Coffin, age 79 of Seattle, Washington passed away September 20, 2019 in his forever home, which his wife Merri lovingly designed. Jack was born on September 14, 1940 in Leavenworth, Washington to Eugene “Shag” Coffin and Margaret Coffin. 


Edward Wesley Smith


Ed was born September 25, 1937, in Bellingham, WA to Edward Horace Smith and Myrtle Orpha Smith. He died August 14, 2019 at Highline Hospital.


John Gabler

John (Jack) Gabler passed away July 30, 2019.  Born February 6, 1935 on a farm near Eagle Bend, Minnesota, he was the third son of Louis and Louise Gabler   When he was two years old, his family moved to Chicago.  He began his education in Oak Lawn, Illinois, attending school there for three year

Doris Richards Cole

Doris Richards Cole (née Christensen), a woman entrepreneur ahead of her time and whose history in West Seattle included time with the West Seattle Herald as well as decades of service to the community, passed away the morning of Saturday, August 10, 2019 at age 89 (born December 1929 in Seattle,

Jeffery Paul Otto 1955–2019

AUGUSTA – Jeffery Paul Otto, 64, passed away unexpectedly Monday, July 29, 2019, at his home.  He was born January 8, 1955, on Whidbey Island Naval Base, in Washington State, the son of Paul and Donna (Clark) Otto.


Catherine R. Mesich

Catherine R. Mesich born on May 1, 1952, in Seattle, WA, passed unexpectedly at her home in Vancouver, WA on June 11, 2019. Catherine “Katie” graduated from Holy Rosary High School. She received her B.A.

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