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.  

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. 


Denman Smith

Denny Smith loved being around friends and family. Denman Smith went home to the Lord on February 18, 2021. Denny was born on June 24, 1931 to Otto and Frances Smith. He was the youngest of 5 children.

James F. Engelhardt

James F. Engelhardt, formerly of Burien, WA, passed away gently April 7, 2021, at age 71. His longtime companion, Marion, and brother, Bill, were bedside with Jim at West Hills Hospital in California when his nearly five-year battle with ALS came to a peaceful end. 


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