Obituaries

Dominic Madura

Dominic Madura passed away in Seattle, on July 19, 2020, at the age of 27.  Dominic was born in Seattle, on July 23, 1992, to John and Jana Madura, joining his older sister Chelsea, at their home in West Seattle. 

Dominic attended Holy Rosary Grade School in West Seattle, and graduated in 2011, from Kennedy Catholic High School, in Burien.   

Joyce Jeanette Wiseman

Joyce Jeanette Wiseman was born in Madison, South Dakota on July 28, 1930, to parents Orville and Mary Johnson.  Joyce passed away peacefully on August 5, 2020 at Aegis Living in West Seattle.

 

Joyce graduated from Madison High School, where she met her sweetheart and future husband Austin (Cal) Wiseman. Cal and Joyce married May 23, 1950 in Madison, South Dakota. 

 

Marilynn Joyce Masion

 

Marilynn Joyce Masion, 86, of Seattle passed away on August 2, 2020. She lived for over 40 years in her family's homestead on Mirror Lake in Federal Way. Marilynn was a proud graduate of West Seattle High School Class of 1951, Rah! Rah!

Marilynn was married to Paul Masion for 22 years. She was a Senior Development Coordinator for Soos Creek Water and Sewer and retired after 28 years in December 1999.   

Ruth E. DeWitt

Ruth E. DeWitt, 88, a former West Virginian, passed away on August 7, 2020.  She moved to Burien in 1976.  She is survived by 4 children, Pamela L. Hagedorn of Kansas City, Mo, Stanley M. Davis of Morgantown, WV, Kevin T. Davis and David R. Davis of Seattle, WA.  Other survivors include 5 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, several nieces and nephews and her husband Earl T. DeWitt and his two children.

 

BARBARA ANN McGLOTHERN

Born January 26, 1933, in Michigan to David Hazlett and Dorothy (Ritchie) Hazlett. Passed peacefully July 20, 2020. Raised in Omak and graduated with the Omak High School Class of 1951. Attended Western Washington University where she met Richard McGlothern and wed in 1953. 

Preceded in death by her parents David and Dorothy Hazlett, and her brother David Hazlett. 

Dolores “Yvonne” (Willson) Miller Long

Yvonne Miller Long, Seattle, WA passed away peacefully in her sleep July 19, 2020 at the age of 84.  Words cannot express what she meant to her family and all who knew her.

Born December 13, 1935 to Harry and Geraldine Theresa (Huehn) Willson in Albany, CA.  Her Dad, whom she longed to see again, passed away April 1946 when she was 11 years old.  Her Mom, Gerry, married Robert William (Bob) Gribben in 1948.

Richard C. Alger

Richard C. Alger, known to most by “Rick,” passed away June 26, 2020 at the age of 76, with his family by his side.  He was a long-time resident of West Seattle, and was the son of Frank Alger, the original owner of Spud Fish and Chips. He and his wife Terrie continued running the business on Alki Beach. Rick most recently had been enjoying his retirement with his wife Terrie, and best friends in Belfair, Washington. Rick loved to go fishing on the river, crabbing, digging clams, playing in his boat, and having fish fry’s with all his neighbors and friends on the shores of Hood Canal.

Charles Francis Vercammen

Charles Francis Vercammen was born in Butte, Montana on April 10, 1934 to Minette and Leopold Vercammen, Sr.  His brother Lee preceded him in death. Chuck is survived by Sue, his wife of over 61 years, and three children, Miki, Mark, and Matthew Vercammen. He is also survived by his nephew Carlo Vercammen. Chuck served in the Army, served his family, his church and his God. He was always interested in sitting down and having a cup of coffee. He genuinely cared about people. Chuck died peacefully in his home, on Memorial Day, May 25, 2020.

Norene (Buchanan) Reich

Norene Reich passed away peacefully at the age of 95 on June 2, 2020 at her West Seattle home at The Kenney.  A devoted and loving daughter, aunt, mother, and grandmother, Norene was beloved by all who knew her. She was known for her sunny, positive outlook on life, her devotion to family and friends, and her terrific wit.  A child of the Great Depression, she saw life's challenges merely as obstacles to be overcome through one's positive attitude and sense of humor. Undeterred by the recent pandemic, she kept the family laughing and smiling during their weekly video calls. 

 

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