Obituaries

Jeffrey Kenneth Ruud May 3, 1960 - May 17, 2020

Jeff passed away peacefully from complications due to Covid-19. 

Graduating from West Seattle High School in 1978, Jeff loved hockey and tennis, playing both at a high level through high school. He so enjoyed being with family and friends along with watching movies, hockey and tennis. He and his family had struggled with his schizophrenia for 42 years. Throughout, Jeff never lost his sense of humor and easily made friends wherever he lived.

 

Lowell (“Butch”) Albert Mullins

Butch passed away on May 12, 2020. He was born in Detroit, MI to James and Anne Mullins.  He is survived by his loving partner Barb, his mother, and by three younger brothers: James, Floyd, and John, and four sisters: Barbara, Nora, Frances, and Evelyn.  He graduated from Evergreen High School in 1973. He served six years in the Army. 

 

He loved his metal fabricating job at Capital Industries. His life's passion was fishing and the outdoors. He loved telling stories. Butch loved to tinker and fix all sorts of things, including making tons of fishing flies.  

 

Elva May Kuch

Elva May Kuch passed away on April 27, 2020 at 7:30am.

She was born in Bremerton, WA on October 27, 1930 to Albert Luxton and Lola Murphy Luxton.  She lived in various towns growing up…. Bremerton, Tahuah, Astoria…  but mostly on the west side of Puget Sound.  Her mother died early in her life, and she was adopted by her stepmom Alice Castle Luxton. She had two sisters, Myrna LaFazia and Grace Ashe.  

Melba Yvette McKee

Yvette McKee of West Seattle, Washington, was lost to pancreatic cancer at age 72 on April 25, 2020. She was a strong and determined woman, never willing to give up the fight. She touched our lives as a mother, sister, wife, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. Yvette left this world in the comfort of her home and in the company of family, knowing that she was loved. 

 

Carroll E. Heffron, Jr. “Mic” 9/29/1937 – 4/20/2020

Born in Yakima, WA to Carroll E. Heffron, Sr. MD and Anne Catherine Mooney Heffron. Mic attended St. Paul’s Catholic Grade School and Marquette High School in Yakima. After graduating from Central Washington College, he worked as a case worker for the Washington State Welfare Office in Yakima and later as a Juvenile Detention Probation Officer at the Child Welfare Office. In 1968, he moved the family to Seattle where his career in Healthcare began as the Assistant Administrator of Mount Saint Vincent Senior Care Center.

Hurley Gilbert Ring

Hurley Gilbert Ring was born on September 2, 1925 and passed peacefully at home in Normandy Park, WA on April 2, 2020, at age 94.  He lived a long and fulfilling life and is remembered by many for the 36 years he ran his store in White Center, The Party House.  He was preceded in death by his wife Darline and eldest son Russ (Juli).  He is survived by sons Doug (Corinne), Greg (Kim), and Mike (Cindy), and granddaughters Stephanie, Jasmin, Rachel and Kiana.  A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.  Remembrances can be made to Kaiser Permanente Home Health and Hospice.

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