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 years. In 1943 the family moved back to Minnesota on a small farm near Long Prairie. There he attended a one-room country school for five years before entering Long Prairie High School, where he played football, basketball and baseball (although not very well, according to him). He was an honor stude
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, WA).
John L. Bailey, Jr. passed away peacefully on July 12, 2019, surrounded by family. He was born in Wheatland, Wyoming, graduating from Wheatland High School in 1937. He had a passion for aircraft and flying and went on to serve in the Army Air Force in WWII. He then returned to study mechanical engineering and graduate from the University of Wyoming. In 1950, he was hired by the Boeing Company to work on designing aircraft instrument panels, circuits, cargo loading systems, and many other projects over his career there.
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.
Mary was born to Jay Rolph and Mary Ann Wetzel on 9/4/1929 in Dallas, Oregon and passed away 7/13/19, just two months shy of her 90th birthday. She grew up in Vancouver, WA, graduated from Vancouver High School and then attended Whitworth College in Spokane where she graduated with a nursing degree in 1951.
After college she returned to Seattle to marry her college sweetheart, Larry, her beloved husband of 55 years. They married at West Side Presbyterian church and settled in a house in the North Admiral area where Mary lived for almost 60 years.
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. in Biology from Western Washington University in Bellingham, and her MBA from Eastern Washington University in Cheney/Spokane in 1990.
Mary Elaine Revolinski passed away on June 27, 2019 in Burien, Washington after a long and hard-fought battle with MS.
Mary was born on August 28, 1950, in Renton, WA. She graduated from Tyee High School and attended Everett community college where she played in their band.
Terrence James Heil passed away peacefully on June 27, 2019 at the age of 86. He was born June 17, 1933 to John and Anna (Shoener) Heil in Eagle Butte, SD. Terry was raised in Rapid City, SD where he worked at his father’s auto repair shop, Heil’s North Rapid Service, as well as for the Rapid City Journal. When he wasn’t working, he was busy fishing, hunting, or racing hydroplane boats.
James Joseph Granquist was born on August 1, 1945, as WWII was ending.
He was the 3rd of 6 children, born to Joe & Mildred Granquist. It was a fun-loving, rollicking bunch: Lee, Sally, Jim, Mary, Bob & Gary.
Jim was very athletic. He grew up mainly in West Seattle, where he would swim every day at Colman Pool & play tennis at Lincoln Park. He also loved baseball & football.
Terry Anderson passed away June 20, 2019, at her place of residence at Judson Park Senior Living in Des Moines, WA due to complications of Alzheimer’s. Terry was born June 8, 1932 in Seattle and resided in SeaTac, WA since 1964 until she moved to Judson Park in 2016. She attended Highline High School and went to Marylhurst College in Oregon for a short time.