Dick and Doris Rogers


Richard Manlius Rogers was born October 30, 1924 in Toledo, Washington and died February 29, 2020.  Doris Louise Lake Rogers was born January 5, 1928 in Wenatchee, Washington and died August 23, 2018.


Dick and Doris met on a blind date, liked what they saw, and married August 25, 1946.  Together they raised 4 adoring children, Robert W., Bonnie L., Richard C., and James M.


They lived in West Seattle before settling in Burien in 1947 to start their business and raise their children.


Nezita Campbell

Nezita Elna (Smith) Campbell, a long-time resident of West Seattle, passed away on January 4, 2020 in Renton, WA at age 96.  Nezita (Zee) was a beloved mother, grandmother, cousin and friend to many.  She was preceded in death by her husband Wilfred T. Campbell (Woody), parents Charles and Irene Smith, and son Clifford E. Campbell.  She is survived by her son William R. Campbell of Renton, daughter Pamela R. Rich of Madison, WI, and 3 grandchildren.


Douglas James Sykes

Douglas James Sykes passed away on Monday, November 25, 2019. He was a lifelong resident of West Seattle and at the age of 58 left us much too soon due to undiagnosed High Blood Pressure. He was preceded in death by his Father, Claude A. Sykes and his Mother Sarah J. Sykes (nee McGillivray). He is survived by his sisters Claudia Irvine and Diana Parmele and his brother Joel Sykes. Along with them, he will be fondly remembered by cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.

Steven Thor WIlson

Steven Thor Wilson passed away in his home on December 27, 2019, at the age of 72. Born on February 8, 1947 in Massachusetts, Steve was the son of Robert and Priscilla Wilson, and the youngest of five.

Steve's family settled in Seattle where he graduated Lake Sammamish High School. He grew roots in South Seattle, owning gas stations and ultimately a recreational vehicle business in Burien. At the age of 70, Steve retired and spent his final years enjoying life with his wife, Elvira. 

James (Jim) Steven Cloutier

Born in Burien, WA on October 9, 1963. Jim passed away peacefully on October 19, 2019 in Anchorage, AK. He graduated from Highline High School (Burien) in 1982. Immediately upon graduation, he moved to Bethel, Alaska. Jim fell in love with Alaska where he lived his entire adult life.

Jim was a talented handyman; he could fix most anything. He loved his family, cars, sports and the great outdoors. Jim will be deeply missed by his family and all who knew him.

Shirley Rae Woods

On Dec 23, 2019 Shirley Rae Woods finally succumbed to her long battle with vascular dementia, mental illness, heart disease, a concussion, strokes, a night of seizures, two stressful marriages, a difficult and risky delivery, paying the bills and living with a family of people who dreamed of escaping from each other. Shirley is survived by her son John Parker Woods of West Seattle.  She will be missed.

Greta P. Spinning

Greta P Spinning, 102 and 3/4 years old and 61-year resident of West Seattle, baker of cookies, and hostess extraordinaire died on November 1, 2019. Greta was born and raised in small towns on the prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada and moved to Regina in her teens where she attended business school and learned to operate the comptometer (a predecessor of a calculator), something she loved. She held a variety of office jobs working with numbers.

Josephine Gottbehuet

Josephine Gottbehuet passed away on December 11, 2019.  The funeral service will be held at Evergreen Washelli, 11111 Aurora Avenue N., Seattle, WA on December 28, 2019 at 12:00 pm.  


Josephine was a beloved mother and wife to Edward Gottbehuet who preceded her in death.  She raised two children, Jody and Mark Gottbehuet, who she loved very much.  Josephine also worked for Sears for 17 years and was a homemaker to her loving husband and family.  


Josephine lived a very long and happy life.  She was born in 1924 and was 95 years old at her passing.  

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