Obituaries

Aubrey Lee Waters

Aubrey Lee Waters, father of islander Hazel Thies, died Dec. 26, 2002, at Webster Health Services in Eupora, Miss. Mr. Waters was 93 years old.He… Continue reading

  • Dec 26, 2002

Louella Schweitzer

Louella Schweitzer died Dec. 10, 2002, at Providence Mount St. Vincent in West Seattle. She was 91.She was born Aug. 18, 1911, in Los Angeles,… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2002

Gary G. Hadenfeldt

Gary G. Hadenfeldt died Dec. 7, 2002, at Kindred Hospital in Seattle. He was 58 years old.Mr. Hadenfeldt was born Sept. 2, 1944, to Ervin… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2002

Bertha Sorenson Johansen

Bertha Sorensen Johansen, formerly of Vashon Island, died Dec. 3, 2002. She was 89 years old.She was born July 3, 1913, in Astoria, Ore.She lived… Continue reading

  • Dec 3, 2002

Patricia Carlough Rumburg

Patricia Carlough-Rumburg died in her sleep Dec. 1, 2002, on Vashon Island. She was 47 years old.She was born Jan. 13, 1955, in Seaside, Ore.She… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2002

Rustin Aston

Rustin Aston, co-owner of Blooms, died Nov. 30, 2002, from complications of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. He was 46 years old.Mr. Aston was born May… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2002

Gordon Allen “Gordy” Geary

Gordon Allen ‘Gordy’ Geary died Nov. 29, 2002, at his sister’s home in Eureka, Calif. He was 55 years old.Mr. Geary was born June 15,… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2002

Rod Thomas

Rod Thomas, of Vashon, died Nov. 14, 2002, in Seattle. He was 77 years old.He was born July 12, 1925, in Bunbury, W. Australia.Memorial services… Continue reading

  • Nov 26, 2002

Vanessa Rose Smith

Vanessa Rose Smith, beloved daughter of Jeremy and Marla Smith, departed this world on Nov. 23, 2002, at Swedish Medical Center following complications from heart… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2002

Jane Michael

Jane Michael, long-time volunteer at Granny’s Attic, died Nov. 20, 2002, of heart failure at Providence Hospital in Seattle. She was 86 years old.She died… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2002

Christine Cheney Otis

Christine Cheney Otis of Vashon Island died Nov. 6, 2002, of cancer. She was 93 years old.She was born July 18, 1909, in Birmingham, Ala..Always… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2002

Charlotte Sherman

Charlotte Sherman died Oct. 26, 2002, 21 years to the day after the death of her husband, Donald W. Sherman. She was 74 years old.She… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2002

Robert Ewing Anderson

Robert Ewing Anderson, a resident of Vashon for 40 years, died Oct. 26, 2002. He was 81 years old.Mr. Anderson had worked for Boeing for… Continue reading

  • Oct 26, 2002

Douglas H. Palmer

Douglas H. Palmer, an island resident for 36 years, died on Oct. 20, 2002, at the age of 70.He was born Jan. 16, 1932, in… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2002

Dee Cummings

Dee Cummings died on Saturday, Oct. 19, of complications from acute leukemia. She was known to all on the island as the manager of the… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2002

Edward Lynne Chandler

Edward Lynne Chandler, an islander since 1945 when he and his wife Gloria moved to the island, died suddenly the morning of Oct. 2, 2002.… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2002

Eldrid Turmo Roberts

Eldrid Turmo Roberts, an island resident for more than two years, died Sept. 23, 2002, in Seattle. She was 83 years old.She was born in… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2002

Kelly Wheat

Kelly G. Wheat died in his sleep Sept. 25, 2002, at his home of 50 years on Vashon Island.He was born July 20, 1916, to… Continue reading

  • Sep 25, 2002

Philip Stanley Quall

Philip Stanley Quall died on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2002, in Seattle.Mr. Quall was born on Oct. 5, 1928, to Arnt and Clara Quall in Mount… Continue reading

  • Sep 24, 2002

Joshua John

Joshua John, a Vashon Islander for 18 years, died Sept. 20, 2001, in Punta Banta, Mexico. He was 56 years old.Mr. John was born April… Continue reading

  • Sep 20, 2002