memorial Section

Local Celebration of Life for Walt Gary is scheduled for August 2

Local Celebration of Life for Walt Gary is scheduled for August 2

Walt Gary and wife Lesley Edwards at their 2009 wedding. A local memorial service will be held on Aug. 2 for Walt Gary, who grew up in Burien, but spent his professional career in the Midwest and on the... [Read more]

‘Celebration of Life’  for 18-year old Joey Minar will be held this Friday

‘Celebration of Life’ for 18-year old Joey Minar will be held this Friday

A “Celebration of Life” for Joseph “Joey” Daniel Minar (pictured above, right) – who passed away suddenly March 29 at the age of 18 – will be held this Friday, April 4, starting at... [Read more]

OBITUARY: Maria F. Medina, 91

OBITUARY: Maria F. Medina, 91

Surrounded by loved ones, Maria F. Medina, 91, passed away peacefully at her home in Burien, WA on Sunday, March 30, 2014; one day before the 15th anniversary of the death of her husband Filiberto Medina,... [Read more]

OBITUARY: Patricia Elizabeth Perell-Ellis-Hiles; memorial will be Saturday

OBITUARY: Patricia Elizabeth Perell-Ellis-Hiles; memorial will be Saturday

Patricia Elizabeth Perell-Ellis-HilesMay 31, 1930 – December 17, 2013 Patricia Elizabeth Perell-Ellis-Hiles passed away peacefully while holding hands with her loving daughter Linda Colleen Ellis-Puckett... [Read more]

Memorial Celebration for Milo Locklear will be Sunday at Southgate Masonic Hall

Memorial Celebration for Milo Locklear will be Sunday at Southgate Masonic Hall

A potluck Memorial Celebration for Milo Locklear will be held this Sunday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. at the Southgate Masonic Hall in Burien. Milo, who passed away recently, attended Highline High School and... [Read more]

OBITUARY: Jesse Lee (Horn) St George (1926 – 2013)

OBITUARY: Jesse Lee (Horn) St George (1926 – 2013)

Jessie Lee Horn was born on April 4, 1926 to Frank and Effie Horn of Moorcroft, Wyoming. When she was very young, the family moved to Yakima, WA, where she grew up on S. 5th Avenue and graduated from... [Read more]

OBITUARY: Duane Quande, owner of Burien City Garage, has passed away

OBITUARY: Duane Quande, owner of Burien City Garage, has passed away

Duane Quande, 70, longtime owner of Burien City Garage, passed away peacefully with his family by his side at his Burien home on Aug. 17, after a courageous battle with TTR amyloidosis. Duane, born May... [Read more]

OBITUARY: A. Noel Nelson, 82, former Highline School District Principal

OBITUARY: A. Noel Nelson, 82, former Highline School District Principal

A. Noel Nelson passed away peacefully May 28, 2013 in Burien at the age of 82. A lifelong Seattleite, Noel was the fifth and youngest child of Oscar and Violet Nelson. He was born in Seattle on Christmas... [Read more]

OBITUARY: Memorial for Richard ‘Rich’ Robles will be Monday, May 13

OBITUARY: Memorial for Richard ‘Rich’ Robles will be Monday, May 13

Richard Robles – “Rich” – born in San Diego September 14, 1967, passed away unexpectedly of heart failure May 3, 2013. He graduated from Newport High School and attended the University of Washington.... [Read more]

Memorial for Ryan Lien-Shepard will be Saturday, April 6 at White Center Eagles

Memorial for Ryan Lien-Shepard will be Saturday, April 6 at White Center Eagles

A memorial is planned on Saturday, April 6 from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. at the White Center Eagles (10452 15th Ave SW) for Ryan Lien-Shepard (pictured above), who passed away at the young age of 35 on Monday,... [Read more]

Memorial for Ann Cotter of Burien/ Normandy Park will be Wednesday

Memorial for Ann Cotter of Burien/ Normandy Park will be Wednesday

Ann Cotter of Burien/Normandy Park passed away on February 12, 2013. According to the Highline Public Schools website: Certificated substitute Ann Cotter passed away suddenly on February 19. Ann was hired... [Read more]

Hi-Line Tin Shop Owner Ernie Eder Passes Away; Tin Room Memorial Jan. 26

Hi-Line Tin Shop Owner Ernie Eder Passes Away; Tin Room Memorial Jan. 26

Ernie Eder, former owner of Olde Burien’s historic Hi-Line Tin Shop – now the Tin Room Bar & Theater – passed away on Saturday, Jan. 5. Ernie, who retired several years ago, apparently passed peacefully of natural causes in his mid-80s…

LETTER: To the Friends and Family of Margaret E. Ryan

LETTER: To the Friends and Family of Margaret E. Ryan

My sincere condolences. You have lost a mother, grandmother, wife, sister, aunt and dear friend. There are no words to speak that can heal the grief. Time is what is given. Losing someone is never easy.... [Read more]

Volunteers Needed for Margaret Ryan Memorial Site Work Party this Saturday

Volunteers Needed for Margaret Ryan Memorial Site Work Party this Saturday

Volunteers are needed to help prepare a site for a memorial to late White Center Writer/Activist Margaret Ryan this Saturday, Nov. 24, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (read more about Margaret’s tragic passing... [Read more]

Effort to Honor Writer Margaret Ryan Kicks Off Monday Night in White Center

Effort to Honor Writer Margaret Ryan Kicks Off Monday Night in White Center

As many of our Readers know, one of our Writers/Sales Reps was brutally murdered on Tuesday (Nov. 13; read our tribute to her here), and efforts to create a memorial for her are already beginning –... [Read more]

B-TOWN HAPS: Holiday Bazaars, Fundraisers, Open House & Much More!

B-TOWN HAPS: Holiday Bazaars, Fundraisers, Open House & Much More!

Along with the returns of heavy rains, holiday bazaars are kicking into high gear, along with fundraisers, an open house, the annual ’20/20′ Burien Arts Sale, and sadly, a kick-off meeting... [Read more]

MEMORIAL: In Memory of Irma Bunch, a Neighborhood Icon for Burien

MEMORIAL: In Memory of Irma Bunch, a Neighborhood Icon for Burien

by Shawn Underwood Irma Bunch was kind of like the “welcome lady” for those of us who lived near Three Tree Point and Gregory Heights. When we had our first child, we asked a neighbor friend if she... [Read more]

A TRIBUTE: Rest In Peace, Julius Pierpont (J.P.) Patches

A TRIBUTE: Rest In Peace, Julius Pierpont (J.P.) Patches

The 2nd funniest man in my life. by Scott Schaefer It is with a heavy heart that I write this post. Sadly, one of my heroes – J.P. Patches (aka Chris Wedes) – passed away Sunday morning (July 22)... [Read more]

Youth Baseball Coach Passes Suddenly on Field; Memorial Tonight at The Cove

Youth Baseball Coach Passes Suddenly on Field; Memorial Tonight at The Cove

Well-known local youth baseball coach Ian Holding, 34, passed away on White Center’s Denny Field suddenly last Thursday (June 1), surrounded by family, friends and baseball players. A memorial will... [Read more]

Exchange Club Of Highline Dedicates Freedom Shrine At Community Center

Exchange Club Of Highline Dedicates Freedom Shrine At Community Center

Story by Ralph Nichols Photos by Bryan Charles A Freedom Shrine in Burien’s Community Center – a collection of 29 significant documents in American history presented by the Exchange Club of Highline... [Read more]

OBITUARY: Patricia Ann Tooke (nee Mola), Longtime Area Resident

OBITUARY: Patricia Ann Tooke (nee Mola), Longtime Area Resident

Patricia (Pat) Ann (Mola) TOOKE (65) Beloved mother and grandmother left this earth on September 24, 2011. She was born in Renton, WA on September 13, 1946.  Grew up in Normandy Park and graduated from... [Read more]

VIDEO: Piece Of World Trade Center Arrives At South King Fire & Rescue

VIDEO: Piece Of World Trade Center Arrives At South King Fire & Rescue

On Tuesday (Aug. 30), South King Fire & Rescue Lieutenant Scott Mahlen and Firefighter Sven Schievink brought a piece of the World Trade Center, destroyed nearly 10 years ago on 9/11, to Station 64... [Read more]

Memorial Fund Set Up For Burien Baby Killed By Drunk Driver Sunday Night

Memorial Fund Set Up For Burien Baby Killed By Drunk Driver Sunday Night

A memorial fund has been set up to help cover funeral costs for Gabriel Arthur Pena, the 3-month old baby boy from Burien who was killed by a drunk driver on I-5 Sunday night (Aug. 21) near Vancouver,... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Scenes From Dedication Ceremony At Steve Cox Memorial Park

PHOTOS: Scenes From Dedication Ceremony At Steve Cox Memorial Park

The memorial dedication for King County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Cox, killed in the line of duty on December 2, 2006, was held Sunday afternoon (May 15) at Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center.... [Read more]

Burien Tow Truck Driver Killed Last September Honored In Ceremony

Burien Tow Truck Driver Killed Last September Honored In Ceremony

Burien Tow Truck Driver William “Tony” Padilla, who was struck and killed by an impaired motorist while hooking a vehicle up to his tow truck last September, was recently honored by the Washington... [Read more]

SW Sewer District Commissioner Tony Genzale, Of Burien, Dies of Cancer

SW Sewer District Commissioner Tony Genzale, Of Burien, Dies of Cancer

Southwest Suburban Sewer District Commissioner and longtime Burien resident Tony Genzale, a well-known owner of produce markets in the Highline area, died early Saturday morning (Dec. 4) after a battle... [Read more]

Memories Of Carly Henley: “Love Wins”; Plus, Local Memorial Saturday Night

Memories Of Carly Henley: “Love Wins”; Plus, Local Memorial Saturday Night

[EDITOR'S NOTE: On Wednesday, Oct. 6th, 2008 Highline High grad, aspiring musician and UW student Carly Henley was found dead behind a frat house in the U-District, the victim of suicide (read our original... [Read more]

SOUND SLIDESHOW: A Tribute To Carly Henley

SOUND SLIDESHOW: A Tribute To Carly Henley

Last week, 2008 Highline High School graduate and University of Washington student Carly Henley, 20, was found dead at a fraternity house, the victim of suicide. On Friday night (Oct. 8th), hundreds –... [Read more]