obituary Section

Prolific Des Moines resident Nancy Warren passes away suddenly

Prolific Des Moines resident Nancy Warren passes away suddenly

From our sister site The Waterland Blog: Photo of a thoughtful Nancy Warren moderating one of our Candidate Forums by Micael Brunkf Nancy Warren, a teacher at Highline College, Des Moines resident, musician... [Read more]

OBITUARY: Shirley Kathleen Kirk, of Kirk’s Feed Store in Olde Burien

OBITUARY: Shirley Kathleen Kirk, of Kirk’s Feed Store in Olde Burien

Shirley Kathleen Kirk, born November 11th, 1919 to Albert and Eva Taylor, passed away peacefully at home on October 27th, 2014. Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Sylvan F. Kirk. She is survived... [Read more]

OBITUARY: Longtime business owner & resident Donald William Jensen, 90

OBITUARY: Longtime business owner & resident Donald William Jensen, 90

Longtime Burien business owner and resident, Donald William Jensen, 90, passed away at home on September 11, 2014 with his family by his side. Don was born in Cabo, Montana to Godthard and Myrtle Jensen... [Read more]

OBITUARY: Lewis Kenneth Morse, 91

OBITUARY: Lewis Kenneth Morse, 91

Lewis Kenneth Morse, 91, passed away peacefully on May 23, 2014 at Highline Medical Center. Ken was born on November 24, 1922 in Chillicothe, Ohio and moved to Burien, WA in 1962 where he and his wife,... [Read more]

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]

Longtime Burien resident Carol Selander has passed away

Longtime Burien resident Carol Selander has passed away

From an email received Thursday, June 26 from Steve Browning: As her next door neighbor, I wanted to let your readers know that longtime Burien resident, Carol Selander, passed away quietly earlier today... [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]

OBITUARY: Milo Locklear, 31; Candlelight Vigil will be Tuesday night

OBITUARY: Milo Locklear, 31; Candlelight Vigil will be Tuesday night

Some sad news from local musician Sandra Locklear – her son Milo Klym Forman Locklear, 31, has passed away. Milo attended Highline High School and graduated from Mt. Rainier High School in 2000 with... [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]

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…

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]

OBITUARY: Bonita Teuber, Original March Of Dimes Baby, Passes in Burien

OBITUARY: Bonita Teuber, Original March Of Dimes Baby, Passes in Burien

Burien Nursing & Rehabilitation (an Advertiser here on The B-Town Blog) reports the passing of a wonderful lady with a unique place in twentieth century American history. Bonita Teuber, 72, the original... [Read more]

OBITUARY: Beverly Cameron, Artist At Moshier Community Art Center

OBITUARY: Beverly Cameron, Artist At Moshier Community Art Center

From our friends at Burien’s Moshier Community Art Center comes this sad news: For the past six years, Artist Beverly Cameron has been a student in the art program (Art Escape) for artists with... [Read more]

OBITUARY: Dr. Wilbur Chinn, DO, MD, Longtime Local Doctor

OBITUARY: Dr. Wilbur Chinn, DO, MD, Longtime Local Doctor

Dr. Wilbur Chinn, DO, MD, 1924 – 2011 Wilbur Chinn was born March 22, 1924 in Portland, OR and died on Nov. 22, 2011 at his home in Seattle, surrounded by his family. He attended Broadway High School... [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]

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]

Longtime Burien Doctor John Kennelly Passes Away, Memorial Is Sunday

Longtime Burien Doctor John Kennelly Passes Away, Memorial Is Sunday

Longtime Burien resident John McRae Kennelly, Jr., M.D., passed away at the age of 86 on Aug. 29th, and a memorial for him will be held at 2pm this Sunday, Sept. 12th at the Rainier Golf and Country Club,... [Read more]

Longtime Highline Teacher & Swim Coach Robin Hoof Passes Away; Memorial Will Be Sunday, Nov. 8th

Longtime Highline Teacher & Swim Coach Robin Hoof Passes Away; Memorial Will Be Sunday, Nov. 8th

Robin Hoof, longtime swim coach and teacher for the Highline School District, lost her battle against cancer and passed away on Oct. 22nd. A Memorial Service is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 8th at 1pm at... [Read more]

Dick Dahlgard Memorial Service Set For Nov. 15th

Dick Dahlgard Memorial Service Set For Nov. 15th

Richard “Dick” Dennis Dahlgard passed away Wednesday, November 5th, 2008 in his home in Burien, WA. He was 73. Dick was born in Pierre, SD, the first son of Dennis and Hazel, the oldest of... [Read more]

EB Foote’s Rich Higginbotham Passes Away; Memorial 9/21

EB Foote’s Rich Higginbotham Passes Away; Memorial 9/21

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of one of our Advertisers – Rich Higginbotham of E.B. Foote Winery passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Sept. 15th from complications of Alzheimer’s... [Read more]