Born: April 2, 1926
Died: January 29, 2013
Long-time UCUCC member Irene Dick died on Tuesday, January 29 at the age of 86. Irene has been a member of this church for the past 40
years with her husband Gordon, who has been a member here since 1933.
A service in memory of Irene’s life will be held at University Congregational United Church of Christ, Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 1 p.m.
Marjorie Lois Graham
Born: January 18, 1924
Died: July 27, 2012
We give thanks for the life of Marjorie Lois Graham, who died Friday, July 27 at age 88.
There was a memorial service at University Congregational United Church of Christ, Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 2 p.m.
Marjorie joined our church seven years ago. Her family includes her daughters Carolyn and Dianne, and grandson Steve Knapp who are
all members of our church. She is also survived by her sons Steve Graham and Phil Graham, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren,
plus many other family members and friends.
Born: May 29, 1927
Died: June 14, 2012
Rosemary Bezzo, long-time member of University Congregational UCC, passed away on June 14th. Rosemary joined the church
in 1950 with her husband Bob. Their three daughters grew up in this church, and Rosemary served as a teacher in church school
and Character School throughout her children’s growing years. More recently she has been an active member of the church choir,
and attended here regularly until shortly before her death at age 85. Rosemary is survived by her husband Bob, her three daughters
Barbara, Anna and Patty, and their spouses and children. A memorial service for Rosemary will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2012
at 10:00 a.m. at King’s Chapel, The Courtyard at Cristwood, 19327 King’s Garden Drive North, Shoreline.
Born: January 18, 1928
Died: June 10, 2012
Jack died on Sunday night, June 10. Jack was 84. He and Evelyn have been members of UCUCC since 1963. A memorial service
in celebration of Jack’s life will be held on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at University Congregational
United Church of Christ. His family remembers Jack’s generous spirit and a life lived with grace and giving. Jack was a member
of the University Congregational Housing Association, a Sunday morning greeter with Evelyn, and assisted in counting the morning
offering and supporting our church bookkeepers. Jack died at home surrounded by his friends and family, including Evelyn, their
daughter Andrea, their son Paul and his wife Noy, their children Saetia and Ashlyn and the comfort of Andrea’s little dog named
Tucker. Memorial gifts can be made to the University Congregational Housing Association and to Pea Patch Seattle.
Born: February 24, 1932
Died: April 22, 2012
Ruth Schilperoort passed away April 22, 2012 in Redmond at the age of 80. She had been a member of UCUCC since 1974. Ruth
Lucille Bicknell was born in British Columbia, Canada on February 24, 1932 to William and Caroline Bicknell. In 1952 she
married William Schilperoort. In addition to her husband William, Ruth is survived by sons Kim (Veronika), Todd (Nita), and
Van (Tracy); grandchildren Liesel, Lauren, Blythe, and Alexander, 3 granddogs in heaven, and leaves many relatives and friends.
She also leaves brothers Al (Marian) and Harry (Betty) of British Columbia. Ruth loved them all deeply and thanks them for their
love and care for her. A memorial service honoring Ruth was held on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at UCUCC.
Born: December 6, 1926
Died: March 24, 2012
Russell Pearson passed away on Saturday, March 24, 2012, of complications from a broken hip. Russ and his wife Lois Ann
have been active members of University Congregational United Church of Christ for over forty years. Russ served on a wide
variety of boards and in many leadership positions. He was in worship every week, and he deeply appreciated our music, the
church’s openness, and the community he and Lois Ann experienced here. Highlights for him included the Christmas Eve
candlelight service and, of course, Seabeck. Russ is survived by Lois Ann and children, Matthew Pearson (with his wife, Julie)
and Sarah Jackson, (with her husband, Leif), and five grandchildren. Gifts in memory of Russ may be made to the church. A
memorial service in celebration of Russ’s life will be held here in the sanctuary on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 1 p.m.
Born: December 1922
Died: March 18, 2012
Christine Sawyer was born in Scotland in December 1922; her family moved to Port Angeles when she was about 8 years
old. When Christine’s husband, Robert, died in 1970 she began a career, first working at the mayor’s office a few years,
and then with City Light until retirement. She had been a member of UCUCC since 1979. She enjoyed her recent years living
at the Hearthstone. Christine was an out-going, friendly person who made many friends. She was active in a theology book
group for many years. A memorial service will be held at the Hearthstone, in the chapel, Saturday, April 14, 2012
at 2 p.m. She is survived by her three sons, Gordon, Alan, and Paul. (The Hearthstone, 6720 E. Green Lake Way N.,
Seattle, WA 98103, (877) 529-4957)
Born: February 22, 1921
Died: March 6, 2012
Marty Rutan was a devoted Christian and the wife of Rev. Bert Rutan who was on the staff at University Congregational
Church from 1979 to 1989. Marty was an accomplished musician, a poet and a journalist and photographer, recognized
professionally for her ability as a journalist. Marty was married to her husband, Bert, for 66 years. Together they
raised two daughters, Leslie Logan of Portland and Marcia Rutan of Seattle.
Her memorial will be a small private family service, however if you wish to honor Marty, she would be pleased by your
donation to Smile Train, www.smiletrain.org.
Janis "Jan" Jacobson
Born: May 4, 1930
Died: February 17, 2012
Jan Jacobson died on Friday, February 17. Jan and her husband Norm joined UCUCC in 1966. She was a member of the search
committee that called Peter Ilgenfritz, Dave Shull and Don Mackenzie to be pastors of our church. Jan will be remembered
for her deep sense of faith, spirituality, grace and beauty with which she deeply gifted those in her life. Her family
members include her husband Norm and their three children Greg, Jana and Jon and their families.
A memorial service for Jan will be held at UCUCC on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
Eunice Calpin Roselle
Died: January 28, 2012
Eunice Calpin Roselle died peacefully at Evergreen Hospice in Kirkland, Washington on Saturday, January 28, 2012. Eunice,
of Seattle, Washington and Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. She grew up in
Melrose, Massachusetts, graduated from Wellesley College in 1946 and moved with her husband and oldest daughter to
Seattle in 1950. Eunice was co-founder/co-director of The Children’s School, an active member of the University
Congregational United Church of Christ (UCC) since 1963 and the community in general, serving as a volunteer on many
boards. Throughout her life she loved children, education, peace, music and gardening.
A memorial service for Eunice will be held on Friday, February 3, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel at University
Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 - 16th. Ave NE, Seattle. Memorial gifts may be made to the Children’s School, UCC
Child Care and Learning Center, and Turning Point Preschool.
Elizabeth Wilson Jones Woodford
Born: October 21, 1910
Died: January 8, 2012
Elizabeth passed away peacefully at the age of 101 at Ida Culver House Broadview, where she had lived since
2004. She was a member of University Congregational United Church of Christ since 1982. Elizabeth leaves behind
two children, four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a large extended family. A celebration of her
life will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at Ida Culver House Broadview, 12505
Greenwood Avenue North.
James (Jim) Tupper
Born: April 20, 1928
Died: December 27, 2011
We are saddened to announce the death of James (Jim) Tupper on Tuesday, December 27, 2011. Jim and his
wife, Sylvia were long time members of University Congregational. Among the many lasting gifts of Jim's
presence in our congregation are our communion tables in both the Sanctuary and the Chapel. Sylvia continues
to live in their Laurelhurst home and welcomes your visits. A memorial for Jim is planned for January 7, 2012
at 1 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
David D. Rose
Born: March 31, 1916
Died: September 23, 2011
On September 23, after a short illness, our beloved father and husband, Rev. David Drew Rose, passed
away at home in Seattle, with his wife of 67 years, Margaret Ostrander Rose, and their children at his
Dave was born in 1916, in Bridgeport, CT, the son of Mary Bird Rose and William Wallace Rose.
He graduated from Tufts University and Andover Newton Seminary, and attended Tufts yearly alumnae reunions
as recently as May, 2011. With Margaret, he served as a Congregational (UCC) minister in Orono, Maine; Seattle
(Alki), Washington; Rock Springs, Wyoming; Salem, Oregon; and Cummington, Massachusetts. He later worked as a
religious news editor with the Massachusetts Council of Churches.
Dave’s love of France, and the couple’s sense of adventure inspired a sabbatical year (1962-63) with the family
in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, France. His particular love of medieval French language and history inspired solo
pilgrimages to France until age 93. He had a great love of books, reading Rabelais, Cervantes, and Mark Twain
(among many others) with devotion.
Dave was an indefatigable conversationalist and networker. As a long-time member of University Congregational
Church in Seattle, he was known and loved for his welcoming smile and warm handshake, greeting generations of
members and visitors with interest and imagination. He practiced kindness, charity and good humour every day of
his life, with unaffected caring for people of all sorts and conditions.
As a liberal Christian, Dave Rose actively “hungered and thirsted after righteousness.” His ministry and parenting
through decades of war, division, social upheaval and transformation, up to the very last days of his life, held
passionate concern for social justice. He lived with faith in Jesus not as a personal saviour but as a revolutionary
figure calling on Christians in a broken world to love one another and all creation radically and wholly.
His final weeks of life were spent in a loving circle of care by his family, community, and hospice team. He is survived
by his wife Margaret, his children Deborah, Mary, Betsy and Will and their families, including grandchildren Blunt and
Chantal Jackson, Margaret Irribarra, and Matthew Rose-Stark, and by beloved nieces and nephews Holly, Carol and Joe. A
younger daughter, Martha, passed away in 1984.
A memorial service will be held at the University Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 16th Ave. N.E. in Seattle,
on Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 3 p.m.
Born: September 10, 1915
Died: September 14, 2011
Frank’s battle with bladder cancer came to an end with his family at his side just days after his
96th birthday. Frank spent his last days at home in Sequim, WA with a view of his beloved Olympic
mountains and one of many bird feeders he loved to watch and keep well-stocked.
Frank was a member of University Congregational United Church of Christ since 1976. He is survived
by his wife of 56 years, Dorothy, son Ted and his wife Faith, and daughter Mary Sue and her husband
Ed Bowlby, sister Carmen (Louis) Chagnon, brother Alfred (Carol), sister-in-law Florence and numerous
nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews.
Remembrances can be made to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, the Humane Society, the Salvation
Army, or to your favorite charity. A celebration of Frank’s life will be held in Seattle on April 15,
2012 at the Botanic Gardens, Center for Urban Horticulture, and in Sequim, WA on April 21, 2012
at The Cutting Garden.
Born: May 10, 1933
Died: September 4, 2011
Dick Peterson died on Saturday afternoon, September 4, 2011. Dick had been living with lung cancer
and although on hospice care, was fully engaged in life including attending church just last Sunday.
In the last couple of days before September 4, he took a sudden turn in health, and died at home with
his family around him. We remember in the heart of our prayers Barbara Peterson, their children, son
Mark Peterson, his wife Iris, and their son Lukas; daughter Marla Murdock and her children, Christophe,
James and Kathryn. A Memorial Service for Dick will be held at UCUCC on Sunday, September 25
at 2:00 pm.
Died: July 5, 2011
A memorial service was held on Saturday, July 9 at Horizon House. Evelyn and her husband
Bill were active in the Jesus Study Group and attended UCUCC for the past year. Bill died two weeks
previously. We keep Evelyn’s three children, Debe Nelson, Mark Tyler and Kathyrn Michalski and
their families in our prayers in this season of grief.
A memorial service for Rita will be held here at UCUCC on Saturday, July 9 at 11 a.m. followed by a
reception at the church. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Joseph T. Bradley
Scholarship Fund through the WSU Foundation or to a charity of your choice.
Rita Bernice Bradley
Born: May 23, 1909
Died: June 23, 2011
Rita passed away on June 23, 2011 at the age of 102. She was born in Seattle, Washington and graduated from
Roosevelt High School. She attended the University of Washington and after marrying, lived throughout Washington
state, and was an active member of this church any time she was in Seattle, most recently for the last 23 years
when she and her husband Joe returned here after a year in Hawaii.
A memorial service for Rita will be held here at UCUCC on Saturday, July 9 at 11 a.m. followed by a
reception at the church. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Joseph T. Bradley
Scholarship Fund through the WSU Foundation or to a charity of your choice.
Leone Annette Turner
Born: November 6, 1917
Died: June 22, 2011
Following a vibrant life filled with music, poetry, community service and family care, Leone Annette Turner died
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at the age of 93. She was born November 6, 1917, in Michigan, and graduated from Michigan
State College as a master in music. She grew into her life’s profession as a teacher of children’s church choirs,
serving as children’s choir director at Plymouth Church in Lawrence, Kansas, and University Congregational UCC in
Seattle. In 1939 she married fellow MSC student Thomas Butters who was killed over Germany in 1945. In 1948 she
married the Rev. Dale Turner. Leone was director and co-chair of the chorus at the Women’s University Club and a
supporter of both the Children’s Home Society of Washington and “Friends of Youth” program. Leone edited and typed
all Dale’s articles for the Seattle Times. He preceded her in death, as did her son Bob. She is survived
by her sister, Jeanette Miller; three sons, Gregory, Charles and Drew; 8 grandchildren and 4 great-granddaughters.
A service of remembrance and celebration will be held at University Congregational UCC at 3:00 p.m. on
Saturday, July 23. Memorial gifts made be made to University Congregational UCC for the Children’s Music
Program or to Friends of Youth.
John Willis “Bill” Tyler
Born: February 4, 1919
Died: June 19, 2011
John Willis “Bill” Tyler passed away on Sunday, June 19th, 2011. Bill was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on
February 4, 1919, and grew up in California. He was a veteran of Word War II, and graduated from Transylvania
University and Lexington Theological Seminary, both in Kentucky. Bill married his wife Evelyn in 1947, and they
had three children—Kathryn, Deborah, and Mark. Bill served churches in the South as a Disciples of Christ pastor,
and the became an Army Chaplain, serving on bases around the world. After retiring from the Army, he and Evelyn
lived on Fox Island, and then moved to Horizon House in 2002. Bill was a member of the Westar Institute (Jesus
Seminar) and was involved in the Jesus Study Group here at UCUCC.
A memorial service celebrating Bill’s life will was held at Horizon House on Saturday, June 25 at
10 a.m. in the Performance Hall.
Franklin W. Kelsey
Born: March 27, 1925
Died: June 12, 2011
Reverend Franklin Walsingham Kelsey passed away peacefully on June 12, 2011. Born March 27, 1925 in
Northfield, Minnesota to Dr. Raymond Kelsey and Elizabeth Walsingham Kelsey. Frank is preceded in death
by his mother and father, wife Jane Kelsey, brothers Roger and Kenneth Kelsey, sister Betty Colby. Survived
by his children Jean Kelsey, Margaret Yates (Barry Clarno) and Bruce Walsingham Kelsey (Jill); grandchildren
Brandon Walsingham Kelsey (Michelle), Kristin Hust (Ryan); great grandchildren Jacob White, Cooper Walsingham
Kelsey and Reagan Hust; brother-in-law Cal Colby; and dear family friend and "adopted" son Guy Taylor, who
was with Frank throughout his final days. He is also survived by Jane's brother Don Thulean and children
Steve Wood, Jan Boyd, Brian Wood, and Bret Wood.
Frank served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946, graduated from St Olaf College in 1947, received his Theology
degree from Andover Newton Theological Seminary in 1949 and his Doctor of Divinity in 1974. Frank married
Shirley Wild (Viloudaki) in 1949. Together they raised their family and served at churches in Oregon,
Washington and California. In 1968 Frank returned to Washington to serve as Associate Conference Minister
and later Executive Conference Minister for United Ministries. He subsequently provided personal and career
counseling before his retirement.
In December 1980 Frank married Amanda Jane Wood. They had 30 wonderful years together before Jane's death in
2010. They enjoyed travels to Hawaii and Europe and especially treasured their time together at the "Hu" cabin
on Hood Canal. They a shared love of music and often attended symphony and opera performances, and Jane gave
Frank much joy with her many piano recitals. They moved to Horizon House in 2001, where they renewed old
friendships and made many new ones. The care, love and support of their many friends at Horizon House,
University Congregational Church, and community at large meant so much to both of them.
Frank was a mentor to many, both professionally and personally. He was thoughtful, caring, nurturing, and supported
the individuality and uniqueness of each person. Throughout his life, Frank was passionate about human rights and
equality. You often found him engaged in conversations, sharing his views and deep concerns about social injustices.
His overriding desire was to improve the quality of life for all mankind. He had a great sense of humor, and was
famous for his puns.
A celebration of Frank's life will be held Saturday, June 18 at 3:00 p.m. at University Congregational
United Church of Christ, 4515 16th Ave NE, Seattle. If desired, memorial contributions can be made to Horizon House
Resident Assistant Fund, or the charity of your choice.
Mary Jo Dvorak
Born: May 5, 1926
Died: May 18, 2011
Mary Jo Dvorak died on Wednesday, May 18 at age 85. Mary Jo was a native of Seattle, and a member
of University Congregational United Church of Christ for over 64 years. Throughout that time, she
served the church in many ways, including as a Sunday school teacher, as an active member of many
boards and committees, and as chair of the Child Care Board. Mary Jo and her husband George met
here at the church while they were in the College and Young Adult Group.
Their children Carolyn and Frank were part of the Character School here in the fifties. Mary Jo was
involved in her community as well, serving in Boy and Girl Scouts as her children were growing up.
She was also active in P.E.O. She and George enjoyed traveling, and loved biking here and in Europe.
A memorial service and reception in honor of Mary Jo’s life will be held on Sunday, June 12 at
2:00 p.m. at UCUCC. Condolences to Mary Jo’s family may be sent care of her husband, George, 6850
44th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115-7544.
Died: April 3, 2011
Our deep sympathy is with the family of Kim Hiatt, who took her own life on Sunday, April 3.
Kim is the partner of Lyn Hiatt; Kim and Lyn are the mothers of two teenagers, Eli and Sydney Hiatt.
Kim and Lyn joined UCUCC on March 17, 2002. A Memorial Service was held on Sunday, April 10
at 11:00 a.m. at the University of Washington Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 NE 41st St.,
Seattle, 98195). Sympathy notes can be sent to Lyn Hiatt, 8714 13th Avenue NW, Seattle, WA 98117-3403.
Marjorie V. Lev
Born: April 22, 1918
Died: March 11, 2011
Marjorie Lev died on Friday, March 11, 2011 at age 92. Marj was a 25-year Associate Member of
University Congregational United Church of Christ, and was well supported by her friends and
spiritual guides here as well as at North Seattle Friends Church. Consistent throughout her life,
she had a never-ending concern for others and frequently shared her gifts of love, fairness and justice.
A Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, March 16 at 2:00 p.m. at North Seattle
Friends Church, 7740 24th NE. Condolences to Marj’s family may be sent care of her daughter, Ann Lev,
4540 20th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105. Contributions are suggested to the Children’s Defense Fund,
Development, 25 E Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20001 or to your favorite charity.
Born: August 12, 1913
Died: March 2, 2011
Bill Hooper died Wednesday March 2, 2011 at age 97. Bill was a 69-year member of University
Congregational United Church of Christ and was a member of the choir for nearly 60 years...a strong
tenor voice. Both Bill and his late wife Edie, who died in 1997, were active and involved with the
choir and went on several choir trips together.
Bill and current UCUCC member Helen Gallup were blessed by each other in their loving relationship
these past 12 years.
Condolences to Bill’s family may be sent care of Sandy Roberts, Bill’s daughter, at 4623 194th Ave SE,
Issaquah, WA 98027.
The memorial service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 2 in the sanctuary with a
reception following at University House (4400 Stone Way N., Seattle).
Walter Coy Meredith, Jr.
Born: April 27, 1917
Died: February 26, 2011
Walter Coy Meredith, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, died on February 26, 2011,
at the age of 93. Walter was a 38-year member of UCUCC. Marjorie, his wife of 52 years
preceded him in death in 1999. He is survived by: daughter, Marilyn (Stephen) Owen of Ft.
Collins, CO, son, Jeffrey Meredith of Seattle, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A small gathering was held on March 5, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at Emerald Heights
in Redmond, WA.
Born: February 22, 1921
Died: December 24, 2010
James Tuttle passed away at Emerald Heights on Friday, December 24, 2010, after a long
journey with Alzheimer's Disease. Jim took great pride in his work as one of the original
partners in Contract Hardware Co., and he was fascinated with the commercial hardware
Jim is survived by his wife, Mildred Bigford, and his three sons, Larry, Steve, and Bob.
He is also survived by two brothers, two grandsons, and many nieces and nephews.
Condolences may be sent to Mildred Bigford at 10901 176th Circle NE, #2323, Redmond,
A memorial service was held at Emerald Heights on Saturday, January 8, 2011
at 1:00 p.m.
Died: December 22, 2010
Lucy Stone died the morning of December 22, 2010. Lucy is the mother of John Tinker.
Condolences may be sent to John Tinker and family, Christa, Anna, and James:
15931 NE 106th Court, Redmond, WA 98052-2652.
Born: May 13, 1925
Died: December 19, 2010
Edith Trettin died on Sunday, December 19, 2010 at Evergreen Hospice. Edith joined
University Congregational United Church of Christ on November 4, 1962, and was a
member for 48 years. An innovative educator and a visionary, Edith recognized a growing
need in the community and established Trettin Drop-In Preschool in 1968. After 20 years of
"active duty" teaching, Edith officially retired, however she continued to support the
program with supplies and encouragement throughout her life. Trettin Drop-In Preschool
thrives today, providing education and a nourishing environment serving children and
parents in the community. On October 19 and October 20, 2008, Edith was honored at the
Trettin Preschool 40th Anniversary Celebration.
Edith was also an avid rock hound. Her home was filled with many beautiful rock specimens
of museum quality. She enjoyed teaching young people about the hobby and was very
generous with her own equipment and supplies.
Condolences may be sent to Harold, Edith's husband, and to her son, Don Trettin and
family at: 13627 12th Street NE, Lake Stevens, WA 98258 or
The memorial service was held at 2:00 p.m. on January 22, 2011 in the
sanctuary with a reception following.
Died: October 10, 2010
Virginia McGrath died on Sunday October 10, 2010. She joined our church in 1994, but
has not been able to attend in the last several years. Virginia was 101 years old and
lived at Emerald Heights. She was quick-witted and engaging, and always a delight to
visit. She was also an avid baseball fan and enjoyed watching the Mariners play. She and
her brother-in-law, Jim McGrath got together every night to read to each other from good
books. Her parish visitor Patricia Clarke also kept Virginia informed about the life of
the church and Virginia was always interested. Condolences may be sent to her daughter Mary
Burdette at 11427 West Lake Joy NE, Carnation, WA 98014. The memorial service will be at
Roy Owen Bordner
Born: March 28, 1922
Died: September 20, 2010
Roy Bordner (RO) passed away on September 20, 2010. RO lived a full and blessed life and
gave credit to God for those blessings. He joined University Congregational United Church
of Christ on April 16, 1954 and was a member for more than 56 years. RO was preceded in
death by his wife of 64 years, Mary Seeley Bordner. He is survived by his living children,
Steve Bordner (Betty), Jan Mar (Dave), Tom Bordner (Susie), Bret Bordner (Joan) and his
late son Charles Bordner (Cindy Beechner). He is also survived by 28 grandchildren and 13
great-grandchildren who will miss his stories and jokes. A private family service was held
at the Hearthstone on October 10, 2010.
Elaine Daly Jaques
Born: November 23, 1951
Died: August 7, 2010
Elaine Jaques passed away on August 7, 2010 after a four year struggle with breast cancer.
Elaine was a teacher at The Children’s School, enjoyed leading Bible study, teaching young
children to read, dogs, cats, gardening and cooking. She joined University Congregational
United Church of Christ on October 14, 1990 and was a member for nineteen years.
Elaine is survived by her husband, Jeff and her children, Owen and Carolyn. Condolences may
be sent to the family in care of: Jeff Jaques, 19735 41st Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98155-1610.
A memorial service was held at University Congregational United Church of Christ on August 18,
2010 at 3:00 pm.
Died: July 28, 2010
Dori Munday died July 28 from complications following surgery. Dori and her family
have been a part of the congregation for many years. Following some years away, Dori
re-affirmed her membership in 1994. Dori’s former husband is David Munday. Their children
are Alex and Emily. David’s parents are Bill and Marilyn Munday. His sister is Laurie
Munday, and niece is Denise Munday. A memorial service was held on Monday, August 2.
Ralph L. Swanson, Sr.
Born: January 27, 1927
Died: July 10, 2010
Ralph died peacefully Saturday evening July 10, 2010. Ralph was active and
engaged at UCUCC for over 50 years, and joined September 4, 1960. He was a
thoughtful supporter of the ministry of the congregation (often behind the scenes),
including co-chairing a capital funds drive, and active on the crossroads committee
to consider options for Lot C. He was a strong supporter of education for all ages
and was active in adult education, theology book group, and the Jesus Study Group for many
years. He and his late wife Phyllis were passionate supporters of children’s ministry.
Phyllis died in December 1998.
Survivors include sons, Ralph Jr. and Don, daughters, Carol Coleman and
Sandra Skeel and their respective spouses, J’Nell Swanson, Laurie Swanson,
Ed Coleman and Jim Skeel and grandchildren, Jeremy, Chris, Blake, Jake and
Lael Swanson, Hillary, Tyler and Linnea Coleman and Erik and Karl Skeel.
Condolences can be sent to his family c/o Carol Coleman, 3055 NE 180th St.,
Lake Forest Park, WA 98155.
Memorial service is scheduled for Sunday July 25 at 2:00 p.m.
in the Sanctuary at University Congregational United Church of Christ.
Robert Everett Prince
Born: December 10, 1934
Died: July 3, 2010
Robert Prince passed away on July 3, 2010. He was warm and gracious with
a delightful spark. He joined University Congregational United Church of
Christ on February 11, 1979 and was a member for more than 30 years.
He was an active member of the Tuesday Morning Bible study and was known as a
leader in the church. Bob is survived by his wife, Arlene.
A memorial service will be held at University Congregational United Church of Christ on
Saturday July 31, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
John A. Schwager
Born: July 7, 1911
Died: June 5, 2010
John Schwager died on June 5, 2010 at the age of 98. John and his wife Carolyn
were active worshippers at UCUCC where Carolyn was a member. Carolyn died February 24, 2009.
John is survived by sons; John, Steve and Bruce. Notes of sympathy may be sent c/o Bruce
Schwager, 3800 East Harbor Road, Langley, WA 98260.
A memorial service will be held on July 10 at John’s home church, Sandpoint Community
Methodist Church. Memorial gifts may be made to UCUCC or the University ofbWashington.
Born: May 26, 1924
Died: June 1, 2010
Jane Kelsey's memorial service will be held at University Congregational United
Church of Christ on June 13 at 2:00 p.m.
Jane Kelsey passed away on June 1, 2010. She was warm and gracious with a delightful
spark. She joined University Congregational United Church of Christ on December 4, 1994
and was a member for fifteen years. Jane is survived by her husband, Frank and her
children, Jan, Bret, Steve and Brian. Condolences may be sent to the family in care of:
Frank Kelsey, 900 University Apt #1Z, Seattle, WA 98101-2726.
Helen Elizabeth Turner
Born: February 27, 1938
Died: April 22, 2010
Helen Turner died on Thursday, April 22, 2010. She was a member of University Congregational
United Church of Christ for 24 years. Helen was a multi-faceted woman who touched the lives
of many over the years. She was a mother, grandmother, sister, cousin, and aunt; but to many,
she was a close friend, mentor, playwright, composer, poet, Scrabble opponent and much more.
There will be a gathering to celebrate Helen’s life on Thursday, May 6 from 3:00 p.m.-7 p.m.
at the home of her son, Larry Mancao (5130 147th Place SE, Everett; 425-337-9751). Friends and
family are welcome to attend.
James H. Farnsworth
Born: April 22, 1921
Died: January 20, 2010
James Farnsworth, a member of University Congregational Church for 25 years, died on January 20,
2010. He is survived by three daughters, Carol Sakata, Shirley Farnsworth and Joann Lee, and
grandchildren Erik Gaspers, Carolyn Ngugi and Amanda Lee. A memorial service was held on Saturday,
February 6 at 2:00 p.m. at Issaquah Valley Senior Center, 75 NE Creek Way, Issaquah 98027.
Born: September 11, 1944
Died: November 14, 2009
Trude was a member of UCUCC for seven years, and touched many lives during her time here. She was a
member of the parish care board, the personnel board and the church council. She was a member of the
Tuesday morning Bible study and involved with Superfluity. She was active, involved and engaged. A
memorial service was held on Thursday, November 19 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be sent to
her husband Carl at 4904 NE 60th St, Seattle, WA 98115.
Born: May 19, 1920
Died: November 12, 2009
Lillian was a 60-year member of UCUCC. For many years she was the wedding coordinator, a responsibility
she handled with grace and clarity. She continued as the church hostess, providing support and help
for receptions and other events with her familiar graciousness. She continued to be a volunteer with
office projects into her eighties, and was always interested in learning the latest about what was going
on, and reminding us of the need for change and growth. She had a wonderful sense of humor, attention to
detail, and warmth with people. There was no memorial service. Instead, there was a time of remembrance
at the Tuesday morning Bible study on November 24 at 10:00 a.m.. Condolences may be sent
to her husband Paul at 6720 E. Green Lake N. #403, Seattle, WA 98103.
Born: November 22, 1920
Died: November 3, 2009
Twenty-six year UCUCC member, Rozella Farnsworth died on November 3. We hold her husband Jim, their daughters,
and Rozella’s family and friend in the heart of our prayers. Rozella and Jim Farnsworth joined UCUCC on Palm
Sunday, 1983. Rozella was active in a church circle, the couple’s club and served as a deaconess. For the past
eight years she has lived at Providence Marywood in Issaquah. Jim and Rozella were married for 65 years. Jim
and his daughters remembered and celebrated Rozella’s life at a memorial service in the chapel on Wednesday,
November 25 at 2:00 p.m.
Born: October 21, 1911
Died: October 25, 2009
Lewis Steensland died recently. He had been hospitalized with of pneumonia. He celebrated his 98th birthday on
October 21. He was a 33-year member. Lewis was involved each year at Seabeck and in building Pilgrim Firs. He was
a regular Sunday attendee--and a great fan of the church. Lewis always had a smile, a handshake and a positive word
of delight to share. His memorial service was Friday, November 20 at 1:00 p.m.
Died: October 5, 2009
Doreen W. Thomas, a forty-six year member of University Congregational United Church of Christ, died peacefully on
Monday, October 5, 2009. A memorial service honoring her life was held in the sanctuary at University Congregational
United Church of Christ on Sunday, October 18 at 2:00 p.m.
Margaret Ann Berthiaume
Born: August 19, 1924
Died: September 13, 2009
Margaret Berthiaume peacefully passed away in her home on Sunday, September 13, 2009. She was a 29-year member of
University Congregational United Church of Christ having joined, with her husband Donald, in 1979. She is survived by
her two daughters, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Margaret’s life will be held at the Swedish Cultural Center on Monday, September 28 at
2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to the Swedish Cultural Center, 1920 Dexter Ave. N., Seattle,
Carl G. Nugent
Born: July 20, 1926
Died: September 11, 2009
Carl Nugent, a 45-year member of University Congregational United Church of Christ, died on Friday, September 11 at
Anderson House. Carl was very active member of his church community. Among other activities, he served on the Child Care
Board, the Seabeck Committee and the UCUCC Church Council.
A memorial service was held at University Congregational United Church of Christ on Saturday, October 3, 2009
at 2:00 p.m. A reception followed at the church.
Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Marjorie Nugent, 111 NW 125th, Seattle, WA 98177.
Gains A. (Al) Selby
Gains A. (Al) Selby died recently in Texas where he had
gone to live with his daughter last year. Al was the weekend custodian for
many years, and also had worked evenings. He became a member here in 1993.
Al is remembered for his warm and gracious ways. Condolences can be sent to
his daughter Sheila Selby, 3712 Rutson Dr., Amarillo, TX 79109.
Born: January 21, 1911
Died: July 4, 2009
Alice Oehler died on Saturday, July 4, 2009 at the age of ninety-eight. She was a
forty-six year member of University Congregational United Church of Christ. A memorial
service was held on Saturday, July 11 at 1 p.m. in the sanctuary at UCUCC.
A reception will follow in the lounge.
Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Alice’s niece, Adele Ash, 18820 Third
Avenue NE, Arlington, WA 98223.
Mae Charlotta Florence
Born: May 9, 1929
Died: June 9, 2009
Mae was born in Chicago, IL on May 9, 1929 and found comfort and peace on June 9, 2009.
She moved with her husband to Bellevue in 1957. Mae, and her husband Gerald, became members
of University Congregational United Church of Christ in December, 1987 and attended for
sixteen years. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, her daughter, Amy Florence, and
granddaughter, Rachel Auestad. She was preceded in death by her sister, Lois Johnson.
A celebration of her life will be held at Bellevue First Congregational Church, NE 8th Street
and 108th Avenue NE, Bellevue at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 20. In lieu of flowers,
donations in Mae’s name may be made to The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County (2608
Center Street, Tacoma, WA 98409), Village Theatre (303 Front St N, Issaquah, WA 98027) or The
Nature Conservancy in Washington (1917 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101).
Died: May 26, 2009
Mary Bordner died on Tuesday, May 26 at Northwest Hospital. Roy and two of her children were by her
side. Mary, and her husband, Roy, were long-time members of University Congregational United Church
of Christ. Mary joined UCUCC on April 16, 1954—a fifty-five year member. Please hold Roy and their
children in your prayers. The memorial service is for family only, but an open house for family and
friends was at 3-5 p.m. on Friday, June 5 at the Hearthstone, 6720 E Green Lake Way N,
Seattle, WA 98103. Condolences may be sent to Roy Bordner, 6720 E Green Lake Way N #1020, Seattle, WA
Dale E. Fisher
Born: December 17, 1923
Died: April 16, 2009
Dale Fisher passed away peacefully on April 16, 2009. He joined University Congregational United Church
of Christ in June 1944—a 65-year member.
Dale served as Lieutenant in the US Navy during WWII. He captained LSM 145 at Iwo Jima and the South
Pacific theater. Following the war, he worked in various capacities in the engineering field and retired
in 1984. Throughout his life he served in numerous volunteer activities including Sunday School teacher
He is survived by his three children and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58
years, Kathleen Fisher and his sister, Jean Keith.
A private memorial was held. Remembrances can be made to the Washington State Chapter of the Alzheimer’s
Association, 12721 30th Avenue NE, Suite 101, Seattle, WA 98125.
Aileen Rice Anderson
Born: February 8, 1913
Died: March 26, 2009
Aileen Anderson, who joined University Congregational United Church of Christ in December, 1991, died on Thursday,
March 26, 2009 at the age of 96. A memorial service was held, in the chapel at University Congregational United Church
of Christ on Saturday, April 4 at 3 p.m. Condolences may be sent to her son, Jim Anderson, 725 Foothill
Drive, Eugene, OR 97405.
Died: March 11, 2009
Georgette Haskin who with her husband Richard attended University Congregational United Church of Christ for a number of
years, passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2009. A memorial service will be planned for the family in southern Washington
later this spring. Condolences may be sent to Richard Haskin, 12034 15th Ave NE #304, Seattle, WA 98125-5099.
Harold R. Fray, Jr.
Born: February 8, 1925
Died: February 11, 2009
Harold (Hal) R. Fray, a former member of University Congregational United Church of Christ and a retired UCC
minister, passed away on Feb. 11, 2009. Hal Fray joined UCUCC on April 23, 1995.
A memorial service was held in the sanctuary at UCUCC on May 9 at 2 p.m. Peter Ilgenfritz officiated
and a reception followed. Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Martha Belle Fray, 940 W. Quail Dr., Green
Valley, AZ 85614.
Audrey Doreen Lapeyrouse
Born: November 24, 1921
Died: February 5, 2009
Audrey Doreen Lapeyrouse passed away peacefully at the age of 87 following a stroke. A long-time member of University
Congregational United Church of Christ, Doreen joined UCUCC in 1955. Her husband, Nestor G. "Jerry" Lapeyrouse,
died in 2000. She is survived by her three children, and three grandchildren. A memorial service was held at the
Women's University Club of Seattle.
Constance (Connie) Jean Sherman Newell
Born: December 10, 1941
Died: November 20, 2008
Constance (Connie) Jean Sherman Newell was surrounded by family and friends when she passed away after a 27-year battle
with cancer. She leaves behind sons, Johnny Roger Newell and Ryan Hugh Newell (Lillian); mother, Helen Sherman; sisters,
Mary Wood (Steve), and Barbie Graves (Dave) and grandchildren, Kaya and Gavin Newell.
A memorial service was held at University Congregational United Church of Christ at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7.
Contributions may be made to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, UW Dept of Speech and Hearing Sciences or a charity of your choice.
Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Mary Sherman Wood, 7712 Dayton Ave N., Seattle, WA 98103.
Born: September 8, 1918
Died: November 17, 2008
Frank Herstin and his wife, Alice, became members of University Congregational United Church of Christ in June of 1990. The
Herstins continued their membership after moving from Vashon Island, WA to Naples, FL where they resided until his death. Alice
Herstin passed away on March 29 of this year.
Frank’s son, Scott Herstin, noted that his father passed away, peacefully, after voluntarily discontinuing dialysis treatments
that had been in place for 14 years. Scott also noted in the email he sent, that his parents and his sister, Judy Herstin Wearn,
a UCUCC member who passed away many years ago--had great affection for UCUCC and the community of faith the congregation represents.
Condolences may be sent to Scott W. Herstin, 1590 Clermont Dr., #101, Naples, FL 34109.
Sherwood Eliot (Woody) Wirt
Born: March 12, 1911
Died: November 8, 2008
Dr. Sherwood Eliot “Woody” Wirt passed away in the early morning of November 8, 2008 in Bellevue, Washington. Woody Wirt served
as Assistant Pastor at University Congregational United Church of Christ, under Dr. Clinton Ostrander, from 1947 until 1949. Dr. Wirt
enjoyed a long literary career that started with jobs for the San Francisco Examiner and the Juneau Daily Press in Alaska.
He also pastored several churches in the Bay area. He wrote over 30 books. His writing has been translated into many languages. He also
started Christian writing schools that proliferated all over the world. When he "retired" in 1978, he founded the San Diego
Christian Writers Guild. He will be remembered, by countless writers, for his encouragement, inspiration, humility, and mentoring.
Woody Wirt is survived by his wife, Ruth, and son and daughter-in-law, Alex and Gena, and two grandchildren, Tyler and Bree. A memorial
service was planned for Friday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. in the Westminster Chapel at 13646 NE 24th St. in Bellevue, WA.
Died: October 17, 2008
Charles Campbell was born in 1937 in Irwin, PA where he grew up on a dairy farm. He lived in Boulder, Colorado prior to moving to Seattle
in 1975. Charles joined University Congregational United Church of Christ on May 2, 1976. He was a 32-year member and especially enjoyed
ushering on Sundays.
Charles is survived by his wife, Doris, brothers, Michael and David, and sisters, BG and Karen. Condolences may be sent to the family
in care of Michael Campbell, 12610 SE 105th Place, Renton, WA 98056. There is no service planned. For those who wish to honor Charles’ memory,
contributions may be sent to: The King County Parent Coalition, 233 6th Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109. It is an advocacy group representing
family members with developmental disabilities.
Born: October 20, 1920
Died: June 19, 2008
Ralph Hoglund joined University Congregational United Church of Christ on April 18, 1954 and was a fifty-seven year member. He died at the age
of 87. A celebration of his life was held on Sunday, July 13 from 1 - 3 p.m. at Ida Culver House-Broadview, 13501 Greenwood
Avenue N., Seattle.
Died: June 7, 2008
Willard Hatch, a fifty-eight year member of University Congregational United Church of Christ, passed away on Saturday, June 7. His memorial
service was at Plymouth United Church of Christ on June 21 at 11 a.m.
Born: May 2, 1935
Died: May 24, 2008
Winnie Coleman, a 46-year member of University Congregational United Church of Christ, died peacefully at home on Saturday, May 24. Winnie joined
UCUCC on March 4, 1962. Over the years she was the Church Council Secretary, participated on the Parish Care Board, the Stewardship and Finance Board,
the Women’s Fellowship Steering Committee and was an active Parish Visitor. She was also long-time chair of the University Adult Day Center. In addition
to attending the annual Senior Retreat and Seabeck Family Camp, Winnie worked tirelessly to organize the annual Superfluity Rummage Sale for many years,
and was a devoted participant in the Tuesday morning Bible Study group.
Winnie is survived by her husband, John, their three sons Ed Coleman and his wife Carol, Don Coleman and his partner, Jeff Coleman and his wife Lisa, and
five grandchildren: Hillary, Tyler, Linnea, Philip and Martha. Condolences may be sent to the family in care of John Coleman, 3500 E. John, Seattle, WA
98112-4943. The family has requested no flowers, but rather a contribution to the church and/or charity of the donor’s choice.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 21 at University Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 16th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA.
Born: April 26, 1918
Died: April 29, 2008
Kirby Walker passed away at ninety years of age. He served as a U.S. Marine in World War II and was one of four members of our church involved in the landing on
Iwo Jima. These four discovered their mutual history years later and were featured in The Seattle Times. Kirby and his wife Nancy, who passed away two years
ago, were long-time and active members of University Congregational United Church of Christ. Kirby joined our church on Feb. 2, 1952. Yellow roses, given by
Kirby’s family and reminiscent of Kirby’s Texas birthplace, were in our lounge on Sunday, May 4 in his memory. His memorial service was on June 6 at
4 p.m. at University Congregational United Church of Christ.
Born: February 21, 1920
Died: April 4, 2008
Jean Olsen died after seven years of declining health due to Alzheimer disease. Jean, and her husband Harold joined University Congregational Church on June 11, 1950
when they moved to Seattle. Jean was a committed leader and teacher in Character School, the Christian Education program in the 1950’s. She then became actively
involved on the Communications Committee, Women’s Fellowship and their many projects, and a Fireside group which still meets. Jeanne and Harold moved to Horizon House
in January, 2008. She is survived by her husband, Harold, two sons, Eric in Alaska, and Ron in Kirkland, WA, and one daughter, Maggie, who lives in Shoreline. A memorial
service was held on Saturday, May 10 at 11 a.m. at University Congregational United Church of Christ.
Born: March 2, 1918
Died: March 29, 2008
Alice Herstin passed away at ninety years of age. Alice and her husband Frank, joined University Congregational United Church of Christ on June 3, 1990 and were active
members until they moved to Florida several years ago.
Born: June 21, 1918
Died: March 29, 2008
Maxine Johnston, a member of University Congregational United Church of Christ since April 15, 1962, passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2008 at eighty-nine years of age.
Maxine was a very active member of UCUCC and will be remembered for her independence, friendly smile, desire to help and faithful attendance.
Born: September 19, 1915
Died: February 29, 2008
Pauline Brock died in Spokane, Washington, on February 29, 2008 at the age of 92. Pauline joined University Congregational United Church of Christ in June, 1982. She was a
faithful member until she moved to Spokane to be near her son Robert. Pauline and her husband Eddie Robert Madson, a minister in the United Church of Christ, moved to Port
Orchard in 1956 to build and manage Pilgrim Firs where they lived for 20 years. After the death of her first husband Pauline married Kenneth Brock and moved to Seattle. She
was preceded in death by her husbands Eddie and Kenneth, and her beloved son Robert. Many friends at UCUCC remember Pauline with both respect and affection; she was dedicated
to this church in the many years she was with us.
Born: September 12, 1927
Died: February 16, 2008
Please hold in prayer, University Congregational United Church of Christ member, Mary Rawlings and her family. Mary’s husband John passed away on Saturday, Feb. 16. John Rawlings
was a retired Navy officer. He and Mary served in the Peace Corps in several locations following John’s retirement. A memorial service was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 7
in the chapel at University Congregational United Church of Christ. Condolences may be sent to the family in care of: Mary Rawlings, 823 N. 161st Place, #106, Shoreline, WA, 98133-5683.
Born: October 2, 1936
Died: January 21, 2008
University Congregational United Church of Christ member Lisa Westmoreland’s mother, Florence Richardson, passed away on Monday, January 21, 2008. Please hold in prayer, Lisa, her husband Jeff
Westmoreland, and their son Nicholas.
A memorial service was held in the chapel at University Congregational United Church of Christ at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 3, 2008.
Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Lisa and Jeff Westmoreland, 11240 Phinney Ave N., Seattle, WA 98133-1641.
Laura Virginia Moseley
Born: April 19, 1915
Died: January 21, 2008
Virginia Moseley died on January 21, 2008 at the age of 92 from Parkinson’s disease complicated by cancer.
Virginia was a member of University Congregational United Church of Christ for 58 years. She joined on April 17, 1949. She was, most recently, a member of UCUCC’s Circle 4 group.
A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, January 27, 2008, at the Acacia Chapel, 14951 Bothell Way NE, Seattle, WA.
Born: February 19, 1918
Died: January 19, 2008
Rhobie Smith became a member of University Congregational United Church of Christ on July 4, 1976. She was a thirty-one year member. Rhobie and her husband Dale were fixtures in
the narthex as they warmly welcomed and greeted visitors and members on Sunday mornings for many years.
A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2008, in the sanctuary at University Congregational United Church of Christ.
Condolences may be sent to Dale Smith, 3820 NE 145th St., Lake Forest Park, WA 98155-7829.
Herbert Mark Kagi
Born: February 5, 1933
Died: December 14, 2007
Mark Kagi passed away on December 14, 2007. Please hold in prayer his wife, University Congregational United Church of Christ member, Ruth Kagi, their five children,
his two brothers, a sister and many nieces and nephews. A celebration of Mark’s life was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 22, 2007 at University
Congregational United Church of Christ.
Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Ruth Kagi, 19553-35th Ave. NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155-2613.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mark’s name to Evergreen Manor (North Everett), Pioneer Human Services, or Friends of the UW Libraries
David Benjamin Fleagle
Born: March 23, 1979
Died: November 30, 2007
David Benjamin Fleagle died suddenly of cardiac arrest on Nov. 30, 2007. He is survived by his mother and father, Robert Jr. and Carol, his sister Laura,
and his grandfather, Robert. He is also survived by his Uncle John and cousins Anna and Nicholas.
David graduated from Juanita High School in Kirkland. WA. He completed a certificate program in Culinary Arts at Alaska Vocational Technical Institute in
Seward, AK. David was nearing completion of the Commercial Baking Program at Lake Washington Technical College.
When not cooking or baking, David enjoyed writing. He had written numerous poems and was working on a fiction mystery novel. He also enjoyed being out in
nature, travel adventures of various sorts, cheering on the Mariners, movies, music and hanging out with family, friends, and the family’s beloved cat.
David will be deeply missed by his family and good friends. A memorial service was held in the chapel at University Congregational United Church of Christ on
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007 at 1 p.m. Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Bob and Carol Fleagle, 10924-159 Ave. NE, Redmond, WA 98052-2649.
Died: September 19, 2007
Please hold in prayer University Congregational United Church of Christ member Steve Hunt and his children as his wife, Barbara Perlmutter, passed away on Wednesday,
Sept. 19, 2007.
Condolences may be sent to the family in care of: Steve Hunt, 720 N. 66th St., Seattle, WA 98103-5310.
Died: September 17, 2007
Sherry Laing passed away on Monday, September 17, 2007 at 62 years of age. Sherry joined University Congregational United Church of Christ on May 8, 1994. She was a
13-year member and was active in the church until her death. She was a member of the Church Council in the late 1990’s, and in the Theology Book Group. She was also a
devoted member of the Sacred Earth Group.
Died: September 12, 2007
Stephanie Donich passed away on Sept. 12, 2007. She joined University Congregational United Church of Christ on Feb. 1, 1987. She was a 20-year member. A memorial service
was held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, 2007 in the sanctuary at University Congregational United Church of Christ.
Stephanie is survived by her husband, Tim Croll, and their son, Jacob Donich-Croll.
Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Tim Croll, 6827 - 28th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA, 98115-1149.
Betty B. Cameron
Born: June 27, 1911
Died: August 21, 2007
Betty died at the age of 96 on Aug. 21, 2007. She joined University Congregational United Church of Christ on Oct. 1, 1978. Betty was living at Park Shore Retirement Community
at the time of her death.
Walter (Wally) Reid
Born: October 10, 1916
Died: July 9, 2007
Walter (Wally) Reid was born on Oct. 10, 1916 and passed away on July 9, 2007 at age 90. Walter Reid joined University Congregational United Church of Christ on April 7, 1929.
He served as moderator in 1970. A memorial service will be held on Aug. 1, 2007 at 2 p.m. at UCUCC.
Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Ann Reid, 539 NE 95th St, Seattle, WA, 98115.
Elizabeth Maria McDanold
Born: March 28, 1987
Died: May 26, 2007
Elizabeth Maria McDanold died on May 26, 2007 after a long illness. A memorial service took place in the sanctuary at University Congregational United Church of Christ at 3 p.m.
on Saturday, June 2, 2007 with a reception following the service.
Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Christy McDanold, 6021 - 5th Ave. NW, Seattle, WA, 98107-2120.
Harriet A. Robb
Born: March 26, 1915
Died: May 21, 2007
Harriet was born in Yakima, Washington and passed away in Seattle at the age of 92. She is survived by her son, Bruce H. Wilson and his wife, Lynn of Seattle. Harriet Robb joined
University Congregational United Church of Christ on April 1, 1945. She is a 62-year member of UCUCC.
A graveside service was held on May 25, 2007 at Evergreen Memorial Park, Seattle, WA.
Born: December 2, 1920
Died: April 22, 2007
Louise Gobble died on April 22, 2007 at the age of 96. Louise was a 14-year member of University Congregational United Church of Christ. She served on the Library Committee and
enjoyed attending the senior retreat. She is survived by her daughter, UCUCC member Jeanne Martin, relatives and friends. A memorial service was being planned at the time of
The Reverend William (Bill) Wright
Died: March 14, 2007
The Reverend William (Bill) Wright was minister of Christian education at University Congregational United Church of Christ in the early 1970's. During his time at UCUCC, he
developed curriculum for adult and children's Christian education, and co-founded the Compassionate Dying organization with Paul Sutley.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Connie. He is survived by his wife, Hilde Benson-Wright, sons Kevin and Bill, daughter Micki, granddaughter and great-grandson. A memorial
service was held on Sunday, March 25, 2007.
Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Hilde Benson-Wright, Merrill Gardens, 14905 Bothell-Everett Highway #280, Mill Creek, WA, 981020-5366.
Died: February 17, 2007
Long-time member Estelle Hansen passed away on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2007. There was a memorial service on March 11, 2007 in the chapel. Estelle joined our church in 1968
and was active in the church until last year.
Helen E. Rae
Born: September 25, 1904
Died: November 25, 2006
Helen Rae passed away on Nov. 25, 2006, at the age of 102. Helen was a 45-year member. She joined University Congregational United Church of Christ on March 5, 1961. Helen
spent her final years at Sunrise Vista Retirement Villa in Everett, Washington. She is survived by her nephew, Doug Rae. Condolences may be sent to: Doug Rae, 3815 NE 89th Way,
Vancouver, WA 98665.
Kathleen (Kay) Fisher
Born: February 19, 1923
Died: October 25, 2006
Kay Fisher passed away at age 84. Kay was a 58-year member of University Congregational United Church of Christ joining on Dec. 5, 1948. She is survived by her nephew, church
member Jeff Keith.
Patricia (Pat) Streeter
Died: December 2, 2006
Pat Streeter, mother of Denis Streeter was a member of University Congregational United Church of Christ from Sept. 28, 1969 until June 20, 1994. A service in her memory was held
Sunday, Jan. 14, 2006. Condolences may be sent to Denis Streeter, 6226 - 19th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98115-6902.
Born: April 22, 1921
Died: October 29, 2006
Alice Halliday, a member of University Congregational United Church of Christ since May 1999, died on Oct. 29, 2006. A memorial service in celebration of her life was held on
Friday, Jan. 12, 2006 in the chapel.
Alice is survived by her husband David, her son David, and daughter-in-law Jen. Alice was a graduate of Dartmouth College and during World War II worked on the development of the
atomic bomb. She was a skilled photographer and in the words of David, "a very nice person who took good care of me when I was in need of help." David and Alice, married for 62
years, enjoyed traveling together to places such as Antarctica and Africa.
Condolences may be sent to David Halliday, 550B Village Drive, Bellingham, WA 98226.
Died: November 2, 2006
Margaret Bingham, a fifty-two year member of University Congregational United Church of Christ, died very peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006. Margaret was the mother of Bob Bingham,
and grandmother of Christine and Stephanie Bingham.
A memorial service was held in the chapel on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2006. Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Robert Bingham, 4512 NE 40th St., Seattle, WA 98105-5212.
Born: December 16, 1915
Died: September 24, 2006
Dorothy Hollenbeck, a twenty-four year member of University Congregational United Church of Christ, died on Sept. 24, 2006. A memorial service in celebration of her life was held on
Nov. 14, 2006 in the chapel at UCUCC.
Dorothy was born in Seattle, and served in the U.S. Army in Europe from 1943-1945. She worked at Seattle General Hospital as a dietician, and retired as the Director of Food Services
at Group Health Hospital. She is survived by three children; Barbara, Douglas and Jan.
Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Barbara Hollenbeck, 1515 NW 136th St., Vancouver, WA 98685.
Died: November 13, 2006
Hermina Croasdill, died on Nov. 13, 2006. She joined University Congregational United Church of Christ on Oct. 7, 1962 and was a forty-four year member.
A memorial service was held on Friday, Nov. 17, 2006 in the UCUCC chapel. Condolences may be sent to her husband, Walter Croasdill, 4817 Stanford Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98105.
Walter B. Williams
Died: November 9, 2006
Walter B. Williams, a Seattle banker, civic leader and former state legislator died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2006. He was 85. Walt was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Marie, who
died in September. In addition to his son, Bruce Williams, Walt is survived by daughters Kathryn Williams, Marcia Williams, Wendy Williams and four grandchildren, all of whom live in
Walter Williams was a seventy-two year member of University Congregational United Church of Christ where he was active in a variety of ways including serving as moderator. A memorial
service was held on Dec. 10, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. in the sanctuary at UCUCC.
Condolences may be sent to the family in care of Kathy Williams, 1246 16th Ave. E., Seattle, WA 98112.
Born: March 24, 1911
Died: November 8, 2006
Dan Reaugh, a forty-six year member of University Congregational United Church of Christ, died on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006 at the age of ninety-five. A memorial service was held on
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2006 in the chapel at UCUC. Condolences may be sent to his daughter, Jean Buse, 3630 - 92nd Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004.
Died: September 13, 2006
Marie Williams passed away on September 13, 2006. Marie joined University Congregational United Church of Christ in March 1949. She was a member of the church for fifty-seven years.
A memorial service was held on October 15, 2006 in the sanctuary at University Congregational United Church of Christ. A reception will follow in Ostrander Hall. Condolences
may be sent to: Walter Williams, 4400 - 52nd Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98105-4936.
Anne "Nancy" Walker
Born: October 13, 1921
Died: August 25, 2006
Nancy Walker passed away on August 25, 2006 following a courageous struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. Nancy was born in Snoqualmie Falls, Washington – a lifelong resident of the Seattle
area and a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Washington.
Married for sixty years to Kirby D. Walker, Nancy is survived by her husband, three children, five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous cousins.
The University Congregational United Church of Christ was a central focus of Nancy’s life. During her 75-year membership, she served as a devoted participant in every area of church life.
A Memorial Service to celebrate her life was held at University Congregational United Church of Christ on Saturday, September 9, 2006 at 10 a.m. Condolences may be sent to
Kirby Walker, 6720 E. Greenlake Way N., #732-33, Seattle, WA 98103.
Reverend Dr. Dale Turner
Born: November 22, 1917
Died: June 5, 2006
Reverend Dr. Dale passed away peacefully at home on Mon., June 5, 2006. Dale was the beloved pastor of University Congregational United Church of Christ from 1958 until 1982. His ministry
to this congregation and to the wider Seattle community was profound and life changing. After his retirement from ministry, Dale wrote a weekly column for The Seattle Times for 22
He came to Seattle from Lawrence, Kansas, where he served the Plymouth Congregational Church and taught at the University of Kansas. Dale is survived by his wife, Leone, sons, Greg Turner,
Chuck Turner and Drew Turner, eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A public memorial service was held on Sat., June 17, 2006 at UCUCC. The Reverend Dr. Don Mackenzie, the Reverend Dr. Catherine Foote and the Reverend Peter Ilgenfritz presided.
In lieu of flowers, an ongoing program of religious understanding, community service and the reconciliation of conflict is being designed to advance the ideals to which Dale devoted his life
and ministry. Contributions may be made to: The Dale Turner Legacy, c/o University Congregational United Church of Christ, 4515 – 16th Ave. NE, Seattle, WA 98105.
Robert (Bob) Samuel Bell
Born: December 23, 1923
Died: April 7, 2006
Robert (Bob) Samuel Bell died peacefully while embraced by his family on Friday evening, April 7, 2006. He was 82 years old and lived with joyful exuberance right up to the day he died from
congestive heart failure. Everyone who met him could not help but be touched by his gifts of caring, kindness and joy for life.
Bob was born in Hastings, Nebraska on December 23, 1923 and grew up in Wichita, Kansas during the Great Depression. Bob served with distinction as an Army Medic in WWII and Infantryman,
fighting in many ground battles, most notably the Battle of the Bulge.
Bob moved to Seattle while working for Boeing and soon married a neighbor, Mabel Bell. Mabel died unexpectedly, and Bob also endured the deaths of his mother and younger brother Elbert within
six months. Eventually Bob married Barbara Bell and had two children. Bob retired from Boeing after 19 years and launched a second career at the State of Washington, retiring at the youthful
age of 75. He was a member of University Congregational United Church of Christ since 1963.
Bob is survived by his wife Barbara Bell, his children Stephen Bell and Carolyn Brummel, his daughter-in-law Kimi, his son-in-law Pete, his grandchildren; Derek, Natasha and Logan Bell and Amelia
and Owen Brummel, his sister Maxine Wilkes and his brother Larry Bell.
Remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association, Alzheimer’s Society of America, Group Health Hospice, or Eagle Harbor Congregational Church.