Anne Marie Ramsden: Devoted mother, homemaker, Holy Rosary parishioner

Anne Marie Cecile Ramsden was born in Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada on Dec. 3, 1937, and passed peacefully on Sept. 7, 2019. She was preceded by her loving husband of 55 years, Kent Ramsden. As a loving mother she is survived by her children, Michelle Bannister (Frank); Mark Ramsden (Amy); Matthew Ramsden (Deborah); Monique Keranen; Marla Ramsden…

Robert J. McBride: Retired math teacher, loyal supporter of Cascade Symphony

Robert Jones McBride left us on April 30, 2019 in Edmonds, WA.  He is survived by his adoring family: his wife of 59 years, Roberta Halden McBride, his 3 children, Heidi McBride Fritts (Steve), Christopher Scott McBride (Stephanie Steelman), and Shaun McBride Prozzo (Marco), and his grandson, Cooper Sterling McBride. Bob was born on January…

Madeleine Rath: Her greatest joy was her family

Madeleine Alice Lydia Obenchain Rath was born March 15, 1921 to Artie and Violet Obenchain of Ketchum, Idaho. The eldest of nine children, Madeleine had five brothers and three sisters. Her large family remained a source of loving support and joy throughout Madeleine’s life. Madeleine graduated from Boise High School in 1928 at the age…

Gordon Buslach: Former MTHS football and track coach

Former Mountlake Terrace High School football coach Gordon Buslach died on June 22 in Vancouver, Wash., at the age of 86. Buslach coached the Hawks from 1965 to 1978, a stretch that included the most successful back-to-back seasons on the gridiron in school history when the team went 7-2 in both 1970 and 1971. Buslach…

Stephen Thoreson: Admired construction management professional, proud WSU grad

Stephen Donald Thoreson (66) passed away on 6-9-19 in Seattle after a serious illness. He was a proud graduate of Washington State University and had close relationships with his many WSU and childhood friends. He dearly loved fishing, camping and golfing with family and friends. Other hobbies were gardening and building intricate model wooden boats….

Patty M. Norman: A retired teacher, she touched the lives of all she met

Patty M. Norman, age 83, passed away peacefully at her home in Edmonds on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Patty was born in Nebraska to Ruth Waterman and John Mellquist. Raised on the Olympic Peninsula, Patty’s local roots ran deep. She attended North Kitsap High, WSU, U of W and WWU in pursuit of her Teaching…

William H. Hoppe: Retired Seattle firefighter loved sailing, travel, car racing

Willie passed away at age 83 on May 8th, surrounded by his family. Survived by wife, Elaine of 38 years; beloved son Michael (LaNell), step-son John Imus, grandchildren Michelle Golder, Kelby Hoppe and Lisa (Chris) Moore, sister Margaret (Bill) Cooley. He is also survived by his 2 cherished great-grandchildren, Everly & Camden, and many nephews…

Ernesto Cornejo Alba: Mass, burial set for May 16

Oct. 18, 1942 — May 8, 2019 Ernesto Cornejo Alba, 76, of Seattle, Wash., has reunited with his late wife and love of his life, San Juana Alvarado de Cornejo. He passed away on a beautiful sunny Wednesday morning surrounded by his loved ones. Born and raised in Torreon, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico, Ernesto later…

Jeanette Agnes Smyth: Service set for May 19 in Edmonds

Jeanette Agnes Smyth (Swank) born December 2, 1939, to Harold and Gertrude Swank in Anchorage Alaska, passed into heaven to be with Jesus May 7, 2019, Lynnwood Washington. Washington State was her home for 57 years. She is survived by husband Ron Smyth, her three children Harold (Donna), Victoria (Shawn Wright), Eric (Michelle Beeman), brother-in-law…

South County Fire Commissioner Richard Schrock dies

South County Fire announced Tuesday that Fire Commissioner Richard T. Schrock passed away Sunday, May 12 after a battle with cancer. He was 75 years old. Mr. Schrock served as a fire commissioner in South Snohomish County for more than eight years. He was appointed in October 2010 to fill a vacancy on the Snohomish County…

Lyla Dean: Service April 27 for former Edmonds resident

Lyla Joyce (Stigen) Dean, 89, residing in McConnelsville, OH passed away on April 18, 2019 surrounded by love. Lyla was born in Fairfield, ND on December 20, 1929 to Alf and Edith (Bird) Stigen. She was the second of four children. Her father, Alf moved the family to Port Orchard, WA during WWII to work…

Donald Mackay Goodfellow: Loved his family, hunting and fishing

On March 4, 2019, Donald Mackay Goodfellow, age 89, died peacefully at home with his wife and eldest daughter by his side. Born 9 /11/1929 in Seattle, shortly after relocated to Baby Island Heights, Whidbey Island where he was raised at Art Goodfellow’s Baby Island Fishing Resort. He and his brother Art chopped wood for…

Lillian Martyn: Avid reader and gardener enjoyed her time with family

Lillian (Lil) Phyllis Martyn, age 87, died peacefully on March 31, 2019 at Sunrise Senior Living on Mercer Island, after a 5-year battle with cancer.  Lil was born June 20, 1931, in LaGrange, Indiana, the daughter of Italian immigrants Aquilion and Felice (Fabrizio) Panicci. Lil was the middle child of five children. Soon after her…

Shirley Ann Bassett Frank: Memorial service set for April 13

Shirley Ann Bassett Frank, 84, of Edmonds, died March 25, 2019. Born July 6, 1934, she grew up in North Bend and attended Washington State University. Married to Adolph Frank (Francomano), Shirley worked for Ethan Allen as an interior designer while Dolph worked for Nordstrom. After raising their two children in Yakima, the Franks moved to…

Services March 30 for Elsie Roff, grandma to everyone

Elsie Roff passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on March 21, 2019 at age 98. Elsie was born on April 14, 1920 to Joseph and Elizabeth Spafford in Nottingham England. She was the oldest daughter to the second set of four of eight children. Many stories were shared over the years…

Richard Eno Rust: Celebration of life March 30 for beloved family physician

Dr. Richard (Dick) Eno Rust died at home Thursday, February 28 in the company of his six children. He was 92. Devoted husband, beloved father, treasured grandfather, and much-loved family physician, Dr. Rust was born in Des Moines, Iowa on August 14, 1926, the oldest son of Orville and Betty Rust. In WWII he served…

John R. Marts: Mountaineer, attorney, Navy veteran

John R. Marts The jack-booted Soviet Union policeman and I were arguing over my jay-walking across Red Square when a citizen approached, said something in Russian to the officer, and then pointed toward John Marts, who was partially hidden behind the corner of a building. As the crowd turned to where the finger pointed, John…