Brenda ‘Sophia’ Kriger: Artist, musician, athlete

Brenda Kay “Sophia” Kriger July 18, 1954-September 10, 2020 Brenda Kay “Sophia” Kriger was born on July 18, 1954 in Eugene, Oregon. She was the 5th of 6 children born to Clyde and Dorothy Kriger. She was a cute, curly haired little girl. As a 4 year old she was the runner up in the…

Marcos Valle: Edmonds College ESL professor touched many lives

Dr. Marcos Rosalvo Alvarenga do Valle passed away at the age of 66 on August 11, 2020, after suffering a brain aneurysm on August 9, 2020. Born on May 5, 1954, Dr. Valle was born in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. He earned his undergraduate degree from Universidade Gama Filho in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil,…

James Edward Thomason: He lived his life with kindness

James Edward Thomason July 27, 1930-Aug 12, 2020 James Thomason, 90, of Edmonds, WA passed away August 12, 2020. He will be buried at the Tahoma National Cemetery. Jim was born on July 27, 1930. He was the son of James Marshall Thomason and Bess Woodard. While he moved between Kansas City and Chicago many…

Mardy Lippke: She wanted to help make the world a better place for all

Mardy Lippke Vibrant | Young | Compassionate Mardy was an amazing human, wife, mom, and friend. She was always there when you needed her going above and beyond to help and care for others. She will be dearly missed by all that knew her. She passed away peacefully in her sleep early Monday morning, August…

Margaret Eaton: Quick with a quip, she loved her children, grandchildren

Margaret F. Eaton On Friday, May 15, Margaret passed away peacefully at her home in Edmonds, WA, surrounded by her family. Margaret was born in Seattle, July 4, 1934. She attended St. Therese School and graduated from Holy Names Academy. Margaret played the piano for various events while growing up in Seattle. Later, she enjoyed…

Rhoda Curtis: Multimedia artist, entrepreneur, Teddy Bear miniaturist

Rhoda Ann Curtis was born April 8, 1952 to loving parents James and Evelyn Curtis in Seattle WA, where she spent her formative years. The Curtis family moved to Edmonds and Rhoda graduated Edmonds High School, class of 1970. She received a Degree in Education from Western WA University in 1974. Multitalented; Rhoda was a…

World War II fighter pilot Robert ‘Buck’ Weaver dies at 101

Edmonds resident Robert ‘Buck’ Weaver died on May 4, at the age of 101. A long-time member of Edmonds-based VFW Post 7780, Weaver was a familiar face at Edmonds’ annual Memorial Day ceremonies and 4th of July parades. “It is a honor to call him friend and comrade,” said Post Member Mike Denton. “He will be…

Robert Fuller: Air Force veteran and financial advisor was committed to community service

Robert Allan Fuller passed away at home on April 27th following a brief illness. Bob committed himself to community service, including trustee and board chairman of Evergreen School, Apogee Institute board member, Lynnwood Rotary board member and president, Lynnwood Rotary Foundation trustee and president, South Snohomish Chamber of Commerce board member and president, Lynnwood Public…

Mary Katherine Cole: Long-time volunteer known for generosity, good humor

Mary Katherine Cole passed away on December 15, 2019 at age 81. Born in Waterloo, Iowa, Mary moved with her family to Seattle as a small child but lived most of her life in Edmonds. She joyfully attended Washington State University, and graduated from the University of Washington. Mary spent decades volunteering for Planned Parenthood…

Sharon Hanson: An ambassador of hope for cancer survivors

Sharon Hanson passed away on April 16, 2020 at the age of 77. She was surrounded by her loving family at the time of her death. After a 13 ½ year Pancreatic Cancer survival journey, Sharon made the decision to end the fight on her terms and spent her last days with family and loved…

Mary Lou Block: Former Edmonds Port Commissioner had a long career in urban planning

Mary Lou (Fletcher) Block passed away on April 3, 2020, in Edmonds. Beautiful, intelligent, artistic, outgoing, and kind, Mary Lou treasured her relationships with family, friends, and co-workers. Born on February 13, 1940, Mary Lou grew up in Yakima as the only child of William and Carolyn Fletcher. She enjoyed an idyllic childhood and was…

LeRoy VanHee: His retirement years were devoted to photographing Edmonds wildlife

LeRoy VanHee spent his retirement years documenting wildlife in Edmonds. He could be seen most mornings, walking his circuit along the waterfront and the marsh with his Canon camera in hand. He died at home on March 21, 2020, following a short illness. LeRoy contributed his photos to the Edmonds Department of Parks and Recreation,…

Kathleen Ann Penna: Social justice advocate, kind soul

Kathleen was born in Seattle WA on July 6, 1985. She passed away peacefully on March 17, 2020 in her childhood home in Edmonds WA after a long and fearless battle with breast cancer. Kathleen graduated from Edmonds-Woodway HS in 2003 and WWU in 2007. She had a wide range of jobs in her relatively…

James Michael Clark: Cascadia Art Museum volunteer services manager, board member

James Michael Clark Age 76. Born November 4, 1943 in Ford Dodge, Iowa. Passed away January 26, 2020 at home in Edmonds, Wash., following an illness. Raised in Oconomowoc, Wisc., Jim proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy, stationed at Great Lakes. His career in sales and operations spanned four decades, taking him to…

Alice Colleen Brown: She had genuine love, kindness and compassion for others

Alice Colleen Brown May 8, 1931-Jan. 23, 2020 Sadly, after a brief and courageous battle against melanoma brain cancer, Colleen Brown passed away surrounded by loving family and friends. She has gone from our presence here on earth, but not from our hearts and memories; Heaven is her home now. Colleen’s sweet smile and her…

Nancy Lee Bell: Community volunteer was devoted to helping others

Nancy Lee Bell passed away at age 90 on January 29, 2020 in Shoreline, Washington. Nancy was born October 25, 1929 in Los Angeles CA. and was raised in Hollywood. She graduated from University of CA. in Santa Barbara, and received her Masters of Science degree from the University of Southern CA. Nancy taught Jr….

Marilynn Florence McGlashan: Her life revolved around service to the community

Marilynn Florence McGlashan 02/03/1948 – 11/22/2019 Marilynn was born in Evergreen Park, Illinois. She went home to the Lord on November, 22, 2019. Since her parents moved often, she spent her childhood living all over the country. Marilynn began her career in Chicago, and in 1988 she relocated to Seattle. Marilynn earned a Bachelor of…