Rita (Reed) Bennett: Founder of Christian Renewal Association, author, speaker

Dr. Rita (Reed) Bennett: 1934-2021   (For an audio version of this obituary, scroll to the bottom) Rita (Reed) Bennett was born in Lake Huron, Michi­gan, in 1934, and was the third child of William and Lo­retta Reed. She was very fond of her brothers, Dr. William Standish Reed and Robert Reed, DDS, now deceased,…

Gretchen Smith Jolly: Committed to helping others, her greatest joy was family

On Thursday April 22, Gretchen S. Jolly, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away at her home in Shoreline, WA at the age of 83. She was born October 7, 1937, in Spokane, Washington, the daughter of Ford and Chata (Elsa Osborne) Smith. She spent her early years in Spokane until the family…

Carl Richard Wick: Navy veteran was patriotic, curious and daring

Carl Richard Wick, 95, passed away peacefully in the presence of family in Edmonds, WA on April 18, 2021. Carl was born December 11th, 1925 in Minneapolis, MN to Christian and Signe Wick. After graduation from high school, he enlisted in a US Navy program structured to produce naval aviators. Carl was awarded Navy Wings…

Donald Richard Dunn: May 1, 1928-April 4, 2021

Donald Richard Dunn, 92, of Edmonds, WA passed away on April 4, 2021. Donald was born on May 1, 1928 in Chippewa Falls, WI. Donald is survived by his wife, Shou Dunn. A private service was held at Holy Rosary, Edmonds, WA, for family and friends with burial at Holyrood Cemetery in Shoreline, WA following….

Aiden Ross Hill: He loved fishing, travel and time with family

Alden Ross Hill On April 13, 2021, we had to say “so long for now” to Alden “Fod” Hill.  Alden was born in Miltonvale, Kansas on April 11, 1935.  At age eight, he and his four siblings and parents moved to the Pacific Northwest.  Settling in Bothell, WA, Alden moved next door to his future…

Armando Chilelli: Homebuilder, gardener, artist, creative thinker

Armando Chilelli, 91, died on February 21st, 2021, at his home in Edmonds with his family by his side. He was born April 16th, 1929, in Brooklyn, New York. Armando grew up in Italy, in a town called Paola. This is where he fell in love with his forever love. By one look at a…

William F. (Bill) Anderson: Memorial service March 19 for Edmonds wildlife photographer

William E. Anderson, age 70, passed away peacefully on February 2, 2021. He was born February 4, 1950 in Eugene, Oregon to Elywn and Beverly Anderson—the oldest of four children. After graduating high school in Lewiston, Idaho, Bill attended Washington State University and graduated with a major in Microbiology with a focus on environmental health….

Evelyn Vinton Combe: World War II Army nurse also worked at Virginia Mason

The life of Evelyn Vinton Combe 08/04/1920-01/30/2021. Born in Worcester, Mass. Growing up during the depression, the family was lucky to have a father that had a job. Evelyn graduated high school in 1938, and went on to nursing school at Worcester City Hospital. WW2 broke out, Evelyn joined the Army Air Corps nurse corps….

Kenneth Foy: Decorated Vietnam War veteran was active in Holy Rosary Parish

Kenneth Foy Kenneth “Ken” Edward Foy, 74, passed away peacefully in his Edmonds home on Sunday, January 17, 2021.  Ken was born on October 13, 1946 in Yakima, WA to Edward and Dolores Foy, the third of three sons. He graduated from Marquette High School in 1964 and from Gonzaga University in 1968. He joined…

Jeannette Wood: Longtime state legislator was known for compassion, honesty

Jeannette Wood February 19, 1932 – January 9, 2021 Jeannette passed away, comfortably, at her home in Woodway, WA on January 9, 2021 after a long struggle with dementia. Born in Auburn, NY, to Nick and Rose Picciano, Jeannette attended Cornell University and earned a degree in Home Economics in 1953. It was at Cornell,…

Linda Niemi: Linda (Koko) had a passion for living

Linda (Koko) had a smile for everyone she met. Her focus was always helping and taking care of others. She left those she touched better than she found them. Linda will be missed by many friends and neighbors. Linda loved music and travel. Her first love was music, and it was followed by a passion…

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…