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…

Carol Channing, who died Jan. 15, had roots in Alderwood Manor

As the world mourned the death of comedian Carol Channing Jan. 15 at age 97, locals note that she was originally from Alderwood Manor. “Carol Channing never forgot her roots in Alderwood Manor,” said historian and Lynnwood Today columnist Betty Lou Gaeng. “When my mother and father were back in New York in the 1960s…

Bobby Search: Service set for Jan. 21

Bobby Search passed away peacefully in his home January 9, 2019. He is survived by his five children: Charie Search, Trina Search, Zachary Search, Zion Search and Zerek Search; his 7 grandchildren: Chantel, Christian, Makenna, Ilea, Katalina, Sabrina and Savannah; and his 2 great grandchildren: Justice and Avery; as well as his brother and sister:…

Alberta Margaret Bergquist: Service set for Monday, Dec. 3

Alberta Margaret Bergquist Born Aug. 23, 1929  Passed Nov. 26, 2018 She was predeceased by first husband Fred Davison, daughter Heather Roberts, son John Davison and second husband Arthur Bergquist.  She is survived by sister Dawn MacDonald, daughter and son-in-law Patty and Ted Muhlert; grandson Quentin and fiancée Corina Johns; daughter Tina Mortenson; Heather Roberts’ daughters Diana,…

Clyde William (Bill) Sagvold: Investment advisor, realtor and outdoorsman

SAGVOLD, Clyde William (Bill) Husband, father, grandpa, great-grandpa, and uncle, passed away November 20, 2018. Bill was born September 28, 1928 to Marie (Brisbane) and Clyde Sagvold in Starbuck, MN.  He grew up in Cyrus, and Morris, MN, graduating from Morris High School in 1946. Bill enlisted in the Army after high school and served…

Marianne Joyce Johnson: Former teacher, school volunteer

Marianne Joyce Johnson Marianne, mother, wife, grandmother, and friend to many, lived an exuberant 80 years after her birth in Ashland, Oregon, July 2, 1938. She died at home in Edmonds, Washington on November 16, 2018. Marianne’s family, so blessed by her, include her husband of many years, Lloyd Johnson, and three sons by a…

Glenn O. Werner: Retired elementary teacher loved people and sports

Glenn O. Werner, 88, died at home in Edmonds, Washington on November 2, 2018 after battling Alzheimer’s disease for more than eight years. The son of Andrew F. and Mathilde Werner, Glenn was born in Cleveland, Ohio on July 20, 1930. They moved to Seattle in 1944 and Glenn was a proud alumnus of Queen…

John LaLanne

John J. (Jack) LaLanne: Retired fisheries research biologist, music lover

John J. (Jack) LaLanne went to the great dance hall in the sky on September 24th, 2018. He was born on January 17th, 1923 at Providence Hospital in Seattle to Ruth and Lee LaLanne and grew up in Ballard with his older brother Bob and younger sister Doris attending St. Alphonsus Catholic school and then…

David Lawrence Ayres: Service set for Oct. 13 at Holyrood Cemetery

David Lawrence Ayres, 55, passed away on Sept. 15, 2018 in Bothell, Wash. David, our beloved son, brother, and uncle, was born in Huntsville, Ala. on Sept. 10, 1963 to Albert and Marilyn Ayres. David attended the University of Washington, and graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality…

Donald Starbuck

Donald Starbuck: Celebration of Life set for Sept. 21 in Edmonds

Donald (Don) Earl Starbuck passed away on September 8th, 2018 at his home in Edmonds with family. Don was born in Seattle on February 22, 1950 to Beatrice and George Starbuck. Don grew up in Mercer Island and was the third son and youngest in the family. The Lake Washington waterfront provided fun and the…

Marilyn Louise Parsons: Service Sept. 16 at Lynnwood Eagles Club

Marilyn Louise Parsons born February 1,1946 has joined her husband Paul Parsons in passing on August 6, 2018. She was survived by her sons Jeff Gilstrap, Greg Gilstrap and Michael Parsons, daughter in law Marrisa Parsons, 5 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 3 siblings and their families. Service will be held on September 16, 2018 from…

Creator, director of Support 7 services for first responders dies at 79

A pillar of the Snohomish County faith and public service communities died this week after over 40 years heading the chaplain program in Snohomish County. Ken Gaydos passed away at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 3 at the age of 79 after a battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his family. Police and fire…

David Jerome Mooney Jr,

David Jerome Mooney Jr.: Boeing flight test engineer, Vietnam veteran

David, 68, of Edmonds, passed away on August 29, 2018 at Swedish Medical Center in Edmonds. David was born Quonset Point Naval Air Station to David Jerome Sr. & Frances McFaden Mooney on July 21, 1950. He was brought up in a military family and moved quite a bit. He graduated from St Thomas Aquinas…

Eulaine Guline “Steffenson” Dashiell

Eulaine Guline ‘Steffenson’ Dashiell: Service set for Friday, Aug. 31

Eulaine Guline “Steffenson” Dashiell of Edmonds, Washington died peacefully on August 27, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 28, 1936 in St. Francis, Minnesota. Predeceased by her husband Franklin Ralph Dashiell, Sr., parents John and Flora Steffenson, and brother Eugene Steffenson. Survived by her daughter Lynette Sagvold, son-in-law John and her…

Lucy W. Hickman: Devoted to her church and her children

Lucy W. Hickman February 4, 1928 ~ August 9, 2018 Born February 4, 1928, the youngest child of Wilford A. Whitesides and Mareta (Morgan) Whitesides, Lucy grew up in Layton, Utah, surrounded by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She learned to work hard and excel in school, but also nurtured her creative side, learning to…

Leo Dean Echelbarger: Long-time South County civic and business leader dies at 95

Long-time South Snohomish County civic and business leader Leo Dean Echelbarger died on Aug. 14 at the age of 95. Mr. Echelbarger was born on Dec. 6, 1922, in once rural Alderwood Manor, to Leo Franklin and Helen Chase Echelbarger. According to an obituary provided by the Echelbarger family, Mr. Echelbarger’s father owned what became…

Gillian (Gill) Lesley Sharp: Service set for Aug. 19 in Edmonds

Gillian (Gill) Lesley Sharp Gill, age 75, died peacefully at home on August 11, 2018 at 2:22pm surrounded by her family. Gill had a long fight with Parkinson’s related issues. She was born in Douglas, Isle of Man, UK, to the late Norman Kewley and the late Ivy Kewley on February 6, 1943. Gill lived…

Jean Joiner Harrison: Lynnwood resident was Navy WAVE, journalist

Joan Joiner Harrison passed away on July 28, 2018 at the age of 96 years. Joan grew up on a farm in Polo, Illinois, getting her early education in a one-room schoolhouse. Her extraordinary life included a career in journalism that led her to participate in the WWII war effort, the biggest news story of…