Tove Lund was born to Charles and Ethel Winkler and died October 14, 2018, five days after her 77th birthday. from a short struggle with cancer.
She was a long-time resident of Mercer Island and a proud, native Seattleite and fondly remembered her Girl Scout days and camping at Camp Robbinswold.
Her work career included working for the State Department in Belgium, for the FAA and as one of the first pioneer women air traffic controllers. She was a long-haul truck driver, long time SIFF volunteer, and finally in retirement worked at Starbuck’s. Tove’s love of films took her to various film festivals around the world, but her first love was the Seattle International Film Festival where she held a full series pass.
She was a life-long learner that included a Bachelor of Arts degree from UW, French lessons right up to the week before she died, and a long wish list at the local King County Library which she was whittling away on during her treatments.
Her vegetarianism was recounted in her thoughts about Sanctification Through Refrigeration…”green things turning white, and white things turning green.”
She was a proud member of MENSA, and various groups including women’s club, pinochle club, the Fool Serious (SIFF) and book club. She loved to play cards and was your friend unless you were playing cards with her – for she played cards with a vengeance.
A love of traveling took her to Belgium, France, Spain, China, England, Germany, Scotland, Thailand, Malaysia, Canada, and Mexico. She had been to all 50 of the United States.
Tove loved cats and they returned the favor. She enjoyed bird watching and was an active member of the Parks and Trails and The Nature Conservatory.
Tove felt that she was fortunate to have had two loves in her life – Bud and Bill “Dear”. She used to laugh when people asked about dating her photos. She said she could tell by the husband that was in the picture. She leaves behind many friends that she called family.