Obituaries

Mary Kay Whitaker

Mary Katherine Miles Whitaker was born on May 23, 1919 to Howard and Della King Miles in Clarksburg, Md. She died on Feb. 20, 2009.… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2009

Charles V. Shaffer

Charles V. Shaffer, 86, died on Feb. 12, 2009 at Overlake Hospital. He was a Mercer Island resident for 56 years.Mr. Shaffer was born in… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2009

Sally Mary Rutkowski

Sally Mary Rutkowski died on Feb. 12, 2009. Born Sally Bixby in Seattle in 1944, she graduated from Mercer Island High School and Washington State… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2009

E. Jaye Thompson

Jaye Thompson, of Mercer Island, died suddenly on Feb. 9, 2009. He was born in Minnesota on Feb. 20, 1919 and moved at age 16… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2009

Eileen Mintz

Eileen Mintz, 66, died on Feb. 1, 2009 after a brief and courageous battle with gall bladder cancer. She was born on July 9, 1942… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2009
Robert Gordon Murphy

Robert Gordon Murphy

Robert Gordon Murphy1944 - 2009Robert Gordon Murphy died peacefully at home in the arms of his wife on February 1, 2009 thus ending his courageous… Continue reading

  • Feb 1, 2009
Robert Gordon Murphy

Clare Marshall

Clare Edith Lashley Marshall, a long-time resident of Mercer Island until April 2007, died on Jan. 12, her father’s birthday, at Brighton Gardens in Bellevue.… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2009

Charles L. Paine

Charles (Chuck) Paine passed away peacefully at the VA Medical Center on Jan. 10, 2009, surrounded by his family. He was born May 1, 1922,… Continue reading

  • Jan 10, 2009

Kathryn Barnes

Former Islander, Kathryn Coleman Muchmore Barnes, died on Jan. 4 in Shelton, Wash. She was 104. Mrs. Barnes lived in the East Seattle area of… Continue reading

  • Jan 4, 2009

Donald Allen Johnson

Donald Allen Johnson, a Mercer Island resident for 53 years, died on Dec. 30, 2008 of complications due to multiple myeloma.Mr. Johnson, in his working… Continue reading

  • Dec 30, 2008

Ruth Brook

Ruth Brook, 91, died Dec. 30, 2008, at Island House on Mercer Island.Lora Ruth Couverley was born in Los Angeles, Calif., on June 30, 1917.… Continue reading

  • Dec 30, 2008

John Alexander Livingstone II

John Alexander Livingstone II died peacefully at home in Menlo Park, Calif. surrounded by friends and family on December 29 after a long battle with… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2008

David Mason

David Peck Mason was born on Sept. 15, 1941 in San Francisco to Dr. David G. and Louise Mason. He died surrounded by his adoring… Continue reading

  • Dec 27, 2008

Thomas J. Barto

A devoted citizen and founding member of the city of Mercer Island, Thomas J. Barto, died on Dec. 17, 2008 in his Island home surrounded… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2008

Adelaide Robinson

Adelaide Louise Nystrom Robinson, a woman of extraordinary determination and humor, was born in the tiny Swedish community of Savonburg, Kansas, in 1914. She died… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2008

Ellen Godfrey

Ellen Godfrey, formerly of Mercer Island, died on Dec. 2, 2008 at Mt. Miguel Covenant Health Facility in San Diego. She was 94 years old.Mrs.… Continue reading

  • Dec 2, 2008

Edwin Harry Wilson

Edwin Harry Wilson, 86, died on Nov. 29 in McMinnville, Ore. He was born in San Diego, Calif., on June 18, 1922. “Ed” was a… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2008

Maurice Keating

Captain Maurice Keating died on Nov. 13, 2008, at the age of 91. Inspired by the famed aviator, Charles Lindberg, “Maury’s” interest in aviation began… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2008

Shirley Aries

Shirley Margaret Farnham died on Nov. 13, 2008. She was born in Chicago, Ill., on Feb. 17, 1938, to Joseph and Elizabeth Farnham. The family… Continue reading

  • Nov 13, 2008

Henrietta Davis

Henrietta Davis, born on June 12, 1916, died on Nov. 12, 2008.“Retta” graduated from the University of Colorado in 1939, Phi Beta Kappa. After college,… Continue reading

  • Nov 12, 2008