A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent.” --Boy Scout Law
Steven Frank Hummer spent his life living by these words and values. He peacefully passed away on November 30, 2018, of Alzheimer's Disease and symptoms of Parkinson’s, in Meridian, Idaho, surrounded by his family. A lifetime active Scouter, Steve was an Eagle Scout, and he received, among other awards, the Silver Beaver and the National Veteran’s Award for 65 Years of Scouting. He helped countless young men, including his sons and grandsons, achieve their Eagle Scout award. He served in many Scouting positions, and his favorite was Scoutmaster.
David was born January 2, 1943, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Loran and Eva Mae “Mickey” Shipway. He reached eternal cruising altitude November 4, 2018, in Kirkland, Washington. He is survived by Linda, his daughters Dawn (Michael), Heather (Dave), and Rebekka (Greco), his first granddaughter Maya, his second granddaughter, Stella Mae (due in January), and his sister Lynda. He was first a Packers fan, then a Seahawks fan, a Mariners fan, and an inaugural season-ticket holder for the MLS Sounders,. David and his family moved to Roseburg, Oregon, in 1948, resided for a short time in Burien, Washington, and then settled down on Hollywood Hill in Woodinville in November of 1951. He attended Woodinville School, Anderson School (for one year) and Bothell High (receiving a diploma in 1961). David went from being a Cougar to being a Husky, graduating from the University of Washington in 1967 with a degree in Electrical Engineering.
David met Linda Presser at Anderson School in 1957 and they were married on August 14, 1964.
He was still a student at the University of Washington when he started working at Boeing (1965), retiring in 2001. While at Boeing, he was one of the “Incredibles,” working on 747 avionics. In 1978, 1979, and 1980, he assisted in the construction of Chiang Kai-Shek International Airport in Taipei, Taiwan, designing and installing fire-control systems and reader-board signs.
His 36-year Boeing career was overlapped by his 30-plus-year avocation as a youth-softball and youth-soccer coach and he was president of the Northshore Youth Soccer Association for 13 years. David was named “Coach of the Year” and “Administrator of the Year” by the Washington State Youth Soccer Association and spent the last third of his coaching career at Cedar Park Christian High School.
He was known by many titles and nicknames (“Opa,” “Papa Dave,” “Coach Dave,”). Somewhere up there in Heaven, he’s probably also having Dim Sum with his “brother” Nelson Seto, listening to his mother sing, and talking to Erwin Schrödinger about his cat. A Celebration of Life will be held at Washington Cathedral at 12300 Redmond-Woodinville Road NE in Redmond on December 15th at 1:30.
David’s family would like to t hank the staff at Evergreen Hospital, Madison House, and Evergreen Hospice. In lieu of flowers, a donation in David’s name to the American Heart Association would be appreciated.
BJ (Blanche) Morris, longtime resident of the Snoqualmie Valley, passed away November 19th, 2018 at the age of 93.
BJ was born Blanche Louise Jackson on February 20, 1925 in Ossining, N.Y. She spent her childhood in Connecticut and New York, where she attended Juilliard School of Music. As a young adult she attended the University of Chicago, and became involved in the cooperative movement. She met Alton Oliver and continued westward with him by bicycle, settling in Seattle where they had two sons. BJ lived briefly in Haines, Alaska where she fought off a bout of polio. She worked as a bookkeeper, seamstress and music teacher and became a member of the Eastside Friends Meeting.
Linda Arlene Goodrich, 75, passed away on November 9, 2018, in Woodinville, WA.
She is survived by her son, Darrell Goodrich and daughter-in-law, Debbie Goodrich of Duvall and her daughter, Lisa Goodrich-Ellis and son-in-law Stan Ellis of Bellevue.
She is also survived by her grandchildren, Aaron Smith, Daniel Smith, Taylor Goodrich, Nicole Flannigan, Jesse Smith, Rylie Goodrich and Caleb Goodrich. She is proceeded in death by her husband, Darrell Goodrich and her parents, Fred and Marie Whitner.
Linda was born on December 26, 1942 in Port Orchard, Washington. She graduated from Bellevue High School in 1961. She lived in Woodinville with her family for the last 49 years and was a substitute special education aide in Northshore School District. Linda and her husband lived for their camping trips along the Olympic Peninsula. Hunting for agates, fishing, finding meaningful gifts to share and eating out. She especially loved Kalaloch and Ruby Beach. She was a strong woman who stayed true to her convictions and loved her friends and family well. All of those living near her knew her for her wit, kindness, and gift giving over the holidays, whether it be thoughtfully purchased or hand made gifts. Her neighbors were much loved and a very important part of her life. A memorial is scheduled for December 15 at 2:00 PM at Meadowbrook Church 17944 NE 65th Street, Redmond, WA, 98052. In honor of Linda, the family would like to ask those attending the memorial to wear something red to represent Christmas, her favorite holiday and color.
The family would like to thank Kirkland Hospice, Judy and Jerry Chambers, Alin and Mari Rujoni, Scott Brewer and all of the family and friends that offered their love and support to Linda throughout the years and in Linda's final days. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Kirkland Hospice through the Evergreen Health Foundation 12040 NE 128th St., MS 5 Kirkland, WA 98034-3098.
On Saturday, November 10, 2018, at the age of 84, Dorothy Ann Ackerman passed away peacefully with both her husband Bernie Ackerman and daughter Anna Marie Ackerman at her bedside. Dorothy was born on July 17, 1934 to parents Edward and Beryl Smith in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. During WWII, her father packed up the family and moved to Traceton, Washington so her father could work at the shipyards in Bremerton, Washington.
After the war, they relocated to Seattle where Dorothy attended Lincoln High School and later, the University of Washington, gaining a degree in Home Economics. She was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority and later served on the Alumni Management Board.
Dorothy met Bernie Ackerman when interning as a teacher at Bothell High School. Dorothy began a job teaching in Renton and one year later, on June 15, 1957, they married. Later, Dorothy began teaching how to tailor in the Northshore Adult Education Program. Dorothy had a very inquisitive mind and was unafraid to try new and different things. She loved gardening and was a wonderful cook and most gracious host. She was supportive of her husband Bernie and his work. Dorothy will forever be remembered by the many lives that were brightened by her warm smile and sense of humor. She had a warm and caring heart. She was particularly fond of cats, however, many raccoons and squirrels soon discovered a ready handout from her at the backdoor.
At Dorothy’s request, there will be no funeral service. A Celebration of her life, however, will be announced after the holidays. Dorothy will be cremated and laid to rest in the Woodinville Cemetery in Woodinville, Washington. Lifetime Celebrations by Washelli in Bothell, Washington will be handling the arrangements and you may leave comments on their website.