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Kim L. Huggins-Nonen

Kim L. Huggins-Nonen
Kim L. Huggins-Nonen of Seattle, Washington, passed away on December 15th, 2017 in her home. Kim was born on November 12, 1966 in Seattle WA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following organization, Compass Housing Alliance and Mary’s Place in Seattle Washington.

The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation for your warm thoughts and blessings during this time.

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Alfred Geiger

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Alfred Geiger was born March 18, 1944 in Odessa, Ukraine. He died January 5, 2018 in Burien, Washington.

Alfred came to the United States from Germany when he was 8 years old and settled in Denver, Colorado. He was a veteran of the US Army and a proud American Citizen. He loved flying, boating and family.

He was a civil pilot, a member of AOPA, Amalgamated Transit Union (Local 587) and Morton Moose Lodge (#1144.)

He is survived by his wife, Suzanne Geiger; step-sons Chris Jones & Rick Jones; 6 grandchildren; nieces & nephews in Denver and Germany, as well as a sister.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date and will be held at the Morton Moose Lodge #1144.

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Stephen T. Nelson

Stephen T. Nelson
May 20, 1951 - December 30, 2017

Beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend, Stephen Trent Nelson entered into rest on December 30, 2017 after a prolonged illness from cancer. Stephen was the first son born to Major Clayton Jack and Mary Mae Reynolds Nelson on May 20, 1951 in Munich, Germany. As a young child, he lived in Newfoundland and Illinois, and later settled with his family in the Lake City suburb of Tacoma, Wa. Steve graduated from Lakes High School in 1969.

At age 19, Stephen joined the U.S. Army and was soon deployed to Vietnam where he served October 5, 1970 to December 4, 1971. During his time there, Steve was a journalist assigned to the Delta Dragons, Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV) Team 96 in Can Tho, Mekong Delta. He rode helicopters all over South Vietnam to investigate stories and wrote articles published in his unit’s newspaper as well as the Stars and Stripes. He was proud and honored to have served his country, like his father and uncles before him.

Although he was a lifelong resident of Washington, Steve traveled throughout the United States upon his honorable discharge in the ‘70s. He hitchhiked cross-country twice, with extended stays in South Carolina and Florida.

For the past several decades, Stephen was the property superintendent for companies in Seattle, Everett, SeaTac and Burien. Since 2011, Steve ran his own successful business, Veteran Backflow Services. He truly loved this job and the camaraderie he found with other entrepreneurs in the industry.

Steve was an avid sports fan, rooting for the Mariners, the Seahawks, the Packers, and the Sonics. He also loved music of all kinds, especially the Beatles. A voracious reader, his home was filled with books of all genres. He had an eye for art, a green thumb, and a loving heart. Stephen will be missed for his many kindnesses, quick smile, and true compassion for others.

Stephen was preceded in death by his parents, Clayton and Mary, and sister, Linda, as well as best friend and cousin, Mitch. He is survived by brothers David (Tresa) Nelson and Mike (Kathy) Nelson, sister Alice (Eric) Lewis, nieces Blair and Emily, nephews Michael, Chris, Reid and Evan, many relations, and great friends.

The family extends its sincere thanks to the soldiers, nurses, and doctors at Madigan Army Medical Center for their outstanding care. Donations to American Cancer Society or Wounded Warriors appreciated in lieu of flowers. Military services will be held with interment at Hillcrest Burial Park in Kent, WA on January 9th, 2018 at 1:00pm.

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Bob B. Smith

Bob B. Smith
Bob B. Smith was born October 11th, 1946 and passed away December 13th, 2017 at home with his family. Bob was born in Nampa, Idaho to Winfred and Wilma Smith. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Karen, his brother Greg Smith (and wife Tina), his son Sean (and wife Jennifer), daughter Shannon (and husband Carleton), and granddaughters Avery and Kendall.

In 1964 Bob graduated from South Eugene High School and went on to the University of Oregon to receive his Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture. He utilized his education while working for the Austin Company and later moved on to work with Boeing Aerospace, Alaska Airlines, and CBRE as a long range facilities planner.

Bob married Karen Smith July 12th, 1969. They lived in Seattle for a short duration before relocating to Oregon while Bob finished his degree. His career brought them back to the Seattle area where they bought their first home in Des Moines, Washington. With Bob’s architectural background he began to work on plans to remodel, ultimately taking their small starter house and turning it into a beautiful home where they raised their two children.

Bob was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) in January 2014. That same year Bob and Karen created lasting memories when they took a Caribbean Cruise legacy trip with their children, their children’s spouses, and granddaughters.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to his loving caregivers, his Faith Church family, and the ALS Association Evergreen Chapter. Memorial donations may be made to

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 on Saturday, January 6th, 2018 at Faith Church of Kent - 25636 140th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98042.

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Jennifer Curran

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Jennifer Curran, a mother, a daughter, a sister and life-long resident of Puyallup, WA, passed away unexpectedly and went to be with Jesus on December 20, 2017 at the age of 47, due to complications from heart surgery.

Jennifer is survived by her children; Jordan & Jessica Brown, Her parents; Denny & Linda Curran, Her sisters and brothers; Kimberly & (Doug Malcolm), Scott & (Jenny Curran) & Kevin Curran. Her nephews and niece; Chase, Caleb & Conner Malcolm along with Denny & Andrea Curran. She is predeceased by her grandparents Edward & Alletta Curran and Neil & Elise Cates.

Jennifer was born in Tacoma on July 9, 1970 to Denny and Linda Curran. The youngest of four siblings. Jennifer was a very passionate person, whether it be sports, horses, or family. She became a very devoted horse trainer and never lost her passion for all animals. That lead her to having a very special bond with her mother and father as they did everything together from waterskiing to horse back riding. Her mother was her number one fan, never missing one of her events. She married and was blessed with two amazing children Jordan and Jessica. She took great joy in her children and loved her family very much. Although Jennifer's struggles were hard, she overcame them by rededicating her life to Jesus. She was a woman of strong faith, believing in the power and strength of Jesus Christ’s love and the beauty and peace that would await her after her passing.

We take great joy knowing that she is with God and will be holding a celebration of her life at a later date. We love you Jennifer, we miss you and will see you very soon.

"My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand." ~ John 10:27-28

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Ronald Arlen Bennett


Ronald Arlen Bennett, 80, of Seattle, Washington, passed away peacefully of Alzheimer’s on Monday December 18, 2017 at the VA Medical Center Seattle. Born in Bellingham, Washington to Dougall and Mildred Bennett he lived most of his life in Seattle, Washington.

Ron was a passionate man who loved life. He worked in the rubberstamping business for 39 years. In his spare time he loved motorcycles of all kinds, racing and touring. He had a passion for the water where he skin-dived, fished and just loved to be around it. He enjoyed people and would talk to everyone he encountered.

Ron is survived by his loving wife Marlene Bennett of 56 years and proud of his two children, daughter Veronica Jensen and her husband Scott, son Bruce Bennett and his wife Ana, Brother Gene Bennett and his wife Rene’, his two sisters Shirley Bennett and Laura Thomas. Papa Ron was a loving father, husband, grandfather to seven, two great grand children and friend to all.

A special thanks to VA Medical Center in Seattle for their loving care and support.

Ron will be laid to rest with honors at the Tahoma National Cemetery Friday, January 5, 2017, 12:30pm. A celebration of life service will be at Mission Woods Presbyterian Church in Milton, Wa on Friday, January 5,2017, 3pm.

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Regina (Gina) Marie Kelley

Regina (Gina) Marie Kelley
Regina (Gina) Marie Kelley, of Maple Valley, Washington, passed away December 15th, 2017 in her home. Gina was born on July 7, 1959 in Boulder City, Nevada. Her life passions included caring for her family, advocating for wildlife, and enjoying the outdoors.

A Celebration of Life will be held December 21st, 2017 from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at the Cherokee Bay Community Clubhouse at 21700 SE 265th Way, Maple Valley, Washington with Pastor Tim Oosterhout officiating.

A second celebration in Las Vegas, Nevada will be held during the last week of December, details to come. She was preceded in death by her Father, Harry Block.

Gina is survived by her Husband of 30 years, Mark Kelley, Children Bianca Whealton (Sean) and Megan Kelley (Alex), Brother Steve Block, Mother Trudy Block, and two Grandchildren, Jonathan and Skylar.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following organization, The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation for the positive impact all have impressed upon Gina’s life and for everyone’s warm thoughts and blessings during this time.

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Frederick L Frank

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Frederick L. Frank, Nov. 14, 1923-Nov. 30, 2017 passed away in Kent, Wa. at the age of 94. He was born in Newark, N.J. to Frederick L. Franchi and Johanna Zanelli. He was predeceased by his wife, Joyce H. Frank and sister, Rose Francis. Fred attended Stevens Institute of Technology, N.J., and served in the US Army Air Corps from Feb.1943-Jan.1946, during WWII ending up in the Pacific Theater as a radio tower operator, Mocha Strip on Io Shima at the end of the war. Afterwards, he completed an Engineering degree at the UW, and settled down in Seattle, employed with Boeing as an Aeronautical Engineer.

Fred and Joyce raised a family of four children, with special memories of building their own cabin on an island in Puget Sound, spending summer weekends there, much to the delight of their children and grandchildren. In their retirement, they enjoyed traveling the world. In his later years, he enjoyed reading his latest stack of library books, an evening Manhattan drink, and an occasional cigar. Fred is survived by his four children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Interment at Tahoma National Cemetery, Monday Dec. 18, 2017 at 12:30pm.

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Renate Wines

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Renate Ilse Wines (née Gerigk) was born on 21 June 1935 in Berlin, Germany. Towards the end of Second World War, with her home city under constant bombardment and her father serving along the front lines, she was evacuated with her mother to live out in the country side of Northern Germany's province of Schleswig-Holstein until the war's end. Returning to Berlin in 1945, Renate completed her secondary school education and then went on to attend business college.

Following her internship, Renate found employment with IBM. It was during that time that she met her husband, Lowell Eugene Wines, who was then serving in the U.S. military with the Army's Berlin Brigade. The two were wed in 1956 and shortly thereafter, moved to America following her husband's completion of his military service obligation. In 1959, the couple settled in the southern suburbs of Seattle, Washington where they lived for the rest of their lives. Lowell passed away on October 17, 2014.

Renate was actively involved in both charitable and citizen's advocacy organizations, including Citizens Against Sea Tac Expansion and the Des Moines Legacy Foundation. She was a lifelong supporter of local performing arts, including Burien Actors Theater, and continuing education lecture series hosted by the area's local colleges and universities.

After a tenacious, nine-year, struggle with cancer, Renate passed away on the 28 of November of this year. She is survived by her two sons, Brian and Gordon, and her two grandchildren, Mallory and Iain Wines.

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Larry Gilbert Spencer

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Larry Gilbert Spencer, 69, passed away peacefully at his home in Cle Elum, WA on November 19th surrounded by his family and pets, while wearing his beloved Huskies jersey.

Larry was born November 3 rd , 1948 in Chehalis, WA to Louise (Miller) and Gilbert Spencer. While attending school in Chehalis, he excelled in Track and various other sports. Shortly after graduating from Chehalis High School, Larry enlisted in the US Army and served in the Vietnam War from 1968-1971.

After returning from the war, Larry worked various jobs in the logging industry and long haul truck driving. He also served as a volunteer firefighter for King County Fire District #11 (Burien/White Center). He volunteered for numerous public service agencies such as King County SAR, was an EMT for the
Ambulance in Forks, WA., A Crisis Line Call Center Operator, and founder of a PTSD group for Vietnam Veterans. Larry loved helping anyone in need. He was a man with a huge heart that truly had a passion for serving others.

After retiring in the Cle Elum area he enjoyed skydiving, camping, hiking, photography, horseback riding, working on cars, and caring for his pets.

He was preceded in death by his parents Louise and Gilbert Spencer, sister Darlene, beloved aunt Dorothy Spencer and family pet Maggie.

Larry is survived by his daughter Sonnia (Tony) Judd, son Erik (Brenda) Spencer, grandchildren Courtney (Dustin) Welch, Allissa Marken, Noah Spencer, great granddaughter Aleia Welch, and nephews Wayne
(Starla) Daman and Leon (Darlene) Daman.

A viewing will be held November 30th from 11am-12:30pm at Cady Cremation Services in Kent,WA. Full Military Honors at Mount Tahoma National Cemetery will begin at 1pm.

In lieu of flowers, he requested donations to Seattle Children’s Hospital at or 1-800-635-1432 .

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