Butterworth Funeral Home-Arthur A. Wright Chapel

Located atop Queen Anne Hill, Butterworth Funeral Home-Arthur A.Wright Chapel is located just minutes from downtown Seattle. Built in 1930, Butterworth has a long history of serving families in the greater Seattle area. Situated next to Mt. Pleasant Cemetery and Hills of Eternity, we serve a diverse clientele. Originally opened as the Arthur A. Wright Funeral Home, Butterworth is a beautiful two-story building with a full basement, and is an example of fine Spanish architecture. The entrance opens to a reception hall for loved ones to gather. A large parlor also serves as an arrangement office. An inspirational chapel has seating for up to 150 guests and a family room behind the pulpit. One side of a grand, split staircase leads to the choir loft, music room, and balcony of the chapel. The other side of the staircase takes you to a corridor accessible to other facilities in the building. Members of our staff pride themselves in providing a wide variety of choices including personalized services, cremation memorials and traditional funerals. We feel that serving you is a privilege, and understand that the loss of a loved one is a very personal experience. At Butterworth Funeral Home, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. Whether you need immediate assistance or have questions about one of our affordable prearrangement plans, our knowledgeable and helpful staff members are here to help. We offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. The Queen Anne Columbarium The lovely Queen Anne Columbarium, with its stunning stained-glass windows and elegant marble floors, is adjacent to Butterworth Funeral Home. Constructed in 1905, it has long been a part of Seattle's history. A major renovation in 1939 resulted in the addition of an elaborate columbarium directly over the existing one, which continues to be used today. As the only columbarium in downtown Seattle, the Queen Anne Columbarium has become a unique alternative for families who wish to honor the cremated remains of their loved ones in a serene, yet convenient, setting. Moldings and trims reflect the care that went into the creation of this special resting place. Skilled wood-working craftmanship throughout the columbarium adds a special touch in each of the seven rooms of niches. Full funeral services, including viewing prior to cremation, are available in Butterworth's chapel. Services may also be held in the Queen Anne Columbarium rotunda at the time of placement.


Our Obituaries

Hung Giang

November 22, 1934 - October 22, 2017

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Marjorie May Schaller

December 30, 1920 - October 20, 2017

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James Colford WARD

June 28, 1926 - October 18, 2017

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Audrey Patricia Jacobson

August 21, 1923 - October 18, 2017

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Kam Chong Lau Choi

October 12, 1923 - October 17, 2017

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Helen May Ulrich

April 30, 1916 - October 17, 2017

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Barbara Jewett McNicoll

February 9, 1927 - October 16, 2017

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Jane Eddy Thompson

March 31, 1926 - October 16, 2017

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LeRoy Jean LEAVITT

August 7, 1920 - October 13, 2017

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Midori Yoshimura

October 20, 1918 - October 13, 2017

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Paul Eric Neiman

April 25, 1939 - October 11, 2017

Paul Eric Neiman, M. D.Age 78, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 11 after a long illness. A graduate of Franklin High School and the University of Washington Medical School, Paul was a Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington and a founding member of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. At the Hutchinson Center, Paul was a member of the clinical team that...
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Joanne Louie

October 23, 1931 - October 7, 2017

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Amy Fusako BEPPU-MATSUOKA

February 14, 1930 - October 7, 2017

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Pauline Adrienne BARRETTE

April 5, 1938 - October 7, 2017

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Kathleen Calvert Maryatt

March 4, 1926 - October 6, 2017

On the night of October 6th, surrounded by loving family, Kathleen Calvert Maryatt joined her parents Lawrence Calvert and Elizabeth Calvert Lewis and her sisters Virginia Calvert McAusland and Elizabeth Calvert Graham in heaven. She is survived by Charles Maryatt, her beloved husband of 18 years, her sister Laurie Calvert Parrott, three children Gary Grosenick (Michele), Susan Grosenick...
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Elaine Frances Golden

September 30, 1927 - October 6, 2017

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Jeanne Gordon Reynolds

March 31, 1920 - October 5, 2017

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Ruth Eiko UYENO

May 6, 1926 - October 5, 2017

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Jason Reeves LEE

June 28, 1986 - October 2, 2017

Jason Reeves Lee, 31, (June 28, 1986 – October 2, 2017) was born in Seattle, Washington to the proud parents of Jean Reeves and Manny Lee. He attended Whitworth Elementary School, Washington Middle School and Franklin High School. He was a loving son, brother, grandson, uncle, cousin, nephew and a special person to a wide range of close and life-long friends.Jason was a proud member of the...
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Edward Frank Deane

January 28, 1957 - September 25, 2017

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Cloetta Perry

April 4, 1923 - September 17, 2017

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David Arnold Maxwell

July 27, 1951 - September 14, 2017

David A. Maxwell passed away in Seattle September 14, 2017, at the age of 66. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Tracy Maxwell, and their daughter Malia.David was born and raised in Bay Shore, New York, the son of Darrell & RoseAnn Maxwell. He received a BS in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and an MS in Construction Engineering &...
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Rodde Ming Chin

April 8, 1968 - September 14, 2017

Rodde Ming Chin passed away unexpectedly on September 14, 2017. He was born and raised in Seattle. He is preceded in death by his father Melvin Chin and older brother Rande Chin. He is survived by his mother Shuething Chin, sister Tammee Chin, brother Rickie Chin (Julie), sister Tina Tang (Calvin), nephews Kevin & Marcus Tang, niece Ruthie Chin & puppy Kali Chin-Tang. He lived a happy ...
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Karen Marie FLEMER

July 3, 1955 - September 14, 2017

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Kenneth Wayne Morgan

September 17, 1930 - September 12, 2017

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Mary C. Woodward

October 6, 1924 - September 6, 2017

Mary Woodward, our beloved mother passed away Wednesday September 6th, 2017. The love of her life and husband for 67 years, William, passed away in 2013. She leaves behind her youngest daughter Karen Tando and husband Michael Tando and her eldest daughter Lynne Woodward; her grandson Captain Kevin Lienesch and wife Julia; her granddaughter Courtney Reed and husband Ryan: her two great...
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Carol Rae Ard

December 8, 1941 - September 3, 2017

Carol Ard Carol died peacefully in her home on September 3, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. She was born in Rexburg, Idaho to Elden and Loah Anderson and was raised on their farm. She started her Real Estate career in 1970. Carol moved to Seattle in 1988; her extraordinary ability to work hard to reach her goals led her to a respected career with Windermere Real Estate. After making the Magnolia...
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Dolores Cera Oswald

November 1, 1925 - September 2, 2017

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Charlotte Randall MacMillan

November 14, 1928 - September 1, 2017

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Jane MacGregor Davis

February 22, 1920 - September 1, 2017

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Joe Isamu Yamamoto

April 1, 1934 - August 31, 2017

Joe Isamu Yamamoto born April 1, 1934 to Masutaro and Sekiyo Yamamoto. On August 31, 2017 Joe passed away peacefully in his sleep with his family by his side.Joe was married to Lillian for 56 years until her passing in 2013; he now joins her and granddaughter Nicole Taylor.Joe had a passion for fishing that was passed down to his family. Yearly fishing trips to Columbia River were enjoyed with...
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Marylin Smith

May 18, 1927 - August 31, 2017

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Kwan Ming Woo

March 24, 1934 - August 30, 2017

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Shandon Norma Micheletti

December 23, 1930 - August 29, 2017

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Hazel E. Dennison

June 8, 1918 - August 27, 2017

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Hazel Elma Dennison

June 8, 1918 - August 27, 2017

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Angela Lea Kelley

May 16, 1972 - August 26, 2017

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Edmond Goldstein

May 26, 1936 - August 26, 2017

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Anthony Ewart Frank Cornwell

August 19, 1929 - August 26, 2017

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Tark Sean Martinson

June 16, 1971 - August 23, 2017

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Roy Shozo Tsuboi

April 30, 1930 - August 23, 2017

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Wayne L. Pang

August 21, 2017

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Mee Yok LEW

July 23, 1925 - August 17, 2017

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Ayame Tsutakawa

May 23, 1924 - August 16, 2017

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Eugenia Randolph Thalle

October 2, 1930 - August 15, 2017

Eugenia R. Thalle was born on October 2, 1930 in Seattle, Washington to parents, Ray & Fern Randolph. She died in Kenmore, Washington on August 15, 2017. Eugenia was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Jerome T. Thalle. Eugenia is survived by her brother Steve; her daughters, Joanne and Karen; her son, John; and her grandchildren & great-grandchildren. A...
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Sally M. Arnstein

January 30, 1917 - August 15, 2017

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Jose Benvolio Porsuelo Baroa

November 19, 1947 - August 12, 2017

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Eugene KO

March 23, 1926 - August 10, 2017

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Arne Bertil M. Hansson

June 11, 1933 - August 10, 2017

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Margaret Ruth Jacobs

October 9, 1918 - August 6, 2017

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Frederick Elliott Schilling

October 29, 1925 - August 5, 2017

Fred Schilling, 91, beloved husband of Marjorie, his wife of 63 years, passed away on August 5, 2017 after a short illness at Island Hospital in Anacortes. Fred resided at the Lighthouse facility prior to his death. Fred leaves behind his loving wife Marjorie as well as his four children, their husbands, his nieces and nephews, brother and sister, and grandchild. Before retiring, Fred spent 32...
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Naomi Marvel Owen

May 15, 1931 - July 29, 2017

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John Michael Gallagher

August 3, 1936 - July 28, 2017

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Nancy Herrigel Babienko

November 11, 1968 - July 27, 2017

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Tenzil Dodic

September 2, 1964 - July 27, 2017

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Susan Jo Dubuque

December 3, 1958 - July 26, 2017

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Jennie Fong Ly

November 18, 1950 - July 25, 2017

Jennie Fong Ly, 66, passed away on July 25, 2017 after a courageous battle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), a type of cancer relating to the blood. She was the daughter of Chinese immigrants George L. Fong and Nancy Yee, who were from a village called Taishan, in the Guangdong province of China. Jennie was born on November 18, 1950 in Portland, OR and was the middle child to her older brother...
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Guohui Tan

September 27, 1961 - July 24, 2017

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George Osawa

July 18, 2017

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Mercedes Delgado Rosario

September 24, 1927 - July 18, 2017

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Hyman Pollack

September 20, 1926 - July 16, 2017

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Stanley Darrell Meisels

January 1, 1932 - July 15, 2017

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Joan Moriarty Sly

July 3, 1915 - July 14, 2017

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Joan Moriarty Sly

July 3, 1915 - July 14, 2017

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Ramiro Madrigal

March 22, 1970 - July 14, 2017

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Kenneth Charles Brown

September 12, 1939 - July 11, 2017

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Gwendolyn Lee

February 10, 1932 - July 7, 2017

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Fatima Mestrovac

January 14, 1958 - July 6, 2017

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Yuk Siu NGO

July 5, 1941 - July 4, 2017

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Deborah Anne Kinnes

September 3, 1960 - June 27, 2017

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Robert Quist Olsen

July 28, 1928 - June 26, 2017

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Brent Howard Thomas

June 1, 1942 - June 25, 2017

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Teru BEPPU

November 11, 1913 - June 25, 2017

BEPPU, Teru Our beloved mother, Teru Beppu went home to her Heavenly Father on June 25, 2017. She was born in Seattle, on November 11, 1913 to Kiichi and Miyo Setsuda; the fourth of six children. Teru married Lincoln Beppu, on December 24, 1937.She was the loving mother to Jerry (Maria), Roberta (Chick Tamura) and Steve (Lucy). Her devotion to her seven grandchildren and seven great...
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Hoan Luong

March 7, 1922 - June 19, 2017

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Bruce M. Ries

March 3, 1947 - June 18, 2017

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Margaret Marie Stover

August 23, 1915 - June 16, 2017

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Helen Louise Thiel

August 11, 1910 - June 16, 2017

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Rose Marie Wesseler

November 11, 1930 - June 16, 2017

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Hok Ming Lee

December 4, 1928 - June 15, 2017

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Linda Lee Dorris

January 15, 1948 - June 15, 2017

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Kathleen Frances Gaffikin

September 17, 1932 - June 12, 2017

Kathleen F. Gaffikin, age 84, passed peacefully on June 12, 2017. Predeceased by her husband of 57 years, James, parents Robert and Famie Pesusich, and sisters...
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Wilma Jean Boswell

May 19, 1928 - June 10, 2017

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Sabrina Ann Alberstein

November 2, 1980 - June 8, 2017

Sabrina Alberstein, age 36, passed away on Thursday June 8th, 2017 in Seattle, Washington, from natural causes. Sabrina was born on November 2nd 1980 in Seattle. She is survived by her mother Michelle Jacobsen, her father Barry Alberstein, her sister Rachel Alberstein Sanyal and her step-mother Delia Alberstein.Sabrina graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in history and...
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Mary Ellen Beyer

November 17, 1920 - June 8, 2017

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Zhuo Hong Hu

December 15, 1949 - June 7, 2017

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Mary Patricia Mitchell

August 10, 1954 - June 4, 2017

Mary Patricia Mitchell (Olson), aged 62, passed away Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 1:20 am at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, Washington. Patricia was born in 1954, in Vancouver, BC, to Monica and Wilfred Olson. A lover of music, she earned her Bachelor of Music Degree from the University of British Columbia, and went on to earn her Master's of Music from the University of Washington. Patricia was a...
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Cuong Vinh Ly

May 28, 1952 - June 3, 2017

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Joel Buxbaum

July 1, 1929 - June 3, 2017

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Daisy Toyoko Kuramoto

May 4, 1920 - June 2, 2017

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Hisako SATO

August 23, 1933 - May 30, 2017

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Margaret Louise Hedreen

August 16, 1921 - May 30, 2017

A beautiful lifethat came to an end,she died as she lived,everyone’s friend.In our hearts,a memorywill always be kept,of one we loved,and will never forget.A gathering is being planned. Please check back for details.All are welcome to sign the online guestbook below and add any messages or stories for the Hedreen family.
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Edward Louis Kean

October 19, 1925 - May 29, 2017

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Sam Shulman

September 3, 1913 - May 29, 2017

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Makoto Nagano

October 11, 1923 - May 25, 2017

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John James McBride

January 4, 1933 - May 24, 2017

John McBride’s first job was delivering the Helena Independent Record. He has been featured in newspapers for various accomplishments, some of which are listed below. Recently, he enjoyed boasting that he reads this section daily, to make sure he is not in it. At 10:50 AM, Wednesday, May 24th he passed peacefully in the presence of his son David. John was born January 4th, 1933, in Denver...
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Evelyn Thiessen MCCANTS

April 15, 1927 - May 24, 2017

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Ruth Frank Weinstock

July 20, 1936 - May 24, 2017

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Norman Charles Ward

March 6, 1931 - May 22, 2017

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Judith Anne Hanada Koh

April 21, 1954 - May 21, 2017

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Betty Ann Schroeder

October 18, 1926 - May 21, 2017

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