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.


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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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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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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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Nancy Smith

July 15, 1931 - May 20, 2017

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Fannie Mar Chinn

March 26, 1920 - May 15, 2017

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Gerald Jiro OYABE

March 20, 1930 - May 14, 2017

Gerald "Jits" Oyabe was born on March 20, 1930 in Seattle, WA, to Joseph and Ruth Oyabe and passed peacefully on May 14, 2017 following a long history of vascular complications and more recently cancer. He was predeceased by an older sister, Joanne (Shig) Watanabe and an older brother Patrick (Sally). He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Gail, son, Glenn (Yvette), daughter, Gia Oyabe...
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Stephen W. Pranger

December 13, 1946 - May 14, 2017

Stephen Wade Pranger passed away at his home in Seattle, WA on Sunday, May 14, 2017 surrounded by family.He was 70 years old, born on December 13, 1946 in Honolulu, HI to Richard E Pranger and Alice Kapio Sinclair Pranger. He came to the mainland with his parents and siblings in 1951 when he was only 4 years old, growing up in Auburn, WA.He was a loving husband to his wife Catherine for 42 years....
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Pui Fong WONG

November 27, 1935 - May 9, 2017

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Lee Einer Tegen

July 18, 1935 - May 9, 2017

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John Daniel McConnell

October 5, 1944 - May 9, 2017

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Joe Gunnar Thompson

February 19, 1946 - May 7, 2017

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Betty Mae Best

January 1, 1933 - May 5, 2017

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Janice Elaine Smith

March 20, 1925 - May 5, 2017

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Peter Ma

November 25, 1940 - May 4, 2017

PETER YUE DICK MABorn: November 25, 1940 (Baisha, Toishan, China)Went to the Lord: May 4, 2017 (Seattle, WA USA)Peter was born in Baisha, Toishan to Ma Toi Chau and Huang Sau Chun as the youngest of five children. He moved to Hong Kong as a young man before immigrating to San Francisco, where he studied English and worked in his eldest sister’s restaurant before moving to Texas.Peter...
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Helen Eaves Dickens

November 6, 1937 - May 2, 2017

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Marion Ruth Farrell

February 24, 1925 - May 2, 2017

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Margaret Ruth Vogel

February 22, 1921 - May 1, 2017

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Charles Alfred Benson

October 20, 1924 - April 30, 2017

Charles “Chuck” Alfred Benson was born in Kansas City, Missouri to Mr. & Mrs. J. Leland & Lucie Virdilla Benson on October 20th, 1924 and passed away in Seattle, Washington on April 30th, 2017. Chuck served in the Navy & during his honorable service, graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Kansas, and worked as an Engineer...
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Anna Lee Gonzalez

September 14, 1942 - April 29, 2017

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Gertrude Ann Buck

July 7, 1923 - April 29, 2017

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Peggy Jameson

November 10, 1927 - April 28, 2017

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Allen George Ostrom

January 9, 1921 - April 28, 2017

Allen Ostrom (1921-2017) spent 15 post World War II years as a sports reporter for the Seattle Post Intelligencer ( P-I ) before changing professions and working for 20 years in the sanitary maintenance business . . . and then 27 more years editing FLAK NEWS, the post WWII newsletter of the 398th Bomb Group in England, where he served as a tail gunner on 35 bombing missions over Germany on a B...
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Grace Suet Ming LEW

April 24, 1932 - April 25, 2017

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Richard Kent Smith

May 17, 1940 - April 19, 2017

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Eric Richard Owen

July 30, 1989 - April 15, 2017

Eric "Gary" Richard Owen, born July 30, 1989, died April 15, 2017. Eric graduated from Douglas Southall Freeman High School, Richmond, Virginia, 2007, and earned an Associate Degree in Computer Engineering at South Seattle Community College, 2011. Eric transferred to The University of Washington, Seattle, and was working towards a Bachelor Degree in Psychology when he died. His...
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Joseph Ross Cavanaugh

October 18, 1932 - April 15, 2017

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Joseph Ross Cavanaugh

October 18, 1932 - April 15, 2017

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Anita N. Ng

September 4, 1948 - April 11, 2017

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Choi Ying CHAEN

March 11, 1921 - April 11, 2017

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Margaret Ann Rose

September 24, 1946 - April 11, 2017

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May L. WONG

September 21, 1923 - April 10, 2017

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Kenneth Douglas Hsu

February 9, 1984 - April 6, 2017

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Joseph Edward BEKEY

June 2, 1966 - April 1, 2017

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Bryan Richard Cable

June 16, 1974 - March 20, 2017

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Paul Winsor Steere

September 8, 1925 - March 19, 2017

Paul Winsor SteereSeptember 8, 1925 ~ March 19, 2017Last Sunday began with the water in the pond going still and silent after 91 years. The morning of March 19, 2017 marked the passing of a father, grandfather, husband, and friend to so many for who's voice and words were so familiar.Where the border existed between his epic law career and his pursuit of salmon, steelhead, and the outdoors is...
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Wendy Carol Degginger

November 29, 1956 - March 19, 2017

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Momoye Asaba

December 19, 1920 - March 17, 2017

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Charles H. GRIMES

February 13, 1951 - March 17, 2017

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Lai Kum WOO

February 21, 1935 - February 26, 2017

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Geraldine Marcella Stanbarger

January 2, 1925 - February 26, 2017

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Patricia May Barger

August 13, 1935 - February 25, 2017

Patricia Anne May Barger, 81, died at Aegis of Queen Anne Assisted Living, Seattle, WA on February 25th, 2017, after a period of declining health. Pat was born on August 13th, 1935 the oldest of Beatrice (Brown) and Ralph May’s three children and Pat took her responsibilities as a big sister seriously throughout her life. Living in various parts of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, Pat...
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Marie M. OZAWA

November 23, 1926 - February 17, 2017

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Catherine Lynn Toyohara

April 10, 1956 - February 17, 2017

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Catherine Jean Feis

December 17, 1947 - February 15, 2017

Services for Cathy are being planned. Please check back for updates.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.All are welcome to sign the online guestbook below and add any messages or stories for the Feis family.~
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Albert G. HIKIDA

March 7, 1923 - February 14, 2017

Albert Genichi Hikida passed away at home on February 14, 2017 at the age of 93. Albert was born on March 7, 1923 in Seattle to Toyojiro and Fusa Hikida. He was the 9th of 10 children. He graduated from Franklin High School in 1942, and later attended Seattle University. During the war, Albert moved to Spokane with his family, and later joined the U.S. Army. After his discharge from the Army,...
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Ying Tong Woo

November 3, 1937 - February 11, 2017

Ying T. Woo, cherished wife and mother, died Feb. 11, 2017, at age 79. Born Nov. 3, 1937, in Hoiping, China, Ying moved to Seattle in 1959. She graduated from then Edison High School in 1961 with a diploma and typing certificate. She married Mon Jam Woo in 1968, and together they raised their family on Beacon Hill. Ying greeted and served customers for more than 20 years at Chung Mee Café...
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Chin Min Wang

July 9, 1942 - February 10, 2017

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