Sunday, April 3, 2011
Brian Delmer SMITH Brian left us on March 23, 2011 at the age of 58 after a short illness. A musician and friend to many, he passed away far too young. Born in Seattle on February4th, 1953, he graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1971, already an accomplished electric bass guitar player. He played in many bands over the years, most famously with Scargill, the touring backup band for Doug Kershaw, the Ragin' Cajun fiddler. A serious record collector, he could never pass up a garage sale offering those strange round objects with a hole in the middle. Always willing to help out his friends, he was the most honest of people. He loved the social aspect of listening to music or jamming, and liked to sit in with Seattle-area bands whenever he could. He was also an avid sports fan, madly cheering on his favorite teams. He is preceded in death by his mother, Ardath L. "Toddie" and father, Delmer G. "Tubby" Smith. He is survived by his sister, Deanne (Dee) Smith of Seattle, an aunt, Vi Ellis, of Spokane, and numerous cousins, most notably Holly Getman of Naches, WA, who was there for him in his last years.A memorial service will be held at a later date. He will be truly missed by all who knew him.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Mary Margaret (Meg) Currier REID Meg passed away on January 4th after a brief illness, surrounded by her family. She was born in Tacoma, WA on October 18, 1955 to Jim and Mary Ann Currier. She graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Romance Linguistics. She was a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority and served as chapter president. Meg was the personification of grace, love, and compassionâ€"she never met anyone she could not befriend. Meg had the gift of being able to remember something about people she met and share it with them the next time she saw them. She chose to make her family and her community her life's work. She gave quietly of her time and talents with unceasing generosity and humility to many organizations, most notably the Northshore School District. Meg could light up a room with her big brown eyes and beautiful spirit. She had a quick wit and a wicked sense of humorâ€"she was hilarious. She had her own way of telling a story, and her version was always more entertaining than what had really happened. Of her many wonderful quirks, she had a unique palate, and was known for her four basic food groups: nonfat lattes, milk chocolate, crunchy peanut butter, and Cheerios. Meg loved sports and was a devoted fan of the Huskies, Mariners, Seahawks and Sounders; no matter what the record was, she never abandoned her teams. Meg was an amazing wife, mother, sister, and friend. She is survived by Tom, her devoted husband of 28 years, and her children: Andrew, and his fiancée Melanie Bishop, Margaret 'Maggie', Peter 'Bubs', Jane Elizabeth 'Janie', and SeÃ±or (Buddy), her constant and faithful four-legged companion. Meg will also be greatly missed by her sisters Betsy Wheeler (Doug), Jane Lamb (Peter), and her brother Jim Currier (Melanie), as well as her nieces, nephews and extended family. We are all better people for having had the gift of her presence in our lives. Meg was always the life of the party, but she has left this party far too early, and we will all miss her. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to NW Chapter of National MS Society (Meg's Fun Raisers 2011 Walk MS); Hopelink or The Puget Sound Blood Center. A Celebration of Life for Meg will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 10:18 a.m., at the Lake Forest Park Presbyterian Church 17440 Brookside Blvd NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155.
Published in The Seattle Times on January 16, 2011