Farhan’s Leaf is at the Recovery Cafe. If you have photos or memories of Farhan, please share them by posting a comment.
Sol’s Leaf is at the Recovery Cafe. If you have photos or memories of Sol, please share them by posting a comment.
Arnette Adams was a great soul, widely loved and deeply missed. She stood with Women in Black many times in our early days; here are her powerful words about it, from Desiree Hellegers’ remarkable oral history, No Room of Her Own: “When I came to [Mary’s Place} I had to get used to people leaving, cause a lot of people die, and I got used to that. It makes me feel proud standing for someone I knew, the ladies I saw pass away. I believe it will make them feel proud [that we] stand for them….Sometimes we pass out those flyers [that] will have [the deceased person’s] name on it, you…
Timothy Michael Larson, known as Cisco, was born 2/9/77. He was a street youth in Seattle for a long time, well known and loved. Cisco was a Broadway kid and hung out near the Jimi Hendrix sculpture.
From our friends at Seattle Mennonite Church: “We remember Sterling as the carver, woodworker, fisherman and father – who was part of Lake City for many years. He would tell story after story about the parts of Washington he had explored and rivers he had fished with family and friends. Those were treasured memories and spoke to the joy he had experienced, that energized him even as he grew older and health challenges slowed him down.” If you have memories of photos of Sterling to share, please post a comment.
From our friends at Seattle Mennonite Church: “We remember Rick for his hilarious sense of humor, motivation to find work, and have much sadness that he died trying to get to winter shelter this last Feb. Rick brought life to community, being a great story-teller and conversationalist. The time he was experiencing homelessness in Lake City was not going to be the end of his story, Rick had plans to move on – and though they were not realized – he left behind a community of friends who miss him dearly.” If you have memories or photos of Rick to share, please post a comment.
From our friends at Seattle Mennonite Church: “We remember Richard as a father and grandfather, husband to Joanie – caring deeply for the people around him. One word to describe Richard is dedicated, dedicated to his wife and being by her side in her frailty, dedicated to his family, dedicated to his friends and God. Every time we met on these streets or at church, it was ‘Good Morning, Pastor’ or ‘Hello, Pastor’ – a presence of warmth and steadfast love.” If you have memories or photos of Richard to share, please post a comment.
From our friends at Seattle Mennonite Church: “Richard was around when we first arrived a dozen years ago – he was working on the boats in Ballard – and would often come by completely covered in paint chips from grinding boats. With his twisted hands, with almost no movement – he could jam a grinder or drill into his grip and it would never let go. Hard worker. Even though those abilities shifted with failing health, he never lost his energy for friends and community. The few times he had housing didn’t stick, so we were grateful when he was able to move home to Florida and live with his…
From our friends at Seattle Mennonite Church: “We knew Mark first as a neighbor, who was tirelessly working on the exterior and interior of an apartment complex, in which he lived. Long, long, days of work over many months. His strongest desire, and the main topic of conversation, was for the well-being and care of his son. For a season, he had not been allowed to see his son, and that broke him up. He worked so hard to jump through the hoops that would allow him to spend more time with his son, and for a while it worked out – but when his son was moved by family…
From our friends at Seattle Mennonite Church: “Jennifer floated in and out of Lake City over the years, and her many struggles of trauma, addiction and mental health were real. She would write letters faithfully…, and it was during those seasons that she expressed her deepest longing and hopes for things to be different, to be there for her family. She asked for forgiveness, and apologized for the hurts she had caused. She carried a heavy burden of regret and we are truly sorry her life came to such a tragic end.” If you have memories or photos of Jennifer to share, please post a comment.
Arlene’s Leaf is placed at Noel House. If you have photos or memories of Arlene you’d like to share, please post a comment below.
Darlene Heflin died at the age of 78. She’d been a Morrison resident for more than a decade; prior to that, she was among the original participants of Noel House. Darlene’s Leaf is placed at Noel House. If you have photos or memories of Darlene you’d like to share, please post a comment below.
From Latesa’s Memorial Service: “The ‘TINY’ woman with a BIG heart! Latesa was born on June 3rd, 1969 to the union of Jackie and Wallace Burgess (deceased). She attended Rainier Beach High School where she met her first love and the father of her three beautiful children, Darryl Wigfall Sr., and for more than 20 years it was always Big “D” and Aunty Tesa. Latesa has always been so “Full of Life.” She lived life out loud, welcoming everyone not only into her home but her heart. Aunty Tesa loved every child that entered her life. Cooking was her thing, she fed everyone who was in her presence and put…
7/22/73–3/6/2011 From a friend of Zack’s: Zack Lewis’s body was found on the corner of Republican and Federal Street, in Capitol Hill. He was living in a Downtown Emergency Services Center housing unit at the time of his death, and was known and loved there. An impromptu memorial popped up at Fed/Rep (where a park now is) almost immediately. For more information on Zack’s death and memorial, see this Capitol Hill Seattle article. Zack’s Leaf is placed at All Pilgrims Church in Capitol Hill. If you have photos or memories of Zack you’d like to share, please post a comment below.
11/26/73—11/30/2008 Charles “Casper” Shipley died on Lakeview Boulevard in 2008. His Leaf is placed at All Pilgrims Church in Capitol Hill. If you have photos or memories of Casper you’d like to share, please post a comment below.